Getting Happy With Daffy Dill

Don’t forget about my Celebration themed nail art contest! I’ve received some GREAT entries and I wouldn’t want you to miss the deadline! Open to US only due to legalities but I’ll have an international nail art contest very soon after!!! Deadline is 11:59pm EDT June 30th. Click to the right for the full post.

My favorite flowers are daffodils… so I was intrigued that Nicole By OPI put out a green polish called Daffy-dill and I had no idea how they connected, until it clicked that DILL is green… silly me. Long story short, it was a strange polish to me so I just HAD to try something fun with it. After it was on the nail though, I fell in love. It’s a pea green/warm grass shade and I personally really liked how it looked on my skin tone- which is really something because greens almost never look good on me!!

And since you know JUST HOW MUCH I love dots… :)

For this manicure, I started out with a coat of OPI Nail Envy (love it!) then used Nicole By OPI Daffy Dill for the base and OPI Alpine Snow for the details. Topped off with Seche Vite.

Honestly I have no idea how I ever did my designs crouched over a coffee table now that I have a real desk (and lamp and easy access to my polishes). If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to store your polishes, Melmers are TOTALLY the way to go (or Helmers if you have a lot) message me with questions if you like. And yes, art will be going up on the walls soon- I hung up everything in the apartment and forgot about saving some for my new crafty space.

The polishes in this post were sent to me by the manufacturer. For further information, please read my disclosure tab. 

Polish Collection

Hey all you cool cats,

I just put up a spreadsheet of my collection as a tab at the top of this page if you would like to see it. There is also a list of my wishlist polishes if you ever want to swap, as I tend to acquire most of my polishes via swapping. I’d prefer to swap through MakeUpAlley and my contact info is go figure, on the contact tab, but if you do not have an account there, just email me or comment somewhere on a recent post.

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway – it’s ending this Friday!! Also, check out my most recent nail art below! Simple toes, filigree hands, and a tribute to all of my followers!! We’re just about ten or so people away from having the big prize of three polishes instead of one! Spread the word!

Happy Painting!

Ground Control to Major Tom…

Take your protein pill and put your helmet on….

I felt like a David Bowie song really fit well for this manicure- Orly’s Space Cadet is as weird as Bowie and yet, still has that unique charm that draws us in.

Space Cadet: Flashy Flashy
With Flashy Flashy On An Angle
Le Obligatory Blurred shot.. no flashy flashy :-(
For this manicure, I used one coat of OPI’s Natural Nail Base Coat, two coats of Orly’s Space Cadet, and two coats Seche Vite Top Coat.
The Color:
It’s called Space Cadet because it’s really out there! First, let me just say, I picked up only this color from Orly’s most recent Cosmix FX collection because all of the others are pretty much dupable- I’ll let everyone else pick up the “new” colors while spending an arm and a leg, whilst I leisurely find its dupes on eBay, MUA, or from random strangers selling polish on the corner (yo, I’ll give you five bottles for a dollar yo, this polish is the reeeeallll dealll, you know what I’m sayin’ sayin’? [wink wink nudge nudge])
Space Cadet is a pink and green/yellow duochrome glitter in a blue, yes I said blue, base. It flashes green, the pink can mix with the blue base to flash purple, in certain lights it looks brown, olive… etc. As a result, many people might call this a multi-chrome. It actually reminds me of a glitter version of a Nfu Oh flakie- but instead of flakies, its an amazingly large amount of tiny symmetrical glitter.
It goes on very well; for my first bottle of Orly, I was impressed. I used two coats, but I’d have used three if I were going out in public since I could see through my tips with a light behind them with two coats. BE CAREFUL because clean up is a PAIN in the arse- glitter gets EVERYWHERE so take your time when painting with this color.
And also, today is a wonderful day because I finally sucked it up and bought a Melmer… what is a Melmer you ask? It’s a Michael’s version of Ikea’s Helmer for us smaller polish collectors- its three drawers instead of six, which is great because I can’t fill up 6 drawers with polish…yet. Another perk- they’re stackable so you can add three drawers at a time as your collection grows. It was also a steal $19 bucks with tax (use a 40% off coupon since retail is $29.99) instead of the $40 you’d spend on a Helmer…. and go figure, with the coupon, two Melmer’s = Helmer in both size and price!
Le Melmer

Top Drawer
 Middle Drawer

Bottom Drawer

Room for growth…. but it’s definitely getting there!!!!!

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