The rest of my nails were two coats of Cafe Ole, a beautiful pale tan/dark nude with silver shimmer in it. I then stamped from MM10 with Mahogany Magic. I think it will be fun to create some different colored manis with this plate.
Monday, May 27, 2013
I'm not sure if any of you saw the cool Facebook post Zoya did about creating an "espresso" mani, but I thought I'd take them up on in. Especially since I have the new Messy Mansion plate with all the cute little coffee images to go with it. I really am a coffee fiend, when it is cold in the fall and winter it's so fitting to warm up with a latte, in the summer a nice cool down with that caffeine goodness on ice.
Monday, May 20, 2013
*Sample provided for review* I've come to realize that warm colors tend to look best on my skin tone. This means that I snatch up a lot of oranges/peaches etc. With the temps rising FINALLY here in Colorado - Shimmer Polish Trisha seemed like the perfect way to celebrate. I started with one coat of Zoya Lianne, a nice burnt orange red, as undies and added two coats of Trisha on top.
Shimmer Polish can be purchased on Etsy for $12 a bottle.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I'm always such a sucker for any remnant hint of a holo in a polish - I must scoop it right up like ice cream at Baskin Robbins. Rock Solid from Orly's Mineral FX Collection was no exception. I ponder why I let this little darling sit in my untrieds for so long. I had thought that some black stamping would like nice over her and was right.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
I know the patchwork mani was trendy long, long ago but I have yet to try one. I thought I would call up the tutorial that many of you have probably seen from the talented Chloe's Nails who has been MIA for awhile now. I was thinking I really needed to use the Models Own I recently acquired from the sweetest little chica in Sweden, Anja for a birthday swap.
On my accent nails I used one coat of All That Razz followed by two coats of Models Own Boogie Nights. This is a great glittery polish, I tried to use polish colors that would complement the glitters and think I did pretty darn tootin' well. I also am a fan of the shred glitters as they stayed down pretty well.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
I must confess that I have the wee hands of a small people (about the only small thing left on my bod these days). A lot of you missies have problems with finding stamps that fit your whole nail and are probably fans of the 3rd gen Bundle Monster plates and especially my gal Julie with Messy Mansion. I have quite the opposite prob here peeps. My nails are so tiny - awesome images like her damask pattern from plate MM06 are too big to fit the whole sweet thing on my nail.
Rise & Shine is the epitome of that gorgeous mix between a saturated green and aqua with a slight shimmer that was hidden by the matte texture that it dries to naturally as well as my two coats of Essie Matte About You on top. This little lady needs a redo with a super shiny topcoat that's all I know. I then reversed the combo for the accent nails. Booyah!