Got the Blues

It’s finally happened, the world has finally struck me down.  I’ve finally started to get sick 😂. And it’s because of this attack on my immune system, that I decided to do something extremely easy this week.

Like usual, I searched Pinterest until something caught my attention.  And this week, a pin from The PolishAholic looked absolutely adorable, and completely doable.  It seemed easy enough, just some blue polish with some gold/copper glitter.  I don’t have the exact same polish colors that The PolishAholic used in her swatches, but I have something that’s close enough.

What I used:

  • Base Coat:  Glisten & Glow – Stuck on Blu! (recently renamed to Base Coat)
  • 1st Color:  Pure Ice – Teal Appeal
  • Glitter:  Essie – Summit of Style
  • Top Coat:  Glisten & Glow – HK Girl (recently renamed to Top Coat)
  • nail polish remover
  • Twinkled T clean up brush, size #2

As usual, I started with base coat, and then I thought it would be a great idea if I just did one thick coat coat of the Teal Appeal.  I was trying to go for quick and easy, but of course I found a way to screw it up.  I got the one coat of blue on perfectly opaque, but when I went to grab my nail polish remover to clean up the edges, I spilled it!  In my rush to clean up the mess, I got the acetone all over my hands, and just ruined my freshly painted polish.

After washing up, I decided to just try to paint over my mistake instead of starting completely over again.  Luckily, this Pure Ice polish has great self-leveling properties, and after the second coat you couldn’t even tell that my nails were marked up on the first coat.  This second time around I made sure to be EXTRA careful with the nail polish remover.

Once the color was dry, I put on the Essie glitter.  It was simple enough, but the glitter was a lot more chunky than I remember.  It had also gotten pretty thick, so I had to work with it a bit.

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Added the chunky gold glitter

And then, with two coats of top coat, I was done!  I was hoping that this manicure would only take a little over an hour (with most of the time being spent waiting for polish to dry), but unfortunately mistakes don’t care what my plans were.  Now that they’re done, I’m happy with how they look, and am soooo ready to go get some rest 😴.

Anyone have recommendations for clean up when you spill nail polish remover?  I was able to clean it up immediately this time, but maybe I won’t be so lucky next time.

Update:

Well this week was a bit of a disaster.  It started on Sunday while I was cleaning my room, and I got a small chip on my thumb nail.  I fixed it immediately, and was hoping that would be the biggest problem of the week.  But on Wednesday morning, I woke up to a chip on my middle finger nail.  Since I didn’t have time to fix it before work, I just hoped that I’d behave until I got home later.  Unfortunately, while at work, I also noticed a crack in my ring finger nail, and that was the end of my behaving.  I completely picked away at it, until I had no other choice but to file that nail down to where the crack was.  On the bright-side (kinda), my right hand was perfectly fine.

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