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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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Great colors, @RGbrown !  I would never have guessed these are Pixies.  I can see a bit of texture to the red in the first pic, but I don't think "Pixi."  Regardless, the colors and glitters are gorgeous! 💜💜

 

What is glitter grabber?

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@Titian06 

The red one definitely looked more like a regular pixie before I threw topcoat on it. I think I'll use it again in my next mani just so I can show it off in its natural state ❣️

 

Glitter Grabber is a thick, clear polish meant to help smooth out bumpy polishes, to kinda fill in the spaces between glitter or texture particles and smooth the surface. It still needs topcoat over it as it's not meant for high gloss or long wear on its own, but it keeps you from having to layer multiple coats of topcoat (since not all topcoats layer well; some will shrink significantly or start to peel off if they're too thick). Mine is from G&G, but a few other brands have a version as well. Personally, I find the Glisten & Glow topcoat layers on itself well, so I'm not sure I needed glitter grabber too, and I rarely think to use it, but I never would have figured that out without trying it, so I suppose it was worth the purchase 😋 A layer or two of plain old clear polish before topcoat would work relatively well too, if someone wanted or needed to avoid layering their topcoat but didn't want to buy a specific glitter grabber for it. I find it a bit superfluous for my collection, but lots of folks really like it and can't live without it.

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Thanks for the explanation, @RGbrown ! 💖💖💖

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These are gorgeous @RGbrown!! I was curious about the difference as well so thank you for the experiment and detailed description. The mani looks awesome, as always, and it has 4th of July vibes 🎉🎉🎉

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@Saradestin 

Thank you! I'm wondering now though how consistent Zoya is with the Magical vs Ultra names...looking at their site, some of the "magical" ones look an awful lot like this "ultra" one, like Lux and Bar and a few others. It's so hard to tell on swatch shots, but I'll work on collecting a few more for science next time they have a good sale 😋

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Cupcake's sale is live! Gotta admit, I'm a little bummed it excludes bundles this time...I guess too many folks cleaned up with those last time (myself included 😛 ) Excludes G&G as well, but that's fairly standard, so I was expecting that one.

 

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Thank you for sharing @RGbrown ! I will skip on this one 😅

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@Saradestin 

I hear that! I'm passing as well, even though I wouldn't mind expanding my collection from them a bit...Zoya got to my wallet first 😂

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@RGbrown, thank you! I do love me some Cupcake Polish. I’ll try not to go too crazy; my Zoya orders should be here right after the holiday and I haven’t made my way over to PPU yet. I may be out of the loop (unsurprising really, but did Cupcake Polish stop putting out a new anniversary polish? I couldn’t find anything on the site for their 9th year?

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@itsfi 

Do they normally do an anniversary polish? I honestly don't remember 🤔 I do feel like they haven't put out much in the way of collections at all lately...they've got the new Celestial set, but I think I remember everything else being available last time I shopped back in Nov/Dec. 

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@RGbrown, I feel like way back when CP used to release a special polish for its anniversary. The last one was maybe a few years ago, for their 5 or maybe 6 years. As I think about it now though, if it was for the 6th anniversary it makes sense that there may not have been anniversary polishes for years 7 and 8, since during the former, most states were in some form of lockdown that year, and there were plenty of other challenges in the past year as well. Maybe year 10 will bring us back to anniversary polishes. Because I clearly need more polishes. 😂 

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Julep nail polish in Purpose 

 

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It’s a purple color with a gray cast 

 

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@Cissy63  Such a unique colour!

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@Cissy63  I love purple pewter shades. This one's gorgeous!

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Thank you @WinglessOne!

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Such a beautiful shade! I love it! It has to look so beautiful combined with other colors! 

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Thank you @Saradestin! You’ve have me 🤔 about combos now😄

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@Cissy63, what a nice bit of grey to that purple. I do often enjoy polishes with a little smokiness to them. 

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Thank you @itsfi!! 💜

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Love this color, @Cissy63 ! 🥰

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Thank you @Titian06

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