NOTD: Beautifully Bright


June gloom has hit big time where I live, and the sun is only coming out in spurts.  So I thought that I would make my own sunshine with a bright summer mani using my new e.l.f. 3-piece nail polish set in Beautifully Bright.  The set was pictured in my e.l.f. haul that I posted Monday if you want to see the box.

So, a few things to take note of:

  • Although the orange and the teal polishes are pretty good, especially the teal, the yellow polish is horribly streaky and a real pain to work with.  No likey.
  • Seche Vite makes everything better.  No, really.
  • I really stink at trying to free-hand french tips.  ;p  I must practice for future manicures.
  • The sun on my accent nail is stamped from the Salon Express Nail Art Stamping Kit Design plate SE19.
  • For some reason the teal shade is photographing much lighter and greener than in real life.  I swear it really is teal.
  • I really must remember to do a better job at cleaning up the cuticles before I take pictures.  duh.  *headdesk*

I wasn’t originally planning on posting a notd, but I liked how this came out, messy lines and all.


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I am a self proclaimed eyeshadow junkie whose main hobbies include shopping, reading, singing, and mainlining caffeine while hanging out with my friends. I love interesting socks and have amassed quite a collection. The place that I want to visit before I die would be Greece. I like to read all seven Harry Potter books once a year the way some people read the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. (Sorry JRRT, but JKR kicks butt in my book.) I love art, and use my creativity in many different ways through painting, crafts, and makeup. I love to cook and try new things, and I especially love to eat. My favorite "date" is to go wine tasting, and do so with my husband once or twice a year. I love musical theater and think the world would be much better off if we all just watched more musicals. I am 100% a cat person and, although I think dogs can be really cute and sweet, they make me sneeze so cats will always rule. I love faeries and magic, mythology, theology, philosophy, and psychology. I regularly do logic puzzles and sometimes crosswords. I adore Bette Midler, Betty White, and Carol Burnett. I am not ashamed to admit that I watch Glee. I would like to start making some of my own clothes because I can't stop myself from buying fabric. I'm sure that there is much more, but I'm suddenly distracted by something shiny.

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    • Seche Vite is a heavy duty topcoat. It’s kind of pricey and smells like it’s going to give me cancer, but it smooths out any unevenness and gives the nail a glass-like texture. It’s like a miracle in a bottle. A stinky miracle. 😉

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