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Holo Humpday: Chaos & Crocodiles Unicorn Symphony

Hello sweeties! Today I have a real quick post for you. It’s a really busy week for me, and I have 2 very important presentations to do tomorrow. So yeah, I’m just going to drop a few pics of a gorgeous holo polish and then get back to work!

Public speaking, grumpy cat

Hehe yup!

So Chaos & Crocodiles recently just released a gorgeous collection, the Once Upon A Unicorn collection. I picked up a few, and here’s one of the beauties (Unicorn Symphony):

Chaos & Crocodiles Unicorn Symphony

Chaos & Crocodiles Unicorn Symphony

Gorgeous right? I love teal/ aqua so much, and adding holo to it is even better!

Chaos & Crocodiles Unicorn Symphony

Chaos & Crocodiles Unicorn Symphony

Ahhh I love it so much 🙂 This was an easy 2 coater with a perfect formula. And the linear holo is strong!

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Chaos & Crocodiles Unicorn Symphony

So when I first put it on, I immediately thought of I Love Nail Polish Music Box (another light teal/ aqua holo). Putting them next to one another seems like they could be dupes, but I’ll have to swatch them to make sure! But keep that in mind because I think the C&C collection is sold out at the moment.

And here’s a closeup:

Closeup of Chaos & Crocodiles Unicorn Symphony

Closeup of Chaos & Crocodiles Unicorn Symphony

I love it! And I’m loving the semi-pastel holo trend out there! What do you think?

I’m off to begrudgingly work on my presentations. So I’ll leave you with your daily David Tennant!

David Tennant, doctor who, don't want to go

Cloud manicure: April NCC #4

Hello sweeties! It’s almost the April, and I have one last look from the Nail Challenge Collaborative’s 3rd anniversary theme of recreating one another’s manis. I had so many I wanted to try out, so it was really difficult narrowing it down to 4 looks! This last manicure is a recreation of a cloud mani done by Katee from A Girl and Her Polish (see her blog post here).

I’ve never done a cloud manicure, but I’ve seen them around for awhile and always wanted to try!

My cloud mani inspired by A Girl and Her Polish

My cloud mani inspired by A Girl and Her Polish

It wasn’t as hard as I thought it’d be! And I really like the color combination that Katee did, so I wanted to stay as close to that as possible.

Cloud manicure

Cloud manicure

Coral and green cloud manicure

Coral and green cloud manicure

Polishes used/ how I did this:

  • Base color: Polish My Life Stripped… One of my top 3 favorite white polishes. It’s even and opaque coverage in 2 coats!
  • I then let polish ball up on the end of the brush and dabbed it on the nail, creating the rounded edge and then swiping it to the tip of my nail. I did this with the following polishes:
    • Polish My Life Coral Fedora… This is a gorgeous light coral creme with a perfect formula!
    • I Love Nail Polish Admire Me… ILNP’s holos are amazing, and this one is no different! Unfortunately this one is no longer available, but ILNP has a few other teal holos that are gorgeous too 🙂

What do you think? Have you done cloud manis before?

Check out the other recreation manis by the NCC ladies:

And here’s your daily David Tennant!

David Tennant don't you look beautiful today, doctor who

No YOU look beautiful David 😉

Holo Humpday: Superficially Colorful Tsahik

Hello my sweet readers! When I recently pulled out some polishes from Superficially Colorful Lacquer‘s A Life On Pandora collection, I realized I’ve never shared pics of my favorite one! This collection full of neon holos is to die for, and I think Tsahik is the most beautiful!

Superficially Colorful Tsahik

Superficially Colorful Tsahik

I love love LOVE this polish! Coral holos are so great! I know I’ve shared a bunch of coral polishes, but it’s because I love this shade so much! It makes me look like I actually have some pigment in my skin.

The color is so hard to photograph! The above pic makes it look like it leans more orange, but in real life it’s a true coral. It’s a perfect mix of pink and slight orange.

Superficially Colorful Tsahik

Superficially Colorful Tsahik

This pic is much more true to color! Gorgeous right?! Just wait, cause here comes the money shot!

Closeup of Superficially Colorful Tsahik

Closeup of Superficially Colorful Tsahik

So bright! So coral! Aaaaaand it’s holographic! My drool has no limits.

koala drool meme

Right?!

