If you follow nail art on Instagram, you’ve probably seen holo flakies everywhere. I’ve been obsessed with them since I first saw them, and I finally got my hands on a jar!
Even though we’re in the midst of (a very hot) summer, I’m feeling very pastel-y lately.
My base is two coats of Zoya Kristen, topped with a lot of China Glaze Luxe and Lush. I topped it off with a thick coat of Essie Good To Go, to smooth down those flakies. Super easy, but I loved it. Not much of a summer mani, but I was really digging it. What do you think?
I went to a wedding yesterday! I wore black and silver, so I did a mani to match.
I freehanded the negative space, and filled everything else in with Zoya Willa, two coats. Then I used a clear polish and silver leaf on the Vs, and topped with Essie Good To Go. Since the leaf tends to get all over the nail, once the top coat was dry, I covered any leaf that strayed from the V and did another coat of G2G.
Very simple, not super summery or wedding-y, but I like it . I was planning on doing white, but I had an unfortunate thumb break at the gym and didn’t want to emphasize the shortness.
What do you think?
Feel like I haven’t blogged in forever! So here’s a NOTD!
The base is one of my favorites, Zoya Lake. This is two coats. Then I used a dotting tool and Zoya Gilty for the outline. I picked out the flakes and hand placed them. A little tedious, but I think it was worth it. Topped everything off with a thick coat of Essie Good To Go.
I really like how it came out. Kind of reminds me of Cinderella or Jasmine. What do you think?
One of my Christmas polishes! This is ILNP Ferris Wheel!
My base is two coats of Zoya Willa, topped with three coats of Ferris Wheel. Ferris Wheel is a multi color flakie polish. You can see pink, green, blue and orange in there, and the flakies shift depending on the angle.
I topped it off with one coat of Essie Good To Go, and it smoothed out pretty well. One thick coat of top coat is all you really need.
I love this! Sometimes I forget that you really can’t go wrong with a good flakie, and this… it a great flakie.
What’s your favorite flakie polish?
I saw Star Wars during Christmas weekend and I needed a very special mani. So I went with a galaxy mani, but not just any galaxy… a flakie galaxy!
My base is two coats of ILNP Sweater Weather, which is a holographic teal/blue polish. Then I sponged on the flakies: ILNP Supernova, Luna and Glory. Then I sponged on Sally Hansen Disco Ball for some extra sparkle and finally, added the white dots with Zoya Purity. Topped it off with Essie Good to Go.
I think this came out pretty cool. I love how Glory added a pop of orange and went so beautifully with Luna.
What do you think?
If you follow me on Facebook, you might have seen that I was planning to buy 6 ILNP polishes, but I got lucky and got them as a gift!
From left to right:
- Ferris Wheel
- Mountain View
- Sweater Weather
- Time in a Bottle
So beautiful! I just like looking at new polishes for a while before I use them lol.
These 6 come from 3 of the latest collections: the fall, winter and holiday collections. I got 2 from each.There are two Ultra Chrome flakies, two Hologhraphics and two Ultra Metallics.
I will be posting swatches or manis with these guys, I did use some of them for a mani already, but that’s for another post lol.
Did you get anything snazzy for Christmas?
Now that school has started and I know that fall is on the way, I’m ready for all the fall nail polishes! I wasn’t totally ready to jump into jewel tones so I decided on something more subtle for this transition-y time.
I think it’s a perfect transition from summer into fall and love that the nude goes matte but the gold stays shiny! What do you guys think?
I’ve been in a rut, I’m kind of over summer colors yet not ready for fall. So what do I do when I’m in a rut? Add glitter, of course! In this case, I added flakies…
I have a base coat of Zoya Raven, then one coat of ILNP Phoenix, one coat of Supernova over than and then another coat of Phoenix. Phoenix is a purple/pink/orange multichrome and Supernova is a green/blue/purple multichrome. I thought they’d look really cool layered over each other and I was right! I love all the different colors you get when you layer them.
Straight on you get that green and purple, very Maleficent-y, then you get the shifts of more purple/pink, red/orange. They kind of remind me of dragon eggs! I also added a coat of Essie Good To Go over top.
What do you guys think?
I’ve been wanting to do another mermaid mani for a while now, and I recently hauled studs and rhinestones, so I figured it would be the perfect time for a super embellished mermaid mani! I call this… Super Mermaid!
Woahhhhh! So my base was one coat of Jin Soon Heirloom, then I added ILNP Luna and Supernova. What I did was alternate which color went on the top of nail and which color went on the bottom. So my pinky has Luna on top, and my ring has Luna on the bottom, etc…It took about three dabby coats to get the flakies to the opacity that I wanted. Then I went crazy with the embellishments. As you can see, I have rhinestones, pearls, sea shells, rings… the whole shebang! Topped everything off with a healthy coat of Essie Good To Go.
I’ve never done a mani where I have studs and stuff on each nail, but I liked it! I like how the flakies kind of look like scales, so this whole thing reminded me of a mermaid’s tale. What do you guys think?