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I have a little treat for you today, several manicures.. mostly nail art I’ve done over the past month or so that I’ve been meaning to share. Hopefully I’ll be able to upload some higher quality pictures another time, but for now cell phone pictures will have to do!

China Glaze Crushed Candy Crackle layered over China Glaze Swing Baby

What I call a “preppy” manicure, it made me feel very tennis-club-in-the-Hamptons. Used Essie Cute As A Button, Essie Mint Candy Apple, Essie Tart Deco and (unfortunately) an unknown Essie (the bright pink).

!!Toes alert!! Essie Mint Candy Apple bows outlined in Art Club black nail art polish, layered over Essie Cute As A Button!

I can’t find the nail art inspiration picture I interpreted for this manicure–but I used Justin Bieber for NOPI I’m A Belieber with white and black Art Club nail art polishes for the design.

I am so utterly obsessed with jelly polishes, and this color especially: OPI Big Hair, Big Nails from the Texas 2011 collection!

I can’t tell you how ecstatic I was when I found OPI Sparkle-icious at a salon nearby. I didn’t jump on them when they first came out because I was poorly, and I couldn’t pass it up again!

Nail art with Zoya Dove and some Art Club studs! Loved this one, so chic, so… Rihanna.

I recently bought wall shelves from Target to organize my polish collection. This is a shot of all my polishes as of May 23, not including my MAC polishes (which are stored on a MAC polish display next to my make-up).


Prep + Prime Skin
Studio Fix Foundation
Fix +
Painterly paint pot
Blanc Type eyeshadow
Shroom eyeshadow
Peppier eyeshadow(similar to Hot Hot Hot eyeshadow from Spring Colour Forecast)
Rich Flesh eyeshadow (similar to Kid or Wedge eyeshadow)
Blacktrack fluidline
Zoomfast Blacklash mascara
#36 lashes
Showstopper (in brows)
Springshine blush ombre
Ripe Peach blush ombre
Brick lipliner

Read more to check out some inspiration photos I found for this look! Read the rest of this entry…

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I gave myself a little preemptive manicure this evening and I thought I’d share the swatches of MAC’s new nail lacquers from the Spring Colour Forecast collection. I like both colors well enough, though I think Galore Pink is my favorite. It is a true blue pink lacquer in a cream formula. It’s a bit on the sheer side, which can actually be very pretty if you don’t mind seeing nail beneath the color, and pictured below are my results after three generous coats of Galore Pink.

Malibu Peach is described on the MAC website as a bright creamy tangerine, and it is that to a point, but I think the really beautiful thing about the color is the soft peach it retains even while being relatively bright. I think this aspect is what keeps it from being neon. It’s nice, though I would have loved to see MAC do some neon color polishes. Anyway, Malibu Peach applies more opaquely than Galore Pink despite the fact that they’re both creams. This inconsistency is pretty typical of MAC nail lacquers. The swatches below show my results after two generous coats of Malibu Peach.

Please excuse the wonky nail on the middle finger with Malibu Peach. Stupid gas pumps…grr. Also, I dislike photographing my right hand due to my pen-holding bump.. but I”m keeping it real! So no shame.



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