Monday, February 22, 2016

"When all the stars were falling, they fell from above..."

Another stamping mani today.  I really am trying to get the hang of nail stamping so I'm sorry if you don't really like care for it.
Here is what I used for this mani:
*Color Club Over the Moon--two coats for full coverage on my index, middle & pinkie nails & I also used it for the stamping
*Wet n Wild Black Creme--two coats for full coverage on my thumb & ring nails
*Out The Door top coat (which I forgot I ever bought)
*plate OM-37 which I bought off ebay

This mani didn't turn out exactly like I had it pictured in my head, but I like it & my husband really liked it.  I may do a mani similar to this if I ever get some of the other stamping plates I ordered off of ebay.

**The title is part of the song "When All The Stars Were Falling" by Lisa Loeb

Sunday, February 14, 2016

"Pink it was love at first sight..."

This inspiration for this mani came from a Zoya Instagram post of a pink ombre mani.  I only had three of the five pinks used, but I have more than enough pinks to make an ombre:
Thumb to pinky: Zoya Kitridge, Shelby, Rooney, Lara & Nana
I used two coats of each polish & topped everything with a coat of Glisten & Glow HK girl topcoat.
I wanted to use the new clear stamper I got & make this into more of a Valentine mani:

I used Color Club Harp On It to stamp the designs on my thumb & pinky with plates CH53 from Cheeky & BM-411 from Bundle Monster & then I used Revlon Posh & Wet n Wild Navy Intelligence with plate BM-601 from Bundle Monster for the middle nail (8 bit hearts in my & my husband's favorite colors to represent us).  The clear stamper makes stamping (for me) *SO* much easier even though the hearts aren't placed exactly how I wanted, but that's more my fault.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Flower Power stamping

I bought a clear stamper & some new stamping plates off of ebay & after waiting around a month I finally got them (buying a clear stamper for $1.56 means waiting awhile for it to be delivered from Asia) so I decided to test them out.
I used the Born Pretty Store plate BP-20 & four polishes from Zoya for the stamping; Thandie (orange), Darcy (yellow), Tilda (green) & Louise (brown).  I love this even though four colors didn't fit on my shorter nails & I should have done a bit more clean up before taking the picture, but I can sort of stamp now!  I love the clear stamper & how it lets you see where you're stamping & I didn't have to prep it at all--it picks up the images perfectly (I use a sticky/lint roller or tape to clean it).
I used a coat of Pure Ice Platinum Magic Base Coat for the white & Julep Fast Dry Topcoat.
Have you used a clear stamper?  What are your thoughts on it?

*All four Zoya polishes were previously sent to me for review.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Matte birthday

Yesterday was my husband's birthday & I normally try to do a mani that he'd like.
Zoya Yves & Iris
My husband's favorite colors are blue & purple so I used Yves & Iris from the Zoya Winter/Holiday Matte Velvet collection that I got for Christmas (from my husband).  Yves is a beautiful royal blue with blue pearl fleck & Iris is a more red-leaning purple with fuchsia pearl fleck.  Both polishes went on beautifully & covered in two coats.  I added a piece of silver hexagon glitter to each nail to just break up the matte a little bit.
My husband said he really likes these & so do I.