So what do you think? Do you like coral as much as I do? What do you think about a comparison post with all the coral holos I have – any interest?

Happy humpday and here’s your daily David Tennant:

David Tennant smiling, doctor who

Mmmmm what a beautiful man 🙂

Simple mani with a dotted accent nail

Hello sweeties! It’s Friday, woo hoo! I just got back from my vacation to SC yesterday, and I totally wish I was still there. It was so gorgeous down there, we got to see friends and family, AND we found a place to live! So it was a win all around! And now I only have to work one day, and then it’s the weekend.

Anyways, I wanted to show you the manicure I wore while on vacation! I wanted something bright and cheerful, yet still tame enough to ease my future coworkers into my nail obsession. So here’s what I chose:

Simple dotted manicure

Simple dotted manicure

I really liked this one! It’s simple but with a little extra.

Blue dotticure

Blue dotticure

It’s bright and cheery, but I think the monochrome dots in a lighter shade keeps it simple. My gut said “Make it holo or neon or multiple different colors!” But like I said earlier, I was going to meet up with my future coworkers. So I wanted to ease them into the nail art lifestyle I lead! 😉

Polishes used:

  • Base color: China Glaze UV Meant To Be… Another one of the amazing Electric Nights! This one had a perfect formula (that slight uneven texture you see is actually from the top coat I used – Seche Vite). And the color is great!
  • Dots: Essie Mint Candy Apple… Such a gorgeous light blue with some aqua tones!

What do you think? What’s your go-to simple nail art look?

Here’s your daily David Tennant: (ps – I’m running out of David Tennant memes, I might have to go to Doctor Who or Matt Smith memes next!)

David Tennant Yolo, doctor who

Holo Humpday: Superficially Colorful Utral Aymokriya

Hello sweeties and happy Wednesday! Today is a quick post for Holo Humpday since I’m on vacation. I wanted to share another gorgeous polish from the Life on Pandora collection by Superficially Colorful Lacquer (check out some of the others here, here, here, and here). This holo is Utral Aymokriya!

Superficially Colorful Utral Aymokriya

Superficially Colorful Utral Aymokriya

Whoa baby, right?! All the preview posts I saw listed this as the breakout color from the collection, and I don’t think they were wrong! It’s absolutely stunning!

Superficially Colorful Utral Aymokriya

Superficially Colorful Utral Aymokriya

As I’ve mentioned recently, I’ve really been feeling this pink-leaning purple shade recently. The fuchsia speaks to me! It is totally my jam!

Mmmmm Rob Lowe

Mmmmm Rob Lowe

Aww I miss Parks & Rec! Did you watch that show? I loved it so hard!

Anyways, more polish!

Superficially Colorful Utral Aymokriya

Superficially Colorful Utral Aymokriya

It’s a beautiful shade of purple, the formula is perfect, and the holo is strong! And here’s a closeup:

Closeup of Superficially Colorful Utral Aymokriya

Closeup of Superficially Colorful Utral Aymokriya

Broad City YAS

^^YAAAAS queen YAAAAS!

So what do you think? Are you as impressed with this collection as I am? Do you own any?

And here is your daily David Tennant:

See what I did there?

See what I did there?

Glitter chevron skittlette manicure

Hello sweeties! While I’m away on vacation, I wanted to share with you a slightly older manicure of mine. It’s one of those “throw a bunch of random things together and maybe it’ll look ok?” type of manis, which I always love! And this mani involves glitter… also LOVE! The only issue with glitter for me – it gets everywhere and you’ll find pieces of glitter in random places 23 days after you’ve worn it on your nails. I swear I’ll pick off microglitters from my face way after it’s been removed!

Glitter herpes, demetri martin

Demetri Martin had it right… damn glitter herpes! It’s the gift that keeps giving, whether you want it or not!

Anyways, here’s my herpes mani? Nope… that sounds awful. Note to self – do NOT ever call a manicure your “herpes mani.” So, here’s my glitter chevron skittlette! That’s nicer, although it’s easier to call it a herpes mani LOL.

My glitter chevron skittlette mani

My glitter chevron skittlette mani

Much prettier than herpes right? Geez, I need to stop talking about the herp!

Just look at that purple!

Just look at that purple!

