Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Stamped Chevrons 2.0

Hi loves!

Happy Tuesday :)    I just want to say thanks for sticking with me even though my blogging hasn't been that wonderful lately.  I'm trying to finish my grad degree, all while staying busy and so to not get too sad about the fact that my guy is deployed for another 4 months (which, is flying by and I actually don't have time to be sad, sometimes I feel like I'm handling this a little too well, lol). 

So - on to the nails shall we?  Here's my current mani:

I started out with a base of OPI Steady as she Rose, which.. I loooooove.  I should reach for this light pink a lot more than I do, it's just so pretty.

I then stamped the floral-like pattern using black stamping polish and Mash-43 plate, and finished off by free-handing chevron tips using OPI Anti-Bleak.

I really love the stamped funky-french look, I have previously sported a similar mani, seen here :)  I just wish my top coat hadn't smeared the freaking stamp!  I'm thinking of re-investing in Seche Vite simply for the stamped manis, it's the only top coat that hasn't smeared my designs so far!

Thanks for reading!!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Pink Skittlette

Hi loves.

I'm not doing very well at keeping up with this blog, sorry!  I'm planning on having a nail painting and picture taking day this weekend to hopefully get ahead on here, I just haven't been home much lately :)

 This mani consisted of OPI Dim Sum Plum on my index and middle finger, and using OPI Pedal Faster Suzi and a small dotting tool I added the dots.  My ring finger is OPI Houston We Have a Purple with Color Club Backstage Pass sandwiched between.  I hadn't done a jelly sandwich in a while, I forgot how much I love them.

And on my pinky we have OPI Stay the Night.  I found the collection on sale at one of my drug stores so I picked up a few more liquid sands and Anti-Bleak, which I have yet to wear.  I do love the liquid sands a lot though, I cannot wait for the Bond Girl collection to be available!

Happy humpday and first of spring!  We got a huge snow storm last night and so was able to spend the morning at home until the snow got cleared from the roads :)  Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Half Moon Leopards

Hi loves!

The other day I turned to pinterest for inspiration since I wasn't really feeling particularly motivated to do anything too fancy.  The mani I recreated has been seen floating around pinterest for quite some time and I love it every time I do see it :)

I started out with two thin coats of my favourite gold polish Orly Luxe.  When that was dry I applied Orly Ma Cherie to created the half moon look.  This polish is kind of a hyprid between a jelly and a creme, but it was sheer enough that the gold underneath peeked through giving it a cool metallic look!

Then I added leopard spots using Orly Buried Alive and outlined them with a black creme polish.  This was so flashy and so much fun to wear!

Also - yay nubbies!  The free edge on my index finger broke off completely when I was clearing snow from my car so I decided to chop them all off and start fresh.  I kind love them though :)

Hope you're all having a fab weekend, thanks for reading!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Bikini so Teeny Stamped

Hi all!

Happy start of the week :)

Shopper's Drug Mart has a new Essie display with older polishes, so I finally got to pick up Mint Candy Apply and this gorgeous blue polish - Bikini So Teeny.  I love this shade so much!

I then used Essie Penny Talk to stamp using a Gals stamping plate whose number I can't remember right now.  I wasn't a fan of this at first but it really grew on me!

Have a great week - thanks for reading!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Colourful Tape Mani

Happy Friday!!

To start the weekend off on a good note, here are some pretty nails ;)

This mani started off as something completely different, I wanted to use Revlon Girly and Whimsical, but didn't end up using them at all!

I had started with Essie Cocktail Bling on all fingers except for the ring finger which is Essie To Buy or Not to Buy.  These were going to be underwear for the Revlon polishes, but I sat there staring at the bottles and decided I wasn't in the mood for glitter. 

So I went back to my melmer and pulled out Color Club Pucci-Licious (purple),  Nicole by OPI Miss Independent (the rose gold) and Zoya Blaze (needs no explanation!).

These took a lot of time because I don't like to layer on a bunch of top coat, so I waited very patiently to tape my nails... twice!  I really liked how this turned out though so all that waiting was worth it :)

Have a great weekend, thanks for reading :)