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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!




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

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I'm not sure I'm digging on this overall; I'm happy with the ombre, but feel like I may have gone overboard with too many different patterns in the stamping, and it just doesn't feel cohesive anymore, it's more of a jumbled mess. 


Light blue: Revlon Irresistible

Easy two coater. Not my favorite shade of blue; it reminds me of a house I used to have with a powder blue tub and toilet, and textured wallpaper in this blue and dusty pink. This is a nice formula though, if you like the color, and Revlon might be my second favorite brush on the market...their new one is extremely similar to MT's.


Dark blue: OPI Aware For Best Nails Goes To...

I was a bit surprised that this is much closer to a jelly than a cream, and it came out much darker than I expected once I got full opacity (three coats on my ring finger). It sheered out greatly on the ombre though, obviously, becoming a lovely bright cobalt.


Stamping done with Revlon Molten Magic and Moyra Magnetic Red (forgot it was magnetic while I was using it lol, didn't think to play with the magnet, whoops). 




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I may have gone nuts on the MT BOGO deal at Ulta, picking up nearly every one I didn't have. Time to knock out some of these pinks and purples! 💜💕


From pinky to thumb:

MT Pop-arazzi Rose

Berry pink cream that's bright but also slightly subdued somehow...can't quite fully describe it, but it manages to be both bold and muted all at once. It was smooth and easy, but still a tad sheer after two coats, so a third was in order.


MT Tokyo A Go-Go

Neon lavender cream. Lovely color, easy two coater.


MT All Day All Night

The only one here not from Ulta (it's from their summer collection, which Ulta never picked up), this is a gorgeously bold berry shimmer. Easy two coater.


MT One Piece Or Two?

Neon royal purple cream. Easy two coater.


MT B-Girl Style

Neon pink that's somewhere between bubble gum and highlighter. Super bright, super fun, three coats. It's got shimmer in the bottle, a soft white or pale silver, but it doesn't seem to show on the nail, so it's closer to a cream finish.


Decided I wasn't down with mostly cream finishes, so I topped them all off with just a smidge of Revlon Holographic Pearls for a touch of sparkle




Same colors on the other hand, but I topped them off with iridescent flakies instead, via Cupcake Diamond



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A bit of an eclectic mix for this skittle mani, but I'm really digging how well these all go together, even though I wasn't sure they would at first 😋


From pinky to thumb

OPI Have Your Panettone And Eat It Too:

An easy two coater, lovely pumpkin shade


OPI And To All A Good Night:

Blue leaning charcoal with silver foil flakies. Plays off the teal on my thumb much more than I realized it would, and I love it for that. Two coats.


China Glaze Purpletonium:

Billed as a matte, but much more of a satin finish. Fairly easy to work with for a matte. Subtle purple shimmer, gorgeous shade. Two coats.


Essie Kaf-tan:

Two coats, though I had to finesse it a bit to keep it from getting streaky. Not quite self leveling's not super noticeable, but I can tell it's a bit uneven/lumpy, especially on my other hand. I bought this caramel shade on one of my "I need to expand my selection" kicks, and I don't think I have anything else close to it; I don't hate it, but it's not my jam either. Two coats.


OPI Amaz-ON Amaz-OFF:

Is it blue? Is it green? Yes 😋 Fabulous deep teal, easy two coater.




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Oohhh this is sooo cool @RGbrown I love that purple!!!

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This purple is divine! It was the first polish I picked out for this mani, and I love it as a bright pop against the rest of the shades 💜

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I really like how this turned out, @RGbrown!

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This is perhaps one of the weirder combos I've done, but somehow they still seem to work together, at least to me. Thanks so much!

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Ahhh, the beautiful colors of fall all on your fingers @RGbrown! 🍃 🍂  I hear ya on expanding your range of polish shades. I try, but my efforts always seem to result in maybe one or two new shades and then 5x that number of other colors I already have. 😆 That pumpkin shade is a nice orange, a color family that is slowly being built up in my collection. Hmmm… 🤔 

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It's nice to try new shades sometimes...liking orange came as a big surprise when I first got one, so I try and push it a bit out of my comfort zone every now and again. I also kind thought this Essie might be a little more yellow/mustardy (another shade I was surprised to like), but it turned out to be a bit browner than I hoped for. But yup, I also tend to gravitate to tried and true favorites. I've got my unused polishes sorted by color into 6 boxes, and purple takes up the most real estate by far with 1.5 boxes, followed by pink, black/grey/silver, and blue/green at one box each. It's easy for anyone to tell what shades I like just at a glance 🤣

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@RGbrown, I like that you sort your unused polishes by color. I should follow suit. Maybe a project for later this month. Browns, oranges and yellows are by far the underrepresented shades in a sea of polishes. Maybe I’ll devote a mani to them in the next few months. 

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This mani is the result of my being so indecisive about what colors to use. 😆  Kept going back and forth between a couple blues and greens in my stash, and eventually ended up compromising with Essie Off Duty Style, a deep, dusty blue-green.


Accent nail is OPI Alpine Snow. I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri Black Is Black to add a couple of lines and then wanted to jazz it up, but I couldn't decide whether to go with a silver (my usual preference) or gold sparkle, so I decided to do both with Essie Beyond Cozy, a silver and gold glitter.



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@itsfi That is so cool looking! 

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Thank you @Samtian! A sparkly polish  always seems to add that something-something that brings a mani together! 😉 

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Ooooh how pretty @itsfi I love the color and the detail you did on your ring finger so pretty!

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Thank you @niki172! 😃 It’s fun trying different looks. I need to keep it simple; otherwise I’ll get flustered with it. 😌 

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Such a perfect fall shade; I love that blue! The stripes are awesome too...simple but striking

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Thank you @RGbrown! I almost forgot I had that color! 😲 I need to work on my stripes / lines. I had originally wanted to add a couple of vertical and horizontal lines but was having some difficulty that day getting them straight and thin enough for my liking. Gotta practice more.

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What an awesome color @itsfi . Love it. Silver is such a fun touch! 

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Thank you @Sunnysmom! It’s a nice mix of blue and green. 💙💚

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@itsfi  Great job! I love these. I’m looking for some inspiration for my nails tomorrow!!!

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