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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 #99 / Tutorial / Review

8 Nov

Soooo, Veronica of Mariposa Allure has kindly sent me some nail foils to try out!

I’ve never used stickers that covered my entire nail bed before, just small ones like a flower or something. I’m sure most of you have heard of MINX nail foils or Sally Hansen’s Salon Effects nail stickers.. well these are like those. :)

Step 1. Basic nail prep: Remove oils / old nail polish. They also sent me a cuticle stick and a mini nail file to use. I recommend that you leave the nail file for filing off the sticker later as oppose to shaping your nail during prep because these are disposable files! So if you use it for prep, then you might not have any left for the application (that is, unless you have spares of course).

Mariposa Allure recommends that you apply 1 base coat for optimal application.

Step 2: Peel off a nail foil and fit it onto your nail bed like so.

Don’t know about if I have really big nail beds or something but the largest one did not fit all the way for my thumb.  I was actually kind of intimidated by how big the largest sticker was, funny how it turned out to be too small!

Step 3: File off the excess sticker.

Sadly, all of the stickers were too small for me, however the gaps aren’t noticeable unless you’re looking for it

Step 4: Finish off with a top coat.

These were fun, and it is certainly a fast way to get a cute (and intricate!) mani. I believe the entire process took about 8-10 minutes? Veronica had mentioned to me before sending the stickers that she was working on the thumb nail sizes, but I’m not sure when they will be releasing new products. Each sheet comes with 20 stickers, so if you have smaller nail beds you can probably find one that fits you perfectly.

I can imagine that you can do lots of fun things with these stickers…like cutting out shapes! French manis with a twist perhaps? :)

Like I mentioned before, I’ve never tried nail foil stickers for my entire nail bed before! I wonder if Sally Hansen’s foils would also be too small for me? I should probably mention that konad stamps (that are meant to fit the entire nail bed) are also too small for me. :P

Has anyone else tried nail foils before?

Nail Deco Of The Week #96

3 Aug

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wet n wild – party of five glitters
wet n wild – kaleidoscope
covergirl boundless color – gold rush
covergirl boundless color – disco dazzle

china glaze – white on white

sad that i couldn’t get my hands on lippmann’s glitter in the air :(

anyway, here’s my attempt to replicate lippmann’s happy birthday :)

wet n wild party of five glitters does not have gold glitters like lippmann’s, so i just  used whatever gold glitter polish i had :) too bad i don’t have chunkier gold glitters!

Crackle polish swatch

31 Mar

OPI – katy perry black shatter over china glaze – white on white

one lonely nail with crackle polish…

i don’t own any crackles (yet?) :) a friend let me try her bottle out. hehe.

do you own a crackle polish? ;)

Nail Deco Of The Week #90

31 Mar

franken’d coral pink

china glaze – white on white

sephora by OPI – worth my weight

…. also have been playing with a microglitter topcoat! :)

borghese – cristallo shimmer s over china glaze – white on white

borghese – cristallo shimmer s over china glaze – recycle

 

Nail Deco Of The Week #87 + swatch

13 Mar

china glaze – for audrey (my favoriteeee nail polish ♥)

china glaze – white on white

color club – front row diva

andddd, last but not least!

WOOSTER & PRINCE‘s pretty personal accessories from katerine d. :)

they’re so cute! the patterns are designed by amy ormond who was inspired by vintage prints.

emery boards come in a trio pack ($4.95) and the pocket mirror ($5.95) has a message inside!

they have other designs as well. :) just thought i’d mention that the mirrors will need some T.L.C. because it’s made of paper.. so if you’re the type of person who prefers to be able to just chuck it in a bag, this might not be for you! :o on the other hand, they are thin and compact and have a very detailed art featured on every inch of the product :) i think these would make really nice gifts / party favors.

Nail Deco Of The Week #83

25 Sep

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clay roses, flat back pearls, flatback gems
la colors art deco – silver
essie – sag harbor
wet ‘n’ wild – french cream

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