I really liked how this came out! I wanted to break out my chevron vinyls because it’s such an easy way to get a beautiful accent.

And don’t all the polishes go well together?! When I’m choosing polishes to throw together, I tend to use one with multiple colored glitters or shimmer. Then it’s easy to choose the other polishes – I just take some of the accented glitter colors and try to match them! So for this mani, I first chose the KBShimmer crelly glitter Meow or Never. That polish has some purple and blue matte glitters, so I picked out a brighter purple and a blue glitter!

Here’s a closeup of Meow or Never:

KBShimmer Meow or Never

KBShimmer Meow or Never

Please excuse the yellowed cuticle area! I was playing around with a yellow chartreuse holo (which looked TERRIBLE on me FYI), and it stained like a mother.

And here’s a closeup of the gorgeous blue glitter:

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer 2000 Years

Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer 2000 Years

Love this SO much! Despite this being the offending glitter polish, I adore it!

Polishes/ products used:

  • Index finger: China Glaze Plur-ple… This gorgeous purple is another from the new Electric Nights collection! The formula on this one was perfection (I had pooling/ uneven issues with the other purple in the collection), and the color is stunning! I LOVE this bright almost neon purple!
  • Middle finger:
  • Ring finger: BEGL 2000 Years… This stunning ocean blue microglitter has bits of silvery holo glitter interspersed with the rest, and I love it so hard! I used 3 coats for full opacity (I could have gotten away with 2, but I wanted the tips to be more opaque). It’s also part of Julie’s amazing Doctor Who collection (The It Got Away From Me, Yeah… collection), and it’s based on Rory and Amy, some of the Doctor’s companions. This name gets me in the feels – the love Rory has for Amy is something everyone should strive for!
  • Pinky: KBShimmer Meow or Never… This gorgeous crelly glitter has a beautiful pale grey base that almost leans a bit purple. Matte glitters in dark blue, grey, purple, and light blue are packed in the base and easy to get on the nail. This was from the newest Spring 2015 collection, and it’s perfection! I used 2 coats.

So that’s that! I think I mentioned herpes more than a Valtrex ad. Hopefully that didn’t turn you off and you stuck around for the mani! If you stuck around, what do you think? Do you like this kind of “kitchen sick” manicure where you throw a bunch of random things together?

And here’s your daily David Tennant:

David Tennant Can't tell? Lick it, doctor who

Holo Humpday: I Love Nail Polish Peri Me

Hello sweeties! I am SO excited because I have a week of vacation starting tomorrow!! Woot woot!

HeMan Vacation never coming back

Yeah, except then I’d get fired. But yay for vacation! I don’t know whether I shared this before, but this June marks the end of the looooooooong long training I’ve been going through to be a neonatologist (doctor for babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). I have a job lined up for when I’m done – I will be moving to SC! Woo hoo! So tomorrow, I’m heading down there to scout out places to live. Yay for warmer weather! I’ve been playing at my nail station, preparing some posts for when I’m out of town.

But today, I have another Holo Humpday! Today’s gorgeous holo is one of the new polishes from the Spring 2015 I Love Nail Polish collection. I picked this (and a few others) up during the preorder, but I think the collection will be launched for real very soon.

This is Peri Me:

I Love Nail Polish Peri Me

I Love Nail Polish Peri Me

Unnnnnffff! I LOVE this!! This was the first preview swatch I saw from the new collection, and I just knew it was going to be amazing. Peri Me is a stunningly delicate periwinkle blue holo with some golden mini flakies/ shimmer. It’s SUCH a perfect polish for spring & summer (& fall & winter… and the solstice… and the blood moon)!

ILNP Peri Me

ILNP Peri Me

Isn’t this so gorgeous?!

ILNP Peri Me

ILNP Peri Me

The formula is good as usual for ILNP. It’s really sheer on the first coat, but it builds up easily. I ended up doing 3 coats, but you could totally get it opaque in 2 if you paint thicker coats.

And here’s the closeup!

Closeup of ILNP Peri Me

Closeup of ILNP Peri Me

You can even see a slight red shimmer in the closeup! I couldn’t really capture the golden microflakies, but they’re super subtle and like to hide. Little ninja flakies.

What do you think? I’ve seen a bunch of periwinkle pop up recently – is this the new Spring 2015 trending color? I can’t say I’d mind because I always love periwinkle!

