Peacocks On Crack (Guest Post by Nicole from Polish Me, Please!)

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Hey There Polished People, it's Nicole from Polish Me, Please! :)

First off, let me tell you that I'm super-hyped to be doing a guest post for Alaina. She is one of my favorite nail polish friends and we are always giving each other a hard time (playfully of course) about something. You may remember my name from her "crazy gnome lady" post a little while back.... yup! That's ME! ;) I could go on about how she's scared of her own cuticles (which you probably already know) or how she's a closet gnome lover, OR how she enjoys a good red neck drive in once in a while, but instead I think I'll just get to the nails. ;)

Being the "stamping queen" and all, I knew I had to do some stamped nails. :) The colors for these were inspired by Gabi, our resident mani inspector. I showed her the nails I was going to do for the guest post (you can see them here and here) and asked her to pick one of the two. Well, she was like, "Nope, not bright enough!!" and suggested neon peacock colors. So naturally, when I hear a good idea I go with it and that is how the Peacocks on Crack nails were born. :D Have a peek and let me know what you think!

Peacocks on Crack Nails



How To Get These Nails

  1. Apply base coat. I use SH Hard As Nails.
  2. Paint your nails with your favorite white polish, I like my old, thickened up OPI Alpine Snow. You want to paint your nails white first to make sure your neon nails pop ;)
  3. Apply 2-3 coats of ChG I'm With The Lifeguard.
  4. Apply 1 coat of Seche Vite, allow your nails to dry thoroughly. If you're not confident in your stamping ability, double up on the top coat here. That way, if you mess up on the stamp you can use a saturated cotton ball and lightly swipe it over your nail, removing the stamp but leaving your base color. This is soooo much better than having to start from scratch! Trust. Me.
  5. When your nails are totally dry and hard, use SH Brisk Blue and stamping plate BM212 to stamp the peacock feather-ish design on your nails.
  6. Use a toothpick or a dotting tool and OPI Alpine Snow to dot a tiny white circle in the middle of each of the shapes that make up the design.
  7. When you're done with the white dots, repeat step number 6 but instead of white, dot Color Club Mrs. Robinson (neon magenta) over the white dots. Make sure you cover all the white. 
  8. Give the dots plenty of time to dry and then top coat those bad boys. ;) 
  9. Impress your friends ;)
 One thing I have to tell you is that these nails were BRIGHT!!! Holy moly people, these were like retina-searing, catch-everyone's-attention-and-get-arrested-by-the-TSA-for-distracting-pilots-on-international-flights bright!! The pictures don't quite do them justice. I wore these nails for 3 days and got tons of compliments. Everyone loved them. And- I hope you do, too!!

Are these nails too bright for you? Are you on the neon color bandwagon or are you more of a classic color lover? Let me know what you think about these nails in the comments below! :D Feel free to check out my blog, Polish Me, Please! for more fun nails. ;) Thank you everyone for reading, and till next time- Happy Polishing!! :D

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25 comments

  1. You're just jealous of my redneck drive in (which I will be doing again tonight) haha. I am NOT a closet gnome lover! lol

    Love love LOVE these!!!! so bright and perfect for summer. I love the other two designs as well, but Gabi was so right in saying more neon! These are awesome!!!

    Thank you for the great guest post and hopefully you will do more in the future for me!!! :)

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    1. I'm going to a real drive in tonight. Well.. Sorta. It's a movie at my park so you just sit on the ground. It's fun tho.

      Thanks! I'm glad you like them! I loved them too. And yup- I'll do a GP anytime your little heart desires. You should do one for me sometime!! :)

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    2. I would love to!!! I <3 guest posts! lol

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  2. What the fudge?! These are so freaking bright. lol I still haven't gotten my hands on any insta-dry polishes for stamping. Are there any other colors that you recommend besides brisk blue?

    The color combo really works. You are the stamping queen...young and sweet only 17....errr only 28?

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    1. Aww thanks so much. And I loved your song. Haha. As far as insta dris go, alll of the ones I've tried work really well but in particular I find myself using lightening (yellow) pronto purple and brisk blue the most. The red (rapid red) gets used a bit too. The next one I want is the baby blue and also this slate colored one. I want a grey that's not silvery. Thanks for coming on over here to comment!

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  3. OH, MAN...I LOVE THESE, NICOLE! Plus, you put a lot of effort into them, what with the white "underpants" and all. I can almost give random park dude a pass after seeing them.
    This is Lesley, BTW. I don't have any accounts that correlate to the commenting options.

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    1. Hi Lesley! Haha. I was like how does this person know! In more park dude news he was really trying to impress yesterday climbing a light pole among other things. It was awkward. Anyway- I'm glad you like these!! They did take a few extra steps to really make sure the colors popped but it was worth it. At least we know park dude has good taste. ;)

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  4. These are AMAZEBALLS!!!!!! Sooo bright and pretty! I can't stop staring!

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    1. Ooh thanks!!! Don't stop staring. Well except to eat and sleep and work and stuff. I just can't get enough neons. I had these neon nails, then some stamped neon nails and now I'm wearing some striped neon nails! Neon all the time!!

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  5. I LOVE THEM!! You're damn right I'm on the neon bandwagon! I love this. I love the colors, the stamp everything! =D

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    1. Good!!! I'm so happy. I'm glad you weren't disappointed after I revamped my guest post idea using your advice! I was so worried it wasn't going to live up to your expectations. And believe me- I know you're on the bandwagon. :)

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  6. I love the design!! So cool :)

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  7. Love them! Love them! Love them! <3

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  8. Okay just because of this post my list of nail things to buy just got longer. I officially need the bundle monster plates, and more insta dry polishes (my mom will love me for that)

    Great post Nicole!!!

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    1. Sorry to your mom but you should've had this stuff on your list already!! Haha. Also add at least a konad special white polish to your list. The konads are the best but insta dris are really good too. Idk how well their white would work tho- hence the addition to your list. ;)

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  9. these look so damn fantastic girlfriend! love you bish & love these peacock nails! ur the bomb.com

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    1. Oh and ps: it doesn't look that way on my screen, but my post right below this is your response! :)

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  10. Thank you!! Love YOU Ms Hot Stuff in the neon yellow bikini on Instagram. ;) Your crossfit post and nails were amazing, btw!!! I would need to get in shape before I attempted that, although it does look super fun!!

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    1. This is my response to you, Ryan. Clearly the fumes have got to my head and I forgot how to reply to comments ;p

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  11. Ahhhh this looks so fun and cute, although I have been reluctant to buy the stamping tool I just may!!

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    1. Awww thanks! You totally should, it will change your nail polish life! :) I recommend the BM sets because they're of good quality and a good price but there are lots out there. :) Let me know on here or twitter (@polishmeplease) if you decide to try some out. :D Thanks for commenting!

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  12. Holy moly these are bright! So pretty though, love the colors!

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    1. Peacocks on crack have got to be bright!!! :) glad you still like them!! Thanks for the comment. :D

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