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Game of Thrones Nail Art - House Stark

Sunday, May 19, 2019
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I'm ready for tonight's finale. It's probably going to be disappointing, but my nails are done. I've been a fan of the Song of Ice and Fire books for years, so this has been a long time coming. I'm not gonna ramble about it here though.

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Ok so I did these in a hurry cause I was about to leave for a Scouts event with my family and I wouldn't have time the rest of the day to get them done. It's not the best and I haven't done nail art besides stamping in a while, so I'm a bit out of practice. I used China Glaze OMG for the silver holo, the new version that came out in 2018, Galactic Gray for the dark gray holo, and OMG a UFO for the green holo. I only did a silver to gray gradient in most of my nails and a silver-green-gray in my accent nail. In retrospect, it would have looked better to do the same to all my nails or a silver to green, since those are the House Stark colors. Oh well. I had seen a few silver to dark gray gradients for House Stark manis and since I was pressed for time, I did the same. For the direwolf, I used a water slide decal from Fangirl Polish, she has a bunch of fandom themed decals, go check her out.

Let me know your thoughts about the series finale below! Did you do any nail art for it?

5th Blogiversary Giveaway

Monday, May 6, 2019

 OMG! This blog is 5 years old now. It's not a baby anymore. To celebrate I'm hosting a giveaway! There's a bunch of prizes valued at over $100! 😱 I've asked a few of my maker friends, brands I've worked with in the past, and even new to me brands to help out and I couldn't be more pleased. Here's the list:
  • Moonflower Polish - 1 mini stamping set of your choice (up to a $36 value depending on set)
  • Alter Ego Body Care - $10 voucher for her shop
  • Zombie Claw Polish - $15 voucher for her shop
  • Beautometry - 1 set of water slide decals
  • Color4Nails - $35 voucher for her shop
  • Green Goddess Creation - 4 sets of water slide decals
  • Chaotic Glitz Polish - various polishes
  • PolishPak - 1 PolishPak (nifty little travel bag for your polishes, keeps them safe)
  • Poetry Cowgirl Polish - $30 voucher to her shop
  • Nail Hoot Indie Lacquer - $15 voucher to her shop
  • Sassy Cats Lacquer - 1 scented top coat
  • Lantern and Wren - 3 full size stamping plates ($45 value)
  • Fangirl Polish - 3 sets of Star Wars themed water slide decals (because they are super cute and it's my favorite fandom).
So, the rules:
1 winner to be chosen randomly via Rafflecopter. My close personal friends and family, plus the makers who donated are prohibited from participating. Winner must be a member of the online nail polish community, no giveaway/fake accounts. I will verify, if I doubt the authenticity of the winner I will select another one. Must be 18 years or older and US resident. The only required entry is your email, so that I can contact you if you win. Other entries are optional but very much appreciated as all the sponsors are small indie brands. (Let's support small women owned businesses!). No purchases necessary to win, and being a customer of any of the sponsors does not increase your chances of winning. Giveaway will run from May 7 to May 14.  I will contact the winner and give them 48 hours to reply. After that time period they forfeit their prizes and I will select a new winner. If for some reason the winner is not interested in one of the prizes, I will select a new winner specifically for that prize. Giveaway rules can be modified as I see fit.

Ok, I think that's everything! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to sign up! Thank you so much for those of you that have stuck around for the past 5 years!

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Supermoon Lacquer - Beta #110 - Indie Polish Swatch

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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I've got a massive amount of Supermoon Lacquer polishes that I've rarely ever posted about. I think I swatched 2 of them years ago. This is Beta #110. Occasionally, Mardi will have random mystery style prototypes for sales, otherwise known as Beta Batches. You don't know what you're gonna get but it'll always be super pretty. I grabbed a bunch last time she had a sale. Anyway, this one here is a more reddish purple/violet creme base with what look to me like aurora shimmers. They shift from blue to purple and hints of a golden-pink. And there's just a bit of very fine scattered holo in it too.

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Swatch is 2 coats with top coat. Formula is a bit on the thicker side, but it's also super opaque and I'm sure you could probably stamp with it. You could probably get away with 1 thicker coat if you wanted to also. Photos looks weird, they photographed super dark so I had to edit them a lot in Photoshop. Polish color is now accurate, even though my skin looks odd. I have a fancy new DSLR and I'm still learning how to use it for nail photography.

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That's it! If you like this polish, make sure you head on over to the The Howling Boutique's Wolfpack group on Facebook so you can be in the know for the next time there's new Beta Batches and other releases. Thanks for reading!

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