Friday, November 9, 2012

Three Mani's....ON THE FLY!!

Sometimes I have this grand intention of having the time, and remembering, to photograph each mani that I have, so that I can share it with you- my readers! Unfortunately, I often won't have time, or will forget, or will remember only *after* it's begun to chip away from my nails. Or, simply, it's a mani that I did not like, or did not last long enough except to get a quick photo in passing.

That is where these "Mani's on the Fly!" features have been coming from. I snap a quick photo at work, or while playing passenger in the car, or at night before bed when I am analyzing cuticles and putting on some balm! ;)

Today's post features three mani's on the fly... One being my very first A-England polish, one featuring Hare polish, and the other is a combination effort of two Butter London polishes!

Butter London's "All Hail the Queen" meets BL "Disco Biscuit" !
I was playing around with some nail sticks and trying a few layered combinations of polishes to find a pretty berry color to match closely with a new shirt for work, when I discovered this combination. Before this combination, I was certain AHtQ was going to be heading towards my swap pile, as I wasn't loving it by itself on my own nails. Now, I want to keep it simply to make this combination and play with others!
All Hail the Queen is a pretty, sparkly tan/nude color. I was able to get full coverage in just one coat too, which is impressive!

(Excuse my bandaged finger- I had a nasty wound from trying to get into some hard plastic packaging!)
Disco Biscuit is a beautiful hot pink jelly polish with blue/purple/iridescent fine glitters. I applied two coats over AHtQ to get full coverage and no bald spots, then topped with a single coat of Seche Vite quick dry top coat.

What do you think? Pretty good match, right? ;)

 Next, my very first A-England Polish.. meet Tristam!
 Tristam is described as "night blue sky with starlight glimmer and glow." I must say, I am inclined to agree! 
With just two coats, I had full coverage, and topped it with one coat of Seche Vite. I could not believe how beautiful it was! Before I got it, I was worried it would appear too dark, like a denim blue. That was not the case, despite how it looks in the bottle even in person!

 Depending on how the light hit, (see this washed out photo above!) you could almost call it a lovely "blurple" color! (Blue meets Purple, haha!)

As you can see, I had picked at my thumb a tad at this point. Had I not started picking at it a bit, I am confident this would have lasted days!

I am so impressed by the quality of A-England polishes... I greatly look forward to the day where I have a few more in my collection to admire!

Hare's "Rad Cloud" !
I bought this polish months ago from Copious when I had some credits that were about to expire. It was my first Hare polish, and for some reason I did not like it enough upon receiving it... so it sat! And sat some more. Until one day, all of a sudden, I loved it!
I had naked nails one night, and I hate going to work without them painted as I fear I will get bored and nibble on them! So, I slapped on a quick one coat, topped with Seche Vite, and headed into work the next morning!

Needless to say, for one coat, I was pretty impressed! Almost full coverage! This is a polish that looks like you can wear it with a color underneath, or build it up by itself with 2+ coats.
This is a unique blend of colors, the green and orange really stood out to me and made it fun..and this was also the first time I found myself enjoying square shaped glitters!

I can't wait to try this one again as well :)

What do you all think of these "Mani's on the Fly?" Is this something you like, or dislike?

Sara//Tomboy Nails


  1. Pretty cool on the fly pictures hehe :)
    Tristam is my favorite~!!! I love how it looks under the sun.. The beauty of this polish is only revealed under the sun.. mama mia~!!

  2. I love your Mani's on the Fly! Tristam's my fave too, but they're all really pretty! And I'm the same way, if I don't paint my nails I WILL nibble on them :p