I love the fact that so many indie polishes offer mini samples. By the time all of us start loading up our stashes, we know that we will probably never use a whole bottle. Thermals are so fun in that they are doing something different every time you look at them.
Cold to Warm
This is three coats of Mermaid Tears. It's a dark teal jelly when it's cold and a light yellowish lime when it's really warm. I added the adorable little seashells from Born Pretty Store. They had great staying power but the gold did start coming off after a few days.
I then stamped the scalloped image from MoYou Pro Plate 01 and Sinful Snow Me White.
I've been putting this giveaway off for too long. I was so fortunate to hit 100k views back in April and have been meaning to put together a little Instagram giveaway. Make sure to check my feed @PolishFreshie for a chance to win Mentality Polish Minx and Entice as well as some Hard Candy goodies.
Another beautiful Mentality Polish holo coming at ya! This is two coats of Minx, a black holo with purple shimmer throughout. I used two coats and wrapped the tips since I usually don't get to taking a photo until the next day.
I then stamped the zebra image from konad m57 and used the lead light technique with the Loreal candy colors and a dotting tool. I was a little sloppy so sorry for not staying inside the lines.
Such a pretty color and again, great for stamping.
Awhile back Mentality Polish had a quick clearance on their holos as they were changing formulas. I picked up a few as I don't have any in my stash. For this mani I used two coats of Entice. A golden scattered holo.
The great thing about Mentality Polishes is that most of them are made for stamping so I did just that. I'm currently in an awesome BDay Polish Swap on Facebook. June is my month and I've been getting all kinds of goodies from the U.S. and around the world.
From Singapore I received some Hello Kitty polishes. I used two coats for the base of before stamping with the butterfly image from BBF 11. I can't wait to play with more of the goodness and try more Mentality polishes!
Sorry I've been so MIA :(. A lot of bull crap going on in my personal life. I'm trying to get back into the nail art thing but it's been hard with my whole word in an upheaval. Hopefully things start to settle soon and I can get back to some semblance of a normal life.
I did take a little extra time to rock some neons to ring in the big 3-0. I used three coats China Glaze Son of a Peach. The ultimate neon peach. I then stamped the lace image from BBF04 with Sinful Snow Me White and added Bundle Monster water decals.
The accent nails were stamped with Color Club Poptastic and the same lace image. I then free handed the french with China Glaze Son of a Peach and Highlight of my Summer.
Thankfully with the help of family and some amazing friends, 30 wasn't as bad as I had anticipated. I also got to eat at the amazing Shanahan's (former Denver Bronco coach Mike Shanahan's) in Denver. Delish!!
Mmmmm thin mints....I actually behaved this year and didn't fall victim to the sashed and badged little ladies pushing those delicious, yet minuscule-sized boxes of goodness. This mint polish in itself is pretty delicious. I really love mints, and jelly polishes!
This is a very pretty neon green. I used three coats with no undies. For the accent nails I started with a coat of Sinful Snow Me White stamped with Sinful Black on Black and MoYou Tourist 13.
With the Leadlight technique I filled the image in with Loreal Mango Mama and Bananarama Love. I think the colors complemented one another nicely.
When browsing the GlamGlaze polish site, Confetti Cupcake was the polish that made me make the order. The stars are adorable and the neon floating in a milky white jelly base is something I needed to add to the stash. This is three coats. The polish came out generously.
I couldn't avoid the bubbling which makes me sad but the colors were great and it didn't happen on every finger. I stamped with MoYou Biker 08 with Sally Hansen Blue Me Away!
It was the perfect blue to match the stars in the polish.
I scrolled by a call for an Instagram Collab from Nails Like Like and Peace, Love & Polish and decided to jump in. The theme: pastel rainbow. Well that's just fun at it's core. Orly Pretty Ugly is a gorge blue shimmer that I thought would make for a nice baby blue sky. I used two coats as a base.
I then created a stamping decal with the rainbow and star design from plate mls301. I stamped with China Glaze Virtual Violet. I then filled with China Glaze Tart-y for the Party, Keep Calm, Paint On and Dance Baby. The clouds were filled in with Snow Me White.
I created a gradient with Pretty Ugly and all the China Glazes then finished with heart rhinestones from Born Pretty Store.
I've been a follower of Concrete and Nail Polish for years. She always such fun nail looks. She often does giveaways and I was the lucky winner of three Zodiac Glitters. I don't own any Lime Crime products and pretty much would pee glitter if that were an option :).
I did a look with Aries. The staying power was great with a primer and my NYX body glitter gel. It was much more vibrant and sparkly than the pictures captured.
Sorry for the bloodshot eyes, my contacts aren't my friend =/. Make sure to check out April's blog and you may be one of the lucky winners of her many giveaways.