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A-England + Konad Stamping Plate M60 + Nail Art Stickers

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September 29, 2011


These are my FIRST photos with my new camera, and that camera is AMAZING. I didn't have to search for the perfect lighting or anything like that. I simply took the photos in my kitchen, where I was sitting painting my nails. My old camera would never pick up the kind of sparkle showing in these pics with the lighting in my kitchen. (I do have more manicures I will post later that were taken by my old camera though.).  I still have a lot to learn--TONS of settings! And I need to figure out how to position my hand for a good photo. With my old camera, I had to hold the camera close to my hand to get a good photo. With this camera, my hand has to be arms length away for the camera to focus, which makes it hard to see the angle of my nails and position of my fingers on the bottle (I hope you get what I am trying to say here!). It will take some getting used to. This camera was such a great gift from my husband!!!! For those who didn't see my post on Facebook, it is a Canon EOS Rebel T2i 18.0-Megapixel Camera! What do you think of the photos?


This is two coats of A-England Lady of the Lake. This was a recent purchase from http://shop.llarowe.com/. You can also find them on Facebook! llarowe sales glitter gal, A-England, and Ozotic polishes! She is great to work with and has super fast shipping!

Then I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Wet Cement to stamp on a plaid print with Konad Stamping Plate M60! Of course that was not enough, so I added some cute little stickers, which did not last long. I should have used a top coat. They lasted a day. Oh well, it was a good day!






GUEST POST: Featuring Kelly from KellsDIYnails on Facebook!

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September 28, 2011

Guest Post by Kelly!

Welcome Kelly to my blog! She has a Facebook page dedicated to her nail art, so make sure to stop by there and check it out! And she is welcome back to my blog anytime! 
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A big ‘Hello!’ to Amy’s Followers!

I am so very appreciative to be able to do a guest post for Amy today. This is my very first time doing a blog post so I reviewed this about a million (+1) times before clicking on the ‘Send’ button.

My name is Kelly, I live in Southern California , and I do not have a blog (Wow, kinda feels like an AA meeting) ;-). However, I do have a Facebook page (facebook.com/KellsDIYnails). Initially, I was posting pictures of my manis on my personal page, but then I got some negative feedback from friends who are not ‘Nail Nuts’. So, to prevent further negativity, I created my Nail page. I’ve only had my page up for a couple of months now, but I am having a blast meeting other ‘Nail Nuts’ and talking all things nails and polish.

I would love to share more, but I want to get to the heart of things… My mani!

One of these is not like the other…


Zoya: Kimmy, Tanzy, and Penny

I ended up choosing all Zoya for this mani. Two of these Zoya’s are from the Sunshine Collection (Kimmy & Tanzy). The odd man out, is Penny. Yes, I know it is officially Autumn, and with all the widespread panic over all the fantastic Fall Collections, why am I still using Summer Collection polishes??? Well, because I was saving Kimmy for a night out and it just so happens I am going out tonight. Kimmy makes for the perfect accessory, She is vibrant, sparkling, and sexy. I used Kimmy as my main color; Tanzy and Penny are her back-up dancers.


Zoya, Kimmy. 2 coats. Out of all of the Sunshine Collection polishes, Kimmy and Reva are the more opaque colors. You can see some VNL in the photo, but it is not as noticeable in real life. The formula is a golden glass-fleck that is thin and jelly-like. Very easy to manipulate on the nail. Zoya also has a great brush. It fans out well on the nail and holds a nice amount of polish. Zoya is definitely one of my favorite polishes. It’s a little on the expensive side ($8), but the quality is superior to other brands in the same price point.


Accent Nail: Using the sponging technique, I sponged Tanzy over Kimmy on about 2/3 of my nail, and then sponged the tip with Penny. Zoya’s Sunshine Collection is great on its own, but the layering options you get with these are a blast to play with; Instead of using a gold glitter in a clear base as a layering option, try Tanzy, Rica, Apple, or Faye. It’s super pretty! If you try it, drop me a line on my Facebook Page at facebook.com/KellsDIYnails and let me know what you think! While you’re there, ‘Like’ my page.



Barielle, Get Mauve-ing with Zoya, Faye on top; Essie, Who’s She Red with Zoya, Rica on top.

It’s been a blast blogging with you today!!!


Nfu Oh NFU 52 + Bling Nail Art

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September 27, 2011


Quick post today,  because I am in a rush (It is already 8 pm. I have been playing with my new camera all night--trying to figure out the settings. WARNING!!! RANDOM THOUGHT HERE! I love stalking blogs, but I just feel like I follow WAY too many blogs that I can't keep up with the new post. I try to comment on EVERYONE'S blog just to let them know I visited and appreciate their blog. It is getting to be overwhelming. I guess I am going to start commenting on random blogs every night instead of EVERY blog. Does anyone else feel like this?) .

This is an old manicure, but I really like it! This is two coats of Nfu Oh 52 by itself (no base color). It is somewhat shear on its own, but nothing where I am like "I need a base coat".  The camera does pick up more bald spots on the nail that you do not see in person. 

Then I trimmed some "bling nail art stickers" I bought at Sally Beauty Supply to fit my nail. Gotta go! See you soon! 








Kleancolor Metallics and Konad Stamping Plates Experiment

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September 25, 2011


From L to R: Kleancolor Metallic Pink, Kleancolor Metallic Purple, Kleancolor Metallic Yellow, Kleancolor Metallic Brown, Kleancolor Metallic Navy, and Kleancolor Metallic Jungle

My very first special request!!!!!! Kejal from NailArt and Things asked me to do a little experiment to see how good the Kleancolor Metallics I owned were at stamping. She was looking at buying some. I have to say all six that I own are GREAT for stamping! 

