Yesterday’s blog post was about my unloved polishes. I think everyone whos into nail polish has them. The polishes we have, don’t use, wont use but still can’t get rid of, they might come handy one day.
This trigged me, I thought,”hey, you must come up with something so you can use them”. So today’s blog post will be about those unloved ones but paired or altered into something better. But a few of them I can’t stand at all so those I just skip! My blog – my rules!
These are all the polishes.
Here we go:
I started with Kicks Nail Lacquer “Miss Preppy”, a blue shade I’ve never worn. I really don’t know, I thought it would look dull or something. I decided to pair it with a unknown (no label) Models Own polish.
I started out with two coats of “Miss Preppy”. Actually, to my surprise, I liked it on it’s own!
Then I added one coat of the unknown Models Own Polish. This turned out really good, I think.
Next polish I wanted to try was Isadora “City Khaki”. A khaki green polish I’ve bought on sale but never worn. I decided to pair it with KBShimmer “Spot Sign”, a glitter topper with leopard spots!
I really don’t know why I bought this polish, when would I ever wear a khaki colored polish? This polish just say nothing to me.
But definitely more fun with leopard spots!
Next up was ESSIE “Eternal Optimist”, a vintage pinkish polish. Maybe some Rainbow Honey will cheer it up?
A nice polish, but I think it’s a “old lady shade”. Not really my cup of tea! I’ve worn it once.
Rainbow Honey “Sakura Matsuri Namesake” is a cute glitter topper that I think compemented the boring ESSIE.
Next up is a polish I so want to like, Isadora “Peachy Colada”. It’s really a pretty shade, but not on me, at least not when I don’t have a tan. Besides it will apply a little streaky. But everything gets better with a little “Fairy Dust” doesn’t it?!?
First up is two coats of “Peachy Colada”. Not a good color on me!!
Then I put some “Fairy Dust” on … an improvement.
Finally I have a Zoya polish named “Bijou”. I bought it in USA on vacation this summer but I was so disappointed when I tried it, it is so sheer … like nothing I’ve ever tried before or after. Who would have known that such a pretty shade would be such a disaster?
I started with one coat … added second and even a third coat …
Three coats and still too sheer. What to do? Make a gradient of course!!
I was a bit sloppy when I made my gradient, because I had done so many swatches in a very short amount of time so I thought I’d add “Fairy Dust” on top. Every gradient becomes lovely with “Fairy Dust” 😀
This was a fun “project” to do. I challenge you to take your unloved polishes and make some nice manis with them. If you’re on Instagram please tag me on your photo of your manis with the hashtag #nillasunlovedchallenge