Goofed geodes

Hello Lovelies!

I had a sudden urge to paint geode nails, and I would use textured polishes for the spiky gem encrusted insides, and in my head it sounded awesome and was going to turn out amazing, but in real life it kind of just turned into a glittery purple mess.
The endeavor started off with a base of e.l.f Thunderstorm because I figured the outside of geodes are usually a muddy grey, (I ended up totally covering the base in everything else...), then in the center of the nails I used 3 or 4 different Sally Hansen Sugar Coats to try to get that crusty textured inside. But for some reason they didn't dry right, and I never got that textured finish.
So in a last ditch attempt to fix it, I threw on some Color Club glitter in the center of the nails, and outlined the middle with a matte topcoat to emphasize the "texture", but alas, they still look nothing like geodes. :(

See you later~


  1. Haha they might not look like geodes, but they're still insanely cool! I love the different textures in this!
    Modern Beauty Girl

  2. They still look super cool. I thought of you recently because I saw an ad for nail polish that changes colors in sunlight. Have you ever tried that?

    1. I've seen those before, but never been able to try it out, it's near the top of my want list! I love the funky polishes like that, thermals, and solar ones.

  3. Don't be too hard on yourself, I don't think its a 'glittery purple mess' - Its unique and I love manicures that stand out in their own right, its quite mesmerizing to look at! I also think with the compexity of the inspiration you did great - I don't think I could create something as close to it as this! xx


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