Funky Nails - Exhilarating

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!

Today, I have an older polish that I got over a year ago from Funky Nails (now Underground Nails).  Exhilarating is a coral polish that leans red with a hint of shimmer.  It's opaque in three coats and applies really well.  Unfortunately, it's no longer available, but I just had to share its beauty.  I used Underground Nails Quickie Dry Top Coat for this mani.

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I really like this polish.  I hope Minnie starts to create polishes again soon.  In the meantime, you can try her top coat and other cosmetics here.

What do you guys think of Exhilarating?

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Smitten Polish - Pastel Pixelation

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!

I have a polish from Smitten Polish to share with you today.  Pastel Pixelation is a pastel pink with a mixture of square glitters and small gold glitters.  I got this one sometime last year.  It applies well and is opaque in two coats.  Here I used Rejuvacote as a base, three coats of Pastel Pixelation and Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat.

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This is a really pretty polish.  It's perfect for spring.

What do you guys think of Pastel Pixelation?  Is it your kind of polish?

Smitten Polish nail polishes may be purchased online here.
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He Picks My Polish

Hi everyone,

It's time for this month's installment of #hepicksmypolish.  This time my hubby chose Nicole by OPI's Kim-pletely in Love and Essie Bobbing for Baubles.  I have to be honest, I wasn't excited about this combo.  But I eventually came up with a look that I ended up really liking.


I used Bobbing for Baubles on my index and middle fingers.  I used Kim-pletely in Love as my base for my ring and pinky fingers.  On my ring finger, I used straight Nail Vinyls then sponged Bobbing for Baubles on the nail.  I added polka dots of Bobbing for Baubles over Kim-pletely in Love on my pinky finger.  I topped the mani off with Underground Nails Quickie Dry Top Coat.


I really liked the contrast of colors and finishes of these polishes.  This mani ended up turning out really nicely.

What do you guys think of this combo?


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Pure Ice - Love

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!

For Pink Wednesday, I'm sharing a Pure Ice nail polish I've had for a while called Love.  It's a bubblegum pink frost.  It applies well and is opaque in two coats.

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I really like the shimmer in this polish.  It's a nice touch to this bright pink.

What do you guys think of Love?

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Twinsie Tuesday - Follower Requested Mani

Hi everyone!!

For this week's Twinsie Tuesday prompt, we have to share a follower requested mani.  A while ago, I shared this mani on Instagram and one of my followers asked for a tutorial, so I thought that this would be the perfect time to do one.

This time, I decided to use Lime Crime Once in a Blue Mousse (thanks Nory) and OPI Do You Lilac It?.  I also used Nail Vinyls instead of striping tape, which I used for the original manicure.


Here's a pictorial for how I completed this look.


1. Start with your base colors.
2. Once your base colors are dry, apply striping tape or nail vinyls to create the stripes.
3. Apply second color and remove tape.
4. Create second design with striping tape or nail vinyls.
5. Apply second color and add top coat.

A few tips when doing designs like these:
*The first coat should be dry before putting striping tape or vinyls on the nails.
*The tape should be completely stuck to the nail and to the edges.  This will ensure that there is no bleeding of the polish.  Unfortunately, that happened with my pinky finger :(.
*Remove the tape right away after adding the second coat.
*Wait a few minutes before applying top coat so there is no smudging.

Here's a look at Lime Crime's Once in a Blue Mousse on its own.

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It's a baby blue, leaning mint green creme.  The first coat was a bit streaky, but it leveled out with the second coat.  I used two coats with no top coat.

And here is OPI Do You Lilac It? on its own.

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Do You Lilac It? was a bit on the thin side, but it applied well and was opaque in two coats.  I used two coats with no top coat.

Here's another look at the final result.

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The top coat I used was Underground Nails Quickie Dry Top Coat.

What do you guys think of this look?  Have you tried anything like it before?

Don't forget to visit the other Twinsies to see their follower requested manicures!
Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined and Polished
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Stephanie at A Little Polish

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H&M Blue My Mind & Depend 132

Hi fellow nail polish lovers!!  Happy Monday!

