Striping Tape Mani with Nfu Oh GS14 and Julep Suede Finish Brit

Not too much more of an explanation needed after title, I guess 🙂

And on with the photos!

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I don’t have any secret methods for my striping tape manicures – but, for those who are having a bit of a hard time with too much polish on the second coat (over the tape) or bleeding (polish, not blood! 🙂 ) so the lines are not crisp….I have come to the conclusion, that the only way I – personally – can get nice sharp, crisp lines ….is to sponge the second coat on.

While not a “secret method” – I guess I will call it a variation on how to do it 😉

It seems to leave it flatter (without the grooves left behind from the tape) – and with less polish being applied, there is very little chance that the polish will bleed under the tape.

Of course, there is always a chance I am the only one who had these problems…..I have been known to not be the brightest bulb, at times lol 🙂  So….whatever works best for you.

 

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Have a good one!  Day, night, afternoon – wherever you are!

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Seche Collage Overlay & Nfu Oh JS16 Swatches/Review

First order of business here…I ORDERED MYSELF 2 LAYLA BUBBLY EFFECT POLISHES!!!! Yay!

My favorite Canadian online polish shop Nail Polish Canada has just (as of yesterday I think) started carrying a selection of the bubbly effect line.  And, I happened to have another giftcard from santa – so, FINALLY I am getting these polishes I have been waiting months for!  I promise to swatch/review and post as soon as they arrive!

Onto the reason for this post….apparently, Seche has polishes….I was aware of their topcoats, basecoats, treatments…..but, when I saw this polish by Seche – my first thought was “ohhh pretty….sparkles” second thought was..”$7.99?  not bad – must have” 🙂

So here we go!

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IMG_3674IMG_3676I don’t know what my thing with the “Bieb’s” is these days…but I really like his blue “Baby Blue” from Nicole by Opi.  And that is what Seche’s “Collage Overlay” is layered over.

Chunky glitter is always hard to work with, and because of the thick nature of Seche’s formula – it made a bit of a lumpy mess.  It’s worth the work though – and I think if I were a bit more patient, it could have looked cleaner.

IMG_3678After seeing the results if the Bieber/Seche combo – I decided it needed more.  So, I made a jelly sandwich!  (I really can’t type that without feeling silly 🙂 )

The pale blue Nfu Oh JS 16, topped it off perfectly.

I don’t have a lot to say about Nfu Oh, because they can do no wrong in my eyes 🙂   Their blue jelly polish is as good as any of the their other polishes I have tried.  Smooth application, no streaking.

IMG_3677It isn’t the cleanest mani I have done, but you can see what the results could have been – had I been a bit more patient 😉

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Hope you enjoyed 🙂  Have a great Thursday!

Don’t forget to visit Nail Polish Canada!  They have a lot of great polishes, and ship internationally.

Glitter again?? Yes!!! Nfu Oh GS07 Swatches

This might not be quite as striking as the GS14 (Black with holo sparkles) – and I am not in love.  But, it is really nice, and I may cheat on GS14  for a quickie mani with GS07 every one and a while 🙂

What do you think?

I started with a red and green base (wow, Christmas themes already!!?)

Then 2 coats of the GS07 (such catchy names Nfu Oh names their polishes).

Same wonderful application.  I only did 2 applications, as 3 would have been completely opaque (which would be fine for some mani’s).  Same “pain in the you know what” removal, but a special glue base***  removal is a breeze, but the mani doesn’t last past a shower.  The tin foil and acetone method works extremely well, but is murder on your nails and cuticles.

***(put regular glue into an emplty polish bottle, and polish it on like you normally would – but before a glitter polish.  It will just peel off)

Then, I went fancy (ha ha) with a french tip manicure using GS07 as the base and GS14 for the tips.

I love glitter 🙂

ps For anyone better at Photoshop….what is going on with my watermarks??  These may not be the most amazing photos, but I see they are being passed around on Pineterest, so I would like to add this watermark…..but as you can see, whatever WordPress does to compress the photos, is screwing up the logo.  Any suggestions?

Edited to add – seems that the watermark looks just fine when published.  Strange.

Glitter Glitter EVERYWHERE!!! Nfu Oh GS14 Swatches

 

Where have you been all my life?

I missed you, and I don`t even know you!

(What other cheezy lines are there, that I can show my love of this polish?)

 

I realize I am new to the world of blogging, but it isn’t as if I didn’t follow the whole nail polish thing prior to my blogging life.  AND I thought I knew all about the Nfu Oh line…. BUT I did not know this particular polish…in all it’s glittery glory… existed…..

My new “gets its own spot, never out of my sight, don’t let the kids touch” polish:

 

GS14  with Floam tips

GS14 by NfU Oh, is a part of their Glitter Series.  If I am not mistaken, there are 14 different polishes in this collection.  GS14 is a deep black base suspending tiny silver holographic glitter (very tiny, almost like a dust).

The polish went on smooth, with no problems at all applying the glitter evenly.

Dried a little slow, but I used 3 coats when 2 would have been fine.  I was like a glitter junkie, and could not get enough!

It was super shiny ay first (with no topcoat), but quickly went dull, so I added a topcoat, and there were no problems after that 🙂

If you like Nfu Of GS14 as well – I found mine at Fabuloustreet.

What do you think?  Do you love it as much as I do? 🙂

 

 

Gooey Glitter (no, that’s Jelly)

 

The saying is something along the lines of “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”  – right?

Well, I hope it is – because I just copied another manicure (and by copy, I mean attempted – definitely not exact copy).   And I hope the original artists consider it flattering, and not just forgery! (can nail art be forged?)

I always try my best to add the link and artists name/blog, so you guys can check them out and also, give them credit for the original idea/design. (good blog etiquette if you aren’t doing this already)

 

This one, is from a blogger I follow daily – she always has something creative and beautiful on her nails 🙂   Polish Acolholic.

 

From her Day 23 (31 day challenge) Glitter manicure.

 

With my attempt – I used Nfu Of Jelly JS01 and my own frankenpolish, which is a mix of spectraflair polish and holographic glitter dust.

 

First was 2 layers of the glitter polish and a thick layer of Seche Vite top coat to smooth the bumps.  After that had dried, I taped triangle pieces of tape, and painted the Nfu of black jelly.  And once that was dry, I removed the triangles and added two more layers of Seche Vite top coat, to give it an extra smooth glossy look.

 

 

 

So strange, here in the daylight photo, you can see the grooves where the tape was – you would never know there was a ton of top coat filling that area.

 

 

 

 

Bubble, bubble…polish and trouble.

 

I’m running out of things to call my posts…. as you can see 🙂

 

Proudly, I would like to announce the latest holographic polish purchase, added to my collection.

Introducing,  JADE Holografico “Magia”.  It is just as good, if not possibly better than the Nfu Oh holographic’s.  Really fantastic smooth consistency, and brilliant holo with just one coat (although I’ve done 2 here).

 

The reason for the introduction is,  that this is the base polish for tonight’s manicure.

 

What I saw in my mind, while thinking of what to do to my nails was ,pools of green with bubbles coming out/up from them.
What turned out, was this:

 

 

They kind of look like a weird version of when I do strawberries on my nails.  The middle finger got mushed, and I still had a small puddle of green polish left from doing the dots – so, I tried the spun sugar (that’s what it is called, right?) technique.  It worked, kind of.

 

More pics!

 

 

Voila!

bonne nuit mes amis!