piCture pOlish – Gravity

Hey, guys!  How’s everyone doing today?  Good, I hope.  It’s Monday and I know that they are usually a complete drag, so I figured I would share a bit of sparkle and pizzazz with everyone to help brighten your days!  If you like Monday (or this Monday in particular), then this will make it that much more special.  Please gaze lovingly upon Gravity from piCture pOlish…….

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Twinkie Nail Art Challenge Day 2: Gradient

Happy Friday, folks!!  Today’s post will be short and sweet.  The second prompt for the August challenge sponsored by @spilledmilknails and @polishedbybeckie is a gradient, which I’ve never done before.  Of course my nails would have to be kind of short when I tried it, which is what I believe lead to my lacklustre results.  Oh well, practice makes perfect, right??  :-)

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My First Guest Post Ever!! :-)

Today I am not posting a polish here on my blog, but directing you to my first guest post EVER on The Bubbly Brunnette‘s blog.  Click here to see my swatch and review of Arcane Lacquer’s Pistola.  Go take a peek and show Christina’s blog some love. 

Hope you are all having a great week!!

Leslie

Twinkie Nail Art Challenge Day 1: Throwback Mani

Happy Friday, everybody!  The weekend is upon us as is the start of the Twinkie Nail Art challenge.  This is a one manicure per week challenge, on Fridays during August, which is more my speed as far as these things go.  I’ve only done one challenge before, and that was a 5 day one which seemed to work OK. this challenge is being hosted by Polished by Beckie and Spilled Milk Nails.  Thank you, ladies, for giving me a chance to force myself to practice nail art LOL.  I am excited to do my actual first ever gradient for this challenge, stay tuned to the blog to witness that next week!  First, however, is today’s challenge: the Throwback mani.

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A England – Rose Bower

Happy hump day everybody!  I hope your week is moving along smoothly, and if not ……… I hope it’s over quickly!  :-)

Today I have a polish brand that is new to me, A England.  One whose polish I have lusted for almost as long as I’ve been a polish aficionado.  Rose Bower is the color that finally made me take the plunge.  It seems that more A England polishes are in my future. Let’s take a look……..

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Zoya Sarah

Hi, everybody!  (in my head hearing everyone respond Hi, Dr Nick!).  Sorry, two words into my post and I am already off on a tangent and having a Simpsons flashback. Oh boy, one of those days I suppose.   :)

Today I have for you a shimmery, metallic red polish from Zoya called Sarah.  I’m pretty sure I got this one and a bunch of her friends during their Earth Day Polish Exchange when their bottles are between $4 and $5 for their normally $8 and $9 products.  It’s nice to get a bargain, don’t you think?  Sarah has a ton of sparkle in the right light and a glimpse of it in bad/no light. Really a shiny, bright polish with a bit of Christmas to the color.  For me you know this is a GREAT thing, since I am a cold weather lover and love to be reminded during the heat of summer that snow is only a couple months away.  :-)  The pic of the bottle was taken in full sunlight, the other photos are with indirect sunlight.

Zoya Sarah in sunlight

 

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Julep Helena – On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

Happy Hump day!!   Midway through the week and it’s time for my random weekly tribute to Mean Girls with an ‘On Wednesdays We Wear Pink’ post.  Since Pink is not my usual color of choice, this will enable me to more fully utilize my many pink polishes.  Today in addition to a pink polish, I am also using a Pink Floyd themed glitter topper and a holographic polish to add to the look.  I hope you all like it.

First the base polish is Helena from Julep. My photos don’t capture it, but this pink has a strong blue undertone. It’s hard to explain, but as I pulled the polish wand from the bottle I picked up a strong blue-ish tint.  I had heard of colors (often reds) having a blue tone to them, but didn’t exactly understand how that could be until now. Very interesting!  This color is a very bright pink and is almost opaque with two coats as I am showing in these photos.  The first is with a photo flash and the second indirect sunlight. You can see that the flash brings out a lot more of the pink punch this pretty polish packs.  ;)

 

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