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Are you dizzy with excitement about nail polish?

Hello, friends and fans! I hope you are all having a lovely Saturday so far. I am very happy to have a day off and plan to make the most of it.

As much as I want to keep trying out my new TiNS polishes (and trust me, I do), I got tempted into trying the new Sally Hansen Salon Effects appliques. Also, I had a break last night, so the uber nubs are back and rockin'.

I've been reading good reviews on these appliques, so I figured, why not? Also, it would be kind of cool to have a little break from my normal routine of changing polish about every other day.

This one is called Blue Ice. I also picked up the one with black and white flower designs. They applied very easily, in spite of my tendency toward perfectionism. I did spend probably a good 40 minutes all together prepping and placing them. I know - I'm sure this could be done WAY quicker!
I cannot lie - I absolutely love the no dry time part. So freaking cool! I couldn't find a really good fitting sticker for my ring fingers, much to my dismay, but I don't think most people are likely to notice. There's just a bit of nail showing on the far sides. Some of the stickers I picked were in fact too large, but that is easily remedied by carefully running the cuticle stick along the sides several times until it just cuts off the excess.

So, I'm really hard on my hands and nails at work. Lots of washing and sanitizing, as well as other nail brutalities. I'm very curious to see how long these last! I've already decided that if I can get a good five days, that that is awesome in my book. Ten - I don't even see how that could be possible. We will see! Stay tuned!

Here is my latest TiNS manicure, The Snow Love.

I thought this would be appropriate because I wish I was somewhere where there was snow right now. I love snow. I miss the snow.

This is three coats and it applied very well. I had no problems with the brush or anything else.

It's a pretty unique color in my collection, being a very soft, almost white, gray.

It's like the prettiest, sparkliest, dirty snow ever!

It almost looks like there are tiny black bits very randomly, but I'm nearly positive there are not. I think the big chunks of clear glitter just reflect a certain way that looks almost black sometimes.


Ready for more TiNS? This is The Neptune.

I used three coats. It applied perfectly. I probably could have stopped at two coats but it was going on so beautifully I think I wanted the third just for enjoyment!

The Neptune is a dark blue that is absolutely jam packed full of silver and holo glitter in several sizes.

Isn't it dreamy?!

I heart this. Big time.

I don't think I have anything else noteworthy to say, so I'll just let you enjoy the pictures. :)





Here is my second Estessimo TiNS mani, The Immediately Sexy.

I used two coats. It was a little thick, and the brush is big and poofy, which made the application less than perfect.

This color is kind of hard to explain. You can see from the bottle that there is loads of fuchsia glitter. On the nail, it reads more purple, though, because there is a dark purple jelly base. It's so dark, that the base reads black. Crazy, isn't it?

Some of my coworkers today could hardly believe that this is only one polish, and not one of my usual layering combinations. :)

Of course I love the holo glitter bits thrown in the mix. Holo makes just about everything better!

I got some nail wheels recently so I could do swatches easier. I sort of loathe swatching. This is my Dear Laura pa collection as well as some LA Splash glitters and another random polish or two. All of the large shaped glitters you will see I put in place using a toothpick.

These are all pas, shown over two coats of Wet 'N Wild Black Pearl. From left to right, 16. is AA36, 17. is Q9, 18. is Eternal END-202 (not technically a pa, but owned by Dear Laura), and 1. is AA01 (lookie at the dolphin glitter!).

Continuing from left to right, 6. is AA10, 7. is AA12, 8. is AA21, and 9. is AA23.

2. is AA03, 3. is AA05, 4. is AA06, and 5. is AA09. I recently did my BFF's pedi using AA03 (the 2 nail) over SH HD Laser, a rich cobalt shimmer duochrome - it is amazing and so cute!!

10. is AA24, 11. is AA25, 12. is AA26, and 13. is AA29.

14. is AA34, 15. is AA35, 16. is AA36, and 17. is Q9.

18. is Eternal END-202, 1. is AA01, 2. is AA03, and 3. is AA05. There's some repetition here, sorry about that. Just enjoy the pretties! :)

Okay, different wheel here. All of these are three coats of polish. 8 and 14-16 are shown as one coat over two coats of Wet 'N Wild Black Pearl. From left to right, 5. is A24 (gorgeous golden shimmer here), 6. is A32, 7. is A38 and 8. is A44 (again, just one coat of polish over black).

