Girly Bits Cosmic Ocean

Today’s manicure: two coats of Julep Eloise (navy), with one coat Girly Bits Cosmic Ocean. :)

The above photos were taken with my iPhone the morning after I painted my nails (in natural light). Here’s a shot with my big momma camera (Canon 50D) taken the night before right after painting my nails (desk lamp)…

And one the next morning in natural light with the big momma camera…

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Disneyland Manicure #1 (Dots & Mickey Mouse)

I go to Disneyland each year with s good friend and I’m so excited our trip is coming up soon! I really want to have some cute Disney nails while I’m there so I’m trying out a few different designs.

I’ve been pinning some ideas on Pinterest that I’m going to try, but this one is my own design…

  • Black polish: 1 coat China Glaze Liquid Leather, 2 coats Girly Bits Into the Night
  • White polish: OPI Alpine Snow

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Long time no blog

Hi all! It’s been a really long time since I last posted here. Definitely not “daily.” ;)

Back in December my nails were probably the longest they have ever been! What’s the perfect manicure for long nails? A French manicure of course… :)

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Unfortunately I had a run-in with a really bad manicurist at the Salt Lake City Airport just a few days later. :( The poor girl really had no idea what she was doing. Filing down my nails (No! Stop!), and trying to cover ever bit of nail with polish (Hint: theres a reason why good manicurists leave a little bit of nail near the cuticle unpolished).

Mental note: Never get another airport manicure. Its just not worth it.

Image below is shown small because any larger would scare small children. No, really. Sadly, I did pay for this manicure. I didn’t realize how bad it was until I got back to my gate to wait for my flight…

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After she totally messed up my nails, I ended up trimming them down so I could grow them out. They were pretty stained anyway.

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And now I’m just growing them out again. :)

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Girly Bits Razzle Dazzle

Not exactly an autumn color, but this is what I wore on Thanksgiving Day. :) Two coats of Girly Bits Razzle Dazzle over one coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Presto Pink. Since I hate the gritty feeling of glitter polishes, I topped it off with a coat of Gelous and then a coat of Seche Vite. Those two topcoats smoothed everything out and I had this manicure on for five days with only the slightest of chipping on one thumb. Other than that, like most glitter polishes, it held up great!

Razzle Dazzle is a polish I just received in an order from Llarowe. It was my first time shopping with them and it was a great experience! Super fast shipping, too.

(NOTE: These photos were two days after I painted my nails. There’s just a bit of tip wear on a few.)

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Before-you-take-of-the-polish Stamping

Sometimes right before I take off polish, I do a bit of stamping. I do this for the following reasons:

  1. It’s great for testing out different stamp designs. This design was hard to stamp because you had to get the placement just right.
  2. Testing out different top coats over stamping. Essie Good to Go and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri smear the stamping, while Seche Vite is perfect still.
  3. If I like how it turns out, I stretch the manicure a couple more days.

So, this is what I did tonight. Although, I’ll be taking it off soon…

Base Color: Nicole by OPI All Kendall-ed Up
Stamping Color: Konad White
Stamping Plate: Cheeky Plate A

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