Posts tagged: Red nail polish

Gold

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This is piCture pOlish Vampire with Julep Gianna applied on the tips. This manicure was SO simple, but amazingly well received! I had people commenting on it left and right. Someone even told me she was getting married on Christmas Day and wanted to recreate this look for her wedding, which is just about the best compliment ever, I think.

This is two coats of Vampire and I just dabbed/placed the gold with the brush from the bottle. A generous coat of topcoat helped smooth out everything.

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The gradient itself was super easy: I just started with a base of a-england Rose Bower and sponged on a-england Bridal Veil (both amazing polishes, by the way) with a makeup wedge. Holographic polishes are a great choice for gradients because they tend to blend well with each other and make for a nice transition between colors without too much fuss.

Glinda

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Essie Toggle to the Top is a rich, garnet red sparkler. The base is a deeper red jelly than Essie Leading Lady, but the glitter load is similar. It went on a little splotchy with the first coat, but evened out with three thin coats. It does dry gritty, so I used two generous topcoats for my swatch. It’s a stunner! I can picture it especially on short, neatly manicured nails.

Guava

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Pretty & Polished Queen of Hearts is a medium red jelly loaded with red iridescent flecks and red and gold shimmering particles.  The formula was smooth and easy to apply.  I love this one!  The red is such a great bold color, and the iridescent sparkles are amazing.

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Fendi-inspired

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Ombré hair just recently had it’s moment (I just can’t seem to part with my ombréd dark blue locks), but has ombréd nails? I think not. This Fendi-inspired Ladyfinger is definitely a challenge, but the end result is totally worth it.

Creepy in a good way

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For today’s piCture pOlish Monday I’ve prepared Halloween themed nail art. It’s kind of like a spider wallpaper on my nails, that’s what’s I’ve been going for. I’ve used piCture pOlish Vegas as a base colour and then I’ve painted the spiders using acrylic paint.

Herringboned

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Today I have a herringbone mani done with a few shades from the China Glaze Autumn Nights Collection. This Fall Collection consists of 12 really luxurious shades. I love so many of these on their own…but I also love how the entire collection works together (see original press release here). Which is why I was inspired to combine a few favorites into some nail art. The three polishes I chose can all pass for one-coaters, which makes them perfect for this technique.

Red red red and then some

This red is so tempting. This luscious color might have to go on my list…

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Red hots

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This is ulta3 English Rose. ulta3 is a great little Australian drugstore brand of polishes that have (generally) excellent formulas and are incredibly cheap – $2 a polish. It’s a lovely red jelly full of gold microglitter. 3 smooth coats, delicious!

For the future of mankind

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Iron Man-ia is a red jelly based polish that consists of both fine red and gold glitter and large holographic gold hex glitter. It needs three coats to become opaque, but there’s a decent amount of glitter, so if you were using it as a layering polish, one coat would probably do. Named for iron, the 26th element, and a little bit of comic book nerdiness as well :)

Summer Peach

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I love Zoya.  And I love when they have sales with free shipping, haha!  I picked up Zoya LC when they had their Valentine’s Day Sale along with Ivanka and Charla!  I’m waiting to see if they have another Earth Day Promotion, it was awesome last year!