Tag: Fingernails


Neptune’s Cove

I picked up we are Fluide “Neptune’s Cove” as an add-on to July’s ipsy bag. It was well worth it!

I love a teal moment and I love a shimmer moment, but I REALLY LOVE a teal shimmer moment. With this glossy top coat, it reminds me of 50s era Formica – a green Formica table, if you will.

This is two coats of “Neptune’s Cove” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat, and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.


The Cheeziest!

I am the proud owner of MULTIPLE cheese scented nail polishes. What a world we live in!

Nails Inc. “La Dolce Velveeta” captures the golden goodness of Velveeta, not only in shade, but in its light scent. I’ll admit, I was gagging a little bit when applying this polish…but it also made me a little bit hungry? The scent did not stick around long, but as I rammed my fingers under my husband’s nose at bedtime, he claimed he could smell the cheese.

This is just one coat of “La Dolce Velveeta” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I was considering doing a second coat, but the minor streaks made the polish look more like a cheezy Velveeta sauce, so I went with it. I did not use a top coat, because I wanted to see how long the cheesy odor would last. The matching nail decals did not last long without a top coat – they started peeling after a bout of dishes. Now that I know that the scent doesn’t last long, I’ll use a top coat next time.

I felt quite self conscious about having a nail that said, “creamy,” but since I never leave the house, no one noticed. I like the shell macaroni decals the best…hey, I need someone to make me Velveeta Shells & Cheese!


Lavender Notes

I had just re-dyed my hair blue, and the edges of my nails were blue…if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!

I chose Sinful Colors “Lavender Notes” to camouflage my stained nails. It worked quite well, if I do say so myself.

This is two coats of “Lavender Notes” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. Since it’s a matte polish, I didn’t use a top coat…EXCEPT Glisten & Glow Top Coat on my pinkies. I really like it better with a glossy top coat – it makes the shimmer really POP!



If I gave out awards for the most outstanding nail polish of the year, Nailtopia “FOMO” would ABSOLUTELY be a contender, if not my #1 pick.

“FOMO” is a fuchsia shimmer, with flashes of bright blue. It’s just a fantastic combination and looks amazing on my skin. I first wore it several weeks ago and I circled back to it again for my vacation polish. Wearing the same polish twice within a few weeks is just UNHEARD of for me, but I love it that much.

This is just two coats of “FOMO” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat. It’s a long lasting polish, although I did get some peeling after several trips to the pool.

I was a bit annoyed that the polish was leaking when I received it – that’s why there’s smears all over the cap. I imagine that it started literally boiling in my mailbox – it’s getting over 100 degrees every day here! I cannot be mad though – it was only $1.75. I should buy more!


Pride or 4th?

Why choose between a Pride Month and a 4th of July Mani? Why not both? (Yes, I realize it’s almost mid-July – my manis are as backed up as my colon.)

To be honest, I wasn’t really feeling Independence Day this year…how the hell can anyone celebrate “freedom” right now?

In any case, this is two coats of Sinful Colors “24k Drips” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I used Sinful Colors “Pride” for my accent nails, topped with Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber. I then topped ALL of my nails with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.


Hex Boyfriend

Sometimes you buy a nail polish and it’s like…OOF, whyyyyyy?

China Glaze “Hex Boyfriend” called out to me from the clearance rack at Ulta, as I was standing in line to pay for my daughter’s haircut. $1.88 is a pretty low risk investment, but this polish wasn’t even worth that. Even though it is only from the Halloween 2020 Collection, it’s so thick that it was almost unusable. Adding OPI Thinner didn’t even help! I might have been better off sticking to a single coat, but it was so uneven, that I had to try to smooth it out.

Although not apparent at the time, I was left with peaks and valleys in my nails, like a relief map of the Rocky Mountains. This formula might have made a fantastic crackle polish!

From the way it looked in the bottle, I was expecting a dark, mysterious green…but on the nails, all I got was black. Flat black, like a theatre set. Boring.

This is two coats over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. No top coat, except for Glisten & Glow Top Coat on my pinkies. Even glossy, it’s boring.

I could’ve gotten better results with a Sharpie.


Snatched Strawberry

If I saw a strawberry this color, I sure wouldn’t eat it – it’s either not ripe yet or rotten!

In any case, this is Sinful Colors “Snatched Strawberry”. It’s another one of those smoothie textured polishes, except instead of black sprinkles, there are white sprinkles? What in the? Black sprinkles would actually make it look MORE like a strawberry? Have these people ever been to the produce section of a grocery store?

This is two coats of “Snatched Strawberry” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. Since it’s a matte polish, I did not use a top coat…but I should have. This polish chipped very quickly!


Thinking of Fiona…

Thinking of Fiona…Shrek’s wife, not the other one!

How old is this polish? 10 years? 12 maybe? It’s OPI “Who the Shrek are You?” from their Shrek Forever After collection. My sister gave it to me when she worked at a fancy salon…the perfect Shrek skin green!

This is two coats of “Who the Shrek are You?” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat. I wanted some sparkle, so I used a combination of Sinful Colors “Call You Later” (green glitter) and Sinful Colors “Flame Game” (iridescent flakies) on my my accent nails. I topped those nails with Glisten & Glow Glitter Grabber and then ALL of my nails with Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

I could not stop staring at my nails – I LOVE this color.

I want another Shrek movie, dammit!



My nails needed a break!

After we returned from New York, I carefully trimmed each of my poor, neglected fingernails. Several of them were splitting and peeling – I was wondering if maybe the water was harder than I’m used to in Texas? Instead of subjecting them to another round of polish, I decided to try Sinful Colors “Glowin” 3-in-1 Treatment. A sheer wash of color to protect my nails and keep them shiny!

This is two coats of “Glowin” – no base coat, no top coat.


Strike A Pose

I wanted a neutral polish to wear on my trip to upstate New York, so I chose Sinful Colors “Strike A Pose”. This was a good choice – it matches any outfit and chips are hardly noticeable.

This is two coats of “Strike A Pose” over Glisten & Glow Ridge Filling Base Coat and under Glisten & Glow Top Coat.

“Strike A Pose” is from the Naughty Nudes Collection from several years ago. I cannot believe it took me three years to get naked with it!