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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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Super pretty, @alexaduh !  Love the colors! 🥰

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I keep waiting for the sun to come out to see if I can catch a better picture of the shift in one of these polishes, but it seems it's not gonna today. It's bright outside, but with lots of large fluffy clouds that keep getting in the way of my full sun 😕


In any case, I've got two gorgeous Orly polishes today 💜💚


Retrograde: dark base (black? probably black) absolutely loaded with deep green shimmer that shifts to teal and blue. Stunning color and a super duper easy two coater (dang near one even). 


Nebula: bright lavender metallic, slightly blue leaning, with a healthy pinch of silver shimmer tossed in. The overall result is sort of a purple ish denim foil look that I'm digging on. Another incredibly easy two coater.



Cloudy shade 



Indirect light 

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@RGbrown Ooh those are intoxicating to look at ❤️

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Thanks so much! 💚💜

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These are both gorgeous @RGbrown, I can't pick a fave. Love the dusty and metallic combo in Nebula and Retrograde!! The green shimmer comes through beautifully; I love that I can see the green coming through the darker base - it's deep and dark but there's so much more to it! 

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Thanks so much! I love the brightness of the shimmer in Retrograde; even as dark as the base is, it never veers over to "so dark it may as well just be a black polish"...the shimmer is always providing a bit of interest and color 💚

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!!!!!! @RGbrown I am just in AWE of these EDGES. you really need to give us a tutorial LOL

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Thanks so much! And hahahahaha, if y'all ever saw me do a mani in person, y'all would be sooooo bored by the time I got done lol. I've got some tremors, and while I've learned to work with the motions for the most part, it's a painstakingly slow task as I try to make as little of a mess as possible, and then copious amounts of cleanup are involved after I've put on my topcoat and let it set up a bit. A small brush and acetone can work wonders though! 


My best tip for neatness from the beginning is to place your brush a mm or two above your cuticle line, then gently push it back towards your cuticle before swiping the polish up to the tip...that's the best chance to get a clean line at the base from the get go. It doesn't always happen perfectly of course, but it's helpful for getting it right more often than not!

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@RGbrown Both beautiful shades on their own and together. 💚💜🖤

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Thanks so much! I'm really loving this combo 💚💜

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Both polishes are gorgeous @RGbrown but Retrograde is specially stunning! 😍 Great combo!

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Thanks so much! Retrograde really is a beauty 💚

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Very pretty, @RGbrown !  Normally I would go right for the purple of Nebula, but it's Retrograde that has my attention.  I love the deep blackish green--it's mesmerizing! 😄

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Thanks so much! I totally understand being drawn in by's such a simple polish, but so perfectly executed 💚

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Those are well matched. @RGbrown They remind me of Amethyst and Jade or something 💎,  it's a really cool effect the two of them togeather. I really dig it! 😃

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Thanks so much! They're both great colors and work together so well! 

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ILNP releases their new collection this Friday, 06/03/23.




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@Titian06 these look like such fun colors!  I actually don't own any polishes from ILNP.

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I second @RGbrown , @CookieGirl1 !  I bought my first ILNPs during last year's BF sale.  Definitely a good time to pick up a couple-ish for scientific purposes. 😁

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What? None? Really? I'm surprised to hear that with your collection! 


(They're worth it...just sayin' 😁 at least with the BF sale lol)

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@Titian06 @RGbrown I've definitely looked at them off and on and I know that they have a well-loved formula; I guess I just haven't seen many that called to me to warrant placing an order.  However, THESE colors...😍

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