Metallic Stamping

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Today’s mani starts with two coats of Orly Big City Dreams which is from the La La Land collection. I used Mundo de Unas Metallic Purple to stamp these fun kaleidoscope style images from an It Girl Stamping Plate.

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Here is a plain swatch of Big City Dreams. Some bloggers had issues with this collection being a little patchy. I found that if I thought about it like it was a crelly and not a creme, then I had a decent time applying it.orly-big-city-dreams-swatch orly-big-city-dreams

Today we’re getting our taxes done and I’m soooo scared. This is the first year where I’ll have to do taxes for my businesses (yes, plural!!) including self-employment stuff AND my day job stuff. The pile of paperwork is MASSIVE. And I’m sure I’m going to owe a lot. I’ve never owed before! I’ve always gotten at least a little something back!!!!! This is super stressing me out. No wonder people just pay someone to take care of all of this stuff. Taxes are, so far, the worst part about being a business owner!

Kaleidoscope Stamping

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It Girl has released a new plate that looks like a Kaleidoscope Stamping Plate. It is plate IG202. For the base color, I used Pretty Serious Corvus Corax (press sample) which is a deep, deep blue jelly. For the stamping, I used Mundo de Unas Mexican Pink.

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Here is Pretty Serious Corvus Corax all by its glorious self.

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I know on Sundays I normally have an update on how my SeneGence adventure is going. However, I posted a fairly decent update about it yesterday! Admittedly, not a whole lost has changed in the last 24 hours…so I’m not going to have a full update about it today. :)

However, if you have any questions about what it’s like behind the scenes, ask them here!  Don’t forget to come hang out with me in my Facebook group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/bettysbeautybazaar/

Pink Holo Nail Art

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I have a wee bit of stamping on my nails to show you today. The base color is Glam Polish How to Marry a Millionaire. I posted a ton of Glam Polish swatches yesterday. You should check it out here.

For the stamping color, I used Mundo de Unas Turquoise and a design from a Cici & Sisi Stamping Plate.

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In other news…my work is closed today because it’s a snow day! Hooray! I hate the snow, but I will accept it if and only if it comes down in enough volume to close my work. FREE DAY! What should I do today? Paint my nails? Yes. Shower? We’ll see…

Pretty Serious Mad Skill of Cloverton

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Hello, hello! Today’s mani starts with a gorgeous concoction from Pretty Serious. This pink duochrome is Pretty Serious Mad Skill of Cloverton and I freaking love it. I almost didn’t even put a design on top of it because the polish itself is a work of art.

But…I did put nail art on top. LOL. I used It Girl Plate 302 and Mundo de Unas Red Wine to create the below look.

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At the request of one of my downlines, I made a video showing all the Senegence makeup products I use on a daily basis. I’m certainly no makeup artist, but here’s my usual routine.

Leopard Print Nail Stamping

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In the mood for some silly nail art? Well, you’ve come to the right place. LOL Today’s mani starts with OPI I Believe in Manicures. (I actually hate the formula for this polish. You can read about that here.) For the stamping polish, I used Mundo de Unas Iris and the leopard print is from an It Girl Stamping Plate.

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In case any of you are still wondering about my ring finger… If I’m feeling sassy, I tell people it’s my signature look and/or it’s an ‘accent shape.’ But really, I just broke the corner off and I’m waiting for it to grow out. :P

Snowflake Nail Art

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Christmas is over, but winter is not! So here is a little snowflake nail art for you today. I started with two coats of OPI Fire Escape Rendezvous (which is one of the more terrible polishes in the Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection. See my full review here.) Luckily, once it was stamped, you can’t really see the awefullness that is this chunky glitter polish. For stamping, I used Mundo de Unas White. The snowflakes are from It Girl plate IG114.

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I know the holidays are a wonderful time for some and a terrible time for others. I hope that all of you can enjoy what’s good about them and forget what’s bad. And, don’t worry, the Valentine’s Day candy will be out any minute now.snowflake-stamping-nail-art

Argyle Nail Art

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Today’s mani starts with two coats of Different Dimensions Audrey which is from the most recent Holo Hookup box. This polish is what prompted me to buy the box, in fact. I bright pink holo? Yes, please! Keep scrolling down to see the argyle nail art I did on top of this.

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I love argyle patterns and I thought it would look really nice on top of this bright pink. I grabbed It Girl Plate IG104 and Mundo de Unas White for this creation.

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I’m going to have to toot my own horn here for a second. Even though this mani is not perfect, I’m pretty impressed that I got each nail’s image straight. And not just on my four ‘model’ fingers! All 10 fingers have a straight argyle design. With minimal to no smudging! Whaaaa????argyle-nail-art

Have I told you lately that I appreciate you? If you scrolled all the way down to the bottom of this post, then you’re awesome.

