Fourth of July nail art

Fourth of July nail art


A little More about my Polish Addiction

How many polishes do you have in your stash?
I have 110! with many more to come

Which brand do you own the most of?
OPI!

What colors do you own the most of?
Grays/Silvers

Do you have a color/texture you do not own?
I don’t own any magnetics or mood changing ones, but I do plan to pick some up eventually.

What’s the one polish you always pick up to lift your spirits?
Nubar’s Reclaim

What polish do you keep looking at and wondering why you haven’t gotten rid of it yet?

This one I got from El Salvador when I was about 12. Its a clear blue sparkly one and its very goopy and doesnt apply well. But I know why I keep it, Its a memory of when I first started my Nail Polish Frenzy.


Franken any? or I’m nervous to try it?
I have 2, one is a glitter but it is a failure.. and the other is a almost pearly white with blue shimmer to it.

Do you franken for new/original polish ideas or franken for polish you won’t be able to own?
To create one of my own is nicer. It’s kind of weird to me if I were to make a dupe. I’d try my best to get the color.

Go-to Base Coat?
I use two, I like to take turns and switch it up, Its either CND Sticky or OPI’s Nail Envy

Go-to Top Coat?
Seche Vite, the one and only.

What’s your sexiest polish?
Hmm… Sexy… well.. I don’t know about sexy but my Fiance loves it when I were plain black or french tips.. Though I don’t do them often. =P

Nail Design:

Stamping vs Free Hand?
Free Hand, though stamping sounds easier I think Creativity is Nice. I got a stamping kit when I was younger and never got the hang of it, Maybe i’ll try again. =]

Bling me, baby? or No bling for me, please!
Depending on the occasion and my mood, though I do love creams and jellies the most.

I consider my nails basically nekkid if they don’ t have some kind of design?
No, but I do feel as though I am being lazy If I dont put a design at least once a week. =]

My favorite plate/tool/technique?
I love my stripers.

What I haven’t tried and want to within the month?
Maybe a Space Theme or fire.

Purchase/Lemmings:

The one elusive polish you want and can’t seem to get?
Right now I actually JUST purchased the polish I really was dieing to have. (look at the next answer to find out)

What was the last nail related thing you bought?
OPI’s Original Release of My Private Jet

How many nail related hauls have you bought in the last 7 days (on-line/in-person)? One


If you’ve ever been on a no-buy, how long did it last? Is that what you planned?
I Tried.. It lasted two days.. lol not as long as I had hoped.

(and one question to grow on) Hobby? Addiction? Compulsion? Passing Fancy? Love?
I think its an Addicting hobby that I love. When I was younger I really found out that I loved to do nails but without the proper education in “beauty” my natural nails quickly faded into.. well, disgust. BUT now that I know all that is Polish I have restarted my love for polish In a healthy new manner Applying a base coat EVERY SINGLE TIME. lol Oh and just to let you guys know this recent restart of my polish frenzy started about… last month. =]


Zoya Kelly and Pirouette My Whistle

This here is my first Zoya color called Kelly and I think its an amazing brand (or at least this color is). Now at first I was a bit skeptical becasue the brush seemed a but small but I feel like it did a better job with coverage than china glaze’s brushes, Its like a Mini OPI brush in a sense. Other than that, for this color I only needed one layer for full opacity but I did do two just because I am used to that. On my ring finger I have OPI’s Pirouette My Whistle underneath some lines. I wish I took the picture before I put the lines or put the lines on a different nail. The Pirouette is a frosty glitter and it is very unique in a way. I personally Love my lines that cover it because it gives me a almost Beetle Juice look, lol. I will definitely do this again without the glitter back round (I feel its to much) and maybe even on all my nails. =] Hope you enjoyed!


Nubar Reclaim

My favorite Holographic so far! Mostly because it is Green AND holographic, my two favorite things. This one really twinkles in the light and this photo was taken with artificial light, I didnt get one outside but it was beautiful in the sun! If you love Holographic colors this is a must have! =]


Bumble Bee! =]

My Little Bumble Bee Design. When I was in highschool one of my friends always drew these things on her papers and I caught on and decided to try it on the nails. Please dont mind my pinky, that was a test for something else. =] The green is by Sinful Colors and is called Happy Ending. Sorry about the Lighting, It’s not the best.


