Studded manicure

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Simple, sleek but still edgy.

Peter Parker

OPI Into The Night 2

Into The Night is a bright shimmery blue. The shimmer in this is a tiny bit frosty but not in a bad way. I really like this one, it practically glows! It’s like a much brighter version of OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue. The formula was okay, not my favorite. It was sheer but it builds up nicely, I used 3 coats for the photos below. I would recommend wrapping the tips of your nails with this one, you can tell if you don’t. For those that have no idea what that means you just run the brush along the tip of your nail!

Glitterati Nails

I love purple too!

Purple glitter nails

I started with (not that you can even tell anymore, but it’s there) a base of Kleancolor Metallic Black, then put down a coat of Barry M Lavender Hexograms, let that dry, put down another coat and — while it was still wet — dropped some random pink, purple and fuchsia rhinestones from Bundle Monster. While that was drying, I took a second to appreciate how much it looked like my cell phone case (and yes, I’m a moth to anything glittery and/or purple, it’s a weakness I’m 100% okay with)

Katniss, Girl on Fire

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After re-reading the Hunger Games in the last couple of days, I was reminded that Katniss herself had her nails done for the interview directly preceding the beginning of the Games. In the book, Katniss says Cinna’s team decorates her by “painting flame designs on [her] twenty perfect nails.” So of course, I had to do a flame design.

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Sprinkled Agro Nails

China Glaze Hunger Games

The setup: pretty simple — two coats of China Glaze Agro (I will never get tired of these shimmery olive tones, I don’t care how many variations on the theme I have in the collection) with some gold acrylic dotted over the top in layers and a couple of different sizes for a bit of a cascade feel.

Blueberry Swirl

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I started off with two coats of China Glaze At Vase Value, followed by one coat of Seche Vite.

Using the polish brushes, I placed some random blobs of China Glaze Crimson and At Vase Value.

Using a plastic bag, I pressed it onto my nail and twisted it a bit to swirl the polishes.  I finished with one coat of Seche Vite.

Black and White with Glit...

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I used W7 Cosmic Black – a black jelly packed with Silver glitter – as a base. Then I took a sponge and used it to apply W7 Cosmic Mauve from the tips. Then I added some Wet n Wild White to the mix but because it’s not very opaque, it gave it a milky look. Finally I used a little more Cosmic Mauve right on the tips and used about 3 coats of NYC Top Coat to smooth things over!

Wow. Just wow.

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Next up is the first color from the Fall Chic collection and my favorite of the bunch, Midnight Rainbow. This black jelly is packed with holographic and metallic circle glitters of multiple sizes, and a whole rainbow of flecks and glitters. It’s gorgeous! Shown above is three coats, but you can layer one coat over black if you want a less intense effect. This polish, like the others, required topcoat to smooth it.

 

Floral Glitter

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Hey everyone! It’s been a couple of weeks since the last tutorial tuesday, and you’ve been missing it a tonne, I’m sure. This week’s tutorial is another one where you’ll have to head over to Divine Caroline to see the steps for this glitter floral design. If you would prefer to stick to the original colours of the dress in the article then go ahead, you definitely dont have to follow the same colour scheme I did.

Prom night

Essie 006

I want to start reviewing entire nail polish collections as the come out! So today I am reviewing the Essie fall collection.

Warm brown flakie

Barielle Elle s Spell 2

This beauty is Barielle Elle’s Spell. A red flakie that shifts to gold and then blue/green. The flakies are suspended in a burgundy jelly base. Since the base is sheer, I decided to layer the polish over black. It is kind of a prerequisite for me to test a flakie over black since in my opinion that is when it shines.