Stamping Saturday – Heavy Cure

The Lacquer Ring’s back this week for an all new Stamping Saturday and it’s almost time for our new challenge to begin.

This is two coats of Darling Diva’s LE Miracle Cure stamped with PUEEN48 using Ulta’s Celebutante and Catrice’s Heavy Metalillac.

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I absolutely love this holo by Darling Diva the gradient to the stamp with Celebutante and Heavy Metalillac didn’t go exactly as I’d hoped. Two coats on my swatch sticks Metalillac is darker than Celebutante using two coats however as stamping they were closer in color than I’d hoped so it’s not much of a gradient stamp but it’s subtly there.

How is everyone’s Saturday going? What are you wearing on your nails?

That’s all for me but be sure to check out the rest of the Lacquer Ring

 

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Fah who for-aze! Dah who dor-aze! Welcome Christmas, Come this way!

Hey guys! Here we are at week three. For those of you that do not know, I know that I posted on Facebook and sent some emails out… I came in 2nd place for week one!!! woohoo I cannot believe it. I didn’t win anything, but it was still cool to know that I came in second in my first nail art challenge ever. The voting for the second week (“A Christmas Story” – theme gifts) ends the end of the day Wednesday December 5th so be sure to get your votes in!(link at bottom of page)

This weeks theme is, “Trim the tree, Holiday decorations” I chose How the Grinch stole Christmas. see below for inspiration pics and polishes used etc. Voting for week 3 ends Wednesday, Dec 12th, click here to vote please!! I came in 2nd on the first week and 4th on the second week.

I did the Whoville tree with them singing around the tree on my thumb and pointer finger, inspired by this picture:

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Here is my nail art inspired by the picture, I drew the top of the tree with the star on my index finger into my thumb which was the bottom, some snow and some of the who’s around the tree holding hands

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Next was Cindy Lou Who

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Inspired by this picture:

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Lastly, on my ring and pinky I drew this, on the very left of the picture you have the fireplace and the grinch shoving it up the tree, I drew his back at the top of the tree as he is bending over shoving it up fireplace. I drew his hat as he is bent over, his feets under the tree on pinky and one hand gripping it on the ring finger. I already had so much detail and its very hard, (not being a real artist) drawing so small on fingernails with nail polish!

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Inspired by this pic:

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This weeks challenge for sure took the longest! but I had so much fun doing it! I used a variety of very small brushes, and the following polishes:

“Milani – white”, “China Glaze – Adventure Red-y” , “Sally Hanson – Ruby Sequin”, “Revlon – Coastal Surf”, “OPI – Pompeii Purple”, “Julep – Oscar”, “Urban Decay – Mars”, “Spoiled by Wet N’ Wild – Designated Driver”, “Essie – Aruba Blue”, “Julep – Sophia”, “China Glaze – Liquid Leather”, “Ulta – Cream of the crop” , “Barry M- Bright Red”, “OPI – I think in Pink”, “Ulta – Sweet Nothing”, “OPI -Deutsche you want me baby”, “Julep – Kelly”, “Ulta – Celebutante”, “Color Club – pucci licious”.

Be sure to check out everyones and vote! (hopefully for me)

Don’t forget you still have until the end of the day Wednesday the 5th to vote for my “A Christmas Story nails” for Week 2. click here to vote.

HMOTD 4 – Witch booties

Today is the fourth Halloween Mani of the Day and it’s witches feets 😀 I used “Ulta – Celebutante” on all nails, topped all but ring finger with “Sinful Colors – Call ya later”. The ring finger accent nail art was done with “China Glaze – Liquid leather”, “OPI – Did it on em'” and “Milani – white”

The second picture of my other hand is kind of blurry but it unfortunately was the best shot I got of that hand… lol plus it’s pretty with the shining of the light on the glitter 🙂

So what do you think of my with booties mani? What do you currently have on your nails?

 

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Day 16 Tribal Nails – 31Challenge

Good Evening all, or for some Good Morning 🙂 I have been busier than normal lately and I apologize for my lack of posts 😦

The next Day in the Nail Challenge, was pretty time-consuming, but quite fun. I looked up some Tribal nail designs on Yahoo Images and noticed that there were so many variations in colors, and designs and I just went for it.  My left hand I painted purple with “Ulta-Celebutante” and my Right hand with “Sally Hanson – Mint Sorbet. the rest of the designs were mostly freehand.

Most of the black lines were done with the technique shown in my Rainbow Challenge  The remainder of the art was with a toothpick.

The colors other than above, were “Milani – White”, “Sinful Colors – Blackest Black”, “Wet N Wild – Designated Driver” and “Color Club in Lava Lamp”

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Day 11 Polka Dots – 31Challenge

I would like to start off with a brief review of the Cuticle Oil that I got in my most recent Julep box, since I used it when I did my manicure last night. It smelled very nice, wasn’t too greasy, and after I rubbed it on my cuticles & nails it seemed to soak in after about a minute or two. The next morning my fingers didn’t seem as dry and cracked as they normally are during the winter months. Overall I found the product very helpful so far. 🙂

For the Polka Dot Challenge Day , I went with a more Spring / Easter ( I know it’s early still but don’t worry I’ll change it again soon. For the Stripes day of the challenge I want to go back and do another St. Patrick’s look 🙂 ). Here is a close up of one hand.

And the final look.

To start the look I varied my base colors, I used “OPI-Too Pink to Hold em'” for the pink fingers and a clear on all of the mainly polka-dotted fingers. For the Dots I used “OPI’s – Planks A lot – Pirates of the Caribbean collection”,  “Revlon ColorStay – Bonsai”,  “OPI -Dating a Royal”, “Ulta – Celebutante”, my Pink listed above, and my Dotter Tools. For the full polka-dotted fingers I started out with scattered dots of the blue, then once dry, the Pink, and so on for the remainder of the colors. For the pink based/polka tipped fingers I used the “Celebutante” as bigger dots on the tip of my nails, then once dry I dotted a thin layer of the blue, the other purple, and then green.

What do you think of this Polka Dotted look? Have you bought and tried any dotting tools, if so what did you think?

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