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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Zoya Zuza and Wednesday and a failed Nabi magnetic gradient

Hello my friends!
Today I did my first sponge manicure using two Zoyas: Wednesday and Zuza. These are beautiful seafoam greens (blues?) that I chose because hubby loves seafoam nail polish. At least I think he does since that's what he always suggests. Wednesday is a cream and Zuza is a shimmer that is gorgeous! It has more than just silver shimmer in it, there are tiny little rainbow particles too. Love! I need to wear this as a full mani soon. As usual with Zoya I had no application issues.

However, I tried an accent nail of a magnetic gradient. I've seen a few tutorials on how to do it and it seemed easy enough. I used two Nabi magnetics, for some reason none of my Nabi's have color names on them. One is a dark gray shimmer and the other a light silver. The silver has a few rainbow particles in it as well. So, I applied my magnetics, waited for them to dry then reactivated them with a top coat and put the magnet over. It only worked on the dark gray :( THEN, I put on my usual quick dry top coat and everything turned rust colored! What the fudge? I have not had this happen before so I'm at a loss. It's the strangest thing.

Here is the darker Nabi so you get an idea of what the actual color is:

Any ideas about what happened?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

elf and Zoya Feifei

Hi my friends!
Today I continue on in the quest of polishes I haven't worn before and go with two I got recently. I saw these cute elf polishes in a basket at Target and couldn't resist this green glitter one. It doesn't seem to have a name :( Until I was taking pictures in the sun I thought it was black with green glitter but I'm more inclined to think it's blackened green with green glitter now. Regardless, on the nail it looks black. This was two coats, and I must say not only was the brush wonky and all splayed out the polish smells AWFUL! Exactly like the Nabi Magnetics smell, a strange plastic/metallic smell. It goes away once the polish is dry though.

My accent finger is Zoya FeiFei. Soooooo pretty! I don't even know how to describe this, it's got green, blue, gold, pink, silver and who knows what else. It leans blueish but all the colors are visible on close inspection. This was three coats because I had some cuticle drag (user error).

I also wanted to address the recent drama in the polish community with the group that is calling themselves the coalition for cuticle clean up. I'm a small fish in a huge pond and I am not the best nail painter. I don't do this for fame or fortune but to share my hobby with others. My pictures probably suck most of the time and often you'll find a bit of polish or shimmer on my cuticles. I do my best but I also have a job, a family, and go to school. I don't think it's up to bigger fish bloggers to determine who has messy cuticles and who doesn't. MOST of us do this because we love it, not for freebies or attention. If you don't like what you see please listen to what your mama said "if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all" and move along.


Friday, November 2, 2012

8 Spooky Nights day 6- Spiders

Well, I'm not sure where my last three blog posts went. Here's my pictures of my spider mani. I don't have pictures of the graveyard or orange and black anymore. It looks like my blog app is eating my posts.