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Typical French Mani with a twist....

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June 30, 2011


Today I have the typical french manicure for you but with added flare. I was happy with the way it turned out and curious to know what you think of this mani....(P.S. Sorry for the red cuticles... some red/fuchsia polishes can be staining/hard to remove.. Right Brandy?!)











Step 1: Using OPI Metro Chic, I painted on messy tips. I did not use stickers to define my tips. Once you put on the glitter polish, it hides the "unevenness". So save your time with the stickers. I did two coats on the tips. I have also included a photo with this color on my entire nail. This is a very soft purple/grey color. 










Step 2: Put one THIN, layer of OPI It's Bouquet with Me on the entire nail. 






Step 3: Place a generous amount of OPI It's Bouquet with Me on the tip of your nail (see photo to the right). Then smear the "ball" to cover your entire tip. You can add a second coat if you want. I did not in my final photos.






Here is the final product again!!!!



Fellow nail bloggers... I have a question for you...

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June 29, 2011

Does anyone have a post about how they store their nail polish collection? I am seriously outgrowing my current storage idea, and I have no clue what to do next. I am not talking about just the polish, but the stickers, polish remover, cotton pads, stamping plates, dotting tools, etc.....please share your storage solutions with me. I need something I can grow into as well. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Purple Swirl...

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June 28, 2011




I think this design would look great with any combination of colors. I choose darker colors because I like my patterns to pop.

I used two coats of Sinful Colors Fiji for the base coat. Then I used Konad regular polish in pastel lavender (even though it looks pastel blue in the photo...darn flash...) and Konad stamping plate (m78) to stamp on the pattern! This manicure was very simple and fast to do...

I hope you like it as much as I did! Let me know what you would like to see in my next designs!

Monday Madness...

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June 27, 2011 Monday Madness

I have noticed that fellow nail bloggers dedicate one or more days a week to a specific theme such as blues Monday (where the nail design features blue...check out this blog http://apolishedtouch.blogspot.com/),  nail tips of the day/week (check out this blog http://nailstonic.blogspot.com/), or share with you Sunday (where the blogger shares a piece of her life with her followers... check out this blog http://imperfectlypainted.blogspot.com/). I thought I would start something similar since it is a really good idea. On Mondays, I will dedicate the day to posting a new nail trend or unique nail design idea that is new to me and hopefully my followers. Let me know what you think of this idea...

So today's Monday Madness features textured nails!!!!   

This design is new to me, and I can NOT wait to try it. Most of us are familiar with the matte finishes. Well textured nails combine the matte and shiny finishes...  Or you could just add a second layer on top of the shiny or matte finish--kinda creating a layered/raised nail design. Check out these pics I found on the web. I am not a fan of the design in this picture but you get the idea of what a textured nail looks like. Has anyone tried it before?






This picture was featured in this article: http://www.beautyriot.com/makeup-beauty/9-new-nail-things-try-g7601-page2

This article also demonstrates eight other unique design ideas!! Check them out!

High heels are a girl's best friend...

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June 26, 2011







I think this manicure is fun (and makes me want to watch the Sex in the City movies ! 


I used two coats of Sally Hansen Caribbean Coral. Then I used the Bundle Monster stamping plate (BM-213) to stamp on the "high heel" print.


NAILS TONIC: Nail tip of the day #7: How to remove glitter poli...

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NAILS TONIC: Nail tip of the day #7: How to remove glitter poli...: "Yes, i know all of us hate rubbing nail polish off our fingers. Well, for one thing i really hate it. So i'm gonna teach you a tutorial on ..."

A touch of lime...

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June 25, 2011
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This manicure screams summer, and it was a lot of fun to wear... I painted every nail except the ring finger with two coats of Sally Hansen Ivy League. On the ring finger, I used two coats of OPI Alpine Snow, which I hate using. I always have trouble using this polish.

Using Bundle Monster Stamping Plate (BM04), I stamped on the limes with Sinful Colors Last Chance on all nails except the middle finger. On the middle finger, I stamped on the design with Bundle Monster Stamping Plate (BM-206) with  OPI Alpine Snow

What do you think of this very mix and match manicure?






Hand Painted Flowers....

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June 24, 2011



This is the first manicure I have really been disappointed in. I had such high hopes for this manicure, but it didn't turn out how I pictured it. My cuticles have been really dry lately, which makes makes cleaning up polish in that area difficult. Oh well, maybe someone will like it. 

I used two base coats of Konad Regular Polish in pastel green. Then using a paint brush, I painted on the petals of the flower with  Orly Hawaiian Punch. The leaves/stems are painting on with Sinful Colors Last Chance. The dot in the center of the flower is painting on with Revlon Cooper Penny.

Check this out: I guess MAN-icures are acceptable!

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June 24, 2011

Courtesy of www.usmagazine.com 




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Laced Up...

