I decided to try something a little different today and go matte, and I’m glad that I did! I used a purple shimmer polish from e.l.f. and the Butter London matte finish top coat. I love the way it turned out. I was going to add a bit more to the design, but with the shimmer from the polish still showing through, I thought it looked perfect just like this. And why mess with perfect?
I got some awesome nail polish and nail art brushes for Christmas, and I couldn’t wait to try them out, so I started on a New Years design with my new Nevada spirit paint nail polish. It turned out a little messy, but with time I think I will get used to the new brushes.
My left hand (the better of the two hands lol)
This is the nail art brush set from Bundle Monster that I got for Christmas 🙂 (Thanks Mom!)
Todays nails are pretty simple. I didn’t want to spend a ton of time on them, and I really wanted to get some more practice at stamping. Both of the images are from the m60 plate. I bought my image plates and stamper and scraper set from the Born Pretty Store. So far I have had no real issues with the plates or stamper; however, the scraper isn’t very useful, so I’ve been using an old gift card instead. The gift card is great for scraping! It is much better than the scraper that came with my set lol. Anyway this is how it turned out:
I attempted (did I succeed?) to stamp some polka dots using the m79 plate over my Julep Rose manicure from yesterday. The dots kept smudging so this is how it turned out:
The white is Sinful Colors – “Snow Me White.” My right hand turned out much better than the left, (usually it’s the opposite lol) but I just started stamping, I’m sure I will get better in no time! 🙂 Well, that’s all for today. I’ve got to go study for my ASL final. Wish me luck!
I recently won Leviosaa’s giveaway on subblime for a free Julep nail polish of my choice. I, of course, chose Rose. Since I wasn’t loving the “green” manicure I did yesterday, I decided to try out Rose today, and boy am I in love! I can’t even begin to describe how pretty it is! It is definitely red, but it has a subtle hint of pink in it as well.
This is after two coats. It was still a little see through after one coat. I will most likely be stamping over it later, but for right now, I am just enjoying this beautiful candy like color. 🙂
If you don’t know already, I have recently become addicted to nail art, so, of course, my first post on my new blog would be about that. This is what my nails currently look like. This look reminds me of mermaids 🙂
What I used:
Ring finger: Candie’s (available at Kohl’s) – “Stay Golden” & Candie’s – “Gimme Gold”
All other fingers: Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear – “Marine Scene” #23