Groove is in the Heart Pink

Groove is in the Heart is a “flamingo” pink “crème” nail polish from Deborah Lippmann. I would describe this lovely bright polish more as a peachy pink that doesn’t bring to mind flamingos, real or plastic. And while it is called a crème, I felt it was too sheer. I needed to put on three coats as it was a bit thin and streaky. It probably could use one more coat actually (I haven’t added a top coat yet so this is its natural shine).

I'm wearing three coats of Groove is in the Heart nail polish with no top coat.

This was a bottle I received in one of my Top Box’s (I actually have two and thought it was about time I tried it — I’ll have to give the extra to my friend Lana!). It is definitely a comfortable color to wear, bright, but not too flashy. And after a few days it seems to be holding up well.

I did a quick search online and could only find it still available at Sweet Potato Boutique for $19.

Orange Tips and Green Dots

This past week I wanted to do something a little fall festive. In my mind I created sparkly pumpkins but in reality it didn’t work so well so I went with sparkly orange tips and green dots. It’s a personal favorite nail art that always gets lots of positive attention and is reasonably easy to do.

I used Sally Hansen’s natural gloss for the base and on the tips I used Zoya’s Tinsley which has become my favorite sparkly orange polish, not that I have a lot of orange but seriously, this stuff has perfect sparkle and I can’t help but smile everytime I see it on.

One of my all time favorite colors is this sparkly orange nail polish by Zoya.

I then strategically placed some dots along the polish line — perfect for hiding what may not be an absolutely perfect line. The dots were made with Deborah Lippmann’s Billionaire using a dotting tool.

My cute little green dots made with Deborah Lippmann's very dark green Billionaire.

When I make a line of dots I always place the center ones first then on each side I space two more. I think it really makes a difference in the symmetry appearance.

A look at my nails in subdued light.

As you can see my nails are short again. I am having a hard time with the squaring off. It just doesn’t feel natural and the corners keep getting caught, even with the sharp points taken off. I will persevere though, for a few more weeks anyway.

A look at my nails in brighter light.

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Topic Links
* Get your Tinsley from Zoya
* Get your Billionaire from Deborah Lippmann

Black Green Nail Polish

One of my favorite colors for fall nail polish right now is Deborah Lippmann’s Billionaire. This black green is super dark.

Deborah Lippmann's Billionaire nail polish under artificial lighting.

This is the first time I have tried Deborah Lippmann nail polish and I love it; although on the first coat I was concerned I wouldn’t. I picked up another DL at the same time so I am looking forward to trying that one too.

Another view of artificial lighting over nails.

According to the package this nail polish is made with Aucoumea, Biotin, and Green Tea — O.o.

Darker room with flash.

It also said to use a base coat and a top coat. I wasn’t going to put one on because it had such an awesome sheen without one.

Showing off my dark green nails in natural light.

It took me three coats to get this opaque look which looks black in some light and dark green in other light; like the sunlight below.

What my nails look like in direction sunlight -- more green.

You can still find this polish at DL’s official site, $17; at Amazon for $16 (plus free shipping if you spend $35–like on a book); or at NailPolishCanada for $13.

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Topic Links
* Get your black green nail polish from Deborah Lippmann
* Get your Deborah Lippmann Billionaire nail lacquer from Amazon
* Get your black green nail polish from Nail Polish Canada