Sonoma Nail Art Parasol

Hi everyone!

I have a swatch for you from Sonoma Nail Art. This one is called Parasol. I layered 2 coats over Milani Digital. I was amazed at how shiny the whole thing turned out!

I tried to capture the holo from Digital, but I'm not sure it showed up as well in pics.

This polish has a great formula with a nice amount of glitter. I'm pretty sure Michelle is restocking tomorrow and this polish is in the sale, so keep an eye out!

Thanks for reading!
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GlitterDaze Little Miss Sunshine + You Mix Update

Good morning!

Just as a quick update for those interested, You Mix will be receiving shipments for restock today so keep an eye out for that on the site either tonight or tomorrow. :)

I am showing you a polish from GlitterDaze today. I am a big fan of this shop! This one's name is Little Miss Sunshine. Just look how cute it is! I love the flower glitters...it's like instant nail art. This is 1 coat over Zoya Lara. I found it easiest to paint a coat on and then place the flower glitters afterwards rather than trying to fish for them and do an even coat at the same time.

This is such a happy polish! 

What are your throughts? Do you like the idea of shaped glitter?
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Pretty and Polished Swatches

Hi polish lovers!

I hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend. I got in some pool time and finally don't feel like the pale ghost I have been living the past four years in Idaho. haha I also pulled something in my neck yesterday and haven't been able to move it without pain so I have just kinda been laying low today. Fun when you have an 18 month old to chase around. haha

Today's post features a few polishes from Pretty and Polished. This is one of my favorite indie polish sellers and Chelsea, the mastermind behind the gorgeous glitters you are about to see, is super sweet and obviously very talented.

So first is Sand Art. These are matte glitters, some are super fine and others are small. I think the name for this is perfect and I love the effect this gives! I layered 2 coats over Sally Hansen Insta Dri Blue Me Away for this look.

Next is Bayou Blitz. I had been eyeing this one for a while, and am so glad I finally got it! I know my picture is not doing this polish much justice at all, but you can still see why this is a special one. Bayou Blitz has a tinted minty-ish base with matte yellow glitters and larger matte purple, pink and yellow glitters. I layered 2 coats over Color Club Twiggy and it's like they were made for each other! The base in Bayou Blitz matches Twiggy perfectly. The larger glitters were pretty sparse and hard to place, so that's my only negative with this one.

Finally, here is Pool Party. Once again, loving the name...it's too perfect! At first I wasn't sure if I would like this one just looking at the bottle, but once applied I fell in love! This is 2 coats over Color Club Lumin-Icent which was a stupid choice because it doesn't look very good underneath Pool Party. Nonetheless, this polish just screams summer fun and makes me want to run off on a vacation!

So there are a few Pretty and Polished's for you! Which one(s) are your fave?
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Candy Lacquer Beach Party

Hi lovely readers!!

I am hoping for a pool day today since it's gonna be super hot...can't wait!

I have layering combo to show ya'll today that I really enjoyed wearing. It involves (surprise, surprise) another indie polish from a shop called Candy Lacquer. I fell in love with most of the glitters they have to offer!

So the one I am showing you today is called Beach Party (check out the super cute labels these have!). Beach Party has a mix of brightly colored glitters in square, hex, and bar shapes. I wouldn't call this your typical rainbow glitter though...there is just something different about it.

I layered Beach Party over Dr's Remedy Noble Navy. The formula was fantastic. Just the right amount of glitter to generously cover in one coat. I think the navy color just adds a little something extra to the overall look.

I had a hard time doing this polish justice, so trust that it's got more wow factor in person. :)
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Multi Colored Leopard Nail Art

Happy Friday!

I've got a fun mani to show you today to get this long Memorial Day weekend kicked off. Anyone have exciting plans??

This was Dustin's idea. I haven't done leopard print in a while, so he choose to do that stamp with multiple colors swirled together on the plate before scraping. I love how it turned out! I took pics without holding a bottle to mix it up a little...and because it's easier to show you guys my thumb too! :P

I definitely want to try this method again with a different design and colors. What do you think? Are you a fan of the multicolored stamping?
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Sally Hansen White Veil + Nail Art

Hello everyone! 

I'm kind of apprehensive to show you this mani today only because I consider it somewhat of a fail. But I'm showing it to you anyway and I will let you guys be the judge. :)

I first layered Sally Hansen White Veil over OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? I think I sped through application of the glitter a little too fast because it's not looking so pretty. haha

And then because I just couldn't stop adding stuff, I did some stamping with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri  in Mint Sprint. The Insta Dris are great polishes for stamping!

