Spread Indie Love is an Instagram movement that was created to counter the negativity that was running rampant in the indie nail polish community about a year ago. Each month, an indie maker is chosen to shower with love by doing manicures made with their polishes, and posting them with the hashtag for that maker and #spreadindielove. Continue Reading
I’m really (unreasonably) excited to show you this cute and simple Halloween mani. All you need is a dotting tool or a cut toothpick (so you have a larger tip to work with) and a few colours of seasonally appropriate nail polish and you’re set! I really love this look for when you’re kinda sorta into the Halloween mani spirit, but you really can’t be bothered to do something super complicated. I wanted something sort of subtle, so I chose grey instead of black, and I used a paler orange to keep things from being too attention grabbing. Continue Reading
I’ve been trying get the number of untrieds in my stash down lately. I came up with the Randomly Generated Mani as a way to stop agonizing over what to wear when I was feeling indecisive. I plunk the size of my spreadsheeet into the handy generator at Random.org and click generate until it gives me something I haven’t tried yet. Sometimes I’ll look for a second, like this glitter topper, and off I go!
Today I got SinfulColors – Opening Night, a dark teal shimmer. Opening Night stained my nails, despite two coats of base coat, so be careful with that one. Use a thick base coat, at least two coats, and don’t use it over a pva glue base without something in between; the acid in the glue makes it easy for polish to stain your nails.
On top, a cheerful glitter topper from China Glaze – Glimmer More. This topper has small fuchsia hexes, and large pale pink, peach, and yellow hexes. Fishing glitter out is no problem, but application works best with a dab and spread method. The base is kind of thick, so all the glitter want to clump up in one place if you let it.
Let me know what you think of this one. Would you ever let a computer choose your nail polish colours for you? Is your nail polish stash big enough that you need to? Tell me in the comments!