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Rainbow Splotches

This mani was a disaster, but a very colorful one! Ergo, rainbow day in the 31 Day Challenge. To achieve this craziness, I tested two types of polish (metallic vs jelly over silver), three ways of applying the polish (small splotches, big splotches, and stamper squish), and 5 stamps. Hilariously (aka sadly) when I had finally settled on colors, method of application, and stamp…the application didn’t work! It looked awful. So I switched and it took forever to correct the mistake, but the end result was super shimmery and colorful regardless :-p

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The design itself was inspired by Fashion Polish, although I don’t own those type of bold jellies nor do I own a stamp even close to what she has! So I improvised. All my stamps didn’t look anything like hers so I gave up and went with a different fun stamp instead.

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I liked both the matte and shiny versions of this mani! I matted it at the end cause that is what she had done…but I don’t know how I feel about it vs the shiny! Any votes for either direction?

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Colors:
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Pink: Petites Color Fever – Raspberry Ice
~ Red: Zoya – Isla
~ Orange: Sinful Colors – Courtney Orange
~ Yellow: Revlon – Hypnotize
~ Green: Zoya – Holly
~ Teal: Petites Color Fever – Figi
~ Blue: Zoya – Tart
~ Purple: Sinful Colors – Fig
~ Stamp: hehe – 024

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So many colors! I don’t actually own a bright purple metallic, so I used a subtle shimmer instead. My only purple metallics are in the dark-to-very-dark range. I hand’t realized!

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I hope you enjoyed!

Glittering Turtle

I painted my nails blue…and then got stuck. What to do with blue nails? There were SO MANY OPTIONS. So, I turned to one of the queens of nail art, and tried to loosely duplicate a mani 😀

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I started off trying to re-create the sea turtle mani by yagala, but got sidetracked. I used stamps instead of free handing…and then decided that if I was going to be wearing gloves over this mani (which I will be, yay for lab work!), that I should probably steer clear of lots of 3D bits. So I added a glittery topper. And then some silver. And I kinda just had fun with it!

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The base color is Over the Moon by Color Club, one of the famed halo hues polishes. I bought it to replace Nfu Oh 065, which has dried to an unusable glop despite being over half full. I have to say though, I am not disappointed in Over the Moon! I used two thin coats here, but I probably could have gotten away with one. The polish is ever so slightly thick, but not hard to work with. And it is holo-y as ANYTHING. Oh my god.

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I need to convince myself not to go hunting for the rest of the halo hues polishes…so far I only own this blue one and the silver (Harp On It). And they are both amazing! Gah.

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Colors
~ Blue: Color Club – Over the Moon
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ White/silver glitter: whim – Frosted Cupcake
~ Silver: Revlon – Metallic
~ Stamp: hehe – 012

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Hope you enjoyed the jaunt under the sea! Even if my poor turtle is a tiny bit disproportionate. Whoops!

Picnicking

Summery nails! I actually wore these right around July 4th, just before I returned to the hospital. Poor long nails, I miss you!

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The art was inspired by the awesome and wonderful combo of Chalkboard Nails and More Nail Polish, two of my very favorite nail artists! I took the stamp from More Nail Polish and the accent watermelon from Chalkboard Nails. Unfortunately, I neither have a black sparse glitter top coat nor an ant stamp…so I had to freehand my ants. My boyfriend insists they look like spiders. I hate spiders! These are TOTALLY ants…they only have 6 legs and spiders have 8. Ergo, ants!

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The idea of stamping the picnic blanket was genius on the part of More Nail Polish, since hand-painting that would have been terrible! And this is adorable, I think.

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Colors
~ White: Sinful Colors – Snow me White
~ Red: Pure Ice – Siren
~ Dark pink: Zoya – Veronica
~ Pink: Sinful Colors – Pink Forever
~ Light pink: Wet n’ Wild – Tickled Pink
~ Mint: Maybelline – Green with Envy
~ Green: Salon Perfect – Escape to Neverland
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamp: hehe – 028

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Hope you enjoyed! And I hope it cools down a bit here. It is quite frankly too hot to go outside, much less to picnic!

