Fleeting Fancies featuring Scofflaw – My Very Own Luck Dragon

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Hello my amazing readers.  I think it’s been a minute since I’ve written a post.  Life has been a little topsy-turvy this past few weeks.  But, I am still here!  Today I’m going to be slightly mean and show you the most recent Scofflaw LE.  It was available for one day only and will not be restocked.  However, I still like to show you these fleeting fancies because you never know when you might find it on the secondary market!  I also did a nail art look with it which I’ll share at the end!

Scofflaw – My Very Own Luck Dragon

Scofflaw – My Very Own Luck Dragon

Now, I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before but I -love- Scofflaw.  It’s really one of my favorite brands of all times.  Unique colors, fantastic finishes, great names, and those labels though!  All of these things add up to me just being enamored of them.  When I saw the posts for this polish come out I knew I had to have it.  One, it’s in my preferred color family and two, it’s based on The Neverending Story which is probably one of my favorite movies from my childhood.

Scofflaw – My Very Own Luck Dragon

My Very Own Luck Dragon is a dusty greyed blue-green crelly that is packed with an aqua shimmer, teensiest gold micro-flakies, and teensie holo sparks.  It’s sparkly and perfectly elegant on its own but it also makes a brilliant backdrop for nail art as well.

Scofflaw – My Very Own Luck Dragon – Macro

Application was perfection on this.  I have zero issues to report.  Opaque in two coats, no streaking, dragging, balding, or other such things.  Honestly, I wish all polishes applied this easily!

I did do some nail art with this.  I was going for a steampunk look but then a friend of mine saw a pic of my nails when I was sending a picture of something else and he’s like “it looks like an 80s grunge grafitti collective got ahold of your nails.”  Honestly, I didn’t mind that either so here is my steampunk/grunge grafitti nail art…

To get this look I started with a base of My Very Own Luck Dragon.  I then stamped a damask pattern in a dark metallic brown polish.  I stamped the same pattern using a copper metallic polish.  I then sponged on some bits of a gold holographic polish to match the gold clockwork wheel that I attached on my ring fingers.  I actually quite liked how it turned out!

I highly recommend checking out the secondary market to see if you can snag this up as it’s a very pretty color.  I will include all the stalker links for Scofflaw below so that you don’t miss out on any other limited editions in the future!

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Wednesdays We Wear Pink – Featuring a Fleeting Fancy from NerdLacquer

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Helloooo, Readers!  It’s been so long since I’ve done a Wednesdays We Wear Pink so I think we’re ready for a new one!  Today I’m going to show you one of my NerdLacquer polishes from my collection, Resolutionary!

NerdLacquer – Resolutionary

Resolutionary is a salmon pink crelly filled with all kinds of glittery goodness!  Floating in the crelly base there are tiny metallic gold hexes in a couple of small sizes, a smattering medium-sized metallic magenta hexes, and itsy bitsy teensie metallic magenta dots.

NerdLacquer – Resolutionary

NerdLacquer – Resolutionary

The application on this is lovely.  Pictures show two coats.  No coaxing or fishing for this application.  The larger magenta hexes are sparse this way but I prefer that, I think too many of them would overwhelm everything else.  Honestly, I have gotten really excellent applications from NerdLacquer.  There are just some brands that have nailed the carefully-crafted crelly glitter and NerdLacquer is one of them.

NerdLacquer – Resolutionary

Sadly, I have also included this post in the Fleeting Fancy series since Resolutionary is no longer available.  However, NerdLacquer is still cranking out amazing glitter-bomb polishes.  Make sure to check out the stalker links below:

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St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art

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Top o’ the afternoon to you, my fantabulous readers!  In the past I was sent some polishes from Alchemy Lacquers to review and I did, here and here.  I always meant to go back later and do some nail art with them but life being what it is I didn’t get around to it.  No time like the present, right?  So this year I used them to create my St. Patrick’s Day themed nail art!

To start I needed to create the artistic part.  I’m not super fantastic with freehand nail art, but I like to try my hand at it now and then.  However, I do not trust myself to freehand directly on my nails.  So what’s a girl to do?  Why make decals of course!

I used my silicone mat to create two decals.  To make a decal you start with a layer of clear polish that you allow to dry completely.  Then you can stamp or paint your design onto that polish.  Allow the art to dry then paint it over with another layer of clear polish or topcoat and allow to dry completely.  Once it’s dry it should lift away easily.  I then trimmed out my design with scissors.

