MOTHER OF PEARL 2 - #9 of the get stoned series part 2 - P.O.T.W. - O.P.I. - do you lilac it?

Check out the other abalone inspired design here —> http://basecoat-topcoat.tumblr.com/post/44329677076/mother-of-pearl-get-stoned-part-3-abalone

* i do not own the inspiration image*

O.P.I. - do you lilac it?, O.P.I. - kyoto pearl, O.P.I. - tomorrow never dies, O.P.I. - bling dynasty, O.P.I. - on her majestys secret service, L’Oreal - lacey lilac, L’Oreal - royally yours, L’Oreal - not a cloud in sight, Sally Hansen - black out, Sinful Colors - mint apple, gold nail art beads, gold metal flats, light blue Swarovski crystal

Visit the P.O.T.W. page to see the other designs featuring this polish and more!


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.


EPIC FIRE OPAL! - #10 of the “Get Stones” series Part 3 + P.O.T.W. - O.P.I. - oh so glam!

  • O.P.I. - oh so glam!
  • L'Oreal - royalty reinvented + tangerine crush
  • Sally Hansen - white on + green with envy + mellow yellow
  • Wet n Wild - 2% milk
  • Spoiled - i’m so jaded + designated driver
  • Sinful Colors - bright lucite + cloud 9 
  • Essie - power clutch
  • N.Y.C - polyester pink
  • gold nail art beads
  • gold small hex sequins

This is the third look using - O.P.I. - oh so glam! Visit the CHALLENGES -> P.O.T.W. page for more nail art, and stay tuned for the full set from Part #3 of the “Get Stoned” series.


SAILOR MOON - P.O.T.W. - O.P.I. - i just can’t cope-acabana

  • O.P.I. - just can’t cope-acabana
  • Color Club - wicker park + nature’s way + persimmon + strawberry popsicle
  • Sally Hansen - breezy blue + black out
  • Revlon - 1,000 volts
  • Swarovski crystals
  • pink and red crystal cabochons
  • gold nail art beads
  • INM Nails - white porcelain
  • Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - technopagan

This is the second look using O.P.I. - i just can’t cope-acabana. 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 ! :)


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.

As requested: here is the tutorial for the RAINBOW MILKY WAY DESIGN!!!

To see more pictures and polishes used go here— > http://basecoat-topcoat.tumblr.com/post/40394578642/rainbow-milky-way-sally-hansen-hard-to-get

All tutorials can be seen by visiting the TUTORIALS PAGE or by searching #bctc tutorials


FEEDING FRENZY - P.O.T.W. - Cult Cosmetics - Hollywood Hillls

Another shark week inspired deisgn!

  • Cult Cosmetics - hollywood hills
  • Sinful Colors - hip to be a square
  • Revlon - expresso + coastal surf

This is the second ook using Cult Cosmetics - hollywood hills. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches.

EPIC OPAL TUTORIAL!! - After many request here is the tutorial for how i created the opal nail! I think everyone will be surprised just how simple the design really is. It’s really just a matter of layering and what stone you are referencing. 

To get the OPAL looking Color Club polish visit my PRODUCTS I LOVE page or click here —-> http://basecoat-topcoat.tumblr.com/Product

To see all the polishes I used and more photos visit the original post here —>


All tutorials can be seen by searching #bctc tutorials or by visitng the tutorials page

*** PLEASE if you try this or any of my tutorials give credit, and i would love to see how your design turns out so use the #BCTCDIY or #BCTCTT (bctc tutorial try) so i can check them out or message me a link! :)***


HEART EXPLOSION - Nail Challenge - day 6 - violet nails

Maybelline Color Show - amethyst ablaze, Sally Hansen Xtreme - pink satin, American Apparel - coney island, Love & Beauty - purple (sheer purple glitter), Wet n Wild Fastdry - buffy the violet slayer, Sinful Colors - bad chick, Kiss - bikini pink, Ruby Kisses - black eutopia, Love & Beauty - lavendar, Seche Vite.

be sure to chekc out the rest of the nail challenge on my tumblr! :)


Hey guys! I did a guest post for Katy at Nailed it over the holiday with these CHRISTMAS TREE TOPPER themed nails! If you want to see the full post and what i used click the link below!


To check out Katys blog go to blognailedit.blogspot.com or blognailedit.tumblr.com!

hope you all had a great holiday!


WATER WORLD - P.O.T.W. - China Glaze - reggae to riches

This is possibly my favorite manicure ever!

  • China Glaze - reggae to riches
  • Love & Beauty - lime + hot pink/gold + sage + royal
  • L’Oreal - royally yours
  • Sally Hansen - pacific blue + breezy blue + glass slipper
  • O.P.I. - uh oh roll down the window!
  • Revlon - creme brulee
  • Essie - lapis of luxury
  • Nicole by O.P.I. - hit the lights
  • N.Y.C. - mulberry street
  • L.A. girl flare - brown
  • Wet n wild - french white creme + black creme


CHECK OUT PARTS ((1)) ((2)) ((3)) HERE<– & click on the title to see the inspo image and original post!

  1. Mother of Pearl 3
  2. Pink Agate
  3. Fluorite
  4. Brazillian Opal
  5. Raw Aquamarine
  6. Fluorite Chacopyrite
  7. Opal Dendrite
  8. Amethyst Lace Agate
  9. Amber 
  10. Rose Quartz 2.0



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


RAW AQUAMARINE - #5 in the “Get Stoned” series part 4 & P.O.T.W. - OCC - Distortion

My Birthstone! :) ** i do not own the inspo image**

  • OCC - distortion
  • O.P.I. - my boyfriend scales walls + teal the cows come home + no room for the blues + kyoto pearl
  • Essie - bikini so teeny
  • Sally Hansen - white on + breezy blue

This is the second look featuring Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics - distortion. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches!


POINTED PURPLE OMBRE - P.O.T.W. - L’Oreal - reinventing royalty

  • L’Oreal - reinventing royalty
  • O.P.I. - vampsterdam
  • Wet n Wild - black creme + 2% milk
  • N.Y.C. - mulberry street
  • black swarovski crystal

This is the last look using this polish. Visit the P.O.T.W. page for more nail art and swatches from previously featured polishes.