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“Abstract French Nail” Look from Youtube

Thought I’d share this cool nail look I did a few weeks ago. I saw this tutorial on YouTube by user Beenabop and decided to try it. I’m not into “tips” really, but I loved this look so much I wore it for almost two weeks! That’s just about a personal record.

I can’t even lie though, it was a pain to do at first. I redid my nails time and time again. I stayed up late trying to get it right.  I never got some lines perfectly straight, but they were straight enough. Doing my right hand was horrible!!!!!!!! After the millionth time though, it got easier. Practice really does make perfect.

I’m having fun browsing through the YouTube nail art videos and playing around. Those ladies are really good! I hope to one day get decent enough ideas on my own, but in the mean time I’ll keep trying what I see and sharing with y’all.

Products Used:

L.A. Colors Nail Polish Cotton Candy

L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer in Silver Glitter and Black

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish in Boom Boom

Orly Sec’ N Dry Quick Dry Top Coat

Product Review: L.A. Colors

So I can spend a dollar buying many things. Like a pack of M&Ms, or Pixi Stix, a Wet N’ Wild eyebrow stick, and some nail polish from L.A. Colors.  With most cosmetic items that cost a dollar, I don’t have much faith. My motto is that you get what you pay for. Can’t expect too much outta a buck, right?

I was kinda wrong.

I’m not in love with the nail polishes, but for a dollar, I could definitely see myself buying more. Just to try a new color. What can I say, I’m a polish fiend.

Cotton Candy

The Cotton Candy lacquer is very pale. I needed three coats to get a decent color out of it. Still, I was impressed because it gave a nice, hard, shiny finish without a topcoat.  It is a gentle, everyday, neutral nail color. I’m not much of a neutral type of gal, but this works for me.

 

Nectar

What can I say about Nectar? I’m not gonna be around the bush, to me the color looks cheap. I don’t know how to explain it, but there is a finished look of cheaper nail polish, and this has it. The color was just ok. It only took two coats to get a nice color though. I didn’t completely give up on it. I like to layer, so I applied a coat of Wet’ N Wild’s Fast Dry Color in Orange on top, and this is what I got:

Not too bad

 

So, here are my two cents about L.A. Colors:

  • They dry pretty fast, in about two minutes each coat.
  • They finish is nice and glossy.
  • They only cost a dollar!
  • They don’t start to chip until at least three days, and I’m sure with a topcoat it could last longer.

Nailed it or failed it? For a dollar, they nailed it.

I just saw a new line from L.A. Colors called Color Craze that I can’t wait to try. The colors look pretty amazing.

L.A. Colors Nail Lacquer

So I was making a run to Dollar General last night cause I NEEDED some tasty goodness known as Pixi Stix (I go through a Pixi Stix phase every handful of years). While there I had to swing by the makeup aisle and just browse, and ended up buying two new nail polishes. Not needed, but it wasn’t the first and I’m sure won’t be the last time that curiosity will get the best of me.

Have yall heard or tried L.A. Colors? I have never heard of them until a few weeks back. They are a cosmetics company, and they have makeup and  nail polishes for pretty cheap. Between 1-5 bucks from what I’ve seen. Their nail polishes are a dollar each, so I decided to buy two and check them out. My personal policy is to buy one nail polish if I have never used that particular brand, and if I am pleased, I go and buy more. But I figured, if they are only a buck, it’s not that big of a loss. Plus, I could always mix.

I’m trying to stick to “softer” colors this spring, and there were a couple of colors that I thought I would try. The first one is named after another fave guilty snacking pleasure-cotton candy.

Cotton Candy

It kinda does remind me of soft, cottony mounds of cotton candy. It is definitely a color I’m not used to wearing, the closest I have gotten would be a pale, french manicure color.

The second color also has an edible name, nectar.

Nectar

Makes me wanna bite into a ripe, juicy peach.

I opened the bottle to check out the polish’s consistency, and so far it looks promising. Not too thick, not too thin. Product review will be coming.

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