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unicorngirl's nail art, swatches, and frankens



August 6th, 2014

Mainstream Brands:
China Glaze – Ghoulish Glow, Swanky Silk, No Plane Jane, Magnetix Get Charged, Texture Bump in the Night, Angel Wings

Color Club – Alter Ego, Blue Heaven
Covergirl Outlast – Forever Fawn, Midnight Magic
Essie - Wrapped in Rubies, All Tied Up, For the Twill of It
Fingerpaints – Fishin for Fun, Sketch-y, Warm He-art-ed, Magnetic Cop an Attitude
Fing’rs Heart 2 Art – Stop Metalling in my Business
Funky Fingers – Down to Earth
Hard Candy Just Nails – Mr. Wrong, Frenzy
Hard Candy (new) – Crush on Pink
Jade - Psicodelico
Kleancolor – Chunky Holo Purple
Layla Hologram Effect Ocean Rush
L’Oreal – Bijou Facets B. Innocent, Stroke of Midnight, Just Jet Setting
Maybelline Color Show – Gilded in Gold, Twilight Rays
Models Own – Hayley’s Comet, Nail Art Pen Gold, NAP Silver
Nicole – Blue-berry sweet on you
Nina – Maple Syrup
OPI - Movin’ Out, Wooden Shoe Like to Know
Orly – Mysterious Curse, Matte FX Green Flakie Topcoat, Cherry Bomb
Pure Ice - Iced Copper (X2), Jaguar, Moonlight, Viva Las Vegas, New Lilac, Hit the Floor
Revlon – Scandalous (Facets of Fuschia), Nail Art Expressionist Due Vincent Van Gold, Nail Art Moon Candy Galactic
Rimmel 60 Sec – Caramel Cupcake
Sally Hansen - Crackle Overcoat Wave Break, Sugar Coat Sugar Fix, Complete Salon Manicure Camelflage
Salon Perfect – Raisin the Roof
Sephora – Only Gold for Me Topcoat, Ruby without a Cause
Sinful Colors – Sinful Shine Mardi Gras, Tread Gingerly, Exotic Green
Sonia Kashuk – Sitting Pretty (Coquette et Coquine), Dine a Dozen
SquareHue – London collection
Ulta – Little Black Dress, Ginger Peach

Indy Brands:
Bliss Polish – Spank, Bite, Bite (brown) (minis)
Contrary Polish Guilded Oak (mini)
Different Dimension It Rubs the Lotion on its Skin (mini)
Lush Lacquer Color Me Grey (mini)
Starrily – Rainbow Scales
SweetColor (BPS) W001
Whimsical Boo!

February 17th, 2014

Mustache Lacquer:
The Vampire Collection

I've been absent for a while, but I'm back in full force with a brand new collection!! I've always loved vampires, from the time I discovered Anne Rice to all the fascinating new incarnations that have been appearing in recent years. The collection is a tribute to all the awesome vampires I've known and loved over the years, and to my favorite supernatural monster in general! I hope you like them - it was a labor of love. ^_^

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January 22nd, 2014

Acetone Files

Okay guys, it's purge time. I'm downgrading my polish obsession and thinning out my ranks a little bit. I have some discontinueds, some random nice ones I just didn't love or already have a dupe of, and all the way at the bottom there are some one-offs/wips I made while mixing Mustache Lacquer and abandoned - but not cuz they aren't interesting!

All proceeds will go to the Uni Needs Asian Food During Grad School Fund ^_^

How to order: Leave a comment claiming which ones you want, and give the total for your order (don't forget shipping), which I will confirm with a reply. Pay through Paypal GIFT option to unicorngirl1@gmail.com and note your address. Will ship when payment received. If you don't live in the continental US, contact me and we'll work something out.

SHIPPING: $2.50 for up to 3 items
Add .50 for each polish after that.

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January 10th, 2014

Acetone Files
Elevation Polish Rapa Nui / Comparison to Orly High on Hope

I just got yet another Llarowe order, where I picked up a lot of the special effects sort of indies I've been wanting for a while, among them Elevation Polish Rapa Nui. I was lucky enough to run across it in stock for once, and I loved it the first moment I saw it on someone's blog (I guess that qualifies as a lemming! Jumping off the Elevation cliff ... lol)
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January 5th, 2014

Acetone Files
Orly High on Hope / Color Club Halo Hues French

I haven't done a french manicure in sooo long and my nails are actually close to a good uniform length, so I figured I'd go for it. I decided to try a wintery blue with some special sparkle, Orly High on Hope, and pair it with an awesome holo.

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Acetone Files
Snow Unicorn manicure / Essie Turquoise & Calicos

I don't like this manicure much - it wasn't well thought out ;) But I like Essie Turquoise and Calicos, and the unicorn Hex Nail Jewelry I finally got around to using.

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January 1st, 2014

Acetone Files
2013 Year-End Review

It's that time of year ... the end of it. Last year I only started doing nails seriously halfway through, so I have a lot more to recap this go-round! I hope you've enjoyed watching me stump along and learn new things, while enjoying way too much acetone. Let's have a look at the best of the best!

10 Favorite Polishes of 2013
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5 Favorite Indy Polishes of 2013
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10 Favorite Nail Art of 2013
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December 25th, 2013

Studded Oxblood Christmas manicure

I dunno about you but I can't stand all the red-and-green uber-Christmasy manicures. So I challenged myself to figure out a Christmas-ish manicure I could stand, but also something really fun and special. Luckily, my Born Pretty Store order happened to show up a few days ago with a shitton of new studs, so I got to work bedazzling!

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December 24th, 2013

Essie Holiday 2013 Mini Set Comparisons
Forever Yummy, Wicked, Chinchilly, Turquoise & Calicos

Christmas has come early this year :) I managed to snag one of the holiday minis sets for $24 (they never appeared in a store near me and were immediately sold out online) on ebay and it turned up a few days ago. Didn't get one this Christmas? I got you covered - depending on the shades you want, you can find some nice, cheaper dupes.

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December 18th, 2013

Acetone Files
Indy Spot: Pahlish El Topo Petit

This is fast becoming one of my favorite greiges! Pahlish El Topo Petit is a dark greige with reddish copper shimmer, meant to mimic the sheen of a mole's fur; "el topo petit" means little mole in French, because the word for mole is where we get the color word "taupe." Cool huh? And way cute.

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