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!

Maryam Macquillage for Nailtini

Hi, all! I have another Lacquer Cabinet set to share with you today (you can see my last post about it here).

Maryam Macquillage for Nailtini - Dragon's Kiss | Erin's Enamel

Maryam Macquillage for Nailtini – Dragon’s Kiss

Dragon’s Kiss is a deep raspberry pink with multi-sized black hex glitter in it. This was two coats, and I didn’t have any problems with application. The glitter spread very well on its own. It does dry a bit bumpy, though, so top coat is a definite must.

Maryam Macquillage for Nailtini - Dragon's Kiss, Blue Lagoon, Ginger Lily | Erin's Enamel

Maryam Macquillage for Nailtini – Dragon’s Kiss, Blue Lagoon, Ginger Lily

I freehanded French tips using two thick-ish coats of Blue Lagoon, which is a light sky blue with silver microglitter. This goes on a bit streaky and sheer, so if you wanted to wear it on its own, it would need at least three coats or undies. I then dotted on Ginger Lily, a shimmer yellow.

This wasn’t my favorite look. Individually, the polishes are gorgeous, but together, I don’t think I did them any justice. It does remind me of a twisted take on watermelon nails, though. As a matter of fact, Dragon’s Kiss would be a good base for a watermelon mani! :)

Oh! I’ve started my retagging/re-categorizing project, so I apologize if you can’t find anything. There is a search bar at the top of the sidebar on the right hand side, so start there if you’re looking for something specific.

That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!

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