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June 2012

Nail Art, Nail Stamping

Patriotic 4th of July Manicure

June 21, 2012

Hi all! I’ve had a 4th of July manicure on my to-do list for ages, mostly because I knew it would take ages to get it done! LOL! This was my second attempt and it’s much better than the first. :)

Here I used white for the accents, but in my first attempt I used silver. The silver just didn’t pop as much (you can see it in a card how-to video I did earlier today), and I had some application issues, so I was more than happy to take that manicure off this afternoon and start over. And these are the results! :)

Base Colors: Nicole Listen to Your Momager (blue), A-England Perceval (red)
Stamping Color: Konad White
Stamping Plates: Konad m84 (stars), Cheeky Jumbo Image Plate I2 (diagonal stripes & pointer finger)
Heart: China Glaze White on White
Top Coat: Seche Vite

Things to note:
I created the small heart with China Glaze White on White and a dotting tool. I just dotted two dots close together to form the top of the heart and then “drew” the bottom of the heart with itty bitty dots. Also, the tip on my pointer finger smudged a bit after stamping so I ended up painting just the tip with White on White to clean it up. I ended up liking that better anyway. :)

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A-England Order of the Garter & Perceval

June 20, 2012

I have a couple more A-England swatches to show you. The first is Order of the Garter. Look at the sparkle! :)

And then we have Perceval. I wish I would have gotten a better picture of this one. But I have a nail stamping manicure coming up using Perceval and it looks much better. :)

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Nicole Up & Kim-ing Pink + Kim-pletely in Love

June 19, 2012

Today I’m wearing three coats of Up & Kim-ing Pink, and one thin coat of Kim-pletely in Love (very sheer pale pink with iridescent shimmer). It’s hard to see Kim-pletely in Love on top since the bottom color is SO pink, but you can see it slightly in the first shot.

I liked this combination. Not love, but just liked. I’ve had it one for a day and it’s a bit too… girly? I guess that’s the best way to describe it. I’m very girly (hello nail blog?), but sometimes bright bubble gum pink is a bit much for even me. :)

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A-England Avalon

June 19, 2012

I love how A-England’s Avalon seems to glow from within. Such a pretty purple, and application was a dream. This is three coats, but I think I could have gotten away with a careful two coats. :)

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