St. Patty’s Day Nails

15 Mar

Feeling a bit festive, I picked up my Spring Green from Sally Hansen and Ulta’s The Jungle Book. It needed a little extra something so I stamped my ring finger with Konad’s Special White polish and Bundle Monster’s four-leaf clover.

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Black and Pink Zebra Print

8 Mar

As much fun as subtle stamping mani’s are, I’ve come to the conclusion my favorite are the obnoxious ones. lol. I started with alternating Sinful Color’s Black on Black and Sinful Color’s Feeling Great on each finger. On the black nails I stamped a white zebra print using Konad’s special polish and on the pink I used Konad’s special black polish. Fun and obnoxious!

My First Water Marble

4 Mar

…Wasn’t a huge success, but not a total fail. But I guess that could be a statement about the whole weekend lol. I fell down our stairs Saturday morning…luckly only half the flight, but still…oww lol. But back to the task at hand… I use two colors, Sinful Color’s Snow me White and Ulta’s Devious. I attempted to use Kleancolor’s Pastel Purple, but it never spread out right, so I passed on it.  I thought this would be a crazy time consuming mani, but it really wasn’t. I started out with a base coat of Snow me White, two coats, and taped up my finger tips.

This was before I took the tape off….ewww lol.

The finish product…

Swirls of Blue

3 Mar

I drove home during lunch on Thursday to pick up my dotting tools and red angel plates from my mailbox. So exciting! I wasn’t sure what to use first! I wasn’t even sure I was ready to give up my sunny yellow manicure yet! So I started by adding little dots to yesterday’s mani.

So much fun, I was suprised how well my right hand came out, considering I thought my left hand would be a wreak trying to apply the dots in a tidy manner.

I hung around with that for a while, but since my husband was out a concert the whole night I decided to change it up. Trying another Kleancolor polish I went with Pastel Blue.

This is three coats. And I gotta say I’m rethinking these Kleancolors every time a try a new one, they’re awesome!

I decide to use Reg Angel plate RA 106. Because it is such a crazy pattern I thought I’d use a color that was similar to my base. I bought Konad’s special stamping polish in a pastel blue and it hasn’t got a lot of use yet, but I figured it would be perfect for this.

Finished it off with Essie’s To Dry For.

Here are a few pics of the Red Angel image plates and the dotting tools.

Waiting for Spring to…Spring

1 Mar

It seems that since I’ve learned the “foil method” for removing the glitter polishes I can’t get enough! I’ve been doing a lot of sparkle and glitter polishes and while they are fun and gorgeous my favorite type of polish is creme. Its been hard to ignore the 18 Kleancolor polishes I bought, but after not so great results and then just okay results I’ve been avoiding them. But I’ve come to the conclusion that I can not judge these as a whole. Each color seems to behave differently. Even the pastel pink and pastel yellow acted differently. I figured, one collection/finish – one formula, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

I’ve been doing a lot of dark mani’s lately so I decided to switch it up a bit. Plus with all this insanely warm weather we’ve been having lately I’ve been in the mood for Spring! Although, go figure today is cold and rainy. A few weeks ago when the Kleancolor polishes arrived I was so excited to see this pastel yellow. The only other yellow I have is Sally Hansen’s Lightning, which is a bright yellow – at least on my skin tone.

I started out with three coats of Kleancolor’s Pastel Yellow (they need to work on their names. Where’s the in between Spoiled’s crazy names and Kleancolor’s boring ones.)  I made sure I waited a little bit to add the other coats (I was stepping on eggshells, really wanting this to work out). I added one layer of Essie’s To Dry For – just in case.

I then used Konad’s special Pastel Purple stamping polish and Bundle Monster’s plate BM11. When I first got these plates I noticed this particular design was on two different plates. But then I noticed that they seem to be different sizes, a small amount, but still different enough. I finished it off with two coats of Essie’s TDF.

My Red Angel plates and dotting tools have arrived! Can’t wait to play with them!

More Sparkle

29 Feb

Lately I’ve been on a sparkle kick…put that together with my Spoiled by Wet n’ Wild purchases and you get Deeper Dive. It’s a blue-teal jelly polish from the Spoiled collection. They really need to work on their names, I had a few different ones in my hand that I had to put back just because I couldn’t get past the name….”Pet my Peacock”….”Your fly’s Down”….”My Silicone Popped”?!?!? What, who, why?! Why?!? Everything I’ve been reading people have been complaining about the Spoiled brushs, I haven’t had a problem with any of them until Deeper Dive, I don’t know if it was because its a jelly and it’s darker…it was the only one to stain my nails…my cuticles…and my skin…not sure how much I’ll be using this one. Which is sad because It really is beautiful, another great one for the summer.

Dressed up Black

28 Feb

I started reorganizing my stash and found this holographic-ish glitter polish in one of my bins. Around Christmas I had bought a motorized nail buffer which came with a dryer, a few other tools and around 8 different polishes. Being a brand I never heard of  and being lumped in with the other nail tools I kind of just wrote the polishes off. But this polish will definitely be used again! I don’t think it even has a name. The glitter is suspended in clear polish so I decided to layer it over Sinful Color’s Black on black. I’m thrilled with the outcome. It looks great in the sunlight!!

I’m not sure I captured all the colors of this. In different lights new colors show up.

I had all my polishes in tackle boxes, but they were all stacked on top of each other. It started to get annoying to get to the bottom bin. I’m in the middle of moving them to one of the drawers in our spare bedroom’s dresser.

I also just purchased a set of Red Angel image plates and a set of dotting tools, I can’t wait to get them. I’ll be tracking them every step of the way…because I’m inpatient like that.