The nail art I chose to do was a little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  I used the Infinity Collection from Alchemy Lacquers to create the rainbow.  I thought it turned out super cute and I 100% admit to being delightedly tickled with how well it came out.

Then I used last year’s St. Patrick’s Day limited edition (sorry it’s not available now, but, at least if you love it you can start searching for it on the secondary market!) from Alchemy Nails – Liquid Luck as my base.

St. Patrick’s Day Nail Art

First I used Vynails Celtic Knot vinyl decals on all but my ring fingers.  Then I applied the painted decals I made to the ring fingers of each hand to finish the look.

I’m pretty pleased with the result.  Let me know what you think down below.  Oh and because I can never resist the flakies:

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Now, you can still get Vynails nail vinyl decals and stencils and you can still get the Alchemy Lacquers Infinity collection.  So, I will include stalker links below!  As always, you can find me on Social Media and Bloglovin’ (so you don’t miss any of my ramblings!) by pushing the giant pink buttons to the right!  Until next time my dearest readers may your days be filled with Glitter and Flakies!

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Fleeting Fancies – Pahlish – River Song Bespoke Trio

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Hello my dearest readers!  I told you I had some new series of posts to share with you.  Over the years I have collected polishes that for one reason or another didn’t make it to the blog.  Usually because they were discontinued right after I got them, I picked them up in destashes, or they were limited edition.  Now, the polishes I will show you in this series may not be readily available however, they do pop up in second-hand sales in groups or blog sales from time to time so I have decided to go ahead and show you these anyway.

I’m starting this series with a relatively new trio, however, it was part of Pahlish’s Bespoke Batches which are by their very nature limited edition.  Today I am going to share with you the River Song Bespoke Trio!  River Song is hands down one of my favorite Doctor Who characters and I can tell you that when this trio came out I knew I had to have it!

Let’s start with  Penny in the Air:

Pahlish - Penny in the Air

Pahlish – Penny in the Air

Penny in the Air is a beautiful cream colored creme polish with a subtle copper shimmer throughout.  It’s a fantastic neutral with a slight blush from the shimmer.  This is a perfect neutral for me and I struggle with them a lot because I’m pale as can be.  I really loved how this one worked for me.

Pahlish - Penny in the Air

Pahlish – Penny in the Air

Pahlish - Penny in the Air

Pahlish – Penny in the Air

Penny in the Air went on beautifully, flawlessly, and is wonderfully self-leveling.  I tried desperately to capture some of the shimmer and you can kind of see it a little bit.  Trust me though it’s there.  Pictures show two coats plus topcoat.

Next up is My Bespoke Psychopath II:

Pahlish - My Bespoke Psychopath II

Pahlish – My Bespoke Psychopath II

Be still my heart.  I’ve discovered my love for purple in the past couple of years and this one is just really perfect and I don’t have anything else like it in my collection.  Now ya’ll know, because I keep saying it, I prefer holographic polishes that have a little something something extra going on!  This is a purple linear holographic polish with a strong pink shimmer and microflakies.  How could I not love it?

Pahlish - My Bespoke Psychopath II

Pahlish – My Bespoke Psychopath II

The formula on this was absolutely fabulous.  No complaints here whatsoever.  This was almost a one coat wonder, I think had my nails been a little shorter I could have gotten away with one coat.  Pictures show two coats plus topcoat!

Last but certainly not least is Hallucinogenic Lipstick:

Pahlish - Hallucinogenic Lipstick

Pahlish – Hallucinogenic Lipstick

This polish is EVERYTHING.  I love it so much I’m kicking myself for not picking up back up bottle.  Hallucinogenic lipstick is a juicy raspberry jelly polish filled with purple iridescent glitter and some scattered holographic sparks!  I’m totally in love with this.  It’s squishy, gorgeous, and utterly girly.

Pahlish - Hallucinogenic Lipstick

Pahlish – Hallucinogenic Lipstick

I really can’t say enough about the formula on this.  It’s opaque in two coats but retains all the squishiness that I love about jelly polishes.  It’s a smooth application and no issues to report.  It *is* highly pigmented so moisturized cuticles and a patient hand will keep you from having an issue with clean up.

While these are no longer available there are tons of other great Pahlish polishes that are available!  I highly recommend following Pahlish on social media so that you can see all the gorgeous goodies that she has coming up.  Pertinent Links below!

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Until next time my lovely readers, may your days be filled with Glitter and Flakies!