Illamasqua Facet

Today’s mani has good news and bad news attached to it.

Good news:  It is still available to buy.

Bad news:  You have to pay big bucks on Ebay or pay big bucks to order direct from Illamasqua (if you are in North America like me).

Illamasqua is a favorite brand of mine.  Every single one I have tried, I have loved and this beauty is no exception!  I wonder why Illamasqua pulled out of North America?   I was lucky enough to find this when The Bay in Canada was clearancing off Illamasqua polish last year.

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Covergirl Outlast Out Of The Blue & Cirque Colors Cabana Capri & Color Club Sexy Siren

Hey everyone!  Today’s mani features Covergirl Outlast in Out Of The Blue.  I would call this shade Mediterranean or Marine Blue. I didn’t realize you were supposed to wear this polish without topcoat, so the pictures do have topcoat. I did not topcoat my right hand though and it is just as shiny and it dried really quick too.  Sorry, no pictures of the right hand.  I also love that the square cap comes off for ease of painting. This polish was released in Spring 2013.

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Color Club Masquerading & Color Club Beyond The Mistletoe

Well, it’s Monday! Another new week and the first full day of summer!  Today I have a couple of oldies but goodies.  The good news is, you can probably still find both of these polishes today if you’re so inclined.

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Deborah Lippmann Million Dollar Mermaid — Nabi Hologram Brone

Today I have another new mani to share with you. This one features Deborah Lippmann Million Dollar Mermaid which is a peachy orange base with tons of golden shimmer and small orange metallic glitter and Nabi Hologram in Brone. (That’s what it says as the color name.)  It’s a rusty orange subtle holographic polish.  I am quite matchy matchy when I do accent nails usually. So the Nabi just about perfectly matches the metallic glitter in the Deborah Lippmann.

I think this turned out great! I love it! 

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Yesterday’s Textures Topcoated

Yesterday I showed you textured polishes by Dance Legend Sahara Crystal in #16 Amethyst & #51 Platinum without topcoat.  Many of you don’t like the feeling of textured polish.  It sometimes takes a lot of topcoat to smooth them out, but one trick you can use is to put 1 coat of a matte topcoat and let it dry. After it is dry, go over with your shiny topcoat. I thought the matte topcoat may dull the super sparkle you get, but it doesn’t at all!  In the photos I have 2 coats of Gelous and one coat of my trusty quick dry topcoat. On my right hand I put 1 coat WnW Matte topcoat on my thumb, let it dry, then a coat of my trusty topcoat and it is as smooth as my left hand.  (Sorry I don’t have photos of my right hand though).

Topcoat really sets these polishes on fire!  The sparkle is out of this world!

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Dance Legend Sahara Crystal #16 Amethyst — Dance Legend Sahara Crystal #51 Platinum — Zoya Carter

Today I have a pretty pic heavy post to get to.  I used Dance Legend Sahara Crystal polishes in #16 Amethyst and #51 Platinum for an accent.  I also have a quick comp of #16 Amethyst and Zoya Carter further down the post.

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Billie Cosmetics Electric Blue — China Glaze Can I Get An Untz Untz?

Happy Wednesday everyone!  Today I have a polish from a brand I’ve only ever seen in Canada called Billie Cosmetics.  They used to be made in the USA, but I see this one was made in China.  The only place *I* know of to find these is Dollar Tree in Canada.  They are $1.25 (I think) and well worth that price!  China Glaze Can I Get An Untz Untz? is from the 2015 Summer Collection Electric Nights.

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Yesterday’s Mani Mattified

Just a quick update to yesterday’s gorgeous mani. Today I added a coat of Wet N Wild Matte Top Coat to yesterday’s mani of Dance Legend Fresh 77, Essie Shine of the Times, & Orly Green Flakie Topcoat.  It’s still very overcast today. The perfect backdrop to taking gorgeous flakie pictures.

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Dance Legend Fresh 77 — Essie Shine Of the Times — Orly Green Flakie Topcoat

Hey everyone!  Today I have a gorgeous flakie mani to share with you all.  I can’t stop looking at my nails. I hope my pictures show the true beauty that makes up this mani!!

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