First, a quick peek at an afternoon spent swatching some White based polishes, Grays, and Blacks. I am considering trying out nail sticks instead of nail wheels. Which do you prefer, and why? Any good recommendations?
Next we have a quick peek at Pretty & Polished's "Private School"- a gray base (almost jelly-like) with fine red shimmer, black and white/light gray glitters. I also used Dollish Polish "Greased Lightning" as the middle accents- a wonderful white base filled with gray/silver and red glitters in multiple sizes. I used 2 coats of each.
This is a beautiful Brazilian treat from a swap I did a while back- this was one of the surprise extras she gave me! Dote "Luxo" -- a beautiful, light baby blue holo polish. I used I believe 3 coats to avoid Visible Nail Line (VNL.) I accented with 2 coats of Pretty and Polished's "Wherever You Go, I Virgo" which is one of her special zodiac polishes. Virgo is a lovely white milky base packed with baby blue and silver glitters in different sizes. (Can you tell I love white based glitter polishes yet?? FAVORITE!!)
This mani was a fun one, filled with Brazilian holo polishes!! In one of the nail polish groups I am part of, we are doing weekly, simple, nail art challenges! Our first one was dots! I had just gotten in my first dotting tools a few weeks prior, but had yet to break them in. I chose Jade "Deja Vu" and HITS "Hera" ! I used 2 coats of each, let them dry a bit, and used 2 different sized dots to try and give a dotted "french tip" look. Not too bad for a first timer, eh?
This was a "I need something to slap on my nails, I can't have them nekkid for 1 day!" quick mani. I had planned on doing something with them the next day, but life got away from me and this mani lasted me a weekend! It is ONE coat of Pretty & Polished's "Jawbreaker" (the new version!) I liked how with the white base, it still almost gave me a french tip sort of look.
What are your thoughts on french tips? Love em? Leave em? Meh? I am warming up to them more and more myself.
This was another unexpected favorite mani! I used ORLY "Preamp" with Dollish Polish "Master Chief" as the middle accent nails! I used 2 coats of each. I was not sure I would like MC on my skin, but within one coat I was in love! It has a beautiful golden, pinkish shimmer/holo effect that I can't get enough of! Unfortunately, this is a discontinued color, so perhaps if someone is swapping or selling you can find one! Preamp was a pink that had a beautiful shimmer as well, making it instantly one of my top favorite pinks. I am not a pink girl normally either!
Last, but not least! This polish I actually bought before EVER knowing what it looked like. I bought it for the name alone! This is "Unicorn Farts" by Perception Nail Lacquer. This is one of her originals- she has different bottles now and I believe the new one looks slightly more purple instead of a dusty purple? Don't quote me on it though!
This was 2-3 coats. I had no idea what to pair it with, so I actually did only this polish for all 10 fingers! I got compliments on it left and right for days before I finally changed mani's.
You can find Dollish Polish HERE
Pretty & Polished... Here!
Perception Nail Lacquer is right here...
as for the others... you can find some Jades and Hits from Llarowe
xo- Tomboy Nails