OPI Muse of Milan plaid + animal print nail art plus swatches


If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ve already seen these swatches and nail art but I’m going through backlog of stuff I haven’t posted here and doing so!

OPI Alpine Snow, 2 coats and no top coat

OPI This Color Hits All the High Notes, 2 coats and no top coat

OPI Have Your Panettone and Eat It Too, 2 coats and no top coat

OPI Drama at La Scala, 2 coats and no top coat

Plus check out my Instagram video tutorial on this mani!

Tiger Stripe Nail Art Manicure with Sweet & Sour Lacquer How Do You Like Them Apples


Good morning! I hope you are warm & well today. It’s currently 10 degrees but with “real feel” of 3 😬. I’ve created some nail art with both polishes from the Harvest Gala collab: today I’m showing my tiger stripes/slasher nail art manicure with Sweet & Sour Lacquer How Do You Like Them Apples?, using Julie G Black Sheep as the stripes.

I love how breaking up the manicure with the black slashes really helps those flakies pop out even more! Don’t forget this polish is available for preorder starting October 24 through 30 at http://www.sweetandsourlacquer.com.

The Harvest Gala collab: Sweet & Sour Lacquer and Peachtree Polish/Bonparsco


Hi! I hope you are well today. I have a fun collaboration between Sweet & Sour Lacquer and Peachtree Polish/Bonparsco to show you. This collab consists of 2 nail polishes and 1 lotion. Read on for more details and of course, pictures!

The Harvest Gala Collab 

Pre order October 24-30 for $25 + shipping for 2 polishes and 1 lotion at www.sweetandsourlacquer.com

Peachtree Polish Let’s Get Toasted is a dark bronze crelly with gold shimmer. It’s loaded with iridescent flakes that shift from red to gold to green. 

My photos show 2 coats plus 1 coat of Sweet & Sour Lacquer Glossy Sauce, then 1 coat of matte top coat. This is a jelly polish, and those who want more complete coverage may want more coats.

Sweet & Sour Lacquer How Do You Like Them Apples? is a candy apple red filled with pink/gold/green flakes, a dash of orange shimmer, and a touch of silver holo dust. 

My photos show 2 coats plus 1 coat of Sweet & Sour Lacquer Glossy Sauce, then 1 coat of matte top coat. This is a jelly formula and some people may want more coats for complete coverage. A note: HDYLTA will come with new fan brush.

Bonparsco Lotion: An aloe lotion that’s rich with skin-loving Shea and Cocoa butters. The scent is Toasted Marshmallows which will remind you of sitting around a warm fire roasting marshmallows.

From left to right: before application, right after application, 5 minutes after application.

I’m fairly picky about my lotions, especially hand lotions. I loathe the feeling of greasy hands and often have to wipe down my palms because they feel slimy. Suffice to say, my standards are high: but Bonparsco Lotion exceeded them! Right after application, my hands are greasy; between 5-7 minutes after application, the lotion has soaked in and I don’t even have to wipe down my hands.

The scent also is really lovely; not heavy enough that I get a headache, not so light I don’t even smell it.

Fun gradient using both How Do You Like Them Apples and Let’s Get Toasted

Phew, I’d forgotten how hard writing reviews was! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading and don’t forget to check out my Instagram and Facebook pages for swatch videos and more photos. Plus I’ll have more nail art coming soon!

KBShimmer That’s Smore Like It with Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte Gold Rush scroll thermal manicure

Press Sample buttonPolishes used:
KBShimmer That’s Smore Like It, 3 thin coats
Sally Hansen Insta Dri Matte Gold Rush [previously swatched]
1 coat of QDTC

I recently bought the whole tri-thermal collection from KBShimmer and I’ve been obsessed with using them in fun ways. This was the first one I used because ever since I saw swatches, That’s Smore Like It was the one that jumped out first at me.

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Hypnotic Swirls Pedicure with Tonic Polish Glowy Joey and Passion Fruit

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Tonic Polish Glowy Joey, 2 coats as a base
Tonic Polish Passion Fruit

Hey everyone, it’s been a very stressful week. My external hard drive literally crashed – or rather, was crashed by one of my toddlers; I bought a new one but I don’t know how/can’t figure out to transfer information from the crashed one to the new one; next week is the last week of school; and a family member is missing. I haven’t been sleeping or eating. Oh, did I mention that because of the hard drive crash, all my files and pictures of nail swatches and nail art – are just gone? Yeah. I kind of want to cry.

At any rate, I’ve been changing my nails almost daily because it helps with the stress, even if I really like my nails. One thing that I haven’t done is re-do my pedicure. I’m hiding it after the jump if you don’t like feet.
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Diagonal matte manicure with Tonic Polish Dragon Parade, Sinful Colors Black on Black

Purchased by Me buttonPolishes used:
Sinful Colors Black on Black, 1 coat as base
Tonic Polish Dragon Parade
1 coat of matte top coat

Funny story, I was trying to take pictures of this manicure in the sunlight and my cat would not move her butt out of the way – so yup, there’s a cat paw in the next picture. 😛 Also, this is back in March when Montana winter was wreaking havoc on my nails and I couldn’t grow them out worth s***!

Matte sweater manicure with Zoya Polish Joni, Stella Chroma I Suspect Nargles

Gift buttonPolishes used:
Zoya Polish Joni, 3 thin coats
Stella Chroma I Suspect Nargles, 3 thin coats (February 2019 Polish Pickup Pack)

This is a manicure from a long while back (hi, I’ve taken two weeks off from blogging, I’m behind). These two polishes worked just so right together, and the design worked beautifully on my (then) shorties.

I’m trying so hard to get photos edited and posts written and I should have another post for you this week with more Sally Hansen products – and a post featuring POC/WOC blogger Melissa Lopez. Please check back soon!