1. is A06, 2. is A07, 3. is A19, and 4. is A20. In person, A19 looks to have a twinge of orange, which is a bit of a bummer for me since I was hoping for a true neutral jelly red.

9. is A72, 10. is A95 (tiny shimmer flakies!), 11. is A96, and 12. is A104.

13. is A105, 14. is A121 over black, 15. is A125 over black, and 16. is A126 also over black.

17. is A133, 18. is A134, 1. is A06, and 2. is A07. I'm in love with the blue and the green with their icy shimmer!

Now onto the third and last wheel. This wheel is primarily LA Splash polishes. I got some off of Cherry Culture and some I bought from Ulta. They are all three coats. From left to right, 6. is Sparkling Seaweed, 7. is Sparkling Ocean Spray, 8. is Sparkling Stratosphere, and 9. is Pretty Jellyfish.

10. is Embelished (or Embellshed - hard to tell from the label, either way spelled wrong!) and looks to be a close dupe to a Massini - Purple Medallion, I believe. 11. is Sparkling Wave, 12. is Wonderland (this one smelled horrific), and 13. is Kanebo T'estimo BU-26 (my one and only from that brand).

2. is Sparkling Whale Tale (love this name!), 3. is Sparkling Torpedo, 4. is Sparkling Seahorse, and 5. is Tailscales.

1. is Starfish Silver (silver and yes, black glitter!), 2. is Sparkling Whale Tale, 3. is Sparkling Torpedo, and 4. is Sparkling Seahorse.

Lots of "Sparkling" names with the LA Splash polishes! I think they will look even more amazing with topcoat over, as some of them dried a bit dull on their own. Too bad the pa polishes don't even have real names. Harumph!!

Oh - I have another LA Splash polish. I didn't swatch it on the wheel but I'm pretty sure it was in a previous post. It was sea foam green with gold glitter. Remember?

In any case, I hope you enjoyed the wheel swatches! I knew it would take me forever to try these all on and I don't have the time or heart to swatch them all - can you imagine with all the glitter!? I am amazed at those who do. Just swatching these on wheels took a long time and got me pretty dizzy from fumes!

This is my lovely lady, Varekai. She's our older Borzoi. I call her "Moopy," "Moo," "Moopa," "Moopa-Star," "Moopa-kai," and other ridiculous variations most of the time.

Here it is, the glorious, the most super fly, the fabulous, the glamourous, Estessimo TiNS, The Silky Night!

Three coats of pure, unadulterated, glitter, holo HEAVEN.

I ordered this and other luscious gems from Doll Up Nails. My order was a bit slow in arriving (possibly due to Holidays), but other than that I have nothing but raves. I have no affiliation with Doll Up Nails, but if you do happen to order, maybe you can let them know that you found them through DizzyNails. I wouldn't mind getting in good with them! :)

In all seriousness, TiNS are everything I ever dreamed they would be. Why on earth aren't there more polish companies out there like this?! This polish was made for me!!

I have about twenty beautiful bottles of bliss (I know - I went a little crazy) and I'm already plotting my next order!!

Totally off the topic of nails, yesterday I had to get some diagnostic medical procedures done related to my idiotic migraine headaches. I was happy to have the techs notice my awesome manicure. :) Unfortunately for me, the pulse ox wouldn't read through The Silky Night, so they had to remove the polish on my right index finger. *sigh* I'm just now getting off my 24 hours post-procedure bed rest, so I will happily be repainting that nail in a few moments to match the rest.

Doesn't it just make you smile? I love this polish with big, irrational, squishy, red hearts!!

Well, as for me, I'm thrilled to be wearing this polish and also now thrilled to be out of bed!

I just finished wearing BB Couture for Nails Dragon's Breath. I used three coats and wore it for a good two days (keep in my I worked full days and am pretty hard on my nails while at work).

Dragon's Breath is a reddish purple jelly with loads of teeny multi-colored glitter. I think of it as maroon, really. And I love Maroon 5, on a merely slightly related note!

I apologize for indoor only pictures but the weather and my work schedule didn't give me much of a chance for anything better.

I don't usually reach for colors like this, but I am glad I did this time. I think it works particularly well with my nubs. :)

And, just because I can, here is a killer sneak peak at my new NOTD.
Drumroll, please!!!

Three coats of TiNS The Silky Night. I just took this picture about half an hour ago, right after I painted them. I will do a full post tomorrow with tons more pictures.

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