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Are you dizzy with excitement about nail polish?

 Check out Zoya Sienna!
 *wolf whistle*
 This is three delicious coats topped with two coats of Poshe.
 It doesn't need to be smoothed, if you are wondering - the only reason I used a second coat of top coat is because I was trying desperately to speed up the drying process before getting ready and going to work.
 Thank goodness these pictures turned out lovely!
 I did have some bubbling (boo) and it took somewhere around 8 hours for this to fully and 100% completely dry.  Bonkers.
 Also, after it had finally dried all the way, I noticed some shrink near a few of my cuticles (but it didn't seem to happen at the tips).  Ughs!  I took these pictures immediately after finishing the mani, which is why you don't see any sad, sad shrink.
All this to say that I absolutely loooove Sienna but must figure out a better way the next time around.  The plan is to let the coats dry a bit in between and to use a different top coat (or layer Seche Vite over Poshe or something).

 This is the lovely China Glaze Ray-Diant.
 I used three coats and then a coat of Gelous followed by two coats of Seche Vite.
 Above is a random indoor picture because I liked how the multi-colors popped.  It's like confetti!
 And now I'm going to spam you with many pictures because I think they all turned out nice and I can't bear to cut any of them.  :)
 Hopefully you can see and enjoy the green to gold shift.








Application was good, although I could have used some thinner by the third coat.  I wore this for three days and was quite fond of it.  I'm looking forward to using the rest of the Prismatic Chroma Glitters!

 Well, hello there, delicious, most perfect, squishy, plump, juicy, purple, flakie, shimmery, gorgeous, jaw-droppingly beautiful polish!!!!
 I think I LOVE YOU!
 I love the C.S.I.-esque finger print on my bottle showing above.  D'oh.
 Oh, sorry, what's that?  You just want to know what this beauty is and where you can get one?!
 Okay, this is by Magnetic Nail Design, which is a Dutch polish brand.  It's called Freakin' Violet, which cracks me up.  No, it is not a magnetic polish where you use a magnetic to pull a design.
 I ordered it from their Canadian website here.
 Indoors, it looks like a shiny, glass smooth deep purple that has something interesting going on inside.  You can't quite tell what, but you can see this mysterious blue sort of twinkle from the flakes inside.  The green shimmer shows most distinctly in bright lights or sun, though, and is quite the delightful addition!
Application was a breeze with two easy coats!  My wear was tragic with two large chips at just under a day, but I'm going to try it again with a different top coat (here I used two coats of Poshe).  Next time I think I will go for Seche Vite and see if that helps.  

Freakin' Violet appears to be sold out on the site I mentioned above.  It does seem that they will accept orders, though, and send it out as soon as it's re-stocked.  However you can do it, I strongly urge you to get this polish!!  :)

Here is the ever impressive Layla Ultra Violet.
 For this mani, I started with two coats of Jessica's holo base coat.
 You want to make sure the base coats are totally dry before proceeding with the polish.
 I'm told that it can be quite disastrous, if not!
Then I used three coats of polish, waiting a bit in between coats, to be sure I wouldn't have any dragging or issues.
 I decided not to use any top coat.
 I wore this for two days.  I maybe could have squeaked out a third day, but I opted to change my mani as I had some tip wear.  I was pleased not to have any chipping, though!
 I ordered this and all the other Layla holos from Amazon.  I had a few gift cards from Christmas, so I was happy to use them and get these for less!  The shipping and was super duper quick (they came from AveYou).
I probably don't wear more holos because I'm stuck indoors so much of the time.  I have to say, though, that this was very pretty and impressive even indoors!

Here is a shade picture.  Still lovely!

 This is two coats of NerdLacquer Hyperspace Bypass.
 It applied really easily.
 I used one coat of Gelous and then one coat of Seche Vite to finish.
 It was not perfectly smooth, but good enough for me.
 This polish is a really interesting and hard to describe color.  It's definitely yellow, in my opinion, but does have a hint of green to it.  Kind of goldenrod?  Mustardy?  Chartreuse?
 I adore the black glitter as well as the smaller iridescent (I don't know whether to call them duochrome or iridescent) and holographic glitters.
 As usual, there is just so much going on in there!!
 I got more compliments than I expected while wearing this.  I know I love it, but I wasn't so sure that others would.  :)
I do think it would look better on warmer, less pink skin than mine, but not a problem really.  I've never cared too much if a polish clashes with my skin tone!  What do you think?  Do you love it?

 This is two luscious coats of Nails Inc. Baker Street.  It's an insanely vivid, bright, rich, cobalt blue.
 Initially, I decided to do something different (for me) and go for thumb accents using Dollish Polish Random Dancing (one thick coat).  It looked super cool.
 But......but.....I had issues.  I accidentally used my top coat as my base coat (WHAT?!), and by the time I realized it, I was also mad about my top coat leaving tiny bubble-like (not really bubbles, but just yuck) texture over my mani.  I couldn't handle it.  So, I took it all off and just quickly redid everything with only Baker Street.  Take two pictures are below.
 It's sort of deeper in real life, the color.  Amazing formula, application, and good wear time (almost three days).
 Silly enough, I didn't realize that Saturday was St. Patrick's Day, so this ended up unintentionally being my St. Patrick's Day mani.  I'm not really Irish, or not much anyway, so that's fine I suppose.  :)  It's an amazing color to be wearing!
I'm telling myself that this is a dupe for Dior's LE Electric Blue.  I hope it is.  I'm not gonna get the Dior.

Also, my favorite English teacher ever's name is Mr. Baker.  Somehow that makes me love this polish all the more!

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