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Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Go-To Mani...What's yours?

Hey you guys : ) I wanted to share with you guys, the polish that I ALWAYS reach for when I have like no time to do a mani. Well last night I had to do this. I came home from work, nekkid, hee hee, and Jack, Chloe and I had to run out to get some dinner and ice cream, so I quickly threw this on. I LOVE this, it matches everything, always gets compliments, only 1 coat and dries UBER fast. So what is it.......China Glaze Millenium!

I did this entire mani in under 5 minutes, and left the house as soon as I finished, and grabbed  my purse. No dings and/or scratches. Now, I know it won't last long, since I didn't do a top coat, but as I know, and so do you, I will remove it in the morning, lol.

So do you guys have a certain polish that you always reach for when you're in a hurry? What is it?




57 comments:

  1. hehe that looks pretty i will need to buy that polish to! I Always use CG turned up turqoiuse or CG the tin man if in a hurry, altho some of the revlon polishes dry fast to :)

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  2. I LOVE CG Millenium!!!

    But My go to polish is Nothing else Metals from Essence. It was a limited edition stuff. One coat, dries immediately!! super pretty olive-gold shade.

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  3. I don't have any go-to.. Own too many untried nail polish to even think of going back to an already tried one :D
    I'm good at planing however, so I'm never un-polishes. Plus, I remove my nail polish at night, so they're always good to go the next day ^_^

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  4. atm my go-to polish is CG For Audrey or Orly Lollipop. i always go for one of those two if i cant decide what other i wanna wear. Or sometimes i'll do a simple white french tip with NorthernLights topcoat for some added spark :)

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  5. Deborah 100% Mat color 03. It dries in a second and lasts very long...One coat is enough, of course!

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  6. American Apparel Echo Park has become my go-to. Simple and cute!

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  7. this one is great. I have a couple I reach to but I guess my favorite is catrice berry bazaar which only needs one coat too

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  8. I always go for China Glaze "Chords". It is a two-coated but goes on smooth, dries quick and matches everything :). Do you have it in your collection?

    I've been using millennium to stamp with... Hmmmm ... ;)

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  9. I love that! I need to pick Millenium up. My go-to color is SH Blue Me Away. It's the perfect blue to me.

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  10. I always reach for a matte or a holo for the same reasons (super fast drying time) when I'm in a hurry and need to change my nails.

    My go-to matte is Nubar's Prevail, my go-to holo is China Glaze's 2nite.

    Lovelovelove them both. :)

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  11. Mine is Rimmel Pompous. I love Rimmel brushes, so easy to apply and Pompous is beautiful purple with shimmer. I love it.

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  12. this color is so pretty! 2
    Kiss

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  13. I have two. One is Crimson Pearl by CQ and the other is New Lilac by Pure Ice! <3

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  14. Usually nude or pale shades are my go-to because I don't have to worry about making it absolutely perfect. Right now I really like Zoya Bela, but before that I was using China Glaze Heavenly.

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  15. I know it's probabaly cheesy - but, if I'm in a hurry I grab one of those Sally Hansen 'Color Quick' pens. I have Fuchsia Chrome & Silver Chrome. They get me out the door quick.

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  16. I usually reach for a holo because I know it will dry super fast, but othertimes I grab an American Apparel or Essence color because I know they are good one-coaters.

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  17. Like Amanda, I also grab a pale pink as my go to polish; don't have to worry about imperfections. Right now I am loving OPI IN THE SPOT-LIGHT PINK. Plus it is a pallet cleanser which makes want to pull out the more fun colors when I am ready for a change :)

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  18. China Glaze Below Deck. It goes with everything and only needs one thick coat if I'm in a hurry.
    Millenium looks great on your nails!

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  19. When I'm in a hurry i put a coat of crackle from China Glaze over the polish I have and it looks like new... all my friends are excited when they see my nails... by the way it dries very very fast :D

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  20. Love that color!

    http://lizbeth612-onceuponashoe.blogspot.com/

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  21. I'm new follower! I love your blog and your nails. <3

    When I'm in hurry I always put on my nails - Color Club - Wild at Heart (ful coverage in 1 coat and simply stunning color). :)

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  22. My go-to polish is Sation Holiday Spirit. I can get away with just one coat if I'm in a hurry. It's so blingy and holographic!

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  23. I love Misa Throw Me Something Purple Please.
    A single layer, beautiful glow, then color!!
    Love Love Love!
    Love your blog too, you are my inspiration always
    Kiss

    www.esmaltesdakelly.blogspot.com

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  24. 3 words: Revlon Glow Light
    I like to do just 1 coat for speed, but until about 3 weeks ago I was a biter. I need to recheck this go-to of mine now that my manicures have the potential for VNL. Though I am so thrilled that they do!

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  25. I always reach for Sally Hansen Insta Dri Mint Sprint. I love the color, it goes with almost everything in my wardrobe, dries immediately, has staying power and the brush lets me do one coat and one stroke per nail. Its utter perfection!

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  26. That's pretty! No basecoat either?

