It’s been a busy week at my house! As I mentioned in a previous post, I did some catch-up work on images in this blog. And there was lots of laundry (which I’m still doing … I swear, it never ends). And errands. And different chores around the house. And more errands. And I helped my husband with some job search administrative tasks. It has been a week of being off-schedule on both my blogs. Argh! But that’s okay. A busy week is a good week, right? Right!
I am right on schedule with my weekly mani wrap-up, though. Huzzah!! In and amongst all the “life stuff” happening this week, there was a lot of fabulous “nail stuff”, too. I had a great manicure week, and I managed to wear quite a few fabulous polishes. Although I may be biased. I think I feel this way every week — ha, ha!
I started off my week with Lollipop Posse Lacquer, Those Who Were Neither. I am absolutely, positively, head-over-heels SMITTEN with this polish. It takes my breath away and makes me gasp a little bit at every angle as the light plays across my nails. The flakes are so shifty and stunning. The base color is so shifty and stunning. I love that it is warm and so, so softly pretty. I love how it is kind of in between pink and red. It’s like wearing a sunset on my nails. I couldn’t get enough of it, and I really wanted to wear it longer. I had already resolved to wear as many of my new polishes this week as possible, so I forced myself to move on to something else. But I think this is going to be one of those polishes I always think about, because it is just THAT DARN GOOD. *.*
So, even though I resolved to wear as many new polishes as possible this week, I ended up shopping my stash for my second manicure. This is Quixotic Polish, Ancient Lizard. It is a magnetic, and I wanted to wear it this week because I got a new magnet from Amazon. It is a slightly larger bar magnet, and it is stronger than the ones I already had. Because of this, I was able to use a different manicure technique, which made it so much easier to get the magnetic shift to show up on my nails. I enjoyed the heck out of this polish this week, and the new magnet may have given me a whole new love for the few magnetic polishes in my stash.
*I’m using my original swatch picture in here, as the new pics I took didn’t turn out*
My next manicure was with Moon Shine Mani, Home Sweet Gnome. I have been thinking about this polish for a little while, and this week seemed like the perfect time to wear it. I am a fan of pretty much anything that is rosy-pink in color. It’s such a grandma color, but there is something about it that gets my little, glass, polish-addicted heart thumping like crazy. This is a fantastic rose tone. It has some gold shimmer and gold tones from the glitters, and I like that as a counterpart to the rose base.
I enjoyed wearing this and seeing it on my nails. But I didn’t like the formula as much as I remembered. I enjoyed swatching this one, and thought the formula was pretty great when I first applied it. When I came back to it to manicure, I found it slightly thicker than I remembered and than I expected. It wasn’t impossible to work with, but I ended up adding a little bit of thinner to it.
My next manicure was with Zoya, Harper. I shopped my stash for this one, too. Or … well, I shopped my desk. I had planned to use this polish in my Pantone Living Coral post a couple of weeks ago, but I decided at the last moment that it was a little too pink in the swatch picture. It ended up sitting on my desk, and it caught my eye this week when it was time to change out my mani.
Funny enough, when I wore this one again, I started thinking I should have put it into the Living Coral post. It looks a lot more coral to me in person on my nails than it does in the swatch photo. Ah well. Whatever the case, it’s a pretty polish. And I love those iridescent glitters.
My next manicure was Quixotic Polish, Treat Yo Self 2019! The ! is part of the polish name, not just an expression of excitement on my part — ha, ha. But I am pretty dang excited about it. Because … look at it! Ugh. I am in love. Truly, Madly, and Deeply.
I have pinks in my stash that I like and enjoy on my nails. But I am pretty sure this is the first time I have felt this way about a pink polish. I don’t want to take this off of my nails, ever. It is so pretty and perfect. I won’t go on about it too much more in here, because I will have a post for this polish and one other for my Nail Mail Monday next week. So … Stay Tuned! I feel you will be seeing a lot more of this beauty on the blog.
And this is my final manicure for the week. The gradient is with A. England: A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Puck a Fairy. The gold stamping is China Glaze, Best Ponies Forever. The purple stamping is Bundle Monster, Amethyst.
It would take a very special manicure to get me to take off that glorious pink. And this one is super, super special. I did this manicure for a project called #prayersforcaitlynne.
Caitlynne is a sweet little girl who is the niece of one of my “tribe mates” on the Quixotic Polish FaceBook fan group. She is going through treatment for a very aggressive and terminal pediatric brain cancer, and she is scheduled to begin her next in-hospital treatment later this month. She is a girly girl, who loves nail polish and makeup and all that kind of stuff, but she can’t have her nails polished while she is in treatment. Her sweet aunt is trying to gather up as many manicures as possible to put together a collage that will, hopefully, cheer up this precious girl as she goes through treatment. Anyhow, I was so there for this idea. I think it is beautiful and so sweet. This is the first manicure I did for the project. I hope to do a couple more before the deadline.
Whew! It was a pretty good and busy manicure week! And it was a week of pinks, too! How crazy is that? I love that I managed to shop my stash a little bit this week. And I was excited to participate in the #prayersforcaitlynne manicure project.
What about you guys? What were you wearing this week?