15 days of swatches!

Hello!!!! Happy new year to all! Hope everyone had an awesome new year and is as relieved as I am that the holidays are over!

On to the pretties I swatched from January 1st until tonight! Some I wore for more than my usual 1-2 days because I was in love and or too lazy to paint my nails.

First off

Two manis I did at the end of the year!
Give it up for Armor falling down by Pahlish. I won this in a giveaway!

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This was going to be my New Years mani but I changed my mind…

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I used Opi funkey dunkey and Tokidoki Stellina

Next –

Colors by Llarowe
smooth criminal

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Isn’t it just fab?!! I did a crazy tape mani for the New Year’s Eve party!

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The next day I was feeling relieved the holidays were over, so I said let’s do a textured polish. This way I don’t have to worry about my mani for a couple of days. This is the lazy part I mentioned about above…
This beauty is Russian. Dance Legend Amethyst

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It wore really well despite the reviews!

This next one was a gift from a fellow blogger friend of mine. It’s Cadillacquer days gone bye. She knows my love for black! This I wore for days too!

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Mid week I received some wonderful nail mail and I just had to swatch my next favorite. Pahlish Harlequin Doll.

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Darling Diva Rose diamond

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Another Colors by llarowe Paper moon

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Elevation Polish
Echinops.

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Color Club
Gift of sparkle for this past weekend!

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Finally, I received Colors by llarowe true colors. I just took this off tonight! I couldn’t stop staring these past couple of days….

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And if you’re wondering, yes I love purple.

Tonight for the last mani of this post… Is Esmaltes de Kelly Ladybug. A jelly base red with black glitters. I turned into a French manicure!

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So many beauties and the year has only just begun! I am excited for the next couple of days in nail mail! New collections new swatches!

Hope you enjoyed this!

See you next time!

sweet dreams

Claudia

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End of the year swatches

Hello my lovely beautiful people! Who ever is reading this, I fully appreciate it!

I made a realization tonight. As I prepared for this post.
I could never become a full on blogger and one to review polishes. Just cause my life’s already busy enough. But also because I’m super picky about my polishes. I know what I like and know what will look good on my nails. As much as I love nail polish, I know I don’t love them all equally. And my review, despite being honest, might be hurtful. Maybe…maybe not.
I admire all those bloggers who have a family a job and still find the time to swatch and blog! They’re awesome. I just couldn’t do it 😉

Onto my pretties! These are swatches from the past couple of weeks. I know I won’t be back for weeks! So here ya go!
If you’ve gotten this far, please know I’m smiling that you are here reading this ❤

In no particular order I give you –

Julep Eden a very gorgeous purple. I recently discovered that I need purple All. The. Time

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Colors by Llarowe
Coal in my stocking. Such a cutesy color!

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A skittle mani I did for Christmas Eve.
Picture Polish Starry night and China Glaze glistening snow. looks more like a New Years mani….

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Elevation polish is an indie I recently got hooked on as well. Here is Color club

Mrs. Robinson

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Then I added two coats of Pata Puffer II

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Colors by llarowe
tank tops and flip flops
Again… Flash and no flash. This purple is to die for!

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Another Elevation
Mount Cangyan

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I layered fantasy fire over this purple just cause I love purple!

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Last but not least is another Julep I loved this year. This is Billie Jean.

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I just had to layer this baby! Used girly bits razzle dazzle

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My all time absolute Favorite I promise I’m done after this 🙂 Dirty Diana by Colors by llarowe

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Swatches I did a few weeks back

Hello!
Happy Sunday! This weekend has been relaxing, cold and somewhat quiet for us. That’s a good thing right?
Onto tonight’s post!

Tonight I have several pics from of course, my untried stash. These are some of my favorites, a mainstream and mostly indies.

Enjoy!

First up is Different Dimension Ditz. A gorgeous pink holo. Part of their 80’s collection. I love it! I’m an 80’s baby and of course I had to have it. It was a birthday gift.

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Isn’t she beautiful??!!

This next indie is by Pahlish and it’s called Piano filled with flames. What can I say about this beauty that hasn’t already been said? It is a gorgeous mixture of glitter, red tiny bits of glitter. It reminds me so much of those infamous ruby red slippers yet a bit like those flames it’s name mentions. Pahlish is one of my favorite indie creators because of their unique way of naming products and their awesome combos.

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I wore this baby for a date with my hubby. I couldn’t stop staring at my nails!

Next is a beauty I fell for when I first googled A England. This is Tristam. I don’t need to explain its beauty. I’m sure you’ve all seen it by now. It’s just that gorgeous.

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I love this one so much. It’s classy, feminine and blue! What more can you ask for?

This last one is one I will just put out there as my least wanted but most loved. One I wasn’t sure of until I swatched it. I’m a fan of grey. But sometimes they look all wrong for me. This one wasn’t one of those. Essie Power Clutch.

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I loved it so much that I used it as undies for this next gorgeous indie. Yes another Pahlish. Typewriter Keys, another lemming of mine squashed by my dear sis. This mani I wore for an entire 3 days! I don’t usually do that you know 🙂 I just love the way this glitter topper flows on the grey as if they were meant to be! I’m truly in love….

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Hope you enjoyed these swatches! Thank you for reading.

Sweet dreaming in polish!
Claudia

Random swatching post

Happy Friday!

Hello! This week I have for you short nail swatches! I cut down my nails and I wanted to share some pretty untrieds.

First up is Sally Hansen Pat In the black. A very dark, rich almost black burgundy. It’s been on my untried list for months! I just had to swatch it. The application was easy. The formula was great of course. As much as I was pleased with the result, I decided it was time to part with this. Up on the swap/sale board it goes!

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This picture shows 2 coats no top coat.

Next is OPI Jade Is The New Black. A strong green almost rich emerald. A softer emerald I’d say. I must say, I am not a fan of greens. Period. But this I loved. This I will keep!

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This picture shows 2 coats, with top coat.

Then there was this blue/green… Julep Lena. It’s gorgeous! It’s soft, shiny, creamy, easy to apply and just beautiful!
As much as I loved applying this beauty, I was so disappointed with removal. Maybe I’m using the wrong base coat? I had stains for what seemed days… I may or may not keep it!

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This picture shows 2-3 coats, seche vite top coat.

Finally an indie. Pahlish Dark Paradise. Ahhh… Purple is my favorite color. This was layered over 2 coats of Zoya Hope. This beauty has tiny golden glitters. It’s dark purple and it was easy to apply. I loved it! I used 2 coats for this swatch.

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That’s it for this week’s untried post! Hope you like the short nails! I’m going to be posting more swatches from before I started this little blog.

Have a great weekend!

sweet dreams!
Claudia

Inspired by one of my favorite bloggers

Hi all!

Tonight I have a manicured inspired by an awesome blogger!
Mine is a tad different but hers was definitely my inspiration. Now and then I will post manicures inspired by many of the gorgeous bloggers I follow.
For tonight’s mani I started with 2 coats of Avon’s Cosmic Starburst. A gorgeous dark pink holo. I then added one coat of seche vite. Then on my middle and ring fingers I added stripping tape going in all directions to create a star (kind of). I then covered the tape with A England’s Bridal Veil a gorgeous black holo.

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I added diamonds from a nail art kit in the center of the star.

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Well there you have it! A short but sweet post. I hope you enjoyed tonight’s post as much as I enjoyed doing it!

sweet dreams
Claudia

**update
Added natural light pics

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