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Blogging for a Cause: Kellie Gonzo for Polished Girlz

This series has been so fun to put together because it gave me a good excuse to reach out to some of my blogging idols (without looking too stalkerish). I consider this next blogger to be one of the founding "fathers" of nail blogs. Kellie from Kellie Gonzo started her blog in 2009! Amazing! Since that time, she's turned out 100's and 100's of drool-worthy swatches and even has her own Rescue Beauty Lounge polish! She doesn't do a lot of nail art, but she still enthusiastically agreed to participate like a champ! Thanks, Kellie...I'm a ginormous fan!!

I'll be donating $10 more to the Polished Girlz for Kellie's fantastic post.  If this is the first post you've read in the WPP "Blogging for a Cause" Guest Post Series...pop over to the intro post here to see what an amazing organization each of these bloggers are supporting with their participation.

Kellie from Kellie Gonzo

Hi everyone! I am so proud and excited to be featured as a guest blogger on Leslie's website. I am a huge fan of hers and of course a fan of the charity she has chosen to benefit from this series, Polished Girlz. I chose to show you some simple holiday nail art for my post. Nail art and me don't really mix, I'm usually not nearly patient enough nor am I very talented at it. However, this design is easy enough that even I could execute it well. It is a recreation of one of Instagrammer @amkuch15's manicures, just switched up to different colors.

I used two coats of Zoya Chyna for the index and pinky nails and for the heart on my ring finger. The green on my middle finger is two coats of Zoya Chita which I also used for the stripes on my ring finger. Both of these are "Pixie Dust" texture polishes, beautiful and they really mix up an otherwise flat manicure. I used two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the white base on my ring finger. I don't have a striping brush so I used a super small eyeliner brush to create the stripes and used it in a dabbing motion for the heart. It didn't leave me with super clean lines, so maybe I'll have to grab a nail art brush the next time for better results.



I really like how the glitter texture polishes against a crème base pop and are almost 3-D. But of course I had to add a topcoat to see how this mani would look all shiny and smooth. I have to say that I do love how blingy this is, but I prefer it a teeney bit more with it's natural texture. I used my favorite topcoat HK Girl by Glisten & Glow, which I tried on recommendation from Work/Play/Polish!


I hope you like this simple design! Maybe if you're shy about nail art like me, you might even try this one out. Thank you Leslie for allowing me to show my nails on your awesome blog! Happy holidays everyone!


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