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Halloween Nails: Day 4

4 Oct

Today’s October 4th and this means Day 4 for my personal Halloween nails challenge! I wanted to try something different for a change so I had this idea to do a look that had some bare trees on it. So the nails I came up with is an abandoned forest or a magical forest home of a witch or Baba Yaga.

Some of you may know I’m Russian. As a kid I was scared of Baba Yaga folklores. She is a scary witch that lived in a chicken-legged hut on the edge of the forest.

Anyway, here’s the nails for today!

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Halloween Nails: Day 3

3 Oct

I’ve been thinking a lot about what I want to do for my Halloween nails challenge. I jotted down some ideas and as soon I thought of Frankenstein. I knew I had to do it ASAP! I decided to go with Frankenstein and his bride kind of theme for Day 3 of my personal Halloween nails challenge.

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retro / neon 80s nails

7 Dec

I watched a whole bunch of 80s movies this past week. I was inspired to do some retro bright colored 80s themed nails. This is what I came up with.

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Thanksgivingukkah Nails

26 Nov

This Thursday, November 28th is the only time in our lifetimes is when the first day of Hanukkah falls on the same day as Thanksgiving. This overlap between these two holidays won’t happen again for another 70,000 years. What do you think this Jewish nail polish addict wanted to do besides to eat my momma’s yummy potato latkes?

Thanksgiving + Hanukkah = Thanksgivingukkah nails. You know it!

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Red + Gold = fun, elegant and festive!

14 Nov

Hello dolls!
My nails are growing to an acceptable “nub” length. I cannot wait for it to get a little bit longer. I have truly missed swatching, reviewing and painting my nails! Here’s my nails tonight:

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So here’s what I’ve used for today’s manicure. As shown in the picture below from left to right, they are:
Femme Fatale Cosmetics: Sparkling Sands
Stardust Polish: Always Pays His Debts
Essie: Good As Gold

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All of my fingernails with an exception to my accent nail have been painted with Stardust Polish’s Always Pays His Debts and stamped with Essie’s Good As Gold. I used Cheeky’s Jumbo Plate 2. It is the tropical holiday themed plate.

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This is two coats of Stardust Polish’s Always Pays His Debts. This polish has been discontinued and it is from her Game of Thrones collection. It’s a bit on the thin side however coverage isn’t an issue at all. It’s a rich sheer-jelly shimmery red polish with these medium gold and small holographic gold glitters in it. Here’s a closer look at Always Pays His Debts.

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It’s so festive and it made me think of Christmas! Naturally I wanted to pair it up with some gold to dress the manicure up a bit. My favorite gold to stamp with would be Essie’s Good As Gold. It’s so easy and foolproof!

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On my accent nail is Femme Fatale Cosmetics’ Sparkling Sands. Sparkling Sands is a shimmery gold base with all these various gold glitters in all shapes and sizes. Femme Fatale Cosmetics is hands down one of my favorite Australian indies! Sparkling Sands in here is three thin coats to full opacity. It is nearly opaque in two coats but by the third coat it was entirely covered. I love love love this so much! So gold and so sparkly!! Application was a breeze. This is the PERFECT gold glitter polish for those seeking full coverage!

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Isn’t it lovely? Here’s a better look at Sparkling Sands.

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I’m absolutely smitten with with Sparkling Sands! What do you think of this manicure? I hope you like it as much as I do!

Femme Fatale Cosmetics polishes can be found at http://www.femmefatalecosmetics.com.au
Stardust Polishes can be found at http://stardustpolish.bigcartel.com
More information on Good As Gold by Essie can be found at http://www.essie.com

I’m back! Frank Llyod Wright inspired mani

6 Nov

Hi lovelies,
I took a little hiatus from blogging to focus on starting off the Rica polish line for a couple of months. I’m back and I’m hoping that you guys are happy I’m back and blogging all about nails.

I had some nasty nail breaks recently so I did have to cut my nails back down to nubs. I apologize for not having long nails for today’s post.

I decided to do something simple. I saw a Frank Lloyd Wright pattern online and decided to use it as inspiration for my nails tonight.

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Polishes used:
Essie Instant Hot (for white base)
Essie Mint Candy Apple
Essie The More The Merrier
Essie Bouncer It’s Me

What do you think?

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More posts coming soon ❤
Rica

Doodle Graffiti Nail Art

12 Jun

Quick short sweet post:
I was in the mood to do some nail art tonight. I call this style “Doodle Graffiti Nails” So this is what I came up with tonight. Do you like it? I used the entire Naughty Nautical collection by Essie on my nails. Let me know what you think. ❤

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