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Are you dizzy with excitement about nail polish?

This is a one picture post! I snapped this one quickly with my phone last Wednesday.

These are the Sephora Nail Art Patches in A03 Rrrrrrr. They are basically the same as the Sally Hansen ones, in terms of application and wear. I love the new patterns, too!

I have been wearing these for the past week on my vacation. This picture was taken right after I applied them. They suffered great abuse from sand, sun, salt water, and chlorine, but honestly looked pretty darn good even after a week!

I've been having a little bit of trouble with my Glitter Gal holos. They don't seem to enjoy being worn alone, at least on me. I find that they are a thick and like to bubble. Solution? Matching underwear!

Above is two supremely easy coats of OPI Swimsuit, Nailed It! It's the perfect underwear for Glitter Gal Marine Blue holo.

I used a coat of Seche Vite over Swimsuit, Nailed It! Then, I painted on a coat of Marine Blue.

I was very pleased with the results! Also, it wore extremely well on me.

Swimsuit, Nailed It! is an absolutely gorgeous color on its own, I have to say. It glows from within and is such a looker! Sadly, it does stain the nails and skin, so you'd want to use a good base coat and be particular about your removal method.

I'm not ruling out any future Glitter Gal purchases, but for now, I much prefer the formula of Ozotic holos.

If you've missed me over the past couple of weeks, thanks! I've missed you, too! I was busy taking a much needed vacation and also turning *gulp* the big 3-Oh. Yup. Can't believe it's true.

From my adventures I can say that Sanibel Island and Siesta Key are fabulous and gorgeous! I just love the Gulf of Mexico. Also, I really enjoyed getting to go to Discovery Cove yesterday. It's a really fun place filled with lots of beautiful animals and fish.

The nails have been taking quite a beating with all the sun, sand, salt water, and chlorine, but they are looking well now with a little filing and a fresh coat of Poshe. I've been wearing Sephora nail patches for the past six days (the cute new metallic leopard ones). They are holding out pretty well, I have to say!

Over my birthday, I wore Del Sol Trick or Treat polish that glitters and changes from orange to black. I didn't take any pictures of it...but it's such a cool polish! I'll have to swatch it for pictures and/or just wear it again soon. :)

That's all for now! I'll be back to regular posts. I hope you are all doing well!

I'm kind of in a hurry right now. So I'm just going to straight up spam you with a million pictures of my mani from yesterday, China Glaze 2Nite.

I did three coats over a base with no top coat.

Sadly, if you don't already own this one, it's going to be hard and/or expensive for you to get this as it's been discontinued for a while.

I'm not saying it's impossible. Oh no. Just not easy.

I do think it would be worth it to track this down. It's pretty freaking amazing.

It doesn't look nearly as amazing indoors...but still pretty nice.

Okay, just sit back, relax, and enjoy the rest of the show!






I have had a tumultuous relationship thus far with Glitter Gal's Light as a Feather polish.

After two failed attempts to use it the other day (results were no bueno), I decided to give it another go today. I started with Seche Vite top coat (I've heard that this makes a good Aqua Base substitute) and then did three coats, waiting around five minutes or more between coats.

It's better! But I have lots of bubbles. :( Bubbles are unacceptable, Nation. I cannot live with bubbles. Oh, and the picture above is my favorite.

I've since added a coat of Gelous over top, at the advice of the awesome women of MUA (Nail Board, of course). This seems to have helped a tiny bit, and thankfully, does not appear to have dulled the holo whatsoever.

The picture below is included to show you the truth of the bubble situation. It is not for the faint of heart. Look away if you must!!

I'm thinking that I may need to put some China Glaze Shooting Stars over it all.

Update! I have since added KleanColor My Valentine. See what you think.

I actually really like how it turned out!

I know it takes away from the subtleness of the holo, but I just couldn't live with the bumpiness.

And I love the colors of the glitters together. :)

You can still see the holo peeking through a little.



What do you think? Will you forgive me for my glittery sins?


EDIT: Afterthoughts. This mani hardly made it past the 12 hour mark! I'm wondering if it's the SV as a base coat that is to blame. It just peeled off in sheets, like plastic stickers. :( Oh well! You win some, YOU LOSE SOME.

I stalked this polish for a while. I wanted it so bad! It's Orly Fowl Play.

I finally found it at an Ulta store (one far from my home) yesterday. Hooray!

Here it is at three coats. I absolutely love it. So much.

It has tiny silver glitter pieces, bigger blue glitter pieces, as well as gorgeous orange flakies.

And the base is a purple jelly! It's love. It applied perfectly.

I do have OPI Merry Midnight, but I wanted this one as well. I haven't compared them side by side myself, but I've heard that they are slightly different. I wish there were more polishes like this in other colors!!

For this mani, I started with two coats of BB Couture for Men Michael.

Michael is another gorgeous bluey purpley wonder polish. The formula is excellent, as always.

When you are putting it on you see all these shimmering little micro flakes. Obviously, this doesn't translate as much onto the nail.

It reads like a slate blue most of the time.

The picture above is from in my bathroom. The picture below is with the flash, to try and show off the shimmah, since it's rainy out and there is no sun to be found!

Now, I was perfectly happy with Michael. Really. But due to a series of unfortunate events, I had to add something to this mani to save it. I won't bore you with details.

I added a coat of BB Couture for Nails Trim & Tassled.

Check out the beautiful iridescent little glitters! They shift from green to yellow to orange.

It kind of reminds me of a rainy night in the city...hence my post title. :)

Sometimes, when life hands you lemons, you gotta put some glittah on that mani!!


I've edited this to add some sunny pictures!




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