Sunday, July 21, 2013

THE NAIL VARNISH TAG (and a pic thrown in)

I left my foils on all day today, including the three hours I spent in the pool. They held up fine. I did take them off because I wanted to try one of my non-smooth finishes with that topcoat to see how they fared.  Before we get to the pics of these, I'll take care of some other bizness first.

Nail Varnish Tag!

Well, imagine my surprise when I logged onto Facebook last night and was advised that I'd been "tagged".  After running outside in a panic to look at my car and house to see what the tag was, I decided to go check out her blog to see what the hell she was talking about. So thanks a heap for tagging me, Fox Claws; now I actually have to think instead of just painting my nails.  Make sure you head on over to her page to see her responses.

Favorite Nail Polish Company

I can only pick one???  Honestly, I like so many different brands, each for different reasons. I love Sinful Colors because they're so cheap with a good formula. So I have a ton of those.  For a mid-price, I love OPI, and I wish I had more of them.

Glitter or No Glitter

I'm not a huge fan of glitter and don't wear it very often. I'm more apt to use it if it's part of some pattern I'm doing rather than just throw it on as a topcoat.

OPI, China Glaze or Essie

OPI for sure, with China Glaze as a close second.  I have a lot of Essie and like them but for some reason don't find myself gravitating to them as often as the others.

When Do You Change Your Nail Polish

I try to change them every day if I can while I'm watching tv at night. Sometimes on the weekend I'll do them 3 or 4 times just for the hell of it.

What's Your Favorite Color to Wear on Your Nails

Again...I can only pick one???  If I were told I could only wear one color for the rest of my life, I would probs choose purple.

Darks or Brights

Definitely BOTH. It all depends on what I'm wearing, my mood or what design I feel like doing.  I have no issue with wearing white after Labor Day or any nail color in any season.

What Do You Have on Your Nails Right Now

At this very second, my right hand is nekkid, and you can just scroll on down to see what's on my left hand.  It's the weekend; I'm playing.

Matte Nails.....In or Out?

I have a feeling they may be on their way out, but I don't shiv a git. I still like them.

French Manicure?

LOVE a French manicure, white or color. Always have and always will. I think it's a timeless look.

Favorite Winter Color?

Honestly, I don't have one. When you have over 1,000 polishes, it's impossible to have "a" fave.

Done. And done. Thanks for the tag, Cara.  Now I'm going to tag my friend James over at Men and Nail Polish and Nathalie of Glazed Talons. I'm looking forward to reading their answers!  :)

Back to the normal stuff now! As I said, I wanted to try a different kind of foil to see how the finish would turn out with the Suncoat water-based topcoat.  This is what I ended up with.
Dollar Nail Art foils, Suncoat water-based topcoat

Dollar Nail Art foils, Suncoat water-based topcoat
Well, I'm not happy with these at all. I don't know if I can completely blame it on the topcoat, however. For some reason when I applied the foils, they didn't go on completely smooth. It's like when I was rubbing with the Q-tip to transfer then, I made vertical lines on the foils. Who the hell knows. These foils are going to be the death of me. Either these or gradients, the other thing I can't seem to do very well.

So there it is. One very long post with nothing amazing to even see at the end.

I wonder what glimpse of mediocrity I can throw on here next.  I'm sure I'll think of something.



  1. Well, I can see you're getting a tan...does that count! hee hee .... the foils don't look bad, but.......... not a fan so far!

    1. I'm done with the foils for now. I'm going to try again when it's time to soak off the CNS and use a gel topcoat. Oh, I am VERY part of summer!

  2. <3 HAHA Love you QB! You're welcome for the tag! Glad you got some exercise, running around like a fruit bat though! <3

  3. I am so with you on purple! The tagging is fun, what a great way to get to know fellow bloggers! Also,the foils might not have come out like you hoped, but they did look pretty cool regardless!

    1. Yeah, any shade of purple works for me. I have to convince myself to not wear purple too often. lol