Cougar

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It doesn’t have the most imaginative name but it pretty much sums up the polish, a gorgeous black with fine holographic glitter. In the photos I applied two coats but because the formula is pretty thick and opaque you could get way with one coat.

Pox

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I made dots with Fashion Addict (unfortunately I don’t have a holographic version of this beauty ) and a dotting tool. Easy and quick.

Tip fix

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Definite tip wear! So typically when this happens, I take the polish off and put a new one on… but I just wasn’t ready to part with Carly!

Funfetti factory

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Bar, hex and square glitters in lots of fun colors including turquoise, lavender, chartreuse and purple in a clear base.

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Hexagoon

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Blue Lagoon is another sheer one, again 4 coats and still a lot of VNL. This blue jelly polish is filled with aqua glitter, light blue holo glitter, and tiny silver glitter/shimmer. I can’t wait to layer this one over a dark blue!

Night rainbow

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That’s why China Glaze Some Like It Haute is such a great glitter for me – it’s sparkly, with round holo glitters, but the charcoal microglitter tones it down. The holo glitters are also always obediently weather appropriate, looking muted on cloudy days and blindingly bright in the sun. This is two coats over one coat of ulta3 Metal, a gorgeous charcoal shimmer that looks like lead pencil, one of my top ten ulta3s.

Glass Fleck Water Marble

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I used Color Club Daisy Does It as my base and marbled with Color Club Daisy Does It, Color Club Wing Fling, Color Club Sparkle and Soar and Color Club Fly With Me. I’ll have swatches of the collection sometime in the next week or so, I gotta say…it’s pretty awesome!

Girly and Gilded

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A few weeks ago, my sister Kelsey stopped by to get her nails done. You may remember her (and her nails!) from the last time we did a nail photoshoot featuring leopard print and a faux fur lined jacket. We were talking about manicure ideas and decided to do a girly mix and match featuring pinks, golds, and black. I did some sketching while we hammered out the details, and once the manicure was done, we did a mini photo shoot!

Polishes used: Seche Dives In Head First Seche Pretty Little Heartbreaker American Apparel Hassid Zoya Kerry Cirque Colors Au

Embellishments used: Bundle Monster plate BM-008 (crown) From the Heart 1 plate (Be Mine and I Love You) – similar here Black, gold, and silver rhinestones – similar here Hex Nail Jewelry Etched Hearts

Taboo?

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I heard this polish is a dupe of Chanel Taboo, so naturally that made me go out and buy it! Unfortunately I don’t have Taboo to show you a comparison, but it really is very similar! 

Boots No 7 Galaxy is a deep black-purple base (looks more maroon coloured in the bottle) full of red, copper and purple shimmer. I don’t know whether I’d call it an out and out dupe, it seems to be SLIGHTLY more red toned in the bottle, but on the nail I can’t really see any difference.

Like berries

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Mai Tai is GORGEOUS! Super sexy red jelly with red hex, holo and silver shimmer. 3 coats here, though a careful 2 coat would suffice.

Blue Jeans White Shirt...

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Anyway just a quick swatch of Barry M Denim I did before I broke my nail. The important things to say about this polish is that it dries to a matte finish and the formula is uh-maz-ing.