Just in the nick of time! Here’s my GLITTER themed manicure for the February N.A.I.L. Linkup.
I re-sized my pics in a different program and they look a little blurry. Buuuut I’m happy to say that I was able to take these photos outside in natural light this time! Some of our snow has melted and I’m venturing outside again. I emphasize the word SOME when speaking about the snow melting. There’s still a lot on the ground! Oh, and we’re supposed to get another snowstorm on sunday nite. Sweeeeet. Cuz it hasn’t snowed in like what? At least 5 days now ?
- I’m wearing one coat of Sally Hansen Hard as Nails as my basecoat.
- I used one coat of Seche Chic as my nude transparent base color.
- I applied blue painters tape to section off my tips.
- Painted my tips a dark brown shimmery color from the Kardashian Cabana Collection called Sunrise.
- Then I applied three coats of my sparse glitter topper from wet n wild called Stick it to the Man.
- One coat of seche vite topcoat to smooth it all out.
- Then I realized it needed something to pull it all together so I added blue dots of Nicole by Opi Pros & Confidence. Much better!
The last time I wore this brown Kardashian color I was disappointed. The brush was all weird and defective and application was difficult. I wrote to the Kardashians and Kim promptly mailed me a new one! Ok, I didn’t write to THE Kardashians… I wrote to their company. And the ACTUAL Kim didn’t mail me a new product, instead some girl in their customer care department named Kim did. But still… it was pretty cool, and I appreciate their good customer service. Here’s the other time I wore this brown: Feathers for Oct NAILLINKUP
February N.A.I.L. is almost over but tomorrow we’ll announce the March themes. Can’t wait! And here are all the awesome nail art entries from February. Talk soon…
Valentines Day :
Today I’m sharing my last mani for the November NAIL Linkup. That means the announcement for the December themes is right around the corner! If you are getting in the spirit for holiday manis then you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled to the blog! Brijit and Jemma and I will be posting the themes real soon! And if you’re not into the whole ‘santa thing’ don’t worry – because we’ve got some non-denominational fun for you. That way you can make your nails as Christmas-y or Non-Christmasy as you’d like!
Here’s my week 4 mani for N.A.I.L. Linkup. The theme is FEATHERS:
My two middle fingers are painted a deep brown shimmer called Sunrise by Kardashian Beauty. This is my first time trying a Kardashian nail polish. Not impressed. At all. The end of the brush bristles were cut at a slant so I couldn’t get a clean curved paint line around my cuticles. I think the brush was defective. Also, the bottle was sealed with a little bar code sticker that left an icky glue-y reside on the outside of the bottle. I probably won’t wear this polish again. Which is a shame since it’s a really nice dark color, but the brush really turned me off. UPDATE ON THIS DEFECTIVE BRUSH!
I painted some thanksgiving-colored turkey feathers over top of my dark brown Kardashian color. My feathers were done in orange, yellow and green polish using what I like to call my ‘splash design’. Then I painted little black lines inside the splashes to transform them into feathers. I like doing splashes- they’re really easy for me to do and I like their retro feel. You can see my other splash manis here and here.
The Kardashian polish was a pain so I painted my other nails with an OPI liquid sand called What Wizardry is This? I think Liquid Sand applies so easily and has such a lovely texture. That’s a good enough excuse for me to throw some texture in my manicure. 🙂 At first I was turned off by texture since you couldn’t use topcoat with it. I am super impatient so I always wanna use quick-dry seche on top of my manicures. But, textured polishes seem to dry very fast and also do not show dings and marks… so I’m cool with it now.
There’s still some time left for November though- so please feel free to add your manis to the inlinkz below. Did you do a Movember moustache mani yet? If not, I hope you jump on the bandwagon! Or else you may have to wait a whole ‘nother year to do some seasonally-appropriate moustache nails. LOL!
Solar Eclipse :
Movember Moustaches :
Animals & Pets :