Christmas Tree Nail Art

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Today’s mani starts with lots and lots of green polishes. :) I started with two coats of Pretty Serious Enchanting Evergreen which is from the Ghosts of Christmas Past collection and was sent to me as a press sample. Then, to make it more duo-chrome-like I layered Pretty Serious Mojito on top. Finally, I used Mundo de Unas Lime to stamp the Christmas Trees design from It Girl Fashion Plate IG113.

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Swirly Blue and White Nail Art

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Today’s mani is some blue and white nail art. I started with two coats of Pepper Pot Polish Friends with Penalities which is a new-to-me brand. This brand is local to me so I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to try it! I’m such a slacker!!! The formula was smooth and the names are awesome. In fact, I bought this blue simply for the hilarious name.

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I used Mundo de Unas as my stamping polish and It Girl Nail Art Plate IG303 which is a new addition to Nicole’s stamping plate offerings.it-girl-nail-art-stamping blue-and-white-nail-art

Pink and Blue Stamped Nail Art

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Today, I’ll be straying away from holiday nail art in order to show off one of my favorite color combinations – pink and blue! The pink is China Glaze Eat, Pink, Be Merry from the Seas and Greetings collection (which was originally sent to me as a press sample). The stamping polish is Mundo de Unas Turquoise and the design is from It Girl plate IG101.

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I’m so happy that my nails are finally starting to grow out from the super bad break I had last August/September! (All my nails turned to nubs!!)pink-and-blue-nail-art

In other news, I have subscribed to a meal service called Munchery. (That’s my personal invite link.) I like this a lot better than services like Blue Apron because with Munchery, the food actually comes prepared! I seriously loathe cooking.

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With the other services, you still had to chop shit. And measure shit. I can’t handle it. I hate it so much. So, I decided to have my food brought to me! LOL. Munchery drops off prepared food between 3pm and 5pm and all I have to do is heat it up! It’s chef-prepared and never frozen and tastes delicious.

The added bonus is that you can order all the way up to 1pm that same day for dinner that night. So you don’t even have to really plan ahead! Munchery is my dream come true.

Diamond Nail Art

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Today I have more nail art featuring stamping!!! The base polish for this mani Pretty Serious HTF which is from their Serious Business collection and was sent to me as a press sample. I used Mundo de Unas White to stamp this beautiful diamonds design on top. The stamping plate is It Girl Nail Art Plate IG112 which is one of her newest four plates and was also given to me as a sample.

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Put a Bow on It

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Bows! And Ribbons! Let’s celebrate!  This mani starts with two coats of Pretty Serious Dupe. Then, I used It Girl Plate IG112 to stamp the celebratory design on top. Both this polish and the plate were sent to me as press samples. The stamping polish is Mundo de Unas Mint.

Plate IG112 is one of four new offerings by It Girl Nail Art. Until the 7th, she is having a promo where you can get three plates for $33. That’s a pretty great deal. So head on over there and check it out!

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Stereotypical Girl

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Today’s super girly nail art starts with two coats of Pretty Serious Purple Monkey Dishwasher. I used It Girl Plate IG 112. Both of these items were sent to me as press samples. I used Mundo de Unas Lilac as my stamping polish.

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I love this plate’s designs. High heels? Yes, please! Nail polish? Um..hells yes! Wine! More, please! And then a little leopard print just to round it all out. girly-nail-art

Teal and Purple Nail Art

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Oh man, it’s been so long since I posted any nail art! Try not to be shocked….but that is what I have for you today! I started with two coats of Enchanted Polish 2am Summer Night. I used Mundo de Unas Fiji to stamp this design from It Girl Plate IG 101 (which was originally sent to me as a press sample).

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Thanks for stopping by today and thanks for still checking out my blog even though my posting isn’t on a daily schedule like it used to be! :) You’re the best!

Hot Pink Camo Nail Art

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Today’s post is for the weekly Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge. I’m supposed to post on Friday…but the week got away from me so here I am today. Better late than never?

This week’s prompt is Hot Pink and my assigned nail art technique is camo. I used Trust Fund Beauty Rude Nudes as my base color. Rude Nudes was sent to me as a press sample. It has a lovely formula and is really opaque, especially for such a light polish. I’m happy to report there are no visible nail lines! Keep scrolling for plain swatches.

I used a design from Vivid Lacquer Plate VL010 and Mundo de Unas Neon Pink to create the camo design.

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Here are a couple swatches of Trust Fund Beauty Rude Nudes.

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