Nail Diary #410

November 15, 2016

Hi everyone!  Once again I find myself behind on sharing my mani creations.

A couple weeks ago we had tragedy strike in my home town in Iowa.  2 people officers were tragically gunned down in their patrol cars in the dead of the night.  The next day I felt compelled to back the blue on my nails.  Here is what I came up with:

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Colors used are China Glaze Frostbite and Square Hue via montenapoleone (my all time fav black matte polish).   Love how this turned out; just sad what compelled me to create it.
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Nail Diary #405

September 27, 2016

Excited to share this fiery 3:2 fall manicure!

On my thumb, index and pinky I used Zoya Ember, Ember is a beautiful liquid metal red.  I absolutely love metallic polishes with a matte top coat.

On my middle and ring fingers I made DIY nail decals using Ember and Mirajane.  Mirajane is an ultra neon new from Zoya this summer.  To make my decals I applied Ember to my Bundle Monster Lotus mat and then took both colors and swirled; like a water marble but without water.  I let those dry and then applied to my nail wet with clear top coat and did some clean up.

This is the end result.  In my head I envisioned FIRE and ICE.

DIY nail decals; matte

Here it is comparing matte and shine top coat ❤

I personally like the matte better.

DIY nail decals; matte

This is a perfect fall manicure.  I love this fiery RED!
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Nail Diary #400

September 13, 2016

I had a lot of fun creating this look.  This is another 3:2 mani.  For my 3 I used Sinful Colors Demin n Bling KARGO.  This is a textured blue denim polish which dries matte ❤ I did use a clear top coat on my pinky for some shine.

For my 2 I created some dry marble decals on my bundle monster mat.  Used SC Kargo and SC Trend Matters Angel Buttercup.

Dry marble decals

Dry marble decals

BTS, pre cleanup

Once my decals dried using a clear top coat I applied the decals to my nails, trimmed access and cleaned up with a small paint brush and acetone.  Love this technique; I have not mastered the water marble so this is an easy way to get that look without all the hassle and headache.

I really love the final result ❤  Still drool over matte textured polishes 🙂

Sinful Colors Kargo and Buttercup; Dry Marble Nail DecalSinful Colors Kargo and Buttercup; Dry Marble Nail Decal
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Nail Diary #399

September 11, 2016

YAY had some free time to blog today!

Here is a 3:2 mani with two of my favorite brands of nail polish.

For my 3 I used Square Hue Akamai, a metallic TO DIE FOR teal.  For my top coat I used my Zoya matte; I love metallic colors matted.   For my 2 Zoya Pixie Dust Vega; love this chunky holo pixie dust.  I did use my Seche Vite clear top coat to make this PD shine and sparkle big time.  I love this combo of matte and holo sparkle.

Zoya Vega; Square Hue Akamai w matte
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Oh look BTS… LOL!!

Zoya Vega; Square Hue Akamai w matte

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Nail Diary #385

May 4, 2016

Often my manicures reflect the seasons or holidays.  This mani reflects April showers bringing May flowers.  And wow I can’t wait for the May flowers.  Bring on warm weather.

This is a 3:2 look.  The 3 nails are my April showers.  The showers are two colors sponged on the nail using SquareHue mint green Duval Street on the bottom part of the nail closest to the tip and sky blue St John on the cuticle side.  I was thinking rain and grass.  Then using Konad white and Bundle Monster plate BM-S229 I stamped on a stormy/windy cloud image.

The 2 nails are my flowers.  For this look I sponged on two pinks and a sherbet orange.  The pinks are SquareHue Eiger and Mallory Street and the orange is also SquareHue Temple Bar.  I was thinking this is a perfect combo to stamp flowers over.  Using the same Bundle Monster plate I stamped on a flower image using Konad black.  Then I added a Northern Lights holo top coat over the 2 flower nails.

This is cute… although it looked better in my mind.

Bundle Monster stamping

Hope you get to enjoy some May flowers soon!!
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Nail Diary #382

April 25, 2016

Last week we all got the shocking news that Prince had passed.  I just happened to be wearing purple polish.

This is a 3:2 manicure with Zoya matte purple Savita on my thumb, index and middle finger.  On my ring and pinky fingers I have a gorgeous  milky lavender purple glitter polish from SquareHue called Jungfrau, make more glitters like these SquareHue!!!

I seriously love this combo; both of these polishes are to DIE ❤  I love purple.

Purple Nails
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Nail Diary #375

March 15, 2016

Hello Polish lovers!

When you can’t decide on one color do two, I call this a 3:2 mani:  Started with Square Hue teal Waterline District on all my nails, then on 2 nails I added China Glaze multi milky glitter It’s a Trap-eze ….

SquareHue Waterline District and China Glaze It's a Trap-eze!
I really loved this color combo.  Happy polishing!
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