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Day 19: Galaxies

Here’s the 19th task of the challnge — galaxy nails. I love me some “galaxy imitation” nail polish and galaxy manicures. ๐Ÿ™‚

This time I decided to take this in a different direction and go for dark blue andย abstract. I started with one coat of another of the Golden Rose Matte’s — No 10. This I painted over with a coat of the sheer on its own Wet n Wild Midnight.

I love the tiny holo glitter in Midnight! But that wasn’t enough of course, so I sponged on in random places the purple holo of Teeez Outta Control and China Glaze Liquid Crystal.

I love Liquid Crystal so much! Can’t wait to wear it on its own. ๐Ÿ™‚

MLV.

Wild Card

I got Wet’n’Wild’s Wild Card in a swap about a month ago and I finally got around to trying it out. First of all, I’m not really sure what colour it is! My first instinct was to call it a wamish lilac shimmer, but it seems to have a cool pink (mauve?) flash to it that is very apparent in daylight and chages the colour quite a bit.

So, I guess it’s somewhere between lilac, pink, mauve… It’s pretty sheer (I’m wearing four coats here) but thankfully it goes on thin and even and the layers dry fast, so it’s not really a problem. ๐Ÿ™‚

Such an interesting looking polish. I wasn’t sure I’d like it in the bottle and when I started doing my nails (the sheerness — brrr) but it grew on me and by the end of the day I was looking at m nails quite often, drying to figure out what colour it was!

It’s pretty traditional and probably one of those (rare) office safe polishes that I own. Not that I care about work/office safe. ๐Ÿ˜‰

V.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Eggplant Frost

Today, I’m showing you another polish from my recent U.S. drugstore haul. ๐Ÿ™‚

This is another “new” brand for me, Wet ‘n’ Wild Wild Shine, and one of the colours from them I chose to get was Eggplant Frost, which is a beautiful shimmery blurple. In the bottle, it looks a bit like it might be a blue-purple duochrome, but I didn’t see that translate to my nails.

By the way, I don’t get the name of this polish; sure, it’sย  a dark blurple with shimmer, but it’s not really eggplant (too much blue in it)ย  and not really a frost either. Actually, the base colour is a red-purple, which might build up to eggplant, but the polish is so loaded with royal blue shimmer that it really ends up being just a mixture of both colours.

It’s not wholly unique in my collection, but beautiful enough that I’m really happy to have it. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pictured here is two coats of Eggplant Frost, but looking at my pinkie, I can see some bald spots there.

I loved wearing this polish, as the colour was so rich and vibrant. However, I couldn’t get past day one, as the polish chipped on me within 24 hrs even when topped with Seche Vite. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

The application was perfectly fine, even if I almost tilted over the bottle, which is a little flimsier than what I’m used to. ๐Ÿ˜› The brush itself (bristles) might be too long for some people, but I didn’t find it problematic at all.

When I think about it, I’ve yet to encounter a brush I didn’t get along with… The glaring exception being Isadora Graffiti brushes. Dislike those.

I look forward to wearing this again! ๐Ÿ™‚

V.

p.s. Stay tuned for my review of Viva La Nails water decals as a first time user of any sort of nail decals or stickers. ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve occasionally seen Wet ‘n’ Wild polishes pop up in Estonia in the most random places, 2-3 shades at a time, so it’s worthย  keeping your eyes open. However, as this is a U.S. drugstore brand, the safest bet would be eBay for acquisition of this beauty.

Haulish Post!

Taking a break from your regularly scheduled manicure post, I present to you The Haulish Post! a.k.a. What I Got in the Mail Today. ๐Ÿ™‚

Some time ago, I sawย  swatches of this gorgeous coppery-bronze shimmer polish with flakies from the Finnish brand Lumene online. And to my devastation, I couldn’t find it sold anywhere! Lumene is sold here, but apparently this particular line — Quick & Chic — not. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

So the lovely Parakeet from Finland sent it to me as a pressie! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you so much! It’s exactly as beautiful as I expected and I can’t wait to wear it.

This would have been totally enough to make me happy, but there was more! I also received a big swap package of US drugstore polishes that I’ve been craving for a while and/or that Sparks picked out for me.

Check out what I got to open:

 

By the way, only one of the polishes was China Glaze — a decant of Grape Juice that she sent me to try out. ๐Ÿ™‚ The rest were totally drugstore goodies.

Can you guess what polishes I got today?

Eeeeee! So excited! I can’t wait to wear each and single one of them.It’s like Christmas has come already. Thank you so so much, Sparks!

And next week I’m expecting two packages from Asos with my first Barry M, Models Own and Ciate polishes, plus some water decals and nail stickers from Viva La Nails.

With the over-the-knee-deep snow outside, it’s definitely Christmas season. And I have a fun idea for my first advent manicure this weekend. ๐Ÿ™‚

V.