NOTD 86 – Gettin’ Cheeky

I know, I know, it’s been a while again.. ūüė¶ well I have gotten some fabulous things in the past few days to tell you about!! My mama¬†went to Amazon and ordered me the new Cheeky plate set, that came in the other day…¬†I picked up the Color Club Pop Color set at Ross for $7.99!!! and My glequins¬†came in from Ebay, woohoo!

This mani¬†started out disastrous, it was one of those manis¬†like, “why do I keep adding things” but I ended up liking it! ūüėÄ I used “OPI – Russian Navy” which is a gorgeous deep blue, with¬†I think, hints of a deep purple.Wwith this color, I¬†feel like you need two coats but when you do two coats it looks super dark and not as much depth to it. I then used “Essie’s – Blue Rhapsody” as my stamping color which I think brings¬†out a lot more of “Russian Navy’s” vibrance. The place I used was Cheeky plate “CH52” with my blue glequins that matched “Blue Rhapsody” almost perfectly!

Step 1: Base Coat

Step 2: Two coats of “Russian Navy”

Step 3: Once FULLY dry, Stamp Cheeky Plate CH52 onto all nails.

Step 4: Paint a diagonal french effect with either a brush or the brush from the polish bottle of Russian Navy (one nail)

Step 5: While Russian Navy is still somewhat dry, using a brush,(toothpick, whatever you want to grab with) dip into clear polish and pick up glequin. Place desired amount of glequins, in desired pattern; I followed the diagonal tip.

Step 6: Repeat steps 4 and 5 for remainder of nails

Step 7: Top coat.

Here is the finished look

 

 

 

So what do you think?

 

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NOTD 70 – @NinjaPolish Alexandrite @Polish_Ninja

I am so excited today I cannot even begin to express how much!! It’s the little things in life.. lol

First, I have some swatches of the¬†GORGEOUS “Alexandrite by Ninja Polish” that I had posted about last week here. ¬†and the second excitement is¬†an amazing lighting setting on my camera that I learned about today,¬†that makes things wonderful (some of you can benefit from this, some can’t, some have way better pictures than me already, so you must have known! ) But, can I just take a moment to first say¬†how awesome Rhonni¬†from NinjaPolish¬†is. Someone had told me about her website when I was trying to find¬†a hard to find polish. I¬†then¬†saw that she has a blog¬†too and I was instantly hooked.¬†I¬†also followed her on twitter and¬†was so excited when I tweeted that¬†I ordered from her and¬†she tweeted me back.¬†She is super friendly, has amazing products, and ships crazy¬†fast!

Okay, on to what I¬†learned today… So, I painted my nails¬†last night and¬†like any other amazing color changing, neon, holo, etc.¬†I¬†could not capture its beauty! (you know what I am talking about ladies well some people can, but I have seen many a complaint about having this same issue and this color unfortunately was no exception) I took some pictures in the bathroom lighting, kitchen lighting, morning sun, dark with flash. No matter what I did, the color looked either green or navy never all three colors like I see in person. Today on my camera, I messed with the settings and one of the lighting settings is “Flourescent H – For shooting in daylight flourescent lighting” perfect! I took some more shots with this setting today and what a difference, this is for sure as close as I am going to get on a camera for these harder to capture polishes!

Now on to the polish, just as I thought I would, I LOVED this color. The website says: “The Alexandrite¬†gemstone is known as the ‘Emerald by day and Ruby by night’ due to how it shifts its coloration based on surrounding lighting. However if you have seen an Alexandrite¬†the ‘ruby’ shift color is often a magenta with flints or purple. The green to purple shift of this polish can only be represented by this captivating gemstone. This polish is ideal over dark colors, especially a dark purple and shows truest over black”

I put 2 thin coats of “Alexandrite” over 2 thin coats of “OPI – Russian Navy”.¬†I really loved how the navy poked through the shimmer of ever-changing¬†purples and greens. Oh – Em – Gee!! Since I am so excited about this mani and my newly found setting on my camera, there are many pictures ūüėÄ

So, what do you think of this fabulous color, are you in love with it like me, or is not for you? What do you currently have on your nails?

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NOTD – 65 Deutche you just love it

Friday is finally here and so is the end of Summer! This weekend is Labor Day¬†weekend,¬†which means that it’s¬†the unofficial end¬†to Summer in the US, even though technically the first day of¬†Fall technically isn’t until September 22nd. In any event I am more than excited and with that have another fab mani for you (or at least I hope you think it’s fabulous too) lol ūüėÄ

I used a fall color “OPI’s –¬†Deutche¬†You Want Me Baby” and “OPI’s – Russian Navy” for the stamps. This is my transition mani, I have Fall¬†colors and then Summery stamps.

I even have my Butterfly accessories on today:

 

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