Nail diary#34

Sunday Feb 26th 2012

Hello all. Sunday already, boo!!! Had a great weekend though 🙂
4 Tonights mani I started with China Glaze “Starboard”. A real pretty grass green. Went on great with 2 coats but I did 3 out of habit!!

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Then I felt like I needed to do something with my new dotting tools. I saw a fellow blogger do cute lil flowers so I thought I would do a spin off from that.
FloWeR PoWeR!!!
Colors used were flowers we’re Ulta “Plum Perfect” and Finger Paints “Drizzle of Pink”. And center of flower is “Art Nouv-yellow”.
Results are pretty cute. And I have to say I did pretty good with the dotting tool…for my first time.

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Nail diary #33

Wednesday Feb 22nd 2012

First off I have to say my new fav CG color is “For Audrey”. It is so pretty on its own.

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Konad stamping…Let’s try this again.
Tonight on the way home from Syd’s art class we were talking about her mani and I said I wanted to try the stamp on me again but i was afraid it would look bad. So she suggested I practice my stamping on paper then move to my nails…..hey why didn’t I think of that, lol.
Ok so after practicing a few different stamps I finally settled on Konad stamp BM-224~~Looks like snake skin.
After I had my CG “for audrey” on and dry with my SV fast dry top coat. I used SC “Black on Black to stamp on my snake skin.
This was my most successful attempt on myself so far. Since I screwed up a few stamps I decided to use CG “Fairy Dust” a lovely light glitter to try to mask my blemishes.
I think it turned out ok…but far from perfect….
My new mission: to get good at this 🙂

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Nail diary #32

Tuesday Feb 21st 2012
Ahhhhhh Konad stamping…
I love it soooooo much when I see it on all the other blogs and pinterest but I just can’t seem to get it mastered.
I really believe the trick is the polish. A thicker polish seems to work better…at least for me.

So since practice makes perfect…I decided to use my 7 year olds nails for practice. She was very willing!!
Miss Sydney picked gold n black(her school colors) and she insisted on zebra stripes!!!
So we went with Sinful Colors “All About You” on her nails, a beautiful gold glittery polish(gorg) and then for the zebra stamp we used SC “Black on Black”, a perfect black cream for stamping.
She picked Konad plate BM-223. This is the same stamp I tried on my toes…the only stamp SO far that I can get to work.
She did great…sat still the whole time and even agreed to be be photographed.
Ps I also noticed she has stopped biting her nails….thinking mommy’s addition might be rubbing off on her 😉

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Nail diary #31

Monday Feb 20th 2012
Last nights manicure China Glaze “VIII” and sinful color “nail junkie” on the tips was boring me already.
But I did not have time to REDo my nails!! So I decided to spice up what I already had.
Threw on a coat of Essie Shine of the Times and bam nails went from DraB to FaB!! It only took a few minutes with my Seche Vite fast dry top coat!
Now I m loving my nails again!!!
MY world is right once again 🙂

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Nail diary #30

VIII

Sunday Feb 19th 2012
Tonight’s manicure did not go as expected….
Nails are China Glaze “VIII” a dark purple almost black on, which I love.
My plan was to use konad flower stamp with silver fingerpaints…but I chickened out, tried it on few nails and it looked bad. I just can’t seem to get the stamping mastered.
So instead I went with new a sinful color I got on Friday just on the tips “nail junkie”.
Not my fav mani but it is ok for a few days!!

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Caution naked nails

My favorite nail strengthener

Hello happy Sunday night!! Feb 19th, 2012
Thought I would post my nails pre polish= naked nails. They don’t see the light of day for very long!!
Wanted to show you my fav polish prep tools….

1. OPI “nail envy” is a must basecoat!!

2. Also just recently found Sally Hansen nail nutrition: green tea & soy cuticle oil…it rocks!!!

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Nail diary #29

Friday Feb 17th 2012
Ok it was time to redo or touch up my mani….my china glaze neon color “purple panic” had a few chips already.
So I decided to try a tape mani…with sinful color black on black. Checkers!!!!
Keep in mind this was my first time….so far from perfect.
But I did get a sense of what it is like to work with tape 🙂

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