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Zoya Pixie Dust

Zoya Pixie Dust

I wanted a quick look for a couple of family get togethers, and this polish came through!  One, it is sparkly, yet subtle.  Two, any nicks from preparing food and washing dishes were easily remedied because this polish is so textured.

Sally Hansen Golden-I

I began with one coat of Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Golden-I, because the Zoya is so sheer.  After that, I topped it off with a coat of Zoya Pixie Dust Bar.  It is a neutral, golden, holographic polish that dries sort of matte and textured.  The outdoor pics don’t show much of the shine because it has been cloudy here.

Zoya Bar

Zoya Pixie Dust Bar

Easy Holiday Nails

To get a better look at the polish, head on over to my Instagram.  There is a video posted.  🙂  @dontjudgemeokaynails

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Favorite Nails of the Season!

Autumn Nail Stamping

These fall nails may be my favorite fall nails I have ever done.  They aren’t super flashy or complicated, but I really enjoyed wearing them!  Be ready for lots of pics.  (Also, I am trying to get used to the new WordPress layout, so there’s that.)

Bundle Monster

I used a Bundle Monster plate with a Konad stamper and scraper.

Cancer Moon

But, before we get into all of that, let me tell you that I painted all of my nails with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Cancer Moon as a base.  This is a neutral with a golden shine that seemed perfect for this look!

Nail Polish for Stamping

For the stamping, I used these polishes.  From left to right they are: OPI I Sing in Color, Sally Hansen Lustre Shine, Zoya Channing, Julep Valerie, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Jungle Gem, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Branch Out, Sally Hansen Patent Gloss Moto, Sally Hansen Insta Dri Vanished, and China Glaze Don’t Make Me Wine.  All of these worked together beautifully to make the multicolored leaved.  I am posting a few extra pics so you can try to get a fee for the polishes.  A lot of them are duo/multichromes, have shines, etc.

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Okay, for the stamping.  In the following pics, I was experimenting with a yellow that didn’t make the cut, but you can ignore that.  🙂

Multicolored Nail Stamping

First, I blob a bit of each color on the plate.

Konad Stamping

Then, I scrape.  The colors do not blur together the way you would think they would.

Konad Fall

Here is a stamp on paper to preview the colors.

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure

After I stamped all of my nails I put on a quick topcoat.  (You can see a few smudges from where I should have waited a moment longer.)

Now for the tons of pics!

Julep

 

China Glaze

 

Zoya

 

OPI

Thanks for reading!  I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

Feeling Fall

Zoya Channing

Over the weekend the temperatures took a temporary dip, and I got in the mood for the new season.  I used Zoya Channing, which is one of my favorite polishes in my stash.  It goes on so smoothly, the way it glistens with hints of other colors, and the deep base color…it hits the spot.  The only complaint I have about it is the way it stains if you goob up, but I think a lot of red polish does that.  🙂  Then, using the brown, iridescent gems, I added a sparkly accent.

In the end I had some toes that are ready for fall.

Fall Pedi

Autumn Colored Toes

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Loving Water Decals

Spring Pedi

I haven’t been able to make a post all week, so here is a quick one to show what has been on my toes this week.  (And the weather has been worthy of sandals!)

Zoya Monet

To do this I began with two coats of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure I Lilac You.  Then, on the big toes I used water decals of flowers.  I am really into these water decals right now because they are so easy and add a nice design without much effort.  Then I topped it off with some Zoya Monet, which is a nice spring glitter.  The purple and glitter went well together and made a nice spring look!

Sally Hansen I Lilac You

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Nothing to Lose

I typically do my nails in the evening, since that is the only time I have.  It works out, because then they can cure overnight and I can go about my business.  My intention this weekend was to start with a lovely pale blue and do some stamping over it.  (We all know for stamping, you need those nails to be dry.)  But ugh!  When I woke up this morning I realized that I went to bed with my nails a bit too wet because they were full of these creases and indents from the blankets.

Ruined Nails

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Tacky Polish

I went from having this nice smooth finish to this.  I didn’t want to stamp over it, so I figured I had nothing to lose.  Since it was already a mess, why not try something more “daring” than I normally would?  Worst case…take it off and start over.

