The Lacquer Ring – Gradient

The talented and lovely Cynthia’s choice is up again. I am loving her right now because her original choice was water marbling for today but thankfully she came to her senses and chose Gradient.

I’ve done both looks but water marbling for those of you that have tried it is A. a pain in the ass and B. messy no matter what I’ve tried. So I’m loving Cynthia for changing her mind for all of us 🙂

For my gradient I had Valentine’s colors in mind as I did this right around that time, I know I was super prepared this time 🙂 I did the base using Morgan Taylor’s Ella of a girl from the Cinderella collection. I then did a flakie gradient using I think my favorite one of the ILNP bunch, Electric Carnival

IMG_7350I especially love Electric Carnival as it has soo many shades, red, pink, gold, and green. ILNP’s description talks about how you will catch even more colors in different lighting. I sure do and I love it! 😀

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Looooook at all those colorsssss ❤ So what do you think about these flakies or more importantly, Electric Carnival?

Check out the rest of the TLR girls for their gradient looks! 🙂

NOTD – Tangerine Easter Beanz

Whoa, I know I am posting in the middle of the week, can you believe it! I’ve been so busy posting for our weekly Stamping Saturday is about all I’ve been able to handle. I’ve painted my nails and have lots of looks to show you.

Today I have some Easter nails for you using Jessica Banana Peel and Tangerine Dreamz. I stamped Catrice’s Heavy Metallilac  using plate Wistonia W212.

I still need some help from Cynthia on the gradient, but I think it turned out okay… what do you think?

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I wanted my nails to resemble when you are dying eggs and you dip one half the egg in one color and the other in another, I somewhat achieved my look. I’m not 100% sold on my gradient with this, it needs work.

I got this whole Jessica Gelato Mio set so I will be doing some other looks shortly with the other colors!! 🙂

See you Saturday for SS!

Stamping Saturdays – A little love

Another Stamping Saturday brought to you today, this time almost all the girls in our group were able to participate (links below)!! Valentine’s Day for me is special I have someone special to share it with. My husband and I have been together for 10 years this year so it’s an extra special Valentine’s day. 🙂 I am starting off some Valentine’s Day nails today with a glitter gradient, stamped heart look, check it out 🙂

This is two coats of Nubar’s Spirit Walker and Ulta’s Tink-her-bell as the gradient  glitter, the stamp is Essie’s The Lace is on.

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So there you have it, my glitter gradient, lovey mani. lol 🙂

Be sure to click below to see the other girls Stamping Saturday look!

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NOTD 147 – Featured Color Friday – Concrete Evidence

Woohoo!!! Finally Friday. Last week flew by and this week felt like it drug on and on and on and on and on…. jeez!

Today I have “Ulta – Concrete Evidence” a light gray with a top gradient using “Shimmer – Strength”

Some of the pictures the lighting of the teal glitter makes the gray appear more blue, you will see in some though that it’s actually the light gray color. I absolutely love this pale gray and this glitter, OMG one of my favorites. ‘Strength’ is a PCOS, Ovarian and anything Teal awareness polish. I was diagnosed with PCOS back in 2005 so this polish is especially special to me. ❤

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Well that is all for me today, another quick post 🙂

 

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NOTD 135 – Happy Ending – Featured Color Friday

Good Morning and Happy Friday!

So I know that I promised some nail art this week, but I promise it’s still coming. It’s a surprise so I still can’t tell you what it is, but I promise it’s coming. 😀

I think I may have used this color before, but that’s alright, never together. Today I have “Sinful Colors – Happy Ending” with a little gradient of “Sinful Colors – Call ya later” I love Happy Endings, its such a pretty green with a fine goldish shimmer to it, I thought it paired perfectly with Call ya later which is gold and green glitter. 🙂

You are going to get lots of pictures today because I just love this color! ❤

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Here is a picture where some are blurry but you can really see the glitter more here.

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Lastly, I leave you with this article I found on Yahoo today (Click here) which is entitled “Best nail polish brands that last”. I don’t know if I agree with some of these, what do you think? Essie in particular the last couple that I bought tended to be more on the watery and runny side. I usually love Essie’s but the last few seemed to be going downhill. Some I have not tried and may now that I have read the article to see if I agree.

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Day 10 Gradient – 31Challenge

Let me start by saying that this is my first Gradient look, let me then continue by saying how difficult I felt this was for me, so I hope I did alright hope you like it!

I originally tried with a dark blue and a light sparkle and was unsuccessful… ugh..  I felt it just wasn’t gradient enough. I then looked up tips to complete this look and someone suggested a make up sponge… ugh x2.. that also did not work for me. I’m not sure if it was the polish combinations I was choosing, the make up sponge, or just that it was the first time I was trying this look… but it was exhausting.

Finally, what I ended up choosing was a lighter color and a sparkle. After the sponge attempt I decided to do some research and came across a tutorial Click here  where the girl used a light color and chose a pink sparkle. She painted 25% of her nail, then 50%, then 75% so that each time the look would be darker as you went down due to the varying coats of polish on the finger. That worked! Here’s how it came out:

 This was my final attempt as soon as I was done, I supposed I was pleased enough. Now I am determined to master it, so keep checking back after this challenge as I will attempting it again!

The polishes I ended up using were”Julep – Kelly” for the base, then “OPI- Katy Perry’s Collection – Last Friday Night” as my Gradient effect.

Here is another look at the next day and finished product.

I Hope you enjoyed my day # 10 of the 31 Nail Challenge , and I’m interested to hear what your thoughts are on the Gradient look?

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