Nail diary #56

Thursday April 26th, 2012
TGIAF
Woo hoo I got a few new colors from Walgreens yesterday. Had to check out Sinful Colors sale plus they had Sally Hansen xtreme wear on sale 2 for $4, I really like the SH xtreme wear polish a lot.
So for tonight’s mani I used a couple of my new Sally Hansen’s Golden-1 and The Real Teal. I ❤ these colors together. Both went on great.
Did all nails gold first let that dry real good then I added my nail art tape. Which is tricky to work with…I couldn’t even do my right hand…thanks to my sweets for his help.
The trick is to quick add the top color and then pull off the tape before it dries.
I think it turned out cute…I got lazy on the pinky n thumb but I think that it still looks pretty good.
Sorry for all the pics but I wanted to show the steps in case you want to try this look out.

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Nail diary #55 TaKe 2

Tuesday April 24th, 2012
HA! I figured out how to make fish scales. Drove me crazy all day thinking about it, jk.
I just used a stamp over last night’s mani. Konad Stamp BM-217. It is a tip stamp so I just layered the scales over each other…three different colors. Colors I used:
First OPI yoga-ta get this blue!, then Sally Hansen violet voltage and China Glaze turned up turquoise .
I think it turned out pretty cute. Check out last night’s post for my salt water fish picture I used for inspiration.
Oh by the way I created a Facebook fan page, Am1esNails so if you want please like my page…I will share quick tips, random nail pics and other nail polish ramblings.

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Ps wanted to share a beautiful picture of my pond/waterfall that I took tonight.

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Nail diary #55

Monday April 23rd, 2012
Tonight I was inspired by one of my favorite shows…http://animal.discovery.com/tv/tanked/
Tanked on the Animal Planet Channel.
We have 2 fish tanks they are fresh water– lots of guppies :)…but I just love the colors of salt water fish. They so beautiful. See my inspiration below … A picture I found on pinterest.
This mani did not go as planned but sometimes they just don’t…I tried to make scales with my dotting tool but it was an epic FAIL.
So instead this is what I came up with…
China Glaze towel boy toy on all the nails. So then instead of scales I did just layering on my ring finger in the colors that reminded me of the salt water fish below.
Colors used China Glaze frostbite turned up turquoise and sinful colors dream on on the tip. Then to blend I used china Glaze fairy dust
I’ll have to practice to perfect my fish scales and post another time…I love a good challenge but ran out of patience tonight.

Oh by the way I created a Facebook fan page, Am1esNails so if you want please like my page…I will share quick tips, random nail pics and other nail polish ramblings.

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Nail diary #54

Thursday April 19th, 2012
Water Marble mani take 3…
First time was good, second time was a disaster didn’t even finish it. This was was ok. It’s pretty but I don’t love it.
Please excuse around my nails…I see I missed a lil polish…but I had to take a break from it 🙂

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First I did a base color Orly’s prelude to a kiss
a pinky peach
I really ❤❤❤ this color. This is one of my new FAvs!!

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Colors used 4 marble:

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Another Orly faint of heart the same taupe I used in nail diary #52,53. Another new fav color.
Finger paints: a muse’s rouge a lot like base color but more shear for shimmer effect, girls love pearls! a teal shimmer, and easel come,easel go a silver metallic added for a cool effect.
China Glaze white cap another shimmer white/gold
Last Sinful Colors Athens a dark teal
Using tape around nail really cuts down on clean up time!

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That is a total of 7 colors…
So I love the color combo!! I think 4 the next water marble mani I will just do an accent nail because this process takes forever!!
Until next time…
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Nail diary #53

Monday April 16th, 2012
Decided to stamp last night’s mani Orly’s faint of heart
Went with butterfies for spring….Konad plate BM-205 using Sinful Colors black on black
My stamping is not perfect but I am getting a lot better. I totally messed up my ring finger, boo. Ahh well I will just repaint them in a few days anyway :o)

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Nail diary #52

Sunday April 15th, 2012
Keeping it simple today…
Got Orly’s faint of heart from Sally’s yesterday. ❤ this color it is part of their cool romance spring12 collection. I have seen it called grey/brown but I think of it as taupe?!?!
This polish went on very easy for me. Great coverage only needed 2 coats.
I may stamp or marble at some point but for now I am enjoying it all on its own.
Ps aren’t my hostas gorg!!

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