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Nail Deco Of The Week #114 + DIY Flats + Custom Minion

6 Aug

Frankened hot coral pink

Tokidoki Nail Polish SANDY (glitter)

Bindi inspired nail art :)

Also! My local H&M in west LA had a sale on accessories this weekend (extra 50% off all accessories!)

I grabbed 3 pairs of flats for $2.00 each. :) They’re pretty comfortable and great for some DIY projects!

I painted clouds on one pair last night with white acrylic paint. The bows were removed and replaced with gold paper fasteners. :)

 

I also have one pair of hot pink patent flats! I’m not sure how I want to customize these. Any ideas?

Oh, and here’s my other project! Customizing the McDonald Despicable Me 2 toys!

The fire alarm minion that yells “Bee-do Bee-do!”

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Nail Deco Of The Week #113

22 Jul

Despicable me minions!

Sally Hansen Insta Dri – Lightening

My toy stash:

#1 Tom Babbler 

He talks when you press his hand!

#2 Phil Jelly Whistle

When you blow on the blue whistle part the jelly extends.

#3 Dave Banana Babbler

Talks when you pull his banana away from him.

#6 Tim Giggling

Giggles when you shake him :)

#7 Purple Minion Giggling

Giggles when you shake him.

#8 Stuart Blaster

Squeeks when you press the back button.

 

AND! My handmade customized minions. :)

Starfish minion.

Lucy minion. :) One of my favorite scenes from Despicable Me 2!

Nail Deco Of The Week #112

27 Oct

cosmetic ARTS nail polish…. there are no names on my bottles ;_;

milani – gold

Nail Deco Of The Week #111 / Free $5 Sephora GC

28 Aug

Sorry I’ve been MIA again! But I’m back with good news!

If you download the app called “Wrapp” in the Andriod or iTunes market you can send send $5-10 giftcards for free!

If you want to send yourself a giftcard, you’ll need to tell your friend to send you one back. :)

You can also access your account @ https://www.wrapp.com

The free giftcards should say “FREE” next to them, so make sure you’re selecting the right one!

From my screen I could select from $5 Sephora, $5 Office Depot, $5 Gap, $5 Threadless, $10 Fab.com… those are just to name a few of the companies that I’m familiar with. There are a few more too. :)

You just show your smartphone to the cashier with the Wrapp app open and they will type in the #’s. You can also use the Sephora code online, but then you’d have to pay shipping for orders under $50.

I popped by my local Sephora @ Santa Monica this weekend and grabbed some Tokidoki stuff on sale!

My boyfriend offered to let me use his GC so I got to use two $5 GC’s that day! Lucky me. :)

Tokidoki nail stickers +$2.00
Tokidoki nail confetti +$4.00
$5 Wrapp giftcard: -$5.00
Total: $1.56 out of pocket!

Tokidoki eyeshadow in Carnivora: +$6.00
$5 Wrapp giftcard: -$5.00
Total: $1.56 out of pocket!

I believe Tokidoki is doing some kind of clearance on their line at Sephora? The entire section was marked down! I saw some cute brush sets for $14 and mini MU palettes for $4.00 that I kind of regret not buying!

Tokidoki nail confetti – Savana (pink + gold glitter)

Each bottle comes with a small sheet of nail stickers (plastic wrapped to the bottles)!

Tokidoki nail confetti – Savana
China glaze – For Audrey
(Do you like my Marc Jacobs Daisy mini in the background? I LOVE perfume minis! :))

Some closeups of the other items that I purchased:

Tokidoki eyeshadow in Carnivora swatched w/o primer

I hope the Wrapp app deal works for you all too! :D

Nail Deco Of The Week #110 / Review

16 Jul

Jackie of http://www.jackie.jamberrynails.net kindly sent me these designs to try:

Andrea of http://www.LoveUrNails.JamberryNails.com has sent me blue & red fish to try.

For those who have not tried nail stickers before, they are very easy to use! These Jamberry ones require heat to adhere to the nail properly. The consultants explained that using a hair dryer is the quickest and easiest way to do it! So what you do is you blow dry the nail stickers for about 15 seconds and then you apply the stickers to your nail and file away the excess.

Unlike other nail stickers that I’ve tried, these ones do not require a top coat.

It is important to heat up the stickers before you apply them! I only put them under my hairdryer for around 5-7 seconds thinking that it’d be enough but the nail stickers fell off after 1 hour. I tried again for around 10 seconds (I know, I really need to be more patient!) and they started peeling off the very next day.

My most recent attempt followed the instructions correctly (15 seconds under the hairdryer) using these cute chevron stickers that Adriane of http://ajolly.jamberrynails.net sent me.

The application was smoother, but still some very tiny parts that I couldn’t even out. There was still tip wear after a day for me. Does this happen to anyone else? I don’t know if it’s due to the curvature of my nail or whatever? I should also mention that I hand wash dishes!

OVERALL:

Pros: Fun designs, quick, easy, does not harm the nails, easy removal (peels off)

Cons: Does not last that long, many size options but nothing fits my thumb perfectly (to be fair, nail stickers pretty much never fit my nails perfectly)

Summary: I did not like using these as stickers for my entire nail. I find that they start to wear off at the tips too quickly. I’d use them for half or part of my nails though! Maybe by cutting out a stripes or something. They stick on pretty well, just not at the tips. There are also a huge selection of designs to choose from. If you’re interested, contact the ladies listed above! :)

Nail Deco Of The Week #109

31 May

frankened pink

sally hansen insta dri – mint sprint

sally hansen insta dri – slick slate

Nail Deco Of The Week #108

3 May

cover girl boundless color – disco dazzle

sally hansen insta dri – mint sprint

opi – i have a herring problem

 

Nail Deco Of The Week #107

3 May

Sorry for the chipped nails. :( By the time I remembered to take pics it was already 4-5 days!

My friend Veronica and I did our manis together :D We matched! I should have taken a picture of her nails too :(

China glaze – shower together

China glaze – white on white

+ matte top coat

anddd the rest are frankens :)

Nail Deco Of The Week #106

21 Mar

Essie – Orange! It’s obvious

Julep – Blake

Frankened coral

Gradient sunset with palm trees!

2-3 layers

add topcoat + clean up

 

ombre using ashleebashlee’s technique (frm soompi)

oh, also used fauxnad stamping for the trees!

Nail Deco Of The Week #105

21 Mar

cupcake nails!

OPI – Wooden shoe like to know?

Zoya – Chloe

Confetti – All that glitters

Milani – Gold

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