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’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!
I’ve got three swatches from the January 2015 Julep Maven box today. I was pleasantly surprised with all of them, though a couple had some minor issues. Above is two coats of Julep – Shelly a palest robin-egg blue that hates being photographed. I did some colour editing on this, and got the nails as close as I could, but it’s still a bit inaccurate. It’s more blue-green and less grey than the photos suggest. More photos and swatches after the break.
I got inspired by a new skin on my phone’s keyboard last week. It’s purple and bright blue, and I love it. The only way it could be better is by changing the blue to a proper teal and giving it some orange accents, but that’s asking too much. And while I didn’t make those executive changes to my manicure, I did enjoy these nails while I was wearing them. Keep reading to see what I used.