Stamping Saturdays – Leopard Lover

It’s Saturday again! Today I am going to a craft show with my mom to see my cousin who makes these amazing hand painted glasses. Then I am going out with my girlfriend to lunch and then to pick up my OPI’s waiting for me at my polish store, the green, silver, and black from the OPI Coca Cola collection! :)

Today I have a special gift from my girl V, Essence’s Me and my Lover. I stamped Essie’s Good as Gold overtop using my 80′s MoYou stamp and then painted China Glaze’s Liquid Leather in the spots.

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I only have one picture because I don’t really like it… this is the look I was going for sure but I am not sure I love the colors all together

Don’t forget to check out the other girls looks for Stamping Saturday!

 

And the winners are…..

And the winners are….

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Alison Walker , Yen Morales , and Francesca Biondina!

Congrats everyone!

 

The winners have been notified via email. Due to Country and time differences each winner has 48 hours to get back to me with their address.

Thank you to everyone who entered! and welcome new followers :)

Stamping Saturday – Bejewled Tiger

I absolutely love this MoYou stamp, I am using it again. I used it a few weeks ago when The Lacquer Ring brought you our first collab post and I did my orange nails . This is two coats of Cirque’s Bejeweled which I absolutely LOVE and I stamped China Glaze’s Liquid Leather with the stamp overtop. I love how the holo shows through it.

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That’s all I have today, quick post!

Don’t forget to check out the other girls that have joined us for Stamping Saturday!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway!

And don’t forget to check out my blog sale!

 

The Lacquer Ring – Chartreuse

So this month it’s Jess from Once Upon a Polish’s turn, for our color she chose chartreuse. I am personally not a big fan of this color.. lol I had to improvise. The closest I have to chartreuse was OPI’s Did it on em, because this is such an ugly color, again sorry Jess.. lol I decided that it reminded me of the 70′s. I chose to make my nails look like a 70′s couch or pants. I stamped Cirque’s Mink using my plaid stamp as well as Avon’s Saturn using the same stamping plate, just stamping it over the brown.

Here is my inspiration lol

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Here are my nails

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 So there you have it, there’s my nails for our Chartreuse collab. It’s not that I hate this color.. its more that I think it looks terrible on my nails with my skin tone, okay and maybe a little that I hate it lol.

Here are the other Lacquer Ring manis- keep checking back as we might have some late posts :)

Stay tuned, in two weeks will be her pick for our nail art theme :)

Don’t forget to check out my blog sale, just sold a few things so I updated the page.

Blog Sale

 

BLOG SALE! – Availability updated. Prices reduced **MAKE SURE you check here before emailing me, purchases made since this post went out.

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My nail polish shelf is becoming quite full, with a collection as full as this, its hard to wear all of these colors!!! I am going through and picking out ones that I used once, swatched and didn’t end up liking etc.

Please email me at Kalelmari@yahoo.com to place your order and check availability with the subject Blog sale. Thanks! (Availability last updated 7/7/14) 

If you are interested in making a purchase: Send an email with the subject of Blog sale to MaesBeauty@ymail.com or Kalelmari@yahoo.com. US and International customers welcome (Please see below for International Rules) 

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I feel my prices are pretty fair so please no negotiating on the prices.

$8 MINIMUM PURCHASE, PLEASE. (before shipping costs)

All polishes were purchased by me unless otherwise noted, and all have been swatched unless otherwise noted.

Picture 122Jordana Base Coat $0.50 ($1.99 Retail) / OPI Natural Nail base coat $3.00 ($8.50 Retail)/ Revlon Extra life Top coat $1.00 / Jordana Calcium Base $0.50 ($1.99 Retail)

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These three are all *MINI* sized

OPI Into the night $1.50 ($4.25 Retail) / Nailtiques Formula 2 plus $1.75 ($9.50 Retail) / Lush Lacquer Thanks a latte $1.50 ($5.00 Retail)

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Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe $9.00 ($17.00 Retail) / Butter London Leccey $8.00 ($15.00 Retail)

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Loreal Stroke of Midnight $1.75 ($5.99 Retail) / Loreal After Hours $1.75 ($5.99 Retail) / Loreal Violet Vixen $1.75 ($5.99 Retail)

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Essie Go Overboard $3.25 ($8.50 Retail) / Essie Bikini So Teeny $3.25 ($8.50 Retail) / Essie Shearling Darling $3.25 ($8.50 Retail) / Essie Vermillionaire $3.25 ($8.50 Retail)

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Jessica Crimson Tattoo $2.00 ($3.25 Retail) / Jessica Gingersnap $2.00 ($3.25 Retail)

Picture 111OPI Vampersterdam $4.00 ($8.50 Retail) / OPI Honk if you love OPI $4.00 ($8.50 Retail)/ OPI Lincoln Park After Dark $4.00 ($8.50 Retail)/ OPI Here today Aragon Tomorrow  $4.00 ($8.50 Retail)/ OPI See you Later Sailor $4.00 ($8.50 Retail)

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Revlon Beach $1.75 ($4.99 Retail) / Covergirl #285 $2.25 (Brand New) ($5.99 Retail) / NYC East Village $0.50 (0.99 Retail) / Maybelline Purple Possibilities (shredded) $1.00 ($2.99 Retail) / Sonia Kashuk Peachy Keen $1.75 ($4.79 Retail)