Grey and Wintry

This is what I was wearing on my other hand, that I talked about on Wednesday (the Teal post). It is seasonally appropriate for sure, but not bright!

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The design was very loosely inspired by Chit Chat Nails. Only, I wanted more stamps. I need better snowflakes, mine barely pick up!

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So this is what I was talking about…this design is wintry but very dark! The other hand was much simpler but also colorful. I also think its pretty easy overall to stamp…and much harder to work precisely with tape! Then again, maybe thats just me.

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Colors
~ Grey: Zoya – Yuna
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ White: Mentality – White Opaque
~ Stamps: hehe – 028, BM – 319

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Hope you enjoyed! Depending on what I pull together this weekend, you’ll either get a fully week of pink/purple/Valentine’s art next week, or just a smattering. Bring on the hearts!

In the Reef

I had rather forgotten that I had a plate to review from Lady Queen Beauty! I had used it once briefly…but it got buried under some Emily de Molly stamping plates that just arrived! Ah, the trials and tribulations of a tiny plate versus a larger one :-p

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Anyway, I went to town with this! I had been waiting to order a blue/teal jelly polish (and I finally did…) but it didn’t seem fair to make the plate wait for the polish to arrive! So, I just tried to put together a jelly-sandwich-type mani using regular polish. The result came out alright I think!

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Colors
~ Teal holo: LA Girl – Teal Dimension
~ Teal stamp: Mentality – Turquoise Opaque
~ Silver stamp: Mentality – White Opaque
~ Stamp: hehe – 012

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This plate is fun because it has a whole bunch of fun under the sea patterns! Lots of types of seaweed, lots of fish, some shell too! I had also forgotten that I owned Teal Dimension. It’s such a pretty teal holo glitter! Silly Eva, look through your collection more frequently!

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If you want to pick up hehe plate 012 with all the fish and plants, you can find it at Lady Queen Beauty for $2.99 (plus 15% off with the code BPLC15. Enjoy!

Fireworks

New Years Eve! It only made sense to post fireworks for today 😀

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Now, I cheated for this. The gold and rose gold are stamps! Well, one stamp that I set up in a gradient. All the bright flecks of color come from the purple base, which is three thin coats of Fowl Play! I don’t use this polish nearly as much as I should. Its quite pretty.

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The stamp that I used was from the hehe plate 024 from Lady Queen Beauty that I said I had used nearly every design from in the past month. Ta-da, firework design! It’s so cool.

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Colors
~ Purple: ORLY – Fowl Play
~ Gold: Maybelline – Bold Gold
~ Rose gold: Essie – Penny Talk
~ Stamp: hehe – 024

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Hope you enjoyed! And go enjoy the fireworks and bright lights 🙂 Happy New Years!

Golden Starbursts

This mani was incredibly simple but looked awesome! Its only two colors, one stamp, and a few 3D pieces. Surprisingly, it lasted for 5 days before any of the studs fell off.

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Both the stamp and one of the various studs are new! For the half-stamped nails, I used tape to mark off where the stamp should end, and then added the studs and beads with top coat. The end look was really fun and surprisingly easy (just stamps and then studs!)

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Colors
~ Brown: Spa Ritual – Starry Night
~ Gold: Maybelline – Bold Gold
~ Stamp: Hehe – 024

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The stamping plate (which I have now used almost every design from…I really like this one!) can be found at Lady Queen Beauty for $2.99. The tiny isosceles triangle studs (pointer finger, thumb) are also from Lady Queen Beauty, and are $4.25 for 20 of them. Although I really like them (I’ve been using them on accent nails, you’ll see some during Christmas week!), I don’t know that $4.25 for just 20 of them is fair. I bet they’ll go on sale soon though!

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Don’t forget to use my 15% off code if you buy anything, BPLC15! And please go vote for me 😀 Hope you enjoyed!

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