So, first off, here are some ferny nails that I did:
These were inspired by Mr Candii Pants, who actually is a miss, not a mister. Check her out on youtube and/or instagram. She does some of the coolest free hand nail art.
The base color for these was Fresh Paint – Firefly. It’s an almost-white-but-actually-a-pale-bluish-grey color. And it’s a one-coater! By the way, do you prefer “gray” or “grey”? I like “grey”. It just seems like a nicer, softer spelling.
I painted all of my purple ferns first, then blue (I think), and then green. It’s just way easier to do all of one color at a time, when possible. I used a shiny top coat, but I think these would have worked well with a matte top coat also.
Now onto a completely different subject: My untried polishes. Here they are:
Now, some of these are untried because I got them on clearance when they were out of season. Others are untried because… I don’t know. I don’t really have any good reasons. I decided that I really need to tackle this pile, so I’m going to make a good effort to reach for these polishes until they are all tried!
I’ve tackled two so far. Here’s Wet n Wild – Echo Dark from the recent matte collection:
It’s a little tough to see, but I actually did a jelly sandwich with this polish. I was pleasantly surprised that the polish still looked blue in person instead of black. I didn’t love the formula though. I can’t quite pinpoint why I didn’t. It took a while to really dry, so my nails ended with some little marks in them. That irritates me like crazy.
I also tried Sally Hansen – 3K or More:
The sun came out for me, so I got a nice sparkly picture! This is a nude polish with a gold shimmer in it. I don’t know how I feel about this polish yet. I feel like it looks really pretty in the picture, but I don’t think this shade of nude looks the best with my really light skin. There’s a bit of a yellow undertone, and I generally do better with cooler shades. It’s growing on me, though. This is a good pallet cleansing polish. After wearing Echo Dark for a few days, I felt like I needed something a little more neutral. This polish might be a little hard to find. I got this in a clearance bin awhile ago.
Oh, can you tell my nails are shorter in the last picture? I had some nail peeling going on, so I just gave them all a chop before one just broke off.
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