I brought it back! That one post when I put my faith in The Fanboy and let him choose my polishes. He did pretty well this time!
I swear I didn’t mean to go almost a month in between posts, and I definitely didn’t mean to follow up my #WeekOfLoveChallenge posts (and I didn’t even finish it *sadface* I skipped the last day) with another set of challenge posts, but things have been cray cray since I made it back to Denver (I’ve been reunited with my polish and it feels so good, yo, so good.)
Anything, this one, like the last one, is being put on by Jessica of Be Happy and Buy Polish, and it’s for St. Patrick’s Day!
Today, I give you Green Skittly Goodness, with Shades of Green as today’s theme.
Oh boy, I have missed you guys, and the blog, and everything! I am so so sorry for the hiatus, but it really couldn’t be helped. But now, I think I have enough Christmas gift polish to last me until I make it back home to Colorado (things didn’t progress as much as we wanted them too), so it’s time to bring the blog back in a big way.
And by big way, I mean huge. Like, a post two months in the making and what probably looks like a new section, maybe? We’ll see how my stash evolves before I decide.
But, anyway, Stash Staples. I know the concept has been done before (and maybe even called just this, but a quick Google turned up nothing), but obviously it always helps to have multiple opinions. So, in Stash Staples I’m gonna talk about polishes/colors I feel you should totally have in your stash, and what polishes I have in mine to fill that niche (and some other options of varying price points on the off chance the one in my collection is HTF). And I’m gonna start with four very basic colors: black, white, gold, and silver.
And because I like overkill, I’m not going to just discuss basics, no. I also have for you crackle polishes and textured polishes in these four colors as well, because I don’t think textured is quite on the way out, and there’s still so much you can do with crackle polishes (see the crackle gradients I’ve done here and here).
(I wanted to include some other polish types, like glitter and magnetic but I either didn’t own at least one polish in each of the chosen colors, a polish didn’t exist in one of the chosen colors – see my search for a white magnetic polish – or both. I also decided against trying to find mattes in these colors since it’s possible to turn any polish matte with a matte top coat.)
Anyway, let’s get going.
For my second Halloween mani this month, I’m going to show off one I originally made for the Lacquer Dreams Halloween challenge, but then I ended up dropping the challenge aspect in order to not feel overwhelmed between Halloween challenges, Mish Mash, and Tri-Polish and post Halloween manis on my schedule.