Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Dedicated to Love

Hello all my fellow nail polish addicts! Today I'm super excited to share with you my love inspired mani!  Yep, it's gonna be a dopey post all right!

Lets get to the technical details first, I started with my usual Pro-FX base coat then did a coat of Zoya Storm followed by a sponging on my tips of Zoya Ziv.  I top coated it with Seche Vite, then stamped the silver designs using Barielle Platinum Ring and Bundle Monster stamping plates BM-H18 and BM-H16.

Also, please, please forgive my cuticles, the recent cold snap has been very unforgiving of my forgetfulness to moisturize.  They are getting some much needed love right now!

I really love this mani and am feeling super loved in my life right now!  I have been through some very trying times and am finding my own way in life once again.  This time however I am determined to never stop loving myself and to keep that fire within burning bright regardless of who or what is going on in my life.

So to my new love, thank you for being so supportive and the inspiration for this mani!  To the love that I will keep giving to my own internal fire, you got this girl, just keep loving yourself also!  To all my friends who have shown me love and support, I say thank you and I love you all from the bottom of my heart!  To my readers, don't let your passions fade, love yourself always, and for the love of god never stop painting your nails!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Water Marble fun with Sinful Colors

Hello my fellow nail art lovers!  I hope you find yourselves polished and loved!  Today I have a yellow and black water marble to share with you!

I used my usual Pro-FX as a base coat then did one coat of Sinful Colors Chick Chick.  Once that was dry I did a water marble on top of it using Chick Chick and Sinful Colors Black on Black then top coated it with Seche Vite.

I do have some spots where I think the black could be darker but overall not too shabby!  

 I have a few pin prick bubbles, but I think the dryer, cooler air is definitely helping my nail art woes, I swear humidity is now my worst enemy!

And for once I got pics of the elusive right hand, still a few bubbles, but not too bad.  I think I'll try this color combo again soon!  Please share and comment below if you like this!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Stamping with Pueen Plates and Sinful Colors

Hello my lovelies!  If you've delved into the art of stamping with your nail art you may be aware there are new Pueen plates.  I was not, but as soon as I came across them I knew I had to order them at once!  They got here super fast and below are the results.

The listing on Amazon calls them Pueen 2014 Nail Art Stamp Collection -
 Special Edition Encore 01-04 NEW Invention Set of 4 Double Sided All You Can Stamp Full Size Stamping Image Plates Manicure DIY (Infinite Images with Your Creativity) Now with Bonus Storage Case.  Which seems like soooooo much info for a listing title, but at least you know what you are getting!

I used Sinful Colors Curry Up for the green and Sinful Colors Snow Me White for the stamping.  I used bits from every plate except for SE03. 

Overall I really like this color combo and didn't have to many issues with transferring any images.  Some of the index is messy but that's my timing not the plates or polish causing issues.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

I love the new plates so far and there are endless options so keep your eye out for more stamping mani's soon!  Thanks for looking and please share it if you like it!

Monday, December 15, 2014

Rich Chocolate Candies on My Nails! or Zoya Water-Marbling Success

Hello my fellow nail polish addicts!  I have been on a water-marble kick lately so I thought I'd try out some Zoya's to see how well they work water-marbling.  Turns out they work great!  Check 'em out!

I used Zoya Flynn (the light brown), Zoya Lousie (the dark brown), and Zoya Pepper (the red).  I was going for more of an earthy feel but they turned out to look like rich chocolates instead.  Still a win in my book!

They were a big hit at work with the girls which always makes my day!

I used ProFX as my base coat, then did a coat of Flynn before doing the water-marbling on top.  I of course used my usual Sech Vite to seal it.

I definitely have been spoiling myself with chocolate and I'm blaming the holidays while thoroughly enjoying the indulgence!  ヽ(´▽`)/  

I hope everyone else is enjoying the holiday spirit, I know I will be this year since I got my shopping done early!  Thanks for looking, I'll have more up to share soon!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Watermarble Mani

Hello my fellow nail art enthusiasts!  I am so sorry to have been gone for a whole month but I promise to be much better at keeping current!  I have a watermable mani to share with you today and it's one of my fav's so far.

Please please forgive my chipped ring finger, its driving me nuts too!

I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Sinful Colors Coffee.  I was super tempted to throw a third color in but I like how it turned out with just the two.  

I did do a base coat of Snow Me White before doing the water marble on top to help the colors really pop! Its also sealed with a coat of Seche Vite, which has saved me soooo much time, I love that stuff!

I have so many plans for this up coming year and I will be sharing those with you soon, for now I'm loving my new freedom and life and have tons of posts to share with you!  Thanks for looking!