Monthly Archives: May 2014

Neverending Pile Challenge: Texture

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I had been looking for a pastel yellow sand- or sugar-finish (am I calling it the right thing?) polish, but hadn’t found any that were available in the U.S. I stopped at Walgreen’s for cotton balls and happened to notice a display of Rimmel London Sweetie Crush polishes. It included a pale yellow, called Sherbet Sweetheart.

Rimmel Sweetie Crush

This color reminds me of lemonade and is perfect for summer. The polish was reasonably opaque in two coats, although there is VNL from certain angles. The brush is short and wide, and worked well for me, though I did have to load it up more than I usually would.

Check out some more textured nails at the link below.


Neverending Pile Challenge: Holo

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This mani had a false start! I was hoping to use Dance Legend Top Holo over Dance Legend Gel Effect 886 (a pink creme). But it turned out bubbly because the pink polish was too thick. Thanks to Jenna from Inky Whiskers for helping me figure out what do to with that goopy polish!

So I tried again, this time with one coat of Top Holo over two coats of Essie Fashion Playground. Here is the result:



I love the way it turned out. Using a holo top coat is great, because 1) you can determine how strong a holo you want (more coats = more holo), and 2) you can use it over any polish, or even over nail art! So no searching to find a holo in your favorite color, just use a polish you already own and make it a holo.

I also tried out a new base coat and top coat on this one: Rainbow Honey All Your Base (love the name) and Glisten & Glow HK Girl. Very happy with both.

Check out some more holo manis at the link below.

Neverending Pile Challenge: Vampy

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For this mani, I used the most vampy unused polish I have, Julep Elle. I went for a matte/shiny French look. But, I fell asleep too soon and smudged the tips! So the only halfway-decent photo I have is this one:


For the matte top coat, I used one from Nicole by OPI, which worked great.

Check out the other vampy manis by clicking the link below.