The Lacquer Ring – Green

It’s TLR time again, Nicole’s up this month with her choice and she chose Green, very fitting for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day!

I intended this to be much different than it turned out.. it’s not terrible or a fail just not the look I was going for. :/  I did Cirque’s Erda and topped it with ILNP’s Flakies (whattttt? again!! i know) Supernova.

So Supernova has Blue, Green, and Purple flakies. On my swatch stick, yes I swatch each color.. It looked mostly green with a little bit of purple. So before I move on let me explain about my swatches because there seems to be some buzz in some of the groups I’m in on FB. Anyway… I have these swatch plates below, and every time I get a new color, before it goes away I paint it and put the name of the polish. All of my polishes are sorted by color, not by shade, lol just all greens together, etc. I also put how many coats it took to get that so that I know if it took 3 coats, it’s not a good stamping polish. Some people think this is a waste, some people think that you can just look at the bottle.. but Erda is a perfect example of why that doesn’t work… For me Erda looks much darker in the bottle. Now I know by looking at my swatches… Just sayin 😉 lol

Nail-polish-font-b-swatches-b-font-display-boards-chuck-nail-polish-color-card-display-panelAnyway back to the mani.. so on the swatch plate Supernova looked more green on it’s on, I guess paired with the green it took on the other colors, which is fine just not what I’d hoped for is all.

IMG_7388So in this angle you see mostly the purple flakes, but at the tips and in the middle of my pinky, and the left side of my index you can really see the green, it’s more subtle because the green matches Erda, but that’s more of what I was looking for here. Either way I think it came out good, It’s just not as St. Patty’s Day as I wanted.

Here’s some more angles

IMG_7384See it’s a more even mixed of both the green and the purple on this one.

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So what do you think, are you sick of me doing flakies yet? I just can’t help myself! AND she just came out with holo ones, I am trying very hard to not give in… lol

What’s your favorite green polish?

Here are the other girls green manis

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! 🙂

Stamping Saturday – Let it Snow

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Whaaaaaatttt? It’s Stamping Saturday and I have a look for you? Yes I do. I know it’s been about forever since the last time I did Stamping Saturday, but I am trying to participate more again! 🙂

It’s snowing, yet again, it’s beyond freezing, yet again, it’s NJ and it sucks, as always… so I have a snowflake mani.

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For this mani I desperately wanted to use my flakies, since they are really just a top coat unless you do multiple coats, I painted one thin coat of Julep’s Emma to give it that frost look. I then did one coat of ILNP’s Cold Fusion. My accent finger I did two coats of China Glaze’s Resolution, once all dry I stamped different snowflakes using Essie’s Blue Rhapsody.

 

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I love how Cold Fusion shifts from cobalts to emerald greens. These flakies are the best thing ever I’m in love.

As one of the Stamping Saturday Founders I really should be doing this every Saturday with the girls but I’ve been slacking, 😦 we’ve welcomed so many new girls and new looks each week with us. If you love stamping and would like to join us, please do!!

If you have a look to share this week, you can grab this link to put in your post

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Check out everyone else’s Stamping Saturday that had one for today!

The Lacquer Ring – Stars

It’s Lacquer Ring time again!

First, I will tell you about my carpet debacle this weekend… So my brother in law and his fiance’ are coming home for Christmas. She has never seen my collection and most people who haven’t seen it are intrigued, and of course I’m proud of it. lol  So I have some minor spills on the carpet around my polish shelf (in the closet of the guest bedroom) So I took it upon myself to try to clean it off so the house would look nice for them.  Well after about a bottle of nail polish remover later, the stains are still there… and the whole upstairs smelled so bad that if you lit a match you might blow up. It was god awful!!! I shampooed the rug 3x nothing was making this smell better, I dumped baking soda directly on the carpet hoping to absorb some of the smell, nada.  Eventually almost 4 days later the smell is gone, but if you sit on the floor you can still smell it when you are closer to the carpet…  smh

I have been totally neglecting my nails as I have been spackling, painting, cleaning, the whole nine yards in order to prepare for our family coming for Christmas. Winter of course is about THE worst time to do that so naturally my hands are so dry. 😦 I also have not been keeping up with my Nail Envy as I have only been painting my nails for TLR’s so I had my pinky and pointer finger on my ‘model hand’ break and my thumb on the other hand! Tragedy!!

Alright, well enough about my craziness, because I am sure we are all going through this, it is after all the Holidays!

Lesley as you know chose this month’s prompt, She chose ‘Magenta-ish’ nails for our color theme and now the theme is Stars.  I have this awesome Star stamp on one of my 80’s MoYou Stamps that I just knew I had to use!

I started out with Philly Loves Lacquer’s Hope is an Option. I then used ILNP’s Metropolis flakie with two coats. I stamped using Essie’s Nothing Else Metals.

I did a plan on ‘star’ for my pinky. Per my last TLR I said I had to to Hello Kitty themed nails in some way as Lesley and I both share our obsession for Hello Kitty. I have a giant plate of all kinds of HK Stamps and on there is a Lady Gaga Hello Kitty. Of course Lesley loves her to, so Win!  I stamped this using Zoya’s Savita

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IMG_7311IMG_7312IMG_7314I have to say how much I love these Flakies!  think I got 7 or 8. So far I used the Blue and this one and I love them both! I just love how the flakies just peek through but you can still see how awesome they are!

What do you think?  How crazy are you right now preparing for the Holidays?

Before you go, don’t forget to check out the other Star Manis 😉