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Nail Art: Black & Gold Geometric Manicure

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SOPI What's a Tire Jack (l. pinky, middle, pointer, thumb, r. thumb, middle, ring)
1 Coat SOPI The Golden Age (l. ring, r. pointer, pinky)
1 Coat SinfulColors Queen of Beauty (l. ring, r. pointer, pinky)
1 Coat SOPI I Found a Pot of Gold! (l. ring, r. pointer, pinky)
1 Coat SOPI The Golden Age (l. ring, r. pointer, pinky)
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

1 Day of Wear

2 Coats Hard Candy Crush on Gold (l. pointer, thumb, r. thumb, ring)
2 Coats SOPI What's a Tire Jack? (l. ring, r. pointer)
1 Coat Seche Vite

Initially, this manicure started life yesterday as an accent mani... and an ode to the character killed off in PLL 5x12 Taking This One To The Grave... AKA PLL's most recent #fatalfinale. I won't spoil it for you here, but eventually, I'll be linking my soon-to-be-written review here... so... you've been warned!

While I was painting my nails Tuesday night, I remembered a striping tape…

SinfulShine Break Away

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats SinfulShine Break Away
1 Coat SinfulColors Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

So, I had every intention of doing a Pretty Little Liars inspired manicure for today, and it just didn't happen. I blame it all on the theorizing my brain has been trying to do lately. I also blame Doctor Who, because this is totally TARDIS blue, which I did not realize until right now whilst typing. Trust me, my photos turned Break Away into a brighter cornflower blue than it actually is in real life.

I haven't tried all of my SinfulShine polishes, but I've been pretty pleased with them so far. The brush is easy to work with and the formula is great! I probably could've gotten away with two coats, but I tend to always err on the side of more is better... so three. it. was.

Now that I've shared my NOTD... I'm off to prepare for tonight's Fatal Finale of Pretty Little Liars. I'll be liveblogging during the episode over on Tum…

Layering: Paloma Rose

A little layering for your Thursday... :)







Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
2 Coats Zoya Paloma
1 Coat Butter London Rosie Lee
1.5 Coats Sephora by OPI The Golden Age
1 Coat Butter London Rosie Lee
2 Coats Zoya Paloma
1 Coat Borghese Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

It's been so long since my last full-fledged Jelly Glitter Sandwich... and even longer since I've worn Zoya Paloma! Last time around, I layered this lovely raspberry jelly with China Glaze Your Present Required. This time, I paired it with silver, gold, and pink glitter!

On its own, Zoya Paloma is a gorgeous raspberry pink jelly! Since I layered it with more of a multi-colored glitter last time, I decided to try to keep this sandwich a little more uniform in color. Rosie Lee is a fine pink glitter polish, while The Golden Age contains small and large silver and gold glitter. I sandwiched The Golden Age in between layers of Rosie Lee to add a little more depth to the layering. One coat of Paloma on top t…

Milani Peri-Wink

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Milani Peri-Wink
1 Coat Sally Hansen Invisible
1 Coat Seche Vite

First things first, I've gotta say... this color just doesn't want to photograph accurately! What looks like a light blue with lavender ambitions in my photos, is actually a gorgeous, glowing periwinkle blue in real life.

Recently, Milani Cosmetics decided to bring all their different polish lines under one umbrella and Milani Color Statement was the result! So far, they've put out their core 36 colors and a Quick Dry Clear Coat which I picked up, but didn't use for whatever reason. I also picked up Ink Spot and Enchanting, but I'm holding off on trying those until I'm in more of an Autumn mood!

Application was great! I probably could've gotten away with just 2 coats, but I thought I saw some patchiness on one of my nails, so everyone got a 3rd coat. It was late, and I was in a bit of a hurry to paint my nails after an attempt at nail…

Accent: Wet n Wild Gyp-Sea Green & Sally Hansen Mind Your Manors

Finally! Gyp-Sea Green is miiiiiiiiiiiine! I've been searching and searcing since Amanda from Pretty Girl Scienceposted about this collection... and then Yadi from Nightswatcherposted about it... and yesterday, G from Nouveau Cheap posted almost the entire Summer Festival collection! I've gotta admit, I was wondering if I would EVER find it!!! Low and behold, I stopped by KMart on my way home... and found 2 bottles of Gyp-Sea Green just waiting for me to take them home, and also stumbled on a new Sally Hansen Display! The moment I saw Mind Your Manors, I knew this accenticure had to happen.






Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
4 Coats Wet n Wild Gyp-Sea Green
1 Coat Sally Hansen Mind Your Manors (accent)
1 Coat Wet n Wild Gyp-Sea Green
1 Coat Sally Hansen Invisible
1 Coat Seche Vite

These two polishes were made to go together! Gyp-Sea Green is a gorgeous dusty and squishy teal. Immediately it had me thinking sea water, sand, and tropical beaches. Then I found Mind…

Skittles: Gray, White, and Silver

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats Sally Hansen White On
2 Coats China Glaze Pelican Gray (r. middle, thumb, l. thumb, ring)
5 Coats SinfulColors Queen of Beauty (l. ring, r. pointer)

My inspiration for this manicure actually came from a manicure I pinned on Pinterest...


I pinned this over a year ago, so, it's taken me quite a while to actually attempt to recreate the look. Sadly, this blog hasn't been updated in a looooong time which is really sad, because I enjoyed a lot of the looks she created! She was one of the first blogs I found that featured short nails!

When I painted these last night, I was already wearing Sally Hansen White On. That made the application and removal of striping tape sooooo much easier. It's definitely my recommended method... :) Rather than using just gray and white polish, I opted for a silver glitter accent nail to add in a little something extra, and then I decided that I needed to do another nail on each hand to bal…

China Glaze History Of The World

Polishes Used:

1 Coat Beauty Secrets Ridge Filler
3 Coats China Glaze History Of The World
1 Coat Color Club Clear Coat
1 Coat Seche Vite

Earlier this week, I stopped by Sally Beauty on the off chance that they might have this collection in stock... and they did! Better yet... the display still had every.single.bottle! Out of 6 original lemmings from this collection, I only picked up 2 after seeing them in person... Five Rules, a creamy greige polish, and History Of The World.

I haven't been feeling dark polishes at all recently, given the fact that it's still summer, and I'm hanging on to every last drop of humidity while it lasts! BUT... as soon as I purchased History Of The World, it kept calling to me, begging to make it onto my nails waaaaay sooner than later.

History Of The World is a not-too-muted steelish navy blue that's got a little bit of gray and purple added into the mix. If you look at it directly, and in full lighting, you really take in the saturated, …