Peacock Scales?!

Back again. It’s been a while, but my interest in nail art has been more subdued lately. Just a part of growing up and getting a little older. This is the first special nail art that I’ve done, and actually been proud of enough to show here on the blog. I still keep my nails painted most all the time, but I don’t usually have nail art.
Follow me on Instagram if you want to see my day to day life. I post my simpler nails there along with other random things. I’m @lesliegalloway. 🙂
These nails were made using a base of Sinful Colors Black on Black. I used a sponge to dab on some Dazzle Dry Glam’matazz near the cuticle and faded out to the free edge. For my accent nails, I used the same black polish base. Then used the graffiti/grunge technique (where you wipe most all of the polish off the brush, then lightly drag it across your nail). The polishes I used were in this order: China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle, Turned Up Turquoise, Dazzle Dry Glam’matazz, and China Glaze History Of The World. Then I stamped with black polish the scale image of MASH 39.
Thick coat of Seche Vite to smooth everything out and make it shiny!

 

 

Color Me Monthly Review

Color Me Monthly is an interesting and simple nail polish subscription service that delivers a surprise color nail polish to your door for just $7/month with free shipping. They pride themselves on using the highest-quality, toxin-free, and cruelty-free ingredients.  You can choose to instead just buy an older polish from “The Vault” if you’re not interested in the subscription service.
I received 3 colors to show to your guys.
For October of 2014 the color was “Pennywise”
 This is 3 thin coats. Formula was good, just a little annoying with some visible brushstrokes at the end. I remedied that by sponging on a light final layer of polish. This is a beautiful duochrome that flashes anywhere from yellow orange to pink.
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Then November 2014 was “Roasted Chestnuts”
The shade is a deep brown, almost black. Gold/bronze duochrome glitter. It’s a beautiful polish, just not what I typically wear. Applied easily and great coverage with 2 coats.

 

December 2014 was “Just For You”
A beautiful metallic red! Perfectly easy and 2 coats for this coverage.

Another fun thing that they do is include these swatch cards. I think it’s an awesome idea! It has a cute little hiaku about the color, then the name and date, then a little designated place to swatch that color. I got a card for each polish and I like the idea of being able to be a bit more organized with what each color looks like without having to always grab for the bottles.
pre-swatch
post-swatch
*These polishes were provided to me for review without cost to me. However all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own and truthful.