Tuesday, November 20, 2012


It's been awhile since my last post..sheesh things have been so busy. I've accumulated a whole bunch of photos on my cell that I need to get rid of.  Amazing!  Every time I think I've got a hold on uploading my pics, I fail to keep it up! Nail photos are seriously dominating my cell photo gallery!!  So this post will be of manicures that I've done since my previous post.
This first set of pics, I used Panda-Monium-Pink by OPI. A fairly old polish that I have but always love as a go to neutral, everyday, manicure. The only problem I have with this polish is that it tends to go on streaky. I believe I used three coats on this one.

This pic below was taken a few days after. I ended up adding a stamp to just my thumbs to make it different. My only treat this month was on a set of plates from bundle monster. I got it for about $18.00..a pretty good price for 20 plates! In the mid of my workout session, I couldn't help but chuckle at how cute my nails looked sticking out all painted pretty in my gloves..haha!!!  Kickass with a touch of femininity!!

 I hadn't done zebra in awhile and felt in the mood. It came out quite nice up until I added the top coat and it totally smeared. Utter disappointment! Ugh!!

I love the top coat...it's by China Glaze and the shine that it produces is by far the best out of all the other top coat brands I have. So, I didn't quite give up on it and decided to use it again on this next manicure below.

I'm not sure if it's visible, but the same top coat SMEARED my manicure AGAIN!!!!

The plate I used for the stamp was another one by bundle monsters. Besides the slight smearidge (I made that word up, I got a lot of compliments on this one.
Below, I used two coats of Pink Me Up! by Loreal and for the top layer, I used Crystal by NYX. I love Loreal and the colors they offer. The price of the polish is between $5 - $6 which is not that bad and I like the brushes and how nicely it paints on.

The glitter in this polish is iridescent and sparkles blue, green, and gold. This pics are once again from my cell so it's sooo hard to see detail. It's a pretty glitter color though I like it.

After a day or two, I ended up adding spiders to it (I think this was on Halloween day). 

The last manicure, I used a coat of L.A. Colors (name not provided on bottle) then I painted just my tips with Metallic Red by Nabi. I then added some dots with my dotting tool to just my thumbs and pinky nails.

I thought it looked to dull so I added a top coat which totally altered the entire color. In the picture below, I only painted my pinky to give an idea of what I'm talking about. Can you see the difference?

I think with or without a top coat looks good. I just hadn't expected it to look so shiny.

Look at that shine!! Wow!! It reminds me of a candy apple or glass Christmas ornament. Pic below was taken today after about a week of having this manicure on. My tips are chipping but for the most part of it, the shine is still there!
Well that wraps things up for me! Thanks for reading!!
P.S. Does anyone have a favorite top coat that they'd like to recommend??

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