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 :).

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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!


Queen of Hearts

Today I have another Indie to share with you. However I’m kicking myself for not posting this one weeks ago. The reason for that is because the creator of this polish just closed up shop today. 😦 So sad. I only own two from her line.

The brand I’m referring to is Once Upon a Polish. I purchased two of her polishes several weeks ago when I heard she would be closing up. One was Queen of Hearts. However, at the time I thought her close was just going to be temporary because she was moving. I checked her Facebook today and it looks like she posted that she’s closing it up for good. I do hope she has a change of heart over time and joins back into making these beauties.

ImageQueen of Hearts is a glitter top coat. It’s a clear base with white, black, and gold glitter. It also has a bunch of little red hearts mixed it. I used 2 coats of Essie Over The Edge as my base color.

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Pretty, huh? I’m sure we’ll be able to find her polishes sold on the resale market. Although, there’s no telling what the price on them will be.

ImageTomorrow I’ll be back with my Holly manicure for day 9 of the Show Me Your Top Coat challenge.