Alphabet of Polishes – C

I was sooo excited to get to the letter “C” because I had just recently gotten Claudette in my Julep Maven box and I really wanted to try it out!! Not to mention it is a reddish color and Valentine’s Day was coming up.

I have 2 different “C” mani’s to show you. The first one is with Julep’s Claudette and 2 of Julep’s loose glitters, red and silver. The red glitter was really pretty until I topcoated it and then it got a little weird.

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The red glitter looks almost clumpy, like it soaked up ALL my top coat. Note to self, fully think out mani’s so that I don’t end up with red polish showing under my silver glitter. POLISH FAUX PAS!!!! I got tons of compliments on this mani and I am in love with Claudette!

The second mani I have is with Julep’s Courtney and Essence’s Chic Reloaded and OPI’s Nothin’ Mousie Bout It. I put Courtney on my thumb, middle, ring, and pink finger; it’s a perfect green for spring and really put me in the mood for warmer weather (ask Ashtree, that’s incredibly hard to do!!). I then put Chic Reloaded on my pointer, only one coat, and layered 3 layers of Nothin’ Mousie Bout It over it. I wore this for Valentine’s Day, I loved that it wasn’t your traditional red, pink, or white.

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I don’t have much to say about this except I’m going to use the crap out of that green! I love it!!!

I am testing out HK Girl top coat from Glisten & Glow. I can’t wait to let you all know how it works out. I know Danette from No Bottle Left Behind loves it! Look for that “review” with my letter “E” manis.

So as you can see above, I’ve already moved on to “E” with my letters. The Internet has been giving me fits so expect another alphabet post in the next day or two showcasing the letter “D”. I sounded like Sesame Street!! This post has been brought to you by the letter “C”.

-Coral

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Swatches

I bought several new polishes last week and finally got around to swatching them all.   Good thing about a couple of these, they were on clearance at Ulta!! So if you are a penny pincher (or just despise that nail polish is so expensive sometimes) you may be able to catch a few of these colors on sale!!!

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China Glaze “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”  It’s a bright bright bright neon yellow, this picture (tweaked an all) doesn’t really show it’s true color, but I will say it takes LOADS of coats to get it to even look streaky like this. But it’s great for design work.

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China Glaze “Beach Cruise-r”.  This hot pink has pretty solid coverage, little to no streaking, and comes out quite glossy.

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OPI Liquid Sand Mariah Carey collection “Can’t Let Go”.  This is a textured polish that specifically says “no topcoat”.  I really like the way it shines and glitters.  It’s a beautiful color even with just two skimp coats, however with more coats it would be a killer polish. Only foreseeable problem is that fuzz will stick to the texture I’m sure.

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Nicole by OPI “All is Glam, All is Bright”.  This is from the Kardashian holiday collection.  I adore this color, the red, silver, and blue micro is beautiful.  This photo was taken with just two light coats.  Love this full coverage glitter!

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China Glaze “Ride the Waves”.  This blue takes 2-3 coats to get it even but it’s ultimately a gorgeous blue.  Which is perfect for this month, as it is Human Trafficking Awareness  month which is marked with blue!  So keep an eye out for more blue mani’s and something special!

❤ Ashtree ❤