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@basecoat-topcoat has outdone herself this time. Since I’ll never be able to afford an actual piece from Valentino’s Cosmo Collection, I figured this was the next best thing. Plus, this way I can “wear” Valentino every day. I feel so fancy!

ICYMI, @basecoat-topcoat (aka Kelly Ornstein) is the best nail artist ever. She did my galaxy nails, Hubble nails, and visible spectrum via Pink Floyd nails too. 

As you might expect, I’m having a hard time paying attention to the real world and not swooning over my nails all day, everyday. ;) 

- Summer

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WHAT A DRUZY!! + inspiration collage! (#4 from get stoned series)

Druzy or Druse is a word used for coating of fine crystal on a surface, fracture or vein with in a geode.

to see more pictures and polishes used check out the original post—-> 

http://basecoat-topcoat.tumblr.com/post/44637204385/what-a-druzy-get-stoned-part-4-if-you-cant

*i do not own the images used for the inspo collage

*Edit- this isn’t a water marble nail, i suck at those. This was hand painted using a thin needle brush…. for hours

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EMERALD GREEN - #2 of the “Get Stoned” series part 5 + P.O.T.W. - Revlon - emerald city (matte suede)

** i do not own the inspiration image**

  • Revlon - emerald city - espresso
  • Essie - turquoise & caicos + naughty nautical
  • Sally Hansen - white on + breezy blue
  • O.P.I. - uh-oh roll down the window
  • OCC - poison

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

As requested here is a tutorial on how I create the ombre nail!

This same technique can be applied to as many or as few colors as desired!

Check out more tutorials by visiting the TUTORIALS page!

To request a tutorial hit the ASK button or email me at basecoattopcoat.Kelly@gmail.com ! :)

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LIKE A RUG - P.O.T.W. - Revlon - emerald city (matte suede)

  • Revlon - emerald city
  • Cover Girl - tickled pink + pink-finity
  • Love & Beauty - light orange
  • Sally Hansen - babe blue + white on + breezy blue
  • Essie - butler please

This is the third look using this polish. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.

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ST. PATRICKS DAY NAILS! - malachite upgrade!

So i was going to do a new nail design for st. pattys day, but i realized I can’t get more green than this!!! :) They are yesterdays MALACHITE nails only with some extra bling bling!! 

I hope everyone has a HAPPY ST. PATTYS DAY!  <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

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AFGHANITE - #1 in the “Get Stoned” series Part 5 & P.O.T.W. - Revlon - mysterious

  • Revlon - Mysterious
  • O.P.I. - no room for the blues + bling dynasty
  • Sally Hansen - pacific blue + indi-glow + white on
  • OCC makeup - pagan
  • Essie -butler please
  • Forever 21 - marina

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

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PINK AGATE -#2 in the “Get Stoned” series part #4 - P.O.T.W. - CULT COSMETICS - LAGUNA

  • Cult Cosmetics - laguna
  • Essie - mod square + tart deco
  • Revlon - expresso
  • O.P.I. - casino royale + y'all come back now ya hear?
  • Sally Hansen - white on
  • Wet n Wild - 2% milk
  • Sinful Colors - skylark

This is the first look using Cult Cosmetics - laguna. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.

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WILD MOSS - P.O.T.W. - Sally Hansen - Bubblegum Pink

* inspired by this awesome print by Ernst Haeckel  ”Plate 72: Muscinae” (1904), from the German Art movement Kuntsformmen Der Nature**

  • Sally Hansen - bubblegum pink + breezy blue + mint sorbet + white on + black out
  • Essie - go overboard + sew psyched
  • Love & Beauty - Red 
  • O.P.I. - jade is the new black + funky dunky
  • N.O.P.I. - hit the lights
  • L’Oreal - tangerine crush
  • Sinful Colors - mint apple

This is the last look featuring Sally Hansen - bubblegum pink. Visit the CHALLENGES -> P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.

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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!

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ROSE QUARTZ 2.0 - #10 in the “Get Stoned” series part 4 & P.O.T.W. - O.P.I.  - I have a herring problem

  • O.P.I. - i have a herring problem
  • Color Club - pearl district + guavas juice + wicker park L'Oreal - macaroon me madly
  • Sally Hansen - white on
  • Essie - mod square
  • Wet n Wild - private viewing

This is the second look using this polish. Visit the POTW page for more!

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WHATEVER - P.O.T.W. - Cult Cosmetics - laguna

  • Cult Cosmetics - laguna
  • Essie - naughty nautical
  • Revlon - expresso + coastal surf + urban
  • N.Y.C. - lexington yellow
  • Sally Hansen - white on

This is the second look featuring Cult Cosmetics - laguna. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.