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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Just Swatchin' up Some Pretties- Cult Nails

SO after a great run, Maria is packing it in for bigger and better things. Her blog is here. In honor of obtaining a few more to add to my collection of about three dozen, I swatched a couple and wore them for a few days. Qtica under, Cult Nails Wicked Fast over.
The mint with pastel microglitter, Thrive, was a hot mess to apply and remove. It took three thick goopy coats to even begin to look level. I had such high hopes I had gotten one of the good bottles; apparently this has been a common occurrence with this color. Let me Fly, otoh, is a dream, two coater and easy removal (no staining!) and I may get a backup if any are available when/if she reopens for clearance.





Wednesday, January 28, 2015

NerdLacquer Hyperspace Bypass

I've been avoiding my glitterbomb polishes, as my cuticles can't handle the acetone bath needed to remove them. I took a chance this time, as I have acquired a bottle of Glitter A-Peel (GAP) by NailPatternBoldness. Two thick coats of the base, then two of HB followed by two coats of Cult Nails Wicked Fast TC. I only wore this about 36 hours, but with careful prodding from an orange stick I was able to remove 99% without acetone in about 5 minutes. My nails are very thin and I worked slowly to not gouge them. A couple nails came off in one sheet, most required a little work, but all in all a very satisfying event. I will be wearing more glitter with this base from now on!! And Hyperspace is so fave that I just got a back up. The new bottles have less fine glitter, but still beautiful.





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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

I Needed a Happy- Rainbow Nails!

I had some rather jarring news last night, and when I opened my feed and found this I knew what to do. The hard part was choosing the colors, so I went with Deborah Lippmann's 80's Rewind set, just substituting Lara's Theme for the orange in the set, as it's a jelly. Splodging away, and I'm pretty happy with it!




Monday, January 12, 2015

Going Vintage with Finger Paints Fall Fashionista 2011 Colors

Retro 70's mani with Vintage Velvet and Cordur-Orange on a base of Catwalk Queen. All dense creamy colors that make me happy. Cult Nails Wicked Fast over with a bit of smearing.



Friday, January 9, 2015

Enchanted Holiday 2014

Dang. Just dang. Never thought a polish could hold this many colors in one tiny bottle.  Hard to capture them all, but copper, gold, olive, green, teal, blue and all RAINBOWY!! New top 10 fave. I used Butter London PDQ topcoat. No dulling.






Monday, January 5, 2015

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sharing a FAIL to start the New Year!

So, remember when I swore that the best topcoat was the one made for the polish? Hands down, all the time? Well....in the interest of full disclosure, I must moderate that to say "in the absence of nail art". Late last night I spent quite a while painting and dotting to make a fashion statement and BAM! The matching topcoat crapped all over my dots. Thanks Butter London Hardware PDQ, thanks alot. I'll give you another try (maybe!) when I'm not in the mood for artwork. Booooo.

Hard at work


oh Snap!