Nail Storage and Organization

I’ve seen this question asked on many threads and I know I spent a ton of time searching for the perfect way to store my things.

My stamping plates are currently housed in a simple purple binder. When you open it up the first thing a pencil pouch and that has a few scrapers accumulated from buying stampers. The next page is a trading card page with some Velcro stickers attached to the top of each plate to keep them in. All the round plates are separated into each divider, in order for me to know what I’m looking at fast I chose a color for each  brand. Pink being my Winstonia second generation plates.

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The Moyou London plates I have are small enough to fit in between the page dividers.

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Other plates such as Cheeky or Fab ur Nails are stored in a single page sheet with the same Velcro and with an added piece of cardboard behind the plate.

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After these pages is a whole section for the swatches of each plate.

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In regards to my Nail polish I own three clear storage shoe boxes that I found in Walmart. The dimensions of the box are 34.6 cm x 21cm x 12.4cm  and It’s a 6 Qt by Sterilite and the bottom is flat, some of the boxes do have a dip but the polish falls over in those so if possible grab the ones with a flat bottom. My nail tools are also stored in a box. This box houses stampers, nail files, glitters, fimo canes, and assorted decorations.

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How do you guys store your supplies?

 

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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Life preserver (Picture Tutorial) and how to make your polish opaque for stamping!

So today’s manicure we have this cute life preserver image

what i used:

  • Beauty secrets base coat from sallys
  • Seche vite
  • Winstonia xl squishy stamper
  • China Glaze Turned up Turquoise (neon)
  • China Glaze pink voltage (neon)
  • wet n wild French White Cream
  • Essie Licorice
  • Cheeky  plate CH36

When it comes to  neon polishes they’re not known for being very opaque. I wanted to stamp with them but if i were to stamp with the colors alone they would not show up.  in order for me to get the neons to show up i need to make them more opaque by adding a white. the colors aren’t as vibrant as they would be had i used them alone but they now show up on black with this technique. I didn’t come up with this technique at all I’ve seen it around so i don’t know who did.

now onto the tutorial!

 

start off with your base coat and then one or two coats of Essie licorice and wait for it to dry

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next get your stamping plate ready in our case its this cheeky one

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apply Pink Voltage to the top left quadrant like so

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next apply Turned up Turquoise right under

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next to those two colors apply a stripe of the white. the color will change depending on how much white you add.

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next we are going to scrape to the right really fast in an effort to blend the colors together.

it should now look like this

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then you continue on as your normally would for stamping. i used my Winstonia xl squishy stamper to pick up the image

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just roll it on to your nail, next we just clean up the nail using a brush or q tip, and add a nice coat of nail polish 😀

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I hope you found this useful happy stamping everyone!

 

 

These nails are Bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S! (Picture Tutorial)

Click the pictures to enlarge!So recently i got some inspiration from my cheeky plate CH42 which features bananas. DSCN0107

What I used:

  • Cheeky Stamping plate CH42
  • Beauty Secrets Base Coat
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
  • China Glaze Recycle
  • Acrylic paint in Bright Yellow by Apple barrel
  • Wet n Wild Black Creme for stamping
  • Winstonia Squishy Stamper
  • Tweezers
  • toothpick or dotting tools
  • Brush for cleanup around the nails

First i started out with a base coat using the beauty secrets base coat and on top of that China Glaze Recycle

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To make the stamp decals i used Wet n Wild black creme

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Next you fill the bananas in with Apple barrel Acrylic paint in Bright Yellow then wait for it to dry DSCN0128

I applied the base coat over the stamp following the shape and wait for it to dry

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I peeled off the decal that was made and applied it to the nail without applying anything on the nail after the base color dried, press down on the decal and smooth it down onto the nail.

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clean up around the nail with a nail brush or cotton swab apply a healthy amount of top coat And now you’re done!

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This is the finished product congratulations on your manicure!