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).
It’s finally feeling like Autumn here in coastal South Carolina, and this feels like the perfect polish for the new season. From MAC’s Venomous Villians Disney collaboration collection comes the star nail polish of the three limited edition releases: Baaaaaad Faaaaairy!!! (Cue angels singing.)
Before I get on with the review and pictures I should mention that there are 2 other polishes that were released with the Venomous Villians/Maleficent: Formidable! and Mean & Green. The reason that I didn’t purchase these is because Orly Galaxy Girl and Orly Space Cadet are dupes (and cheaper, no less!!) for both of those, respectively. I will have comparison pictures coming up soon! Now, onto BF!
Bad Fairy is a beautiful multichrome nail polish which changes depending on the sunlight between fuchsia, purple, a warm pink, copper, orange, and gold. It’s a sparkle formula, with large particles of shimmer that aren’t exactly glitter. The formula is pretty sheer, but I see that as a pro and not a con. Why? Because its being sheer allows you to either layer it over other colors without covering them completely, or use it alone. I’m anxious to try it over both dark and light colors, but this is 3 coats by itself. It’s a really gorgeous and versatile color, and definitely eye-catching. One person asked me, “So is your nail polish copper or purple?” I was happy to clarify by turning my fingers every which way to show her how the color changed in the sunlight and shadows.
Without further ado, here are a BUNCH of photos! Bottle pics first:
An accidental shot that I thought looked cool, with Wicked Ways lip glass in the background!
Nails & bottle pics!
Just nails in different lights!
Base: Gelous Layer 1: MAC Bad Fairy Topcoat: Sally Hansen Mega-Shine Topcoat
Utilizing mineralize eyeshadows from the Electroflash collection!
Prep + Prime Skin
Anastasia Brow Pencil
Warm Soul Mineralize Blush
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Electrosky Paint Pot
Odd Couple Mineralize Eyeshadow
Two to Glow Mineralize Eyeshadow
Femmi Fi Eyeshadow
Mellow Mood Lipstick
E Z Baby Tendertone
This striping tape mani was a lot of work and took me 2 days. But I love the outcome. I used too many polishes to name here, but I posted a photo of them all a couple days ago. To paint in the tiny spaces I used my Edinburg grace 24 brush from @stylishnailart! #nailart