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!
Ah yissss, love me some rose gold!
My base is two coats of Zoya Purity, and then I freehanded some half moons with ILNP Juliette. Topped everything off with Essie Good To Go. Juliette is such a gorgeous holo rose gold glitter, I try to use it every change I get.
Very simple, but I love it! What do you think?
I was going for something a little Halloween related, not sure if I actually got there lol
The white base is two coats of Zoya Purity and the black is two coats of Zoya Willa. On the white nails, I sponged on some Willa and Purity to get the grey in the background then dry brushed some Willa over it. On my middle fingers, I mixed LA Girl Uninhibited with some holo glitter from Wet n’ Wild Fantasy Makers. Then I thought it was too glittery and added two more coats of Uninhibited over it. I topped everything off with Essie Good To Go.
So, I wish this was a little more Halloween-ish lol. I’ll have to try again.
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?
Happy New Year! I can’t believe it’s 2016, honestly I didn’t even realize it until I typed it haha. Anyway! On to my new year’s eve mani!
My base is two coats of Zoya Chantal. My glitter is Sephora Formula X Hubba Hubble. For the gradient, I used the brush from Hubba Hubble just to disperse glitter, then I used a sponge to pack it on the tips. Then I topped it with two coats of Essie Good To Go.
I was going to add gold, but once I did the gradient I didn’t think I needed it. I love how this came out! What do you think?
Also, I want to wish everyone an awesome 2016!
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?
When I saw the new A England Collection I fell in love! I bought two of the polishes right away, one of which was Proserpine!
So what I have here is two coats of Proserpine. I used regular tape to tape off where I didn’t want polish. When that was set, I added some silver striping tape and some stones on my ring fingers. Topped everything off with Essie Good To Go.
In terms of Proserpine, it’s a blue with a hint of teal holo. It’s more blue than Saint George. The formula is fantastic, so buttery and smooth. It’s opaque in one coat, but I like to have two for good measure. It dries really fast but I find that it dries a little dull and needs that top coat.
How beautiful is that in the sun?! I love this polish, it reminds me slightly of Zoya Remy but a holo version. So pretty! If you love blues and/or holos I suggest you grab this one!
I needed something to get me to $50 for free shipping during the Sephora BI sale… and I stumbled upon this beauty!
Application is good, you get a decent amount of glitter per swipe. You can probably get full opacity with two coats plus some dabbing. It’s very textured once it’s dry, so what I like to do before it’s totally dry is lightly pat down any glitter that might not be flat just to help prevent myself from picking. It also helps create a smoother surface for your top coat. I added one thicker coat of Essie Good To Go on top. After three coats and a top coat, it took about 20 minutes to fully dry. I sometimes like to pat it down again after the top coat is on and it’s still a little moldable.
Because there were so many coats and I guess I didn’t seal the edges very well with top coat, I did start to get some lifting after two days. So just be aware of that.
I haven’t been into super glitter nails recently, but this one is so beautiful! I couldn’t stop staring at my nails… it was slightly dangerous while I was driving lol
What do you guys think?
I’ve been dying to do a mani like this forever! The first time I tried, I failed and hated it.. glad to say that this time was different.
To do this I started with just a base coat on my nails. The one I use is Duri Rejuvacote. Then I took a small detail brush and freehanded the tips and half moons with A England Saint George.
I did the tips first by first outlining with smile line, then filling it in. I went back over each tip with the nail polish brush later on, just for opacity. The half moons were a bit harder to freehand, but I used the same small detail brush and tried to match up the curve to the curve of the tip. Once I got the shape I wanted, I filled it in with the detail brush until it was opaque. I also used that same brush with acetone to clean up the cuticle area and fix and messy lines.
I topped everything off with two coats of Essie Good To Go. I did have some minor smudging after the first coat, which I fixed and then added the second coat.
So I’m loving this! What do you guys think?