Friday, December 20, 2013

Moyou suki 05

Base -cult nails time traveler 
Stamped - color club cosmic fate
Moyou suki 05 plate

Friday, December 6, 2013

Moyou pro 05 shell stamp

Base - opi you don't know Jacques 

Stamped - nail nation Parma violet

Moyou pro 05 plate

Friday, November 15, 2013

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

colors by llarowe - that's a fact, jack

2 coats, 1 coat of seche topcoat.

the pink flash is definitely there in person, my camera just didn't want to pick it up.

purchased here.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

dashica - big sdp u

1 coat of nailnation 3000's black stamped with love my nails chrome - teal for two.  i may need to try to hunt down some more of this brand's polish for stamping.  it works absolutely perfectly.  i got this bottle for free with my last dashica order.  1 coat of seche over the top with no streaking. 

i still need to work on centering up images that aren't from a huge plate.

dashica big sdp v

1 coat of china glaze - son of a peach used for the base color.  i then sponged with opi - can you dig it? and son of a peach.  nailnation 3000 - black was used for stamping.  this one worked really well, i'd say probably even better than cult nails - nevermore, which is what i'd stamp with previously.  the consistency seemed better.

the opi is one that i bought when i was in high school.  guess that goes to show how long polish can stay good ;)

this one was so pretty in person.  i need to do another stamped gradient soon.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

reciprocal gradient

next time i do this i will try it with 3 stripes instead of 2.  i love this manicure, have had it on since last thursday, and i just took pictures of it now. 

for instructions on how to do this, here's a video from my simple little pleasures
.  i watch so many of her videos to get ideas for water marbles also.

could have done a better cleanup, after looking at these pictures i see that now.  it looks much cleaner around the cuticles in person for some reason.  oh well.  

ninja polish - hydra

lots of pictures....this one has crazy color shift.

this is from ninja polish's dragon collection.

this is 1 coat over 1 coat of nailnation 3000 black

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

dashica big sdp - u and gradient

for this one i used opi - my vampire is buff for my base color.  i then sponged butter london - cheeky chops, china glaze - snap my dragon, and china glaze bizarre blurple.  once dried i stamped with an image from dashica's big sdp - u plate.  excuse the lint from cotton on the plate. 

i'm really happy with the gradient, it's probably the best one i've ever done.  i did dampen the sponge, i hadn't tried that with previous gradients, so that has to be what made the difference.

nailnation 3000 - h2-ohhh

another nailnation 3000 holo...loved this one.

nailnation 3000 - purple polish

this was 1 thin coat over nailnation's black.

the holo didn't pick up in the pictures, so i also took a video of this.

nail nation 3000 - beautemus maxiumus stamped

long time no post...haven't had time to sit down and post for a while.  going to try to  change that.

here's a picture of beautemus stamped as i mentioned i would do in my last post.  i have a few posts that i will do today since i've still been taking pictures of my manicures, just not the time to upload.

the image is a dashica image, i don't remember the plate, but can look it up if anyone wants to know :)

still need to work on lining up images, but it should be easier next time around, my nails have gotten longer since these pics.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

nail nation 3000 - beautemus maxiumus

i got this as a sample in my last nail nation 3000 order.  i am in love with this.   this isn't available as a full size yet, but i hope it is.  i definitely want one ;)

this is 2 thin coats, 1 coat of seche vite.

probably going to stamp over this one soon, so i didn't do a cleanup of it yet.

**edited to add a comparison picture**

dashica big sdp-p and color club - cherubic

1 coat of cult nails - nevermore was used as my base color and i used color club cherubic to stamp.  1 coat of seche vite over the whole thing.

the image was from the dashica big sdp-p plate.  i seriously love the images on their plates.

this was my manicure for last work weekend.  it seriously glowed in the sun when i was outside.

dashica big sdp-f and nail nation 3000 carpe diem

i used 3 thin coats of carpe diem as my base color for this.  it is the perfect white for using as a base color, it's not pure blinding white and it has a really soft holo to it.

the image used for this was off of the big sdp-f plate.  there seemed to be a part on the image that wasn't engraved deep enough, but knowing this, next time i use this image, i will just be more careful with the positioning.  i love this celtic knot image.   

the polish i stamped with did smudge a bit with seche vite, but i think that was totally my fault.  i didn't wait to add it after i stamped

i actually wore this for a few days, which is rare for me.  i love how it turned out in person.  the smudging wasn't as noticeable.

you can see in this next image where the plate didn't pick up the complete image.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

nail nation 3000 - eleanora

this is 3 thin coats of eleanora.  i'm totally in love with this color.  at different angles it has a slight purple tint also, i wasn't able to capture it on camera though...shot these in the middle of the night so i wasn't able to try with sunlight.

as with any other nail nation 3000, application was perfect.  no clean up needed.

i stamped over this manicure with an image from my new dashica plates.  that post can be found here.

dashica big sdp u

i was excited to get this order.  i purchased several plates and some stamping polishes from dashica

the image below is from the big sdp u plate.

the polish worked perfectly for stamping.  with any stamping i've done before i have only used cult nails - nevermore, so having some colored polishes will be a nice change.

for the base color i used 3 thin coats of nail nation 3000 - eleanora.  the post for that polish without a stamp is here.  1 coat of seche vite was used over the whole thing.

if anyone wants to see specific images from the dashica plates stamped, let me know.   i have the big sdp plates in D,  F, P, K, J, L, U, V.  i wouldn't mind ordering some more, there are so many designs that are totally my style on other plates.

shipping was pretty fast.  i ordered on june 28th and everything was delivered to mom's on july 6th.

i totally need to work on practicing how to line up half/french tip images.  that, and longer nails would help ;)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

nailnation 3000 - green holo topcoat

this is 2 coats of china glaze - budding romance, 2 sponged coats of china glaze - liquid vinyl near the tips of my nails and 2 thin coats of the green holo topcoat.

i keep falling more in love with these topcoats....

no cleanup on this pic since i was sponging over it anyhow.

i love shades like this color of green.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

nailnation 3000 - pink holo topcoat

this is 1 of 5 silver/gray cancelling holo topcoats available from nailnation.  i'm in love.  you get crazy holo without having the base color you choose being over-ran with silver or gray, like what usually happens with holographic topcoats.

this is 2 thin coats of the pink holo topcoat over 2 coats of mimosas before mani's.  1 coat of seche vite.

enchanted polish - kids

i completely forgot to post this one after i wore it.  oops.

this was 2 coats of kids over 1 coat of cult nails - nevermore.