Overall I love the color combo with the glitter, but I don't feel like it came together the way I had it in my head. Too textured for my liking. So I'm gonna say close but not quite on this one.  Hate it when that happens! :)
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Lush Lacquer Dreamsicle + Gradient

Good morning readers!

Can I just say that I am dying for the China Glaze Summer Neons collection? I am getting really antsy waiting for it to show up at my Sally's!! 

Now that that's out of the way...on to today's mani! :)

This is yet another indie polish from Lush Lacquer. I previously showed you another polish of their's, Chubby Checker, *here*. This one is called Dreamsicle. It's a sheer blue base with pink shimmer with silver and turquoise glitters throughout. I did a sponging gradient using OPI Fly and Sally Hansen Insta Dri Blue Away and topped it all of with one coat of Dreamsicle.

Sadly, this is one that you gotta fish around a little for the bigger glitters. Plus I don't think I did this polish justice by doing only one coat. 3 coats looks a lot like Sinful Colors Cinderella but with glitter. Very pretty!

Don't these close up shots just make you happy?

Mmmm...love it!

I hope to wear this one again as a full coverage manicure instead of just layering so I can do this gorgeous polish full justice!!
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LA Splash Night Owl

Hi readers!!

I just have a swatch for you today, but it's not very well known brand so hopefully that makes it a little more interesting. 

This is Night Owl from LA Splash. I got this on CherryCulture (who's currently have a Memorial Day 20% off everything sale). This polish seems like it was meant to be a full coverage glitter because one coat almost covered entirely. I layered a chocolate brown polish underneath not knowing the glitter would cover all the way. Now I wish I hadn't because I'm not a fan of how it peeks out at the bottom.  

Either way, I really liked this color...I  have a thing for neutral glitters as a pedi so I think I will use this for my next one! There are about 12 colors like this one available to purchase. I had to resist these in the sale this time around because I want the China Glaze Neons that are about to come out! ;)

Have you guys heard of/ used an LA Splash product before?

Also, don't forget to check out my Blog Sale tab! I just added a bunch of stuff. :)
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Milani Photo Flash + Stamping

Hey everybody!

Today was nothing but a typical Monday that I'm glad is winding down! 

This polish is from Milani and it's called Photo Flash. This polish comes from a small collection that has matching glossy lip pencils for each shade. Cute idea! Below is 2 coats. It's got a really pretty metallic shimmer/sparkle to it.

I call flowers "typical nail art" and rarely use them on my nails. But I think it's an easy design to fall back on when there is no more inspiration to be had (which has been me lately). So that's what I did! I got bored with this pretty fast, but it is a pretty manicure. There are just too many other fun possibilities out there to do flowers (in my opinion), but for me they are fun every once in a while. :P

Do you guys have a nail art design or a polish that is your go-to when nothing else is doing it for ya?
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Color Club Pretty in Platinum + OPI Pirouette My Whistle

Hey readers!

I hope ya'll are having a great weekend. :)

I got OPI Pirouette My Whistle from the NYC Ballet collection a while ago and decided to finally wear it...although I wish I would have put it over a dark color because it looks pretty cool that way. So this ended up being a more subdued look. I layered PMW over Color Club Pretty in Platinum. I find myself using this color pretty often...it's a gorgeous grayed out white shimmer with perfect application. I really miss Color Club sets showing up at Ross! 

I added a stamp with Sally Hansen Quick Color Chrome pen in silver. I think the overall look is very ethereal looking, but subtle.

I have to say I have been pretty uninspired in terms of nail art lately. I don't know what's going on...sometimes I have so many ideas I can't choose what to do next, but that hasn't been the case lately. Hoping to get my mojo back soon! :)
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GlitterDaze Minty Mojito

Hi guys!

I feel like such a lame blogger lately. I am still just as obsessed, if not more, with nail polish...I just can't ever find the time to blog. Between my family, moving, and You Mix things are crazy! But I don't want to give up on blogging because I love it too much. I guess every blogger has times like this at some point anyway.

So pretty much all I've been wearing lately is indie polish...I just LOVE it! And every day I see more and more shops popping up, so it seems like they are here to stay. :) Today's mani is from GlitterDaze. Definitely go check out Sana's shop...she's awesome!! This is Minty Mojito, one coat over a random pastel green from Claire's. 

Check out all the sweet glitters in this!

You can see another polish I swatched from GlitterDaze *here*!
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