Pinterest has opened my eyes to something I never realized existed - nail polish blogs. THERE ARE SO MANY!!! (Check out the blogs I follow for a couple of my favorites.)
I have loved nail polish since I was in elementary school. I wasn't that traditionally "girly," but my mum had a few, all reds, and I used to have so much fun with them. These days I practically avoid reds like the plague! But my love for polish has only grown over the years, as I have. My collection is small, but slowly growing. Last week I bought nine new polishes. Nine! I try to be practical by choosing only colors I absolutely love, or something daring to see if it'll look good against my skin, or something I'm sure I'll wear. I swear I do. But sometimes I just love them all!! ( :
Since discovering these blogs, I've seen some really cool colors, patterns, designs, and best of all tutorials! I thought I'd share some of my nail polish adventures, amidst the rest of the posts (I swear I'll go back to the Freak Whirlwind story one day soon!). I might try some here and there, but mostly I just want to share something I love.
This is "balloons." It started as a random polka dot design I saw online, and then just became. The base is is Essie Topless & Barefoot. The dots are Essie Plumberry (pink), Revlon Top Speed Electric (yellow), OPI Who The Shrek Are You? (green), OPI Dating A Royal (blue), and Essie Bahama Mama (purple).
This is my version of blue ombre (I learned that it's pronounced ohm-bray or ahm-bray!). I love this style, and honestly I had so much just picking the colors. From the thumb: Loreal After Hours, OPI Dating A Royal, Revlon Surf, Essie Turquoise & Caicos, and OPI Peace, Baby. I want to try it in pinks and greys.
This is a fun french manicure twist. It started as a shredded funky french (Chloe's Nails), but I got frustrated, so I used Essie In Stitches to make extra girly french tips.
I love the contrast ring finger look. This is Revlon Surf and Revlon Posh as the contrast. I love these colors. I believe this it with three coats each.
I call this Pop of Color. Essie Steel-ing The Scene and Essie Action as the contrast. It's three coats each. Hindsight being what it is, I realize I should have used a base under the orange; you can see the edge of the nail bed. Sidenote: I use Revlon Extra Life No Chip Top Coat. I know people swear by Seche Vite, but I rather like this one.