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Show Me Your Nails 2.0

Due to some technical glitches with the original Show Me Your Nails Thread, I am starting a new thread with @vegchililover78's blessing (She says "hello," by the way!).

 

Please share your nail looks, nail art and manicures!

 

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...And don't forget to check out @Beadshopgirl's Nail Stamping Thread for stamping inspiration! ❤️  

https://community.sephora.com/t5/Nailed-It/The-Nail-Stamping-Thread/m-p/3328865

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Art? Or complete mess? You be the judge! 🤣🤣

 

I watched several of the videos on dry marbling from that channel I mentioned a few manis ago, and felt ready to tackle something more complicated than just a few flower petals, but I may have been wrong lol. It's hard to get lots of dots of polish on your nail and still have time to marble them before they start getting thick or clumpy. And my yellow and green started looking a little muddy when mixed together. This is a skill that I either need to practice a bit more, or abandon completely in despair lol. I think I might be better off with more monochromatic looks...light + medium + dark pink, for example, less chance of unintended bad mixes of color.

 

To be honest, I hated this before I put on top coat, but it was super late and I didn't have time to start over. Top coat helped the colors pop a bit and smoothed things out significantly, but I still don't love it.

 

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The mess 😂

 

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The swatch hand

 

Green: Revlon Posh

Fantastic formula, two coats, not streaky or fussy in any way. A classic for a reason! Revlon has also started moving to wide brushes, and they are awesome 😍

 

Pink: China Glaze Pink In Poppy

Barbie pink on steroids, a super fun, bright, sparkly pink. Two easy coats.

 

Yellow: Essie You Know The Espadrille

OMG, a not fussy yellow! Two easy coats! Granted, I only used it on one nail, so my opinion could change if I ever use it for a full manicure, but I'm pretty impressed so far. This is a softened mustard shade, perhaps a bit muted for a true "summer" palette, but the formula puts it head and shoulders above any other yellow I've ever tried.

 

Blue: Inglot 112

Three coats, but I think that was at least partially my fault; it had separated really badly, and I must not have shaken it enough before the first coat, as it went on like blue water. I gave it another vigorous shake before the second coat, and that went on much more opaquely, as I'd expect from a shimmer. Pretty color, but I also have it in spades from other brands, ones that don't separate nearly as badly.

 

Beige: Butter Hot Totty

As anyone here could probably expect, I am not a fan of the color...a peach-leaning beige (even one like this with gold shimmer) will never ever get my motor running 😂 BUT! As with most Butter polishes, the formula is fantastic...two coats, no streaks, even coverage right off the bat. I could see myself reaching for this again as a base for art, especially if I don't feel like grabbing a fussy white. I'm (almost) sad that all I have is one of their tiny micro bottles that's something like 3 or 4 mL. 

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@RGbrown  I think they are not a mess. It’s abstract art. And it’s beautiful!!! I love how all the colours complement each other!

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@ather 

Aw shucks, thank you! ❣️

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@RGbrown, I vote art! I let out an “oooh” 🤩(and not an “eww”) when I saw the thumbnail. I am liking the sound of that Essie  yellow. I wonder if all Essie yellow polishes will perform just as beautifully. 🤔 

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@itsfi 

You are entirely too kind 😂 Thanks so much!

 

I wonder if mustards are generally better/easier? I'd have to look up my notes on it, but I almost think I was similarly pleased with CG Mustard the Courage (maybe?). I feel like I need to go hunt that post down now lol.

 

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Botanical stamping, take two! I am much happier with how this one came out 🌿

 

Pink: OPI Suzi Shops and Island Hops

Three painfully streaky coats, but it's hard to say if that was due mostly to the formula or the fact that this is a mini bottle with a microscopic brush that picked up next to no polish (seriously, I had to dip in twice just to cover even my short pinky on the other hand). Pretty pastel bubblegum though, and it stamped fairly well, though most of it wound up being covered by the leaves.

 

White: Zoya Aspen

As a base color, this can be somewhat tricky to work with. It's a matte, so it dries quickly and doesn't have much working time, but it's also the easiest matte I've ever used from any brand. Can tend to look bumpy or thick though, so I mostly prefer to save it for stamping. Two coats on some nails, but others needed a third to even out the coverage.

 

Green stamped with Zoya Shawn

 

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(I'm starting to post on Reddit some too, so I've started to play with watermarks...I figure it's not a bad idea to try and protect my pics!)

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@RGbrown  These are totally vacation vibes. I thinks it’s a great idea you are marking your pics. You did the hard work you should get the credit!

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@ather 

Thanks so much! 🌴

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@RGbrown  That is absolutely gorgeous. I have never tried stamping, but you did an amazing job. I love the pale pink and white.

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@PrettyPaint 

Thanks so much! ❣️

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@RGbrown, what a fun mani! 💚

 

I'm going to have to remember Zoya Aspen; I know you've mentioned it to me a few times when I've asked about whites for stamping. Eh, I'm just putting it in the cart now; that way, I don't have to try to remember it. 😂 That pink is so pretty; it hurt to read about the three coats, and that they were not easy coats either. 😞

 

P.S. Totally agree about watermarks and protecting your pics. Yours especially. 😍 

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@itsfi 

I've been truly impressed with Aspen for stamping. It's a bit light, not truly remarkable over this pale pink, but over deeper shades, it just becomes this sparkling mass of microglitter that's so mesmerizing. I have a hard time picking a true favorite, but I love it as much as Revlon Molten Magic, just for a different look. 💕💕

 

This is such a pretty pink...I'd almost be tempted to pick up a full size bottle if I ever found it on sale, just to see if a normal brush helps it out any.

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Yay I finally get to participate again! I think it's been at least 10 years since I've worn fake nails. I went on a trip last week so I put these on. I don't think I did too bad for it being 10 years haha. Only lost one when I got to the airport and the rest lasted until I got home.

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@Samtian  Great job!!! Awesome they lasted!!! 

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@ather Thank you! I was surprised. I'm a clutz and rough handed haha.

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I love this @Samtian ! 

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@Sunnysmom Thank you!!

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@Samtian!!! So good to see you here! 😀 Love these nails! Awesome job! 💅

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@itsfi Thank you!!

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@Samtian 

Ahhhh yay! So glad you got to dabble in nails, even if only for a week! They look great! 💕

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@RGbrown Thank you!