Dry, Dammit!

A nail blog by an impatient polisher


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Rainbow nail art & I’m off to Europe for 3 months

Hello! Sorry I have been MIA this past week but I’ve been so unbelievably crazy getting ready to go away to Europe that I haven’t even really had time to do my nails this week – I even went a couple of days without anything on! Argh!

Anwho, while I am meant to be getting ready I figured I just had to do one last update and show you a design I wore last week: rainbow nails! I was inspired from this pin I found on Pinterest, but I decided to add a blue background so it would be a full nail design. I still think the rainbow over the bare nails looks pretty cute, too. I used Revlon Blue Lagoon as the blue background and in some pictures you can see its pretty slight sparkle.

Rainbow nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Rainbow nail art by Dry, Dammit!

For the rainbow I used Ulta3 Exotic Canary (yellow), Revlon Posh (green), Sinful Colors Boom Boom (pink) and Love Thy Polish Miss Priss (purple). I tried a group shot below of the polishes, but it looks a little messy! It’s hard to fit that many polishes elegantly in your hand. Oh, for the clouds I used Models Prefer No Angel.

Rainbow nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Rainbow nail art by Dry, Dammit!

So you might be wondering what’s going to happen with Dry, Dammit! while I’m away. I will be endeavouring to update my blog at least once a week, and hopefully with some cool travel pics, so please don’t don’t stop following me! I promise when I return I will be back to my regular updating. I would love to share my European holiday with you. Thanks for reading and see you in Europe (with a Dubai stop along the way!)!


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The Cuteberry Nail Challenge day 9: Little black dress nails

Hello! Today I bring you day nine ofΒ The Cuteberry Nail Challenge. This day is inspired by your favourite piece of clothing. After much consideration I decided on doing a little black dress design, but I’m a bit freaked out that my nails look a bit like alien heads. The reason for this is hard to explain without the pictures below, but essentially I wanted to replicate an A-line dress and to do this I used a striping brush in white to create the A-line effect and also the look of sleeves. However when I turned my hand upside down the white areas looked a little like alien eyes, ha ha!

Little black dress nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Little black dress nail art by Dry, Dammit!

This is obviously quite an easy design, but the trick is to make the white areas as straight as you can, but it’s really hard!

Little black dress nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Little black dress nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Polishes I used:

  • Models Prefer Little Black Dress (how fitting, hey!?)
  • Kiss Nail Art Paint striper in white

So what do you think? A little too abstract or on the money? I found the idea of having to replicate your favourite item of clothing a little hard to to get my head around, but I don’t mind the result. Thanks for reading!


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Models Prefer Beauty to Go kit in Star Dust & Little Black Dress

Hello! I have a quick post tonight; another one of the Models Prefer Beauty to Go kits I picked up from Priceline recently. I showed you the Models Prefer Beauty to Go kit in Teal Ya Later and Explosive here. I said in that post these kits were a great bargain at just AU$5 for two polishes, considering a regular Models Prefer polish retails at AU5.99, and I still think that.

Models Prefer Star Dust over Models Prefer Little Black Dress by Dry, Dammit!

So what I bring you tonight is the kit in Star Dust and Little Black Dress. Star Dust is a heap of black and white matte glitters in a clear base. there are large and small hexes, little specks and also bar glitter in black. It’s very pretty, I can see why people love black and white matte glitter polishes.

Little Black Dress is a straight up black creme, opaque in one coat (yay!). What you see me wearing is two coats of Star Dust over one coat of Little Black Dress.

Models Prefer Star Dust over Models Prefer Little Black Dress by Dry, Dammit!

Application was very easy. When I applied the second coat of Star Dust none of the glitter underneath it moved. I think this is such a simple, cute look. Removal was easy too, just saying, I did use the foil method but only for a few seconds.

Models Prefer Star Dust over Models Prefer Little Black Dress by Dry, Dammit!

Models Prefer Star Dust over Models Prefer Little Black Dress by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$5
  • What you get: Two Models Prefer nail polishes

I decided not to show you Little Black Dress on its own because it really is just a black creme. However if you would like to see it by itself, let me know. So that’s it for tonight; I hope you have a great weekend. Thanks for reading!

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Models Prefer Beauty To Go kit in Teal Ya Later & Explosive

Evening! I don’t know if you’ve been to Priceline lately but if you have, you’ve probably seen these Models Prefer Beauty To Go kits about. They come in all kinds of colours, I’ve picked up three packs, and for two Models Prefer polishes for AU$5 instead of AU$5.99 each, they’re a bargain. I even think some of the colours in the packs aren’t just from the standard polish line in the Models Prefer stand, at least what I can see.

The pack I’m bringing you today contains Teal Ya Later, a beautiful teal creme and Explosive, a multi-coloured glitter in a clear base.

Models Prefer Beauty To Go kit in Teal Ya Later and Explosive by Dry, Dammit!

See how there’s two polishes for AU$5? Awesome!

Models Prefer Teal Ya Later by Dry, Dammit!

Models Prefer Teal Ya Later by Dry, Dammit!

Teal Ya Later could easily be a one-coater, but I decided to do two just in case.

Models Prefer Explosive over Models Prefer Teal Ya Later by Dry, Dammit!

Explosive is a great glitter too, I used two coats to get what you see here. The glitter pieces in it are coloured teal, gold and silver, all as hexes. So very complementary to Teal Ya Later, which is why it’s been sold with Explosive I’m guessing. Below I’ve teamed it with a matte top coat, just because I love the glitter and matte look.

Models Prefer Explosive over Models Prefer Teal Ya Later in matte by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Priceline
  • Cost: AU$5
  • What you get: Two Models Prefer nail polishes; great value considering they’re usually AU$5.99 each

So have you seen these packs around? I think they’ve been really popular – pretty much all of them are now gone from the Pricelines I’ve visited. I like that they come in little packs, it makes the nail polish feel special, as usually you’re just buying a polish without any packaging at all, it’s just a bottle. Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!


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Chevron & dots nail art with Emily de Molly Devotion

Hello! Just a quick update tonight. I wanted to show you the nail art I did to the Emily de Molly Devotion manicure I wore yesterday. I wanted to do something a bit clever, but unfortunately when I put the top coat on top it kind of ran a bit… not too bad from far away but in the pictures below you may notice some streaks, so I apologise.

Emily de Molly Devotion nail art

Emily de Molly Devotion nail art

Sorry about the poor lighting of the photos recently. Winter has been really dark so far! Here’s what it looks like with a flash:

Emily de Molly Devotion nail art

Ugh. Maybe I shouldn’t have included that photo, it looks so messy. But the other hand was worse! 😐 To do this look all I did was apply two coats of Models Prefer No Angel and used chevron guides to get the chevron shapes. Then I used a dotting tool and used Devotion to do the dotting. I really like it. I got a few compliments on them so that’s always nice.

Well, that’s all for tonight. Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!