NPP Days 26-29: One giant mega-post

ALRIGHT, so I’ve been absent a few days. We’re moving in exactly one week and I’ve been in a constant state of freakout for an entire week. I want to pack, but we’re not getting boxes until thursday (sidenote, if you’re looking for an alternative to cardboard moving boxes, try bungo box if they’re available in your city).

Anyway, I took a look at how many untested polishes were still in my box and decided there was no way I was gonna get that all done in time before they needed to be packed up to move to my new place. So I’ve been testing an ABSURD amount of polish. At this rate, I’ll be done Monday, just in time to make one final pass for dupes (more on that later) and then pack everything up into a nice, safe cardboard box for the harrowing 17 minute drive to my new place.

As usual, the testing of polishes is easy. Getting it up on this blog? Not so easy. Here are a bunch of polishes that I’ve tested over the past few days.

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NPP Day 19: Pinky Promise

I’m a fan of the way today’s look came out. Also, a few general updates about how I’m gonna be posting things from now on – I’m currently a day ahead, so I thought it’d be good to make my post after a day of wear so I can comment on things like wear time and chipping. Obviously nothing will look different than it does now, but that’s a nice extra thing to know.

Onto the polish:

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NPP Day 16: Sheer fun

I’ve been getting a little ambitious with the stamping lately. Today’s look is definitely one of my favorites, and I’ll probably be replicating it as soon as this nail polish experiment is over.

Let’s talk polish:

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Plum’s the Word

I love this color. I love this formula. I love everything about this. As a stamping polish, it worked like a dream. This is a total keeper.

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Essie in Pinkadelic

Everyone needs a sheer polish. This is it for me. The formula’s good (though, not the best) and it’s sheer but not too sheer. Unless a better sheer polish pops up in my collection, I’ll be keeping this.

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Sally Hansen Gem Crush in Razzle Dazzler

As far as glitter polishes go, this applies fairly opaque and heavily. I gravitate toward these pinky-plum colors, so this makes for a great accent nail. I’ll be keeping this.

And now, the look:

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I’m really pleased with how this came out. The sheer polish was a great backdrop for the plum stamps. They stamped super smoothly (with the help of my new stamper!) and I think the whole thing looked great 🙂

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NPP Day 11: Floral Stamping

I totally ordered a bunch of nail plates on amazon but they still haven’t shipped yet. So here I am using the only cute stamping plate I have on every nail.

day 11 polish 1

Sephora x Hello Kitty polish in Minty

I think we all know why I own this nail polish:

  1. everything I own is inexplicably mint
  2. hello kitty is my weakness

This could probably be the worst polish in the world and I’d still never get rid of it. Luckily, it’s not. It’s pretty solid after two coats, and the color is to die for. Total keeper.

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Essie in Nothing Else Metals

This is very similar to the Forever 21 polish I wore yesterday, but just ever so slightly different enough to justify keeping. It’s a little more opaque than that polish on the first coat, but they perform surprisingly similarly, considering there’s a $5 price difference between the two. This is also a keeper

day 11 polish 2

Covergirl in Vio-last

This polish was a great example of a good stamping polish when I was mentioning that in my post the other day. This polish performed. The stamps were opaque and bold enough to stand out on both colors of polish. Totally a keeper.

And here’s the look. I really loved this color combo:

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The Great Nail Polish Purge of 2017: Day 1

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A pretty universal fact of my life is that I have too much stuff. In today’s case, it’s nail polish. Before I moved cross-country, I committed to getting rid of any nail polish I truly hated. And then somehow I was still left with an absolute buttload of polish. Now here I am, almost a year later, ready to move again. This time I’ll only be lugging all of my 7 trillion earthly belongings about 20 miles, but getting rid of some stuff ahead of the time sure would make my life easier. So I’ve concocted this little experiment.

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