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Mani Round Up: August 22, 2017

Hello! Tuesday is here and that means it is time for this week's mani round up, where I show you the polishes I wore over the past week. I will tell you a little about each one, too, varying from how much I like or dislike it to why I chose that color. I hope you enjoy each week's posts like I do!

This past week I was all over the place with colors and finishes.


Color Club Poetic Hues featuring Roman Reigns: Though I share quite a lot on FB and here on my blog, one thing that you might not know is that I am a HUGE WWE fan!! I have been since I was a little girl, LOL. Mondays and Tuesdays are specifically for watching wrestling and doing my nails. I forgot to take proper pics of PH, probably because I have worn it so many times (that I had to add some thinner to it), so I took some the next day and decided to throw in my Roman POP figurine. :) Isn't he cute!?


Nire's Desire American Muscle: I am such a huge Nire's Desire fan! I love every color I have from Erin, but American Muscle might be my favorite. This is two perfect coats and although it looks almost metallic in the bottle, it applies perfectly with no streaking or lines. In the shade it looks almost black but in the light it erupts into a beautiful deep oxblood red. Love!



China Glaze Shocking Pink (Neon): I had to post two photos because the camera was not catching how truly neon this polish is! It really matches neon pink sticky notes perfectly. This is two coats, over white, and it does dry matte so you need that glossy topcoat.


Zoya Storm: This is the only mainstream polish that I have ever purchased a back-up bottle of, just so I'll never be without it! Over the past weekend, I was a presenter - attendee - booth runner, whatever you want to call it, for the nonprofit that I work for, and the event was held by the Biker's Against Animal Cruelty. I wanted something hip and edgy but still polished (ha) looking. Storm it was! Perfect in two coats, even more sparkly with topcoat.

That's it for this week!



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