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October 30, 2011
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Harness up your oxen, we’re about to plow!

Barry M Aqua Green

Barry M is 0 for 2 with me.  I’m trying, I really really am, but so far this is the pits… right here you’ve got FOUR coats, each of them trying to correct the one before.  With the bubbling issue I had on the orange I thought best to take my time, really let things dry between coats (literally hours between each application) and I still had to start over once on the middle nail because, 9 hours after laying it on, I could still smudge the polish around.  Oh, and there are bubbles.  Lots and lots of bubbles.  It’s really disappointing because I do quite like the color!

Barry M Aqua Green

Barry M nail polish

OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not

Lovely purple-plum color with a bit of shimmer, this was two coats with some squiggle business dropped on top (because why not).

OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not


purple nail polish

purple nail polish

Essie Funny Face

This is two coats, with some OPI Mod About You dotted on top:

Essie Funny Face


OPI Mod About You

Essie pink nail polish

OPI Red My Fortune Cookie

RED.  Just straight up yowza red, and in one coat!

OPI Red My Fortune Cookie

OPI red nail polish

Essie Case Study

Two coats of this warm brown with a few swooshes in Barry M Blue Moon (thin and runny, would not advise using this for detail brush work; it kept creating bubbles of polish instead of evenly flowing on the brush, super ridiculous… guess that’s really 0 for 3).

Essie Case Study

Barry M Blue Moon

Essie Jazz

Two coats of the Jazz with Material Girl Guilty Conscience on the tips:

Essie Jazz

Material Girl Guilty Conscience

Essie Smokin’ Hot vs. Zoya Petra

My friend started putting Essie Smokin’ Hot on and I realized it looked a lot like Zoya Petra — so much that we decided to put both on her nails to compare them together.  Can you tell which is which?  Right, pretty much the same thing.  Smokin’ Hot is on the index finger with Zoya Petra on the rest (all in 2 coats, 1 coat on the pinky).

Essie Smokin' Hot

Zoya Petra

OPI From A to Zurich

One coat of this berry-red with a swipe on the tips of OPI Designer… De Better!

OPI From A to Zurich

OPI Designer... De Better

9 Responses

  1. These are all so cute! You are super talented! I love your work :) I really like that second one :) XOXO

  2. Rachel says:

    So…do you have longer nails on one hand and shorter nails on the other? Or is the hand with shorter nails not yours?

  3. Nailderella says:

    Louvre Me Louvre Me Not is really pretty!

  4. Bee says:

    If you layer the Barry M Aqua Green over a dark grey (like Barry M Grey or Models Own Moody Grey) it’s BEAUTIFUL.

  5. the nerd says:

    Haha totally different hands and people up in here; but yes, my left hand (not pictured here) is way different, and frankly less pretty, than my right (since I take all of my pics and do all the work on the right hand I’m way more careful with that hand, so the nails grow better than the left where I use it to do… everything, so the nails are fairly gnarly and the hand beat-up.)

    Thank you for the layering idea! I think that’s how I need to use these — alone they’re just not working for me.

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  7. Rachel says:

    Ahh, that’s what I figured. Yeah, I have the same problem. The nails on my left hand are beautiful and grow nicely, on my right hand, not so much.

    But, I love your blog! You have the coolest nail art ideas!

  8. So many great manis in one post, love them :)

  9. Emily jurow says:

    I love the Essie Funny Face design! It looks like buttons! lol

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