Christmas Sweater Nail Art

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It’s time to start breaking out those holiday stamping plates! Today I have a new one for you from It Girl Nail Art. Nicole has released a new series of plates that are smaller with full designs on them. Today’s design comes from this series and it is plate IG304.

I started off with three coats of OPI Funny Bunny. This is a white crelly which is why I needed three coats. (Plain swatch at the end of this post.) Then, I used two stamping polishes from It Girl Nail Art, both of which were sent to me as press samples.

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As promised, here is the plain swatch of OPI Funny Bunny.opi-funny-bunny

I hope you liked today’s Christmas sweater nail art! Thanks for stopping by. :)

Neutral Stamping Nail Art

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Happy first day of December! I can’t believe that this year has flown by so quickly. Today’s mani starts with two coats of China Glaze Sand in my Mistletoes which is from the Seas and Greetings Collection. The stamping polish is an It Girl Prototype, but she has them for sale now! (Don’t miss out on these. Nicole spends a crapload of time making sure her products are top-notch.) The image is from It Girl Plate IG 101.

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Other things that are going on…I’m having a December Promo for my LipSense business. 10% of all orders will be donated to the Pierce County Humane Society. Not only will you look good, but you’ll feel good doing it. :) You can order LipSense from me here.

Never heard of LipSense? Here is my review so you can see how cramazing it is. (That’s crazy-amazing.)

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White Winter Nail Art

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It is a cold day in the Pacific Northwest! Here is a cold mani to go along with it. :) I used Celestial Unicorn on the Rocks, Konad White, and a design from It Girl Nail Art IG201.

You can see that my ring finger has a sad nail break. I’m going to pretend like this is an ‘accent shape.’ We’ve all had accent nails, so why not an accent shape? This is going to be a new trend; I can feel it. Just don’t forget you heard it here first, folks!

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Here is a plain swatch of Unicorn on the Rocks. I wish it had a stronger holo effect.

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For Cyber Monday today, I’m offering free shipping on all LipSense orders. LipSense starter kits make a wonderful gift or stocking stuffer. If you know anyone who likes cosmetics, get them one of these kits. Most people haven’t heard of LipSense yet so it will be something unique to add to their makeup arsenal.

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Nail Polish Nail Art

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Good morning and happy Monday for what promises to be a quick work week! Today, I’m wearing China Glaze Seas and Greetings which is from its namesake collection. The Seas and Greetings collection was sent to me as a press sample a few weeks ago.

I used an It Girl Prototype stamping polish, which, by the way, is awesome. If you like stamping in any way, then you’ll want to check out Nicole’s stamping polishes.

For the design, I used one of my favorite plates, It Girl Plate IG112. Who doesn’t need nail polish bottles on their nail polish?!

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Purple Nail Art Stamping

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Happy Friday! It’s getting super chilly in the NorthWest. Due to the crisp air, I thought some nail art China Glaze Snow Way would be the way to go! :) Snow Way is from the China Glaze Seas and Greetings collection. I stamped using It Girl Amethyst and got the design from It Girl Plate IG108.

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On small business Saturday, I’m having an online pop-up shop for my new LipSense business. Join the event here! There will be a product giveaway at the end of the day, so that’s definitely one reason to join! :)

Green Paisley Nail Art

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Happy (?) Monday! As you saw last week, I got the China Glaze Seas and Greetings collection. Today, I have some nail art featuring China Glaze Warm Wishes from that collection. The green stamping polish is an It Girl Prototype stamping polish. Spoiler alert: It works really great and I love Nicole’s stamping polishes. The design is from It Girl Stamping Plate IG 201, which was also given to me as a sample.

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I have a giveaway going on right now! Don’t forget to enter by clicking here. Also, I’m going to be having some live sales on my Facebook page this week so make sure to follow me over there so you don’t miss out! Follow on Facebook here.

TARDIS Nail Art

This nail art has been sitting in my “need to edit” electronic pile for quite some time. It’s been SO long, in fact, that I can barely recall what I used. Hopefully, you’ll just appreciate the nail art and not worry too much about what I used!

This is a standard galaxy mani. I made stamping decals to have the TARDIS and the Cyberman in the nail art. The one thing I can tell you is that the TARDIS was made using Pretty Serious Type 40. (If you know why that’s an important reference, you’re my new best friend.)

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Where Has Betty Been?

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I can’t believe it’s been over a month since I’ve posted! Life has been crazy busy. I started my own local dog training business and adopted a puppy. Puppies are not conducive to painting nails! I also had a really bad break on ALL of my nails. It was a freak accident when I was turning my steering wheel…but it was really kind of depressing! It pushed me into a funk of not wanting to paint my nails.

I dug this mani out of the vault so that you know I’m still alive. LOL. If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Twitter, you’ve still been getting updates at least!

This mani starts with two coats of Pretty Serious Free Sample. I used It Girl Emerald stamping polish and It Girl Plate IG111 to create the design.

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Geeky Girls Do it Better

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Today, I have a pretty geeky mani for you! I’m a geek and proud of it. I am also a dork and a nerd. Can I have a shoutout for all my geeks, nerds, and dorks?!

This mani starts with two coats of Pretty Serious Destash which is from their new Serious Business collection and was sent to me as a press sample.

Both the stamping plate and the stamping polish are from It Girl Nail Art. They were also both given to me as press samples. The stamping polish is It Girl Nail Art Sapphire and the plate is It Girl Plate IG 110.

