Nail Diary #237

Saturday January 18, 2014
Good Morning. Happy Saturday! It’s my birthday eve!! Happy almost birthday to me, hehe.
I did my nails a few days ago and I am just now getting to share them with you, slacker.
I was going to type this up last night but I got distracted by pizza and neflix movie night!!
So this time I incorporated my favorite color teal with some red and white.
This is a very unconventional color combo but I think they turned out pretty cute!

First I started with my base color OPI Nicole polish Deck the dolls . Deck the dolls is from the 2012 Kardashian Holiday Collection, I got it last January on sale from Ulta and I am just now getting to trying it out!! It really is a beautiful teal, almost shimmery. I will definitely be playing with this color more.
So on my ring and index fingers I added a fun Hard Candy glitter called Pop Rocker. Pop Rocker is a super rad multi size red, white and black glitter (did I really just date myself and type RAD). There are some little glitters, hex glitters and bar glitters; it is def popping!! Looks fab over the teal.
On my other three fingers I wanted to do some lovely Pueen stamping.
First off I really wanted stamp some heart images in red, for some reason I had it in my head that the red would look super cool with the teal. So I used China Glaze Adventure Red-y to stamp on some various heart images from Pueen plates 41 and 43. It looked OK; the red just kind of got lost over the teal. Sometimes you just have to improvise πŸ™‚ So I stamped on the same image again over the red in white, Wet n Wild A blank Canvas.
There that’s better. The images really pop now plus the red under really pulls the whole look together. It looks kind of busy but hey I need some excitement in my life πŸ˜‰

Do you guys ever double stamp? I kinda of like the technique I think I should do it more often.
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Nail Diary #226

Monday November 25, 2013
Happy Thanksgiving week!
I am super excited for a short work week.
I can hardly believe the holidays are upon us already.
Even though we have snow on the ground here in Iowa I am still doing fall colored nails. Traditionally I don’t hit the Christmas/Winter switch until after turkey day.
Tonight I have another 3:2 mani with matte nail polish, glitter and stamping.
For my 3: my pinky, index and thumbs I used a matte Sinful Colors polish called Laced Up. Laced Up is a dark orange coral color from the Leather Luxe Collection; the polishes in this collection dry matte no top coat needed.
I absolutely love this collection (obsessed with matte look); I believe I bought every color in this collection, shhhh don’t tell my husband, lol.
For my 2: my ring and middle fingers I added a Hard Candy polish called Peach Pop.
Peach Pop is a creamy peach color with red and silver glitters. I believe this one is from the Hard Candy sprinkles collection. It reminds me of dessert, very fitting for Thanksgiving week. I found my Hard Candy polish earlier this year at Walmart for a reasonable $4 each.
Of course I just had to put a stamp on it.
For me the best way to tie together a color combo is to add a stamp. You don’t necessarily need a stamp on every nail, I just added the stamp on the Peach Pop nails this time. Using my Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-H12 I stamped on the pumpkin and leaf image with Laced Up.
I think it really the stamp completed the look.
I have a turkey stamp I have my eye on, hopefully I will have time to play with it before Thursday.

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Nail Diary #217

Wednesday October 23, 2013
I want candy!!!!! I want candy so bad. I have been on this lean protein diet and candy is so not on the list. I would love to have a piece but I really need to be good.
I think I will have a piece or two on actual Halloween. I can’t wait.
So my cravings come through on my nails this time.
I did a 3:2 mani.
On my thumb, index and little finger I used an orange neon, China glaze Orange Knockout, neon. Over that I added a black and white multi glitter, Hard Candy Black tie Optional. This multi shape glitter tones down the neon just enough. So pleased with how this combo turned out. I was so worried the neon would be overkill, but I’d say it totally isn’t, right?
On my middle and ring I did a sponge gradient in purples. Colors used:
Wet n Wild Who is Ultra Violet
Square Hue Groovy Love
Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac
Once my purples dried I added a candy stamp from BM-306 using my Orange Knockout, neon and then Sinful Colors Black on Black . Love the double stamp effect. Love the color combo and love the glitter.
But what do you think is it too much…I mean can a Halloween mani even be too much?!?!

