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Keeping it Sparkly

I’m catching up! This was a quick one from December. I needed an out-the-door in a few minutes mani and there’s really nothign as quick drying as a chrome and crackle top.

Could have kept it to just chrome, but that’s too unforgiving on my damaged nails. 😦

 

 

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Here’s China Glaze Millennium with Isadora Pink Fame on top.

IMO, Pink Fame is still the most stunning glitter crackle top coat invented. It’s so insanely sparkly with the holo glitter and the cool light pink. Perfect with silver. 😉

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Besides being eye catching, this mani was pretty much dry by the time I finished with the last nail. Can’t ask for more than that! 😀

MLV.

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Ready for Christmas

Feels like there are a couple of dozen manis in my folders I haven’t gotten around to posting this year. Probably feels that way, because it’s true. 😛

Still, with this mani I’m not playing catch-up as I added the top coat minutes ago and now all I need to be completely ready for Christmas is to bake my gingersnaps. 😀

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So, not having done nail art for a long time, I was just overflowing with ideas for what I wanted on my nails for Christmas.

And when there’s a difficult choice to be made… go with everything. 😀 So, skittles it is.

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BeYu No 209 with BYS Pot of Gold – China Glaze Hey Sailor! tipped with Twinkle Lights – China Glaze Midnight Kiss stamped with red and tipped with OPI Rainbow Connection – China Glaze Ruby Pumps on the pinkie

My thumb was the deep yellow of Pupa No 088 topped with Twinkle Lights and Pot of Gold.

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I love every single nail! 😀 😀

That said, I’d forgotten just how gorgeous Ruby Pumps is! It’s been over a year since it was on my nails and with all the fascinating multichromes and stuff coming out lately, it’s easy to forget such a classic. But seriously. It has to be one of the most beautiful polishes ever made. Not even kidding. 🙂

Hope everybody is enjoying their holidays! 🙂

MLV.

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A Happy Accident

This mani came together as an accident and I absolutely love it. 🙂

Here’s the situation — huge chips on two nails, big evening out, half an hour to take off the previous mani and go out the door.

Naturally, I needed something amazingly fast drying. So I went for the amazing Golden Rose Mattes.

I painted my nails with Matte Velvet No 103 and since that wasn’t eye catching  enough… parked it up with Golden Rose Graffiti No 11.

And the whole thing took around 15 minutes until I was able to get dressed and move on to makeup. What’s not to love about an easy and fast mani that still looks like you’ve put some effort into your nails? 😉

Happy upcoming weekend! 😀

MLV.

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On Fire

After the days I spent rocking my update to Circle of Life, I think I should finally get around to posting it. 😉

This, of course, is Max Factor Fantasy Fire. Available pretty much everywhere over here, so if you haven’t got it yet, definitely recommended.

One coat over the royal blue creme.

Stunning, but that was expected. 😀 I really want to dry it over a dark polish as well though to see if it lives up the category of spectacular that is my beloved Be:Yu. 🙂

MLV.

Pot of Gold

As I said, I’m quite infatuated with For Audrey on my nails, so I didn’t want to take it off yet. Instead, I updated my mani (something I haven’t done in ages) with a glitter topper.

I used BYS Pot of Gold — golden holo hex glitter of various sizes in a sheer yellow-tinted base — over For Audrey. I actually quite like how the yellowish base of the glitter gives a more greenish cast to the base polish.

It’s a cute combo and perfect for the final days of summer. And it actually makes me wonder why I think I don’t like sheer glitter toppers…. because I do like my nails with this mani.

MLV.

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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. 🙂

This time I decided to take this in a different direction and go for dark blue and 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. 🙂

MLV.

Day 18: Half Moon

Here’s another of the classic manis I thought I’d never wear — half moon.

At least I used my kind of colours for it. 😉

I used one coat of Golden Rose Velvet Matte No 107 (looking at the photos, I should have used two…) and then freehanded the second coat in Golden Rose Velvet Matte No 105.

These Golden Rose Mattes seriously have my undying love. 🙂 Amazing formula, super fast-drying and wonderful lasting power.

MLV.