To demonstrate I just stamped two designs with each color on a piece of white paper. Please click to enlarge the photos! You can see the polish shows every detail of the stamp. I am concerned about the Metallic Yellow (which is really a gold polish in my opinion), but if you choose the right base color, you should be fine! 

I have used the Kleancolor Metallic Pink for stamping before. Click here to see that post.

I have used the Kleancolor Metallic Brown for stamping before. Click here to see that post.





P.S I guess I should have cleaned the plate a little better between the navy and yellow polish haha!

Cult Nails Awakening + Cult Nails Hypnotize Me + OPI Crown Me Already

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September 23, 2011


I have been playing with my Cult Nails polishes again! Today I have for you Cult Nails Awakening and Cult Nails Hypnotize Me. First up is Awakening by itself. This is three coats. This polish is AMAZING! This is three coats! I absolutely LOVE this color! 

Before I forget I wanted to add that Cult Nails polish dries really fast! 


Then I added one coat of Cult Nails Hypnotize Me over Cult Nails Awakening.  Hypnotize Me has a green tinted base with some green and blue glitter mixed into it! I really like this combination, and I can't wait to try it over other colors like in the grey or black family! 



Because I think Cult Nails Awakening is so amazing and in my opinion is a jelly polish?, I had to use it as the main polish in a jelly sandwich manicure. This is two coats of Cult Nails Awakening, followed by one coat of OPI Crown Me Already, followed by a final coat of Cult Nails Awakening. No top coat! Isn't this just AMAZING?




You can order Cult Nails Polishes from http://cultnails.com/
And find them on Facebook HERE

Essie Dive Bar + Haul + OPI DS Illuminate

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September 22, 2011



WARNING! THIS IS A LENGTHY POST! =) I have a few things to show you today! 

First up is Essie Dive Bar. LOVE this manicure because it has both the shiny and matte finishes all in one! This polish has an amazing blackened teal shimmer. I have to warn you my photos make the polish look almost black especially the matte finish photos, but this polish is not this dark! It has a gorgeous teal/bue shimmer to it that is NOT hard to notice in person! I bought this polish specifically for my sister. She saw it on another blog and had to have it. I was at Wal-Mart one day and noticed it, so I bought it for her! Before I sent it to her, of course, I swatched it. I wish my photos turned out better so you could see the true color of it! This is two coats.



I then added one coat of Essie Matte About You because I LOVE the look of dark matte polishes! Again, in these photos, the polish looks black. It does NOT look black in person. It has an amazing teal/blue shimmer to it. I did not get any outside photos for this manicure! =(



I used Essie Dive Bar (which is the SAME polish I used as the base coat) to stamp on the design with Konad Stamping Plate M65. I love this because it has the matte AND shiny finish all in one manicure.


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Now on the the AWESOME HAUL!!! Please excuse the crappy haul photos. They were taken with my phone! Too lazy to bring out the camera I guess. 


The following Cult Nails polishes I bought from http://cultnails.com/! Super fast shipping!

Visit them on Facebook HERE



Cult Nails Always Winning, Cult Nails My Kind of Cool Aid, Cult Nails Enigmatic (These were already swatched on my blog here)


 Cult Nails Hypnotize Me, Cult Nails Awakening, Cult Nails Iconic


Cult Nails In A Trance, Cult Nails Living Water, Cult Nails Let Me Fly
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The following polishes I bought from http://shop.llarowe.com/

You can visited them on Facebook HERE!


A England Tristam, Glitter Gal Deep Green Sparkle, Glitter Gal Dark Brown Sparkle, and Glitter Gal Dark Purple. I also ordered A England Lady of Lake and Ozotic Elytra 528, but those were on back order. I should be getting those soon! ________________________________________________________________________

I ordered the following from http://www.discountcosmeticoutlet.com/


L.A. Girls Glitter Addict Uninhibited (which is AMAZING!), L.A. Girls Rock Star Crowd Surfing, and L.A. Girls Glitter Addict Incognito 
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The following was a recent Ulta Haul! 



Ulta Chic Peek, Ulta Little Black Dress, and OPI DS Mystery 


Borghese Stellare Notte and Borghese Mediterraneo
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The following is a recent Rite Aid Haul (I went there to look for the little pumpkin polish bottles that were featured in my guest post by Carly at Lacquered Lover, but no luck finding those. I did find some other great things!)


Scherer Chameleon Calypso, Scherer Chameleon Blue Sky, and Scherer Chameleon Galactic 

My first Jesse's Girl Polishes: Jesse's Girl Mermaid's Lagoon and Jesse's Girl Confetti
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Yesterday I was featured on Lacquered Lover , and this was the manicure! I only posted it here as well because I like to keep an archive of ALL my manicures on my blog (This way if I ever lose my computer (for whatever reason), I still have all my work). She was featured on my blog as well! Click here to see that post!

I only own a few of the OPI DS polishes, and this post features one of them, OPI DS Illuminate. Because Summer is over and Fall is here, I decided to show you a Fall inspired manicure. Here is two coats of OPI DS Illuminate. This is an amazing brown holographic/shimmery polish. It is perfect for the season! My photos do not do it justice as they were taken indoors. It is a shame the sun wasn't out! That is the down fall of doing manicures late at night! I was not about to risk a smudge or something....So I took my photos immediately! =)




And of course I could not have do a guest post with a plain polish..... So I used Kleancolor Metallic Brown and Bundle Monster stamping plate BM19 to stamp on a subtle leave print. I wanted this print to somewhat blend in so it would not take away from the awesomeness of this polish. I added some little fimo leaves for a little something extra as an accent nail.






P.S the fimo leaves stayed on my nail for THREE days without even budging! 



 

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