The Indie Shop Again

Hello and welcome!  It’s time again for another Indie Shop.  Which means nail themed nails!

So just like last year, I headed down to Anaheim to do some nail polish shopping.  Because what better excuse do you need than not having to pay for shipping?  And so yet again, I pulled out my Kawaii Emoji: So Nailed It stamping plate.  Plus I pulled some polishes that I got from the last Indie Shop I went to.

What I Used:

  • Base Coat:  Cuticula – Frooty Pebbles Silk Base Coat
  • 1st Color:  Colors by Llarowe – Magical Mouse
  • 2nd Color:  Twinkled T – Lowkey
  • 3rd Color:  Painted Polish – Fierce in Facets
  • 4th Color:  Envy Lacquer – The Indie Shop is Cancelled
  • Top Coat:  Essie – Speed Setter Top Coat
  • Maniology BM-XL325 stamping plate
  • silicone stamper & scraper
  • lint roller sheet
  • Maniology double sided dotting tool & nail art brush
  • Twinkled T clean up brush, size #2
  • acetone nail polish remover

I started with my favorite smelling base coat (now I just have to get it in top coat form), and then two coats of Colors by Llarowe – Magical Mouse.  I have to say, the pictures aren’t doing this polish justice.  It just shines in person.  Then I used a silver stamping polish to pick up the nail polish bottle designs.  And I kept the designs on the stamper so I could fill it in with some colors. 

My middle finger was a simple silver drip design.  And all of the other nails were colored designs.  And I filled these design with a dotting tool, alternating between purple and black polish.  But once I was done with everything, both my mat and stamper were stained purple.  Luckily it only stayed like that for a few days, but that is some strong pigment.  

I finished it off with Essie Speed Setter.  But looking at it all done, the colors look more like a race car theme than nail polish theme.  I guess that’s what I get for letting my boyfriend decide on the colors.  They’re still cute though! 

Hope everyone had a wonderful week!

Update:

It was another great week for my nails!  I got a few compliments at TIS, and I didn’t pick at them.  Looks like the decision of which polishes to buy didn’t give me enough anxiety.  And now that I’m looking back, I’d highly recommend Essie-Speed Setter Top Coat.  It dries quickly, shiny, and really helps in long lasting wear.  Plus the design grew on me as the week went on.

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