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Friday, 25 May 2012

So here is something I had been waiting to try for awhile. a tap mani. So what you do is, take some basic scotch tape and put it over half your nail. Paint, with a color of your choice the nail without the tape. let it dry Then when you think that it is dry, wait another 5 important that it is dry. Take the tape of and paint, with another color the rest of your nail. I really like the way this turned out. This is mine uncleaned and without a topcoat. A good friend of mine, told me a good trick, she has scissors with different ridges. So she uses them and instead n of having just a basic straight lin separating the two polishes, you can have a swiggly line and many others. My next purchases is a set of those scissors. Have any of you tried this out yet? share you manis and tips with me:)
So here is something most of you have probably seen, at least once, but in many different ways. Since I got my dotting tools, I had yet to really use them so decided to do a polka dot mani. First, I painted my nails white and then I took the dotting tool and a bunch of colors I liked and , well, just got to it. SOme people, will use different shapes, or make them all the same pattern on every nail. Being my first time, I wanted to have fun, so I just used same shape for all and used my fav colors. I like the way this turned out, but next time, I will certainly be more precise and stick to a pattern But for now, take a look at this:)

Tools I used:) many different sizes but I used the second biggest dot for this. you can find these on ebay for 3$ and less. definitely worth it!

As you can see here, its 5 pieces but each end has a dot so you get 10 different size dots .

On to the mani

 as you can see its a really cute mani and if you do it as i did, without a pattern and whatnot its super aesy. just paint your nails white, then choose some colors. first colors you are using, make a few dots on each nail. then go to next color and do your nails and so on:)
TIP: if you do not have these dotting tools, you can use toothpicks and bobby pins. and if you wnat to make bigger dots then what the toothpick or pin offers, add nail polish (dip it into the polish) let it dry and once it is dry and hard, add another layer. The more layers you add, the bigger the dot will be.

HAve any of you guys tried this mani out yet?? What are your tips/tricks??

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

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Friday, 18 May 2012

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Thursday, 3 May 2012

So heres a quick mani I wanted to show you. My friend did it with my polishes and I loved it. Does that ever happen to you? Your friends will come over and use your nail polishes and make a great mani. Mix colours you would never have thought of. It happens to me all the time:)  For this she used Sally Hansen "Set the stage" and a gold OPI. For some reason, the bottom of my bottle has no sticker and so therefore no name, but it is a light gold.

SO here is a fun manicure! I LOVE the way this turned out:) for starters these are the colors I used, Minus the yellow. I was going to use it, but decided not to. Would have been too much, I think:)

So first step, I added a base coat, then, now I didnt, but I would strongly recommend adding tape around your nails. Same as you do when water marbling, to save you from a messy clean-up. Next take your first color and make a horizontal line on each nail. the first one will be starting from the cuticle. They dont need to be too thin but keep in mind you will be adding more lines, depending on how many colors you want, so they will all have to fit. WIll look like this.

Before I say anything else, dont mind my nails. I just had a black and orange on and my nails are stained. But you can see why I always have nail plish on. I cant ever get them clean. Even with all my cleaning tools and kits. I even bought a buffing and polishing tools but didnt do much. They do look a lot worse her from my previous mani though. Just saying...

So you can see why I suggested using tape. Makes a mess:) if you make thinner lines, you can add more colors. 

Now the last step is up to you. My plan had been to talk a brush and paint on black lines, to kind of give it a leopard print, but I decided to just use my black crackle and it was the same effect, more or less.  I think so anyhow:)

Not yet cleaned

The following were a quick clean I did, I Hadn't done the cuticles yet

now I know all manis should finish with a top coat but I kind of regret adding one. I really love the MAtte look and I find that my crackle has a matte look to it. Once I added the top coat, it was way more shiny looking. This and all the next pics have the top coat

And Voila! You should try this. I am glad I did. LEt me know if you do and let me see your versions:) 

 so I am IN LOVE with all the Essie colors that have came out this Spring. Heres a few to show you but I got a lot more on the way:) First up is my favourite.  Turquoise and Caicos. I dont take the best pictures. I have tried with my phone and with my camera and cant capture them just right but ....
Dont mind my sore hand:)

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Cute as a Button is a nice medium dark pink. This is with two coats. I really like it.

two coats. Dont mind the mess please, hadnt yet cleaned it.

So this is meet me at sunset. Whereas it is a nice Orange, I do have a lot of Oranges like this in my collection already and its not much different from "Orange its obvious"  But if you dont yet have an Orange for this Spring, I recommend it.

So this is NOT a Spring color, I know, but I liked the look so I got it. I wasnt disappointed. it is "Licorice" I would describe it as almost black and DARK purple, mixed together. It is really dark.

Navigate her is a lovely light, kind of pastel, green. I would say that after T&C, this is my 2nd fav. Its a great color for Spring. USually greens dont look great with my skin tone but I thought this one suited me fine. A MUST BUY for sure:)  

with a bright flash.

with no flash. Really tried to capture this color. Its beautiful.

STay tuned for more. I HAve a lot more Spring Essie colors coming up:)


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