Category Archives: Marc Jacobs

Holo and velvet and gold!

This is another instance in which I try a bunch of polishes I’ve had on my shelf for ages but never got to. Let’s get right into it.

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This is Nine Zero Lacquer January 2016, a berry-purple linear holo with added holographic microglitters. I really love this finish, the glitter makes the whole thing more visually interesting. I think I tried this on and then immediately went to go get some other polishes from the 2016: A Year In Review line that Nine Zero offers, since they’re all this finish. (They’re only available until the end of December, and then they’re gone!) This was two coats for opacity, and it dries slightly gritty so you’ll want to be generous with your topcoat.

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I’ve had Marc Jacobs Blue Velvet for over two years and just never wore it… probably because I felt bad about how much I spent on it. :X

This is a highly pigmented dark blue base with a strong light blue flash, and was opaque in one coat, though I did go back to “touch up” a few spots that had some slight streaking. It applied nicely enough, but the super skinny brush made it hard to get my cuticle line—look at that mess, haha.

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I’ve learned to love how strong shimmers look when matte, and this was no exception! This mani floored me.

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Essie Sole Mate was one of the first polishes I bought when I first started collecting. It’s an oxblood jelly that’s opaque in two coats, and it dries super shiny.

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I topped this off with OPI Pure, a white gold and white silver flake topcoat. It was a nice combo, I think!

That’s all for now. Thanks for reading!

-Aley

A Festive Mess – Holiday manicure dump post

I’ve fallen so far behind on posting, and took a bunch of photos of the holiday-themed polishes I wore, so I’m just going to make one huge post with all of them! Then I should get back into the groove of things. 😀

First is my titular festive mess.

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I’m sporting Zoya Red Door Red on my middle, ring and pinky fingers, and my thumb has China Glaze White On White (which I wear a lot! It’s my only white…). My index finger has one coat of Finger Paints Copy Cat, a sparkly silver shimmer with tiny and medium sized silver hex glitters. It’s pretty sheer on its own, so I usually layer this one over a metallic silver for full effect—in this case, Wet n’ Wild Metallica.

I didn’t really mind how silly this looked, hehe.

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This is Marc Jacobs Sally Enamored underneath one coat of b.s.n. Nail Lacquer Angels. I thought the name for this was pretty appropriate for the season. 🙂

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I was lucky to find OPI Ski Slope Sweetie in a clothing store. I picked it up immediately, and I’m surprised by the effect it has. It has gold shimmer, but looks frosty silver at the same time. This is one coat over a white under layer.

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b.s.n. Nail Lacquer Midnight Marsh is a deep Kelly green that dries fully opaque and perfectly smooth in one coat. It dries semi-matte. This is one coat with no topcoat.

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I added my trusty Nails Inc. Winter Mews for some gradient glitter, and some topcoat for a smooth finish. 😀