Thursday, March 19, 2009

LAYERING = HOTNESS!

Before I started checking for nail polish blogs on the internet, it never really occurred to me to layer. About as close to layering that I got was, not wanting to use remover to take off my nail polish before painting them another color! I also thought when I bought a color that was too sheer, that I had just wasted my money. Of course now I know there are other options for those bad nail polish purchases. You can franken that ugly duckling nail polish into a swan of a color. Or you can take that ugly, good for nothin' sheer and layer it over another color for a total cool new look.


I did three different top coats over one base color of Zoya's - Juicy. I had heard from some that Juicy was a pain to work with. I really didn't have any problems. This is a color that will take at least three coats though. If I was going to wear it by itself I probably would have added a fourth coat, but since I was going to layer, I left it at three.










Ooops! I think that is a Dinky hair!



I used for layering:
Zoya - Roxy





Love My Nails - All That (great name!)






Love My Nails - Star Bright




















My girl Rai over at La.Morena just did an awesome layer job on her nails. She used an orange color for the base and blue and silver chunky glitter for the top coat. I think it is just such an unexpected color combo - but it totally rocks. CLICK HERE to check Rai's nails out!
What do you think has been your best two colors you layered?
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If anyone knows where LOVE MY NAILS brand of nail polish is available at, please let me know in the comments section.

19 comments:

Rai said...

All 3 layerings are awesome.
I want that Love My Nails in Star Bright. Where do you get those?

WOOO! Look at that I got a shout out. =D Thanks Brooke.

I used my LA Girls Tropical (a turqiouse color) and layered it with OPI Thrills in Beverly Hills.
That was pretty cool.

londynkouture said...

cute the stars are really nice and that pink is soooo pretty! How many nail polishes do you have? lol I would love to see how you store them.

LK

Brooke said...

RAI - I get the Love My Nails at walmart. They are like 97 cents - cheap! And they have such cute, chunky glitters.

LK - I'm working on close to 600 nail polishes - yipes! I store them in plastic, stackable shoe boxes I get from dollar general, and luckily I have a really usless top shelf in the bathroom that is like a couple of feet from the ceiling and I stack some there, and then some I have had to stack in my son's room, lol.

Rai said...

Whaaaaattttt! I never seen those in my Wal-Mart. Maybe I overlooked.

Brooke said...

RAI - I just checked Walmart online, and Love My Nails isn't listed on their website, so maybe it's just a case of some Walmarts have them and some dont.

Brooke said...

RAI - I found the maker/dist. of Love My Nails, I added the link to my Nail Polish Brands links. It is Bari Cosmetics. They also make the Pure Ice and Perfect 10 brands of Nail Polish too. You can buy it on their site, but you have to buy it in like packs of 4 or something (of the same color). I added an edit to the post asking for anyone who knows where they get it to let us know in the comments section.

Nessa said...

I have found Love My Nails @ Wal-Mart as well. But not all the Wal-Marts that I have looked at has these.

The Pretty Brown Girl said...

I was going to ask where to get the "Love My Nails" polish. I love those chunky polishes! I'm going to try that layering that Rai did. Sounds fab!

Brooke, I love those stars!

Rai said...

Thanks Brooke! I've had Pure Ice polishes, love those.

But yep, Just like I thought.. no Love My Nails in my Wal-Mart.
I found some on Ebay though.
Off to check out the site you found first though. Thanks again.

Emma said...

Where can I get polishes with the flakies in?

I love them!
xxx

Mitsue said...

Wow!! Very sexy pink!! I like how you have fun with lots of different colour nail polishes(^-^) So pretty!!

Today's Dinky, enjoying her treat, is soooo cute!!!! I love the new blog dasign too!!

Thank you for visiting my blog(^o^)/yay!!

Steph NJ said...

I really like all your content :D So I gave you an award on NJ!

Brooke said...

NESSA - I have noticed that some of the brands of nail polish very from Walmart to Walmart.

THE PBG - Thanks! Wasn't Rai's mani so cute!

RAI - Well good luck. If really like em, I could pick them up at my walmart and ship them to you.

EMMA - All the Love My Nail's nail polishes pictured I got from walmart. The Zoya's I got from Zoya in their polish exchange, which I believe is still running.

MITSUE - Dinky does love her treats. Thank you! You know I just love your blog too! You are so artistic.

STEPH - I'm flattered! Thanks so much :)

Lucy said...

Love all three finishes you came up with. The Zoya color is so pretty. I also have learned so much from the nail blogs. Also have picked up tons more polish!

Rai said...

BROOKE, REALLY?! That would be extremely nice of you. =D

Brooke said...

LUCY - Thank you. Nail blogs are such a great invention - lol! I have picked up TONS more polish too because of them.

RAI - I am sending you an email!

Vanessa said...

Really cool! I must try layering very soon, thanks for inspiring me ;)

Olga said...

My favorite is the Juicy layered with a Dinky hair, next to that is Roxy layered over Juicy.

Brooke said...

VANESSA - Aw shucks! Thanks :) Good luck, hope you post your layering results up on your blog.

OLGA - LMAO!

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