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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:27 am 
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I'm thinking about starting a nail polish blog, but I don't know if anyone would read it or how interesting it would be to people

Ooh, do it! I would read.

I wish Zoya was cheaper here - I think there's only one place that sells it (The Department Store/Lucy and the Powder Room, in case any NZers care), and from memory it was over $20 and they only have like, 20 colours. They also have Butter, but also $$$$.


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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I got my zoyas in the mail yesterday. The colors look great--really bold. I have robyn (a bright blue) on now and I'm loving it! Best application ever, I am a zoya convert. I'm not sure I'll ever be able to go back to my cheapy polishes.


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:59 pm 
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Oooh I'll have Robyn on Friday! At first, that was one of the only colors that I really wanted, but then of course I found some more (I did not end up buying Harley... I might get a spoon to see if it's something I'll actually wear)

Inspired by the purple part of my gradient, I decided yesterday to replicate that part only. For added oomph, I added a hot pink foil to the mix as well. This one has so much shine, color and many types of glitter, so it was hard to capture. You can see that where my hand is elevated, there is hot pink glitter and lower down, it appears purple. This one is sort of a duochrome, but if you look at it head on in low light, you can see BOTH the purple and pink sitting on the nail. It kind of looks like magenta with many ribbons of purple and hot pink. Although in some light, you might mainly see the hot pink flash and sometimes it just appears purple. The bottom line is that this is packed with color and it always looks different.

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Here's a macro of how the polish actually sits on the nail
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This is composed of four sheer polishes:
Base color is one coat of Zoya's Roxy, which is a red-based purple jelly with matching glitter.
Next there is one coat of OPI's Let Me Entertain You, which is a hot pink foil.
Then there are two coats of Nubar's Violet Sparkle, which is violet colored micro-glitter.
Next is Nubar's Sugar, which is a sheer hot pink jelly with sparse small and large holographic glitter.

Oh and I think I will be using each of these posts as blog posts(which means improved pics, which I've already started. I have a really good one for this manicure). I've thought of a name for the blog, but I think it might be too long of a name. How should I advertise the blog to get people to read it?
There is one layer of top coat, but I probably could have used an extra layer.


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:46 pm 
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What remover do you guys use? Does it actually take glitter off with the polish?

I always put a coat of clear on first, with color over it, topped by glitter, and I've never had any problems with getting the glitter off.

punky, I love that color.

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I'm thinking about starting a nail polish blog, but I don't know if anyone would read it or how interesting it would be to people

I'd definitely read it. Your manicures are always gorgeous have inspired me to branch out a little bit next time I do my nails.

Currently have OPI's William Tell Me About It on my fingers and Ski Teal We Drop on my toes.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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A few days ago I was wearing this unnamed teal from a metallic L.A. Colors set:
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Currently wearing Wet N Wild Rustic:
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Currenly wearing American Apparel L’Espirt on my toes:
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(not my photo, courtesy of Vampy Varnish)


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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lavawitch wrote:
Punky, that color looks gorgeous on you.


Why thank you!

So, now that I am living in the U.S., where should I buy Nubar, BB Couture, and all these other fabulous nail polishes (that aren't OPI, Essie, Zoya or China Glaze - I know where to buy those) that are all swatched on fabulous nail blogs?

Did everyone take advantage of the Rescue Beauty 50% off sale last week?? http://www.rescuebeauty.com


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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punky! wrote:
lavawitch wrote:
Punky, that color looks gorgeous on you.


Why thank you!

So, now that I am living in the U.S., where should I buy Nubar, BB Couture, and all these other fabulous nail polishes (that aren't OPI, Essie, Zoya or China Glaze - I know where to buy those) that are all swatched on fabulous nail blogs?

Did everyone take advantage of the Rescue Beauty 50% off sale last week?? http://www.rescuebeauty.com

Nubar can be bought at http://www.bynubar.com/ only pretty much

Nope, but Scrangie looks awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:57 am 
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Great colors, Mushrooni!


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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I just heard that Nubar will be having a 30% sale on all orders over $30 on the 15th-30th. I'll tell you more when I know more. Hopefully it's true


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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bastah wrote:
Great colors, Mushrooni!


Thanks! I always adore your manis - I hope to be as creative as you one day . . . one day!
And btw, I totally recognize you from another forum you post on - do you keep the same name on there? I recognize your manis! ;)


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:58 pm 
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Ulta's having a one-week sale on OPI polish. 2 for $10!


