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Silver Swirls Nail Art
I really wanted to use these two polishes together.
The stickers are from the Born Pretty Store. They are quite pretty but didn’t even last for a day.
Essie The More The Merrier
OPI Euro…Eurso

Silver Swirls Nail Art
I really wanted to use these two polishes together.
The stickers are from the Born Pretty Store. They are quite pretty but didn’t even last for a day.
Essie The More The Merrier
OPI Euro…Eurso

Washi masking tape: The next big thing in nail art?

It’s so hard being innovative in the world of nail art since it’s populated by super talented and creative artists. Do I have the next big thing in nail art on my blog today? We’ll see. I never saw this before and maybe I’ll be the first one to present this to you… Drumrolll… Using Washi masking paper as striping tape.

Washi masking tape originates from Japan. It is really strong while being super thin. It’s usually made with rice paper or from the pulp of some type of shrubs. It’s very popular in bookscraping. You can find it in arts and crafts store. I found shops on Etsy that sell a myriad of these: Neon, silver, gold, lace, chevron, cute prints.You can also find it on Ebay, Amazon and online paper stores.

This packet containing 2 rolls cost me 3.99$. The tape is 3mm x 10 m. Here’s the link to the original manufacturer:
http://www.masking-tape.jp/en/collection

Washi masking tape is super easy and fun to work with. It’s completely repositonnable and it doesn’t leave a glue residue. As striping tape, it leaves a clean line. It’s semi-sheer. It really “melts” with your polish. Unlike striping tape, it does not curl and is by far friendlier to use. The slimmer washi paper I found is 3 mm. So it’s about 2 X the width of regular striping tape.

I made a couple of tests on a nail wheel and it is awesome. Every nail is protected by a thick coat of Seche Vite.

I love this so much, can’t wait to use it in my next mani. What do you think? Do you find using striping tape as difficult as I do? I can see using larger rolls of washi paper and cuting them to fit my nails. They have so much beautiful motifs, designs and colors. will you give it a try ?

Red Hot Nails
See previous post for list of polishes used.

Red Hot Nails

See previous post for list of polishes used.

Crystal Red Gradient Nails

Hot Nails Ahead! Those nails are hot! I did a vertical gradient with these beautiful rich and warm colors and then I added two thin coats of this new polish called Crystal Disguise. It’s from a new Maybelline Color Show collection called Veils. Ain’t this a perfect look for Summer? You should see these out in the sun. Wow.

The other polishes I have used are from pinky to thumb:
China Glaze Lemon Fizz;
China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin (worst formula ever or I got a bad batch or something… Just awful to work with. Sorry CG. Great color but bad bad polish. You deserve a time-out for taking hard-earned money for this weird chalky streaky nail polish);
Essie Orange, It’s Obvious;
Sephora Formula X Pyrotechnic (best polish out of the five);
OPI Bastille My Heart (second best polish of this group).

Not bad, I managed to use 5 different brands in one mani!

notyouraveragenails:

Summer 2k14 Giveaway
It’s giveaway time again! Yay! Honestly, this was supposed to be held like a month ago as a thank you for reaching 5k followers, but I’ve been lazy busy so it got pushed back a bit. 

To Enter: 1 Like + 1 Reblog for a total of 2 possible entries (no giveaway blogs, please).
Following: Not necessary, but always appreciated!
Shipping: International.
Ends: July 28th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.
The Prize Pack Includes:(1) OPI Coca-Cola 10 Pack of Style Mini Set(2) OPI Little Bits of Neon (6 Piece Mini Set)(3) Sally Hansen I ♥ Nail Art Studs Kit(4) A custom nail set*
* The nail spine will be hand painted with the design of your choosing. It can be a recreation of a design I’ve done previously (for example my Octopus or Overdose nails) or you can request a custom design! Pretty much anything goes, but I reserve the right to decline a request if I don’t have the materials or abilities to produce it.

Rules/Disclaimers: Following is not required.  /  No Giveaway blogs.  /  One Like and One Reblog count for a total of Two entries, additional reblogs will not count.  /  One winner will be selected using a random number generator.  /  Please have your askbox open so that I can contact you if you win. / If the winning party does not reply within 48 hours they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be chosen in the same manner.  /  The winning party must agree to allow me to announce their URL to show that this is a legitimate giveaway with a winner.  /  If you win, please be prepared to provide a shipping address.  /  Shipping is international.  /  Please check and be aware of your county’s protocols on the importation of cosmetics before accepting the prize as some countries do not allow it.  /  If shipped internationally, the package will be sent as a gift; if any duties or taxes are charged in relation to the package they are the responsibility of the winner.  /  While I hope everything goes smoothly, any damage to the prizes that occurs during the shipping process is not the responsibility of the blog.
Good Luck!

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Summer 2k14 Giveaway

It’s giveaway time again! Yay! Honestly, this was supposed to be held like a month ago as a thank you for reaching 5k followers, but I’ve been lazy busy so it got pushed back a bit. 

To Enter: 1 Like + 1 Reblog for a total of 2 possible entries (no giveaway blogs, please).

Following: Not necessary, but always appreciated!

Shipping: International.

Ends: July 28th, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST.

The Prize Pack Includes:
(1) OPI Coca-Cola 10 Pack of Style Mini Set
(2) OPI Little Bits of Neon (6 Piece Mini Set)
(3) Sally Hansen I ♥ Nail Art Studs Kit
(4) A custom nail set*

* The nail spine will be hand painted with the design of your choosing. It can be a recreation of a design I’ve done previously (for example my Octopus or Overdose nails) or you can request a custom design! Pretty much anything goes, but I reserve the right to decline a request if I don’t have the materials or abilities to produce it.

