Peppermint Bark Nails

Hi everyone, how’s your week been going? I’ve been in a rush all week, so I have a super quick post for you today!

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I know I say this every time I feature ILNP polishes, but I wish Barbra would make some glitters again! I know she’s doing amazingly well with her current lineup of holos and multichromes, but man, her glitters are some of my absolute favorite ever, especially the holiday ones! I was in the mood for a fun, bright look, so I chose to use Something About Merry, a fun mix of red, green, white, and translucent glitters.

Sorry for the terrible clean up around my cuticles - I added the glitter before I tried to clean up, and it made it difficult to get a nice line.

Sorry for the terrible clean up around my cuticles – I added the glitter before I tried to clean up, and it made it difficult to get a nice line.

This is one coat of Something About Merry over two coats of Mrs. Mint, which I got from my nail blog buddy Rach. I loooooove how the bright mint looks with the saturated green and red of the glitter. Something about this mani reminds me of peppermint bark, although I know that usually has a white base, not mint. But I love the traditional Christmas colors with the mint, it looks so fresh and fun, don’t you think?

I love mint but GAH it makes my skin look so red!

I love mint but GAH it makes my skin look so red!

Sorry this post was so rushed, but I’ve got another one coming along soon. I’m trying to get everything done before Christmas, ahhh. Is anyone else caught up in last-minute holiday prep? It’s fun but kinda stressful; I feel like I deserve a cocktail (or two) after what I’ve been running around doing today! Thanks for reading, see you next time – A x

She’s So Evil…and She’s Only in High School!

I recently received some nail mail from the awesome Rach at Stuff I S(w)atched that included my first Funky Fingers polishes! I decided to use the two most popular ones in my manicure today.

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Jawbreaker really does look like candy, doesn’t it? And of course, the name reminds me of the movie, although I can never quite tell if I like it or not. Jawbreaker was weird as shit – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, many ’90s movies I love were weird – and often it was cringe-worthy but did have its funny moments… I don’t know, man. I guess I’ll just respect it for being a crazeballs movie that could never have been made today.

Anyway, I was really surprised with how easy Jawbreaker was! I usually get a little frustrated with milky glitters because they take more effort than I prefer to get on properly and feel really thick, but Jawbreaker was super easy to maneuver. It was also probably good in two because I used slightly thicker coats, but I did three just to make sure it looked okay on camera.

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I did a little accent nail with Sweet Hook as the base and a terrible glitter fade with Sand & Stilettos, a fantastic lavender holo glitter. I was also super excited when I took a macro and discovered the glitter pieces are SQUARES. I love square glitter, y’all!

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Sorry for the lack of posting, I did do one other manicure recently but I wasn’t really feeling it. I’ll try to have another post up by the end of this week, though!

Anyone out there a fan of jawbreakers, Jawbreaker, or Jawbreaker? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading! See you next time – A x