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:15 pm 
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bastah wrote:
I just heard that Nubar will be having a 30% sale on all orders over $30 on the 15th-30th. I'll tell you more when I know more. Hopefully it's true


I need this to be true!! Please keep us posted :D


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:41 pm 
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Mushrooni wrote:
bastah wrote:
Great colors, Mushrooni!


Thanks! I always adore your manis - I hope to be as creative as you one day . . . one day!
And btw, I totally recognize you from another forum you post on - do you keep the same name on there? I recognize your manis! ;)

Aww thanks! Uh oh... the forum that shall not be named. I do have the same name on there and I've always been scared that I'll be spotted. I've actually been a member there for 9 years and I met one of my good friends on there! Do you just stick to the nail board?


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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punky! wrote:
bastah wrote:
I just heard that Nubar will be having a 30% sale on all orders over $30 on the 15th-30th. I'll tell you more when I know more. Hopefully it's true


I need this to be true!! Please keep us posted :D

It's true, it's on Nubar's site now! They'll post the promotion code closer to the date. While I love them to death, I think I need to avoid this sale


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 5:29 pm 
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bastah wrote:
Mushrooni wrote:
bastah wrote:
Great colors, Mushrooni!


Thanks! I always adore your manis - I hope to be as creative as you one day . . . one day!
And btw, I totally recognize you from another forum you post on - do you keep the same name on there? I recognize your manis! ;)

Aww thanks! Uh oh... the forum that shall not be named. I do have the same name on there and I've always been scared that I'll be spotted. I've actually been a member there for 9 years and I met one of my good friends on there! Do you just stick to the nail board?


Not named at all! ;) I stick to the cafe and nail . . . my name is different on there, but I'll message you from it in a bit so you don't feel too creepy that I know who you are and you don't know who I am! ;)
I re-met one of my old high school classmates on there! And yep, a few other people too!


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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I'm not wearing this but it's a cool picture

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Someone do it.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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This is my thread - I am obsessed with nail polish!
I am currently wearing Chanel Strong *random internet pic* which I had to hunt down during my US vacation as this color is unavailable in Europe.
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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2010 4:25 pm 
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OPI "That's Hot! Pink"

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Has anyone tried the Top Shop polishes? The Top Shop here has just started getting them and there's an amazing looking tangerine one.


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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OPI "That's Hot! Pink"

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Oh I like this, I'm not usually a fan of bright nail polishes but I could definitely wear this!


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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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aileenwuornos wrote:
Chanel Steel on toes:


Must. Acquire. Immediately!

I just did a mani with Illamasqua Scarab (two coats) and then OPI for Sephora as a top coat. I can't stop staring at my nails - will try to get a good photo. It was dead easy too, the Scarab didn't have to be perfect since glitter was going on top.

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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Zoya Casey (super dark purple, almost looks black). Obligatory internet picture:
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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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I've got black fingernails french tipped with a turquoisey teal, they're awesome. And black toenails, because I happen to be dating somebody that likes them a LOT...

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 Post subject: Re: What nail polish are you wearing?
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I put Zoya's Sweet on my toe and finger nails for a party on the weekend, it's such a pretty pink and a perfect shade, not too pale

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lavawitch wrote:
Thats an interesting look Bastah. I've never gotten huge into glitters for some reason, but I love them on other people. Maybe I just hate removing them?

I like Bastah's nails too but I can't stand glittery polish because it's a bisque to remove but this makes me want to use glittery ones!

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I never would have thought this would work, but it does! Scotch tape (I used the Satin finish kind)! It doesn't pull off your nail polish or leave anything behind on the nail. Well, it doesn't as long as you do one important step, which is to stick the tape to the palm of your hand a few times to get rid of a lot of the stickiness.


Thanks for the tip!

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bastah wrote:
I'm thinking about starting a nail polish blog, but I don't know if anyone would read it or how interesting it would be to people

Ooh, do it! I would read.

Agreed! Have you started it yet? Go with the name you've chosen, even if it's long. And I think people will find it by googling nail polish names.

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I got my zoyas in the mail yesterday. The colors look great--really bold. I have robyn (a bright blue) on now and I'm loving it!

Oh no, now I wish I'd bought the flash collection!

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