Products Used: dELiA*s Coral Me Pink (Red), Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City (Silver), Sephora by OPI Flurry Up (Silver Glitter), Artist's Loft Acrylic Paint in Titanium White, Simply Simmons Flat Shader 0 Paintbrush.
I've got some fun nail art today that's actually pretty easy to do! As always, I started off with the base color, red on all the nails and silver on the middle finger. I topped off the silver nail with a chunky silver top coat and the pinky and index finger with a regular top coat. For the ikat print nail, I used a paintbrush and white acrylic paint. To create the design, I dipped the corner of the brush in the white paint and painted a diamond on the nail with a jagged brush stroke. I added a smaller diamond inside the first one and continued to paint the design all over the nail. Once the design was done, I sealed it with a top coat.
Price: $7.50 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 15 mL / 0.5 fl oz
Flip Flop Fantasy is a neon coral with no shimmer or glitter. Flip Flop Fantasy came out in the China Glaze summer collection two years ago, but it is still a very popular color from China Glaze. It was a little streaky due to its fairly thin formula, but it evened out nicely with three coats. Flip Flop Fantasy doesn't quite dry to a matte finish, but the shine is dull.
Price: $2.49 * Buy At: Target * Size: 0.4 fl oz / 11.8 ml
The Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Pacific Blue is a bright royal blue creme that leans a little bit on the purple side. Pacific Blue is one of my all time favorite nail polishes, and I figured it was time to share swatches! You could easily get away with one coat, but I used two in the pictures just to be sure. Pacific Blue has a great, opaque formula that isn't streaky at all.
Price: $5 * Buy At: Sephora * Size: 0.16 oz
The Sephora Color Hit Nail Polish in Jacuzzi is a bright sky blue creme. The formula was a little thin and streaky, but it evened out perfectly with three coats. The Color Hit Polishes have a larger brush, which I don't necessarily prefer, but I don't mind.
Price: $4.99 * Buy At: CVS * Size: 0.45 fl oz / 13.3 ml
The Milani Nail Lacquer in Golden Romance is a shimmery, gold champagne base with larger pieces of gold and pink glitter. Golden Romance is a part of Milani's nail polish collection for Spring 2014.
The brush of Golden Romance is the same as the others in the Milani line, it's a bit on the thin side, similar to the brush in Essie polishes. You can still see parts of the bare nail even with three coats of Golden Romance, but it isn't noticeable unless you really look at it. The glitter in Golden Romance looks really pretty over a white base. Weirdly enough, the gold in this polish looks like a mossy green color when over a black base. I used three coats of Golden Romance on the bare nails (index & middle) and one coat over the nails with a black and white base (pinky & ring).
Price: $4.99 * Buy At: CVS * Size: 0.45 fl oz / 13.2 mL
The Milani Nail Lacquer in Power Periwinkle is a blurple (blue purple) with no shimmer or glitter. Power Periwinkle is a part of Milani's collection of polishes for Spring 2014. Power Periwinkle has a nice, easy to apply formula. It is easily opaque with two coats and is not streaky. I think that Power Periwinkle may be a close dupe to Illamasqua Cameo, a color I have been wanting for a while, but don't own to compare.
Price: $17 * Buy At: Sephora * Size: 15 ml / 0.5 fl oz
Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Harem is described as a bright pinky purple with no shimmer or glitter. This is a very unique color that I haven't been able to dupe (which is why I bought this one). Other colors are always too lilac or too pink. The formula of Harem is quite thin, but it still manages to be opaque in two coats. The brush is pretty thin as well, which some people may like, but I prefer a thicker brush.
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