Nail Diary #296


September 18, 2014

TGIAF!!  Here I am looking forward to another lovely weekend with my cute little family.  We don’t have too much planned which is nice for once.

Tonight I have some wild nails to share with you.  In my head these turned out so different; that happens to me a lot.  Don’t get me wrong I am still pleased with the results it just turned out different then planned.

I was thinking I would layer a textured sheer polish over an animal print stamp to get a realistic fur look.  This did not happen, the textured polish that I thought would be sheer was not sheer enough IMO.  So I improvised :)

Here is what I did:

Starting with Bundle Monster plate 223 I stamped on the far left zebra stripe image using my Konad black polish onto my semi-naked nails.  Semi-naked meaning just wearing my nail envy base coat.  Then over my stripes I added China Glaze Sand dolla make you holla this is a textured milky white polish with little bits of multi glitters.  Please note this polish is sheer, you would need several coats or layer it over a darker base for full coverage.  I did like how Sand dolla make you holla looked over my stripes BUT it just wasn’t bold enough for me at the time.  So I slapped on some China Glaze Fairy Dust thinking this would do the trick but nope I had to take it a few steps farther.  Once my Fairy Dust dried I added another zebra stamp and then another coat of Fairy Dust and called it done.  Oh wow!  These nails are just WILD and sparkly.  RAWR I just love me some Fairy Dust.:)

Hope you have a spectacular weekend.

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China Glaze Fairy Dust; Sand Dolla make you Holla; Bundle Monster; BM-223China Glaze Fairy Dust; Sand Dolla make you Holla; Bundle Monster; BM-223 China Glaze Fairy Dust; Sand Dolla make you Holla; Bundle Monster; BM-223

 

Nail Diary #295


September 12, 2014

YAY happy weekend!!  We have had a busy weekend so far.  My 10 year daughter had an eye appointment today and she ended up needing glasses, pleased to say they make her look so smart :) and she loves them!

Late last week Zoya had a Pixie Dust BOGO promo and naturally being the polish addict I am I had to partake.  How exciting to add eight precious pixie dusts to my collection for the price of four; score!!

So the past few days in Iowa have been dark, cold and rainy.  A lot of the times the color I pick for my nails reflects my mood, a feeling, a holiday or even the time of year.  So due to the dreary weather I gravitated to a grey.  I picked an amazing Sinful Colors matte grey polish called My Turn.  My Turn went on splendid.  Typically with a matte polish you have annoying streaks and/or uneven coverage.  Not this time, it went on like a dream and dried super quick.  To add just a little pizzaz I decided to have a ring accent nail using one of my NEW Zoya magical pixie dusts called Ginni.  Ginni really is oh so magical, it is a pastel baby soft pink jammed packed full of holo magical glitter bits.  Be warned this polish is very textured, and it dries matte no top coat needed.  Once I added my accent nail I felt happy but still a little unsatisfied so I decided huh why not add Ginni to the tips of my grey nails using my makeup sponge, thinking the matte grey with the matte glitter would look pretty cool.  I could not be more happy with the results, this combo is to die.   I am in love, all friday at work I could not stop staring at my nails.  Even though the sun was not out for a couple days my magical pixie dust glittered like no other, ahhhhh sigh.  It is the little things that makes this girl happy.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Ginni; Sinful Colors My TurnZoya Magical Pixie Dust Ginni; Sinful Colors My Turn

Nail Diary #294


September 8, 2014

I have been dying to play with my 08.14 SquareHue Beverly Hills nail polish collection.

First I started with Rodeo Drive as a base color on all my nails.  Rodeo Drive is a platinum silver micro glitter.  This polish goes on perfectly, no annoying streaks and two coats gives you perfect coverage.  But because I can’t just have one color on my nails I decided to sponge on the second color in this collect called Cannon Drive.  Cannon Drive is frosty violet micro shimmer polish.  These colors look amazing paired together.  This had to have been the easiest sponge manicure I have ever done; I only had to sponge on two coats for full coverage.  If they were all this easy I would do this technique all the time.

Because I was feeling extra amibitious tonight I decided to add a stamp over my sponge gradient using the third color in the collection Wilshire Boulevard.  Wilshire Boulevard a sapphire blue is also a frosty micro shimmer polish. I think this blue is just a perfect color to use to add a stamp over this gradient duo.  The plate I picked is a Pueen buffet plate number 50.  This is a fashion plate, it has all kinds of high fashion/beauty words.  I picked this plate because I am going to a magazine seminar in the next couple days…right when I saw this plate magazine jumped right out at me; how extremely perfect for the upcoming event.  Words are very challenging to stamp so this plate is not for beginners.  I am pretty pleased with how these turned out, my words aren’t perfect but not terrible either.  We will see if any fellow attendees notice these tiny little words on my nails.

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Pueen Buffet 50; SquareHue; Rodeo Drive; Cannon Drive; Wilshire Boulevard

Pueen Buffet 50; SquareHue; Rodeo Drive; Cannon Drive; Wilshire Boulevard

Pueen Buffet 50; SquareHue; Rodeo Drive; Cannon Drive; Wilshire Boulevard

Nail Diary #293


September 6, 2014

YAY happy weekend.  I hope you guys are having a great one so far.  I know I have said this before but I just LOVE weekends.  This morning we got to take the four wheeler out to the ATV park, that was a blast.

