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To get you in the spirit of today’s holiday, here are two looks!

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Try not to be surprised that I like another purple nail polish. I KNOW.

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I Love Nail Polish Contraband is a rich blackened purple shimmer. This is stunning, it’s not so dark that it looks black and out the sun the shimmer pops and whoa! The formula was fantastic, it was crazy opaque and nearly a 1 coater for me. I used 2 coats for the photos below.  

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NCLA Black Market Collection Prized Possessions has an inky purple jelly base filled with teal, blue, green and silver glitters. My application technique was the same as Emerald Bay. Prized Possessions is practically opaque in two coats. This one would also be stunning as a topper over a dark base.

Hunger Games Inspired

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This first design is my interpretation of the fire nail design that Katniss is given to represent her “Girl on Fire” persona. It might sound silly but when they mentioned Katniss getting nail art, I felt a little giddy inside!

I used this amazing flame mani by Jane from Nailside as a guide and started with a base of yellow and then sponged on a sheer neon red colour to create a gradient. I then freehanded the outline of the flames using a striper brush.

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Wavy French

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So yeah, the base is Zoya Caitlin, which is a really great dusty cool purple (my camera has a tough time with purples unfortunately). The tips are China Glaze Liquid Leather, but I’m sure you all could have guessed that. :)

Strippy McStrip Stripe Na...

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This is my first time trying striping tape! I decided to get one from Born Pretty Store to see if we would get along and I’m pleased to report we’ve become good friends. I’ve purchased a set of ten rolls from eBay here for an absolute bargain of 99p so prepare for more stripy nails in the future.

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Stamp it

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I love the way this Holographic polish, A-England’s Dragon, has stamped on top of the red black base. It’s not completely opaque so where you can see the base colour through, it flashes bronze. I think my nails actually do look a bit like Dragon skin!

Mosaic

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I used polishes from Kiss Products: Kiss Nail Artist Paint and Stencil Kit, Kiss Nail Artist Paints and Tip Guides. Each set comes with three different shades of stripers that worked perfectly for this design. I was actually impressed with how easy they were to work with and how saturated the colors are. The kits also include stencils and tape that I haven’t used yet. This design is all freehanded.

Fish Egg Friday

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This picture was never actually meant to be posted. I decided to try the “fish egg” look a couple weeks ago and took this picture just to show some friends and my mom.

However, after I started seeing these “Fish Egg Friday” posts going up around the nail blogs, I wanted to join in. I support my fellow bloggers and it’s irritating to see companies attack them for ridiculous purposes. (Not to mention, it’s kind of just plain stupid on their part if they understand the blogging community at all.)

Apocalypse

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China Glaze But Of Corpse is a super unique textured green polish with black microglitters. I almost didn’t know what to make of this polish when I first saw it, but I decided it’s awesome! It reminds me of Frankenstein’s monster. I should note that this polish did react slightly with my base coat, and it cracked on the first coat, but it smoothed out with the next coat. (Although it might have just been the particular brand of base coat I used, Rejuvacote, because I spoke to a couple other bloggers and they said they had no problems with base coat!) Shown above is three coats without top coat – it was opaque in two, but I added a third thin one to cover up any cracking issues.