Category Archives: Nails Inc.

In which my nails pull a magical girl transformation

You guys look how cool this is

Okay okay, so you start off with two coats of Nails Inc. Primrose Park, right?

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(This is an exact dupe of OPI You Blue It!.)

Then you add one coat of Sinful Colors Let Me Go.

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That’s when the magic happens. Though Let Me Go shifts between green and lavender in the bottle, it turns my midnight blue polish all frosty… which I appreciate, since I don’t have another color even close to this! It reminds me of ILNP My Little Glacier, actually – not a dupe by any means, but similar.

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I nicked this a couple of times, which on top of my hasty topcoat application is the only reason for the textural inconsistencies. Sinful Colors polishes tend to bubble on me most of the time, but Let Me Go didn’t give me any such problems.

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It also made my polish duochrome! It shifts between icy blue and a bit of a deeper, richer shade. Nothing drastic, but still pretty fun. I imagine that Let Me Go would look closer to the color in the bottle and keep its green color shift if it was layered over a lavender or a periwinkle.

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. 😀

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Are you ready for a brand you’ve probably not gotten the chance to encounter?

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This is W.i.n Cosmetics #13. I’ve only ever seen this brand in one store and I can’t find it online anywhere. It eludes me. It’s a shame because their jellies are bangin’.

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This is two coats with no topcoat. Look how flippin’ shiny and perfect this looks!!

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Of course, I couldn’t leave it alone—I gave it some frosted tips, because it’s that time of year, I suppose!

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This is Nails Inc. Winter Mews from their Crushed Diamonds line.

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I quite liked this mani. It didn’t wear well at all though—I had such bad tip wear by the end of the next day that I ended up removing it. Is it because jellies generally have bad wear time? I wouldn’t be surprised. I’ll be sure to try more jellies and more W.i.n, though.