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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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It Girl Plate112

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Today I have yet another nail art look using the new plates from It Girl Nail Art. Why? Because they are freaking awesome, that’s why. Plus, she’s having a promo right now (through the 7th) so I want to make sure I hold up my responsibility as an enabler and tell you about it as often as possible! :P

This mani starts with Pretty Serious No-Buy, which was sent to me as a press sample. It’s a beautiful shimmery red and despite the name, you should still buy it. For the stamping, I used Konad Blue. The design is from It Girl Plate IG112 which was also sent to me as a press 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

New It Girl Plate – IG201

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I love the way today’s mani turned out! I actually ended up wearing it for a few days because I loved it so much. Most of the items used in this mani were sent to me as press samples.

I started with two coats of Pretty Serious Use the Quartz, Lonestar! which is a super light creme. Then I used a stamping plate and a stamping polish, both of which are new from It Girl Nail Art! She’s having a promo the first week of August so you’ll probably want to head on over to her site. :)

The stamping plate used is IG201 and the stamping polish is Amethyst.

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Rain, Rain Come Back!

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Today’s mani features my favorite weather – the rain! I wish it would come back. I’ve had enough of this sunshine and heat crap. I want stormy and gloomy!! Pretty much every product used in this mani is a press sample.

This mani starts with two coats of Pretty Serious Can’t Take the Sky. I used two images from It Girl Plate IG111 which releases on Monday the 1st! Mark your calendars!!! On August 1-7 there will be a bundle deal “any 3 for $33.” You’re not going to want to miss that. Nicole’s plates are freaking amazing and her newest four are especially fun.

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And what’s this? A gorgeous shimmer blue stamping polish called Sapphire. Who makes it, you ask? IT GIRL NAIL ART DOES. Whaaaa???? Nicole is making stamping polish now, too!

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Nicole, the owner and queen mastermind of It Girl, has spent a lot of time testing these stamping polishes and that was time well-spent. They stamp beautifully, crisply, and they smell like normal polish! (Unlike those super stinky polishes that stamp well….but make all other people and animals clear out of the room!)

Plaid Nail Art

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Today’s nail art is something I haven’t done in a long time – plaid nail art! I started with two coats of Sinful Colors Resilient which was sent to me as a press sample and is from the Pride collection. The stamping plate is from the Born Pretty Store. You can check out the stamping plate here. The stamping polish is Konad Yellow.

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Thanks again to BPS for sending me these to review! You can find these supplies and more in the nail art section of the Born Pretty Store. Use code FYL91 to receive 10% off all your supplies at BornPrettyStore.com

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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!

“Summer” Nail Art

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Haaappy Friday! It’s time for another episode of the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge. This week’s prompt is “summer.” You know what? I freaking hate summer. I hate sunshine and long days. I’m not even being sarcastic. I’m a fall and winter girl. Fall is my jam. You know how most people feel like they’re in a better mood when it’s sunny? That’s how I feel when it’s raining. I like to curl up with a blanket, a cup of coffee, and read. Lately, all I’ve been reading is Outlander.

Lucky for me, I live in the Pacific Northwest. That means it rains here quite a bit! It’s even been raining a whole bunch this week. Hooray! Rain! My favorite!!!

Before you start scrolling, I need to give you a warning…. I cut my nails down. :( I terribly regret it. It seemed like a good idea at the time. As soon as I was done, I realized I’d made a horrible mistake. I will be growing them out again!

This “summer” mani starts with two coats of Sally Hansen Grease Lightening. The designs are from Vivid Lacquer plates and the stamping polish is Konad Black

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Mermaid Nail Art Stamping

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Today’s mani is super exciting because I used a prototype stamping polish from It Girl Nail Art!! It stamped beautifully and well. There is no ETA on these stamping polishes, but stay tuned…for as long as it takes because they are pretty great.

For this mani, I started with two coats of Cupcake Polish Transformation. The mermaid scales design comes from It Girl Nail Art Plate IG108.

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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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China Glaze Give Me the Green Light Stamping

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I grabbed China Glaze Give Me the Green Light a few weeks ago at Sally Beauty Supply. Even though this is a microglitter, it doesn’t need any undies or anything.

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For the stamping design, I used Konad Black and Cici&Sisi Plate 25.cici&sisi-stamping-plate

The design is technically supposed to be butterfly wings but the design is pretty big so it wouldn’t fit on my nail and look like a butterfly. Instead, it looks like pretty swirls. I still like it, but I wish you could actually tell it’s a butterfly wing. :)butterfly-wing-stamping

Music Nail Art Ideas!

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Woo hoo! It’s Friday!!! This mani is for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts challenge. This week, our prompt is “music”. I started this mani with two coats of Zoya Willow which is a black creme. Then, I used Fairytale Finish Fairytale Castle which is a flakie glitter topper. Finally, I used Mundo de Unas White to stamp two designs from Pueen Plate 47.

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Lime and Pink Nail Art

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Today’s mani starts with two coats of Trust Fund Beauty Hungober and Pretty which was originally sent to me as a press sample. Then, I used Mundo de Unas Lime to stamp this design from Cici&Sisi Plate 30.

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Pink and Purple Leafy Nail Art

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Today’s mani starts with two coats of Trust Fund Beauty Naughty By Design which was originally sent to me as a press sample. Then, I used Mundo de Unas Fantasy to stamp this design from Cici&Sisi Plate 30.

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Darkling Squishy Pink Mani

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Today’s mani starts with two coats of Pretty Serious Darkling Squishy which was originally sent to me as a press sample. Then, I used Mundo de Unas Neon Pink to stamp this design from Cici&Sisi Plate 30.

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