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Hi! I'm 21 years old from NJ. I'm an engineering major so to take my mind off the stress and workload I do my nails. There's a lot of stress... so I do my nails a lot. At least that's how I justify it to myself..
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Essie - Shine of the Times

I ended up leaving the nail polish I brought home for thanksgiving break home. Big mistake. I thought maybe it would help me concentrate more on finals, but now I’m just concentrating on the fact that I have limited color selection. I don’t know how I’m going to go a month without Seche. Wah.

So anyways, the polishes I used were:

  • *Base Coat* SALLY HANSEN  - Double Duty
  • e.l.f. - Mint Cream
  • ESSIE - Borrowed & Blue
  • OPI - Glitzerland
  • SALLY HANSEN XTREME WEAR - Lacey Lilac, Mint Sorbet, & Pacific Blue.
  • *Top Coat* ESSIE - Matte About You

This one is kind of abstract. I’m not really sure how I feel about it.

So there’s this famous painting by Katsushika Hokusai called South Wind, Clear Sky. I liked it and decided to paint it on my nails. That’s what normal people do right?

I think it turned out pretty well :) 

Polishes I used were 

Here is the painting if you aren’t familiar with it:

Source: wikipedia

So here’s a bunch of pictures :)

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So I posted earlier this week about my pledge class bar crawl, and here are the nails I did to match my shirt :)

I used Essie’s Grow Stronger base coat, 2 coats of Orly’s Snowcone, 2 coats of Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear White On, then Color Club’s black and white nail stripers, and a silver Stripe Rite. oh and 2 coats of Seche Vite. So much nail polish! And here are a million pictures…

:( I didn’t let it dry enough before I used my top coat so I got a little pull on my thump/pinky

xo Holly

and here we are at the second bar (not peace signs). the picture is fuzzy, kind of like my night.

Hii, this is Essie's Borrowed & Blue from the 2011 Wedding Collection. I love this color, it is one of my favorite blues that I own. The application was a bit streaky, but the second coat helped smooth it out. I used it in water marbling so it was left open and got a bit thicker. I’ve had this one for a while and never got around to swatching it. As usual I have a bunch of pictures :)

This was only 2 coats and no top coat. 

Hii everyone! 

This is from Essie’s Winter Collection: School of Hard Rocks. Essie describes it as a midnight malachite. I googled malachite because I had no idea what it was and that seems way greener, but either way, this is definitely my favorite of the Winter 2011 collection. 

It only took 2 coats for full opacity and had a nice glossy finish. This may actually be one of my all time favorites from Essie. I don’t think I have another shade like it. 

Then I got bored and added some stripes :)

I love matted nail polish. Essie Matte About You is still my favorite!

  • Base Coat - Seche Clear
  • Essie Trophy Wife
  • OPI Stranger Tides
  • Essie Matte About You