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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:23 pm 
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I have been really into Nail Art lately. Don't know why I haven't been sharing!

Here are some hand painted dots I did last night. Orly, and the other was a really dark red vegan brand (don't remember the name, it was a birthday gift from Sephora) but it looks purple against the pink. I am really digging them. I just got this cool new tool that is specially for dots! I also ordered some stamping plates online, can't wait to get them.

My camera phone sucks, but I love the way they came out. I did dots once previously, and although they looked like shiitake, they stayed on for a long time. They are not perfect, but they will get better each time I think. Practice!

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Share more, Chicki! Your dotticure looks lovely :) And I hope you enjoy your stamping plates, they're a lot of fun! I hadn't used mine in months but I got them out last night and did some.

I saw a post on skittlette manicures over at Chit Chat Nails and I had a go at doing a couple. They're really fun to do and it's a nice way to mix up colours/designs

This is Natio Lychee (2 coats), accent nails are 2 coats of CG I Herd That, plus gold square studs from a nail supply store in L.A
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This is Ulta3 Corsican Rose, WnW French White Creme, WnW Black Creme, and the glitter is Ulta3 Stop the Press. The pearly studs are from a local craft store.
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And this is 2 coats of Orly Nite Owl - my choice for a meeting the other day
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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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And this is 2 coats of Orly Nite Owl - my choice for a meeting the other day
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That is my FAVORITE color when I am doing meetings or conferences out of town for days, and need something sorta conservative, and chips wont show up so much. and it matches with practically anything you wear.


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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that orly nite owl is really pretty!

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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oh! i remembered to take pictures of DL mermaid's dream today. here 'tis:

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this is with one layer of topcoat; i just did a second one this evening (i'm on day 3) and it's getting smoother. it's one of those "sucks up topcoat" polishes. i also feel like it's prettier in person than this picture is giving it credit for, but whatevs.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Dior Lilac Colorvision. I think it was a Sephora exclusive. It isn't an exciting color (pretty though), but it has a really cool ultra glossy plastic finish. First photo is the more accurate color; second shows how glossy it is. When I wore it to work, my girl students were enthralled and kept wanting to see how glossy it is.

It's a little messy because some idiot didn't tighten the cap on their bottle of expensive top coat, so they now have half a bottle of top coat goop. I got strings all over. Ugh. Maybe the Zoya thinner will save it.

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ETA: This is also why I try to avoid Sephora. I went in to buy hand cream for my mom's for mother's day and bumped into a display of everything purple by the front door. And somehow ended up walking out with new nail polish.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Doesn't Dior do animal testing?

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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They didn't before. Now it seems some confusion with selling in China, but when I bought that they were ok.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Ah, that sucks.

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That color is gorgeous! I'm bummed about the Dior thing, too. I've heard such amazing things about the topcoat.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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I hate that these companies were dishonest for so long about the China testing thing. I'm sure I bought products after they chose to sell there.

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bluedawg wrote:
oh! i remembered to take pictures of DL mermaid's dream today.

I love it, such a pretty look and texture!

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Just got an email, Butter London are having a flash sale 20% off your entire order plus free shipping with the code FLASH13 until the 14th.

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Chicki wrote:
Kitteh wrote:


And this is 2 coats of Orly Nite Owl - my choice for a meeting the other day
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That is my FAVORITE color when I am doing meetings or conferences out of town for days, and need something sorta conservative, and chips wont show up so much. and it matches with practically anything you wear.


That colour is beautiful ... I just googled to find it and buy it!

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Has anyone compared BL Jaffa to MacBeth on freakishly pale skin? Trying to decide if Jaffa is too orange for me. I have MacBeth and love it but it's sorta pinkish.


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I have both and I like wearing both (they're pretty different from one another) and I'm pretty pale... Jaffa is a slightly melon-y orange, to me it definitely has some pinkish undertones. It's not a construction cone orange, definitely more... juicy? HTH!


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Nicole wrote:
I have both and I like wearing both (they're pretty different from one another) and I'm pretty pale... Jaffa is a slightly melon-y orange, to me it definitely has some pinkish undertones. It's not a construction cone orange, definitely more... juicy? HTH!

Thanks!! It's so hard to tell sometimes from the swatches via a Google search.


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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jessilikewhoa wrote:
Just got an email, Butter London are having a flash sale 20% off your entire order plus free shipping with the code FLASH13 until the 14th.


Thanks for that! I have never used them, they seem a bit pricey. How is the brand? Does it stay on long? that is my main reason for buying a semi-expensive brand. I cook a lot, so anything to extend my mani is awesome.


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I like my Butter polishes, but they aren't really any more long wearing than anything else (actually, I think Zoya is longer wearing). If I was starting over, I'd only buy something that is more unique (like Wallis or Two Fingered Salute) from them.


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Thanks for that! I have never used them, they seem a bit pricey. How is the brand? Does it stay on long? that is my main reason for buying a semi-expensive brand. I cook a lot, so anything to extend my mani is awesome.

If I am careful about layering, use the basecoat and topcoat, let everything dry between, Butter London says on pretty well for me. I type all day so my tips always wear first but not in a chippy way. If I notice a bad chip or worn section, I do a touch up. My nails are also very thin and prone to bending. I haven't noticed a big difference between brands, it seems to be more about the color/formula. Sparkles and glitter seem to stay the longest but are also the hardest to remove. For me anyway.


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Butter London Tea With The Queen

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we will be on the Norfolk coast tomorrow so many pop into Sandringham to have a cuppa with Herself ...

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Kitteh wrote:
bluedawg wrote:
oh! i remembered to take pictures of DL mermaid's dream today.

I love it, such a pretty look and texture!


thanks! i've actually gotten several compliments on it this week (people don't usually comment on my nails too much), so it must be different enough to be interesting, ha!

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OMG! I just put A England's Briar Rose on my toes and it's amazing! Maybe my new favorite. No, I'm not shooting a pic of my toes because I'm near-sighted and I think it's likely a sloppy job ;-P Another good reason to try yoga: to be able to do your own pedicure!


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I just ordered three A England polishes, plus a Deborah Lippman and a Butter London. Need to stop spending money now.

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BL chip on me within hours, and the glitter always shrinks, but I still love their colour range :)

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