Stamping Saturdays – A Sailors Oasis

I know I am late the rest of the girls have their SS looks up already, but I'm here, I have mine!! Busy, but awesome day today!

I did two coats of Essie’s Find me an Oasis and then stamped Orly’s Sweet Peacock using my new MoYou plates. I used The Sailor Collection plate 7. ūüôā

I absolutely love how light and springy Find me an Oasis is, the metallicy blue of Sweet Peacock just pops on top of it, its pretty amazing… lolPicture 142

 

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Well there you have it, here’s my Stamping Saturday look for this week. Don’t forget to check out the other girls below…

 

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NOTD – Stamping Gold Saturdays

I am taking a page from the Gold Masta V’s¬†Playbook here with this mani, she would be so proud!

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This mani is brought to you by the lovely Lesley who got me, Essie’s Good as Gold and¬†Orly’s Sweet Peacock for my birthday! I also used Nicole by OPI Sing y0u like a bee.

  • I first painted one coat of good as gold on all nails
  • Once completely dry, I mean completely! lol use hole¬†reinforcement stickers strategically placed so that you have the half-moon on your nail at the top (or bottom) 036
  • I then painted two coats of Sing you like a bee on my accent nail and two coats of Sweet Peacock on the rest. (If it’s too much to do all at once, do one at a time just keep in mind it might be harder trying to put stickers on your fingers with half of them dry and half not)
  • Once that was completely dry, I used my stamping plate and stamped the good as gold over the sweet peacock nails
  • Topped off with Seche top coat on all. Here’s the final result ūüôā

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So what do you think?

Here is the link for the other girls Saturday Stamping looks!

Don’t forget to check out the Blog sale, I’ve¬†adjusted the prices a bit, I’ve created some more deals, and even¬†made some changes to¬†include my International Beauties!

NOTD 100 – Plum-It

Happy Sunday! bleh! I hate Sundays because that means Monday is coming, and Mondays suck!!!

In any event, Friday night, Frosso¬†shared this amazing Zoya¬†offer… It was try three Zoya¬†polishes for free. It excluded some of the newest lines and you still had to pay $10 shipping. So I got three Zoya’s¬†that night for $10 bucks!! Thank you so much Frosso! I can’t wait until they come in. If you are interested, go to Zoya’s¬†page and check it out, they will email you a link and you use “Zoya2013” in the check out.

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Now on to a beauty that Frosso¬†got me for my Birthday!! She got me “Essie – Nothing else Metals” I used my Cheeky Stamp CH48 overtop two coats of¬†“Sally Hansen – Plum-It”.

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I am loving my new light box, I can really capture the pictures how I have always wanted, but there is always room for improvement still with the placement of the lighting. Sorry, that’s the perfectionist in me… lol

Hope everyone has a good week!

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Purchases and things

My mom and I had a Lia Sophia book party and with your sales you can earn free jewelry, which we did. I had gotten three rings, a bracelet, a necklace and a pair of earrings. My rings were a size too small and the earrings just did not look right on my little ear lobes, so I exchanged the earrings for the necklace below and my rings finally came in!!

The next thing was an actual purchase, and it was from Ninja Polish¬†it’s a “Ninja Polish color named Alexandrite” This is an Emerald shifting to purple color. It says to paint over dark colors to really get the full effect, I cannot wait to try this. I did a¬†swatch over nothing on one of my swatch tips and it’s simply gorgeous. However another one of those colors that will¬†simply be impossible to capture in a photo, we¬†shall see it kept coming up green in the pic ūüė¶

Next up is a stamping plate that I also got from Ninja Polish

Next was my second Indie Polish, “Hit Polish”¬†I got ” Jack-O’-Lantern” and “Snozzberry” I have not tried these yet, only on my nail swatches¬†and they are gorgeous, I will swatch “Jack-O’-Lantern” closer to Halloween where I will do a bunch of Halloween manis¬†as that is my favoritist¬†time of the year. ūüôā “Snozzberry” swatches are soon to come.

Next up is “Gerry” from “Shimmer Polish” along with a sneak peek¬†of a swatch of it (prior to my NOTD post about it)

So here is the sneak peek… no matter What I did, inside, outside, flash, no flash, right under lights, shading, in the car, in the sun, overtop purple backgrounds, overtop blue backgrounds…. the color continuously showed up as a blue with glitter. Although I painted this atop “OPI Nicole – Back to Reality TV” I painted two coats, and I feel it’s more purple. but it certainly has a lot of blue glitter too. See for yourself Linda over at Shimmer does describe it as a “Violet Purple Navy Blue glitter polish”

The formula was great, this is two coats over “Back to Reality TV” covered it for the most part. beautiful glitters. She has gorgeous shades to offer you should check her out, I am starting my list now, of next colors to get from “Shimmer”.

Last purchase and certainly not least ūüėÄ is my very first one, it was from “LUSH Lacquer”, I got “Salt N’ Peppa” and “Slumber Party” To see the swatch of¬†“Salt N’ Peppa” click here:¬†I am so¬†mad at myself that I only got minis of these because¬†I simply LOVE “Salt N’ Peppa” so far, I have not tried “Slumber Party” just yet. I am like so afraid to use it because I don’t want it to end!! I already have a wish list of this line going ūüėÄ

That is all for now. ūüėÄ

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