Friday, December 21, 2012

Today I'm wearing three coats of a polish I made myself !

Friday, December 7, 2012

My first holiday nails!

I used Milani's 'Beach Front' as the base, and did the tips in 'CrowsToes' Bunny Slope. Reminds me of vintage frosted ornaments.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Enchanted Polish's 'I am the Walrus'.

This is my first Enchanted Polish and WOW. It's shimmery and color-shifting and just awesome. I used two coats.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Decided I needed a break from glitter...

It looks black, but it's a navy blue (Ten Over Ten's Commerce).

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Happy post-Thanksgiving!

Today I am wearing KBShimmer's 'Band Geek'. LOVE IT. It's packed with copper, gold, and silver and is the easier indie to apply I've run across so far. A new favorite.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Today I am wearing Zoya's Kimber, with an assortment of dots.

I decided to file my nails down and try out a squoval for the first time. What do you think, compared to my other picks? Stick with the squoval or go back to the longer oval shape?

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Today I have 'Guardian Angel' by Glitzology over 'Cheeky Chops' by Butter London. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Today I am wearing Pretty and Polished "Diner Daze" over Obsessive Compulsive's "Radiate."

I love the formula in both of these polishes - very easy to apply! I only wish Diner Daze had a bit more glitter in it, as I had to fish out some of the larger bits.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tenoverten's 'Commerce' over HARE's 'Dead Man's Bones'.

Usually I'm more anal about my tape manis (normally I wouldn't have let my index finger look that uneven, for example), but wasn't in the mood to be nickpicky tonight.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

GlitterDaze's 'My White Lighter' over Milani's 'Beach House'.

I really love this polish. Easy application and it glows in the dark!

Friday, November 2, 2012

A simple Sallie Hanson gray, white nail tape, and a red heart decal.

Monday, October 29, 2012

So I today received a polish I had ordered from a new polish designer, My Ten Friends.

I chose 'Pew! Pew! Pew!' because I'm a sucker for turquoise & red mixed together.  And this is so very truly pretty in the bottle! And I love the shape of the bottle as well - very unique and vintage.

So here are my nails after their maiden voyage upon the Good Ship 'Pew! Pew! Pew!'

Very lovely! I really, really like it and can't wait to purchase another from My Ten Nails! I'm thinking 'Carbon Based Life Form'.

The only thing I would change about this polish is that it's a pretty thick formula. However, I dripped in some thinner and I expect that will not be an issue for my next application.

I am very new to the world of indy polishes. These are, in fact, my first three.

CrowsToes 'Bunnyslope': I chose this because it reminded me exactly of the frosted "snow" you see on vintage glass Christmas ornaments.

Glitter Daze 'My White Lighter': A pale blue full of blue glitter...that glows in the dark!

Hare Polish 'Electric Flame': LOOK AT IT. Nothing else need be said.

I have not tried any of them yet - I'm still wearing my Halloween manicure and as it's not Halloween yet, we've still got a couple days til I decide to swap it out.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Here is a picture from a couple months ago of a polish jobby I'm still really proud of. Unfortunately it did not last too long, because I used black nail art tape directly on the nail. It pealed up pretty quickly, within a few days. But until then I recieved more compliments on my nails than I ever had before (or since).

I panted my nails white, then used a topcoat of SV. Once that dried, I blocked off part of the nail with scotch tape and I used a mixture of Milani and Nail Inc neons to paint in sections. Then I applied the black tape and slapped on another coat of SV and ta da!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

When I don't know what else to do with my nails, I go zig-zag.

Tips are Butter London's "Trout Pout" and base is Orly's "Nite Owl".

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Little Polish That Couldn't

So today I will tell you the one nail polish I regret ever buying.

Sorry, Nail Inc.

Your Hampstead Gardens is probably the ugliest polish polish I have ever put on my nails.

What's wrong with it? Well, if I squinted just the right way I could tell myself it didn't look like baby poop. But then I realized no amount of squinting would erase the fact that it is the exact color of peanut butter

I ran for the polish remover. Usually I like Nail Inc's polishes...especially their neons from this year. But sadly, not this. I suggest if you cross paths with it in the Sephora clearance bin you just keep on moving.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Maiden Voyage

Hello there!

So this is yet another nail polish blog. It's mostly for my own pleasure, as well as a catch-all for all the pictures I take of my nails. What an obsession with my keratinious finger hooves!

I basically got sucked into the nail polish explosion a little over a year ago. I had no idea it was part of a larger passion taking place - I thought it was just me and my friends who were into the simple joys of painting nails and the cheap thrills of gathering up new polishes. Obviously I mistaken, and I am fascinated with the whole fandom that exists for nail polish and art.

Anyways, here's my current look. I just bought a cheap (as in under $5 including shipping) set of nail dotting tools off of eBay, and I am really happy with the result: