Color Challenge #7 – Navy and Lavender

I did it everybody! I got through my entire color challenge using this color pairing chart.

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Last on the list is navy and lavender. I two coats of Marbles For Polish Lavender Macaron and then hand painted messy stripes on with Zoya Sailor. I actually started fairly neat on my right hand but got impatient and by the time I got to my left hand this was the result.

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I think this is actually the mani that got the most compliments out of all my color challenge ones. I was a little bummed about how sloppy it was at first, but the more I looked at it the more I liked it. My husband even said it looked like I did it on purpose because of how evenly spaced the stripes were.

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The color pairing itself isn’t my favorite, but I think this is one of my favorites out of the whole challenge. I also realized that I have a striped shirt that’s these exact colors! If you have any color pairings on this list please go to my facebook page and post your pictures in the comments of the corresponding posts.

And on another polish note, I’ll be releasing my Sailor Moon Crystal collection as a discounted pre-order this Friday, September 4th! Single full sized bottles will be available for purchase at $9 each AFTER the pre-order is over; the last day to pre-order will be September 8th. During the pre-order you can get either the full sized collection for $40 or the mini collection for $20.

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Blog posts and swatches for this collection are starting to come out, so keep an eye out for those. You can also find more info about these polishes on my facebook page or my facebook group, Marbles For Polish and More!

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Color Challenge #4 – Red and Gold

I’m back with another color challenge today! This time around is red and gold, only three more to go now! I’m very excited about doing the next few.

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I used two coats of Zoya Livingston as a base and I sponged on Marbles For Polish Golden Daze as a glitter gradient. Golden Daze is one of my newly released glitters than can be worn on it’s own or as a glitter topper. You can find it along with another ten new polishes in my etsy shop!

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Here are a couple photos with flash to show the gold holo micro glitter in Golden Daze. I love how sparkly it is!

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How do you guys like this one? I’m still obsessed with all things holo since it’s been so sunny lately, so Golden Daze and my other glitter toppers really satisfy my craving for rainbow bling. And don’t forget that if you have a red and gold mani, or any of the other color combos I’ve posted do far, go check out my facebook page and comment with your pictures on each post.

Champagne Glitter Gradient

Hey, long time, no see! Sorry for being absent here for a bit, but if you’d like to stay updated in other ways I do post on facebook and instagram. I should have a bunch of posts coming up this next month because I’ll be doing a nail art challenge using this color pairing chart. Pedis aren’t necessary, I’m doing it all on my finger nails.

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If you would like to join me I’ll be doing them in order starting on August 7th and then posting every Monday and Friday in August until I’ve finished. You can post yours to any social media, but I encourage you to post your pictures in the comments when I post each blog entry on facebook so everybody can see them in one place.

And now on to the actual mani the post is about! I used two coats of Zoya Jules which is a beautiful shimmery taupe polish. I sponged on one of my upcoming Marbles For Polish glitters, Lady Charms. This glitter topper is similar to China Glaze Fairy Dust and Golden Enchantment because it’s both a gold and silver micro glitter.

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This mani really reminds me of a bubbly champagne. I think I would wear this again to a classy event because it’s neutral but a little bit jazzed up. Are you guys excited about the new polishes I have coming out? If you haven’t seen them yet check out my instagram for some sneak peeks and look out for all of them early to mid August.

Iron Man

Hello everyone! Before I get started with my nails I’d like to wish a very happy birthday to my little girl Andraia (Andi). She’s 3 today, I can barely believe it!

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Now who’s seen the new Avengers movie? My husband and I saw it on the 1st and really liked it. I still think the first Avengers was a little better but all the Marvel movies are awesome. Iron Man has probably always been my favorite Avenger, Robert Downey Jr is absolutely perfect for that roll and just makes me love Iron Man even more. So I decided to do some Iron Man nail art the other day.

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On my middle finger and thumb I did 3 coats of The Mechanic by Marbles For Polish. On my pinkie I used just one coat of Zoya Alix. For my index and ring fingers I started with a base of Zoya Brooklyn and topped it with Kerry. For the details on my ring finger I painted on Alix, Willa, and Purity with a thin nail art brush. I top coated everything and there you have it!

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Who is your favorite Avenger if you’re into the movies and/or comics? Would you like to see me try to represent more Marvel characters? I’ve been meaning to do Spiderman nail art lately, maybe that one will be next.

Sweet Tooth Water Marble

Hey everybody! I totally meant to have this blog post up on Monday, but it’s here for you now! Believe it or not, I haven’t done a full rainbow water marble until now. Of course I had to use my new Sweet Tooth collection for this instead of searching for other colors that went together. These are all neon holos, which sadly don’t show as much sparkle in these pictures as I would have liked. I did a coat of a white creme that I made underneath to make sure the colors would pop.

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I had to include my right hand too because the color really popped and it looked more uniform.

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I did have a little trouble with this marble but that was because I wasn’t using filtered water like normal and I was at the bottom of all the polishes so they got a little thick. Overall they came out really well and I only had to re-do a couple nails. I think I will have to experiment with more full rainbows soon. I’ll break out some Zoya cremes and see what I can do. Do you guys like doing water marbles? What’s your best?

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.

Review: Anne Kathleen Snowfall In Silver

I’ve got quite a long post for you guys today, so please bare with me! I had the pleasure of trying out five new polishes from Anne Kathleen. The collection is called Snowfall in Silver and they are all stunning linear holo glitter toppers. I used two coats for each of these polishes, some go on a lot more opaque because of the amount of glitter, so they can be worn alone. Others are still pretty sheer with two coats so they’ll be better for a topper over other colors. They all went on nice and smooth, dried quickly and lasted pretty long for me. All photos on the left are without flash and all on the right are with flash.

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Silvana – a linear silver holographic polish with fine, small, and medium silver holographic star glitters and small silver holographic hex glitter.

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Silver – a linear silver holographic polish with ultra fine, fine, and small silver holographic hex glitters.

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Silvestra – a linear silver holographic polish with very fine, fine and small silver holographic hex glitters.

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Silvia – a linear silver holographic polish with shreds of silver holographic glitter.

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Sylvan – a linear silver holographic polish with fine and small square, silver holographic glitters.

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It’s really hard to say which of these polishes are my favorite. The linear effect is much stronger in the polishes with less glitter, but the ones with more glitter are great to wear on their own. I really love Silver and Silvia and I love how linear the holo is in Sylvan. Which out of these is your favorite? Try them out for $10 each by shopping at http://annekathleen.com/