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Nayll creations, including Doctor Who themed polish!

This is going to be a long post filled with a lot of pictures, but I swear it’ll be worth it to get to the end!!

I’ve been drooling over the Nayll website for awhile – Sara Harvey, the owner and creator, has put together this amazing site where you design your own polish and she makes it for you! It saves all the start-up costs, mess, and testing to do on your own. I contacted her in the off-chance she might need a swatcher, and she was kind enough to give me a discount for my purchase and she included her Holo Top Coat and her Smooth It Out Top Coat for free!

Before showing you my creations, I have to say the customer service was to die for! About an hour after I confirmed my purchase, I got an email saying it was already completed and ready to ship. When my package came, unfortunately one of my glitter polishes had broken. I emailed Sara immediately and she sent a replacement 2 days later!

So let’s get to my beauties! As I said, one of my glitter polishes broke in the package, so please excuse some of the bottle shots – they still have either a little residual glitter or some of the label came off from my cleaning.

First up, Circus Freak. I used the dark lavender crelly with silver and purple microglitter and white, yellow, and pink dots. It’s glitter-packed and only needed 2 coats! I tried this one with my Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food top coat, then KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

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The only thing was the yellow dot glitter – I was thinking it’d be brighter (looks like lemony sunshine on her site), but I’m sure the purple base dulls it out a bit making it look more gold than lemon. But I still love it! Here’s another pic to show it in more direct lighting, which really brings out the microglitter and some of the blue undertones. Also, it’s supposed to say “Circus Freak” under the Nayll logo, but that came off when I cleaned the bottle with acetone.

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My personal polish game-changer… And a sneak peek of a review!

I love glitter. I don’t think I’m the only one who does, am I right? I rarely wear a mani with a ton of glitter since it’s such a pain to remove. Those stubborn leech-like pieces that won’t come off and the other pieces that migrate around your hand that you find days later. I just can’t deal.

I’m sure you’ve seen all the hype around OPI’s new glitter base polish. I read about a million reviews, and the conclusion I came to was that maybe I should look for a non-PVA base product. This luckily coincided with Colors by Llarowe’s restock of Nail Pattern Boldness products.

NPB apparently has been making this amazing glitter base polish for awhile, but it’s totally new to me! Glitter A-Peel is amaaaazing. It’s non-PVA (aka glue) based and supposedly lasts a bit longer than the OPI/ glue-based versions.

I first tried it out with a gorgeous PolisHaus I picked up awhile back but have never worn. “Farewell” is a beautiful shimmery grey with multicolored multi-sized glitter pieces throughout.

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Really pretty, right? This was 3 thin coats over 1 coat of NPB’s Glitter A-Peel.

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I put this at night, and the next day was a full day in the lab. In the lab, there was lots of washing hands, putting gloves on and taking them off, and handling of chemicals. Then, I worked in the hospital overnight where again, there was a lot of glove-wearing and hand-washing. Lo and behold, my lovely glitter polish stayed on!

The next day after my shower, they started popping off. I say popping off because that’s almost literally what they did. All but one nail came off in one piece.

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There are only 9 above because I lost one in the shower. Sooo easy to take off. Yes, it only lasted a day and a half. But as I mentioned above, I was pretty rough on my hands during that time. And I usually get chips around that time anyways.

So I count this as a major success. It was so easy to take off this glittery goodness – those nails that didn’t pop off on their own, I just used an orange stick to help peel them off. To make it nice and clean before my next mani, I swiped my nails down with a tiny bit of remover… but that wasn’t necessary to remove the polish.

Like I said, game changer! I’ll definitely be more willing to wear all those amazing glitter bombs now.

And now a quick teaser of a review that’s going to come soon! I was sent part of the new spring collection from Lacquer by Lissa, a local Pittsburgher who makes some fantastic creations. I’m still playing with combinations for the glitter topper.

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Just look at that packaging too! So perfect for spring 🙂 Stay tuned!