Monday, March 26, 2012

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Lynnderella - She Lived in a Swamp

Who wants to live in a swamp? *hand goes up* Pick me! Pick me!  I want to live in a glittery swamp like this!

This is Lynnderella's She Lived in a Swamp and it's a combination of chartreuse, lime, gold and green glitters of all shapes and sizes.  Amazing final effect, but let me tell you there are some lime stringy bits that were a beeotch for me.  Those little bits curled upwards, inwards, backwards and sidewards, you name it, a number of them were grabbed by their short and curlies with my tweezers and told to get the hell out of there!  A few stayed on there and I poked at them until they lay flat.


I wore China Glaze L8R G8R as the undies for this and it was the perfect match, but after two dabbled coats of She Lived in a Swamp, I could hardly see my undies anyway. One coat of Ulta3 non chip, one of glitter tamer and one of Seche Vite to it this glassy smooth.





I've been wearing glitter polishes non stop for a few weeks now and removing them either each night, or every other night using the foil method (with a cotton square soaked in acetone and wrapped in foil).  The method is the ONLY way to remove glitters like this, but after a few solid weeks of it my cuticles are starting to yell back at me.  I've read on the boards that Lansinoh lanolin cream rubbed into the cuticles at night is a miracle worker.  As a mum of a (not so) little bub, I do have some of that cream just lying around, so I will see how it goes for my poor dried out cuticles.

18 comments:

  1. Looks great! How many more Lynns you got left to swatch??
    Let us know how the Lanolin goes - sounds like it would be a handy tip if it works

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    1. Not many Lynns left now. First day with the Lanolin was good, will keep it up for a week to really test results.

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  2. Ah, I love this one so much! Can't wait to wear a full mani with this. I also managed to pick up L8R G8R on the weekend, so happy!

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    1. I love it too, and great find getting L8R G8R, any of the OMG holos is such a great find!

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  3. a dear friend of mine said that you can try using a foil glue as a basecoat so that you can just peel it off easily. it works like a charm especially with glitter polishes.

    maybe you can try it too
    ^_~

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    1. That might be a good idea! I will have to try it!

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    2. The foil glue idea sounds really interesting. thanks

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  4. The Lanisoh works great! Try it. I put it on every night and sometimes before removal. Or, use vaseline before removal.

    My stringy bits laid flat. I'm sorry you had trouble with yours :/
    http://nailsit.blogspot.com/2012/03/lynnderella-she-lived-in-swamp.html

    *hugs*

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    1. First night of the Lansinoh was good, I will see how my cuticles are after a week and report back.

      I just checked out your link - Gorgeous!

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  5. Such a pretty swamp! You'll have to let us know how well the cream works. :)

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  6. Probably the best sort of swamp to live in! Guhh, I'm really loving all these amazingly shiny Lynnderellas! It's a constant feast for the eyes.

    I owe you a really excited email, btw! :)

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    1. Thank you - I'm loving the shiny Lynns still too!
      And my pleasure - I'm looking forward to seeing swatches!

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  7. Yellow-y greens are usually not my thing, but apparently nail polish is the exception. I've fallen in love with quite a few greens that I wouldn't normally like. This is one of those. I really want this polish! I didn't put it on my wish list, because I was thinking of it for Halloween time, and I figured I'd be able to get it with the next batch of wish lists. Plus, I already had 7 on my Lise, and I was afraid I'd end up getting them all and have to pay too much all at once. Apparently, that was a needless worry. I hope I will still be able to get it for when I want to wear it.

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    1. I wasn't sure I was going to like this, that's why I waited so long to try it. It looked so much better on my nails than I thought it would. I hope your name comes up soon it the wish list!

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  8. list, not Lise. Stupid autocorrect!

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  9. Before even reading this post, I was wondering "how the heck are her cuticles doing with all of these glitter polishes?". I have been hooked on glitter lately, and my nails and cuticles are taking a beating. :(

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    1. Yeah, the straight acetone is taking it's toll, but I'm hoping for good results with the Lansinoh!

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