Ok, so I haven’t gotten to post a few things recently because stuff has been super crazy. Working non-stop on my rainbow skirt, learning to ride a motorcycle, and getting all the orders out from the Legend of Zelda collection. I actually went 3 or 4 days this week with totally naked nails–not even a basecoat! I was almost ashamed when I went out of the house, I tried to keep my nails out of sight, lol.
But now most of the craziness is over and hopefully I’ll be able to return to my usual posting schedule of 3 or 4 times a week 🙂 So let’s do a recap of what’s happened over the past week or so, shall we?
First, I got my prize from a flash giveaway Set in Lacquer held on Facebook as well as a few other goodies I picked up at Sally’s and from Copious.
Sally Hansen Preps’ Cool; OPI Lil’ Shooters minis; Orly Out of this World; China Glaze Smoke & Ashes; Orly Mysterious Curse (Royal Velvet re-release); nail crystals
Last week’s theme for my personal nail art challenge was Trans* pride but I didn’t get to devote nearly enough effort into it so I’ll be doing a couple more trans* pride manis soon. This was my first attempt at “Spun sugar” nails and I’m fairly pleased with it!
Finally, the Frankenbug bit me and I just had to mix up a neon green glittery polish. I added some of my loose glitter to it and came up with this, which I’m pretty pleased with! I wore it over Sally Girl Lime because I knew I couldn’t stand to remove 3 layers of glitter polish 😉 I added the random stamp as I just had a plate swap with a friend and I thought this one was kinda funky!
I accidentally mixed up an extra Link mini so I’ve decided to keep it for myself 🙂 I’ve also had China Glaze Agro for like 2 months and haven’t used it yet even though I’ve been dying to try it on. So tonight I decided to use both of them! And boy do they look great together. Link has gold, green, brown, and blue glitter. I just love the blue since it’s such a stark contrast to the more low-key colors.
I haven’t bothered to topcoat this yet so it’s not as smooth as it could be but I’m actually not sure how long I’ll be keeping this on–I have a design I just need to try!
As many of you know, since there’s where you first found my blog, I love reddit! For those of you who don’t know, reddit is a social media site where people can upload pictures, new articles, ask the community for help and input, whatever! There’s even a community (called a subreddit) dedicated just to nail polish stuff 😀
Saturday is a global meetup day for reddit, a day when all across the world a bunch of redditors all gather to hang out. I decided I had to do something special for the occasion, so I did some reddit imagery. When you like something on reddit you give it an upvote so it gets more visibility, and when you don’t like something you downvote it. Two fingers on my hand correlate pretty well with the upvote and downvote system…Well, I’ll just let you see for yourself 😉
I…I’m actually a little speechless for today’s mani. I honestly am finding myself just oogling my nails and going “hommina, hommina, hommina.” In fact it’s taken me like 20 minutes to write this post because I just keep looking at the picture and looking at my nails and going “oooh, aaaah”!
I decided to use Zuza on a whim when all the glitter came off of yesterday’s mani, Jilltastic is still doing her Try It On Tuesday and I just got Zuza from Copious for a penny a few days ago. She’s been sitting on my shelf, just waiting patiently for me to pick her up and pair her with someone….and Rea called to me. Rea was one of the first Zoya polishes I got and it’s still one of my favorites (along with Jem).
This was so simple to do! I started with two coats each of Rea and Zuza, then used Seche Vite since I had to get out the door fast for an appointment. When I got home I tossed on some French tip guides (I’m horrible at freehanding them) and did the tips. Rea only took one coat for full opacity, but Zuza over Rea was a bit too thin with one coat. I kept the nail guide on (you generally remove each guide as soon as you’re done painting that tip) and removed it right after I did a second coat, the line was still nice and crisp and not the slightest bit messed up, though I did only wait like 3 minutes after the first coat.
All right, enough of my blabbering (when I was apparently speechless, lol), check this baby out for yourself!
As those of you who follow my Facebook know I was mixing up a ton of polish from my Legend of Zelda collection (pre-sale still going on now!). I now have the finalized formulas completed 🙂 Because I was elbow-deep in glitter all evening I, being a glutton for punishment, decided I had to do glitter French tips.
This was so simple to do, also! I started with a coat of white (underwear, yay!) because I didn’t want to stain my nails using Savage like I did a few days ago. Next, two coats of each color, then a quick swipe over the whole nail of quick-dry topcoat and a quick dunk into a vial of loose coordinating glitter. Lots and lots of scraping off loose glitter that got on my skin and TA-DA! A lovely effect. I’ll be topcoating over these and I still expect half of the glitter to come off in my bed but who cares, right? If glitter comes off easy I’ll take it, lol!
This post is also part of Try It On Tuesday, my friend Jill at Jilltastic Nails is getting her blog buddies to use a polish on Tuesdays that they’ve just had sitting in their collection but never worn. Presto Pink was my Try It On color, and I think Urgent Orchid is unused, too! Check out her page, she’ll have a round-up of all the bloggers taking part in Try It On Tuesday.
As a side note, I adore Savage’s natural finish. I tried to get a picture of it but none turned out well. It’s a lovely satin-y matte, it just looks so smooth 🙂