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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For Audrey 

So for this manicure the only thing changed from the original is white dots instead of black. 

  I found this manicure video a while ago and loved it. Obviously this is not my own video but I hope it’s helpful. You can find the tutorial Here enjoy! 

Products:

China glaze -for Audrey

Striper /black paint

White nail polish

Dotter tool in the smallest size

Morgan Taylor go ahead and grow

Plum Milk by Skinfood

So not too long ago I bought this nail polish off Ebay, I saw the color and i had to have it. It was only about $4-$5. When you get to the website it says “Enriched with vitamins and keratin, this long-lasting nail polish protects dehydrated and rough nails, with enhanced shine.” Now i have no idea if that’s true i haven’t checked these claims out.

The nail polish applies smoothly and is a somewhat sheer formula. The polish itself isn’t opaque and a little bit of a creme jelly feel to it.

At the end of two coats i found my smile line showing through enough that it would bug me. I’m all about the opaque polish life. I love the color of it but would i use it on its own? probably not.

One coat

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two coats

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Mani done with this polish

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Plum Milk Roses

Hello my lovely internet friends! Today i bring you a mani done with a polish iv’e had for maybe a year now honestly. So this mani was done using the MoYou london plate Tourist collection-07. The image i used is the one with the roses. I love this plate but honestly i don’t use it as much as i wish i did.

The featured nail polish is Plum Milk by Skinfood.

products:

Sally beauty supply base coat

Plum Milk by Skinfood

Moyou London Tourist collection-07

Seche Vite Top Coat

Bonus: i used a matte coat after a day later since i have never used it and it doesn’t make a ton of difference but i like the look of it.

I’ll do a review on Plum Milk later

Here’s the mani 🙂

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Nail Mail! Review of Rica polish (Pic Heavy)

Hello my lovely internet people! So i placed an order at JustRica’s  etsy shop

She was having a black Friday sale a day ago but it has now ended. I bought two colors Victorian Bat Society a purple jelly packed with tons of glitter in both purple and black in round and triangle shapes.  I also bought the black stamping polish named Blackout.

My order got here extra fast seeing as we are located in the same state. Shipping was i believe $4.oo USD for both polish.

When i got the package it came in this adorable bubble mailer with the words fragile written on both sides.

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The polishes were also wrapped up well and got here unharmed 😀

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Here they are both

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Blackout

Blackout is used as a stamping polish but is also a one coat polish found here. I bought it for $5.00 during the sale but It’s regular price is $7.00

When Ricarda says one coater you better believe it. This is an opaque polish if i have ever seen one. It’s so dark and i love it!

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this is literally only one coat of this polish,need i say more?

and here it is as a stamping polish(left) compared to WnW black creme (right)

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Rica Polish (left) and WnW (right)

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BM 506  using WnW  black creme(left) and Rica polish (right)

i had a little bit of trouble because the color dried really fast. I explain a bit more below.

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Rica polish on top and the WnW polish on the bottom. As you can tell the black is so opaque that you can’t see through it at all. This is the polish i wish i had back when i did this bonna blue mani HERE  It would have looked way better.

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as you can tell the WnW color you can see through it and the little blue lines on my paper. With the Rica polish its beyond opaque and stamped amazingly.

 

I have been on a search for a black polish that is opaque and stamps well even in the images with open spaces where those types of polishes need to be opaque or else you can basically see through it.  This Rica polish may just have solved my stamping woes for the low price of $7.00 USD but I’m willing to spend that to have a fully opaque black.

The main problem with this polish is one that might be too big to overlook. It dries fast. like really fast, i mean it. I’ve been stamping for a long time and this is the fastest drying polish i have seen. When i paint my line across the top of the image and scrape in the time it takes me to reach for my stamper its dried in the stamping plate.  It’s amazing actually. I could possibly adapt to this by maybe adding a thicker line of polish or somehow scraping faster. I don’t know its some type of ambivalence with that polish at the moment. I hope things can work out because i really do love it.

With that being said, it dries really fast on my bundlemonster & winstonia plates. When it came to my MoYou london plates, because they are etched deeper it doesn’t dry as fast. Looking at the image above of the mona lisa from my MoYou London tourist 07 plate its a very open plate and while i did a hastily done job its so opaque and i got almost all of the image.

 

Victorian Bat Society

Victorian Bat Society is being discontinued so it is at the price of $4.50 USD currently and found here.

when it comes to jelly polishes I’m not the biggest fan of it because i don’t like my smile line showing through. I figured this color is way to pretty to pass up and i took a chance on it.  This polish covers to an opaque color in 3-4 coats  as most jelly do.

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here is a macro shot or two 😀

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this is just one coat of the polish so you can see how much glitter is dispersed in one coat

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here’s a macro shot of 3 coats on the nail

 

when it dries its a little gritty looking from the glitter in it that isn’t a problem for a coat  or two of Seche Vite.

 

Overall:

I love the blackout polish its perfect for stamping and as a one coater regular polish its beyond perfect.

Victorian bat Society is so pretty and while im not a fan of jellies i know ill be wearing this. Does anyone else hate trying to get glitters off though?

Would i buy again? Yes! shipping was fast and my polish babies unharmed

would i recommend Rica polish? Yes! the prices aren’t out there and from what i have just purchased she makes excellent polishes.

 

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.

Wild Wisteria Orly Review

So today i have Wild Wisteria by Orly for you. This was a gift from my fellow nail addict Maci. Wild Wisteria is a dark purple, it almost looks black. When i first received it i actually thought it was black until i got a look at it in better light, even today i still look down and think am i wearing black polish.  Its a gorgeous  dark purple though i love wearing it during fall. Its pretty opaque in one coat but i will almost always use two coats of any polish.

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Holographic Flowers

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I’m sorry for the tipwear in this mani, i just started school again and well its been a few days since i had any time to sit and do anything.

Supplies:

  • Moyou London Tourist 07 Plate
  • Wet n Wild Black Creme
  • Color Club Love em/ Leave em
  • Morgan Taylor Go Ahead and Grow
  • Seche Vite Top Coat

I love Holographic nail polishes they’re usually pretty opaque and they’re sooo pretty aren’t they? I sadly do not own too many holos, the only other i own is Color Club Revvvolution.  I had been dying to use the flower image of my Moyou plate but i wasn’t sure how i was going to pair it. I think it turned out great though and i hope you love it!

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i love holographic nail polishes

China Glaze Shocking Pink

I bought this color once before and i guess i just didn’t have the patience to use this color. It would take me a few coats to get it because i would keep being impatient and the color would come off if i went over it without waiting for it to dry. After i ran out of it i bought Pink Voltage by China Glaze as a hopeful replacement but i honestly didn’t like it as much as this color. Pink Voltage had a somewhat cool tinge to it. They  are both neon meaning they are kind of thin and streaky to apply. Shocking Pink applies in about 2-3 coats i used thicker coats. If you use thin coats you risk the color coming off when you pull the brush up. It dries to a matte finish alone but a top coat can remedy that. I will be repurchasing this color once i run out of it again. By the end of a few days not sure how many, the color came off in these flexible chips and I’m  not sure why. maybe it was the Seche Vite or the color itself but i felt i should include that. when i use it again ill update on what happens.

 

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Here is Shocking Pink from a previous post, its topped off with crackle and Seche Vite.