OPI Give me the Moon and Moon & Moon Over Mumbaii

Hey there, Right now I want to share these two colors together only because they are very similar. The first one is OPI’s Give me the Moon and the last two are OPI’s Moon Over Mumbaii. Give Me The Moon is a very Unique color. It has its own little blue shimmery thing going on and to me is a very unique gray. I honestly have no other like it and in my collection I have a Bunch of grays. Now Moon Over Mumbaii may look similar in the picture but it is very very sheer, here I have on five coats of it not including the base and top coat. I have to admit that even though it is very sheer I do love it still. It has a tiny hint of shimmer that sometimes you cant even tell it has any and it is a shimmer and a cream at the same time to me. =]


OPI Mermaids Tears

What I have here is OPI’s Mermaids Tears. It is the minty green one and I absolutely adore it! Now that other bottle you see there is my crazy creation I made and I personally think that it looks way better in the bottle than on my nails Mostly because I was hoping for it to have a holo on my nails just like in the bottle but that wasn’t the case. I hope you guys enjoy this! =]


OPI DS Sapphire

I’m so excited to share this color with you guys, It’s called OPI DS Sapphire. It is a Holographic color and I’m sorry for not capturing the Holo better, I also Apologize for the second photo being so blurry, I will try to take another picture when I wear it again if you guys would like. I absolutely love Holographic Nail Polishes so be ready, they’re coming! =]


OPI Fire Flies

=] So today I would like to share with you guys OPI’s Fire Flies and my first Franken polish. The Ring finger is mine and the others are Fire Flies. Now this is not the actual color of Fire Flies, it is a very translucent dual chrome pearly white color with green and brown undertones (you can see it in the third picture, its the first bottle). I have just Layered it over black to achieve this almost beetle like color.


OPI Animalistic

Hello,

Sorry for the lack of updates recently but I am back to show everyone this color by OPI called Animalistic. Now I’m sorry the picture doesn’t show the color to well, I only have my iPhones camera to use right now so please bare with me. I had also put a Matte topcoat over them and then some zebra printing in glossy clear while on two of them I just have black print. I thought the design was appropriate considering the name of the color is Animalistic. I hope you like it and I will try my best to take some clearer pictures next time. =]


DS Radiance and Coronation by OPI

So here on my fingers (excluding the ring finger) is OPI DS Radiance. I was very excited when I got this color because I love my silvers and this one is one of my favorites. It applies like a coat of metal on your nails and really only takes two coats. Overall I love it and if you love silvers this is a Must Have! =]

Next here we have OPI DS Coronation (only on my ring finger). It is a Holographic Polish so with the right lighting you can see a rainbow effect! I think that It is Beautiful and I couldn’t stop staring at it. We’ll usually when I have on Holographic Polish I can’t ever stop looking, lol. All in all, If you have never had a Holo Polish or are looking for a more “classy” one I think DS Coronation would be perfect! =]


Fly by OPI

Fly from the Nicki Minaj Collection. =] It really seems to be a blueish teal color and most people probably would keep it for a toes color but for me greens and blues I like to keep on my fingers. The color itself took three coats for complete coverage but I think you can pull off two thicker coats as opposed to three thin ones. I was quite pleased with this color and not to mention its by Nicki and for me that’s a Plus! =]


Silver Twirls

This is a very cute look that you can really add to any back round color you would like to. I used Fly by OPI and for the silver twirls I used OPI’s DS Radiance. You can just leave the twirls as they are or take a black to accent the silver, which ever suits you! =]


Save Me by OPI

Save Me by OPI the Nicki Minaj Collection. WOW this sparkles so much in real life the picture doesn’t do this color justice. I love it so much I couldn’t stop looking at my nails, its like a glitter disco party on your nails. The sparkles are holographic so  they don’t “rainbow” until it hits the light and then BAM! =] I did put a coat of Give Me the Moon! by OPI underneath two coats of Save Me because if you don’t you may have to put up to five coats to get the full coverage effect. Sadly, just as any other glitter nail polish it is fairly difficult to remove but not as difficult as some others so I give this color a 10/10! =]


Safari!

Yay! My first Post. =] lol well this is some thing I made up but its kind of classic for a “safari” post. Okay so what I did here was I applied a base coat, I used Nail Envy by OPI just because my nails are a bit on the thin side. Second I applied a Layer of OPI’s French Quarter For your Thoughts to every single nail, even the ring finger (this was so the glitter would show up better in two coats.) After That I applied OPI’s Crown Me Already to both of my ring fingers (two Layers) and another coat of French Quarter for your thoughts on the rest. I originally just applied a top coat there and left it like that but I felt it to be to plain and Jazzed it up with some animal print. I used Kiss Nail Art Polish to make the lines and prints first for all my nails (I may make a video or step by step pictures for this if you would like). After I made my lines I took Crown Me Already by OPI and put a drop of it on a zip-lock bag (just so I can throw it out easily after) and used a pencil to dab it in the droplet and place it into the center of my cheetah prints. (you may have to use several droplets since they will dry and clean off the pencil tip from time to time due to sparkles building up). After all that I applied Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat to seal it all in! I hope you enjoy it and send me any pictures of your take on it! =]