Thursday, January 23, 2014

Black Calla (Stamping)

This is a design I had in mind when I ordered the MoYou plates, and just got around to doing it. By "just" I mean a few days ago so there's tip wear already and I just now took pictures, heh.
MoYou Pro 07, Julep Alaina, Konad Black
For the base I used Julep's Alaina, described as "Driftwood taupe crème" and that's exactly the color I had in mind, but of course in my mind my nails were longer and cuticles in perfect shape :(

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Stamping plates: MoYou London - Pro 07 & 08

MoYou London, Pro collection sleeve
These are some of the plates that I painstakingly pick out, because there's so many that I want, but can only purchase a couple! And then (not so) patiently wait for to arrive from London, lol. But the two I ordered are finally here, and I now have even more plates to pour over and try to pick images from!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

New CICI & SISI Stamping: Set 1, part 1

Pretty excited about this new set, it just popped up out of the blue one day!
Love the plate holder that comes with it :D It was a bonus, along with the stamper and scraper and some decals.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Purple & Silver

I wanted to try a different accent finger instead of using the ring finger, and I think I like it, I'll just need to try more design to them in the future.
Maybelline - Deep in Violet, Sinful Colors - Simply Silver

Friday, January 10, 2014

Will it stamp? Well? Well!?

I had to borrow a nail polish from my mom and realized that I don't own all the polish in the sister has quite a few that are hers. So I asked to see them, so I could check if any of them stamp well. Surprisingly, she has Pure Ice polishes, and I don't have a single one of those! Annnd a bunch of random ones.

Initially I swatched some black polish on paper to see how colors would stamp over black, and then I saw one of my many Julep boxes hanging around at my I used it to test on :)

And then I stuck stickers on the polishes that stamped well enough, so I don't have to repeat the process again. 
And now I have a cute box, haha. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

NOTD - Wood Grain

I was happy to discover I had a wood grain design on one of my stamping plates (Cheeky, plate D), so I didn't have to buy a plate just for that design :) 
 Base: Ulta  On Taupe of the World (Why do I get the feeling there's a lot of polish names like this?)

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mermaid Nails (FB Challange)

I got a new Zoya polish, and just as it started to have major tip wear, a "mermaid nails" challenge came up in a facebook group, so I decided to patch them up and do something mermaid-like.