Zoya Wendy + Bar

Hi, everyone! Today I have a glitter gradient featuring Zoya Wendy and Bar! I only managed to get one decent picture of this. It just kept coming out all blurry because I didn’t have my tripod.

Zoya Wendy + Bar | Erin's Enamel

Zoya Wendy + Bar

I started with a base of Zoya Wendy, which is a punchy coral creme that’s a wee bit more pink than it appears here. This was two coats, although I did have to go over a pinky again because I dented it. Wendy has a perfect formula. It’s thick, but not unmanageably so. And as a bonus, it didn’t need cleanup (which was good because I forgot to bring my brush when I went to house sit).

I added Zoya Bar, one of the Magical PixieDusts, in a glitter gradient using very thin, somewhat dry strokes. I know a lot of people didn’t really like how chunky the texture is on the Magical Pixies, but I don’t mind them. They’re especially good for when you are covered in stupidly itchy mosquito bites, as I currently am.

Are you a fan of the Magical Pixies? Or do you avoid the textured trend altogether?

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Zoya Stassi + Tilda

Hi, everyone! I hope that those of you who have gotten today off for Labor Day are enjoying it. Today, I have Zoya Stassi and Ling, in another episode of “Erin doesn’t know when to stop…”

Zoya Stassi | Erin's Enamel

Zoya Stassi

I started with three coats of Zoya Stassi. It has the same type of glitter and shimmer as Zoya Ling, but it’s in a grassy green jelly base. This applied really well, and for once, I didn’t have to do any cleanup. This is without top coat, by the way.

Zoya Stassi + Tilda | Erin's Enamel

Zoya Stassi + Tilda

I added a thick-ish coat of the coordinating warm green creme, Tilda. I freehanded it in a sideways half moon shape. I like the two together, but I don’t like what I did with Tilda all that much. It might have been better if I had used guides so that they were even. Okay, I’m off to start making some sweet and sour chicken for dinner.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Bright spring floral nail art

Hi, all! Happy Friday! I’m so glad that it’s a three day weekend cause I get to sleep in on Monday morning. :-) Today, I have some bright, springy floral nail art that’s rather out of season for the northern hemisphere. All of the colors I used came from China Glaze’s City Flourish collection from this spring.

Bright spring floral nail art | Erin's Enamel

Bright spring floral nail art

I started with three coats of China Glaze At Vase Value. It’s a pretty light robin’s egg blue, but the formula on this is as crappy as every review out there says. It was streaky and runny and it didn’t want to level out very well.

I used a striper brush to add Grass is Lime Greener for grass and flower stems. The purple flowers were added using a dotting tool and Lotus Begin. Finally, I painted the yellow flowers with Metro Pollen-tin and a small detail brush. I love how these colors work together, and this would look great at Easter time. (Maybe without the bubbly top coat though…)

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

China Glaze Off Shore Water Marble

Hi, everyone! I hope this Wednesday finds you well. :-) Today I have a water marble using some colors from the China Glaze Off Shore collection. These are sunlight pics, taken with my phone, because I was house-sitting for my sister and didn’t have my normal lighting.

China Glaze Off Shore Water Marble | Erin's Enamel

China Glaze Off Shore Water Marble (left hand)

As always, I started with a base of Zoya Purity. The water marble is China Glaze I Sea the Point (blue), X-Ta-Sea (purple), and Feel the Breeze (pink). Normally, I don’t have an issue with using China Glaze polishes for water marbling, but these were SO FINICKY. I had to redo the bulls-eye three or four times for each nail. I used room temperature filtered water, so I don’t think that was the issue.

China Glaze Off Shore Water Marble | Erin's Enamel

China Glaze Off Shore Water Marble (right hand)

My designs have gotten better though. I had a bit of a mishap with my middle finger. The polish from doing another nail managed to attack it. I’m still not sure how it happened, but the end result looks pretty cool, I think. Makes me wonder how a double-layered water marble would look.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Random spam

Hi, everyone! Today I have some random spam for you. During my hiatus earlier this year, I was still painting my nails, but I was only taking occasional photos (mostly with my phone). So that’s what these are, which means the color is off from my normal photos. I tried to edit them for color accuracy, but just be aware that they may not be entirely accurate. Okay, with that disclaimer out of the way, let’s get to the polish!

China Glaze I Sea the Point | Erin's Enamel

China Glaze I Sea the Point

China Glaze I Sea the Point is a beautiful cobalt blue creme. It’s slightly more of a dusty blue than the vivid blue it appears here. (I don’t know what the heck is going on with my skin color here.) I think this was two coats, and I don’t recall it staining at all.

China Glaze I Sea the Point + Zoya Mosheen | Erin's Enamel

China Glaze I Sea the Point + Zoya Mosheen

I added a coat of Zoya Mosheen. There’s small iridescent ice blue bar glitter and iridescent microglitter. It’s a very pretty effect, but I’m not quite sure that my layering choice was the best.

OPI Visions of Love + Zoya Monet | Erin's Enamel

OPI Visions of Love + Zoya Monet

This is three coats of OPI Visions of Love topped with two dabbed coats of Zoya Monet and mattified. As you can see, Visions of Love stained my cuticles a fair bit. And my matte top coat bubbled terribly. Even despite all that, look how gorgeous Monet is!

I Love Nail Polish A.C. Slater + Very Ornamental | Erin's Enamel

I Love Nail Polish A.C. Slater + Very Ornamental

I picked both of these up in ILNP’s 30% off retiring colors sale. A.C. Slater is a slate gray linear holo, while Very Ornamental – which I painted on freehand – is a cherry red linear holo. This is a sunlight pic, and the holo just isn’t as strong as all the reviews I found made it out to be. They’re pretty colors anyway, so I’ll still wear them. I’m just a bit disappointed in them.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

Orly Ablaze

Hi! I nearly forgot to post today because I’ve been distracted by the Doctor Who marathon on BBCA. It’s pretty much wall-to-wall Doctor Who until Saturday’s premiere, and I am thoroughly enjoying it! :-D

Orly Ablaze | Erin's Enamel

Orly Ablaze

Okay, so you know the color the clouds get at sunset where it’s that neon orange-pink-coral? That’s this color. Of course, because it’s neon, my camera had a hissy fit, but I tried to get it as close as I could. It also has gold glass-fleck type shimmer.

Orly Ablaze | Erin's Enamel

Orly Ablaze

The downside is that this was three coats, and there’s still some VNL going on. Next time I wear this, it’ll either be on super shorties or with undies.

I’m going back to my Doctor now, but I’d love to hear your thoughts. Is the gorgeous color worth 3 or more coats to you?

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

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