Saturday, July 6, 2013

Cookies and Cream (French Mani)

Happy Saturday! I'm not sure what everyone else is doing right now, but at the moment I'm in the process of getting ready for work. I work at a college bookstore and sad to say, we are open on weekends. I can’t complain about working too much because I took off for the 4th of July. I went with some friends to see  fireworks and eat way too much fried food. It was pretty awesome.

Thank Doctor Who I am off tomorrow too. I am going to Six Flags Great Adventure with my boyfriend, my sister, and some of our mutual friends.  Unfortunately the forecast said something about it being 92 degrees tomorrow. So assuming I don’t melt in the sun or char to death on the rides, I should have another post for you guys by Monday morning : )

So I know everyone is probably sick of hearing me talk about this brand, but I have yet another color from  Maybelline Color Show today, called Clearly Spotted, which is part of their polka dots collection. I absolutely adore this color. The polish has fine black and white matte glitters, medium black and white matte hexagon glitters, and large black and white hexagon matte glitters in a clear base. One of the reasons I love this color so much is because I love polishes with black and white glitters. I would say I have a tiny obsession. 

Anyway, a few months ago when I first started following More Nail Polish, I learned about the brand, Lynnderella.This brand is extremely exclusive. It's made from scratch and is sold on ebay, where anyone can bid on the polishes.I love Lynderella’s color’s because they are bright and always filled with glitter and pretty color combinations. However, because these polishes are highly sought after, buying these polishes on ebay can cost you anywhere from $20-$50 (yes, just for ONE bottle of polish). Also Lynnderella tends to sell out of her popular polishes pretty quickly. Anyway, one of the colors that I would love to get my hands on is Lynnderella's, Connect the Dots....

However, because I have rent to pay, school loans to pay back, and I work too hard for my money, I can't really see myself spending $25 dollars on a single bottle of nail polish (despite how fabulous it is). Thankfully, one of my favorite brands, Maybelline Color Show, came to the rescue with Clearly Spotted...

For this french mani, I first put a piece of tape horrizontally across my nail, leaving about 1/4 of an inch of the tip of my nail free from tape. I then painted on Sally Hansen's White On on the tip of my nail, let that dry and then added Clearly Spotted, the black and white glitter over the white. When everything was dry, I removed the tape. That's how I achieved such a nice clean line. The butterfly decal I believe is from Fing'rs, though I really don't remember. Oh! And I promise the white hexagons are definitely in the polish. They are kind of hard to see because I used a white base.

  Doesn't this mani remind you of a cookies and cream chocolate bar?
My cat Mylo definitely approved of my manicure! Infact, he looked down right excited after he saw it! (Although in reality he was stalking a fly when I took this photo. I'm thinking he was a tad bit over zealous. I feel like he might be the next grumpy cat)  

Maybelline Color Show Polka Dots – Clearly Spotted
Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear – White On
Butterfly Sticker – Fing’rs?


  1. It actually reminded me of Dalmations and I want to do this mani without the butterfly because of that!