Creative musings in bright colors

Posts tagged ‘stamping decals’

Shifting Stained Glass

I feel like every time I want to use a lot of multichrome polishes I always think the end result will be prettier than it is. Don’t get me wrong, I find this mani quite pretty…just not as pretty as it could be if the colors shifted EVEN MORE.

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As it stands, I looks like I used 8-10 colors per nail when I only used 5. But it is hard to tell within one nail where each color is because they shift! But I wanted to play with them anyway so here we are. This happens every time I get a new multichrome :-p

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I have a separate post coming up that highlights the base polish here, so I’m not going to focus on it. Basically, I love shifty polishes and I didn’t have a golden copper yet.

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Its so hard to convince myself not to go buy more shifters! They are so pretty! But they are almost impossible to wear to the hospital (the polish is downright distracting), and since there are now SO MANY COLORS by SO MANY BRANDS I don’t even know which ones look the same or different anymore! No one owns them all (that would be crazy) so I can’t get a side-by-side 😦

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Colors:
~ Magenta/gold: ILNP – Masquerade
~ Blue/purple: ILNP – Birefringence
~ Copper/gold: Born Pretty – 212
~ Green/teal: ILNP – Reminisce
~ Gold/green: Catrice – Genius in the Bottle
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Stamps: BM – XL205, BP – L054

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Anyway, I hope you enjoyed! Maybe next time I’ll remember to stick to one or two shifty polishes, not a whole boatload 😀

Fall Fail

I was trying to make something like this and I failed. Whoops! I needed it to be impressive enough that I wouldn’t get in trouble wearing it to the hospital and this just doesn’t quite make it.

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I should have done entirely golden leaves. I tried to mix in a few shimmery browns and yellow…and instead you can hardly tell the brown from the gold and the yellow is too faint to see! Grr.

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So, fall fail. It happens! I have a few more seasonal manis that I want to put together before winter hits, hopefully they come off better! I even made stamping decals for these just so I could get the placement perfect *sigh*.

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Colors
~ Red: Zoya – India
~ Gold: Essie – Good as Gold
~ Brown holo: Darling Diva – Chocolate Diamond
~ Yellow: Revlon – Hypnotic
~ Stamp: BP – 19

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Live and learn! Sorry :-p. The next few fall/halloween manis are a bit better I promise!

Rose of a Different Color

You guys. I wrote a post for this when I made it. I REMEMBER WRITING IT. And now it is gone! Poof. Disappeared into the sad abyss of my of my senile laptop. It isn’t even that old, and at least it only loses notes (oh god good if I had lost my thesis right before I submitted it I would have DIED).

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So, that brings us to this point. I made these stamping decals. I had high hopes to turn them into something I saw on pinterest, but I could actually cover my whole nail (instead of the mani I was trying to emulate, where the blogger only covered the very end). And I had gone through all the effort of painting all the flowers…so I used the whole decal.

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These took forever to make. Each flower has 3 holo colors, each nail is different…HEADACHE. But they look incredible so I really can’t feel all that bad! I honestly don’t have THAT many holo colors, but I don’t think I could name all of these even if I tried. Turns out I only have one teal holo though, so fail on my part!

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GLITTER. I am tired (and sad that this post disappeared) so in addition to really pretty nail art you guys are stuck with my stream-of-conscience-ness post here. I really want to acquire some jelly polishes so I can make this without having to drag out 25 different holo colors.

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Hope you enjoyed! Even if the posting itself is a bit lackluster today :-p Stare at the holo-goodness and be happy!

Budding Blue

I have been wanting to try this design for months, since I saw it on pinterest. My version is not quite as nice as the original, by @justagirlandhernails. That being said, I still like it!

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The new polish here is a medium-deep blue creme (yes its a color…its not a medium blue nor it is a dark blue. Shhhhh) called Sia by Zoya. Sia covered almost perfectly in one coat, I added a second just in case. She does however dry a whole shade darker than the bottle color! I was slightly misled…i thought I would be getting a medium blue and Sia is certainly a darker blue. That being said, the color is stunning! I didn’t have any staining when I took Sia off either.

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Colors
~ Blue: Zoya – Sia
~ Light blue: Zoya – Yummy
~ White: Salon Perfect – Sugar Cube
~ Black: Sinful Colors – Black on Black
~ Green: Zoya – Shawn
~ Light green: Glitter Gal – No Worries
~ Stamps: EdM – 03

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The crazy part here was how many decals I made. The blue-and-white nails were done by transferring the stamp to the stamper in black, and then covering it with white. When dry, I cut the decal into pieces to put on my nails. The flowers were free-handed onto a stamper and then transferred. Lots of decals!

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In other news, does anyone else go through black and white at a truly horrifying pace? I need a new white ALREADY and I think I just started using this one in June! Yikes! This is why I cannot believe some nail bloggers shell out $30 for the “perfect” white…if I go through a bottle ever 4 months, I would rather have a crappy $2 polish than something that costs me an arm and a leg 4 times a year!

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