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Holo Humpday: Chaos & Crocodiles City In The Clouds

Hello sweeties! Happy Wednesday! Today I’m sharing with you another gorgeous holo from Chaos & Crocodiles new Once Upon a Unicorn collection. This stunner is City In The Clouds, and it’s fantastic!

christopher eccleston fantastic doctor who

You can’t forget your first Doctor! And Nine really was absolutely fantastic 🙂 But so is this polish, so let’s get to that!

Chaos & Crocodiles City in The Clouds

Chaos & Crocodiles City in The Clouds

Right? I mean, wow! It’s such a gorgeous vibrant blue AND it’s holo! Be still my holo-loving heart!

Chaos & Crocodiles City in The Clouds

Chaos & Crocodiles City in The Clouds

This shade of blue is definitely right up my alley. It’s not too dark, not too light, and it’s like this cornflower blue but better 🙂

Chaos & Crocodiles City in The Clouds

Chaos & Crocodiles City in The Clouds

Oh and please excuse that little cut on my middle finger. I’ve been packing for my upcoming move, so my hands are not immune to injury. I’m honestly surprised my nails don’t look worse than they do!

And here’s the closeup!

Chaos & Crocodiles City in The Clouds

Chaos & Crocodiles City in The Clouds

Just look at that gorgeous holo! It’s like a perfect mix of scattered and linear.

What do you think? Are you as smitten with blue polishes as I am? I need all the blues… ever in existence!

And now your daily David Tennant:

David Tennant licking lips doctor who

You’re welcome.

Holo Humpday: I Love Nail Polish Happily Ever After

Hello sweeties! I’m so excited to show you today’s holographic nail polish! I Love Nail Polish‘s recent Spring collection was not one of my favorites (although making all their flakies holo? Yes please!), but there were definitely some gems. One such gem is this beauty I’m sharing with you today – Happily Ever After.

George RR Martin They all died the end

Not George RR Martin’s version of Happily Ever After… ILNP’s is much less gruesome! 😉

I Love Nail Polish Happily Ever After

I Love Nail Polish Happily Ever After

Isn’t that stunning? Happily Ever After is a gorgeous silvery lilac linear holo packed with small silver chrome flakies. Initially I wasn’t that excited about this one – I was worried that the chrome flakes would make this look too frosty or like a messy chrome. I’m so happy that I was wrong!

I Love Nail Polish Happily Ever After

I Love Nail Polish Happily Ever After

This looks so great in every lighting ever! The holo comes out strongly in the sun, and the flakies really shine in shade and low light. It’s just a win-win all around 🙂

I Love Nail Polish Happily Ever After

I Love Nail Polish Happily Ever After

And you knew it was coming:

Closeup of I Love Nail Polish Happily Ever After

Closeup of I Love Nail Polish Happily Ever After

I’m so happy I picked this one up. It’s totally worth it!

What do you think? Do you like holos with something extra like flakies or are you a purist? Did you pick up anything from this collection?

And now I leave you with your daily David Tennant:

David Tennant smile

Mmmm just look at that smile!

Holo Humpday: F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond (H)

Hello sweeties! Get ready for some picture-heavy nail porn! Today I’m sharing with you this crazy awesome new (to me) glitter bomb by F.U.N. Lacquer. I had seen pics on the Interwebs of 24 Karat Diamond before and always was blown away by how sparkly and holo it was. I finally decided to pick it up when I saw it was restocked on Live.Love.Polish, and I’m so glad I did!

F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond (H)

F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond (H)

Crazy pretty right? F.U.N. Lacquer’s 24 Karat Diamond (H) is a beautiful combination of silver holographic microglitter and tiny holographic particles!

F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond (H)

F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond (H)

The formula is a little bit thick, but it’s definitely still manageable. I only needed 2 coats for this full opacity manicure! So I guess it’s good that it’s a bit thick!

F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond (H)

F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond (H)

And here’s a slightly blurry picture to show of how crazy sparkly it is:

F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond (H)

F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond (H)

It’s so beautiful in the sunshine, but it doesn’t lose any beauty indoors. I got SO many compliments on this polish! And I could barely stop looking at my nails while I was wearing it!

A closeup:

F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond (H)

F.U.N. Lacquer 24 Karat Diamond (H)

So this polish comes in a non-holographic version, which looks just as sparkly. But I’m loving the addition of the small holo particles – it adds a little something extra! And F.U.N. Lacquer has come out with multiple different colors in this same holo microglitter finish. I picked up a few others too, and I can’t wait to wear them!

As a mini warning, this polish acts more like a glitter than a holo in terms of removal. So I’d recommend using a peel-off basecoat if you have! I use Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter A Peel, but I know there are many others available in addition to any DIY glue base.

What do you think? Do you have any of these beauties? What’s your favorite peelable base coat?

And now for your daily David Tennant:

Doctor Who, David Tennant sticking tongue out

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 🙂

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?

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

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