Monday, March 27, 2017

Femme Fatale The Secret of Secrets...but not really

Hi folks!

I debated for some time whether or not I should show you guys this next mani. I have a minor obsession with Femme Fatale Polishes and I've worn few of them in the past and loved them. I have not shown them to you on this blog and that needs to be corrected...but moving on. This might be the first one that I'm not totally in love with. It could be user error so I'm suspending final judgement but I really couldn't wait to cover this one up. You'll see with what in my next post :-)

NailaDay: Femme Fatale The Secret of Secrets

This is one coat of Femme Fatale The Secret of Secrets over a shimmery nude. I don't have the name of that one because it's really old but that's really not important. What's important is that it was a nude, pretty much the same color as my skin. My mannequin hands polish, if you will. Not a look I'm a fan of. So perhaps, if I'd worn The Secret of Secrets alone or over any other color of polish, I would not find it so disappointing. Ah well, back to the drawing board.

NailaDay: Femme Fatale The Secret of Secrets

NailaDay: Femme Fatale The Secret of Secrets

Okay polish fans, until next time!!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Tonic Polish Lula with ILNP The Magician

Hi everybody!
My post today is just an extension of the last post. A day or so before I took off my last mani, I layered it with the latest resurgence of the much loved sparkly red/green/gold pigment, aka Unicorn Pee! I had obtained the actual powder for this color shifting powder as a well as a couple of others (red/gold and blue/green) from another blogger years ago. I had made my own topper by mixing it with some clear polish and suspension base and I have used it a couple of times in the past. I am stunned that I haven't posted those manis here yet. Although, actually I'm not. I have an long array of manis that I've photographed, watermarked and filed and yet still have to blog about. *sigh*
Anyway, the point is, I had the pigment already and I tried really really hard to resist buying The Magician from ILNP. I finally caved when I realized that I could use the bottle from ILNP as my official Unicorn Pee bottle and just refill it with my own pigment as the fill line got lower. Any excuse, right!?

I got the bottle in the mail while I was wearing Tonic Polish Lula and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to try it out! I could compare it to my own franken as well. So, I wore a layer of each on different fingers and here is the result!

NailaDay: Tonic Polish Lula with ILNP The Magician

NailaDay: Tonic Polish Lula with ILNP The Magician

NailaDay: Tonic Polish Lula with ILNP The Magician

NailaDay: Tonic Polish Lula with ILNP The Magician

Can you tell which one is which? My franken is on the pointer and ring fingers. The Magician is on the middle and pinky fingers. Not sure if you guys can tell but I think my franken has more of the pigment in it. There was a time when I thought it wasn't dense enough so I added a little more pigment to it. Otherwise, they're the same!

It was truly magical over Lula. Those holographic glitters peeking through the color shifting pigment is amazing! I am concocting a scenario where I put tiny holographic glitter, iridescent flakies and Unicorn Pee all in one glorious topper!!


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tonic Polish Lula

Hello everyone!

So, I have fallen hard into the indie polish rabbit hole lately. I've been into indie polish for a while but I recently joined a bunch of Facebook polish groups and a whole new world of indie polish has opened up! My latest obsession is Tonic Polish. For some reason, this woman's polishes speak to my soul. Well, mine and a lot of other people's as well since this brand seems to be extremely popular. I guess it really emerged in the last year or so and gained popularity quickly. When I finally came out from under my rock, I tried to catch up quickly.

One of the polishes I got in my recent haul is Lula. This is from the first Interlude collection and it's described as follows: "Lula is a purple polish with strong red shimmer and a sprinkling of silver holographic micro glitters."  That is a pretty accurate description, I'd say. The purple is a true purple, doesn't lean too much in the blue or red direction. Holographic micro glitters really make this polish special. They are scattered enough that you can pick them out individually and they twinkle like little lights in the polish!

Okay, here are some pictures.

NailaDay: Tonic Polish Lula

NailaDay: Tonic Polish Lula

This polish truly looked different in different lighting. I took a bunch of pictures from my phone in different spots because I was fascinated.

NailaDay: Tonic Polish Lula

NailaDay: Tonic Polish Lula

NailaDay: Tonic Polish Lula

All the same polish! I cannot wait to get into more of my haul. It looks like every single one is going to be a winner. You can purchase this and other polishes from Color 4 Nails website or from the Tonic Polish website itself.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

My St. Patrick's Day Manicure

Well, hello folks!!

As usual, I have my holiday appropriate manicure....posted a few days late. Ah well.

I used Sinful Colors Exotic Green with Different Dimensions Wee Bit Irish. In reality, I'm not even a little bit Irish but I did enjoy sporting this green manicure and certainly caught the eye of a lot of people at work that week!

