So after painting my nails nonstop for about nine months, I figured maybe it was time I share my new-honed talents with the world. I’m quite proud of how far I’ve come. Remember the good ol’ days when someone had to literally force me to buy a bottle of nail polish? You might as well have asked me would I rather stab hot toothpicks in my eyeball. Fiiiiiiiiine. I choose nail polish. Pfffft.
But then something super weird happened. I watched a YouTube video of someone taking a horribly polished hand and transforming it into something magical and model-y with just a tiny brush and some acetone. That spoke to me, people. My OCD was soothed like someone poured a warm Butterscotch Schnapps coffee with whipped cream all over it. Like, who just wrapped me up in a toasty blanket and handed me a whole bunch of baby kitties? For real, y’all.
Fast forward to today where I am the proud (and obsessive, but only slight) owner of roughly 600 bottles of nail polish. Paid for and lovingly stored as if they were my own children. I have grown my Instagram by thousands and made tons of new nailie friends. I’ve learned how to polish properly, the joys of nail vinyls and how fast watermarbling can turn a good day into a bad one (verrrrry fast, if you’re curious).
Now that we’ve covered that, you know where I am in life. Sitting at the nail table (i.e., former kitchen table) most likely. Surrounded by everything that makes me happy. Doing swatches of nail polish and posting on Instagram like someone is paying me for it. They’re not, although I’m completely open to that as a career if anyone is interested. Also, I take gift cards.
But let’s get down to business, shall we? I received a couple of polishes from this cute online boutique called Little Nail Girl. Currently they have about 32 polishes in their line in a variety of finishes. Here’s what I received:
If your first reaction was a speechless jaw-drop, we can be best friends and soul mates for life. They’re glorious! I couldn’t wait to get them on my nails. About 2.5 seconds later, this happened:
This first one is called Kimmie. It’s a classic red cream, ultra smooth and super shiny. I couldn’t believe how fabulous this went on and how pretty my hands looked after. Seriously, why isn’t someone paying me? These nails are heartbreakers, I swear.
Swatch shows two coats, but some could get away with one. It had excellent coverage. Other less picky people could probably do one coat, even. I did two out of habit. And please tell me you noticed that glassy shine. I didn’t even need to do top coat really, other than the fact I wanted my nails to dry quicker. Cuz nothing says I suddenly got ten billion things to do like ten freshly polished (and still wet) nails. Quick dry top coat literally saves me.
Then I decided to dress the whole thing up a bit:
Are you dying?! I love the look of this gray and red together. I used a floral watermarble stencil from Twinkled T, which I highly recommend. If actual watermarble gives you hives, try the stencil instead. Yes, it’s cheating but of the best kind. It’s watermarble for lazy people. And it usually turns out better anyway.
Next is this bright ocean blue called Korinna:
Okay now I’m really dying. This blue is everything. So pretty and the formula was every bit as good as the red one. Two coats and an unnecessary layer of top coat cuz the shine on this is ridiculous. It’s a blue dream, a pool of deliciousness. I want to stick my fingers in everyone’s face and say look at it. Except society says that is not allowed.
More nail art:
Were you thinking daisies would be perfect? Cuz that’s where my mind immediately went. I stamped a single daisy image all over my nails with one of my Uber Chic plates and added some bright yellow dots. And there you have an epitome of springtime right at your fingertips. Literally what more could you want in life – food, water and a daisy mani. All set. Give me a pair of pajamas and I’m seriously never leaving my nail table again.
Thank you, Little Nail Girl, for sending these lovely polishes for review. I’m telling all my friends to buy your stuff – cuz it’s pretty and wonderful, vegan and eco-friendly. And who doesn’t love all that? (Crazy people.)