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  27. I have two OPI's There's a Man in Every Portugal and Revlon's Perplex. Before I discovered stamping I was a huge dark polish gal, now that I've been stamping I find myself wanting to try new lighter colors that I can stamp with though so I think my Portugal's days might be numbered lol!

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  28. I tried a scotchtape starburst mani last night!! It wasn't even that bad, either! Thanks so much -- I love reading your blog every day!

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  29. So pretty! Didn't know it was so durable. I have this but have never worn it. Thanks for the tips...

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  30. When I'm in a hurry I usually reach my sheer whites, but lately I found mattes do dry that fast too (and they don't require any top coat) so they're becoming my latest go-to polishes :)

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  31. Good idea!
    I usually grab a OMG or Kaleidoskope polish when in a hurry cause it dries so fast and always looks good...

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  32. I've nominated you for a Kreativ Blogger Award: http://moondancerjen.blogspot.com/2011/05/im-kreativ-blogger.html

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  33. Thanks you guys!! I"m glad I"m not alone in needing an instant mani! I too love my matte's and holo's for a quickie, lol, andI am def going to look into some of the ones you guys use, so thanks again!!

    Marta, haha, you know what?? I do own Chords, but I have only used it for stamping, lol.

    Caris, oh I def know what you mean. I was a BAD biter, and when they fially grew out, and I had white tips at the end, I was thrilled!! Congrats, and keep it up!

    Deborah, haha, nope, no time :)

    Lisa, YAY, I'm so glad you tried it out, and liked it!!

    Moondancerjen, thank you so much!!

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  34. I just put Millennium on my toes, it's so shiny! It's the first time I'm using it, I bought it for stamping purposes. But it's certainly a great quick mani or pedi, I've already experienced that.

    I still have a shitload of untried polishes, so the only polish I've worn twice is GOSH Holo, but for a quick mani that would definitely be a go-to since it dries quickly and is a 2-coater. And otherwise it would probably be 2030 or Millennium, after my experience with Millennium. :)

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  35. Ooh! So shiny! : D

    My go-to is OPI's Teenage Dream. It's sheer, but it builds up easily and goes with just about everything. And it's ridiculously sparkly, which is a plus.

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  36. i wish this was in their permanent collection because I totally missed it when it came out..but have definitely wanted this color for a while now! jealous! haha

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  37. so strange! i threw on OPI DS Radiance today in a hurry. great minds think alike

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  38. Mine is Orly Rage. It seems to match everything, dries fast & I can get away with one coat if I promise myself I won't look too closely at it later on.

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  39. My go-to mani is zoya - harley but NOT when I'm in a hurry! I don't ever really do my nails if I'm in a hurry... it's a mode of relaxation for me lol.

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  40. Any China Glaze from the OMG colection. Super easy to apply, dries super super fast and you don't need to be perfectionist... I love FYI... my favorite for situations like that.

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  41. You're so right about Millenium, one of my faves too. Same goes for 2030, but that one's a little more out there :-P Another go-to polish for me would have to be Color Club Where's the soiree?. Yay for one-coaters!

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  42. Oh, this is beautiful colour!
    My go-to mani is just plain top coat to protect my nails from breaking and thats it :D
    xxx

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  43. CG Knotty, or Zoya Zara. Both are light enough that if I throw two coats on and it wears a bit it doesn't matter. Though I usually do a full multi-coat mani at the beginning of what I know will be a busy week so I don't have to worry about changing it.

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  44. Thanks you guys!

    carissakuo, I know! I swear, the best colors, the DC!

    Megan, HAHA, the last part made me LOL for real!

    Shieldmaiden96, yeah I try and plan 98% of the time, but I'm a peeler, lol, and when that happens, I need a go to ;P

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  45. ooh I love that polish, after all it's my favourite colour!

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  46. my go-to is OPI Big Apple Red. You can get away with one coat, and red is a fantastic neutral!

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  47. Any of the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri's... one coat coverage and completely dry in just a couple of minutes. My fave color from that line is Slick Slate. ♥

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  48. My go-to color is any hot pink I'm in the mood for in a French tip with Sally Hansen's HD in "LCD" layered once over it. Because you can rarely catch me without my tips on! Also, this is such a wild color to wear as your go-to mani! More power to ya girl!!! <3

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  49. Thanks you guys! I love that everyone has a go-to polish!!!

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  50. chanel dragon!
    the most beautiful, classic red so it matches everything.
    completely opaque in one coat and literally dries in 30 seconds

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  51. My family believes in exclusively blue toes. But not just blue, kind of a Caribbean turquoise. It's real hard to find a good polish in this color. I just got Confetti's Tahitian Turquoise. However it takes several coats.

    My new fav is Sally Hansen's Crushed. It's a shiny pinky orange, currently on my toes and fingers!

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  52. Oh, I've been looking for CG Millennium, but I can't find it! I love it! And seems to work great with Konad stamps.

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  53. That color is just like Sally Hanson XTreme Wear Celeb City !

    Currently, I have three.
    1. Sally Hanson XTreme Wear in Pacific Blue (MY FAVE!!!)
    2. MAC Twink Pink Frost
    3. China Glaze in For Audrey


    :):)

    And I layer Sinful Color's Cinderella over For Audrey :) <3<3

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