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Navy Sparkles!

August 20, 2012

Like most nail fanatics who were too late on the scene to grab the elusive Essie Starry Starry Night, I’m always on the lookout for similar looks. There’s just something about dark blue with sparkles. Mine doesn’t look like Starry Starry Night, but it gets the job done and steers me away from Evil-bay where SSN goes for upward of $300. Ouch. :)

Base Color: Zoya Ibiza (see it on it’s own HERE)
Glitter: Northern Lights (silver)

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Nail Stamping

Rescue Beauty IKB: 2012 & pink stamping

August 12, 2012

I’ve been on a White Collar watching spree on Netflix. Anyone else watch that show? So addicting! While watching this afternoon, I decided to do a bit of nail stamping. I haven’t been in the mood for it lately (I got through phases), but I absolutely love this combination! :)

Base Color: Rescue Beauty Lounge IKB: 2012 (limited edition)
Stamping Color: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Presto Pink 210
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM-310 (both designs are on one plate)
Top Coat: Seche Vite

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Nail Stamping, Pedicure

Essie Bikini So Teeny With Dots + Pedicure nightmare

July 31, 2012

Wearing some dots today. :) The dots are from a Cheeky plate and were sort of hard to stamp. It was strange. I was trying to be super careful but you can see that some of the dots are warped. I think I need to practice a bit more with this one. :)

Anyhow, here are some dots!

Base Color: Essie Bikini So Teeny
Stamping Color: Konad Special Polish White
Stamping Plate: Cheeky CH6
Topcoat: Seche Vite

Pedicure Nightmare

In other news, I had an awful pedicure over the weekend. The technician cut my toes multiple times! I’ve always heard that you should never trim your cuticles, but just push them back. I generally don’t have much dead cuticle to work with anyway, so I’ve never had to warn anyone to NOT trim my cuticles. Anyway, before I knew it the tech was going to town on my toes and making me bleed! Nip! Nip! Nip! I could feel her cutting my skin!

I should have spoken up sooner. Learn from me, people! SPEAK UP AND TELL THEM THEY ARE HURTING YOU! She was going so fast, I just assumed it would be over quickly. Three days later and I still can’t wear socks or closed toe shoes because they rub against my healing WOUNDS. :(

Dude. Never again. I’ll just do my own dang pedicure, thanks.

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Nail Stamping, Video

Three-Color Nail Stamping Manicure

July 13, 2012

Having fun with more nail stamping. :) This time I tried stamping with three colors all at once…

Base Color: China Glaze Concrete Catwalk
Stamping Colors: Konad Special Polish Yellow, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint & Brisk Blue
Stamping Plate: Cheeky CH6
Top Coat: Seche Vite

Oops! You can see some stray Mannie fur in these photos. I suppose I should have waited until after taking pictures to scratch his ears. ;)

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Nail Stamping

Blue Rays Manicure (NEW 2012 Bundle Monster image plate & Rescue Beauty Faraway Nearby)

June 27, 2012

I had a happy mail day on Saturday. Not only did my pre-order of Rescue Beauty Lounge’s Georgia On My Mind collection arrive (as swatched by the ever famous Scrangie), but so did the new 2012 Bundle Monster image plates. Yay! So excited for both of these!

So I tried out one of the polishes and one of the plates for a stamped manicure. I chose Faraway Nearby as the base color and stamped with BM-301 (the very first plate I saw as I opened the package) using Konad Special Polish in Light Blue. Such a fun rays design! Sort of makes me want to paint some clouds on it. :)

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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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Simple Manicure

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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A-England Galahad & Guinevere

June 15, 2012

I have two cream polishes from A-England to show today. The first is Galahad…

And the second is Guinevere…

The application for both was the usual spectacular A-England application, although these definitely needed two coats. The first coat for both was a bit sheer and streaky, but the second coat evened everything out. Such pretty, soft colors. I love these two, especially for summer. And we all know I love aqua polishes. ;)

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