Today I got a lovely surprise in the mail!
I saw an offer on Reddit about a spare BTO and I jumped at the chance... I've had an awful time finding this polish so I was very pleased to get my hands on it! I immediately threw it over my current mani, which I unfortunately took no pictures of. It was Nubar "Indigo Illusion" with about 4 coats of Picture Polish "Festival", a FP "Twisted" dupe I got my hands on recently. You can expect a review of that coming soon!
Application was fairly easy. The brush is packed with pieces and you don't have to fish too much, though I am thinking of storing it upside down just to ease the process. I used the dab, dip, stroke method of glitter application. I topped it with some seche vite to smooth it out, and they are holding up to wear well!
I also want to show off two manicures I did while down in Texas! Even though I was only there a week, I couldn't help but do my nails with some polish I had there. I was given Hard candy " Cocoa and smores" by a dear friend. Part of the polka dot series, and completely out of my comfort zone... but I liked it! They definitely make me think of a mug of cocoa with chocolate and marshmallows. The polish even smells a little sweeter, though that might be my mind playing tricks on me. Application was easy and I liked the crelly sandwhich effect. I threw on a matte coat and it looked even more delicious! These did chip faster than I am used too, though I don't use matte very often so it could be tied to that.