Monday, April 21, 2014

Canadian Maples

Last weekend my husband and I went to Canada! It was our 1 year wedding anniversary and we wanted to go on a trip. Perfect reason to do a mani, not that I need excuses ;)  Although when I posted this mani in some FB groups, people told me that this time of year, Canada is more like the land of cherry blossoms. But I figured we've got enough sakura here so I can do that mani when I'm back :) 

MODI Peel-Off Base Coat

One big thing that's been keeping me from getting too many glitters is the pain of removing them. So when I heard about all these "peel off" base coats, I knew I had to try them and see if they'd help with my polish wear. Late some night while browsing polish who knows where, I stumbled on an Asian looking brand that in their collection, specifically had "peel off base coat" and for that price I thought it'd be worth a try. I got it at w2beauty for a little over $5, free shipping and not too long of a wait till it got to me.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Dragons are coming

Viserion - cream and gold. Drogon - black and red. Rhaegal - green and bronze.  Out of all these, Viserion was the easiest one to do, the stamping colors show up well enough, but the rest of them gave me a hard time, as I tried to use whatever I had, and I do not own any of the lovely MUNDO DE U√ĎAS polishes (yet.)
Pinkie - Revlon Timeless, Ulta Smoke Screen, stamped with Konad Special Black. MM21.
Ring finger - Julep Nicolette, stamped with Sinful Colors Gold Medal and Konad Special Black. CICI&SISI 02, MM21.
Middle finger - Sinful Colors Secret Admirer, Sinful Colors Unwrap Me, Sinful Colors Casablanca. MM21.
Index Finger - Sephora by OPI Already Famous, Ulta Envy, Konad Special Black. MM21.
Thumb - Julep Cleopatra, Sinful Colors Dancing Nails. JR-2. 

Red & Gold Lannisters

Despite not liking Joffrey, I do like like his clothes - the cloth is great inspiration for nail art. And lucky for me, I have stamping plates with similar enough designs to achieve the look I'm trying to go for!
The no nail-art restriction at work is really bumming me out. As my polish gets tip wear and slight chips by the time I can actually do stamping on it, so it's not pristine and pretty anymore :(

Dark red embroidered with gold thread is really pretty. The red is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Wined Up, and the gold is Sinful Colors Gold Medal. Plates used: JR-2 and PUEEN 44.