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June 23, 2011


This is one of my favorite manicures to date.... I used two base coats of Sally Hansen Red Carpet, which has a good balance of glamour and glitter. For those of you who do not like a lot of glitter in your polish, this might be the one for you. The color appears dull in my pictures because I took them inside, but this color is far from dull in person.  I used Sally Hansen Salon Effects in Laced Up on my ring finger. These nail effects are awesome because it eliminates that annoying drying time. You just stick them on, file them down, and then your good to go!

More pictures for your viewing pleasure....






Flower Power with a neon flare....

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June 21, 2011


I am not a fan of these pictures, but I have to post what I have.....I alternated painting my nails with a base coat of Sally Hansen Sun Kissed and Sally Hansen Pacific Blue. These colors have a neon look to them. I paired these two colors together well... because.... Nathan (my husband) picked them out (shhhh, don't tell him I told you this).... I used the typical Bundle Monster stamping plates to stamp on the flower design in alternating colors--meaning if the nail base coat was Sun Kissed, I stamped it with Pacific Blue and vice versa.... This manicure has a real summer feel to it....


Feeling blue...

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June 19, 2011

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And more shatter for your viewing pleasure.... but this time its called white crackle in lighting bolt by China Glaze. The base coat is two coats of Orly Sapphire Silk.



Same base color of Orly Sapphire Silk, but this time I used the Bundle Monster Stamping plates to stamp on this print in Sally Hansen Celeb City (the oh-so pretty silver foil-like polish I used a while back ago...click here to view...).




And this is what the base coat of Orly Sapphire Silk looks like...



And different angles......


Five ways to wear zebra print....

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June 18, 2011


(If the font is in color, it is hyperlinked) 

The purpose of my "not so matching"nails is to demonstrate five very unique, different ways to wear a zebra print. I would NEVER wear all five different designs at the same time. I would pick one and stick to it. haha...

For a more subtle design, try using neutral colors such as what is displayed on my thumb. For the typical zebra print, try black and white such as what is displayed on my pointer and index fingers. For the more adventurous, try mixing colors such as what is displayed on my pinky and ring fingers.

Which one is your favorite? 
My favorite is the ring finger!!!!





I used a Konad Stamping Plate (M57), scraper, and stamper to stamp on the zebra print on each nail.








On my ring finger, I used:

Two coats of Sinful Colors in Savage (This hyperlink leads to a site that I am not familiar with and do not know if it is creditable). I purchased mine at Walgreens)

Two coats of Sally Hansen Pacific Blue 

I stamped on the zebra print with Konad Special Nail Polish in Sky Pearl.



On my middle finger, I used:

Three coats of OPI Alpine Snow 

I stamped on the zebra print with Konad Special Nail Polish in black

On my pink finger, I used:

Two coats of OPI Who the Shrek Are You

Two coats of Sinful Colors Dream On 

Two coats of Orly Truly Tangerine

I stamped on the zebra print with Konad Special Nail Polish in black










On my pointer finger, I used:

One coat of Sally Hansen  Night Flight

I stamped on the zebra print with Konad Special Nail Polish in white



On my thumb I used:

Two coats of Konad Regular Polish in shining brown

I stamped on the zebra print with Konad Regular Polish in beige brown 












This picture is just to show you what my nails looked like before stamping on the zebra print.

peacocks gone wild...

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 June 17, 2010

Peacock Nail Design


My sister asked me to do a peacock nail design, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use my dotting tools and a paint brush for the first time. If I ever do this design again, I would add more defined brush strokes. But here is what I did to create this look.... tweak my step by step instructions to make it your own! (P.S. sorry my cuticles are so dry---ugh, finger nail polish is harsh).


Items I used: 
(If it is in a colored font, it is hyperlinked to a website for purchase)


1. Revlon: Copper Penny
2. Konad Regular Polish: Shining Brown
3. Sally Hansen: Night Flight
4. Sinful Colors: Midnight Blue
5. Sally Hansen: Mint Sprint
6. Sinful Colors: Last Chance
7. OPI: Who the Shrek are you?



1. Paper Towels





Step 1: Paint entire nail with OPI: who the shrek are you?


  Step 2 and 3: Add a dot of Sinful Colors Midnight Blue and outline bottom half of dot with Sally Hansen Night Flight using dotting tool







               






Step 4: Using a thin paint brush and a smooth, light stroking motion apply Konad Shining Brown, Sally Hansen Mint Sprint, and Sinful Colors Last Chance


In this step, I would add more defined brush strokes than I did, blending the blue/black center dot better.




Step 5: Add a dot of Revlon Copper Penny in the center using dotting tool


Step 6: Using Bundle Monster stamping plate, Konad stamper, scraper, and Sinful Colors Midnight Blue stamp on the peacock









 

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