base coat top coat

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WATERCOLOR HEARTS - P.O.T.W. - Revlon - Privileged

*inspired by this cute print, “watercolor heart print” by Yukamila

  • Revlon - privileged + fresh linen
  • Deborah Lippman - i know what boys like
  • Color Club - je ne sais quoi
  • Essie - bikini so teeny + naughty nautical + mod square
  • O.P.I. - hotter than you pink
  • Sally Hansen - bubble gum pink
  • Love & Beauty - mint + coral + marina

This is the third look using Revlon - privileged. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.

Sooo I saw that @tarysande had bought some nail polish for her Mass Effect gift exchange from Dragonsworn and because I am a sucker for both fandom-inspired products and nail polish in general, I wanted to get some.

And then waffled for like a week and a half because I couldn’t decide what color but luckily @calpatine has sampler packs! And let me tell you, this polish is awesome. I love having painted nails but I have a hangup where I have to take it off as soon as it starts chipping, which normally means I get 1-2 days of painted nails because even with base coats and top coats, I’m very rough on my nails.

I put Hancock (far right) on when I got the package on Thursday and took it off this morning (Monday) and it still hadn’t chipped! Plus it’s made without the most harmful chemicals that tend to jack my nails up if I wear polish regularly. I want a million more.

Colors left to right: Liara, Curie, Doria, Isabela, Cassandra, Hancock

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WINTER ROSES - P.O.T.W. - Revlon - emerald city (matte, suede)

Yep, i’m back to short nails again. I decided to give my nails some rest from my silk wraps and have some serious mixed feelings… really missing the length and shape, but my nails definitely feel lighter!

  • Revlon - emerald city
  • Essie - bikini so teeny + lilacism + mod square
  • O.P.I. - pink-a-doodle + i just can’t cope-a-cabana
  • Sally Hansen - bubble gum pink + white on + pacific blue + green with envy
  • Aldo - lavendar fields
  • Born Pretty Store Super Matte Surface Oil

This is the first look using Revlon - emerald city. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches!

cosmic dream – softly blurred pastels in turquoise, pink, and blue float together to create a perfectly abstract nail design by essie.

anonymous asked:

I agree with you on doing nails... they're so pretty and adorable and everything!!!! It just draws me in full and center.

Thanks sweetpea!

I did my mother in law’s nails and my lil sister’s nails today! I recently got a cheap LED nail lamp and polish set, but in addition to the top coat base coat and a no-wipe top I only have two colors rn and I’m not thrilled with either one 😅 So even though I wanted to do mines too, I’d have to use regular polish and I don’t have the time tonight :(

I think what I’m gonna do is when I wake up do a base gel, normal polish and wait five hrs or so, then a top gel. I kinda wanna do something Nice since I’ve been doing just solids lately but that adds an extra ~20 mins of active time I’d need to dedicate to it, and until my wife’s back from her business trip I just can’t devote that kinda time to something I can’t walk away from immediately!

Also you can 100% always submit or tag me in your nail pics, I love them!

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MOD PRINT - P.O.T.W. - Revlon - emerald city (matte suede)

  • Revlon - emerald city
  • Color Club - perfect mol-ten + sea glass
  • Essie - turquoise & caicos
  • Sally Hansen - white on 

This is the second look using Revlon - Emerald City. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches from previously featured polishes!

nouveau chic by essie  –  ooh-la-la! classic black-and-white stripes get a nail-art update with a flirty floral overlay.

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Make Rain Drawings with NeverWet | via @HomeDepot

Step 1: You need a stencil. You can do something simple or use an image that includes a fair amount of detail. I created my own stencils from cardboard, but there’s no reason you can’t use a ready-made or store-bought stencil. Just know that NeverWet will get sprayed on that, too.

Step 2: Place stencil on concrete. I recommend that you only try this on light-colored concrete for best results. I also used a repositionable adhesive spray on the back of my stencils to keep them securely in place. Depending on the complexity and material of your stencil, you may be able to get away with just using tape to hold it down, or maybe using nothing at all. If your stencil is as complicated as mine pictured above, you’ll definitely need to adhere it down.

Step 3: Spray the NeverWet into the cut-out areas of your stencil according to the manufacturer’s instructions found on the label. I did two base coats and two top coats.

Step 4: After waiting for the recommended amount of time (see NeverWet instructions), remove your stencil. If you look closely, you will probably be able to see the light, translucent residue that the NeverWet leaves behind.

Step 5: Wait for rain or add water yourself. Enjoy your new piece of art!

Video tutorial: http://youtu.be/_6Inxg5KvME)

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POLKA DOTS & LACE - P.O.T.W. - Deborah Lippman - I know what boys like

  • Deborah Lippman - I know what boys like + constant craving
  • Essie - bikini so teeny + mod square
  • Sally Hansen - white on

This is the last look using Deborah Lippman - i know what boys like. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches, and stay tuned for next weeks P.O.T.W. - Revlon - privileged.

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RED CAGE - P.O.T.W. Deborah Lippman - supermodel

These would have been fun vday nails, but oh well… next year! :)

  • Deborah Lippman - supermodel + all about the base
  • Essie - sugar daddy
  • red foil tape
  • red metallic studs

This is the third look using Deborah Lippman - supermodel. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches!

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HOLIDAY MEDLEY - O.P.I. - the spy who loved me

These were my xmas eve nails! I wanted to do something festive, but if taken away from the holiday context would be somewhat seasonally neutral. :)

  • O.P.I. - the spy who loved me + jade is the new black
  • Color Club - Wicker park + fig sprouts
  • Sally Hansen - golden-i + white on
  • Cover Girl - natural blush
  • gold nail art beads
  • star sequin
  • blue zircon Swarovski Crystals

Stay tuned for the remaining three designs featuring this polish and visit the P.O.T.W. page for more!