So this post is just a *wee* bit late. But life happens you know?
This green plaid nail art design was my mani for St. Patrick's Day.I did manage to get one in and a quick daytime shot of it.I used Zoya Jace for the base and did some double stamping for the plaid effect.
Normally I do a bunch of green manis for March, but time just got away from me!
In February, I picked up Colors by Llarowe How About a Brownie Dogg? from Polish Pickup (check out their website here for info about how it works). I don't have many brown polishes in my collection, and most of them are cremes. So of course I had to get this beautiful one.
OHHHHH and did I mention the best part? ONE COAT!!! Yes one coat and an amazing formula.
I love brown and teal together so I partnered this polish with Painted Polish Stamped in Seafoam.
a-england Saint George is one of my favorite polishes of all time. It's an absolutely stunning dark teal polish. It goes on easily in 2 coats, and possibly one coat depending on your application but I prefer thinner coats.
I've purchased this polish a few years ago, but it's still available. The a-england website has a list of places where you can buy it.
I picked up KBShimmer Rise & Grind at Polish Con Minneapolis in September, and I believe it's the final polish from there that I needed to still show. I've worn it once before this mani, but my photos didn't do the polish justice so I needed to wear it again.
Rise & Grind is a gorgeous, super holographic light brown. I needed two coats for full opacity.
Wisconsin is currently having basically all of winter in one week at the moment. We had snow Wednesday. Today (Monday) we got tons more with blizzard like conditions at times, and Tuesday-Thursday our lows are going to be dangerously low.
Basically, it's the perfect time for a warm, mermaid themed mani!
I used Zoya Virginia as the main color accented with Zoya Levi. I stamped on the mermaid scales and added some gold studs as well.
The First Detective from Delush Polish was part of the November Polish Pickup for the theme of Badass Women. The First Detective is inspired by Olivia Benson from Law & Order: SVU. I love that show so I really wanted this polish.
I was a bit disappointed with this though. While the polish is still pretty, I feel like the magnetic effect isn't as strong. I used the magnet that came with the polish, but I wonder if other magnets were used for swatches.
When I saw photos of Tonic Polish Santa Baby in the Tonic FB fan group, I immediately knew that I needed it. Luckily for me, it was still in stock (it's available as of writing this post as well!)
I ordered it with plenty of time to arrive before Christmas, but USPS "lost" it for a bit so I didn't get it until Christmas Eve. Fortunately, the color is so gorgeous that I didn't mind using it after the holidays :)
Santa Baby is a stunning red holographic. The formula is amazing and applied so well. I needed two coats, but didn't have to do any clean up.
I added some adorable penguins using the advanced stamping technique and plate BP-137.