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Are you dizzy with excitement about nail polish?

 This is what I'm currently wearing:  Zoya Ali with Lynnderella Connect the Dots.
 I used two coats of each polish and then followed it with Gelous and Seche Vite.
 I have to apologize because these pictures are terribly color inaccurate!  Ali is a tricky beast.  She is more pink than what it appears here, although not a true straight-up neon pink.  I'd call her neon salmon pink.  Almost coral, but not quite.
 The polish actuals appears more like what you see in the bottle above, in real life.
 I love this picture above (and below!) for showing more of the magnificent micro shimmer that is in the otherwise clear base of Connect the Dots.
 Yesterday at work, a more mature woman surprised me by telling me that she liked my nails.  :)
Heck yeah!  I love this.  I kind of have to restrain myself from wanting to use Connect the Dots over everything.  It's that good.

 I recently ordered some of Pam's Girly Bits polishes from here.
 Stormy Skies is the first of hers that I have used.  I only needed two coats and it applied very easily.  It also dried quite fast.  I used two coats of top coat because those adorable little micro glitters are kind of bumpy.
 The base of the polish is a squishy yummy blue-gray jelly.  I picked this polish yesterday morning because it was indeed a stormy, gloomy, ucky day.  I felt so proud of myself for matching my polish to the weather!!  :)
I honestly didn't expect to love this so much.  I wasn't even sure I was going to order it.  I am super happy I did, though!  I really, really love it.  You hit it out of the park, Pam!

 Here is two coats of NerdLacquer Event Horizon.
 This polish is super awesome and was easy to apply.  It reminds me of a smaller glittered version of Lippmann's Across the Universe.
Also, can I just say that the movie Event Horizon scared the bejeezus out of me?!  Learn more about NerdLacquer here.

 This is two coats of Hare Heffalumps.
 Heffalumps are from Winnie the Pooh, of course (kind of like elephants), and I adore the Pooh reference here.  I love Winnie the Pooh and everything about it!
 The base is a beautiful fuchsia sort of jelly color and swimming inside are large hexes of blue, silver, and pink (I think).
 I'm not going to sugar coat this, Nation.  Application was a total bear.  The glitters kept bunching up and it was hard to control the spread of the jelly, if you get what I mean.  I needed three thick coats of top coat, as well, and even still, it wasn't totally smooth after it dried completely (it looks perfectly smooth in these pictures because they were taken right after I painted my nails).
It's so stinking gorgeous, though!  I love it!  Well worth the pain.  If you want to learn more about Hare polish, go to Nikole's tumblr here.

 Saturday night I had yet another painful round of manicure failures (two failures and then this success).  Yuuuuggggh!  I don't know what's going on with me lately.
 I'm glad I ended up with this, though.  It is SO lovely!
 I used one easy coat of a-england Camelot and then added a carefully worked coat of Lynnderella's Change.
 Change is an instant favorite for me.  I absolutely love the combination of colors and shapes.
 The sporadic red and lime bits really make this one superb!
 I had a little bit of smooshing on the ends of my middle and ring fingers (from my sheets!), but it was so barely noticeable.  This is good.  While I love Nails Inc. Kensington Caviar top coat for its shine and  durability, this just reminds me that it doesn't quite dry fast enough for what I would like.
Folks, I matted one nail before taking this off this morning, and while I was lame and did not take a picture, I can assure you that it looked really freaking cool!

 For this mani, I started with two coats of SpaRitual's Sacred Ground.
 You've probably all seen this one before.  It's super popular and for a good reason!
 Sacred Ground is a beautiful gray shimmer polish that has the most enchanting multi-colors hiding in the shimmer.
 Mostly you'll notice bluish-purple, gold, and then silver.
 It's very lovely and I enjoyed the formula as well.
 I think this is my first time wearing a SpaRitual polish!
 Later in the same day, I added two coats of TiNS The Starlets.
 The Starlets is disco ball style silver holo hex glitter suspended in a clear base.
 I really love the effect as the glitter twinkles and nearly lights up!  It's so twinkly it looks like lights anyway.  :)
I realize that the TiNS glitter totally killed the subtlety of the shimmah in Sacred Ground...and I'm completely okay with that!

 Webinarmy wore for an awesome four days for me, just so y'all know!  I decided it was time for another Lynnderella mani next, so that is what you see here.
 I began with two coats of Misa Working Hard or Hardly Working, a really pretty slightly blue-toned light gray.
 I added two coats of Mysterious Ways, followed by Glitter Tamer, Barielle Manicure Extender, and Seche Vite.  My favorite "piece" of this mani is the diamond you see on my thumb above!
In this last picture you can really see the cool iridescent blue shimmer in Mysterious Ways!

Sadly, I did have a few large and obnoxious bubbles (only on my left hand, though).  You can see them in the first few pictures if you didn't catch them already.  It wasn't so much noticeable in real life, though, so no big deal.  Also, I was lazy and didn't wrap my tips with Mysterious Ways, which I totally should have, because you can see how it kind of shrank back at the tips.

I absolutely loved this gorgeous and glittery periwinkle mani!  I only wish it had stayed on me better.  In less than 24 hours I found myself easily peeling it off in huge pieces.  :/  Ruh roh.

 Here's another lovely NerdLacquer polish that I imagine you'll like a bit more than the last one.  :)
 This is three coats of Webinarmy.  I topped it with a coat of Instant Artificials and then two coats of Seche Vite.
 This gorgeous green at times appears to have a blue undertone and then at other times just looks very bright and plain green.
 You can see that it does in fact look to be more blue-toned in the bottle as well.
 And then there is all of the blue glitter, of course!
This is too pretty!  You can find NerdLacquer here.

 These are two sad, sad pictures of a polish I really love:  NerdLacquer It's Just a Flesh Wound.  I used two coats of polish and finished with three - that's right - three coats of BB Couture for Nails Top-Rock.  It's tragically bumpy and lumpy, although, at least, in some types of light it wasn't as apparent as it is here.
First off, I found the polish to be slightly less amazing on the nail as it is in the bottle - probably because the black is so opaque (normally a really good thing).  If I had it to do over again, I would layer a coat of IJaFW over Boosh.  And, if that didn't do the trick, I might wait until the polish dried and then very lightly graze over the tops with a felt pad and remover to reveal more of the glitters.  All that said, I do still adore this combination and loved how it looked on.

What you can't see well here is all the tiny delicate shimmer that is in this polish!  SO MUCH.  So gorgeous.  And why, you ask, did I decide to use BB Couture Top-Rock over this one?  I don't even know.  I was rummaging in my drawers for a new bottle of Gelous and didn't find one.  I did find two new bottles of Top-Rock, though, so I thought I'd give it a whirl.  It did dry relatively fast (not SV fast, though) and is extremely shiny.  Just couldn't handle the glitter and shimmers, though.  Also, I had bad chipping in under 24, so I'm gonna have to blame the poor BBC top coat for that, as well.

 Okay!  Here is my quick and dirty comparison of Laura Mercier Twilight.  I used two coats of each polish shown (although, admittedly, Neeka very well could have been a one coater).  They are all quite similar in color and tone - with just color they looked really similar in my bathroom lighting.
 Paradoxal is maybe a hair more brown than the others and Neeka is definitely just a little more blue-toned than the others.
I've included this awful, blurry flash picture because it reveals the differences a little better than just the fluoro shots alone.  I hope this helps someone!  Here is a link back to my original Twilight post.

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