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Fairy Flower Crowns

Morning all!I’ve had this flower crown gathering dust on my polish cabinet for weeks, and god knows I’m never going to actually wear it, so to give it some well deserved attention, I whipped together this glittery gradient inspired by it~I started with a gradient […]

Neapolitan Gradient

Morning all!These are some test run nails I did while making my diy Simply Peel, I basically grabbed the polishes that were closest to hand, because I focused on testing my peel off concontion, but it actually came together into a coherent pretty gradient!Mani ingredients:China […]

Scorpians, KFC Flavored Nail Polish, & Twisted Bottles?!

// Morning everyone!This past month has been pretty crazy for the nail world, Essie is releasing a new line of totally re-vamped polishes in twisted bottles, nail salons in Mexico have started a scorpion manicure trend, & KFC made chicken flavored nail polish??I couldn’t make […]

Matte to Metallic Floral

Good morning lovelies!I’ve been experimenting with different finishes of polish lately, these nails have a matte base and then I stamped with a metallic shimmer. I didn’t use topcoat, and somehow I think the stamping pops more because of it?These started with a base of […]

Lightbulb!

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 […]

I’m blue da ba dee da ba die…

Hello Lovelies! I lost my squishy stamper two months ago, and after turning everything in the house upside down and it still not turning up, I ordered a replacement, which just got here! My Konad stamper just doesn’t cut it with a lot of my […]

The happiest place on earth

Hello Lovelies! Unfortunately I did these while trying a diy peel off base coat for the first time, so I have some funky edges to my polish. While I was brainstorming for ideas I saw a pic of the disney castle logo, and went “Oh, […]

Mini Posts: origami crane nails

Here’s what I used:Essie Merci Boku,Maybelline Color Show Canary Cool,Bundle Monster plate BM-405,and Wet n Wild Wild Shine Clear Nail Protector.Thanks for the visit! Please follow and like us:

Essie Mind Your Mittens & Merci Boku stamping

Hello Lovelies! I found a bunch of cheap Essie polishes at Grocery Outlet of all places, they were only 2.99 each! For these nails I started off with two coats of Essie Mind Your Mittens, it’s a blackened navy creme that’s totally opaque in two […]


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