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Julep Joan + China Glaze Emotion Stamping

February 2, 2013

My monthly Julep Maven box arrived a day ago and this beautiful raspberry shimmery color, Joan, was included. I wanted to try it out right away…

Base Color: Julep Joan
Stamping Color: China Glaze Emotion (sort of a hard polish to find since it came out years ago, but it does stamp beautifully)
Stamping Plate: Konad m57

*Inspired by this stamping manicure by The Nailasaurus, one my favorite nail blogs. :)

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Before-you-take-of-the-polish Stamping

November 13, 2012

Sometimes right before I take off polish, I do a bit of stamping. I do this for the following reasons:

  1. It’s great for testing out different stamp designs. This design was hard to stamp because you had to get the placement just right.
  2. Testing out different top coats over stamping. Essie Good to Go and Sally Hansen Insta-Dri smear the stamping, while Seche Vite is perfect still.
  3. If I like how it turns out, I stretch the manicure a couple more days.

So, this is what I did tonight. Although, I’ll be taking it off soon…

Base Color: Nicole by OPI All Kendall-ed Up
Stamping Color: Konad White
Stamping Plate: Cheeky Plate A

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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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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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White with Black Lines Stamped Manicure

July 8, 2012

Happy Sunday, all!

I have a simple yet striking manicure for you today. When I first saw the BM-319 plate in the new 2012 Bundle Monster pack, I really wanted to try this design using black and white. I think it’s just so modern looking. :)

Anyhow, enjoy! I also filmed the manicure as well. :)

Base Color: China Glaze White on White, Nicole By OPI It’s All About the Glam
Stamping Color: Konad Special Polish Black
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM-319

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Princess Nails?

July 5, 2012

This color and stamp combination makes me think of princesses for some reason. The green just needs to be slightly more blue and I would say they are Princess Jasmine nails. :)

Please excuse the chip on my thumb and the obvious tip wear. I did this manicure two nights ago and am just now getting a chance to take a photo.

Base color: Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Chlorophyll
Stamping Color: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM-306

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Nail Stamping, Storage & Organization, Tips & Tricks, Video

Nail Stamping Image Plate Storage

July 3, 2012

Last week as I was picking out images to stamp on my nails, I was completely fed up with my lack of organization when it comes to the plethora of nail plates I’ve acquired over the last couple years. I went to Google and started searching. There were some great solution, but none that I liked more than this so I wanted to share it with you all! :)

I wish I could take credit for this idea. It’s brilliant!. I’m not sure who originally came up with this idea since I found it in multiple places online. Anyhow, here’s my nail stamping image plate storage solution…

Items mentioned in video…

 

 

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