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Nail Diary #168

Thursday May 9, 2013
TgIAF
I love the weekends but I am not looking forward to Sunday. My first Mother’s Day without my mom πŸ˜₯
Time defiantly helps with loss but the holidays are hard, especially firsts.
Anyways on to the polish.
Polish always cheers me UP!!
I picked this polish in honor of my friend Molly. Miss Molly is going on a cruise next week and I am sooooooooo jelly.
I present you with Hard Candy Crush on Caribbean. This is a gorgeous metallic teal polish. Yes teal is my favorite color and it was my moms 2…. So this polish is a win win! I love love it!!!
Molly have fun on your cruise. Drink some foo foo drinks and soak up some sun rays FoR me!!!! I’ll be stuck in Iowa thinking of u guys.

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Nail Diary #167

Monday May 6, 2013
Monday stamping Funday.
I have been on a stamping kick. Stamping reminds me of gambling. Once you get a winning mani you get the bug and want keep trying it.
Tonight’s peachy orange nails looked much cooler in my head.
I have been dying to try my Hard Candy Peach pop. Peach pop is a peach color cream packed with multi color glitters: silver, hot pink, orange. So I used peach pop on my ring finger for an accent color.
On all my other nails I had to try my brand new SquareHue polish that I got in the mail today. I love getting nail polish in the mail, makes my day! May’s hue box contains the Madonna collection, they are all pink. I choose the darkest hue called Day Glow. A bright hot pink cream.
On to my stamp. It was a toss up… Oranges (citrus slices) or flip flops. I went with oranges (citrus slices) from BM- 308. I used two shades of peachy orange polish to do my stamp. I thought these colors would pop a lot more over the Day Glow…big sigh it does not. Instead results are super subtle, which is not always a bad thing just not what I pictured in my mind. So over Day Glow I used Julep Lynn and Georgia. Lynn is the lighter of the two.
I then decided to stamp over my accent nail. I wanted to use Day Glow but it’s not a great stamping polish. Instead I used China Glaze Snap my Dragon.
I really love how the stamp shows up over the peach…wish I would have did all my nails that way. But there was no way I was starting over, next time perhaps.
I find stamping is a lot of experimenting….playing with colors and patterns. Some are winners and some are well ….this πŸ˜‰
Have a great week filled with happy polishing!!

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Nail Diary #166

Friday May 3, 2013
Happy Friday and happy weekend.
I decided to play tonight.
Did another 3:2 mani
On my pinky, middle and thumb I used Orly Faint of Heart a lovely taupe polish.
On my ring and index I used three coats of Hard Candy cocoa s’more a lovely taupe cream with blk and silver glitter, love love love. I really wishi had a s’more right now, unfortunately my backyard is covered in SNoW!!
The taupe was a little too plain so I added a stamp, BM-223. A zebra stamp, I used a holo China Glaze polish to stamp it called Galactic Gray.
I am really happy how my stamping turned out. I love the gray on taupe action.
This is why I am addicted to doing this…tonight my daughter even helped out by cleaning my plate and stamper, πŸ™‚
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Nail Diary #150

Monday March 11, 2013
I did this manicure over the weekend. This is my attempt at “almost” spring nails. The almost spring part comes from the green polish with black and silver glitters.
This is another 3:2 mani…three nails (thumb, middle and ring) are Sinful colors Slate. A medium grey polish with a frost like finish. Slate represents my winter blahs…we are still getting snow here in Iowa. I don’t know about you but I am just longing for green grass and flowers!! Which is why I added on my pinky n pointer fingers mint GREEN.
First I started with a good base of Ory Jealous,much?. This is a pretty mint cream polish. For some fun I added Hard Candy’s gummy green. This is a mint milky looking green with what looks like black, grey and silver glitters. I think of a robins egg when I look at gummy green.

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P.s. I did add cute little flowers to my big toes which does help with my winter blahs πŸ™‚