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Purple floral manicure: May NCC #1

Hello sweeties!

Moriarty did you miss me, sherlock

I decided to take a quick break from blogging, so there was no post on Friday. I needed some rest after working on those monster presentations! They went well, and now I’m back with some manis for all y’all!

May brings another Nail Challenge Collaborative theme, and this month we’re doing FLOWERS! I love floral manis so much, and it’s such a perfect theme for spring! For my first look, I’m doing a mani inspired by Marisa of Hey Darling Polish (see her post here). Marisa always does the best floral manis, and this one is one of my favorites of hers!

Spring floral manicure

Spring floral manicure

As you can see, I used a different base color. I recently picked up this almost white pistachio color, and I’ve been dying to use it. So I did! I kept the flowers as close to my inspiration as possible though!

Spring floral manicure

Spring floral manicure

So the white flowers barely show up against the really light pistachio background, but I still like the overall look! I wish I would have used something other than white, or maybe a darker green/ teal background.

Spring floral manicure

Spring floral manicure

Polishes used:

  • Base color: Floss Gloss Glowstar… This gorgeous polish is a very light pastel pistachio green, verging on a green-tinged white. It’s a bit of a tricky formula – streaky on the 1st coat and requiring 3 smooth coats. But the beauty is worth it! And it makes me look more tan than I am, and I’m always a fan of that!
  • Flowers:
    • Light purple: Essie Play Date… This is a great light purple polish. And it has one of the better formulas for Essie! It’s one of my favorite Essies ever!
    • Dark purple: OPI Vant to Bite My Neck?… A gorgeous dark purple creme with a perfect formula.
    • White: Zoya Purity… A nice white creme – not my favorite, but still a nice one.
    • Yellow: Sally Hansen Lightening… This is a great opaque pure yellow. It has a great formula, and it is my favorite yellow to use for stamping!

What do you think?

Check out more floral manis from the NCC ladies:

And here’s your daily David Tennant:

David Tennant Hello, doctor who

Hellooooo gorgeous 😉

Nail Challenge Collaborative Week 3 – Untrieds

Spring is sort of here. The weather here is schizophrenic… almost 60 one day, then snowing the next. Despite all that, I wanted to get in the spring spirit. I’ve seen all the speckled candy eggs in stores and remembered I had a perfect nail polish to match!

I bought Geode, a beautiful piCture pOlish, a long time ago after admiring it and waiting for it to be restocked on llarowe. Aaaand then I never wore it! But NCC to the rescue – it has now been lovingly graced upon my fingertips! It’s a baby blue packed with royal & navy blue small hex glitter and almost micro gold glitter.

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Please excuse the small chip on my pinky – I took pics a few days into this mani. But I do love this polish, and I’m sad it took me this long to wear it! I had been thinking about doing some nail art on top, but I love it as is.

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This is 3 thin coats – perfect for the amount of glitter I wanted! The formula is perfection, and I love the subtle gold glitter shimmering throughout.