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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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 My nails and my girlfriends I did recently:)

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@prettyd3ad  they both look fabulous! You did a great job! 

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thank you!🤎

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They both look awesome! @prettyd3ad How long did it take to do both of them?

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my nails took awhile because doing acrylic on my right hand is tricky 😭 but hers didn’t take horribly long. Id say about 4 hours for mine and 1 hour 30 min for hers:)

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Both look great, @prettyd3ad ! 💖💖💖

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thank youuu!🤎

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Here's this week's mani. 

 

Thumb & RingZoya Serenity.  A blue undertoned purple cream.  Two easy coats, although the first coat was streaky with sheer spots.  It wasn't difficult to apply. 

 

Index, Middle, & PinkyMooncat To All Who Ghosted Me.  Lilac with blue shimmer.  Two easy coats.  The first coat did leave sheer spots on a couple of nails.  Not a one coater ever without the sheer spots.  Yes, this is one of my sales purchases--this color was a must!

 

Outdoors direct sunlight ☀️

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Outdoors direct sunlight. 

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Outdoors indirect light.

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Outdoors indirect light. 

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Bonus:  In my office under florescent lighting (dimmed at less than half).  I was amazed at how well the blue shimmer showed (index & middle)! 💙 

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@Titian06  I love this purple mani! You always pick the best combos. To All Who Ghosted Me is definitely on my Mooncat wishlist!

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Thanks, @caitbird , you are too kind! 😘  It's a great color; you won't be disappointed. 🙂

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You did a beautiful job on your nails @Titian06 they look fabulous! 💜💜

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Thanks, @CynthieLu ! 💜💜💜

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@Titian06  Both of these purples are so pretty!! 😍 

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Thanks, @ather ! 💜💜💜

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Ooh Purple!  I love it @Titian06 

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Thanks, @CorgiMommy ! 💜💜💜

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Interestingly enough, I thought I was taking meaningful pictures for you guys but I didn't take any tips of the application 😂😂😂

 

@itsfi @ather @Titian06 @caitbird 

 

Tip #0: find the right polish! I finally found one that gives velvet effect, it's micro particles vs bigger glitter particles. Here's the difference in effect

 

Bigger particles: still cateye effect but much more glittery

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"Micro" particles: much softer, velvet effect

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Tip #1: I found that even layer of the magnetic polish made a huge difference since uneven layers will make the particles react differently

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Tip #2: take your time using the magnets, I don't exactly know how it moves but I found that before I was doing SWIPE SWIPE SWIPE quickly and it didn't move all the particles at the same time. now I slowly move the magnets against the side of my nails.

 

Tip #3: leveling/moving the magnet parallel to your nails. You can definitely use it vertically but I found that that pushes the particles away vs towards the magnet.

 

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Tip #4: second coat! It makes the effect so much more vibrant. The contrast is deeper as well.

 

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Final product in different lighting:

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Oooh I'm obsessed with the bottom photos @jaaayp your magnetics look so good girl! 🤩🤩

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Hehe thank you @CynthieLu I think magnetic nails are a little like off trend now but I still love them, it makes me feel so fancy when I look at my nails in my dirty sweats LOL 😆 

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@jaaayp, great tips. I’ve only used magnetic polish twice; I just kept the magnet in on place the whole time but made a note to try moving it the way you shared. 👍🏼 That dusty blue shade looks great on you. 

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Ooh maybe I should try that @itsfi because I remember your mani looking fantastic! I've actually never held it in place because I read you're supposed to activate the particles but idk 🤔 

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