What nail polish do you have on at the moment?

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is there a trick to using shatter polish so more of the under color shows and the top shatter doesn't consume the look?
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With my brand of shatter polish (Mia), the thicker I put it on the bigger the gaps to let the underpolish show more. But of course I forget this every time I put it on so my shatter usually has finer cracks.
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Revlon's Cherry Crush! I think this is about to be my go to burgundy



OoOoh creeeepy lol
I need more practice painting my nails, yikes! Anyway, Sinful Colors Merlot and over that glittery SC Pearl Harbor (I think, blue glitter anyway) on every other nail and CoverGirl(?) Ruby Dust on the others.

On another note, or maybe the same one, heh. SC is 99c at Walgreens thru today at mine.

Anyone know where to find OPI on the ground?
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Ulta has OPI.


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Kiva! Microfinance works.

Med/Coarse, porous curly.
Some sparkly Wet and Wild orange (I think it is called "orange", lol) with black shatter over it. I think I am getting the hang of the shatter- I painted it on really thin and quite a bit of the orange is showing through.
Revlon's Cherry Crush! I think this is about to be my go to burgundy



OoOoh creeeepy lol
Originally Posted by BrettyU
Bretty, how did you do this? We need details! Perfect for Halloween!

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Bretty, how did you do this? We need details! Perfect for Halloween!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
agree...deets please!
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please recycle, it matters...
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i'm more relaxed being natural
Bretty, how did you do this? We need details! Perfect for Halloween!
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
agree...deets please!
Originally Posted by luvmylocs

I agree! I normally dont mess with my finger nails but this looks awesome plz give me instructions
Warning this is about to be photo heavy.
Drippy nail tutorial!
For this you will need
Clear base/top coat
Color(s) of your choice
Pointed tool (sewing pin, ball point pen, tooth pick, bobby pin, something lol)

I chose a bobby pin


Start with a clear base coat and optional base color (I could see using a neutral or white, for my mani I used clear but for the purpose of this tutorial I used a white fake nail)

Next paint a quick French tip horizontally across the nail.
I also like to paint the very tip of my nail and slightly on the underside to prevent chipping (here's what it looks like on my natural nails)
Put a couple of drops of polish on a piece of paper or a paper plate if you have one just so you don't have to keep dipping in the bottle.

Place a random dot further down your nail
then connect the dot back up to the French tip. Repeat across the entire nail. Make sure you keep it random and staggered don't place your drips at the same level.
Then fill in the gaps so they look less boxy
Let it dry a bit top with a clear coat and you're done!


This works for so many other colors and for more than just Halloween, I've done black nails with neon green drips to look like slime, white nails with brown drips and "sprinkles" too look like an ice cream sundae, and even a different color on each nail to look like dripping paint. Have fun and I hope this helped!

Any questions just ask!
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Nude-colored, my trusty Sally complete manicure. Impossible to pick off!
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Nude-colored, my trusty Sally complete manicure. Impossible to pick off!
Originally Posted by CanItBeChristine
Thats gotta be the perfect nude!
Warning this is about to be photo heavy.
Drippy nail tutorial!
For this you will need
Clear base/top coat
Color(s) of your choice
Pointed tool (sewing pin, ball point pen, tooth pick, bobby pin, something lol)

I chose a bobby pin


Start with a clear base coat and optional base color (I could see using a neutral or white, for my mani I used clear but for the purpose of this tutorial I used a white fake nail)

Next paint a quick French tip horizontally across the nail.
I also like to paint the very tip of my nail and slightly on the underside to prevent chipping (here's what it looks like on my natural nails)
Put a couple of drops of polish on a piece of paper or a paper plate if you have one just so you don't have to keep dipping in the bottle.

Place a random dot further down your nail
then connect the dot back up to the French tip. Repeat across the entire nail. Make sure you keep it random and staggered don't place your drips at the same level.
Then fill in the gaps so they look less boxy
Let it dry a bit top with a clear coat and you're done!


This works for so many other colors and for more than just Halloween, I've done black nails with neon green drips to look like slime, white nails with brown drips and "sprinkles" too look like an ice cream sundae, and even a different color on each nail to look like dripping paint. Have fun and I hope this helped!

Any questions just ask!
Originally Posted by BrettyU
Wow! Thanks! That looks doable.


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Kiva! Microfinance works.

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OPI-It's MY Year. Soooo pretty. Can't do a shot of the nails since im at work. It's a subtle sparkly irridescent mauvey grape.

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Warning this is about to be photo heavy.
Drippy nail tutorial!
For this you will need
Clear base/top coat
Color(s) of your choice
Pointed tool (sewing pin, ball point pen, tooth pick, bobby pin, something lol)

I chose a bobby pin


Start with a clear base coat and optional base color (I could see using a neutral or white, for my mani I used clear but for the purpose of this tutorial I used a white fake nail)

Next paint a quick French tip horizontally across the nail.
I also like to paint the very tip of my nail and slightly on the underside to prevent chipping (here's what it looks like on my natural nails)
Put a couple of drops of polish on a piece of paper or a paper plate if you have one just so you don't have to keep dipping in the bottle.

Place a random dot further down your nail
then connect the dot back up to the French tip. Repeat across the entire nail. Make sure you keep it random and staggered don't place your drips at the same level.
Then fill in the gaps so they look less boxy
Let it dry a bit top with a clear coat and you're done!


This works for so many other colors and for more than just Halloween, I've done black nails with neon green drips to look like slime, white nails with brown drips and "sprinkles" too look like an ice cream sundae, and even a different color on each nail to look like dripping paint. Have fun and I hope this helped!

Any questions just ask!
Originally Posted by BrettyU
Wow! Thanks! That looks doable.
Originally Posted by redcelticcurls
Agreed!

Mine started a chip, nails bend too easily, not VERY easily but enough. I may have to try that drippy nails with CG Liquid Leather & Tree Hugger for tomorrow. Or maybe Free Love since my stockings are orange/black striped.
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Mix of 2s med-low porosity, med-fine texture, lots of hair
Love the Halloween nails, ladies. I'm wearing the OPI Pair 'Em Scare 'Em duo: Zombody to Love (Glow in the dark super-sheer green) + black shatter.
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Toes are naked, but I gave myself a french mani with some clear coat and OPI's Alpine Snow nailpolish
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My first post in this thread I wear a sheer pink or vanilla on my nails 99% of the time but painted them a vampy blackish red for Halloween (wet & wild) so I thought I'd share. My 2 year old saw me taking a pic of my hand and wanted to stick his in there

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My first post in this thread I wear a sheer pink or vanilla on my nails 99% of the time but painted them a vampy blackish red for Halloween (wet & wild) so I thought I'd share. My 2 year old saw me taking a pic of my hand and wanted to stick his in there
Originally Posted by RobinP92202
welcome! be careful this is an addictive thread.

okay, it's so cute to see your son's hand in the pic!
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