Nail Diary #411

November 16, 2016

A few weeks back I had some time to kill so I attempted to water marble.  Colors I marbled are for a fun fall look are:

  • VINTAGE OPI Burning Love; a metallic orange
  • Finger Paints Fall-ing for you; a metallic teal
  • Square Hue Baby,Baby,Baby; a metallic grape (which appears lighter in the marble)
  • Square Hue Sandstone; a shimmery duo pink/gold hue
  • My undies is Sally Hansen Petal Pusher; a nude pink

To simplify the marble process I used a Pueen Latex tape barrier…ahhhhhhMazing!  Total time saver.  I feel like my marble turned out ahhhhh so so.  I have done worse; I have also done better.  I guess I need to keep practicing; with the latex barrier I may be so inclined to do so.

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Nail Diary #390

July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July!  I have a super festive manicure to share today.

I started with Square Hue Stars as my base white polish.  This off white creme has a shimmer finish, it is a real pretty base for my nail art.  Using Square Hue Bird Fling I added red to my tips using the dry brush technique.  Basically you get the brush real dry and brush on your color, it gives a worn distressed look.  Over that red I added some Square Hue holo pink glitter that I LOVE called Fireworks.  This glitter is heaven in a bottle.  Plus it looks amazing over the red

Using a Fingerpaints electric blue called Magritte’s Masterpiece I stamped on some random fireworks images from Bundle Monster plate BM-S211.   I really love how this turned out.  I was a bit skeptical at first but it really came together.  The Fireworks glitter really sets this look off.

Hope you all have a fantastic holiday!

July Fourth manicure; RWB nails

July Fourth manicure; RWB nails
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Nail Diary #389

June 28, 2016

Happy almost July!!  I have some easy but fun RWB nails to share tonight.

I started this look off by using a red Zoya America on my middle finger, blue Zoya Ling on my thumbs and pinky and white Zoya Purity on my ring and index fingers.  Love this alternating RWB combo, it is so cute.

But I did add some Finger Paints Sparkle top coat over the white which has some fun holo looking bar glitters that reminds me of fireworks.  I did not stop there then I stamped on some white stars using Bundle Monster plate BM-021.  Really love this patriotic look, it is simple but super cute.  Perfect for the upcoming festivities.  Hope you all have a great week!!

ZOYA RWB mani with Bundle Monster sTars

ZOYA RWB mani with Bundle Monster sTars
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Nail Diary #358

September 7, 2015

Well hello Labor Day and September.  This weekend always seems like the ‘UN’official end of summer to me.  However I am looking forward to crisp cool days and leaves turning.  But most of all Halloween, I have already started my scary movie-thon.  I officially updated my Netflix movie que no more feel good movies until after Halloween.  In fact I started early this year; I am sure by the time Halloween comes I won’t be able to sleep with the lights off, lol.  I haven’t started fall manis just yet, the look I have to share today is still semi summery.

I started with Finger Paints Magenta Mural.  This is a purple polish with a magenta shimmery finish.  Very pretty all on its own but I had to put a stamp on it using Julep Maria.  Maria is described by Julep as a shimmering platinum rose color.  It stamped on quite nicely using Pueen plate 114.  I love the platinum rose over the magenta purple; it really pops.

I hope you all have a nice relaxing Labor Day.  I plan to watch a horror movie and paint my toes and nails.  Still not sure what colors to use yet; but I did just get the whole Zoya Focus & Flair fall line in the mail thanks to the 1/2 off sale they had last week; yay!!

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Finger Paints Magenta Mural; Julep Maria; Pueen 114

Finger Paints Magenta Mural; Julep Maria; Pueen 114

PS if you follow my IG you may have seen that yesterday I updated my nail polish spreadsheet (I hadn’t done that since May)  I am now up to 1136 colors; holy moly I am running out of room here.  I need to attend some PA meetings.

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Nail Diary #357

August 30th, 2015

Hello fellow nail polish lovers, hope you are having a fab weekend.

I have another sponge manicure to share with you guys.  OK I admit it I have been on a sponging binge.  I am obsessed with this look plus it is super easy to do but it looks like it took hours.

To get this next manicure I used Zoya gold metallic Ziv with Zoya Muse sponged on the tips.  Ziv came in one of my Zoya color cubes called Starry Night that I got last month; I was being drawn to use this amazing gold metallic foil like polish.  Ziv did not disappoint, what an amazing gold!  The second color was picked because I wanted some bling.  Zoya Muse is from the 2014 summer bubbly collection this holo glitter blue jelly polish has a gold shimmer finish that looks amazing with Ziv.

 Because I have been doing quite a few sponge manicures lately I decided to add some stamping to make it more interesting.

Using my Pueen stamping plate 104 I stamped on a Moroccan like image using Finger Paints Copper Elements and then layered the same image again I used Konad Gunmetal black.

I honestly love this look; I got quite a few complements on it.  I am happy I added the stamping, loving the Moroccan vibes.

   
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Nail Diary #327

March 4, 2015

Happy hump day.  Just a couple more sleeps and we are at the weekend, yay.  I just noticed on the calendar that Sunday is daylight savings time.  So I guess we are getting an hour stolen from us.  But on the bright side that means more sunlight in the evenings and spring is coming!!  I cannot wait for spring.

The manicure I have to share with you is a 3:2 design.

On all my nails I used a beautiful Finger Paints mauve called Magenta Mural.  What a gorgeous hue so glad I picked this one up at Sally’s Beauty Supply the other day.

For my 2: On my middle and ring fingers I added a fun Finger Paints glitter top coat called Dance Floor Diva.  Dance Floor Diva is packed full of multi size pink, blue, silver holo and purple glitters.  It is a diva glitter bomb for sure.

For my 3: On my pinky, index and thumbs I added a duo color stamp using my new Secret Garden Bundle Monster plate BM-719, which I won by the way (thank you Bundle Monster).  The colors I used to stamp are Bundle Monster special creative nail art polish.  A blue metallic color called Wavelengths and a no name silver polish #17.  I love how the duo stamping looks with the Dance Floor Diva glitter bomb.

Until next time…

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Finger Paints Magenta Mural; Dance Floor Diva; BM 719

Bundle Monster Secret Garden BM-719

Bundle Monster Secret Garden BM-719

Finger Paints Magenta Mural; Dance Floor Diva; BM 719

Nail Diary #301

October 8, 2014

That is it I have finally gone batty!  Or rather maybe I have always been batty.  I have a fun creepy Halloween mani to share with you tonight.  This was a two day manicure.  First I started with the marble decals, similar to what I did in my #297 entry.

Colors used for my marble swirl:

Finger Paints orange Kitchy Tangerine

Sinful Colors white Snow me White and Black on Black

First I used my orange as my decal base color and then I added drops of all three and swirled around to make a unique marble look.  I must say I was a bit disappointed that the white turned yellow because of the orange base, but duh I should have known that would have happened.  But by the time I realized it I was too committed so I made due.  I let those decals dry for a few hours and then I applied them to each nail using a semi dry coat of clear polish.  Cut off the excess and then cleaned up the edges with my acetone soaked makeup brush.

Waterless Marble Decals

Waterless Marble Decals

Halloween Nail Art

I wore this as is for one day.  But I knew I had to play around with stamping on these; so using my Konad black I added some bats from my BM-H08 plate.  After using my seche vite fast dry top coat to seal the stamping I did add a matte top coat to amplify the creep factor.

WoW!!  I love the stamp over this creepy decal.  It looks like they are flying in an almost dark, moon filled night.  I picture them just coming out of the cave looking for dinner or to cause a fright.

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