When I did this last manicure I really wanted to use my nail vinyls to create a funky french tip look.  Using my single chevron vinyls I created a black tip on each nail with my Wet n Wild fast dry Ebony Hates Cris polish.  This was the perfect black for this job because it dried fast.  Since my tips were already deviating from the normal frenchie I decided to take it a step farther and add a shimmery pink polish over the tip.  The pink I choose is Zoya Harper from the summer 2014 bubbly collection.  Harper is a cotton candy pink with a gold shimmer.  I thought Harper would be perfect for a peek a boo effect because it is a jelly polish with a hint of holo glitter.  Well, peek a boo not so much Harper was not as sheer as I expected, I quickly found out this polish becomes opaque with just a few coats.  All in all it turned out ok but in my head this looked way cooler.

Zoya Harper; Nail Vinyls; Chevron

Zoya Harper; Nail Vinyls; Chevron

After just one day I was tired of this look.

So rather than re-doing my nails after one day I opted to just added a stamp.

Using Pueen Encore plate SE01B I added some cute flowers using that same black polish.  This is not the normal black polish I would use to stamp, you can see it is not as dark as my Konad black.  But for this mani that really works…if the flowers were too dark it would probably be too much for this look.

Zoya Harper; Nail Vinyls; Chevron; Pueen Encore

Sunlight

Zoya Harper; Nail Vinyls; Chevron; Pueen Encore

Shade

 

Which look do you like better?  I am loving the stamping; it really too this look to a whole other level.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, happy polishing!!

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Nail Diary #292


September 2, 2014

Oh wow it feels like Monday.  I did have a great long weekend.  My weekend consisted of clothes shopping, a wedding, four wheeling and picking up our new baby bunny named Coconut.

First I must tell you about my nails.  I did these on Saturday to match my top that I was wearing to my husband’s co-workers wedding.  I even added some hearts and a love stamp especially for the occasion; no one noticed but I did and that is what makes me happy, lol.

On my thumb and pinky fingers I did matte black.  I used Nina Ultra pro polish called Black Vinyl , this did dry semi matte but I added a matte top coat for extra protection.  On my index and middle fingers I used Zoya Petra,  this purple -grey creme polish matched my tank top perfectly.  Over those two nails I used my Konad black stamping polish to add some LOVE letters and uber cute hearts, I used images from my Pueen Encore plate SE02A.  Once that dried I put a matte top coat over the Petra nails as well.  On my ring finger I added some bling to match the bling along the top edge of my tank top.  I used my Zoya MAGICAL Pixie Dust Cosmo for some fantastic in your face bling, love it!!  If you love glitter and don’t mind a textured nail Cosmo is a must have polish for your collection.

Over all I was really happy with my end result.  My nails matched my outfit, my favorite part was the bling.  The lights were low in the venue which made all my bling twinkle, ahhhhh.

Zoya Petra; Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Cosmo; Nina Ultra Black VinylIMG_7489Zoya Petra; Zoya Magical Pixie Dust Cosmo; Nina Ultra Black Vinyl

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PS here is a picture of our new baby bunny… you may have already seen her picture on my instagram http://instagram.com/am1e :)

Her name is Coconut and she is a four month old lionhead lop bunny.  She is fluffy, super sweet and we love her already <3

Meet Coconut

Meet Coconut

Nail Diary #291


August 28, 2014

TGIAF!!!  And if you are lucky like me it is going to be a three day weekend.  YAY!!

Oh man I had a little nail block the other day.  When you have over 900 colors it gets hard to choose just one color; I know silly nail polish addict probs!!  I asked Mr Am1e for a little help.  He immediately picked silver and black not a single hesitation.  I will show you his inspiration…

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This is “The Beast” our can-am silver and black four wheeler.  This thing is his baby; if I didn’t know better I might be a little jealous :-)

For my silver I picked Sinful Colors Silver Solution.  Silver Solution is actually a silk color that has a matte finish from the Silk and Satin Collection.  You can read more about this collection from my previous entry Nail Diary #287.  I typically a LOVE matte finish but this time I meant to add a black stamp so my silk became a shiny satin finish.  This polish really comes alive with a top coat, so shimmery.

Like I said the second color he picked was black, I used my Konad black stamping polish to add few lovely images from my  new Pueen Encore plate SE03B.  The images I used came from the top left corner and middle area.  I made the images very random, not one nail looks the same.  I have to say silver and black is kind of a simple color combination but once the stamping is added it becomes seriously unique and cool.  I think it looks kinda cosmic.

Have a great FRIDAY!!!

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Pueen Encore SE03B Pueen Encore SE03B; Sinful Colors Silver Solution; Konad Black

Pueen Encore SE03B; Sinful Colors Silver Solution; Konad Black

Nail Diary #290


August 24, 2014

Ohhhhh yeah I finally got the new Pueen Encore stamping plates.  They are ahhhhhmazing.  Of course I had to try them out right away.  Here is what I used for this subtle stamping look.

First I started with Sinful Colors Lively Lilac.  Lively Lilac is a deep purple glitter jelly polish.  Most jellies are fairly sheer and need underwear.  But this jelly had great coverage, three coats gave complete coverage.  It is such a lovely purple glitter, I am obsessed with the copper glitter specs, a perfect fall glitter.  Because of the copper glitter I decided to use a copper polish for my stamping.  So using Finger Paints Copper Elements I stamped on an image from the top left corner of my new Pueen plate SE04B.

I love this color combo.  I cannot wait to try out more images from this double sided four plate collection.  The options of design combinations are endless.

Hope you all had a great weekend.

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Sinful Colors Lively Lilac; Finger Paints Copper elements, Pueen Encore SE04BSinful Colors Lively Lilac; Finger Paints Copper elementsPueen Encore SE04BSinful Colors Lively Lilac; Finger Paints Copper elements, Pueen Encore SE04B