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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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Hmm, no, I've never shopped Mercari; might have to check it out at some point!

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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 Award 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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Super-cute, @RGbrown!

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Thanks so much! 💙

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@RGbrown  Ooo these look awesome! 

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Thank you! 💙

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The ombré looks pretty @RGbrown! 💙 I’m committed to trying to do an ombré look that I like, before the end of the year. Yours are always inspiring and look amazing! 😍 I lol’ed reading your feedback on the light blue polish. So interesting how a color can evoke such memories - a matching powder blue tub and toilet? 😳 I have such a hard time finding a pale blue polish that I like. Now I’ll think of the tub and toilet in your old home whenever I see a powder / pale blue nail polish. 😂 

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I am kicking myself that I never took a before picture of that bathroom before we finally remodeled it, but it was *awful*. My ex and I did a lot of DIY work on that house, but that room in particular always stood out as my favorite project. 


There was also a half bath with the same color scheme, and I did manage to take a pic of that wallpaper before we covered it up (it's a different pattern, but still gives an idea of the general hideousness this house contained 🙀)




And yes, do the ombre!! 

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Hahaha! 🤣


"still gives an idea of the general hideousness this house contained"  I think I get the gist of the decor, @RGbrown. Many, many years ago, before I found this place, there were a handful of houses that I visited that had their own unique personalities. 😆 Including one that had a similar look and feel to the decor in that photo. One even had wallpaper on the ceiling. Oh yes. Very special, unique ambiance that was created. I think my comment to the realtor was "I don't think I've seen anything like this before.😬😳😂 


Ombre nails are definitely on the "to do" list. I need to think another color palette though. I had planned on pink and I'm not sure that's still in keeping with the season. Time to do a deep dive into some more traditional fall colors.

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Wallpaper on the ceiling? I'm dying inside 😳😅


Fall schmall...if you want pink, go for pink! A dusty autumn-ized berry pink would be nice too 💕

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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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@RGbrown  These make me sooo happy! Perfect colour combo 

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Thanks so much! Purples and berries will always have my heart 💜

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Oooh, pinks, purples and sparkles @RGbrown?!! A fantastic combination! 💖💜 I don’t think I have any MT cream polishes; only a handful of holo ones. 🤔 May need to change that soon. Well, maybe after I’ve played more with what I already have. 😆 

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After you've played with what you have? I'm not sure I understand this concept 🤔 I went to Sally a few days ago to spend a $5 reward while MT was still on sale and I told myself my rule was more than 2 polishes. Then I found a few on clearance ($2-4 ea) as well, and told myself I could get those plus two of the $6 ones. Then I couldn't decide which two $6 polishes I should get, so I just bought everything in my basket. 11 more polishes to add to the stash 🤦‍♀️ AND, it earned me another $5 reward that should show up in the next day or two, so I'll probably pop back over to spend that one. Luckily, Sally has very little left that I don't already have, so maybe I can actually walk out with just one or two this time 🤣

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Oh no, I misspoke. Oooof.  I definitely need to clarify ... after I play with the polishes that I have that I have not yet opened or used🤣 That's what I meant to say. I have ... let's go with ... A LOT of nail polish that (other than to check if they're all intact and the shades I ordered), I haven't even taken out of the box they arrived in to play with them, or to even swatch them. So I need to get through at least a dozen of those, because yes, there's more than a dozen polishes I haven't even tried yet. 😮 I have a couple more orders coming in, one from PPU. I need to hit "pause" on any more polish purchases until December / end of the year (unless that Zoya polish remover deal comes back around, of course. lol).

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Ummmm, there was zero need to clarify that; we are totally on the same wavelength here 🤣 My unused stash is well over 100 again after my recent back to back to back hauls, where I had been good for a while and gotten that number to somewhere around 60 earlier this year. Backlogs like this prompt me to do more skittles manis just so I can clear a bunch out at once 😅



Nearly all of my unused polishes, minus a few I've got on the table as "maybe I'll do this next" ideas...

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@RGbrown, it really is amazing how quickly the polishes can pile up. 😆 I think I’ll need to be better about posting my polish hauls. That’ll at least get me to swatch ‘em and usually means I get 2 mani’s out of a haul. Whittle down the stash to make room for more incoming polishes. Hahaha!

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I was so good about not buying for a bit, but then I discovered $3 MT at PolishPick and it all went awry soooo quickly. Maybe I should have posted my hauls as a way to publicly shame myself, but I felt a bit silly with the sheer ridiculousness of them lol (26 and 12 from PP, 12 from Ulta, and now 11 from Sally, not to mention other smaller orders and acquisitions over the last few months) 😮😂 I've been planning to destash a few polishes for a while now, not tons or anything, but I think I'm going to purge Sally Hansen pretty much across the board...will have to do that soon so that I can delay the arrival of a 4 digit collection count as long as possible 🤣 

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We must be on the same polish wavelength @RGbrown! I’ve been pulling out a few Sally Hansen polishes over the last couple of weeks and setting them aside to declutter / rehome. 

Not ridiculous! A robust collection of polishes. 💅🏼 And you got them for a fabulous price! 👍🏼

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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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