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80s glitter and holo skittlette

Hello sweeties!

River Song hello sweetie doctor who

Yup ^that^!

Happy Friday! I’m going to be working a loooooong shift today (probably 30 hours), so I decided I needed some amazingly fun nails to get me through! What are a few of my favorite things? The 80s, Doctor Who, glitter, neon, and holos! So let’s put them all together in one mani, and what do we get?

My glitter and holo skittlette

My glitter and holo skittlette

Mmm hmm – exactly what I thought! Throw some of my favorite polishes together, and you get a color scheme out of the 80s… perfection! I just love these all together (and separately)!

80s glitter and holo skittlette

80s glitter and holo skittlette

I just knew that neon pink would go perfectly with the rest! Get ready, ’cause here come some closeups:

Closeup of Digital Nails Wibbly Wobbly v2.0 over BEGL Mickey Smith, Defending The Earth

Closeup of Digital Nails Wibbly Wobbly v2.0 over BEGL Mickey Smith, Defending The Earth

For some reason, the above closeup wanted to photograph more teal. In reality the base holo is more emerald (see below closeup). But I wanted to show off the glitter 🙂

Closeup of BEGL Mickey Smith, Defending The Earth

Closeup of BEGL Mickey Smith, Defending The Earth

Whoa baby, right?!

Polishes used:

  • Pinky (and thumb): China Glaze Glow With The Flow… This is another winner from the new Electric Nights collection. Perfect formula, AND it’s a true neon pink! I love this one so much. It’s going to be an absolutely perfect polish for my toes!
  • Index: Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer Mickey Smith, Defending the Earth… This is one of my favorite BEGLs of all time! It’s from her amazing Doctor Who collection (The It Got Away From Me, Yeah… collection), and it’s a GORGEOUS emerald green/ hunter green holo. LOVE! Mickey Smith is not my favorite character, but the polish based on him is a definite favorite!
  • Middle & ring fingers:
    • Base color: BEGL Mickey Smith, Defending the Earth
    • Topper: Digital Nails Wibbly Wobbly v2.0… This is a great glitter topper based on my favorite Doctor (Ten, duh!) and his famous line from Blink about time being all wibbly wobbly, timey wimey. It’s a clear base packed with small emerald green hexes, matte chartreuse, neon pink, and blue glitters, and large blue holographic circles. The v2.0 just refers to it being a slight reformulation of an older version. I love this! It was so easy to get all the glitters out! I only used one full coat plus a little dabbing to get out a variety of glitter.

What do you think? Does this scream 80s to you? If you did a mani filled with your favorite things, what would it look like?

And now for your daily David Tennant!

David Tennant leap in air, doctor who

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

CrowsToes Candied Brains Anyone?: another amazing Halloween glitter

Happy Halloween everyone! What are your plans? I’m going to a friend’s party to hand out candy and imbibe some fun drinks! For this Halloween, I wanted to show you another beautiful CrowsToes glitter topper that’s perfect for the holiday (see VooDoo here). Candied Brains Anyone? was a limited edition polish for October’s A Box Indied. It’s not available anymore, but I was lucky enough to buy it off someone in a Facebook group!

CrowsToes Candied Brains, Anyone? over OPI Do You Have This Color In Stockholm?

CrowsToes Candied Brains Anyone? over OPI Do You Have This Color In Stockholm?

This glitter topper is perfection! There are multi-sized hexes of orange, green, purple, blue, and fuchsia. It would look good over almost any polish, but I used OPI Do You Have This Color In Stockholm? as my base color. The formula was great too – the glitter payoff was amazeballs (this is seriously just one coat!).

Another pic of the beauty!

Another pic of the beauty!

Isn’t this just so pretty?! It’s not a typical Halloween manicure, but it’s colorful and it reminds me of a big bag of different candies. I just plain love it!

Here’s a closeup:

Closeup of these 2 beauties!

Closeup of these 2 beauties!

That OPI polish is stunning too! It’s a true blurple – a perfect mix of blue and purple. As you can tell with the above pics, sometimes it leans more one than the other. But it’s sooo pretty!

