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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Miscellaneous Manis-the Good & the Bad!

Well, I got a bit behind on things again-lots of forest fires in our state/nearby states and the smoky air seems to be taking its toll on my energy...Blegh!

So I will barrage you with some of my recent Yuks and Yays...
First is bad...very bad, but I couldn't put my finger on any one thing---it was everything, hahahaa!

Started out great, Loving this cool neutral! Should have left "well enough" alone...

OK, Bad move...stamping sucked and then I wanted to try out a new polish of mine over this stamping...just yuk! It stayed on for a full day-that was all I could take of this combo!


OK, Next one...Operator Error, not the polish's fault. Lovely Contrary Polish, Purple Smoke. STUNNING polish, actually...
 

Lovely shimmers, Grurple came to mind, because it is grey, blue and purple all at once, but my application sucked and I rushed things-bubbles from too thick of coats. I will try 3 very thin coats next time-this was 2 thick layers. Even though my application stunk, I didn't want to remove this one...lovely...

Girly Bits Cu Blue-O MY this makes me literally drool...I'm not a fan of Jellies, but this color  talked to me (screamed, actually) so I bought it. copper sparkles peek out of a yummy deep blue. This is 2 coats and I really could care less that I have VNL. On my accent finernail is Finger Paints Fall of Surprises and was was too intense/dense, but I had not tried this one before, so maybe I am forgiven?
This pic below was the best I have taken in a long time..in the car, after work, hahahah! Are you drooling?
I bought Girly Bits Cu Blue and Contrary Polish Purple Smoke from Llarowe.
This next one was fun...but a pain to remove...but sooo fun and pretty!
2 coats of NYC french mani white, 1 coats of Pretty & Polished Sand Art, 3 (yes, 3!) coats of SV....
You might not be able to tell....I am still playing around with my next, new polish(accent finger)--testing and trying to decide if I need to tweak it before I make enough to bottle and sell...
(Can you see the shimmer on my accent/ring finger?)

Let me know what you think of these- I love some of the indies and I love trying my own brand and comparing them to what is out there...There are some very talented people out there making polish right now, but do your research, a friend of mine has had some bad experiences with indies-not many, but some....
*hugs* take care all-enjoy your weather and clean air if you have it!!

 

6 comments:

Abop Laquerlove said...

Um, I loved that stamping combo - especially with the shimmer! All of these are awesome manis, and your shimmer mix is gorgeous.

Marias Nail Art said...

LOL, what a week ;)
I actually liked that stamping a lot - but also several of the ondies, Sand Art the most, but THREE coats of Seche Vite, now I start to regret that it's on it's way to me LOL

Paulina said...

awesome! especially the first one!

Gottwinkies said...

I am glad you liked it, ABOP! I think what spoiled it for me was my stamping-the black wouldn't settle into the narrow lines of the heiroglyphs for a nice clean image & I re-did several nails. Thank-you!

Gottwinkies said...

Marias Nail Art, I am glad you liked them-even the stamped one eh?! Wow....I may have to rethink that one since both of you liked it! I waited a long time to get Sand Art, but I'm going to try Gelous next, and see if it makes a difference. Thanks!

Gottwinkies said...

Paulina, you are so sweet! You all are! Here I thought that was a yucky mani, and you all like it-thank-you so much!