Blog Sale Updated!

In between diaper changes and feeding, I found some time to do a little purge, so I updated my blog sale!

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There are lots of goodies up for grabs, so check it out!

Random manicures while I wait…

My due date is only days away, and I’m just waddling around the house waiting for the baby to pop out. Since I can’t do any heavy housework, my days are mostly spent baking and/or painting my nails. (Not at the same time!)

I’ve been changing my polish a lot lately, because of course it’s extremely important to have the perfect manicure when I’m in labor! ;)
At least I’ll have something pretty to look at, right? Here are a few of the manis I’ve been sporting lately, in no particular order.

Sonoma Nail Art 20.000 Leagues Under The Sea over nailstation haute voltige

SNA 20000 leagues under the sea 2

SNA 20000 leagues under the sea 1

 

China Glaze Ravishing, Dahling with nail stickers

rdsticker2

rdsticker1

 

All That Glitters Arose From A Sleep

ATG AFAS2

ATG AFAS 1

 

China Glaze Shower Together stamped with Make Up Store Greta

holostamp2

holostamp1

 

Sonoma Nail Art Tallulah over Essie Not Just A Pretty Face (matteified)

SNA tallulah 1

SNA tallulah 2

 

Which one is your favorite, and what would be your ultimate manicure? :)
I still haven’t found mine, so I guess the search continues! That’s what’s fun, right?

Hare Oceans of Alloys

Hi guys! I’m still here, gestating away with my carpal tunnel syndrome-ridden hands. ;) I just thought I’d quickly stop by to show you one of the most beautiful polishes I’ve been wearing in a long time! Here we have Hare Oceans of Alloys, released with the Finder’s Keepers collection this fall.

According to Hare, Oceans of Alloys is “a dusty light blue jelly with a mixture of gold and copper glitter in both hexes and squares in several different sizes. Mysterious iridescent blue glitter is scattered throughout, as well as delicate gold flecks.” The base color looks more green than blue on me, but there’s no doubt that this is truly unique and very gorgeous! I can’t stop admiring my nails right now.

Hare Oceans of Alloys 1

Hare Oceans of Alloys 2

Hare Oceans of Alloys 3

The formula is great, I used three thin coats of OoA alone for this mani. I had no problems getting thin, even coats, and the glitters are easy to distribute and don’t clump together at all. You’ll need a few layers of top coat, I got this one smooth with two coats of Gelous and one coat of Seche Vite.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to see you soon!

Life happens…

Hi everyone!

I’m sorry for the lack of posts here lately, but sometimes life just throws you a curveball, and all the best laid plans are thrown out the window. Sounds pretty dramatic, and it might be, but at least it’s the good kind of drama!

Long story short, in September I found out I was almost five months pregnant with my first child. I hadn’t been feeling sick, tiredness was chalked up to working nights, my clothes still fit me and my cycle was already messed up in the first place, so I didn’t think twice when my period was late. After five positive pregnancy tests, my husband and I finally started to realize that I might actually be knocked up after all! A week later, at the doctor’s office, at last this little creature showed herself to us!

So things have been a bit different here lately, to say the least!

We’re busy remodeling two of our bedrooms, one is going to be our “office” and the other one the baby’s room, obviously. I’m still at work, and between preparing physically and mentally for parenthood and getting everything ready before the baby arrives, nail polish has somehow become something very far down on the to-do list. ;)
In addition to that, I have very bad carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand, and now it seems like the left hand is getting it as well.

I hope you’ll understand that posting will be sporadical from now on, if I get around to posting anything at all that is. Let’s just say I’m taking a break, and any posts I do get up will be a bonus. I won’t blame you if you move on, but I’ll keep reading and following you guys, and I will as always appreciate any and all feedback I get here.

Thanks for reading my big wall’o’text, and bye bye for now! :D
Love, S.

Pahlish My Oblivion

Jenn, one of my readers, asked if I could swatch Pahlish My Oblivion, and of course I can! It just takes a while to get around to it, but finally I managed to squeeze it in. ;)

My Oblivion has a royal blue jelly base with various sizes and shapes of holographic gold glitter. It looks a little similar Toxic and Timeless, but T&T has a more teal base with yellow and blue glitters.

I used four coats to get My Oblivion opaque, I thought I was done after three coats, but the fourth coat really made a difference and made it deeper and more alive. The formula was a bit tricky, I had a hard time putting it on without getting it all over my skin and cuticles. It’s not because it’s runny, rather the opposite. The polish felt kinda “bouncy”, it was difficult getting it close to the cuticle to create the gap, and it seemed like it pulled away from the skin when I moved the brush over the nail. I decided to just paint into the skin instead, and rather do cleanup to get a nice gap. It was easy enough with my trusted e.l.f. concealer brush and pure acetone.

To get this mani smooth, I used two generous coat of Nail Pattern Boldness Glitter Food (which dries matte) and one thick coat of Seche Vite for shinyness. The mani is totally smooth and glasslike a day after application, so it seems like Glitter Food really works!

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