Are you dizzy with excitement about nail polish?

I've never in my life actually wanted to put on a nude nail polish before. Never. But, the other night, for some reason unknown to me, I did want to put on a nude polish. Specifically, Cult Nails Cruisin' Nude. This is two coats, shown below. Sorry about the acetone abused skin!

Cruisin' Nude has a really pretty pink shimmer to it. I decided to add a coat of a long-time lemming for me that I just recently acquired, OPI What's Dune?

Aaaaahhhhhhhhh LOVES IT SO MUCH!!!

The holo is awesome, even with two top coats on! And it looks incredibly great in indoor lighting even when the holo is not revealing itself.

Understated yet flashy, dare I say? I have no idea what's going on with me that I'm craving this type of mani. In any case, I'm just going to go with it.

If you happen to have these polishes, or even a similar nude to put under What's Dune?, I highly recommend it! I ordered Cult Nails polishes from their site HERE. I'm not affiliated in any way with this brand, but I do know that it is a brand spanking new baby brand of polish, created by a fellow nail blogger, and she even lives really close to me here in Florida! How cool is that?!

Here is my feeble attempt to capture in photos, the awesomeness that is Ozotic Pro 503.

For my base color I chose Nfu-Oh GS-14 for its unparalleled sparkly holo goodness. I used two coats.

GS-14 is a virtual cosmos of inky black hawtness.

Next, one coat of Ozotic Pro 503.

I took these pictures indoors, at night, right after I finished the mani.

503 is a beautiful, lush, green multi-chromatic polish that flashes to paler green, yellowy green, as well as a burgundy sort of purple color.

The flashes are at times subtle, but generally quite vivid and mesmerizing.

Here are the outdoor pictures that I just took about an hour ago.

This is a good 36 hours into my wear. I also had the pleasure of doing some house cleaning yesterday, so I'm happy to say that everything is still wearing well so far!

The last couple of manicures I've worn I have used a coat of Palladio's Nail Brilliance under a coat of Seche Vite. I don't generally like to do two layers of top coat unless it's necessary, but I have to say that I'm liking this combination. Great dry time and durability.

You can't see the color shifts as well in direct sunlight, but it still shows lovely shimmer and depth.

I also really enjoy the holographic sparkles peeking out from underneath 503.

The flashes of different colors become more apparent in indirect lighting.

Here it reminds me of a blackened, sparkling Emerald.

I hope you've enjoyed the pictures. As usual, I have included far too many. :)

If you wonder where I buy Ozotic Pro nail polishes, it is from a site called Picture Polish. Link is HERE.

This last picture is one of my favorites, even though it is a little blurry.

This is the second "conservative" color I chose to wear for a challenge on MUA. It's not super duper conservative, but it does lack any glitter or shimmer, and I imagine it would be office appropriate. I suppose that all depends on your job, though, huh?

Four coats of Rescue Beauty Lounge Starfish Patrick. For the record, I am a big SpongeBob SquarePants fan. You must also know that my dear uncle is an even bigger fan! I think he is SpongeBob's #1 fan, in fact. Shout out to Steve! :) He has a really great site here.

I think it would be really cool to wear this more sheer, but alas, I cannot because my nails are stained.

I do really like how it turned out! It's very pretty, very smooth, and super shiny.

This last picture is taken in the warm, setting sun. That's why it looks crazy orange! It doesn't look like this in real life at all. I just included it to be random.

I put this on the other night because of a week long MUA Nail Board challenge offered by Finch96. *waves "hi" to Finch* The deal is, if you like the bling, you have to wear conservative, understated colors all week. If you like and normally wear conservative colors, you have to wear glitter and ka-pow blingtastic stuff.

So, here I am with three coats of BB Couture For Men Intake Valve.

Intake Valve has a secret golden shimmer that doesn't translate onto the nail. It's a really hard color to describe in words. I'd say cool beige with a hint of rose. Don't be deceived by the warmth of the picture below - that's just the morning sun making it look warm!

This color feels Mod and fresh to me. It's definitely not what I normally wear, but it's kind of fun and different! I've gotten quite a few compliments on it, too, which is always a plus!

