Friday, August 30, 2013

Roll Tide Nails

It's that time again, college football is here!  Alabama Crimson Tide is taking on Virginia Tech this Saturday so I needed to start on my nails.

I used two colors for the base.  China Glaze White on White and Orly Bus Stop Crimson

 Next I added the houndstooth print by using DRK A plate and KC in Black.  Using a dotting tool and Konad White I added random dots

Using MJ II plate I added the elephants to the thumb.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Emily de Molly - Black Forest

During Llarowe's last restock of the Emily de Molly polish I was lucky enough to have purchased Dark Forces and Oceanic Forces.  Waiting for them to arrive was taking forever.  So I went ahead and applied Black Forest. 

 This is a black jelly base with different size hex green glitters.  
This is over a coat of Orly Black Vinyl.  Emily de Molly is an indie brand from Australia, she doesn't ship to the states so if your interested in her polish you need to go through a retailer like Llarowe.    This is two coats over the Orly.  This polish is so sheer that it's meant to be used as a top coat over a colored base.
 They are a little pricey at $13, but the formula was great.  The glitter went and spread easily through out the nail.
 Once my nails were done I checked the mail and what did I find?  But Oceanic Forces and Dark Forces.  Here they are with Cosmic Forces,  Muted Madness and Black Forest

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Untried Tuesday- Butter London Blowing Raspberries

Today I reached for one of the few butter London's that I own, Blowing Raspberries.  It's described by butter London as an in between of a red and a pink.

 This pulled more red on me than the color in the actual bottle.
 This is two coats with a QDTC.  The formula applied nice and smooth but tip wear appeared within hours of application.

 Also the brush was a bit wonky.
And since I cant leave things alone, I went ahead and added some flakes.
 This is Snow-Flakes from Color Club
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Monday, August 26, 2013

Essie - Cashmere Bathrobe

Essie Cashmere Bathrobe is from their fall 2013 collection.

This is  a dark grey with subtle silver shimmer.  The application was great.    It was nice and smooth with no bubbles  or bald spots.  This is two coats with a QDTC.

I added a stamp to the accent nail using the Cheeky Jumbo plate 10 and Silver Swept from Sally Hansen.

In the sunlight, it's easier to see the shimmer.

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Challenge

Today's challenge in Adventures in Stamping is to stamp over a nude base.  Here is what I did.

Started off with Tom Fords Toasted Sugar.  I had issues with a new top coat I was trying out, it wrinkled and shrunk.
 Next using the Betina plate B-11 and Cinna-snap from Sally Hansen I added the designs.
 I was hoping the color would be like the bottle instead it turned out to be a lighter red.
 Once again that new top coat had issues, it smeared the design on my index finger.   I had to go back to the Nina QDTC for the rest of them.  

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Pink Paisley Nails

I was feeling girly today, so I broke out with the pinks.  Here is what I did.
Started off with a base of Essie Mod Square, a bright, almost neon looking pink.

I used two coats with top coat.
 Next I added the paisley print, using the Bundle Monster plate 315 and Konad pastel pink.
 I love how quick and easy this was.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Cheetah Nails

I was watching Castle the other day and Martha was wearing a red cheetah print cardigan.   I liked how it looked so I tried to replicate it.

 I started off with a base of Zoya's Kristi
 This is such a pretty tomato red.  The formula was nice and smooth with no bubbles or bald spots, it even played nice with a QD topcoat.
 I added the cheetah print by using the Sugar Bubbles plate 002 and KC in black.

 Than I ruined it by adding a black and grey gradient.
 I really need to work on my gradients, oh well.
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Untried Tuesday - Essie For The Twill of It

Essie, For The Twill of It, is from their fall collection.  I picked this up from Ulta for $8.
 This is a duo chrome the goes from grey to purple and teal.
 The application was great, it went on smooth with no issues.  I used two coats with a top coat.  It looks almost like a metallic finish but it's not.
In the shade it looks more green
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