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Edgy nail art inspired by SoNailicious

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Hiya! So while I’ve been quiet over the past few months on the blog front, I’ve been able to still see so much great nail art about. I’m always amazed by what people come up with! So when Maria at SoNailicious posted her edgy spring nails I knew I would have to recreate it. Maria used three polishes from the new OPI New Orleans Collection, but I used three polishes I thought “popped” together well. They are: W7 Barbie Pink, Essie Saturday Disco Fever and Models Prefer Teal Ya Later. Plus, I am stoked to say I freehand drew all the lines! Check it out below.

SoNailicious-inspired nail art by Dry, Dammit!

SoNailicious-inspired nail art by Dry, Dammit!

SoNailicious-inspired nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Maria also had a pretty cool looking thumb nail but I didn’t end up recreating that, even though I think it’s awesome. To get the striping right I finally invested in some good-quality striping brushes, which you can find here. I’ll have to do a review on just those! If you’re keen to recreate Maria’s look, visit her website for a tutorial on how to do it. It’s really simple and fun. Thanks for reading!


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W7 Mauve Debris

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Evening! Tonight a quick post to show you another W7 polish I picked up from Chemist Warehouse. It’s called Mauve Debris and there’s a few other “debris” polishes by W7 you can pick up too. I bought a blue one and a bronze one. Same general idea behind each polish, a mixture of tiny glitter with larger glitter pieces. Mauve Debris, as the name suggests, is predominately purple with green bar glitters and hexes and gold hexes. I think I prefer how it looks in the bottle, it looks more complex than what it shows on the nail, and this is two dabbed coats with top coat.

W7 Mauve Debris over Models Prefer No Angel by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Debris over Models Prefer No Angel by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Debris over Models Prefer No Angel by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Debris over Models Prefer No Angel by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Debris over Models Prefer No Angel by Dry, Dammit!

As a glitter topper you need to wear it with some undies; with it I have two coats of Models Prefer No Angel. Wearing a glitter over white nails tones the whiteness down (obviously), which is what I like sometimes with white nails because they can be too white sometimes, you know? It had quite a nice sparkle in natural light as you can see in my outdoor photos.

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$2.99
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Glitter topper so wear undies!

Do you own any of the “debris” polishes from W7? What do you think? Thanks for reading!


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W7 Twilight

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Hello! Today I have a gorgeous polish from W7 to show you called Twilight. I’ve had this for a few months now and I can’t believe I haven’t ever worn it!

W7 Twilight by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Twilight by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Twilight by Dry, Dammit!

I mean, just look at the picture above. Isn’t the colour shift incredible? It goes from a deep blue right through to a deep purple. And I think I see a bit of green in there, too. the formula itself is a shimmery mix, but it builds up to opacity nicely.

What I’ve got on is two coats with a top coat of Seche. It applied easily, and I wore this for three days and just got general tip wear.

W7 Twilight by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Twilight by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$2.99
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

I think the purple / blue combo is just a classic and love this colour. Thanks for reading!


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W7 Pink Suede

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Hello! Today I bring you another polish fromΒ W7’s Suede Effects Collection: Pink Suede. After showing you Mauve Suede I couldn’t resist picking up Pink Suede when I saw it. As with Mauve Suede, this is nice matte polish that has a really lovely sparkle to it, even though this time I didn’t put a top coat on top to show you, sorry!

W7 Pink Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Pink Suede by Dry, Dammit!

What you see is two coats, if you had better application than me you could get away with one coat as these polishes are thick and very opaque. It’s a matte pink creme that has a golden sparkle, most noticeable in natural light I found. Again, this polish dried fast. I also had a little more difficulty with the application: sometimes when I went back over the polish for the second coat it would pull the polish underneath it, so I recommend waiting a couple of minutes before applying a second coat.

W7 Pink Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Pink Suede by Dry, Dammit!W7 Pink Suede by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$2.99
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

Thanks for putting up with my two posts in one day today; I guess there’s just a lot things I want to say! Thanks for reading!


