Red & Blue Dry Marble 2

Silly me almost forgot to post something today! I’ve got another dry marble for you today using Sinful Colors Love Nails and China Glaze Heart of Africa. My friend helped me pick the colors and I think they came out really cool together. Heart of Africa blends in on some spots to make an interesting color but where it is more dense you can really see how gorgeous the red is. I’m actually wearing Heart of Africa on it’s own right now and got some great compliments. And Love nails is a beautiful blue on it’s own. I used it as the base color for this mani and almost didn’t want to mess with it. I love how easy dry marbles are but they look like it took so much longer to do. I think next one I do will be with at least 3 colors.

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WIW Review: The Polished Pachyderm

Hey everybody, I’ve got a brand new polish brand to show you today! The brand is called The Pachyderm Polish and so far from what I’ve seen this brand is going to go far. The creator, Cristie, sent me an unnamed flakie topper and I love it!

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I tried it over a black holo first. It really adds a cool effect to the black. It’s a little colorful but still very dark. This is one coat plus a top coat.

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Then I put it over a white holo and it really popped! Over the white you can really see the multichrome aspect of the flakies better. They have a purple/green shift. This is one coat with top coat again.

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The formula is nice and smooth and easy to remove as well. The dry time was a little longer than I’m used to with some indies, but still very quick for polish in general. The wear time was really good for me as well. I’ve already used this polish more than once and I’m really looking forward to seeing what else The Polished Pachyderm has to show.

Valentines Mani

Hey everybody! Valentines Day is this week, and if you’re still searching for a fun mani I’ve got one for you! This one is much better than what I did last year in the way of hearts. I used all Sinful Colors polishes for this mani, and I wanted to go for girly without doing all pinks/reds. I started with bases of Purple Gleam, 24/7, and Treasure Chest. On my thumb I did one coat of top coat and then added a little heart with 24/7. To do the heart I placed two dots next to each other with a dotting tool and then connected them at the bottom. You need a decent amount of polish on the dots and you need to work pretty fast so the polish doesn’t get too goopy. On my ring finger I used striping tape and painted over Purple Gleam with Treasure chest. I used the same technique to do a larger heart after doing one layer of top coat. I then top coated the entire mani, doing two coats over the two fingers that had Treasure Chest alone since that and Purple Gleam are textured.

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So how do you guys like my Valentines mani? I think it’s super cute and I got a lot of compliments on it! Will you be trying to recreate this one, or will you be doing something else? I’d love to see what you all come up with! Let me know your thoughts and show me your manis in the comments.