I have two lovely blue polishes to take the Monday blues away.  The first is an H&M polish that I wanted for a long time, but I couldn't find it in any stores.  I finally received it in a swap last year.  Blue My Mind, is a bright neon blue with a great formula.  It's opaque in two easy coats.  I used no top coat below.

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Blue My Mind is such a pretty, vibrant blue.

The second polish is a Depend polish that I received from Saira last year, #132.  It's a turquoise holo with a great formula.  Here I used three coats with no top coat.

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The holo in this polish is so amazing!!!  I'm in love with it.

I wanted to combine these two polishes, so I got my striping tape out and here's what I came up with.

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Isn't it pretty?!!  I love these two together!  I topped this mani off with Seche Vite.

What do you guys think of these two blues?  Do you own any of them?
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Indie Sunday - Pahlish Spam (Part 1)

Hi everyone!!!

For Indie Sunday, I have some spam to share with you from Pahlish.  This is one of my favorite indie brands, so I have lots of their polishes in my stash.  So many, that I'm splitting this post into two parts.

Pet Dragonfly


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Pet Dragonfly is described as a soft violet purple cream polish with violet blue microshimmer, small navy metallic hex, and medium metallic navy squares.  It applies pretty well and is opaque in three coats.  Here I used Rejuvacote as a base, three coats of Pet Dragonfly and Underground Nails Quickie Fast Dry Top Coat.

Sea Said Goodbye


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Sea Said Goodbye is a soft periwinkle cream polish with green glassfleck shimmer and small olive and lime metallic hex.  It's opaque in two coats, but I used three coats here with top coat.

Paroxysm

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 Paroxysm is a pink crelly base with small purple square glitters and medium gold hex glitters.   It's sheer, so even after three coats, there is still VNL.  I think this polish would be best for layering.  Here I used three coats with no top coat.

Green and Giggly

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Green and Giggly is a pastel green with a mixture of blue and green glitters.  It has a really good formula and is opaque in three coats.  Here I used three coats and no top coat.

Creeping Cabbage

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Creeping Cabbage (very interesting name) is a dark green jelly with a mixture of green, blue and gold glitters.  It's fully opaque in three coats and is a gorgeous combination.  Here I used no top coat.

Mountain Sound

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Mountain Sound is a yellow base packed with gold shimmer.  It could've been opaque in two coats, but since the formula is a bit streaky, it needed to have a third coat for full coverage.  Here I used no top coat.

What Do You Mean It's Blue?!

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What Do You Mean It's Blue?! is a blue jelly base with a mixture of blue and green glitters.  It provides full coverage in three coats and applies really well.  There lots of glitter coverage with each coat.  I used no top coat in these pictures.

How gorgeous are these polishes?!!!  Do you have any favorites?

Be sure to look out for part 2 in next week's Indie Sunday post!

Pahlish polishes can be purchased online here.
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Cirque - Planet Caravan

Hi everyone!!

Today I have a Cirque polish to share with you.  It's an oldie, but a goodie.


Planet Caravan is described as a sparkly dark purple that shifts from orange to gold at different angles.  It has a great formula and is opaque in two easy coats.  It's a really unique polish and it does look different depending on the angle in person.  I used Rejuvacote as a base, two coats of Planet Caravan and Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat in these pictures.

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I really love the uniqueness of this polish.  It's really pretty.  What do you guys think of Planet Caravan?

Cirque polishes may be purchased online here.
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Barry M - Satsuma

Hi everyone!!

Today, I have a pretty, vibrant Barry M from their Gelly Hi-Shine line to share with you.  I received Satsuma in a swap last year.  It's a bright orange crelly.  The formula is streaky, but it levels out with a second coat and it dries to a beautiful shine.  Here I used two coats with no top coat.

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I wanted to do an accent nail with this polish, so I used two chevron Nail Vinyls and then added A-England Excalibur.

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I topped this mani off with Underground Nails Quickie Dry Top Coat.

I love the brightness of the orange through the silver.  They make a great combo.

What do you guys think of Satsuma?  Have you tried any polishes from Barry M's Gelly Hi-Shine line?
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