Mars & Key Lime Pie Water Marble

It feels like it’s been way too long since I’ve done a water marble, but when I saw Mars and Key Lime Pie sitting next to each other I just had to do one! Mars is the March birthstone polish this year and Key Lime Pie is from my Just Desserts collection which is available in sets for pre-order right now. I did 3 thinner coats of Mars and then marbles with both polishes and used a top coat. I absolutely love the glitter jelly and creme combo and I always lean towards cool tones on myself. I might have to try doing more water marbles like this soon, though I’d also like to try a full rainbow with some of my new collections too. You can find both of these polishes in my shop and look out for more coming soon!

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Just Dessert Collection

Hey everybody! If you haven’t seen yet, I have pre-orders up for my spring cremes. This collection is called Just Desserts and includes six pastel creme polishes. I will have the pre-orders up until March 29th as full sized and mini sets at a discounted price. After that they will be in the shop in full sized bottles only at $9 each. You can head over to my etsy to purchase them.

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Strawberry Parfait

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Orange Creamsicle

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Pineapple Cheesecake

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Key Lime Pie

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Blueberry Buckle

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Lavender Macaron

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Holographic Glitter Gradient

Hey everybody! I’m so excited that it’s starting to warm up here again. This means the sun will be out more and I can start wearing more holos again! I’ve also been grabbing more drug store brand polishes lately. This mani uses a base of Revlon Sultry with a glitter gradient of Holographic Pearls.

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¬†Holographic Pearls is similar to China Glaze Fairy Dust but the glitter is bigger and there’s more of it in the base. You can use it as a glitter topper or get full coverage pretty easily and wear it on it’s own. Sultry looks very blue in my photos but it has a strong purple shimmer in it that looks beautiful in different lighting.

What are your thoughts on drug store polishes? I think some of them are really good, even some of the cheaper ones. I’d also love to know what your favorite season for polishes are? I’m definitely fond of the warmer sunny weather for bright colors and holos but I also like the jewel tones that come out when it gets cooler.

Earthy Nails

Hi everyone! I’ve got one of my much loved gradients with flakies for you. This time I wanted to go for something earthy since I’ve already done the Magma and Glacier nails. I started with a base of Zoya Tasha and then sponged on Louise, Josie, and Robyn. I topped it with Fresh Paint Sugar Crush and top coat.

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I don’t dislike this gradient but it doesn’t really feel cohesive with the other two. I may end up re-doing an earthy one later down the line. I’m thinking a bright summery one would be good in a few months too.

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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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.

Enchanted November & December Gradient

Hey everybody! I’ve done another gradient with the last two Enchanted Polishes I got, November 2014 and December 2014. I think pretty much everyone was happy with these two polishes. All the Enchanted monthlies this past year were mysteries so I was always a little worried if I’d want to hold on to them, but both of these were gorgeous. For this mani I did one coat of December and then sponged on both polishes together. It took about 3 layers of sponging to get the opacity I wanted.

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I think I have an obsession with gradient manis, maybe more than water marbling! What shades look best as a gradient to you? I’d love to see your gradient manis too!