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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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@RGbrown Had I known about your cool little finger thingies beforehand I might have opted to try those instead BUT since I have the peelie base I'm going to at least use it on occasion.  I really don't have many of those stupid-hard-to-remove polishes so it won't get used often but I can see where it has its time and place.

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That would be a satisfying feeling @CookieGirl1 😄 and no residue or anything, impressive!

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@CynthieLu I've never had a peelie base before so I don't know if most of them work that well or not but I was impressed!

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@CookieGirl1, the peel off base coat sounds like a great idea for super glittery polishes.

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@itsfi it's definitely not a product that I'd want to use all the time but for those glitter-bomb occasions I think it's going to come in handy.

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@CookieGirl1 I have to consider the peel-off base, specially for the PixieDust polishes that are so difficult to remove!

Your mani looks so beautiful! I love how that topper looks on top of the black. Such a pretty contrast! 😍

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@Saradestin I would absolutely recommend the Black Dahlia base.  Each nail peeled off in one solid piece and left no weird residue on my nails.  I was able to easily find a coupon code to use on their site and I think that the base AND included shipping amounted to a little over $8 so you can't beat the price, either.

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Wow! That was an amazing price @CookieGirl1 It was well worth picking for sure! I am glad it is working so well for you! 

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Great mani and I'm so glad you like the peel-off base coat, @CookieGirl1 ! 💖💖💖  I would probably use it just to peel it off, like Elmer's Glue on the palm of your hand in grade school! 😁

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@Titian06 oh my gosh, it's that same amazing feeling!

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I've had these three Smith & Cult polishes grouped together as a "play with layering" session for a good long while now, but somehow forgot about them for a bit. Time to rectify that!


The polishes:

Bite Your Kiss: deep purple jelly. Streaky at one coat; better at two coats, but still a bit uneven without some fidgeting. I wound up doing three on the one nail I left plain for a swatch shot to get even and full coverage (right pinky).I'll have to compare at some point, but this is reminds me greatly of a Revlon jelly I've got (Passionate, maybe? I may have the name wrong, but they have one almost exactly like this), and Revlon has a way better paddle brush that I can control easier...I made a dang mess with this one on nearly every finger with that awful S&C brush, and it stained a few spots in my sidewalls (none of my fingers are bleeding, FYI; it's all just stains from this one if you notice any spots). I won't reach for this one again, will just grab my Revlon for easier application if I need a dark purple jelly again.


Take Fountain: teeny tiny glitter in the palest pink possible and scattered holo flakes, all in a clear base. Easiest as a topper, it took four coats for full coverage worn alone (right ring). The holo flakes are blindingly bright though, they practically jump off the nail with an almost 3D effect in bright light. Might be my new fave holo topper


Palace In Wonderland: extremely sheer bright pink base with blue shimmer and a few hints of gold. Another that works best as a topper, this was four coats (right thumb) and my nail line is still slightly visible.



Right hand, full sun


And then, the combos!


Middle finger, right hand:

Bite Your Kiss + Palace In Wonderland, laid down in layers of purple, pink, purple, pink, purple. I got that second layer of purple a bit thicker than I wanted, nearly completely obscuring the layer of Palace underneath, so I did another round making sure I went thinner this time...not sure 5 layers would have really been necessary otherwise, as Palace has so much shimmer that it helped blot out most of the streaks in Bite Your Kiss. This combo really brightened up the vampiness of BYK; it's still dark, but now it's got this lit from within look to it.


Index finger, right hand:

BYK + Take Fountain, 5 layers again, for precisely the same reason, though the base on Take Fountain is clear, and might not have hid streaks quite as well if I hadn't been so heavy with that middle layer of BYK. This doesn't look super different from just plain BYK in lower lights, just a touch of brighter spots show up, but in sunlight, the glitter in TF really lights up, giving me a bright berry sparkle


And then, on my left hand, I laid down two coats of BYK, plus one coat of either Fountain or Palace. Take Fountain is stunning as a holo flakie topper, it pops against this deep purple so freaking well. Palace In Wonderland was a surprise to me transformed into a multichrome over that dark base, giving me a blue to purple to berry-slash-almost-burgundy shift that is simply to die for 😍



Full sun, but dappled through tree branches; this gives an ok look at the multichrome shift on my index, middle, and pinky. You can see the blue and purple, and a hint of a darker berry starting to show near the cuticles.



Full sun, straight on, slightly blurry to help my camera pick up the holo 🌈




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@RGbrown  I love all the shades here, but holy cow, that holo is gorgeous - I bet it's even more stunning in real life! 😍

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Thanks so much! It's an ah-MAY-zing holo! 😍

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@RGbrown These are so pretty togeather!  💜😍💖

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Thanks so much! ❣️

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My eyes go straight to Take Fountain @RGbrown! 😍 The sparkles and glitter looks fabulous against the paler base. I wonder what it would look like atop Palade Wonderland. It looks stunning against the purple jelly. 

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Thanks so much! Take Fountain will be a fabulous topper on pretty near anything And ahhhhhhh, I had left it sitting out so I could add it over one or two of my multichrome nails to see how it would look, but it's been a crazy few days and time has gotten away from me. If I have some time to redo this mani tonight, I may at least do up a test before taking all this off 🤞

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Love the combos you chose, @RGbrown!

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Thanks so much! ❣️

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These are both gorgeous manis @RGbrown . That topper is quite special! Did you see that KBS came out with a flash reflective topper? I need it in my life.

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I hadn't noticed KBS in particular, but flash reflective is definitely everywhere lately! I've got Whats Up The Glint Life, and while I haven't tried it that way (note to self: do it soon!), I bet it would make a stunning topper as well!

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