Zoya and Sinful Colors

The blue polish that I used was Zoya Rebel.  It took two coats to be opaque.  It is a light blue polish with a silvery gold shimmer.    Then, I decided to top off the messed up blue coat with Sinful Colors Love Sprinkles.  I did not put on any of the hearts.  I only wanted the white and pink polka dots.

Nail Art Wheel

Next, the part where I went a little wild.  🙂  I have this random nail art wheel that I dug little flowers out of.  I wasn’t particular about colors.  I just thought with things finally starting to sprout for spring, the baby blue and pink dots would be springy with multiple colors of flowers.

Flower Nail Art

Zoya Rebel

Sinful Colors Love Sprinkles

3D Nail Art

Easy Nail Art

And that is what I ended up with!  Some 3D nail art that is colorful and fun.  I am not sure how practical it is or how long it will stay on my nails, but for now it’s fun to be blinged out.  And, with so much going visually, those creases are a thing of the past.

How have you fixed blunders?

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Spring Birds

Spring Mani

So, you are about to see a ton of pictures because I really liked how this turned out.  I knew I wanted something springy, and before I knew it, this came to life.  I have pictures in different light to try to show how neat the polish looks, especially the orange nails.

Butter London

These are the polishes that I used for this mani.

Orange Nail Polish

The oranges are Sally Hansen Satin Glam Sun Sheen and Zoya Alma.  I put down one coat of the satin and then went over it with a thick coat of the Zoya.  I could have used the Zoya on its own, but that would have taken quite a few coats since it is so sheer.  The satin underneath sped the process up and actually looked pretty good.

Green Nail Polish

The greens were Sally Hansen Triple Shine Scale Up and Butter London Wellies.  I used the Butter for the accent nail, and because the other nails were so sparkly, I put a touch of the Triple Shine over it to give it some spice.

Water Nail Decals

These are the backs of the water decals that I used for the birds.  (a little blurry)  I liked how these were printed on the back so it wasn’t a guessing game when I tried to place them.  I think they are a perfect spring decal, and went with the green polish nicely.

Now….for an overload of pictures!

Water Decal Nails

Zoya Alma

Satin Glam Sun Sheen

Butter London Wellies

Triple Shine Scale Up

Spring Nail Art

Colorful Nails

Green and Orange Nails

Nail Decals

WHOA!  Anyway…..

Is nail art supposed to face others or you?  I always make it face me, since I like to look at it.  Does it really matter?  🙂

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My Collection – The Greens

Nail Polish Swatches

My Collection

Green Nail Polish

The Greens

Green Polish

The Greens

Green is used for so many things throughout the year, and I apparently have the shade for every event.  🙂  Here are my greens!

Sally Girl DoupThis is Sally Girl Doup.  It is a muted grass green color.  I used it once for a camo nail, and honestly, haven’t used it much since then.  These little Sally Girl polishes are good for things like that though.

Glosstini AppletiniThis Covergirl Outlast Glosstini Appletini really is the color of a green apple.  It looks darker in the photo than it is on a sunny, spring day.  This makes for a nice accent nail more than a full manicure in my opinion.  But, for a nice spring accent, it is great!

Butter London Wellies

Butter London Wellies is a very bright, spring green.  It almost looks yellow at times.  I got this polish on clearance at T.J. Maxx, and was all excited thinking that a polish that costs $15 will be awesome to work with.  Maybe it’s just the shade (light colors can be harder to work with sometimes) but I was not thrilled.  It took a lot of coats, and was hard to make it not streaky.  That said, it does make a nice background for a flower manicure.

China Glaze Turned Up TurquoiseChina Glaze Turned Up Turquoise leans more toward the blue end of the green spectrum, and in the picture looks very blue.  I promise it is a turquoise, greenish color in person.  It isn’t bright enough to say it is neon, but is definitely a summer color.  On its own it dries to a sort of satiny finish, as you can see in the swatch.  I have a handful of China Glaze polishes, and find them a bit runny and hard to work with, but the colors (if you are patient enough) are typically worth it.

Funky Fingers Partly CloudyFunky Fingers Partly Cloudy is a beautiful, calm, teal color.  It is a color changing polish that really does work!  It changes to gray in the sunlight.  It goes on opaque in two coats and is easy to work with.  If you wanted to try color changing polishes, I would recommend the Funky Fingers.  I have a couple and they both work great!

