Hello kitty!

The manicure inspiration was by Colores de Carol specifically this manicure she did, It’s so cute!

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with my Fab ur Nails hello kitty plate on the way I was beyond excited to try something along the lines of this manicure. Two colors are from the new Hello Kitty collection and the stamping polish was from the Gwen Stefani collection.

 

Products:

OPI – Look at my Bow!

OPI- Starry-eyed for Daniel

OPI- Hey Baby (stamping polish)

Venique- wingtip white

Morgan Taylor- Go ahead and grow

Seche Vite- Top Coat

Fab Ur Nails- Fun 09

Winstonia- squishy stamper

 

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I started with two coats of OPI- Look at my bow! and stamped over it with OPI- Hey Baby from the Gwen Stefani collection. The ring finger has two coats of OPI- Starry-Eyed for Daniel. On top of Starry-Eyed for Daniel I used the same OPI- Look at my bow! to fill in the bow and Veniques- Wingtip White to fill in Hello Kitty.

Here’s a picture with flash

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Now for a close up of Starry-Eyed for Daniel. Two coats is enough to cover your nail. It’s more opaque than I thought. I usually stay away from glitters because of how annoying they are to take off. I’ll let you know how it goes with this one.

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Where have you guys gotten inspiration recently?

 

 

Neutral Stamping

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Greetings everyone! Today i have what i consider to be a more neutral manicure.

Products:

Morgan Taylor- go ahead and grow base coat

Essie- In stitches

Morgan Taylor- Vixen in a mask

Moyou London- xl pro collection 02 stamping plate

Seche Vite- Top coat

I used two coats of Essie- in stitches but you could easily get away with one, Im wondering if i could use this as a possible stamping polish. ill do some testing later.

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the polish i used for stamping was morgan taylors vixen in a mask. I honestly did this on a whim thinking just maybe it could be a stamping polish and it worked. Vixen in a mask can be used as a one coat polish making it perfect for stamping.

 

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Below is the exact image i used and i honestly had never thought about using it but it stamps perfectly. The Moyou plates i have all are etched deeply and perfectly.

 

 

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Now that i think about this mani and really look at it i cant help but feel like it looks a lot like the packaging for Bath and Body works Velvet sugar which is currently being discontinued at the end of the semi annual sale. I guess i spent so much time in there that my mani was inspired by it.

See Velvet sugar here

 

Viva la Manicure

So i haven’t been on much and i apologize there is a lot going on in my life at the moment.

Today i bring you a tutorial! woo! i love tutorials by other bloggers and i hope mine helps anyone who sees it.

Products:

Seche Vite

Cheeky- Viva Mexico Jumbo Plate

Morgan Taylor- go ahead and grow

China Glaze- shocking pink

China Glaze- flip flop fantasy

Morgan Taylor- doo Wop

Wet n Wild- Black

 

First paint your nails with  a coat of the yellow. if you don’t have it or are doing it with a different colors, use white or the lightest color.

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Next put drops of the china glaze shocking pink and china glaze flip flop fantasy and some dots of the morgan taylor doo wop like so

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use your stamper and squish the colors. When you pick it up it should look like this

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Stamp it on to your nails, either just kind of roll it on or wait a few seconds for it to dry a little bit. If you want an area to have a certain color you could do the step above with just one color and place it where you want.

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I cleaned up a little bit before i stamped on the image from the Viva Mexico plate by Cheeky.

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just clean up a bit more and add a top coat for your finished look.

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China Glaze Ruby Pumps!

Hello my lovey nail polish lovers!

What a week i have started school again. I have recently changed nail shape due to the fact my nails weren’t doing to well with the squoval shape.

Today i bring you China Glaze’s Ruby Pumps! yay glitter! It’s such a beautiful red on the darker side. I don’t know why i hadn’t pick this color up before. The formula is great I used 2-3 coats and it’s opaque. I had no problems while applying it and it didn’t dry gritty feeling. The glitters in this polish are pretty fine and you can see them below in the macro shot.

I used seche vite as my top coat and Morgan Taylor’s Go Ahead and Grow Base Coat

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Macro shots:

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Since the glitter in it is so fine its very easy to take off. There are no problems whatsoever when removing it. When it comes to glitter it’s one of the things i dislike the most how stubborn it is. Then you have cotton ripping off the cotton ball or pad, its a mess. However i can say i had no problems with this and I’ll probably be wearing it a lot more.

What do you think of my nail shape? I have basically only had squoval shaped nails. It’s new i think i kind of like it.

 

Soft Sienna Silks by China glaze Review! (Bonus stamping NOTD )

Hello my lovely people of the internet!  I’m sorry i haven’t been able to blog more but i really just have a lot to do for school and no time.

Today i used is called Soft Sienna Silks by China Glaze

the formula is watery and its thin, it will take at least 3 coats to get to an opaque color. This is a bronze with tiny specs of shimmer. The shimmer gives it a little boost so its not a boring bronze/coppery color.  It’s very warm and i was honestly a little worried about how it would look with my skin.

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It took three coats in order to reach an opacity i am comfortable with. I really don’t like having my nails smile line show through, so i usually like nail polish that is opaque in 2-3 coats.

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here is a picture close up of the color and you can see the sparkles/shimmer in it, so pretty.

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On to the stamping!

I used my trusty Wet n Wild Black Creme polish. For stamping the plate i used is Viva Mexico Jumbo Plate 1 by Cheeky which you can find for a cheap price on amazon.

oh jeeze please ignore that giant fuzz on my nail! :s

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check out that shimmer

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and lastly up close and personal with flash

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hope you guys enjoy the manicure!

Swirly Twirly an ombre manicure (Pic tutorial)

Well today i have my first actual ombre manicure and on top of that im using my Bundle Monster Sunkissed collection plates!

on to the mani!

Materials:

 

First i applied my base coat and applied one coat of Veniques Wingtip White

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next i did my ombre with a regular makeup sponge and  the CG flip flop fantasy and shocking pink.

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then i used my BM plate 506 with my Wet n Wild Black Creme and applied a health coat of Seche Vite

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Here’s a close up of the nail

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it came out a little patchy i might have pushed down a little hard or it might be too thin. I used my new Messy Mansion squishy stamper I’m so used to using my Winstonia Squishy firm. I bought the Messy Mansion squishy stamper because i really needed a stamper that would stretch out my smaller images and I’m glad i got it. i don’t quite have the hang of it yet but i think ill get better at it. I used it today with this manicure seeing as my nails are long right now and the plate images are just a bit too small for my long nail beds and not wide enough for my thumb.

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Product List:

  • Morgan Taylor Go Ahead and Grow base coat
  • Hello kitty Banana cream
  • Wet n wild Black Creme
  • Stamping plate KD3

I wish i had a more opaque polish for the mickey mouse pattern. The plate itself is also too short for my nails so they’re a little warped looking. Overall a really cute manicure and  a decent stamping plate. would not recommend the plate for those with long nail beds. if anyone wants a tutorial id be happy to make one.