Keep an eye out for ILNP’s Spring 2015 collection! I bought a few others as well, and they’re all absolutely stunning! Plus, the holographic version of all the multichrome flakies is also being released soon.

And now for your daily David Tennant! Get ready for the feels…

David Tennant, doctor who, billie piper, rose tyler, doomsday, hey girl meme

Ugh, that gets me every time! EVERY time! Right in the feels.

Holo Humpday: Glam Polish New Girl in Town

Hello sweeties! Happy April 1st aka April Fools Day! I’m blanking on any type of pranks this year. My husband is out of town and I’m working, so there’s no one fun to prank anyways. I used to love lighthearted pranks in college – I lived in a suite connected to my best friend’s room, and that dear girl is one of the most gullible people in the world! My favorite prank was when I snuck into her room and stole one of each of her shoes. Then when she noticed something was wrong, she accused me of taking the shoes (because there was obviously a history of me pranking her at that point). So I put on a big act and was super offended that she would even suggest I’d do that… and once she felt really bad and apologized, I pulled the huge garbage bag full of her shoes out of my closet and gave it to her. 😉 I’m such a good friend lol!

OK anyways – onto the holo for the day! Because it’s Holo Humpday y’all! And today I have another beauty from Glam Polish. New Girl In Town is another gorgeous holo from the Hairspray collection, and I LOVE IT!

Glam Polish New Girl in Town

Glam Polish New Girl in Town

YAAAAASSSS!! Now the above picture makes the polish look a bit more orange-leaning, but it’s really more pinky coral in real life. But YES! I adore this polish!

Glam Polish New Girl in Town

Glam Polish New Girl in Town

This pic is more true to color. It’s almost a neon, it’s so vivid coral!

Glam Polish New Girl in Town

Glam Polish New Girl in Town

And the scattered holo is so beautiful as well. It’s not in-your-face strong, but it’s always there no matter the lighting.

I think this time of year is the perfect time for a coral holo because the sun is just starting to come out to play. It also makes you look more tan, which is always nice! I’m all about looking like I’m not actually Casper, so this is perfect for me 🙂

Casper the friendly ghost

Oh, Casper the friendly ghost! Devon Sawa was my jam – anyone remember him? He was like catnip for tweens in the mid-90s.

Anyways, I digress… here’s a closeup of New Girl in Town:

Glam Polish New Girl in Town

Glam Polish New Girl in Town

So pretty!! I do love this holo so much!

What do you think? Are you as much a fan of coral polishes as I am? Are you doing anything silly for April Fools? Are you usually the pranker or the prankee? And please tell me someone remembers Devon Sawa as Casper!!

And now for your daily David Tennant:

One of my favorite moments of Ten's

One of my favorite moments of Ten’s

Mint and blush dotted skittlette

Hello my sweeties! It’s only Monday and I am EXHAUSTED! I think they need to make weekends at least 3 days – who’s with me? Shall I start a petition? I just started working out hardcore, which took quite awhile to get motivation back.

trex exercise motivation meme

So yeah, every fiber of my body aches. But at least I’ve got pretty nails! My personal trainer always compliments me on them – we talk polish as she kills me with lunges and mountain climbers. It makes it a little less painful! Anyways, onto today’s mani!

Aqua and blush dotted skittlette

Mint and blush dotted skittlette

I just love this simple yet gorgeous look! As I’m sure you know, the whole mint/ teal/ aqua/ turquoise range is my all-time favorite. And I realized I haven’t used this particular holo in a really long time, so ta da! Mash them together and have a transitional accent nail with dots!

Mint and blush dotted skittlette

Mint and blush dotted skittlette

I really think my dotting game has been on point recently! Practice makes perfect and all that.

Polish My Life 1950s Mint Fridge with dots of ILNP Champagne Blush

Polish My Life 1950s Mint Fridge with dots of ILNP Champagne Blush

I was so happy that the holo I used worked so well with the dots! It comes off a bit on the sheer side on the first coat on its own, so I was worried it wouldn’t be pigmented enough for dots. But it totally worked like a charm!

And a closeup of the holo accent:

I Love Nail Polish Champagne Blush

I Love Nail Polish Champagne Blush

Yummy!

