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It is what it is

“I’m going to start updating consistently!” she said, before promptly disappearing for months. Oops.

I’ve actually been updating my Instagram this whole time because it’s easier for me. Writing posts for each manicure I was doing was just so exhausting because I was hit with The Depression fairly badly a few months back. But I’m doing okay now! You know, relatively.

I’m just going to put all of my manicures from the last few months together into maybe three or four posts over the next few days, and keep the descriptions basic and not ramble as I’m known to do.

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Two coats of Native War Paints Classic Essentials Alison, a periwinkle grey with silver shimmer.  The formula and brush on this were fantastic, it basically painted itself on.

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Essie Virgin Snow, a periwinkle bordering on lavender, opaque in 2-3 coats depending on your application. This is probably one of my top ten favorite shades in my collection, and you guys seem to agree with me because this was my most popular post on Instagram ever!

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Two coats of Colors by Llarowe Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star. This is a navy jelly with tiny silver microglitter. This is just about an exact dupe for the original Essie Starry Starry Night! Formula was easy to apply, although I did get those little tacky, stringy things on the tips of my nails that you sometimes get with jelly polishes.

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Two coats of Zoya Merida, a forest green packed with silver holographic flakies. Formula on this was excellent, as is typical of Zoya.

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My pointer, middle, and pinky fingers have two coats of Zoya Yara, while my ring finger has two coats Zoya Ziv. I thought Ziv would complement the gold shimmer in Yara, and I was right! I felt very chic in this mani.

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I wore this manicure close to Valentine’s Day. This is Rainbow Honey Be Mine, topped with Rainbow Honey XOXO.

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And this is what I actually wore on Valentine’s Day! I put down three thin coats of OPI Mimosas For Mr. And Mrs., and topped it with a glitter gradient of Sally Hansen Strobe Light, which I used on its own for an accent nail.

Good to be back. Stay tuned. ❤

-Aley

Be Mine, Magic Glitter!

Man, you guys all know how much I love Rainbow Honey by now. Let’s not even go into that. I just recently nabbed a couple of polishes from their Sweet Talk collection from a seller on Storenvy – the collection’s being re-released sometime this month – because I wanted some cute pink stuff to wear during February. 😛

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I’m not generally a fan of the way pink looks on me unless it’s neon or very coral/peach-leaning. That said, I did very much like Rainbow Honey Be Mine on its own. It’s a warm toned rose pink base with tiny gold flakes, and it was fully opaque in two coats. It actually had an amazing formula, Rainbow Honey’s formulas tend to err on the thick side but I had no problems with this one at all.

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I topped it with the magic that is Rainbow Honey XOXO. I loved this mani infinitely more once I got this glitter on it. XOXO is a clear base with gold shimmer, small and micro fuchsia metallic hex glitters, and a smattering of very very fine gold holographic particles—possibly tiny glitter/flakes or larger shimmers, I can’t quite tell. This has great glitter coverage with one coat, and the glitters needed minimal manipulation.

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Something about this had me totally hooked. That glitter topper, man—I need to see what it looks like over other colors.

Thanks for reading!

-Aley ❤