Polishes used: Zoya’s Kelly and China Glaze’s Hang Ten Toes.
Hang Ten Toes is actually an obnoxiously bright neon pink. I originally chose that color because it’s become one of my favorite pinks and I knew I wouldn’t be able to get away with wearing it in the fall, so I figured I’d squeeze it into my first fall manicure for the year. But the obnoxious neon pink turned into a really pretty and rather dark magenta color over the dark gray. So I guess it all worked out! I just wanted to do a really simple design because I’m sure you all are getting tired of my gradient manicures. I’ll try to have another one up by the end of next week!
Happy polishing, y’all!
Here’s a super simple and cute silver glitter gradient. I used Nicole by OPI’s Give Me the 1st Dance from the Biebz One Less Lonely Girl collection. For the glitters, I used Essie’s Set in Stones and China Glaze’s Nova.
PS I’ve been super busy with sorority recruitment stuff and moving into the house so I apologize for the lack of posts! Be sure to check back in a week because I’ll be all settled in and I’ll have some more manicures for you. Thank you all so much for your support!
This is Orly’s Lunar Eclipse. I fell in love with this color when I first saw it at Ulta. It was on sale and everything, but I was already carrying 5 bottles and figured 5 would be enough for the day. I saw this lacquer again at a nail supply store and bought it immediately! It’s a beautifully bright cobalt blue with purple glitters. The picture doesn’t really do the purple glitter any justice, but I tried!
Remind you of anyone?
Here’s a hint: she’s got gadgets and gizmos a-plenty.
Yup, you guessed it!
I was inspired by all the Little Mermaid themed crafts I’ve been doing the past week. The purple is Zoya’s Julieanne and the green is Zoya’s Charla. Julieanne was a little sheer and took me 3 coats for full opacity. But still beautiful. Reminds me of OPI’s LA Ink (dupes, maybe?). Charla is actually more of a blue polish with green glitters. I think the sponge absorbed all the blue, and I was still left with the gorgeous green. Either way, I absolutely love Charla. Definitely one of my favorite Zoyas and I highly, highly recommend it.
Here is Zoya’s Feifei. This is a light blue base polish with very fine gold and blue glitters. The picture really doesn’t do it any justice. I wish I had a better camera so I could show you all this gorgeous color! It took 4 coats for full opacity.
This is just the first of my 6 new Zoyas that I bought from the BOGO sale, so you’ll be seeing swatches for them soon!
Mickey and Minnie! To celebrate the unblockage of my Disneyland annual pass!
I used Milani’s Gold Glitz, Julep’s Glenn, and Ulta’s Little Black Dress. The Milani is a gorgeous one coat glitter. I repeat. One coat. And the best part? It’s only $3.99 at Target! The Julep is my absolute favorite red out of my entire collection of polishes. I got it from my first Julep Maven Box (I think it was the American Beauty one) that I got for one cent with a promo code. For more information on the Julep Maven Box, click here. And the black from Ulta has some silver glitter in it; it’s a subtle surprise.
Here is Butter London’s Henley Regatta.
This is 4 thin coats on top of China Glaze’s Custom Kicks. This is a truly gorgeous speckled glitter that dries very quickly. I was actually debating between this one and The Black Knight last week and I ended up choosing The Black Knight. But I couldn’t let go of this one so I came back to get it! Courtesy of Ulta’s birthday coupon, of course.
Inspired by @mililypolish. Loved her coral and accent nail and I just had to do my own, but with my Maya from Zoya that I got last week.
But here it is. Maya by Zoya. This is a gorgeous opaque pinkish coral lacquer. I think two coats would have been good enough, but I did three anyway. The accent nail is Give Me the 1st Dance from Nicole by OPI. It’s from the Biebz’s One Less Lonely Girl collection. I got this polish for $1.99 at my local Ulta.
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Post biochemistry midterm manicure!
Here are Zoya’s Wednesday and Chanel’s Peridot for the polka dots. Both lacquers are wonderfully opaque. I used two coats of Wednesday in this manicure and I typically only need one coat of Peridot when I’m painting the entire nail.
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Here is Zoya - Malia again! I haven’t done the party nail in so long and I figured now was as good a time as any. The silver stripes are actually tape that I bought from the bornprettystore. I bought the pack of twelve (different colors) for only $8.99 and it came with free shipping!
Happy polishing! And taping!