a geeky nail artist with a crafting streak and an obsession with all things beauty

Month: March 2015

Floral stamping with Color Club Over The Moon & Chelsea Girl

Hello Lovelies! I wanted to keep these nails on just a tad bit longer, so added some floral stamping to spice things up! In retrospect I should of used a darker blue for the stamping, but I do like the subtleness of it. My base […]

Swatch Sunday Color Club Over The Moon

Hello Lovelies! I swear the minute I reached for a holo polish, the sun went behind a cloud. It had been clear and sunny as can be all day, and then the minute I went out to take pictures a pack of clouds rolled in.So […]

NYC Strip Me Off Peel Off Base Coat Review

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I was finally able to get my hands on NCY’s peel off base coat! I’ve been seeing it all over the European beauty blogs for at least a year, and couldn’t wait for it to hit the states. It’s been in the states awhile, but I only just found it in my local walmart a couple days ago.
I tried it out with a couple different types of polishes, and I found that it works the best with thicker layers of polish. It does work with cremes, but since the polish is so thin, when you peel it off it comes off in little flakes instead of one piece. It does a bit better with shimmers like this polish, but not much.
It does great with thick layers of polish, I used it on a glitter sandwich and I was able to peel off each nail in one piece. I haven’t tried doing a 100% glitter nail, but I’m pretty sure it would work beautifully.

The one downside is it takes quite a while to dry, ten minutes at least. So I’ll use it for glitter manis that’d be a pain to take off with normal polish remover, but I wouldn’t use it with cremes or shimmers, because it’d be faster to just take them off the traditional way. But this would be nice for taking on vacations so you can switch your polish without having to break out the remover and cottonballs.
It doesn’t have a smell, and I’ve heard that it’s basically just elmers glue in a nail polish bottle, but honestly I’ll spend the two bucks to have it in a bottle and premixed. I’ve never been able to get my glue and water ratio down, so I think I’ll stick to this just because I’m lazy, haha.

Thanks for visiting with me! Have you ever tried out a peel off base coat before? Or do you prefer using regular polish remover?

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All that glitters isn’t gold

Hello Lovelies!I’ve been wanting to do a full set of nails with OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke ever since I did my St. Patrick’s nails, so I went with some tribal stamping to really show off this fantastic gold to it’s full potential!  I got a […]

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Hello Lovelies! I got Kiki’s Delivery Service on dvd a couple days ago, and it reminded me how much I love the movie. I painted Kiki and Jiji peeking up from the tips of my nails, and turnip head on my thumb, he’s always been […]

Polishes that I want because of the name

Hello Lovelies!

Awhile ago I wrote a post about polishes I’d bought just for the name, and now I’m listing off the ones I want but don’t yet have!

OPI Denmarks The Spot
OPI Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine! (this one is funny to me for some reason, haha)

Pretty & Polished Black Is The New Orange 
Pretty & Polished Ninjas Hate Crunchy Leaves
Pretty & Polished Back To The Fuchsia

LVX Prussian (purely because of hetalia)

Nerd Lacquer I Think You Call Me…Sexy 

I want about 99% of Fandom Cosmetics polishes, but I was able to narrow it down to these:

Wonderflonium inspired by Dr. Horrible’s Singalong Blog,
Sudden But Inevitable Betrayal inspired by Firefly,
Cunnning Hat: also Firefly,
Dangers Untold and You Have No Power Over Me, both inspired by Labyrinth,
Rumbelle, I’m not a huge Once Upon A Time fan, but this polish is too pretty to pass up,
Broken Chameleon Circuit, because DW makes everything better.
Dean’s Baby, it’s a gorgeous charcoal with shimmers and tons of glitters,
Bandersnatch Cumberhands and What Is Air because I spend far too much time on Tumblr,
‘Ello Poppet, inspired by POTC,

Thanks for visiting with me! What polishes are you drooling over because of punny names or fandom references?

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St. Patrick’s Day with OPI Oy-Another Polish Joke!

Hello Lovelies! Our lovely internet decided to go out for the brunt of the day, so I’m just now getting to show you the nails I wore for St. Patrick’s today! I painted these late last night so I went with something simple, mint green […]

Got that music in my mind, saying it’s gonna be alright

Hello Lovelies! This is one of those manis that start out as something, fail, and then I end up salvaging it into something totally different. I was originally trying to do a stamped half moon design, but the image I used was way too big. […]

Textured Watermelon Nail Art Tutorial

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I’m trying to use my textured polishes more, and I came up with this watermelon design! I started off with a base of Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Pink Sprinkle, and then I went in and added the green rind. Then I just used a small brush and Wet n Wild Wild Shine Black Creme to add the seeds. I would’ve killed to use topcoat to smooth out the rind, but that would defeat the purpose of using a textured polish.
Maybe using a matte drying polish wasn’t the best of decisions…

I finally got a good camera setup going, so I filmed a quick little tutorial on how to create these nails! You don’t have to use a texture polish, this would look just as cute in cremes or shimmers! 


Would you lovelies like to see more tutorials like this? Let me know!

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Hello Lovelies! I haven’t done anything with my holographics in ages, so I pulled out on of my untrieds, Color Club Beyond. Beyond is a charcoal grey linear holographic, it’s opaque in almost one coat, and it stamps too!I stamped with Beyond on my ring […]

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