Rules/Disclaimers: Following is not required.  /  No Giveaway blogs.  /  One Like and One Reblog count for a total of Two entries, additional reblogs will not count.  /  One winner will be selected using a random number generator.  /  Please have your askbox open so that I can contact you if you win. / If the winning party does not reply within 48 hours they will forfeit their prize and another winner will be chosen in the same manner.  /  The winning party must agree to allow me to announce their URL to show that this is a legitimate giveaway with a winner.  /  If you win, please be prepared to provide a shipping address.  /  Shipping is international.  /  Please check and be aware of your county’s protocols on the importation of cosmetics before accepting the prize as some countries do not allow it.  /  If shipped internationally, the package will be sent as a gift; if any duties or taxes are charged in relation to the package they are the responsibility of the winner.  /  While I hope everything goes smoothly, any damage to the prizes that occurs during the shipping process is not the responsibility of the blog.

Good Luck!

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Maybelline Color Show Veils Collection: Crystal Disguise 612

Dear Nailistas, just look under your couch cushions, pick up the change that is just lying there and run to your favorite drugstore to buy this polish! Paid only 3.99$ for this super great topper. Here are some swatches over different colors. Crystal Disguise is a milky pink but almost clear base formula filled with just the perfect amount of super fine iridescent purple, green and blue micro glitter. Looks superb on dark colors but adds depth and interest to paler hues. Love this so much, I’ll go get another bottle. If you liked Sally Hansen Hi-Def collection, you’ll love this polish.

Kimono Nails
For this mani, I was inspired once again by a beautiful kimono posted by one of my favorite Tumblr blog: The Kimono Gallery.

Tools of the trade:
L.A. Colors Dark Grey
OPI Alpine Snow
Layla Ceramic Effect 07 (red)
Konad special polish in Burgundy
MoYou London Suki Collection 06
MoYou London Mother Nature Collection 02

Hope you like this, have a great week-end!

Red and Gold Nail Foils
Just playing around with nail foils. Forgot to buy the special adhesive glue so I had to apply the foils to almost dry polish which is very hard. The gold foil is really flashy. I have used regular top coat and it crinkled the foil but that’s ok, I like it like that… Gives the nails a grungy look. Not bad for a first attempt. Next time I’ll use more seasonal colours. These nails look like Christmas wrapping paper! Wrong Season Girl!!

Almost forgot, I bought this set of 12 foils at the Born Pretty Store. Can’t remember the price but it was ridiculously cheap. Don’t forget to get the special adhesive glue. Time is way too precious to waste it watching nail polish almost dry.

Black Lace over Green Gradient

And now, my usual little Picollage.

Tools of the trade: MoYou London Bridal Collection plate 07, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Jade is the New Black and Urban Outfitters Eyes Wide Shut.

http://www.moyou.co.uk/index.php/http-www-moyou-co-uk-index-php-image-plates/bridal-collection/moyou-london-nail-art-design-image-plate-nail-stencils-collection-kit-set-moyou-nails-bridal-collection-07.html

Black Lace over Green Gradient

And now, my usual little Picollage.

Tools of the trade: MoYou London Bridal Collection plate 07, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Jade is the New Black and Urban Outfitters Eyes Wide Shut.

http://www.moyou.co.uk/index.php/http-www-moyou-co-uk-index-php-image-plates/bridal-collection/moyou-london-nail-art-design-image-plate-nail-stencils-collection-kit-set-moyou-nails-bridal-collection-07.html

Black Lace over Green Gradient

Dear Tumblr Friends, hope you had a great day!

I just love this look. I have prepared this as a sampler of some of the beautiful designs presented by MoYou London on plate 07 of their Bridal Collection series. These plates are the best quality plates I have tried yet. The little stamping mistakes are all my own.

Tools of the trade: MoYou London Bridal Collection plate 07, OPI Alpine Snow, OPI Jade is the New Black and Urban Outfitters Eyes Wide Shut.

http://www.moyou.co.uk/index.php/http-www-moyou-co-uk-index-php-image-plates/bridal-collection/moyou-london-nail-art-design-image-plate-nail-stencils-collection-kit-set-moyou-nails-bridal-collection-07.html

FIFA World Cup Nails

Which team are you rooting for?

FIFA World Cup Nails

Which team are you rooting for?

Doggy spam for my Tumblr friends. Sorry, no nail art today.
Here are a couple of pictures of my dear Aussie boy: Dexter. From a little sweet puppy to an exuberant teenager to an intelligent, active and eager to please young male. Dexter is now one-year-old.

Cool Black Cats over Neon Stripes Nails

I was inspired by these cool nails by Spektor’s Nails. Here’s the link, please go and check her out she’s amazing! http://www.spektorsnails.com/2014/06/bold-neon-stripes-with-china-glaze-pool.html

What a cool way to use my neon polishes, right? But then, I could not just let them be. Nope. I had to add those cool black stripes water decals. Kind of nice, right? But was it enough? Of course not! Since my neon stripes were no way near Spektors perfect lines, I needed a way to out-balanced their crookedness and uneven width. What to do then? Just add more stickers. Why not? So, I added these cool looking black cats.

The only thing these nails don’t sport is Glitter. Heeemmm glitter? No, stop, enough is enough!

What do you think ?

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Feather Nails
I have recycled my last mani using Orly Harmonious Mess by adding water slide nail decals I found at the Born Pretty Store. As you can see, some parts of the decals “melted” while I applied the top coat. Maybe, I left them in the water too long. Hey, who cares right?

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