polish those nails, blogger takeover

Hello lovelies!

It’s time for a blogger takeover post! Today I’m passing the blog off to Shelby of Shelby Lou Nails! Shelby’s swatches are some of my favorites, because she always adds a little bit of nail art and/or bling to them. She also is constantly showing polishes from Hare Polish, which is a brand that I love but do not own enough of. I’ll stop blabbing now, and let you guys read the post!

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Purchased By Shelby Lou 

Hello Polish Those Nails readers! I’m Shelby and I have a little blog over at Shelby Lou Nails. I’ve known Marisa for a bit and can’t get enough of her adorable freehand nail art. I still love her adorable Hare Polish floral she guest-posted for me last year! Someday I hope to have those freehand skills. For now I do “artsy” and “graphic” designs, along with a lot of stud placement and stamping. For my mani today I knew I had to do something for Independence Day since I love patriotic nail polish and manis. I decided to do patriotic colors inspired by the #seriotype, something one of my real-life nail besties @joyrserio is always rocking.

For this mani of many layers I started with a base of SquareHue Times Square, a silver linear holographic. I added a layer of Firecracker Lacquer MINE!, a custom the lovely maker Kendahl whipped up for me, which is a silver holographic glitter topper. For my patriotic colors I used OPI Angel With A Leadfoot, OPI Fashion A Bow, and China Glaze Man Hunt. Not gonna lie, I really wish I had the OPI Color Paints instead, but these worked well enough. I ripped quarter-inch chunks off of a make-up sponge with my curved needle-nose tweezers and dabbed each color onto my nails. I started with a couple blobs and then worked clockwise with each color so each nail was unique.

Shelby Lou Nails
Guest Post for Polish Those Nails
Patriotic Holo Sandwich
(no flash)

 

I decided it still wasn’t sparkly enough, so I added a layer of INM Northern Lights on top. I ended up with a holo sandwich! So much sparkle, so much love. You can also check out a macro of this mani on my instagram if, you know, you might be interested in such a thing.

Shelby Lou Nails
Guest Post for Polish Those Nails
Patriotic Holo Sandwich
(with flash)

Thank you, Marisa, for having me on your Blogger Takeover Series! What do you all think about the Seriotype? I need to do more. Have you loved your cuticles today?

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Thanks so much Shelby for posting today! I didn’t do any 4th of July designs this year, so thank you for filling that gap on my blog haha(:

Remember I’m always looking for other guest posts, shoot me an email at guestposts@polishthosenails.com or in my contact form if interested!