First, a big shout out to my sister and brother-in-law, Chrystal and Delano, for buying the pizza and Dairy Queen to fuel our mini mani marathon. I’m not sure if they’ll like their blog pseudonyms…but I do…and it’s my blog. ūüôā

I’ve wanted to try a half moon manicure for awhile now and finally got around to it. I’m loving gold and navy. And surprisingly, my favorite gold is a Sally Hansen Extreme Wear in Golden. It’s really vibrant, sparkly but not glittery and isn’t too yellow. It dries quickly with one coat. I started with a base of golden and placed hole enforcers at the cuticle and did one full-coverage coat of China Glaze First Mate. I really like it! I’ll have to take another picture in the sun because this indoor shot doesn’t do it justice.

My other niece, we’ll call her Brandy (Barbie’s sister) started off with a base of the Sally Hanson Golden. It looked so good, we decided to keep it that way. We added First Mate polka dots to each of her ring fingers. I love it!

  • Polish: Sally Hansen Extreme Wear Golden, China Glaze First Mate
  • Tools: office supply hole reinforcers, dotting tool

My niece, we’ll call her Barbie, is headed to her first dance.¬† The theme is neon so we chose neon pink nails with neon turquoise accent fingers.¬† I wanted to do something else snazzy on her ring fingers…but she got pulled away to other matters that sounded way more exciting than having her aunt paint her nails.¬† Barbie has pretty little nail beds.¬† The sun had set, so we couldn’t get a clear shot…but the neon was actually quite bright.¬† It also dried matte, which surprised me.¬† Is that how all¬†neons work?¬† We started with a coat of white so the colors would pop.¬† I think it’s cute as can be and is perfect for a tween dance.

Polish: China Glaze Shocking Pink (Neon) and Turned Up Turquoise (Neon), OPI Arctic White as a base

Annika had a sleepover last night.  The girls got to pick their own online pseudonyms.  So the crew included Annika, Max and Jade.  Not surprisingly, I had requests for Hunger Games and superhero manicures.

Annika (China Glaze Scarlet and Electrify)

Max (China Glaze Frostbite, Scarlet and Happy Go Lucky)

Jade (Finger Paints Where Art Renoir?, China Glaze Electrify)

My dear friend Herrneee (I picked the name, but I totally know she would have chosen it if given the chance) did a boring old manicure with China Glaze Fast Track. ¬†I tried to get her to do something fancier, but she kept rambling about her “job” and her “patients” and something about “glitter getting in people’s eyes”. ¬†Anyway, no pic of that. ¬†But we shall break her in the future!

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