I haven't posted nails in what feels like forever which means that I have been really behind! I just can't help it. I get bored with my nails looking the same way for too long, and I have to put my polish collection to good use, right?
Seriously, I bought so many this year that I don't even have a desire to buy any more right now until I have at least tried wearing all of the polishes I've hauled. It'll probably last me a while!
This'll be short and sweet. The swatches tell more than anything I can say to describe it, so here are a ton of nail pics.
OPI Princess Rule!
Love this so, so much. Way more sparkly in real life.
Essie Who's She Red
Tried out a half-moon mani like Dita Von Teese. Ironically found this pic after I did the mani! Very retro-chic.
Did a friend's nails using For Audrey and China Glaze Passion for konading. I love how metallic polish looks konaded over creme polish.
Here is my attempt at recreating the Japanese OPI Designer Series Divine polish that I fell in love with after seeing it at the nailphile.
The Nailphile's pics
My try using China Glaze How About A Tumble over OPI Your Royal Shyness. The sparkly particles aren't quite as large, but I was really happy with the result. Crazy holo in the sun! Couldn't stop staring at my nails with this on.
And I decided it needed a little zebra Konading. This cheap black Rimmel polish works surprisingly well with Konad.
OPI Breathe Life.
Part of the proceeds go to Lung Cancer Research. My pics don't show, but this polish is incredible. Glowy, semi-transparent (but not annoyingly so) and slightly duochrome. Really surprised me how much I loved this. It's a light bluish-green, pearly shade in light, and has a violet-blue look in the shade. So cool!
And finally, my current nails. Orly Goth.
Again, my photos do no justice to the sparkles. It looks like stars in the sky, with different-sized silver particles.
Hubs: "Are you wearing emo nails on purpose?"
Me: "It's not emo. It has SPARKLES!"
Hubs: "It's still emo."
Oh, men and their ignorance to fashion nails. Am I right ladies? Black is not emo, sparkles are not childish, and nude is not a real nail color, even if it is people's "natural" nail color. Don't get me wrong, I love my reds and pinks, but variety is the spice of life! And I like my nails spicy. :)
In the comments, name and describe your favorite nail polish. I want to know why you love it so much. Surely it's not just me who loves being distracted by my nails!