Throwback Thursday: St. Patrick’s Day 2016

For the holiday, let’s take a look at some festive nails I did last year!

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My mom loves having sheer sparkly nails, so I did two coats of ASP “Shimmer Top Coat” as a base. I then removed the tacky layer and added some shamrock stickers, and a couple kitties she really liked. These stickers are nice and thin so you couldn’t even really tell they were there under the topcoat.

I went a little bit more bold with my nails:

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Used the same stickers over LeChat Mood Changing “Limelight”. I am obsessed with these gel polishes because they change color depending on how hot or cold your fingers are. This color turns a dark green, and I love the subtle gold shimmer.

Gel Polish Used:

LeChat “Limelight”
ASP “Shimmer Top Coat”

A couple pedicures

Since I’ve learned pedicures in school, I might as well practice them even if they’re not my reeeally favorite thing to do…

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At least once you’re done the feet look much better. This polish is Orly “Wonder Woman” from their Wonder Woman collection that was at Walgreens briefly. It is a clear base with a ton of red micro glitters with some blue hexes and yellow stars perfectly representing her costume. I did two coats of China Glaze “Poinsettia” topped with one coat of “Wonder Woman”.

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Above is two coats of China Glaze “Poinsettia” by itself. It’s a lovely glassy red that applied super smoothly. I use this when I need a plain red all the time.

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Above are the pedicures I’ve done at school, the top two on female clients and the bottoms ones on my classmate Rick!

Heart’s Desire

Another throwback to July, here’s another one of LeChat’s Mood Changing gel polish line. I definitely need to get more colors of these!

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Perfect Cute, Short Nails

If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Nailpolis you’ll remember these nails from a few months ago. They’re done using LeChat Mood Changing gel polish, which I’ve posted about before. I love using these mood changing polishes, I swear they’re endlessly amusing.

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This mani is done on my friend Katie, who already had beautiful, clean cuticles I barely had to do anything to. Only two coats of this polish gives great coverage, and it applies thinly without running.

ASP “Rendezvous in Red”

A simple summer no chip done with ASP “Rendezvous in Red”. This gel polish is super smooth to apply and doesn’t run easily despite feeling thin. It’s great because it doesn’t make the nails look thick, but even though it feels thin it is very pigmented and only requires two coats.

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Finger Paints “Main Art-Traction”

Practicing my no chips while I was on a mini vacation to Woodsmoke-

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Here we’ve got Finger Paints gel polish in “Main Art-Traction”. It’s a nice neon fuschia/purple that’s very creamy and completely opaque in two coats. My client wanted an accent nail of ASP “Studio 54” and some bling, and told me to do whatever I want which I always love hearing!

 

Lechat “Dream Chaser”

Another one of the the LeChat Mood Changing gel polishes- this one is “Dream Chaser”. I never had any problems with the other colors that I’ve tried from this brand, but this color was really thick and hard to keep from running. It also turned out really thick looking like I had done three or more coats when I one did two.

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I also don’t pass up pretty much any opportunity to do an accent of Color Club Halo Hues “Harp On It” which is that gorgeous holographic silver on my ring finger.

Gel Polishes Used:

Color Club “Harp On It”
LeChat “Dream Chaser”