Polishes used:

  • Index & middle finger: Polish My Life 1950s Mint Fridge… This beauty is from the new PML All Things Vintage collection, and I adore it! As I’ve mentioned, PML hands down has the best formula for pastel cremes I’ve found. This mint is no exception! I love it so hard!
  • Ring finger:
    • Base: Polish My Life 1950s Mint Fridge
    • Dots: I Love Nail Polish Champagne Blush… this holo as mentioned above is a bit sheer on the first coat, but it builds up so nicely and is opaque in 2 coats. It’s a gorgeous pink rose gold linear holo with some golden shimmer that catches the light every now and then.
  • Pinky (& thumb): ILNP Champagne Blush

What do you think? What’s your favorite way to mesh 2 different colors with a transitional accent nail? And if you work out, how do you keep your motivation up?

Aaaaand now here’s your daily David Tennant! It’s a classic 🙂

David Tennant Allons-y, doctor who

Coral and Fuchsia Skittlette Manicure

Hello my sweeties! Are you excited for spring and warmer weather? I SOOO am! I need some sunshine in my life again soon! So while the PA weather gods won’t give me real sunshine yet, I need some brightness on my nails!

I saw this amazing swatch video from jessFACE90 on YouTube on the new China Glaze Electric Nights collection, and I got so excited!! Like Jessie Spano on caffeine pills excited:

Jessie Spano i'm So Excited saved by the bell

She’s so… scared! 😉

I had been drooling over the extremely hard to find PipeDream A Night In Vegas neon cremes and after seeing that swatch video, I was really hopeful that the Electric Nights cremes would satisfy my neon craving. I realized I have gaps in my collection when it comes to neons. So I decided I needed to pick up a few of the Electric Nights polishes – specifically the purples, the pink, the red-orange coral, and one of the blues!

So obviously I needed to use the neon I was anticipating the most – the fuchsia purple neon!

My coral and fuchsia skittlette

My coral and fuchsia skittlette

This is what I came up with – another little mishmash mani! I love how coral and fuchsia go together! Especially when they’re as bright as pretty as these two!

Coral and fuchsia skittlette

Coral and fuchsia skittlette

I have to say, I adore the color of this China Glaze neon! But I don’t think that they’re a replacement for the PipeDreams – from everything I’ve seen and read about those, they have such a perfect pigmented formula. The formula on this particular polish was a little runny. It does get opaque in 2 coats (without a white base), but the polish tends to slide towards the sides of the nail a little bit. I think a 3rd coat would fix that issue.

And, ahem… do you see the pinky nail?! That topper is divine! It’s one of I Love Nail Polish‘s new holographic multichrome flakies. AND I was able to get some good photos of that little sucker!

Closeup of ILNP Neon Rosebud (H) over China Glaze Violet Vibes

Closeup of ILNP Neon Rosebud (H) over China Glaze Violet Vibes

BOOM baby! I got it! I may have wished on a star, stood on my head, and sacrificed a virgin… but I finally got a good picture of the multichrome flakie! It shows off the gorgeous shift from pink/purple to gold and green, AND you can see how much depth the scattered holo gives it! Yay!

Polishes used:

  • Base color for all nails: China Glaze Violet Vibes… as described above. Hopefully the formula of the others I bought are a little better. But I’ve most definitely come across worse neon formulas for sure! Oh, and since I hadn’t seen this collection in stores yet, I bought mine on Head2Toe Beauty.
  • Index finger (and thumb):
    • Topped with ILNP Neon Rosebud (holo version)… check out the closeup shot above to see just one coat of this beauty! The holo in the flakie topper does give the base polish you use a bit of a silvery tinge. But only a little bit.
  • Middle finger:
    • Dots of Polish My Life Coral Fedora… this is a gorgeous pink-leaning coral that’s a very bright pastel. The formula on this is perfection! I have yet to come across a bad Polish My Life pastel. They all have amazing formulas and are so pretty!
  • Ring finger:
    • I used a chevron vinyl from NailVinyls.
    • Topped with Polish My Life Coral Fedora

What do you think? Do you have the PipeDream neons? Or do you know of dupes?

And now for your daily David Tennant! This is from the amazing Girl in the Fireplace episode!!

David Tennant, doctor who, horse, girl in the fireplace