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Adventures In Stamping: Your Birthstone Color

7 Jul

I have my nails for the Adventures in Stamping challenge today. My birthday is in March so the corresponding color is aquamarine, I didn’t find the exact color I wanted but I hope this is close enough!




I used Milani Front Beach and stamped it with Sally Hansen Silver Sweep and Cheeky plate CH10. The stamp didn’t transfer very well, I’m still having issues with the squishy stamper, maybe I’ll just go back to using the regular Konad one. I added some loose hex glitter or “glequins” to give it a little more sparkle, and finished with a thick coat of Seche Vite.

Adventures in Stamping: July 4th/Independence Day

30 Jun

With the 4th of July coming up next week, that was the theme for the Adventures in Stamping challenge today.



I started with a white base and added stripes with China Glaze Hey Sailor. The stamping was done with Color Club Cold Metal and plate DRK-A. I wish I had used a more opaque blue for the stamping to cover the stripes since that’s how I imagined it.
There appears to be a random glitter on my middle finger, I didn’t notice that until now, oops! :P

31 DC – Inspired by Nature

21 Apr

It’s time for the inspiration part of the 31 Day Challenge, and usually I’m not very good at “inspired by” challenges, but I’ll still try to come up with something for the next few days!
Today it’s supposed to be inspired by nature, so I just did some trees which is what I’ve seeing out on my yard, trees with a few loose leaves.




I started with a white base and then sponged on Zoya Blu and Breezi for the sky and Shawn for the grass and leaves. I wanted to stamp some trees but couldn’t find a good stamp for it so I just had to freehand them with a nail art brush and OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys.

31 DC – Inspired by Fabric

16 Apr

Hi everyone! This is a design that’s been in my to do list for a while and the today’s challenge was just the perfect time to try it.


The fabric inspiration is actually a shirt that has this rainbow pattern and black animal print. I started with a white base and then applied the gradient with a sponge and the following colors: China Glaze Wicked Style, Color Club Pucci-licious, Finger Paints Carnation Creation, Maybelline Outloud Lime, and Sally Hansen Orange Impulse (which is not really visible).
The stamping was done with Konad black special polish and Konad plate m78.
I really love how it came out, although maybe I should have positioned the gradient so that green and orange showed up more!



And here is a few pictures with the shirt! As I was taking these pictures, the wind was really strong and it blew the shirt to my back yard so I had to go running after it, I’m pretty sure the neighbors think I’m totally crazy!




(Sorry about all the fuzz on the fabric, my kitty just leaves fur everywhere!)

I admit that part of the reason I bought this shirt is because I thought it would make some cool looking nails!

31 DC – A New Technique To You

31 Mar

For today’s challenge I tried the spun sugar look which I’ve wanted to try for a while. This was so frustrating! I couldn’t get the polish at the right consistency, it was either too dry or not dry enough and I just get too impatient. This is what I managed before I finally gave up!



I used all Nubar colors, the pink base is Honeysuckle and the strings were done with Yellow Primrose, Blue Hydrangea, Baby Sprout and Purple Aster. I left it without top coat because I liked the textured look and didn’t want the strings to blend together.
Honestly, I don’t know if I’d try this again, I just don’t think I have the patience for it and it seems like too much waste of polish!

Have a Happy Easter if you celebrate! And if you don’t, have a great day anyway! :)

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