Ok this post is pretty huge if I do say so myself, it even has two tutorials including a lilac lace nail art… that’s right two!

I’ve been getting a lot of nail polish related requests lately so here is a gigantic post to take care of some of them!

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Firstly a lot of people have been asking how many nail polishes I have… the answer is 87. That sounds like a lot… and well it is a lot but I’ve collected those over the last 4 years aaaaand a lot of them were gifts and the ones I bought were all like $2 so it’s not actually the gigantic money pit it sounds like!

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Question 2: how do I store them? Well if I’m going to be making a lot of nail art to sell at once then I set them all up on a table organized by colour. Other than that they all live in a draw organized by whatever I shoved in there first.

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With that many polishes how do you choose colours that go well together?! Well I make swatches out of old fakes nails and paddle pop sticks like this:

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I got the idea from one of your blogs actually… but I can’t for the life of me find the post and I’ve been searching all morning >_< If it was you just let me know in the comments because I want to credit you!! *edit* some has said it was invented by “krisprimps.bradandkris.com” but I haven’t ever been to her blog so I must have seen it somewhere else!*/edit*

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A random selection:

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I use white nail tips so when I need to test out how opaque a white polish is I paint the tips black first.

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So how do you make them? Well let me show you with the new Lilac polish that Eyekowas kind enough to send me 😀

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Gather all the items above, you need: -A glue gun -Paddle pop sticks -A pen -Old false nail tips -Various polishes you want to swatch, I try to save them up and do around 10 at a time.

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First count how many polishes you have and get that many paddle pop sticks and nail tips.

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Heat your glue gun and put some glue on the back curve of one of the nail tips.

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Press it down onto the edge of the paddle pop stick. Be very careful not to burn yourself!

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Add some extra glue to the back to make sure everything is secure.

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Rinse and repeat for how ever many you need…

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Now wait until all of that is dry and paint one coat of polish over the whole thing.

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Wait for it to dry!

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While we’re waiting for it to dry here’s a mini review of the Eyeko polish:

The application was quite good it was a nice consistency and very shiny after application. It was opaque/the colour in the bottle after 2 coats. This next photo is a really good representation of the colour, it’s nice and soft and reminds me a lot of OPI “Do you lilac it?”. I didn’t find the smell of the polish over powering either which was nice.

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The packaging is super cute too which is a plus!

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The bottle is quite small at 8.5ml for £3 but for a boutique company that seems to be fairly standard. So the verdict = good! Everything they have is themed on a very cute manga which they update on the site every week, here’s some of the cute info they sent through:

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Now back to the tutorial! After the first coat is dry write the name and colour of the polish on the other end of the stick!

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Just like this 😀

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Now time for the second coat, this time you should only paint the top 2/3rds of the nail.

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Then leave that to dry. Once it’s dry you should paint one final coat on the top 1/3rd of the nail.

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So you should have something like this, the numbers represent the number of coats. This doesn’t mean much for a polish as opaque as this one but when you have a more sheer polish it’s much more useful to know how many coats you’ll need for the finish you want. Now you can see at a glance without having to trial and error it every time.

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This is an example of some polishes where the differences are a little more obvious, especially the orange.

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So there you have it! Now it’s time for a nail art tutorial 😀 Today we’re going to make a pretty but easy lace finish on a base of the Eyeko Lilac Polish. Video is below!

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Hope you enjoyed the double tutorial post! And please let me know if you have any other nail art related questions <3

Let me know what you think of it all especially the lilac lace nail art, I want to do more tutorials ^_^

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