Picture 113Funky Fingers Vivid $.75 (brand new) ($2 Retail) / Funky Fingers Venom $.75 (brand new) ($2 Retail)

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Color Club Diamond Drops $2.75 ($8 Retail) / Color Club Mrs Robinson $2.75 ($9 Retail)

Picture 115Ulta Sweet Nothing $3.00 ($7.50 Retail) / Ulta Material Girl $3.00 ($6.00 Retail) / Ulta  Femme Fatale $3.75 (brand new) ($6.00 Retail) / Ulta Ginger Peach $2.00 ($7.50 Retail)

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KB Shimmer Let’s get Star-ted (brand new) $4.75 ($8.75 Retail) / Barielle Jess’ Champagne $4.25 ($8.00 Retail) (brand new) / Morgan Taylor Regal as a Royal $3.25 ($5.75 Retail) (brand new)

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Zoya Faye $3.75 ($9 Retail)/ Orly Golden Halo $2.75 ($8 Retail) / Zoya Kissy $3.75 ($9 Retail) –Other Zoya’s not shown– Codie $6 Brand New – unopened ($9 Retail) / Ray $6 Brand New – unopened ($9 Retail) / Summer $6 Brand New – unopened ($9 Retail)

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Jesse’s Girl Confetti $1.75 ($3.99 Retail) / Avon Vamp it Up $2.00 ($3.45 Retail) (brand new) / Milani Pool Party $2.00 ($4.50 Retail)

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NY & Co Oceanic $1.25 (brand new)  ($2.50 Retail) / NY & Co Aquarelle $1.25 (brand new) ($2.50 Retail)

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China Glaze Jitterbug $2.50 ($6.50 Retail) / Wet n’ Wild Paying with Platinum $0.50 ($1.99 Retail) / China Glaze Whirled Away $2.50 ($6.50 Retail)

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Seche Base Coat 3.50 (brand new) ($7.99 Retail)/ NailTek Intensive Therapy $4.50 ($10.95 Retail) / Nail aid Peeling Nal base $2.75 ($6.50 Retail)

Stamping Plate mix-matched Bundle 30 Plates (Cheeky & MASH) for $12.00 (See below for which ones are new and used)

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Independence Day water marbles!!

Happy 4th!

So I attempted water marbling again. This time it was no less messy! LOL My sister who is literally good at everything she tries even the first time is just perfection… well she found a tutorial on Pinterest and sent this to me last week. Once I told her how much of a mess and how uncoordinated I felt doing this last time, she proceeds to tell me, oh it’s easy. Ha.. well…. I tried it again last night and although the tutorial was very helpful and it did work I am still uncoordinated and very clumsy so I still made a mess!

The first step which is very important to water marbling is to make sure that your water is room temperature. When I tried this before I just used tap water ‘at room temperature’ this time per the tutorials suggestion, I used a water bottle that had been sitting out. This tip definitely made a difference.

I had all of my bottles ready to go and open, but part of my first issue and frustration is the blue and white I wanted to use, are almost empty! :( so this definitely made it difficult and things didn’t run as smoothly as I wanted.

I taped my fingers up once the white base had dried just as the tutorial had suggested, and started with the next steps of dripping the polish one by one until was a bullseye. Once I had the desired amount of drips and design I put my nail in. Another trick is to wiggle your pin or toothpick on the top of the water to tell once it’s dry. Once it has dried you can scrape it off the top so that once you slowly remove your nail from the water you can’t mess up the design by getting any of the residual at the top of the water on to your nail.

Once I had completed all of the steps and looked at my nails.. the red that I chose overtop my white base was too pink, it wasn’t red enough with just one coat so I was not happy. In the tutorial she had mentioned that some people do double marbles… well now I am intrigued… so I took the same three colors, and added in a shimmery red. I also put a few drops of red before moving on to the next color to brighten it a bit, once I double marbled, it came out darker and more like Red white and blue. It’s a little more abstract and there is a lot of detail going on. I had my girlfriend Gina bring in her Macro camera and lens in to work to help me take better pictures. LOL

Here is my final look

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I used Nubar’s Lustful Red, Essie’s Aruba Blue, Ulta’s Snow White, and Avon’s Super Nova.

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For the stamp nail I did two coats of Ulta’s Snow White, and used my MoYou stamp. I dropped the blue on one firework, overlapped it a bit with lustful red on the other firework, and on the third overlapped the two with Super Nova. Once I scraped it, I used the excess on my scraper and went over it a couple of more times to blend the colors more and voila!

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Here is the link to Polish and Pearls, the tutorial that I followed. It can also be found on my Pinterest board.

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All in all, it came out a lot better than I had hoped, I still have some perfecting to do but it ran more smoothly than it did the last time I tried this.. if you can believe that based on what I explained LOL

 

So what do you think, will you try water marbling for the first time, or maybe again using this tutorial? What are your plans this weekend? Hopefully not getting stormed in like us here on the East Coast!

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway, if you haven’t already, ends July 16th 11A EST.

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