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Nail Art: Neon Rainbow Dotticure…on a MAN!

Neon Rainbow Dotticure on a MAN Nail Art smallerSince I was pressed for time, I decided that for today’s post, I would share with you something fun.

Just thought the other day that it’s been a while since I’ve posted a manicure on a man.

Since I was wearing my Neon Rainbow Dotticure, I decided to paint my male friend’s nails in a matching design. (Look, we’re twinsies! Haha!) šŸ˜‰

So here is theĀ Neon Rainbow Dotticure…on a MAN! Enjoy!

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Nail Art: Neon Rainbow Dotticure

Neon Rainbow Nails Nail ArtIf you saw my Instagram photo yesterday, you saw theĀ Neon Rainbow DotticureĀ I did recently.

The weather has been gloomy, so I wanted to deck my nails out with neons. And since I haven’t done some fun nail art in a while, I decided to bust out my handy dotting tool as well.

(Is it just me, or is creating dots as addictive as popping bubble wrap?)

I’m still wearing this manicure today, and I love it so much. It has just the cheerful personality I wanted. (And, really, how could bringing a rainbow everywhere you goĀ notĀ cheer you up, right?)

I urge you to try this look out. It’s extremely quick and easy to do, plus it’s perfect for when you can’t decide on wearing a single colour. (Sometimes being indecisive is a good thing. Haha!)

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Orly Mayhem Mentality Swatches & Review

Orly Mayhem Mentality Swatches & ReviewAs a nailphile, you can never have too many neon nail polishes!

The latest one I added to my collection isĀ Orly Mayhem Mentality, which is from the Orly Mash Up Collection for Summer 2013.

(You may have caught a glimpse of this on my Instagram, when I shared a sneak peek of it.)

I don’t have too many neon oranges, but this is one of the top picks because the formula is wonderful!

Although my photos make it look like a pastel neon, it’s actually a very bold neon orange, and if you see it in person, you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. It was tricky to photograph it accurately.

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Orly Glowstick Swatches & Review

Orly Glowstick Swatches & ReviewA neon-yellow manicure is the equivalent to a comic-book “POW” – it sure does pack a powerful punch! (It’s waaaay brighter than my photos would suggest! Highlighter yellow!)

Orly GlowstickĀ isn’t new, but it’s new to me. (Glowstick is part of the Orly Feel the Vibe Collection from 2012.)

It’s hard for me to resist buying every single neon lacquer I see, let alone keep my tongue inside my mouth.

So, during my most recent visit to Sally Beauty Supply, I was a salivating, tongue-hanging-out weirdo! šŸ˜‰

In this nailphile’s defense, I put it back on the rack. But then it flew into my arms and started crying. If there’s anything I’m powerless around, it’s a sobbing lacquer. So, naturally, it came home with me, and I introduced it to many friends in my red Helmer.

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Yellow Nail-Polish Comparison Swatches & Photos

Yellow Nail Polish Comparison SwatchesAs spring inches closer, I’m sure I’ll be reaching more for yellow nail polishes. They never fail to boost my spirits because they’re so sunny!

I thought it would be interesting to do aĀ Yellow Nail-Polish ComparisonĀ featuring Orly Spark, NCLA Tennis Anyone?, and Nicole by OPI Hit the Lights.

This might be helpful to those who have never worn yellow nail polish and are looking to buy one. Although I love yellow polish, I know that a lot of people will be satisfied with just one. šŸ˜‰

I want to collect as many yellows as possible just because there aren’t too many in my stash in comparison to greens, purples, and blues.

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Haul of Shame: Nail Polishes from Sally Beauty Supply

Sally Beauty Supply Haul & PicturesYesterday, I took my membership card and hit up Sally Beauty Supply because I was running low on my favourite nail-polish remover.

Since I have to make a trek to get to a Sally Beauty Supply store, the occasional time when I go, I make sure to look at everything in all the aisles.

As usual, I walked out not only with what I had original made the special trip for, but also with a handful of other goodies!

Normally I don’t have much luck in finding gems on the nail-polish clearance rack, but this time, I feel like I struck gold unexpectedly!

Come check out my amazing finds in thisĀ Sally Beauty Supply Haul!

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The Best of 2012

The Best of 2012Another year is coming to a close! Are you ready to see what 2013 brings?

What you probably didn’t know is that in 2012, I faced a lot of stressful issues in my personal life that caused me great emotional pain.

Blogging and interacting with you helped me push through it instead of giving up.

If you’ve been following Swatch And Learn for even a little while, I hope it’s evident that blogging and interacting with readers bring me a lot of happiness. Yes, it is hard work and very challenging to keep up, but I’m not the type of person who’s afraid of pulling up my sleeves to get things done.

Thank you for listening to what I think and for valuing my opinion, post after post and tweet after tweet. That is a big compliment!

Most of all, thank you, dear readers, for being encouraging and kind as well as for cracking the much-needed joke.

You remind me that genuinely good people are still out there. I needed that reminder, and you gave it to me in spades!

So, while in this post I list the best of 2012Ā in terms of nail polish, nail art, etc., I want you to know that Swatch And Learn readers are really the best of 2012!

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