Thursday, February 20, 2014

Zoya + Bundle Monster Stamping

I got new Bundle Monster plates! I've been eyeing the 2012 collection for a while and finally decided to get them (taxes rule!). I absolutely love this entire set, there are only a couple that I don't think I'll use.

For my first use, I decided to break out my Zoyas Charisma and Robyn. I forgot to bring a white with me (took a bunch of stuff to work), so I grabbed a hot pink for my base color. Two layers of Sinful Colors' Neon Fusion and two layers of Charisma gave me a satisfying purple. I then stamped with Robyn. Accent nail is Robyn with Petite's Craze, stamped with a makeup sponge.

Topcoat was Seche Vite.

1 night after Seche Vite application and I've already got shrinkage going on. *sigh*

I'm in love with these colors together! 

I taught my friend and coworker how to stamp a few months back, and she came up with this:
I forgot to bring my cleanup brush to work, please forgive her cuticles lol
Too cute! She chose Sinful Colors' Savage and Rue Beaute's Mint.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Second Valentine's Day Post- Because I Love You

So I've been wanting to use this stamp for forever and I decided to give it a go. Then I got a brilliant idea from some movie or something I was watching and suddenly my wood nails became Valentine's Day nails.

The Boyfriend's first initial is Z, and I'm M. Geddit? :D



I'm very pleased with how this turned out. Base color is Sinful Colors' Nirvana, stamping with Winstonia W113 plate and  Revlon's Hot for Chocolate. I used Revlon Trade Winds for the "carving", and a mix of greens for the "leaves". Topped with a matte topcoat. 

I learned the hard way to do the letters BEFORE the heart... So that I can fit them in it. Oops.

Hope you guys have a happy Valentine's Day! I plan to :)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentines Day Cheetah Nails

Happy Valentine's Day!! I have some GORGEOUS nails to show you!! I got inspiration from a dozen Pins, this one and this one, especially.

Watermark is back!

I LOVED wearing these, I was so sad to take them off. These have been my favorite so far, and I am extremely proud of them. I have been so excited to show you!

I did a french mani using NYC's Mother of Pearl St. and Sinful Colors' Snow Me White. I then took NYC's Broadway Burgundy, and freehanded tiny hearts. I then freehanded black blobs using Sinful Colors' Black on Black around the hearts to make the cheetah look.

On the accents, I stamped a zebra stripe and then covered half of the stripes in black. 
I'm not a fan of the accents, to be quite honest. I wanted to redo them, but simply never got around to it. 

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Endless Blue by Sinful Colors

I have no clue when I picked this color up, or from where, though I'm pretty sure it was Walgreens when they had a sale of some sort. Doesn't matter though, because I ABSOLUTELY love it!

This color is a one-coat wonder. I went with two, but it's simply because I'm paranoid. Sinful Colors knocked this one out of the park! It's a medium creme polish, with a shiny finish.

Ooooh shiny holo!

I was thrilled to find I have a striping tape to match!

I freehanded that heart. Very proud of it.

The color is a tad bit darker on the nail than in my photos, but that's okay.  

I can't tell if it's the topcoat (Seche Vite) or if the striping tape always does this, but the color is fading from the tape, which is disappointing. It came in this pack, which is really a steal, especially considering the free shipping. 

The holo is, of course, a mix of China Glaze Cosmic Dust and Born Pretty Holographic #7.  I like the coverage Cosmic Dust gives in 2 coats, and the chunk of the #7

Because I was short on time, this got a coat of Seche Vite. 

I LOVE wearing these, and the way they turned out, even though I did vary somewhat from my inspiration. I just couldn't get the stripes the way I wanted them trying to freehand.

I'm actually pretty proud of this mani, took me about an hour, but that's because I kept fudging. I'm pretty sure I could have done them in about 40 minutes (including drying time) if I remembered which nails to paint what color and if it hadn't taken me 2 tries to do the striping before deciding on using tape.