Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Subtle Bird Stamping

This week's Twinsie Tuesday prompt is birds.  Fortunately, I knew I had Vivid Lacquer stamping plate VL006, which has several bird related images on it!  For this mani, I started with a base of an unnamed white shimmer polish in a snowman-shaped bottle.  I then stamped with the peacock pattern from VL006 using Native War Paints My Favorite Sweater HDF.  I then stamped the hummingbird image from the same plate on my ring finger as an accent using a purple stamping polish from Born Pretty Store.




Overall, I really like how this turned out, even if it's really hard to photograph.  In person it's subtle, but very pretty.  I like the hummingbird image as well, even if I couldn't center it.  Maybe it's time to invest in a see-through stamper!  Be sure to check out the other bird manis from the Twinsies!




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Sarah

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired by Jewelry

Good morning!  This week the Twinsie's are back with manis inspired by jewelry.  I was a little stumped at first on what to do and had wanted to do Chalkboard Nails' gemstone nails...but unfortunately I ran out of time and did a simple mani instead.  Also, as a warning, you may need to change the resolution on your computer to be able to see this mani clearly.  When editing the pictures on my computer at home I could clearly see the details, but on the work computer I'm blogging from (shh!) they look really dark...


For this mani, I started with a base of Azature Wine Diamond.  Azature polishes boast having a black diamond in each bottle, so that was my inspiration for the jewelry part of the prompt.  I was hoping I had a diamond image on one of my stamping plates, but alas I do not have one.  Instead I used this baroque-style pattern from BP-L007 and stamped with black stamping polish from Born Pretty Store.



Overall, I quite like how this turned out.  It may not be overly jewelry inspired, but I like it!  Be sure to check out what the other Twinsies came up with!


Sharon at Behind Green Eyes
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Sara at The Call of Beauty
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Claire at Kerruticles
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alaina at The Little Canvas

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Sarah


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Favorite Color

This week's Twinsie Tuesday prompt is favorite color.  My favorite color is green, so I decided to do some mildly St. Patrick's Day inspired nails.  Today's post is going to be a short one.



I started with a base of Pure Ice Home Run, a mint cream.  I then stamped using the green stamping polish from Born Pretty Store and a stonework inspired image from BP-L-004.  I then stamped a flower image over top using China Glaze Passion, a gold metallic, and BP-L-005.



I really like the green and gold combination and I'm pleased with my successful double stamping.  I'm so happy to finally have plates and stamping polishes that get along together so that I can finally have some consistency in stamping.  Be sure to check out the favorite colors of the other Twinsies below!




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Sarah

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired by a City

Hello!  This week's prompt is inspired by a city.  I couldn't come up with any inspiration for this one, so I scanned my stash list to see if I had any polishes with city names, and indeed I did.  For this mani, I used NailNation 3000 Hollywood Nights.  And I have had this song stuck in my head ever since...  I previously swatched Hollywood Nights here, back in 2014.



Hollywood Nights is a deep teal with subtle holo shimmer.  My pictures do not do this polish justice - it is gorgeous in direct sunlight.  Since my city for prompt is Hollywood, I decided to be punny and stamp "stars" on my nails.  I used white stamping polish and the star image from BP-L006, both from Born Pretty Store.




I ordered a bunch of stamping polish from BPS back in February, and this is the first time I've used any of them.  The polish was pretty easy to use, though I noticed it did dry faster than regular polish.  It's just nice to have an opaque white stamping polish!  Be sure to check out what cities inspired the other Twinsies this week!


Sharon at Behind Green Eyes
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Sara at The Call of Beauty
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Marisa at Polish Those Nails
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Claire at Kerruticles
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amanda at Amandalandish
Alaina at The Little Canvas

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Sarah

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Pastel Watermarble

Yes, I know today is Thursday, but I am just getting around to posting my marbled nails for this week's Twinsie Tuesday prompt.  Lately, I have been feeling more adventurous towards watermarbling, so I decided to give it a whirl for this prompt.  I had originally planned on using some of my Native War Paints polishes (swatches coming eventually!) since they're supposed to work great for marbling, but I couldn't get them to behave.  Instead, I decided to go with some Nails Inc. minis I received from my sister in law for my birthday.  Ironically enough, today is her birthday, so Happy Birthday Julia! (since I know you're reading this).



I started with a base of China Glaze White on White, which I really need to get a back up of, since mine is getting low!  I then used three polishes from the Nails Inc. Spring-Summer Gel Effect collection: Regents Place, Cornwall Road, and Chiltern Street.  These are three lovely pastel cremes, that I can't wait to use on their own!



It's only taken me four years, but I'm finally getting a handle on watermarbling.  I'm still no master, and this is pretty much the only design I can do, but I'm pleased!  I especially love my middle finger nail.  AND I did my right hand, though it's definitely not as pretty as my left.  I hope everyone enjoyed my pastel watermarble, so be sure to check out the other Twinsies marbling manis!



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Sarah
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