Elleandish New Years Nails

I love Elleandish‘s nail tutorials, so when I saw she had posted a New Years design, I just had to try it out.

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This is how my left hand turned out. Not bad, but I learned that my glitter polish just wasn’t dense enough for the star on the middle finger, so i tried a different technique on my right hand:

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The star on this hand turned out much better. I used a metallic gold polish to make the star and then went over the lines, once, with my glitter polish.

That’s all for now. Have a great New Year, and be sure to check out the rest of Elleandish’s designs and tutorials at her Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/elleandish!

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Shimmer + Matte = Gorgeous

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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?

Happy New Years

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.

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My left hand (the better of the two hands lol)

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This is the nail art brush set from Bundle Monster that I got for Christmas 🙂 (Thanks Mom!)

P.S. Go Pack!

Nails, Nails and More Nails :)

I’m getting started on my next manicure! Anyone want to try and guess what it’s going to be?

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Nails Today: Black and White Stamping

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:

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Polish used:

Black – Candies: “Back to Black”

White – Sinful Colors: “Snow Me White”

Stamping Over Julep Rose

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:

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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!

Loving Julep Rose!!! <3

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.

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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. 🙂

First Post!

Blue/Gold Candie's nailsIf 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 🙂Blue/Gold nails

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