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Weekly Nail Challenge – Week 8

To be honest? I had NO idea that there was such a thing as a corset manicure. I thought we had to do one that was inspired by a corset. In my mind, there’s only one corset that REALLY matters:

"So come up to the lab... and see what's on the slab"

Rocky Horror Picture Show for the win.

So, with the colors I had, I did an omage to his shiny, rainbow-y corset.

Let's do the Time Warp again!

The polishes….oh, the polishes! Let’s see here…The base color was Sinful Colors’ “Out of This World”. On top of that, to try to get a slight glimmer, I added some of China Glaze’s “Fairy Dust”. And then, there were two layers of Wet N’ Wild’s “Party of Five Glitters”. And then…on top of THAT, was two to three layers, I don’t remember how many, of Nicole by OPI’s “Rainbow in the S-Kylie”, from the Kardashian Kollection. I like “Out of This World” as a nice silver base. “Party of Five Glitters” is just that: five types of glitters. There’s large silver hexagonical glitters, middle size green, teal, and fuschia glitter, and then small fuschia glitter.

But “Rainbow in the S-Kylie”? Oh my goodness, SO MANY SHININES! I can’t list the colors and sizes of glitters in it. I don’t own “Rainbow Connection”, but if you can’t find it, get your hands on Rainbow in the S-Kylie IMMEDIATELY. From what I can see looking at my nails, and other comparisons, they’re dead dupes.



…i am not looking forward to taking the polish off…


Note: All of these polishes come from my personal collection. No money or product was given in exchange.


52 Week Challenge: Half Moon Mani

Yay! I found my camera! So now I can be not AS late posting my mani!

I HAD planned on making something moon colored, and then layer enough polishes to look like the night sky, but my plan ended up with 13 layers of polish on my tip. So, then I decided to go pretty basic. I used just my base coat, my SV top coat, and one of my newest polishes: Milani 3D Holographic in Hi-Res. And, of course, the go-to nail guide of 3-ring binder reinforcement stickers.


I was scared when I got it, and one of its sister polishes, HD. I didn’t see ANY holographic goodness. 😦 However, now that I have it on, I see why everyone’s in love with it. Even in the light of my bedroom, I can see the rainbowy shimmers. And it’s purple. I have always loved purple. (Remember, my room is painted in a light purple called Darlington! Although, I don’t see how light purple relates to Darlington: I always associated it with black. Must be NASCAR!mind).

It’s a nice change from my layers of paint and color lately. Sometimes, I forget that simple can be good, too. Now, to figure out what I’m going to do for next week’s mani…

 Note: All nail polishes mentioned are from my personal collection, and were not provided for review or compensation.

52 Week Challenge: French Tip Mani

It’s that time.

Playoffs. My weekly mani update.

In honor of the NFL Wild Card Playoffs (and the Packers playing next weekend), I decided to deck my nails in more green and yellow splendor. Hey, I did my nails during the playoffs last year, and the Packers won the Super Bowl, so…

PLAYOFFS!? Playoffs? PLAYOFFS?!?!?

I used Sally Hansen’s Mellow Yellow and Ulta’s Envy for the tips, very carefully tracing along the curve of my free edge. I then coated them with a layer of Sally Hansen Double Duty Base/Top Coat to try to even everything out and soften the edges. (No pictures, because my camera wasn’t cooperating with me. DX) On top of that, I added a layer of Sinful Colors’ Call You Later, then another coat of Double Duty.

I use Mellow Yellow VERY rarely, because I do not like the formula at all. It’s extremely streaky, and takes forever to dry decently. Call You Later is an interesting mix. It has teeny tiny yellow glitters, tiny green glitters, and medium sized green glitters. The only drawback is well…it’s a glitter.

(I’m holding a lemongrass lavender lotion bar from a local company.)

EDIT: Because of the number of people that are doing this, I’ve got a section of my links especially set up for the 52 Week Mani Challenge blogs that I know of. If you want to be added, just let me know. 🙂

Note: All nail polishes and lotions mentioned are from my personal collection, and were not provided for review or compensation.