Over the past year I've picked up 12 of these lovely American Apparel lacquers without swatching one. So, here are swatches of few colors I picked up last weekend: Army Jacket I the formula is to die for... The colors are great and I don't know exactly what took me so long to try them on....

I used XL plate "D" for the images: I used the bottom left image. My base color is China Glaze in Digital Dawn from the Tronica collection. It's a nice burnt orange holo, very pretty. I used Konad special polish in Black, which was probably a mistake. I didn't like the overall nail look...

Here's one of my favorite nail images. I love purple polish so I find Orly Rio Nights amazing. It is a jelly though so it took a few additional coats for me to get the opacity I wanted. I used one of my favorite image plates of late, the XL image plate D: I used China Glaze khrome polish in...

I used m69 image plate and Konad princess polish in Green. I added a small pearl in the middle of each nail as an accent. I really like this mani, one of my favorites. The holo is very distracting, it gets my attention every time. :D

Many people who do nail stamp art know that chrome polishes work great on images. That's why I really wanted to get my hands on some discontinued Sally Hansen Chrome Nail Makeup polishes that I just ignored at drugstores when they were still available. I am regretting that because I have been...

It is from the much-coveted OMG collection of China Glaze. I snagged a number of OMGs from 2009, but I found this particular one at my neighborhood nail supply store a few weeks ago, and it's amazing that it was still available as the price for this is quite steep on eBay. Say no to those...

Here are some of my beloved American Apparel nail polishes! I think AA has some of the best creme polishes out there. I love how most of them glide like a dream and are opaque in one coat. Here is a nail look using one of my faves- Army Jacket! It's a nice dusty green creme that is perfect...

I used a funky French tip using Chez-Delaney plate in A21. I also added a lavender rhinestone on the tip to give it dimension. I really like this nail look. I am glad I was able to find base and top coats that make these kinds of nail looks last a pretty long time without chips (and no...

In the nail stamp art using Sapphire Silk, I also used my lovely XL image plate "D" with China Glaze Milleniumto stamp the image: XL image plate "D" I love my XL image plates, the images transfer really well onto the stamp. I accessorized it with cobalt rhinestones. Have a great weekend!

I opted swirls like this one, but I used a more subtle image color to almost blend with the background. I used my most favorite shade from the collection, Carey. It is a beautiful dove grey creme, so pretty for winter. For the image, I used China Glaze Sci-Fi which is a chrome polish, so...

 

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