Lacy Rose Nail Art Stamping

I have some more nail art stamping for you today using my Cici&Sisi stamping plate collection! Today I’m obsessing over plate 03. It has a lot of very lovely designs! I gravitated to the rose design with the lacy background. It’s directly NW of the quarter.





I started with two coats of Essence Dark Night Starlight which is from their limited edition Dark Romance Collection. You can find it at drugstores such as Fred Meyer as well as at Ulta. I used Konad Special Black to stamp the design. I used the stamper that comes with the Cici and Sisi plates because it’s pretty much my favorite stamper ever.






What do you think of today’s design? Have you tried the Cici&Sisi stamping plates yet? I’m totally in love with them!

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China Glaze Apocalypse of Colour Collection

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China Glaze sent me the Apocalypse of Colour collection which is a fun and festive collection of hilariously named polishes!


The collection consists of 6 polishes. Five are new and one, Ghoulish Glow, is released every year! Let’s take a look at each one of these individually!

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Sunny’s Body Products Fall 2014 Limited Edition Box

My long awaited Sunny’s Body Products Fall 2014 Limited Edition Box is here! (Long awaited in the sense that I found out it existed a few weeks ago and couldn’t *wait* until it got to my front door! This season’s theme is pumpkin and my oh my do I love the smell of pumpkin!!! I’m a huge sucker for fall scents so obviously I’m crazy about this box. Let’s take a look…



Sunny’s Seasonal Boxes are $22 in her Store Envy shop, here. This box came with six awesome products!

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Konad vs. Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

On my Facebook page, a fan asked me to compare the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri to Konad. She reported that she noticed the SH was much lighter than Konad and asked if that’s normal. I decided to do a side-by-side comparison to find out!

Konad is a special polish made specifically for stamping. In fact, they don’t even recommend using it as a regular painting polish (per their online instructions). I buy mine on

Sally Hansen is found in drugstores. Only recently did SH release a black and a white Insta-Dri, and even then, it’s still limited edition. SH Insta-Dri is notorious for being good for stamping so when I saw the display, I bought all of them!

The design show is from Vivid Lacquer plate 036.

Let’s see how they compare side-by-side:



I didn’t even bother labeling the nails because I think the difference is clear. The SH is much lighter than the Konad.  I think the crispness is about equal.


So why buy one over the other? If you’re looking for a quick fix, SH is the way to go. It’s easy to find (except for limited edition colors) and it’s inexpensive. If you really want the opaqueness and you can wait a week or so for shipping, then Konad is the right choice for you. You have to order online, but that is worth it for the right product.

Me? I use both. Usually which one I pick just depends on which one is closer! LOL! You really can’t go wrong. If you didn’t have them side-by-side, you wouldn’t know how different they are.

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Orly Breast Cancer Awarenes Mani

When I was at Sally Beauty a few weeks ago, Orly had a Breast Cancer Awareness display up. One of the polishes really caught my eye. It’s Orly Oh Cabana Boy. Now this polish is a repromote from another collection, but I couldn’t help but get it. It’s a gorgeous hot pink with a blue duochrome feel. In fact, it looks like a pretty good dupe to Julep Laree which I recently destashed, otherwise I would do a side-by-side for you. I’m so glad I picked this one up!

To me, this pink says, “Hey! I’m a girly girl and I love to party!” It’s very fun and goes beyond just a normal hot pink polish. You can find Orly Oh Cabana Boy on Amazon starting at $6.25.



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