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Lumene Tango for Two

Eye Candy: January and February NOTDs

I haven’t done very much nail art these past two months but I thought I would share some of the manicures I’ve done. Sometimes I try something new and it doesn’t work out, so I remove the polish right away. And sometimes I forget to take a picture even if I love the manicure. I have to get better about that :)

Essie Play Date and BeYu 397

Essie Play Date and BeYu 397

The first picture shows the third manicure of 2016. It is BeYu 397 on top of Essie’s Play Date. For some reason I didn’t like this combination very much when I wore it but in the picture it looks OK.

OPI Do You Think I'm Tex-y? and BeYu 397

OPI Do You Think I’m Tex-y? and BeYu 397

In the fourth manicure of the year I also used BeYu’s 397 glitter polish. I did a jelly sandwich using OPI’s Do You Think I’m Tex-y? as the jelly. Jelly sandwich is done by painting your nails with a sheer nail polish, then adding a coat glitter polish and then another coat of the polish you put on first. It’s trial and error to find the polishes that work together. This is a combination I like a lot but unfortunately the BeYu polish doesn’t want to dry anymore, so after doing this manicure I decided to ditch the polish. Fortunately, Make Up Store’s Asun works just as well with the OPI polish. The picture is actually from last May because apparently I didn’t take a picture this time around, probably because I didn’t have time to take a picture before the manicure was ruined.

P2 Rich & Royal

P2 Rich & Royal

Another picture from last year but this time I didn’t use the stickers. This is P2′s Rich & Royal. I love this shade of polish so much that I actually bought Essie’s Chinchilly last month which is an exact dupe of the P2 polish. The P2 polish is no longer available and I like both of the polishes, so it’s OK to keep them both, right?

Mavala Freesia

Mavala Freesia indoors with flash

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Mavala Freesia in daylight

Mavala’s Freesia is a chameleon. It looks different in different lighting. I like the daylight version the best. This polish is part of the recent collection by Mavala and I got this polish in January during one of my weaker moments. I forgot to mention in my last post that I also used up two sticker sheets last month. These tulips were the other stickers I used up. I loved these stickers, they were so pretty, but they were getting old and I had to use them up. When stickers get old they don’t adhere well to the polish anymore and these stickers started to show those symptoms.

Lumene Tango for Two

Lumene Tango for Two

This was the second to last manicure I got out of Lumene’s Tango for Two. I loooooooved this manicure and I still love it when I look at the picture :) The last time I used this polish I combined it with Essie’s As Gold as it Gets and it looked like this:

Lumene Tango for Two with Essie As Gold as it Gets on top

Lumene Tango for Two with Essie As Gold as it Gets on top

Not one of the greatest manicures ever as far as the quality goes…

The last picture I’m going to share with you is the polish I’m using up at the moment. It’s not an interesting photo but at least you can see the color I’m working with. The idea is to use only this polish until it’s used up. It will challenge me to figure out a new manicure each time so that I don’t get bored with it. I’ll try and remember to take a picture of each manicure (even if I mess it up) so that I can share them with you :) So, the polish is – drum roll, please – Mavala’s Velvet!

Mavala Velvet

Mavala Velvet

The manicure in the picture is me using this polish for the first time in a couple of years, I think. I got this originally from a friend who didn’t like it on her nails. I already did a second manicure with this polish but it didn’t turn out great so I removed it instantly. Nevertheless, I took a picture of it and I will share it with you as soon as I have used up the bottle completely. I shall have a post with all the manicures I did with this polish. Stay tuned for that! Before that I shall figure out how to show you my entire nail polish collection and storage! I got a request from one of my readers to show my collection, so naturally I want to do that :)

Until next time!

Nails of the Day

In this post I will share a couple of manicures I did with the polishes I’ve used up this year. I will start with Miss Selene’s 226 which was a lovely purple shade that I had neglected for many years. I decided to use it consistently until I had used it up completely. It took me about three weeks to use it up or about eight different manicures. Not all of the manicures ended up working out or they weren’t interesting enough for pictures.

The first two manicures are done by applying two coats of Miss Selene’s 226 with L’oreal’s Splash Peach on top.

Miss Selene 226 and L'oreal Splash Peach

Miss Selene 226 and L’oreal Splash Peach

Miss Selene 226 and L'oreal Splash Peach

Miss Selene 226 and L’oreal Splash Peach

I really liked L’oreal’s Splash Peach on top of Miss Selene’s 226.  Another combination I really liked was Gina Tricot’s Snow on top of the purple polish. Here’s a picture of that manicure.

Gina Tricot Snow on top of Miss Selene 226

Gina Tricot Snow on top of Miss Selene 226

When I had used up the Miss Selene polish I moved on to Depend’s 294 which is a matte blue green. It’s a color I have been gravitating towards lately so it was pretty easy to use this up. It took me only about two weeks to use this up as I changed my manicure pretty often. Like with the Miss Selene polish with this I also got about eight manicures from the bottle.  For some reason I didn’t take many pictures of the manicures I did with this polish but here is a couple.

Depend 294 and H&M Free Your Mind

Depend 294 and H&M Free Your Mind

Depend 294 and I Love This Glitter Nail Polish Blue Glitter

Depend 294 and I Love This Glitter Nail Polish Blue Glitter

In May I haven’t used one nail polish consistently like I did with these two polishes in April but I have picked different colors almost every time. I have mostly chosen colors from my regular collection and used the glitters from the group of polishes I’m using up.