China Glaze Rodeo Fanatic, Kleancolor Afternoon Picnic
This began as a a plain ol’ one colour manicure. Rodeo Fanatic is one of my all time favourite colours. I thought I’d jazz it up a little and add some glitter to one nail, just one coat of Afternoon Picnic to just one nail. Somehow this was what I ended up with.
I kind of dabbed on the glitter and used the little end of my dotter to move them around and place them so I had good coverage. Two coats of Seche Vite later and I had the bling-iest nails of my life!
China Glaze Aquadelic, Kleancolor Disco Ball
I cannot wait until the next week or two are over! It’s been so busy lately that I’ve been wearing the same nail polish for multiple days in a row and I never do that! The horror! Glitter is my lazy form of nail art but I’m actually quite happy with this combination and I received lots of comments on it today, which is good because I’ll be rocking this mani for a few more days yet! Perhaps I’ll mattify it!
OPI Skull & Glossbones, LA Girl Glitter Addict Uninhibited, OPI Black Onyx
Black glitter! So epically amazing!!! I recently received one of my massive hauls of nail polish and one of the polishes I was quite excited about was this LA Girl Glitter Addict one. I love all kinds of glitter. It’s one of my favourite substances, especially when it’s in nail polish form. So of course I just had to have this one. Black glitter! I just can’t get over how cool it is!
I had to do something special with this glitter in honour of its awesomeness so I attempted a glitter gradient over OPI Skull & Glossbones (you know how I love it!). On my first attempt I actually tried to do the much cooler gradient mani where the glitter is the most dense at the cuticle end instead of the tip, but it was quite the failure. So I went back to the easier version of the glitter gradient and was quite impressed with the results, if I do say so myself! To make the tips that little bit extra black I kind of dabbed on some Black Onyx to fill in some stubborn gaps.
I actually still have this manicure on, and I did it on Wednesday night, which is a really long time for a mani for me! That’s how much I loved it!
Anyhoo, back to the haul… I got:
- LA Girl Glitter Addict Uninhibited
- LA Girl Glitter Addict Celebrate
- LA Girl Disco Brites Strobe Light
- NYX Girls Carnival
- NYX Girls Robotic
- Kleancolor Metallic Red
- Kleancolor Blue Satin
- Kleancolor Disco Ball
- Kleancolor Holo Chrome
- Milani 3D Holographic Digital
- Milani 3D Holographic Cyber Space
- Milani 3D Holographic High Res
I think that was it. I couldn’t wait to try Kleancolor Holo Chome… look how sparkly it is! So amazing. And this wasn’t even in proper sunlight! It was a dodgy flash photo. Sydney has been depressingly rainy for the past week, so this was as good as I could get. Excuse the lack of clean up, I was just too dazzled by all the colours of the rainbow coming out of my fingers to bother with any of that!
OPI Russian Navy, Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black, Avon Crystal Vision Crystal Nail Topcoat
Like everyone else on the internet who likes nail polish, I was absolutely amazed at the awesomeness of Cult Nails‘ limited edition flake gem Unicorn Puke. When I read that it was being re-released as Clairvoyant I was so excited! Unfortunately it’d already sold out so I’ll have to wait a while to get my Clairvoyant/Unicorn Puke fix. In the meantime, I tried to make a colourful flakie manicure with the few flakie style polishes I have. I used OPI Russian Navy as a base to try and get some blue in the mani, topped with a few coats of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Black and then a few coats of a little gem I found in my nail polish bag from when I was a young’un. Avon Crystal Vision Crystal Nail Topcoat has little blue-green flakies in it, and is the only flakie I own. It was super runny and watery when I found it, but I left the lid off for a day and it thickened up nicely! The result was a crazy colour shifting flakie style manicure.
For a bit of fun I made a little thumb gif to show the colour changes!
Essence Forget Me Not, Kleancolor Party Fever
Essence is my new favourite brand. I’m really amazed at the quality of these polishes considering their price (compared to the standard $18-20 for other brands). Forget Me Not is a cornflower blue, almost purple polish with a very subtle shimmer. It’s applied like a dream and was just a delight! This one came from the Blossoms etc collection and was only $3.50 (I think? Around that price). The one thing I didn’t like about it was the shape of the bottle. It’s tall and thin, like a nail art bottle and I kept on feeling like I might accidentally tip it over.
For a bit of fun I did a coat of Kleancolor Party Fever on top. I got a bunch of Kleancolors a few months ago, all of them glitters, and all of them awesome!