Anyways, so Happy Halloween! What’s your costume? What’s on your nails?

CrowsToes VooDoo: a perfect Halloween glitter

Happy Friday! Are you into the Halloween spirit yet? I’m slowly getting there. Today I figured I’d show a brand new polish of mine that is PERFECT for the upcoming holiday! CrowsToes nail polish was recently restocked, and I’ve been coveting so many of their beauties. And Dani of From Polish, With Love (my new blogger girl crush!) convinced me I needed to bite the bullet and BUY ALL THE CROWSTOES! So I did 🙂 So anyways, here’s one of my first CrowsToes, VooDoo!

VooDoo over black, blue, and purple

CrowsToes VooDoo over black, blue, and purple undies

First I wanted to see what the perfect undies were, so I tried black (Zoya Raven) on my pinky & index fingers, dark blue (Zoya Ryan) on my middle finger, and purple (OPI Do You Have This Color In Stockholm?) on my ring finger.

A new hand position - yay or nay?

A new hand position – yay or nay?

VooDoo is a gooorgeous glitter topper that has varied sizes of orange, purple, and teal glitter in hexes and shards. Oh, and there’s also some orange bar glitter. I usually despise bar glitter, but it actually looks pretty good in this polish!

So my favorite combo with this topper was actually Zoya Ryan, the beautiful deep navy blue. I thought it was going to be black or purple, but blue definitely won out!

CrowsToes VooDoo over Zoya Ryan

CrowsToes VooDoo over Zoya Ryan

And a closeup:

Just look at that glitter!

Just look at that glitter!

All of these swatches just had one coat of VooDoo – there’s amazing glitter payoff! I did some dabbing to even out the application, but it was super easy to get a great look!

So what do you think? Are you pro- or anti-bar glitter? And how do you like my new hand positioning? I’m kind of liking it, but it is awkward in the picture-taking. Also, do you have any CrowsToes favorites? Any must-haves?

Beautiful Unicorn Dandruff Manicure

You know when there’s that one polish on your wishlist forever and you’re not quite sure why you haven’t yet made it your own? And then when you do, it’s as amazing as you thought it’d be? For me, that’s Rica’s Unicorn Dandruff. I had it as a pending purchase for over a month, and I finally bought it… let me tell you, I was NOT disappointed!

zoya ryan, superficially lacquer the sacred tsaheylu rica unicorn dandruff blue neon holo green glitter skittlette manicure

Unicorn Dandruff in all its glory

I bought Zoya Ryan, and I realized my Unicorn Dandruff (PS – how great is that name??) matched it perfectly along with a gorgeous neon green holo of mine. Zoya Ryan is sooo pretty! It’s a dark navy blue with teal hues – and it barely stains!

zoya ryan, superficially lacquer the sacred tsaheylu rica unicorn dandruff blue neon holo green glitter skittlette manicure

So pretty! Just look at that bottle!

So much love! And here’s yet another pic:

zoya ryan, superficially lacquer the sacred tsaheylu rica unicorn dandruff blue neon holo green glitter skittlette manicure

Can’t go wrong with The Sacred Tsaheylu!

And that neon green holo! Oof – it’s amazing! It’s another polish in the Superficially Colorful Lacquer’s A Life on Pandora collection, and that collection has yet to treat me wrong. Every single polish is a winner! This green is certainly not an exception!

And the main event:

zoya ryan, superficially lacquer the sacred tsaheylu rica unicorn dandruff blue neon holo green glitter skittlette manicure

Closeup of Rica Unicorn Dandruff. Nom nom nom!

Woooow! I just love this glitter topper! It has silver, neon green, and iridescent blue glitter, and has great coverage in just one coat. I just love it so much! Also, please excuse my cuticles on that close-up – as I was pushing back my cuticles, I slipped and took a chunk out by accident… ouch!

So what do you think? Aren’t these polishes beautiful? I was so happy they matched one another so perfectly 🙂

Also, guess who is having their 1 year blogiversary next week? Hint – it’s me! Yay for a whole year of blogging!