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W7 Moondust

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Hiya! Hope your weekend was great. Today I bring you another W7 polish called Moondust. It kind of reminds me a bit of BYS Glitter Crystal that I showed you last week, but less blingy though. Take a look and see!

W7 Moondust by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Moondust by Dry, Dammit!

Moondust is a silver metallic base with numerous fine coloured glitters: blue and pink are the main colours. What you see is two coats. It built up to opacity very well and I found the formula to be very manageable. I used the foil method for removal and I didn’t find it to be any more difficult than other glitter polishes. What I do find difficult about these metallic base polishes is the fact they leave tiny bits of glitter around the outside of your nail that are a pain to get off the skin! Grr.

W7 Moondust by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Moondust by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Moondust by Dry, Dammit!DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$2.99
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

This is another great polish from W7. I’m glad Chemist Warehouse is getting in the newer polishes from W7, instead of just those older ones with the terrible formula and very depressing colours. Thanks for reading!


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W7 Mauve Suede

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Hello! Today I bring you W7 Mauve Suede after I saw it during one of my searches at Chemist Warehouse. I said to myself, “I wonder what suede nails look like?”. And according to W7 suede is another word for matte, so Mauve Suede is essentially a purple matte nail polish – just to clear that up. However I will say it’s a very nice matte polish due to the fact there are also fine silver flecks through it, which when worn outside the sun really catches. It also becomes more prominent with a top coat on, which you can see at the end of the post.

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

Mauve Suede is from W7’s Suede Effects Collection, which features four other polishes in blue, pink, gold and silver. I didn’t see any others though when I was going through the basket at Chemist Warehouse though. I think this shade is certainly less mauve and more purple, too. What you see on my fingers is two coats, which was very easy to apply. If you were a neater polisher you could even get away with just one coat. This polish dries super fast. You can even see it drying before your eyes and it’s actually quite interesting to watch. After about five minutes you can fully go about your day! Talk about polish on the run! Perfect for when you don’t have much time.

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

And here are a couple of pictures of Mauve Suede with a top coat. Like I said above the silver flecks suddenly seem to have a life of their own (in the second picture I’m holding my hand in direct sunlight to make the silver fleck look more obvious). This polish is definitely “deeper” with a top coat.

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Mauve Suede by Dry, Dammit!

DETAILS

  • Where to buy: Chemist Warehouse
  • Cost: AU$2.99
  • Volume: 15ml
  • Coats to opacity: Two

I’m glad I found Mauve Suede. It’s a nice polish to have and I personally love the purple and silver combination. I have read other reviews of the polish that have said the wear time is pretty bad. I would say this is due to the lack of a top coat. I only wore Mauve Suede for a couple of days but I did notice some very obvious tip wear on the second day. You shouldn’t have a problem with putting another thin layer over the top though if you want to wear it for longer, or alternatively wear it with top coat because it’s pretty like that, too. What do you think? Thanks for reading!


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Butterfly wing nails with W7 Last Tango in Paris

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Good evening! Tonight I bring you a quick post to show you some nail art I did with W7 Last Tango in Paris. I needed to cover up my worn tips so I figured instead of doing a French manicure, why not try a butterfly manicure? It turns out it was so much easier than I thought it would be, so of course that made me happy.

W7 Last Tango in Paris butterfly wings nails by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Last Tango in Paris butterfly wings nails by Dry, Dammit!

W7 Last Tango in Paris butterfly wings nails by Dry, Dammit!

I think to make this manicure pop you really need to use a base that is more than just a creme, which is why Last Tango in Paris is perfect for the base. This is so easy to do; all I did was use a black striper polish to make the curve and lines on my nails, as well as to fill in the rest of the wing area, and then a dotting tool in two different sizes to make the dots on the ends of the wings. Easy peasy!

If I can do this in all my unco-ness, theΒ  you can too! Let me know what you think. Thanks for reading!