Are you dizzy with excitement about nail polish?

 I got this awesome polish from a lovely friend in Ireland.  It's a brand that is new to me - Hairspray.  This polish has no name on it, just "N578."  Look at the cute butterfly on the bottle logo!
 It applied fantastically in two easy coats!  I was worried it might go streaky with the finish, but I had not trouble at all.
 You can see lots of gold shimmer in the bottle that doesn't really translate to the nail.  Regardless, it's such a beautiful shade of green to wear!
Have you heard of Hairspray polishes?  What do you think of them?  I have another one yet to try - it's a metallic gold with greeny gold glitter!

 I can never seem to remember the name of this one - I'm not sure why!  Sugar House Lane.
 I wore this for about three days.  I used two coats, no clean up needed, and followed with two coats of Instant Artificials and two coats of $OPI quick dry top coat.  Not entirely smooth, but close enough!
 This has a pretty taupe base that is a bit gray and a bit purpley as well.  The glitters look to be white and black, but after removing it last night, I'm going to authoritatively say that they are in fact black and silver!
This is definitely the odd one in the bunch.  After I put it on, I wished that it smelled like chocolate cupcakes.  I do like it!  And I wish they had made twice as many Sprinkles polishes (purple, green, pink and brown, etc.).

 Ah, Peridot.  I love, love, love this polish.  It's stunning, flashy, and wears so well on me.
 This is three coats.  It lasted a little over three days for me, which is quite good.
I color corrected this last photo just a bit, and my fingers still look super pinky!  Oh well.  Do you have Peridot or a Peridot dupe?  This and Graphite are the first Chanel polishes I've owned that actually wear good on me, thus making me feel much better about having spent so very much on them.

 I only snapped these two quick pics of this mani from last week.  It was one coat of KleanColor Metallic Mango followed by a dabbed on coat of Candeo Divebomb.
I used a coat of Sally Hansen Nail Quencher and then Out the Door to finish.  I was reminded why I always hated Nail Quencher - bubbles!!  At least they hid a little bit because of the glitters.

 This will be a short post with only a few sad pictures!  It's been a tiring, long week.  Thank goodness it's over.  Here I wore two coats of Nails Inc. Sweets Way.
 Do you like my bizarre cropping and angles?!  I had an epic hangnail and I couldn't bear to subject you all to the nasty sight of it.  We'll just pretend it's not there, how about that?  :)
These Sprinkles polishes are extremely hungry glitters, folks!  Brace yourselves and get the good, thick top coats out and ready!  It's worth it, though.  Here I used two coats of Instant Artificials, a coat of Sephora by OPI quick dry top coat, and a final desperate coat of Poshe.  I regret the combination, ultimately, because of bubbles.  I hate bubbles.  But it was pretty near awesomely smooth after ALL OF THAT.

 I am the proud new mama of Rainbow Honey's Equestria collection!  I am wearing The Worst Possible Thing (which, clearly, is a really, really, terrific thing!) over black, matted.
 I needed something easy and suitable for my new uber nubs, so it all came together quite nicely, I must say.  I started with a coat of Diamond Cosmetics Matte Black.  Then I used a coat of Rainbow Honey The Worst Possible Thing.  Instead of worrying about multiple layers and glitter smoothing and possible shrinking and all that nonsense, I opted for two coats of Essie Matte About You.  Hoorah!
 I definitely love the result!  It reminds me of space, stars, and magic.
You can get Rainbow Honey polishes at their new site, here.  I'll be happy to try out my other Equestrias soon and will be looking to catch upcoming collections from RH, as well!

 I am SO VERY excited to now own the Nails Inc. Sprinkles polishes.  This is two coats of Pudding Lane.  No clean up required.  
 It's so freaking awesome.  I love it so much.  What more can I say?!
I used OPI DS top coat followed by two coats of $OPI quick dry top coat and it was still quite bumpy.  I didn't care, though, honestly.  It looked so fabulous and I loved wearing it, despite not being glassy smooth.  I did not go for Gelous (my go-to glitter smoother-outer) this time around since I have a suspicion that it lessens my overall wear time.  Pudding Lane lasted nearly three days for me, which is pretty decent in my lame world.  :)

Friends!  I just wanted you all to know that Contrary Polish is now available for sale!!  

Click HERE to check them all out.  They look amazing!

Way to go, Carrie!  

 Here is another beautiful color from Contrary Polish.  It's called Firebrand and I used two coats here with no top coat.
 The shimmer is just absolutely stunning!  I wish you could see it better on the nail in these pictures.
I will be sure to keep you posted as to when Contrary Polish becomes available for sale to the public.  Thanks so much to the talented creator for sending this marvelous treat my way!!  :)

 Hello, lovely friends!  Sorry I have not posted since Wednesday.  
 This is another super beautiful super special polish from the up-and-coming Contrary Polish.  I recently received it as a generous gift from the creator.  <3
 This is two easy coats of Inky Fingers (no top coat).  It's a stunning deep, vampy, grapey sort of blurple with amazing greeny-blue magical shimmer.
 I adore this!  Pardon my sloppy application here.
 I also received OPI Merryberry Mauve glitter top coat as a gift, as well!  I am so lucky!  I thought it would be fun to try it over Inky Fingers.  I used just one coat.
 Look how pretty they are together!  The little glitters did kill most of the shimmer, but I think it's a really nice combination nonetheless.
Thank you so much to the very kind person who sent these to me!  I will keep you all posted as to when Contrary Polish becomes available for sale.

 I wasn't planning to do a patriotic 4th of July mani...well, not exactly.  More on that in a later post.
 This is what I decided on earlier this morning.  I started with a coat of my favorite red creme.  It's an unnamed (that I know of) StrangeBeautiful polish - from which volume, I honestly could not tell you.
 Next, I added a coat of Lynnderella's Mlle. Violette de Bleu.  Kind of more purple than blue, I suppose, but turned out pretty nonetheless.
 Next, I added a coat of Lynnderella Ruby Red Ruby.
 I finished with two coats of Gelous and a coat of Orly In a Snap.
 My nails and skin look so shiny just from me trying to rub in the remnants of my quick dry drops.
 It's a pretty and glittery mani that I quite like.  I do hope it lasts more than just through today!
I hope you all have a wonderful day and enjoy your 4th of July festivities, if you are participating in any.  :)

 Want to know what this is?!
 It's two coats of Purple Smoke from an up-and-coming brand called Contrary Polish.
 It has blue, pink, and purple delicate shimmers in a smoky gray base that leans sort of purple (at times it looked to be leaning blue - but I was also wearing a dusty gray blue t-shirt that day and it seemed to match almost perfectly!).
 I love these dusty ambiguous colors.  And the shimmer is just wonderful!
 Application was a breeze.  I did end up using three coats on my thumbs, so perhaps I should have done three thinner coats on all the nails.
I'll keep you posted as to when Contrary Polish becomes available to the public!  And I have a few more pretty colors to show you soon.  :)

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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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