Monday, June 10, 2013

Heart Mixed Nails + Some Swatch Activity

Hey everyone!!

The other evening, as I was preparing to start working on my nails - I told my sister I didn't know what to do. She asked something like 'what do you feel like doing?', and then I told her to peruse my nail inspiration board on pinterest and pick something out for me. She did. I really like her choice! She chose this PIN and then asked me how I was with making hearts. I don't think I'm too terrible at doing them.. I could have done a few less and a bit more delicate.. but me and my love of extra activity on my nails. I'm not sorry for it (:


I used 2 coats of China Glaze Liquid Leather on my thumbs and pinkies, 2 coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff on my index fingers and my ring fingers, then 1 coat of Orly Mirror Mirror on my middle fingers followed with two coats of China Glaze Techno. Once MVIB was fairly dry, I went in with my dotting tool and some LL and made the hearts.

I really enjoy mix nail manis.. Something about them not matching but working together.. Though this is a fairly "safe" mix nail mani.. I feel like I have some how just challenged myself.. Hmm..

I also just wanted to toss in some swatch photos.. I don't feel like my swatch activity is strong enough for any of these to warrant their own post. One day I will get good at it. Or not. You'll just have to keep putting up with my attempts at nail art instead. On to the photos..


This is ILNP A Nice Chianti on top of China Glaze Gaga For Green. I like this combo quite a bit because it some how makes me think of a zombie, and I think zombies are rad.. So that makes this rad! Yup.


This is Plump Polish Kyla The Great. Sigh. I really wanted to like this.. but I had so many application problems! I am going to give this polish a revisit at some point and make it look great. I promise. It makes me scared to try using Riots Not Diets. They are so pretty in the bottle.. I just had many problems making it work on my nails.. Keep your fingers crossed for next time!!


This is 3 coats of Orly Peaceful Opposition. I quite like this.. though it feels so dainty and girly.. I mean, there is nothing wrong with that.. just strangely beautiful. That is what I will go with.

I'm trying to get through my untried stash.. I swear it doesn't deplete at all. No matter what I do. And I have been pretty good with buying (er, NOT buying) nail polish right meow. One of these days I will have it whittled down to nothing. Right?!

I hope you're all having a great day - I will see you all again soon!!
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