As for my toes, I was not thinking about the challenge when I did my pedi on Tuesday. I used OPI Boo-Berry with Hard Candy Break Up. It is so cool, I can hardly stand it. Don't ask me why, but I just looooove glow-in-the-dark pedis! And then add glitter....perfection. *sigh*

I very recently wore two of my Illamasqua Toxic Nature polishes. I started with two coats of Stagnate.

Stagnate is a mauvey brown creme. It kind of reminds me of chocolate milk, just a little.

I decided to pair it with the ever fugly yet awesome Bacterium!

It turned out pretty cool.

Bacterium is a frosty iridescent and therefore requires slightly more patience and care in applying.

The overall effect looked kind of green, kind of brown, and sometimes a silvery gray, too, depending on the light! And there's also the bit of blue flash to Bacterium.

I was bracing myself to receive negative comments from people when I wore this, but I actually got a few compliments! Score for Toxic Nature!!

Do you ever get the urge to put on fugly colors and just wear 'em proudly?

This is the mani I wore today. It started with two dreamy coats of NYX Girls Purple Noir.

Purple Noir is basically the perfect vampy purple. It applied so nicely and without any complications or issues whatsoever.

I added a coat of Ozotic Pro 504 and then a coat of Ozotic Pro (Elytra) 530.

The bottle you see above and below is 504. Funny thing is that I didn't really want to use 504 over Purple Noir just because I've tried it recently and intended to use an untried Ozotic multichrome...but I wasn't paying attention and just grabbed 504!

I guess it just goes to show how utterly awesome and useful a color 504 is!

Now you can see the bottle for 530. It's got amazing red, pink, orange, and yellow shifting glitter.

I love how the orange-y-ness looks over the blue-purple-ness!

It's a mega hawt combination, if I do say so myself. I even coordinated my eyeshadow today to match (unconsciously really). I used Fyrinnae shadows: Sequined Master on the lid, Avian Shapeshifter in and above the crease, Fyre & Ice as the outer "v", and Baby Beluga as a highlight in the inner corner. I wish I had a picture to show you. I thought it looked pretty cool.

Faye sounds kind of like a Granny name to me. If your name is Faye and you are not a Granny I will go ahead and apologize for my generalization.

This is three coats of Zoya Faye.

I really love this polish.

It's so sparkly and shiny and just unbelievably beautiful.

Application was great although my wear wasn't the best ever. I don't think Zoyas ever give me really great wear. They're not officially crappy on me, just, I wish they were better. Maybe I need to find the magical combination of the right base and top for me, for this particular brand.

In any case, I love Zoya's great colors! They continue to please me with new and pretty colors that I want.

I wore this a few days ago. I wanted to try out some of the OPI Pirates of the Caribbean polishes that I got last weekend. I started with two somewhat thick coats of Mermaid's Tears.

I only have indoor pictures of this because I did it at night...but you get the idea.

I added a coat of Dior Rock Coat for fun. This was my first time trying it, too.

Sadly, the brush on my Rock Coat is quite wonky and ridiculous, so I had a hell of a time with my application.

It ended up looking a little streaky, but overall I can see this having potential. Also, I didn't care much since I knew I would be putting Silver Shatter on top!

Now, for the finished mani. I added Silver Shatter.

Please pardon the sore spot on my pinky. My cuticles are looking sad, too, because I couldn't use cuticle remover due to sore spots! Vicious cycle. Note to self: stop nibbling on your cuticles!

I wasn't in love with the overall look, but it did grow on me after time. Maybe because I had just taken a little length off my nails I thought they looked very stubby and short with these polishes on! I have also decided that Shatter and Crackle can make my nails look and seem stubbier in general.

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I love color, beauty, creativity, animals, and being care-free. I'm not care-free, in reality, but would like to think it's an attainable state of being! I do like to bend the rules when it serves a greater purpose and I'm all about being authentic. Here I am, take me or leave me! I suppose I'd call myself a sensitive soul. I think I feel things more deeply and ponder things more thoroughly than your average bear.


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