February Nail Art Challenge- Glitter Loaded Nails

Hi girls (and guys)! Welcome to day 3 of the nail art challenge. I was really looking forward to todays challenge because I wanted to try out a jelly sandwich. I’ve flipped back and forth between actually liking or not liking this nail art style. Currently I like it lol.

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I’m still trying to stick with using my untried polishes when I can. Today I have one of my untried polishes for you. It’s also an indie from Once Upon a Polish called Under the Sea. Unfortunately, she’s no longer making polishes but I was lucky enough to grab this one before she closed up shop. I’m so glad I did because it’s beautiful!

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Under the Sea was described in her Etsy shop as “holographic blue hex glitters with holographic silver square glitters in a clear base.” It’s such a beautiful polish. I had to do some dabbing to get the glitter in place because it’s just so packed full of chunky glitter that it doesn’t spread so even.

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To create my jelly sandwich I started with 3 coats of Essie Muchi Muchi. This is one of my favorite Essies. It’s a sheer bubble gum pink color. After the 3 coats of Muchi Muchi dried I layered one coat of Under the Sea. Then one more coat of Muchi Muchi and a final top coat of Under the Sea. Lot of layers of beautiful :).

ImageI’m really liking this combo. It almost reminds me of those big speckled gumballs.

I want to give you all a quick reminder about the epic giveaway going on. It’s open until the 24th so if you haven’t entered yet then you still have time. You can find the details for it here.

Don’t forget to check out the InLinkz below to see all the other Glitter Loaded manis for today’s challenge!


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Pink Plumeria

Happy Wednesday everyone! We’ve made it half way through the week :). Woohoo!

Today will be the last of my “month of untried” polishes. I’m going to still try to use my untried polishes more often but with the February Nail Art Challenge coming up, it’s going to be hard for me to only use them.

Today I’m wearing China Glaze Pink Plumeria and on my ring finger I have an accent of Glistening Snow stripes.

ImageI like this one. I haven’t worn Pink Plumeria before but it’s similar to a lot of the other pinks I have. Which is probably why I’m never drawn to wearing it. I like it though. I’m a fan of bright pinks so this is up my alley.

For my ring finger, I painted two coats of Glistening Snow and let that dry while I was painting my other nails with Pink Plumeria. I used three pieces of striping tape to create the lines, then just painted two coats of Pink Plumeria over top and ripped the tap off (slowly) while Pink Plumeria was still wet.

Glistening Snow is a micro silver holographic glitter polish in a clear base. It feels very gritty when it’s dry before you add a top coat. The holo wasn’t as strong as I was expecting with this one. But it is really pretty. I almost wish I wouldn’t have covered it so much lol.

ImageI’ll be back Friday with my first ever attempt at Galaxy Nails for day one of the challenge. I’m excited to be doing another one of these again.

Also, if you haven’t entered the giveaway yet… go do it! There are 10 great prize packs 🙂Giveaway

Come What May

Happy hump day! I can’t believe it’s already Wednesday. This week is just flying by.

The lovely Maggy at Daily Lacquer sent me a couple of polishes to review from her new “All You Need Is Love” Valentines Day collection. Come What May is the first that I’ll be showing you today.

ImageI am in love with this polish. As soon as I saw it I wanted to wear it right away. It’s a grey crelly with hot pink holo and matte glitter and hot pink hearts. I love grey and pink together. Anytime I wear a grey polish, I go for pink as an accent color. This polish is right up my ally.

The application of this polish was perfect. It is on the thinner side since it’s a crelly, so I would suggest either layering 3 coats or using grey undies underneath 1 or 2 coats of Come What May. I only used 2 coats in the pictures but I think the glitter would stand out a lot more if I would have used undies. Another thing I loved about this polish is that I didn’t have to fish out the hearts. I was lucky enough to get a few on my nails just by my normal application.

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I have a mini of Come My Way for this review. The full size bottle is 13.5 ml and retails for $9 on her Etsy shop. I love the shape of her full size bottles. She adds a ribbon around the lid as a little personalized touch.

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And here’s a bottle shot so you can see just how pretty it really is.

Before I started writing this post I planned on showing you the polishes in their own spot light in their own posts. Which was an awesome plan because shortly after I started writing this post, hours ago, I broke my 2nd polish she sent me :(. It rolled right off the bed as I was making a mad dash to the potty with little J (we started potty training yesterday). I contacted Maggy to let her know and she was kind enough to offer to send me a new one. So I will have the review of the 2nd polish for you but I will have to wait for the new one to come in the mail. And I promise you will love it when you see it 🙂

Opal

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you’re all having a terrific weekend so far. Mine has been… entertaining. I’ve had a busy week and not a lot of time to do my nails so I was itching to sit down today and put something new on.

I received my Zoya order, the 3 polishes for $10. I wanted to wear Opal right away. It’s so darn pretty.

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I used two coats of Julep Kim as my undies for Opal since this is a fleck effect top coat. I really wanted to get all three of the Fleck Effect polishes but I resisted. Opal is the only one available on the site right.

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With a K

So, recently I won a blog give away from my good friend Erica at Erica’s Nails and More. With it included Elixir Lacquers With a K. It’s such a pretty polish. It’s one I would have picked out myself so I was so happy when I saw it.

ImageIt’s a pretty pink jelly based polish with holo micro glitter and hexagon glitter. So, so, so pretty. The holo really shines when you’re right out in the sun.

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I layered 3 coats. It was pretty opaque in 2 but I preferred it with 3. It was a little thick but I guess being a jelly polish that’s probably normal.

ImageYou can purchase With a K or other Elixir Lacquers from their website here.