NailaDay: Sinful Colors Exotic Green and Different Dimension Wee Bit Irish

NailaDay: Sinful Colors Exotic Green and Different Dimension Wee Bit Irish

NailaDay: Sinful Colors Exotic Green and Different Dimension Wee Bit Irish

Yes, my pictures are not lightbox quality and they are taken with my phone but I think they are really accurate and hey, it's way more convenient right now.
Enjoy!!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Barry M Amethyst Glitter


Hello all. I'm back again after a super long hiatus. By now it must be totally obvious that this blog is purely for me. I don't think anyone even reads this anymore.....

Hello.....????

Okay, this is Barry M Amethyst Glitter. Another one from the vault. A glitter bomb of all even glitter sizes. I loved loved this one. So sparkly and fun!

The first two pics are without topcoat and the last one is with top coat. Definitely helps with the sparkle. 







Sunday, July 10, 2016

Barry M Nude and Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter

Hi all! I'm back with another couple of Barry M polishes today. I used them together in this manicure. This is Barry M Nude with Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter. The first three pictures are taken in my lightbox. I did this manicure as a glitter sandwich. First, two coats of Barry M Nude, then a coat of Rose Quartz Glitter in a gentle gradient with more of the glitter concentrated at the tips. Then another coat of Nude and another coat of the glitter, again in a gentle gradient. 

The Rose Quartz Glitter is made up of rose gold hex glitters mixed with tiny holographic glitters. It's really very pretty in real life.

NailaDay: Barry M Nude and Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter

I did like this manicure quite a bit. I received a lot of compliments with this one for the few days I wore it. I think I hadn't been in the mood for a nude mani at the time so I didn't love it like I have certain others.

NailaDay: Barry M Nude and Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter


NailaDay: Barry M Nude and Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter

I took these last two pictures in my bathroom. The lighting there always seems to give such a different look to some of my polishes. Real, but different. I quite liked the way it looked so I thought I'd include them here too.

NailaDay: Barry M Nude and Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter


NailaDay: Barry M Nude and Barry M Rose Quartz Glitter

And that's it. Again, thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Barry M Coral with Yellow Topaz Glitter

Holiday weekend is over and we're back to the same old, same old. We're back to swatch posts from the vault again. This is a two in one, Barry M Coral topped with Barry M Yellow Topaz Glitter. I love the coral but I LOVE the glitter. It's so lovely in real life. Great mix of sizes, some are holographic, spreads evenly with good coverage but doesn't overpower the base. I love it. I don't know why I haven't used it more. Oh, wait, I know. I have enough polish to last me two lifetimes. Oh yeah. 

NailaDay: Barry M Coral with Yellow Topaz Glitter

NailaDay: Barry M Coral with Yellow Topaz Glitter


Here's Coral by itself. This is three coats for full coverage. It's really less orange than it appears here but I can never take pictures of coral without it looking too orange. 

NailaDay: Barry M Coral

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, July 4, 2016

My Fourth of July themed manicure using magnetic polishes

Happy 4th of July everyone!! I had most of the weekend off and just had to work a little bit today. It's been an amazing, relaxing weekend with awesome weather and a lot of hanging out with family thrown in. I'm really sorry to see the end of it!! 

Even though I'm behind in showing you guys my regular manis, I have to try to show you my holiday manicures relatively on time. I have been really into magnetic manis lately, not that you could tell since I haven't shown you most of them yet. Since I've been so into them lately. I decided to do a magnetic polish July 4th mani. 

NailaDay: July 4th 2016 Magnetic Manicure

For this look, I dry brushed a magnetic polish over the same color metallic polish, added a thick coat of Seche Vite and then used a neodymium magnet over it. 


NailaDay: July 4th 2016 Magnetic Manicure


NailaDay: July 4th 2016 Magnetic Manicure



NailaDay: July 4th 2016 Magnetic Manicure

The polishes I used for this are Sinful Colors Snow Me White (white base), Orly Torrid (red base), Wet n Wild Pop up Blue-tique (blue base), Finger Paints Colorful Collage (holo hex glitter), Wet n Wild Don't Break the Circuit (blue magnetic) and a non name magnetic red from Rite Aid bought some years ago.

I forgot what an amazing red Orly Torrid is until I used it again for this mani. I had used it last for an anniversary mani some years ago. It looked amazing mattified at that time. I'm also very glad I didn't write off Don't Break the Circuit either after my last experience with it. So glad neodymium magnets started getting used with magnetic nail polishes! I love it much more than the magnets with designs right now.

That's all for now! See you next time!


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