Elizabeth @nail.explorer
349 Posts
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25 - USA - cat lady. Swatched: 113/220 polishes Not a professional, all my work on natural nails, all nail lacquer.
349 Posts
849 Followers
1k Following
25 - USA - cat lady. Swatched: 113/220 polishes Not a professional, all my work on natural nails, all nail lacquer.
With the weather finally getting warmer, I just want flowers on my nails all the time! I'm not very good at painting florals, but I hope to be sometime, so I try to push through and practice every once in a while. Happy spring! Polishes used: #Blackheart "Lilac Shimmer Gel Like" #SinfulColors "In Your Elemelon" and "Berry Charm" #Julep "Vanna" #SallyHansen "Lickety-Split Lime" #SecheVite top coat
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Hello! This is my first polish from #naileditnailpolish, "We're the Freaking Winchesters". I did three coats plus #SecheVite top coat. Isn't it pretty? I love the combo of holo and flakies in it, and there's also an elusive green shimmer I can see sometimes that's my favorite part. 馃榿 My nails look so short! I'm trying to use cuticle oil or my Burt's Bees cuticle cream like 7 times a day so hopefully I'll have fewer breaks as they get longer this time. Have a good day, everyone!
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Naked nails! I trimmed my nails to a really short length (for me) because I read that that was best for wearing fake nails. But I couldn't just leave them entirely naked! I actually used a couple drops of #SecheRestore to make this polish/treatment usable one last time. It's #Julep "Brighter is Better" oxygen brightening nail treatment. I never used it consistently enough to tell if it was actually brightening my nails over time. I just liked that it gives a purple-ish tint to your nails while you're wearing it! It looks super pretty. Now it's time to give my cuticles and hands some TLC and deep clean my messy apartment!! Con crunch did a number on it and I still have stuff to unpack from a couple weeks ago as well as from this weekend. 馃槱
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This project was a long time in the making! 28 fake nails of all shapes and sizes, each with a different nail art design. It's a prop for my Itsuki cosplay from the series Kakegurui. (She has a collection of human nails she won from gambling... totally normal 馃槈) Swipe to see a screencap from the show and some close-ups of individual nails! Shaping the nails was probably the hardest part for me. Trying to recreate the nail art that you can kind of see in the actual show was a super fun challenge! I tried to be accurate but also mostly work with nail polishes I already had, I didn't want to go out and buy a bunch just for this project. I brought this cosplay to #Nakakon2019 yesterday!
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It's convention day! I'm Bowsette at #Nakakon2019 馃槉 Swipe if you'd like to see my cosplay! My nails were shorter than I wanted, so I made a set of fake nails. Pretty basic design but I'm pleased with them! Polishes used: #WetnWild Black Cr猫me #Jordana quick-dry top coat
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This was the base for my previous nail art- which I already swatched and posted here almost exactly a year ago! 馃槷 Two coats of #Ulta "Mint Condition" and #Jordana quick shine top coat. Swipe to see my previous swatch. This time it's more color accurate I think, I'm not sure what kind of lighting/camera shenanigans were going on last time that made it look so dark. I thought it was funny that I wore it almost exactly this time last year! I guess it's an early spring kind of polish. 馃槉
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One of my favorite movies turned 35 yesterday! Nausica盲 of the Valley of the Wind aired in Japan 35 years ago. It's such a good movie. This mani is very loosely inspired by the toxic jungle scenes, swipe to see a screenshot. Polishes used: #Ulta "Mint Condition" #Blackheart "Iridescent Peacock" #BlackheartZodiac "Gemini" #LAColors "Sassy Sparkle" #EllaMila "Matte-ly in Love" matte top coat
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I did a little nail art yesterday, too! 馃槉 And with matte top coat for something a bit different. I think glossy top coat looks better like 90% of the time, what about you guys? Though sometimes matte can help for taking pictures. Also, everything around my apartment is dead and muddy and there are still piles of gross snow, so I had to travel a little bit to get a good background. Ugh! I'm ready for spring! Polishes used: #OPI "You Rock-apulco Red" #Julep "Vanna" #EllaMila "Matte-ly in Love" matte top coat
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