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Green

Nail Art

Christmas Cloud Manicure

November 18, 2012

Just playing with holiday colors today…

Red – Butter London Saucy Jack
White – OPI Alpine Snow
Glittery Green – Zoya Ivanka

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Simple Manicure

Rescue Beauty Lounge Jack

September 22, 2012

I’ve been sporting super simple manicures recently. I tend to go through phases when I want something more involved (stamping, gradient, etc), and then I go through “just the polish” phases. Currently in the later. It surely makes manicures less time consuming. Ha! ;)

Today I’m wearing Rescue Beauty Lounge Jack. Such a pretty, deep teal. Perfect for fall. The shimmer is more apparent in the bottle or in direct sunlight. I sort of love the creamy look without the shimmer, too, so I love this polish in all lights. As usual, the RBL formula was buttery and smooth. :)

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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

Teal Pattern Stamping Manicure

June 29, 2012

I’m still trying out the new 2012 Bundle Monster image plates. As I was looking through all the designs, the pattern on plate BM-315 stood out to me. I also wanted to use a new color from Rescue Beauty called Jack In the Pulpit (available in a few weeks, I think. I pre-ordered). It’s such a pretty dark green that leans toward teal. So pretty!

I’m still SO impressed with the Bundle Monster plates. Just as Sammy found, the detail on these plates is amazing. :)

Base Color: Rescue Beauty Lounge Jack In the Pulpit
Stamping Color: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Mint Sprint
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM-315

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Simple Manicure

Essie Mojito Madness

June 10, 2012

I adore this green… So summery…

BTW, I had a marathon cleaning session in my kitchen tonight. I hate cleaning. Boo. Anyway, the only way my nail polish can survive cleaning is to wear rubber gloves. SO attractive, let me tell you. And I hate the way it makes my hands sweat. But on the other hand, at least my manicure comes out unscathed. :)

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Nail Art

Stripe Ombre Nails

June 3, 2012

A couple of weeks ago I saw the above set of nail polishes and ordered it. I thought the range of green colors was really pretty. :) The bottles are pretty small and tiny, though.

I was inspired by a manicure I saw on Pinterest and decided to do a stripe ombre design using striping tape. I wasn’t familiar with striping tape until a couple of weeks ago, too. I ended up ordering some from a seller on Amazon. It came super fast! I ordered and it arrived 2 days later! :)

So first I painted my nails with China Glaze White on White and applied a topcoat (Seche Vite). Then I cut strips of the tape and applied four to each nail. I pressed down the edges really well, and then carefully painted each of the five colors from the ombre set of polishes. I then removed the tape revealing the white polish underneath, and then applied another layer of topcoat.

NOTE: I painted one full nail at a time and removed the tape while the polish was still wet. There were a few spots where the surface of the polish had started to dry and dragged when I was pulling the tape off (see the ring finger?). I think I need to practice with the tape masking technique a bit more to master it. :)

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Simple Manicure

Deborah Lippman Mermaid’s Dream

May 30, 2012

Picked up Deborah Lippman Mermaid’s Dream last week from Nail Polish Canada. I’ve worn it once on my nails, but I think it will become a pedicure polish instead. It’s a pretty chunky glitter and I can’t stand anything but immaculate smoothness on my nails (thank you, Seche Vite!). I even put two coats of my topcoat on. Still was kind of bumpy, though. But for toes, I think it wouldn’t bother me.

It sure is dreamy, right? Very mermaid-y. :)

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Simple Manicure

China Glaze Gaga for Green

May 1, 2012

(Obviously, these photos were taken before one of my nails broke and I trimmed all the rest down to match. Grr.)

China Glaze Gaga for Green from the Electropop Brights Collection is the perfect apple green, if I do say so myself. If you love bright, summery colors you’ll want to pick up the Electropop Brights Collection. I also have the Lights, but I think I like the Brights more. :)

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