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Abstract Ocean Wave Mermaid Nails!

Alrighty!  It's been a little while since I've done a full set of mermaid nails and a trip to the One of a Kind show in Toronto this weekend is the perfect time to do them cos showing off and good lighting.  The girls from Beyond the Nail had a stand and I had to go say hi.  I love doing these mermaid nails, they're so sparkly despite the scratchiness.  It makes me happy when I get can get all the little pieces around the edges to fit and it's all neat and nice and :D

Review: Lacquistry Ladybuggie and My New Job Looking at Naked Men All Day

One of the elements that spurred me on on this blog early on was the indie polish movement.  Nerd Lacquer and Lacquistry were both creating the most sparkly , chunky , interesting , multifaceted and amazing polishes and I had to have them.  Lacquisty especially was one of the first people to use huge and holographic glitter and you know how much I'm into that.  They were followed by an avalanche of new brands and polishes and I just couldn't keep up.  It's time to show you though why Lacquistry is still amazing cos LOOK AT THIS POLISH.  I LOVE YOU JENNA AND PLEASE KEEP MAKING POLISHES. I also got and started a new job this week!

My. Entire. Collection. Update 3!

I made this post a month ago, showcasing my entire polish collection.  Turns out, time flies and those photos were nearly six months old.  In that six months I managed to buy 50% more polishes.... that is a bit of a problem.  At least it's a rainbow problem this time!

What to Do When You Get Sick of Glitter Placement Mid-Way Through

I get asked quite a lot about whether I do my glitter placements on both hands.  Gotta be honest here, I totally don't.  Sure, I do my nails for wearing around and it's fun but it's more for the pictures and my left hand just isn't in as good shape as my right.  And glitter placements take ages!  What I do do (heheheh), however, is something that takes a tiny fraction of the time and looks close enough to a glitter placement that it doesn't look weird to just have the one complicated hand.  

St Patrick's Day Mermaid Nails, Take 2!

Exactly two years ago today, I published this post, a mermaid version of St Patrick's Day nails .  Considering I'd been blogging for all of a couple of months at this point, I was proud of them at the time.  Two years have now passed and I know better than to use iridescent glitter, like, ever, and my placement has benefitted from the practice.  So that was a fine version but I CAN DO BETTER NOW.  So I am, even though I don't really like doing the themed holiday nails.  HERE IS A BETTER VERSION OF THOSE NAILS, LOOK, SPARKLY:

Review: Deborah Lippmann Va Va Voom, LOOK AT THE SPARKLY

I'm trying really hard lately to not buy nail polish.  Or at least buy less.  It's hard because nail polish is my fun thing to buy, my luxury, even though I have ten times what the average person would consider an excessive collection.  A lady at the beauty supply place joked about an intervention today!  Like, shhhhhhhh this is my safe place.  Anyway, I saw Deborah Lippmann Va Va Voom the other day and it was too sparkly and I bought it so there's that.  LOOK AT IT.

Rainbow vs. Monochrome Matte Circle Glitter Nails!

Awww yiss, check it, two days in a row!  With complicated glitter each time, no less!  I am a blogging master!  Ok so if there's one thing I like almost as much as sparklies, it's matte circle glitter.  No idea why - maybe something about the extremely consistent size and shape.  I heart it and it's surprisingly hard not to use all the time.  I felt like using it yesterday so let's take a look at my rainbow monochrome matte circle glitter chevrons, shall we?

Sparkly Tiny Glitter Mermaid Nails for IRL Shopping Trip!

You guys know the drill by now: if I take people from the internet out shopping I'm going to do my nails extra fancy to maximise that sweet, sweet IRL attention.  I wasn't in the mood for using the super big glitter with its associated scratchiness so why not go too far in the other direction with super tiny glitter!  Yeah!  Sparklies!  

Review: Beyond the Nail Mermaid Tail and Peppy Leopard!

Alrighty, swatchy-swatch time!  The lovely ladies over at Beyond the Nail were kind enough to send me some polishes to review and were even patient enough for me to get around to actually doing said swatches.  They must know me well as both Mermaid Tail and Peppy Leopard were both very sparkly, which is about all I need from a polish.  Let's take a look, shall we?