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Happy Wednesday to our amazing group of ladies and everyone else too :)
Also Happy birthday to lovely Lariesa ♥
Today it’s time for letter M on our ABC challenge and for this week I chose Essie Mint Candy Apple. Very simple and basic color but also very pretty. This goes great with my skintone and makes a perfect base for some nail art or layering glitter polishes. On the first photo I have two coats of Mint Candy Apple and a coat of the amazing HK Girl fast drying top coat.
I decided to try some stampings on this one but they ended up looking a little messy. I like how the two colors turned out looking though. For the butterflies I used some tiny little sample plate from Konad and the ring finger pattern is from XL O stamping plate. These XL plates have nice and big patterns for longer nails. The polishes I used for stamping are China Glaze Adore and Harmony.
That’s it for this week and be sure to pay a visit to all the other ladies too :))
Here’s a blue snowflake manicure. I used the amazing blue shimmer polish, OPI Yoga-ta Get This Blue! for the base and silver Konad special polish for stamping. The patterns are again from the XL Christmas stamping plate that I got from a Finnish webstore. That plate has a lot of snowflake images and I used a few of the for this manicure. As a topcoat over the stamping I used Inm Northern Lights Hologram Top Coat Gold which adds a little sparkle. Silver one would’ve been better so I have to add that to my shopping list.
My hand is still a little shaky while I do the stamping so some of the patterns aren’t as sharp looking as they could be. I just gotta keep practicing I guess :) I really liked this look too and it was a nice using blue nail polish for a change. I can’t even remember the last time I had blue on my nails.
Do you guys prefer these manicures with some nail art on them over regular swatch photos or should I just keep doing both?
|Macro shot shows how amazing Yoga-Ta Get This Blue! is.|
Today it’s a pink and silver glitter manicure with some nail stamping art. Few days ago I promised to use my new XL Christmas stamping plate at least once before Christmas and now I’ve lived up to that promise. I haven’t used any nail stamping stuff for the longest time so I wanted to start with something easy. I’m pretty happy with how this turned out and I’m definitely going to use my nail stamping stuff more from now on.
First I applied the basecoat and then two coats of OPI Pedal Faster Suzi!, a gorgeous cold tone pink shimmer. For about half the nail I applied a thin layer of China Glaze Tinsel, a fine silver glitter. On the tips I added some Color Club Wonderland silver glitter polish, which is a little more rough and sparkling than Tinsel is. After that I stamped the patterns from my XL Christmas stamping plate using white Konad Special polish.
|OPI Pedal Faster Suzi!, China Glaze Tinsel, Color Club Wonderland.|
|Super-macro shows the little round glitter from Tinsel and bigger square glitter in Wonderland.|
This is Halloween week and I decided to start it with an orange-black combination mani. I used China Glaze Code Orange with a rose from Konad plate M13 done with Konad black special polish. I also added some black pearls. I started with a quite subtle mani and we’ll see about blood red and black nails with skulls on them later this week ;)