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Shimmer nail polish that's ONLY shimmer?

I'm looking for nail polishes which have a completely or nearly transparent base and colored shimmer. I have found very few examples of this type of polish - the only ones I know of/own are e.l.f. Big Bang Blue (no longer being made), which is a totally clear base and mostly blue shimmer, with little flecks of pink/purple in there too - and Sinful Colors Just You Wait, which is a very sheer pink (almost invisible on the nail) with green shimmer. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz on Dec 3, 2016 - 12 answers

Sparkly nail polish: 2016 edition

I like to indulge my inner 11-year-old by painting my toenails with sparkly polish. I recently discovered KBShimmer, which has the best, sparkliest sparkly nail polish I have ever encountered. It's making me wonder: what other indie nail polish companies are currently producing good stuff that will satisfy my need for age-inappropriate nail decoration? [more inside]
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious on Sep 25, 2016 - 16 answers

Nail polish in public

Are there any indoor public places where it would be acceptable to paint my nails? [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Sep 8, 2016 - 48 answers

Nail polish blogs for the dexterously challenged t-rex.

I'm looking for blogs or youtube channels that feature nail designs in the intermediate skill level range. On a scale of 1 to 10 I am looking for 5-6. [more inside]
posted by phunniemee on Sep 15, 2015 - 15 answers

Seemed like a good idea at the time

This morning in trying to get rid of incredibly stubborn glitter nail polish in a hurry I soaked my fingers on one hand in nail polish remover until they were wrinkled. I realized they were wrinkled because they had absorbed a great deal of pure alcohol. "Oh jeez, not very bright," I thought. Now my stomach feels a little acid-y, which is constantly reminding me. So I guess what I'm curious about is exactly how stupid this was, on a scale from 1 (harmlessly stupid) to 10 (Darwin award). [more inside]
posted by bleep on Sep 10, 2015 - 11 answers

What else do I need to know my at home manicure?

So the current nail tech FPP on the blue, and my comment inside have me wondering what other tips and tricks there are for at home hand care. [more inside]
posted by bilabial on May 7, 2015 - 24 answers

How can I get nail polish off of grout?

Nail polish remover could get it off the tile, but the grout stays peskily stained. What should I try next? [more inside]
posted by acm on Oct 1, 2014 - 10 answers

Nail color inspiration for wedding guest outfit?

What outside-the-box-color nail polish would best accent a black cocktail dress (with silver accent beading) and silver shoes? [more inside]
posted by shelle on Jul 18, 2014 - 21 answers

What's the toughest nail polish? Looking to cover a logo on a suitcase

My suitcase has logos on it. They're small, but I'd like to obscure them to lower my likelihood of being victimized. Examples are here. It looks like there's a small dollop of clear, rubbery, plastic that covers them - to protect logo. I was thinking of buying some black nail polish, and painting over them. Nail polish is supposed to be durable right? However, I've never had to buy nail polish before. Questions: 1. Is nail polish the right product for this? 2. Which brand / type should I get? Are there ones that are more durable than others?
posted by StrictlyVague on Sep 1, 2013 - 15 answers

Tips for the newly fingernailed?

I have been biting my fingernails for 30 years. I’ve stopped for short periods of time (a week or two) over the last 10 years but its never stuck. I’m 30 days into not biting them right now, and I’m thinking this could be the “last” time I quit. I have a few questions about the end of nail-biting and about general fingernail-related things that I guess I never figured out when I was an adolescent and didn’t have any. [more inside]
posted by juliapangolin on Aug 28, 2013 - 39 answers

Did I destroy everything with this nail polish? Help!!!

I accidentally washed a bottle of hot pink nail polish with a load of laundry. There are now streaks and splotches of hot pink nail polish covering all of the clothes in that load, plus the interior of the dryer. HELP. How can I fix this? Are all my clothes ruined (they are all dry at this point)? Can I get it off the inside of the dryer? [more inside]
posted by galenka on Aug 20, 2013 - 12 answers

Nail polish repair: possible?

I got my first pro manicure on Friday and the nail polish (acrylic, not gel) has already chipped on one finger. Sadness has ensued. [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Jul 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Posting polish, potions and pongs

I found out at the post office today that it is no longer possible to ship nail varnish or perfume (containing alcohol) from the UK to overseas. What are the rules the other way around? I asked at the counter but the lady selling me my stamp didn't seem to be sure. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Feb 12, 2013 - 7 answers

Nail polish that will last more than a day or two?

I like to paint my nails occasionally, but I get frustrated to go to all of the trouble of applying polish (and drying and drying) only to have the nail polish chip within a day or so (or even sooner). What can I do to help my nail polish last longer? [more inside]
posted by jb on Jan 17, 2013 - 44 answers

Beyond the Greige

What's a cool/quirky nail polish look for a 30-something with an otherwise nondescript sense of style? [more inside]
posted by mauvest on Mar 14, 2012 - 34 answers

Repurposing nail polish and eyeshadow for crafts?

I'm looking for clever arty/crafty ways to repurpose eye shadow and nail polish. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Jun 20, 2011 - 13 answers

Because I'm sure they'll all be staring at my toes.

Black tie wedding tomorrow. Thanks to my last AskMeFi, now have (rented) long black dress, silver open toe sandals, black seqin wrap, glittery silver necklace and bracelet, and handsome Bear husband escort in appropriate (rented) tuxedo . . . and only now I realize I'd better get a pedicure. But I have no idea what color my toes should be. So, toe-nail-polish-wearing hivemind, can you please tell me what color polish I should get for this outfit?
posted by bearwife on Mar 18, 2011 - 37 answers

christmas is ruined

How do I remove nailpolish from a wooden floor? [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Dec 24, 2010 - 9 answers

nail polish on the carpet, oh my!

I spilled pink nail polish on a green carpet. How can I get it out? I'm reluctant to try nail polish remover because I fear it will bleach the carpet.
posted by emd3737 on Jun 25, 2010 - 7 answers

I'd like to become Mary Kay

I'm looking for a company that can produce/manufacture custom nail polish for me, ideally in the US. [more inside]
posted by cestmoi15 on May 30, 2010 - 2 answers

Why can't I buy $4 OPI anymore?

Why is it illegal for retailers to sell below retail price? Or is it? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on May 12, 2010 - 13 answers

I don't really want to lose brain cells...

So how much brain damage does one actually sustain from nail polish fumes? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Apr 28, 2010 - 8 answers

Is Halloween the only time straight guys can wear nail polish?

Is Halloween the only time it's ok for straight guys to wear nail polish (either on hands or feet)? And even then, only black, is it? [more inside]
posted by Handcoding on Oct 15, 2009 - 67 answers

Will acetone nail polish remover damage gold?

Removing nail polish from a diamond & white gold engagement ring? [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Dec 13, 2008 - 14 answers

Chanel Ciel de Nuit

Looking for nail polish similar to Chanel Ciel de Nuit. My 10+ year old bottle of Urban Decay Frostbite is on its last legs, and the look-alikes mentioned here have been similarly discontinued.
posted by needled on Jun 22, 2008 - 4 answers

Chips are for potatoes, not nails!

How do I get the same long-lasting result with an at-home manicure that I do when I go to an upscale salon? [more inside]
posted by Rosie M. Banks on May 16, 2008 - 11 answers

What is the best way to store fingernail polish, over time?

What is the best way to store fingernail polish, over time? [more inside]
posted by luminous phenomena on Aug 4, 2006 - 7 answers

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