Thursday, May 31, 2012

A gift from a dear friend.

I went to visit my dear friend Janelle today, who just got back from her road trip to Utah. She wanted to show me all her pictures and catch up some. She surprised me with gifts! A jar of honey and this really cute ring! I instantly started thinking of polish colors to accent the ring. This is what stood out during my search through my colors. I love the two together!
Sally Hansen complete manicure in Yellow Kitty #420
Base-S.H. double duty
Top coat- Seche clear.
And I primed my nail with Orly Primetime

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Cheeky Stamping plates.

  • I'm so happy to be sharing this purchase with you. I ordered these plates about a month ago. And every time I use them I get even more excited! I have a set of stamping plated from Bundle monster that I ordered from amazon last year. These were such a disappointment. So I was a little nervous to pay money for another stamping product.
  • I was doing some shopping again on amazon and because they show you products that are in the same category as your previous purchases, they popped up. They looked so pretty! And I am a huge paisley pattern fan! I so wanted these to be a good stamp.
  • So onto the reviews and videos I went. They all looked good! So, I got em!
  • I paid $45.00 for 6 plates.
  • There are 342 stamps. ( some are doubled for the opposite hand!) Great idea!
  • I have plates A<B<C<D<E<and I
  • Pros: The image is cut with such precision. The laser they use to cut these must be a very nice one.
  • Every image I have tried so far has transferred the entire image.
  • The base of the plates is made to prevent the plate from moving while stamping.
  • Some of these stamps even work great on toes!
  • It seems I can use any nail polish I wish on these.
  • I never had to purchase a new stamper. I use the one that came in the Bundle monster package.
  • Each full nail image in about 1 1/2 inches wide. Konads is an inch.
  • You are able to do a French tip with any full nail image because they put the arch in each one!
  • Cons: Very long nails will not be able to have the full image plates fit.
  • On some images there is so much detail on the nail after stamping with it that the details get lost. But you can see them still up close.
  • You cannot use quick drying nail polish with these.
  • Overall I am very pleased with this purchase. If your just starting stamping this would be best to start on. The lessfrustration the better.
Here are some manicures using these plates.
    The Cheeky Plates:

    Plate A

    Plate A up close

          Plate B

          Plate C

           Plate D

             Plate E

             Plate I

And the back of the plates.

Have fun Stamping!!! Like my facebook page for more nail art!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Here we go! My first blog post. Not everything is edited yet. Still playing with all the options. But for now I'm going to post my first nail tutorial.
This video I did About 2 months back. A Rat Rod inspired nail using marbling.
The products I used are as follows.

Base coat---Sally Hansen Double duty
First coat---- Magic Nail ( I purchased on Amazon) English breakfast 133
Marbling colors---- Magic Nail in Neon Fuchsia 113, Femme Couture in french sheer, And China glaze Liquid Leather 70576. And the English breakfast 133.
Top coat----Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
And Finally-- butter in Matte finish

For marbling you will need: A glass or shot glass( I have never been able to use a plastic cup for marbling)
Water ( I live in the Northwest and have been able to just use my tap water. But I know a lot of people need to use bottled)
An old towel or paper towels for easy clean up.
Tooth picks,
Q-tips to clean with polish remover around edges of nail.And then some sort of a tool to form the design in the polish. I used a dotting tool. Its easy to wipe off.

I hope you enjoyed this! See ya soon!