Miracle Gel Super Charge

Super Charge is an appropriate name for this Sally Hansen Miracle Gel.  It is a bright green, with a lot of shine.  Something that did not show up in the picture is the pinky pearlescent shine that it has.  It gives this polish a very unique look, and whenever I wear it, I get tons of compliments.  I know that the Miracle Gels require the special top coat, but they do stay on really well if you are as hard on your manis as I am.  🙂

Color Club Angel KissThis holographic polish by Color Club is called Angel Kiss.  It catches the light in such a stunning way, you may have to cover your fingers while driving.  If you are in a place without the light that will make the most of this polish, it is still a metallic looking green that is lovely.  It only needs two coats to be opaque and goes on really smoothly.

Wet n Wild Atten hutWet n Wild ATTEN hut is a dark, glittery green.  I like this one in the fall.  It goes on opaque in one coat, and makes for a quick, easy look if you are in a hurry.

Xtreme Wear SambaThis is a Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear jelly polish in Samba.  It has green and blue pearly hex glitters in it.  The polish is very thick and makes it a little tricky to spread evenly, but I like this color combo so much I make it work.  It is a great topper for so many things, and makes a great accent nail or two.

Xtreme Wear Jazzy JadeThis is another one that leans toward the blue end, but is a beautiful shade.  It is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Jazzy Jade.  I love, love, love this one for water marbeling.  It is GORGEOUS every time!  I have used it just to paint my nails, and it is one that goes on smoothly and quickly.  It has a bit of a shine to it, and is a great summer shade.   (though I have used it other times)

Xtreme Wear Mint SorbetAnother Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear for you!  This one is Mint Sorbet.  This is a beautiful pastel green that is great for Easter, spring, and even summer looks.  You do need about three coats to make it opaque, unless you have white underneath it.  If you can’t tell, Sally Hansen is definitely my go to!

Parfumerie WintermintRevlon Parfumerie Wintermint is actually a bit lighter than it looks in the picture.  It is shiny green base with blue glitter in it.  It is kind of sheer, so you need quite a few coats to make it opaque.  It does actually smell minty though when it is dry!  I use this one for all kinds of things since the color is pretty basic, and mint is my favorite scent!  (Though, people probably will wonder about you if you sniff your fingers all day long.  LOLOL)

Xtreme Wear Tan LimeSally Hansen Xtreme Wear Tan Lime is my basic green color.  If you are going for just a crayon green, this is the one.  Is is kind of sheer (if you can tell from the swatch) and takes a few coats to get all the way green.  It is easy to work with, so even though you need a few coats, you don’t drive yourself cray doing it.

Triple Shine Sea Through

Sea Through is a Sally Hansen Triple Shine polish.  It is kind of jelly-ish, but not at the same time.  It looks great layered over other colors or in a watercolor look.

Zoya ChitaZoya Pixie Dust Chita is a green, glittery polish that goes on in one coat and dries to a textured finish.  The little sliver flecks in it makes it a gorgeous holiday shade!  I really love the one coat thing, so I use it when I don’t have a good idea and just want some color on my nails.

China Glaze In the Lime LightChina Glaze In the Lime Light is a very bright green with a blue sheen to it.  It dries to a satin kind of finish.  It is a bit thin, and does take quite a few coats to get opaque.  If you are willing to work with it, you won’t be disappointed.  It is a beautiful summer color!

Ulta JadedThis polish looks very green in the pic, but in life it reflects the light to show hints of blue and purple.  It is a very unique polish.  It goes on opaque in two-three coats and is fairly easy to work with.

Fresh Paint HoneydewIf it is possible to have a pastel neon, that is what Fresh Paint Honeydew would be.  It is this beautiful, mint ice cream color that I love in the spring and summer.  I really like that it is so bright without being neon.  It goes on smoothly and is opaque in two coats.

Sally Girl Spring GreenThis Sally Girl polish did not have a name on it, and I have been calling it Spring Green.  It is the quintessential spring color and is great for any spring look.

Sally Girl PeaceSally Girl Peace is a neon green.  It takes two-three coats to be solid.  It is very bright and makes for a great summer accent nail or full set of ten nails!

GOOD GRIEF!  That’s a lot of green!  Do you have a favorite green polish?  Let me know.

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