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Manicure Woes

17 Oct

Changing one’s nail polish twice a week has some repercussions. On the one hand, you get to use all your colors. On the other hand, you go through topcoat and base coat like it’s water.

Having run out of top coat recently, I have taken to simply adding a new glitter every day I want to extend my nail color. Currently, I have two coats (one per day) of a deep plum color, plus two different glitters on my nails, just so the still look like they’re not chipping terribly without a top coat.

Perhaps this isn’t the best way to deal with my problem, but I can’t be bothered. I have creepers to thwart with my obsidian bunker home.


Just to let you know.

22 Jul

Zoya Pixie Dust nail polish in Liberty. Oh. My. God. Go buy it. It’s gorgeous. I’m so in love. I’m probably going to get another bottle before they’re discontinued. Because oh my god. So sparkly. And so matte. And so amazingly pretty, I can’t stop looking at my nails.

Nail Polish. Just. Nail Polish.

21 Jul

Some might say that I have an addictive personality. This is a lie, because if I did, I wouldn’t be able to control myself. I’ll have you know, that I only have 97 polishes, and that’s INCLUDING top/base coats!

I got super excited last night. I can’t be spending money on these things anymore–but my last true impulse purchase came in the mail. Three little Zoya beauties, by the names of Ivy, Cheryl, and… (Dramatic Pause)… Liberty! Yes, Liberty, the beautiful blue Pixie Dust shade that they recently did a promo on. Including shipping, I spent $15 on these three polishes–still a steal, considering, but also more than I’ve spent on polish since I dropped $62 for the China Glaze Hunger Games collection.

Usually, I get cheaper polishes. That’s what made the hobby so addicting in the first place; I could go and for $4 indulge myself in a new color. I know how much each of my brands usually cost, so it wouldn’t be hard to calculate how much my collection is worth–but I don’t want to, because it’d probably be several months worth of rent, and that just won’t fly, knowing that right now.

Nevertheless, I don’t regret a single one. They’re all lovely, and I don’t just use them on my nails. (Whaaat?)

When I finally get around to posting pictures somehow, I will have to add the pile of USB drives (another addiction) which are colored with nail polishes. I’ve got a neat one that I put a black crackle over yellow on, plus my Minecraft one, which has a personal favorite: Blue Funk (Studio M), which, when on, looks very Tardis-y.

As I was saying, though–I got super excited. Not just because my Zoya colors came in, but because I went ahead and purchased a few nail color swatch rings; the kind you look at color samples on by holding them against your nail? They were only $3, so I feel okay with that, especially since I’ve been trying to figure out how to organize and swatch everything forever. I’m still deciding how I’m going to do it–grouped by color or brand?? Maybe I’ll do them all twice and cross-reference the swatches with an index card catalog! (I have a problem…)