Monday, October 29, 2012

Challenge: Using a plate with the # of the day you were born

Hello dear readers!

Oct. 28 Challenge manicure for FB group Adventures in Stamping was using a stamping plate with the number of the day you were born. In this case, I used A series stamp plate A25.

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I used China Glaze -  Sunset Sail as the base color and a reddish brown stamping polish from Konad.
I really like this color combination, it gives this manicure a romantic, vintage look.
In a previous post, I've used the same color combination, you can take a look here.
I showed this manicure to my friend and she said it was perfect for Valentines Day...I should have waited  until then to do this manicure...

What do you think of this manicure? I hope you like it :)

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Halloween Pumpkin Nail Art and Tutorial

Hello dear readers!

Today I decided to do a freehand nail art featuring a Halloween design. (Last year's Halloween nail art here)
This time, Halloween pumpkins were my inspiration.

Below you will see step by step pictures and instructions on how I did this nail art.

First, I painted my nails using a dark purple nail polish. I used Orly's Fowl Play. 

Using an orange color nail polish (or acrylic paint), paint the tip of your nails making semicircular edges at the top of the design. The nail polish I used is Ulta - Sun of a Gun.

With a metallic or glittery nail polish paint the outline of the pumpkin. I used Kleancolor - Metallic Orange.

Now, paint the faces of the pumkins. The facial expressions are up to you ;)

Paint stems and leaves on the top of the pumpkins. I used Kleancolor -  Metallic Green.

This step is optional: you can add any glitter, dots, etc... I painted some candies on the accent nails using to finish the design. I added wrapped candies on the thumb and candy corns on my ring finger nail.


I hope you liked this nail art. You still have time do it yourself for this Halloween ;)

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Challenge: Metallic Madness

Hello dear readers!

This Sunday's challenge for Adventures in Stamping consisted in using stamping with a metallic or chrome finish nail polish.

This time I used my pendant as a stamp plate because the engraving works very well for that purpose :)
I have used this stamp on previous posts, here and here.
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I used Kleancolor Pearl Fuchsia for stamping on top of a black nail polish base.

Did you like this way of stamping?

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Challenge: Using a French Tip Design

Hello again!

Last Sunday's challenge on FB group, Adventures in Stamping was using a french tip design. The cool thing is that I could use a french tip design and stamp it any way I wanted.

This time I decide to do a simple manicure:

I used: Zoya Gigi as the base and stamped designs from Konad m77 plate using Kleancolor Black.
If you would like to know how I stamped the accent nail you can click here.

Did you like this manicure? How would you do it differently?

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Jade Holografico Haul + Swatches

Hello Dear Readers!!

I have an overdue post today showing  you my Jade holographic nail polish haul that I purchased at Ninja Polish. Some swatches below too ;)

From left to right: Hypnose, Verrmelho Surreal, Energy, Fascínio Violeta, Delírio Rosa
There are 10 different colors from this collection, I will take pictures of the others later ;)

I think that at $7.50 a bottle is a pretty affordable holographic nail polish collection. The linear holographic effect is impressive!
Another plus from these nail polishes is the opacity, I only needed 1-2 coats and the brush is very good to apply even coats. I think once I finish one of these bottles I will use it to pour my favorite clear top coat in it ;)

Now to some swatches... No, these are not my nails (My boyfriend agreed to swatch these colors hehe)
Long story short, it was in a day I was feeling down and to cheer me up a little bit, he let me paint his nails. Too bad he immediately removed the nail polish once I took some pictures...

Now here is my swatch of Delírio Rosa, a barbie pink holographic polish.
These are pictures from a month ago. Yes, my nails were crazy long, I cut off some length now.

Now a romantic swatch...? I don't know... I really like his hands, he should do some swatches for my blog from now on!

♥♥Thank you so much for reading♥♥

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