Balloon Blowing in the Wind

For this mani, I started with two coats of Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster which is a gorgeous tealy blue holo. Then, I stamped the girl and the balloon using MoYou Rebel Collection – 02 Plate. Finally, I stamped the artsy design using Pueen Plate 59. All the white stamping was done using Konad Special White.

First, let’s start with a Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster swatch.

Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Swatch
Literary Lacquers Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster Swatch
MoYou Rebel Collection Plate 02

St. Patrick’s Day Mani

This Sunday’s Adventures in Stamping challenge theme is St. Patrick’s Day of course!! For this mani, I used:
Dollish Polish Toss My Salad
Pistol Polish Knock ‘Em Dead
Konad Special White
Bundle Monster Plate BM03

I started with two coats of Toss My Salad then topped with HK Girl Top Coat. Then, I taped off the tips with scotch tape and painted Knock ‘Em Dead and then another layer of HK Girl. Finally, I stamped the shamrock images on as an accent and added one final coat of HK Girl.

Dollish Polish Toss My Salad

Pistol Polish Knock 'Em Dead

St. Patrick’s Day is extra special in my heart because it’s also my dog’s birthday. He is going to be 5 years old. This is Kirby when he was 8 weeks old. (Eat your heart out, internet!!)

Stamping Konad Bundle Monster BM03

St. Patrick's Day Mani

And this is my giant lovable puppy now, 5 years later.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great St. Patrick’s Day!

Leave a comment below! I love hearing what you think! And don’t forget to wish happy birthday to Kirby! I read him all your comments so he’ll know if you forget about him. ;)

Stamping with Vivid Lacquer!

I love Vivid Lacquer stamping plates! Her images are very crisp, large, and creative. If you haven’t tried her plates yet, I highly recommend them!!

This is plate 020 which is a Medieval Knights theme. I didn’t get the stamps quite as straight as I normally would have liked, but that’s a reflection on my patience and skills, not the plates of course. :)

The base is Polish Pets Fen and I used Konad Special Black for the stamping. Finally, I used some rhinestones to accent the edges.

Vivid Lacquer Stamping Plate 020

Polish Pets Fen

Kaboom! Pow! Comic Book Nails!

I’m a huge nerd and I do read comic books so I really appreciate this stamping plate by Vivid Lacquer. This is VL011.

I started with two coats of OPI Miss Piggy’s Big Number, which is from the new Muppets Most Wanted 2014 Collection. I then used Konad Special Polish in black and white. Finally, on my middle nail, I dotted China Glaze Ruby Pumps to add a little more color.

First, let’s start with a swatch of OPI Miss Piggy’s Big Number. This is two coats. It went on smoothly and self-leveled well as everyone has come to expect from OPI. I love how they didn’t do pink for Miss Piggy. I think it’s creative and gorgeous.

OPI Miss Piggy's Big Number Swatch

Stamping Nail Art

Vivid Lacquer Stamping Plate 011

Vivid Lacquer Stamping Plate VL011

Adventures in Stamping Challenge: Under the Sea

This week’s Adventures in Stamping Challenge theme is Under the Sea. I had a trouble with this theme because I don’t have a single stamping plate with ocean images!!! Ok, that’s not exactly true. I have one with an anchor, but it didn’t look right. Therefore, I decided to do a little bit of an abstract interpretation of the theme.

I started with three coats of Emily de Molly Oceanic Forces (see what I did there?) and then stamped using Konad Nail Art Stamping Polish – Black  and plate Pueen 59. I picked the image that reminded me of waves and underwater plants…in an abstract way. The black didn’t show up that well on the teal, though. :( Hopefully you can see some of the stamping!

First, a plain swatch of Emily de Molly Oceanic Forces because it’s probably my favorite polish of all time and it’s amazing and gorgeous and wonderful.

And now the shots with the actual stamping…see how it’s super hard to see? :( Oh well! I can still admire Emily de Molly Oceanic Forces!!!

The Bird, the Flowers, and the Butterfly

I was going to call this post “The birds and the bees” but I don’t have any bee stamps or decals! LOL!

I started with two coats of Pistol Polish Knock ‘Em Dead from the March 2014 box. Then, I used Konad Special White and Vivid Lacquer Plate VL006 to stamp on the bird and the fluffy dandelions. Then I used a couple butterfly decals from Pueen. I’m just “meh” about this mani.
Pistol Polish Knock 'Em Dead

Stamping with Chevrons: Pink on Nude

I have to admit, I’m not a huge fan of Enchanted Polish December 2013 so I decided to spruce it up with a little stamping. Of course I pinked the color pink since pink spruces up pretty much anything. :)

I used two coats of Enchanted Polish December 2013. I selected Vivid Lacquer Plate VL006 because it has a chevron pattern I’ve never used before. I decided my pink should be Sally Hansen Fuchsia Power because it can really pop. Of course HK Girl had to be in the mix seeing as nail art can’t happen without it! :D

I hope you like it!

Sally Hansen Fuchsia Power

Enchanted Polish December 2013

Vivid Lacquer Stamping Plate

Abstract #GoHawks Mani

All right! Last Seahawks mani, I promise! It’s just…I live in Washington so it’s CRAZY up here! There is Hawks stuff everywhere! So, it has affected my nails. :)

Used for this mani:
Orly Nail Armor Base Coat
Konad Special White
L’Oreal New Money
Formula X For Sephora Omni
HK Girl Top Coat
Vivid Lacquer Stamping Plate VL009

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Snowflake Nail Art

For this wintery mani, I started with two coats of Enchanted Presto Magic. Then I used Vivid Lacquer Stamping Plate VL006 which has the snowflake design on it. I used Konad Special White for the stamping.

The thing I love about Vivid Laquer’s stamping plates is that they are big designs! That way, you can get your whole nail. Konad’s designs are just a tad small.