Hi~ I always wonder, how do you keep your top coat from smearing/smudging the designs? Mine always end up streaking or smearing a just a tiny bit, even when I wait over an hour to put the top coat on.

I find that for me it’s a combination of a good top coat (I use Seche Vite), the right pressure and the right amount of top coat.
I use a thicker coat than I would for regular polishes and I try to apply it lightly; even a good top coat will smudge if you press too hard.

Pastel Pop-Art Peeps

I honestly have no explanation for this, it just kind of happened.
Happy Easter!

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1. I’m almost finished my first year of University
2. I want to get my nail tech certification at some point
3. I have a ton of chocolate in my room and I’m not sure what to do with it all
4. I don’t drink coffee
5. I have a dog

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City Lights

More Pre-exam manicures for my friends!


Pre-exam manicure for my friend to help her get through studying!

Rough Around the Edges

I finally got my hands on OPI’s Push and Shove and had to try it out! It’s a great polish and I really like it paired with Essie’s Belugaria!

Products Used:
Coco & Lulu - 992 Riviera
Essie - 964 Belugaria
OPI - Push and Shove
OPI - Lay Down That Base
Sally Hansen - 300 White On
Sally Hansen - 370 Black Out
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

Criss-Cross Applesauce

I mistakenly thought that this would be a really quick, simple design.
It was not.
All the little lines took so long; by the end of it my roommate was questioning my sanity. On the bright side, it looks pretty cool!

Products Used:
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - 016 Waltz
Sally Hansen - 360 Diamonds and Rubies
Sally Hansen - 370 Blackout
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

Pop Art

Another shot of this design, it looks a bit more like pop art when you arrange it like this.

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Lip Block

Pop Art lips because I’m still not over the lipstick stain I had for Valentines day.

Inspiration photos: [x], [x]