Monday, September 23, 2013

Monday Mani

I think I'm addicted to jelly nail polish. I love its squishy look, high gloss finish and most of all the unending possibilities with layering.

Today's mani is a simple "Stampwich", but its end result just glows on the nails so much it makes me happy!

I think I'm also addicted to stamping, but that's a post for another day. ;)

Several weeks ago, I bought almost all of the L'Oreal jellies from the Miss Candy collection. I've used a few of them so far, but Jolly Lolly was an untried just waiting for something fun. In the bottle it's a bright red, but with only two thin coats, it's kind of a deep strawberry color that I just love!

I decided to do a stamped layer in between the Jolly Lolly coats and for this I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Shany's plate SH21. Revlon Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat underneath and Seche Vite top coat.

Totally love how this turned out!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday Water Marble

I've been wanting to try water marbling for a long time! It's such a gorgeous finished look! Each nail is like a Snowflake - all slightly different.

It took a few tries to find polishes that would work together. I nearly gave up, but finally decided to try something different. It worked and I couldn't be more pleased with how they turned out.

Polishes used:

Revlon Colorstay Gel-Smooth Base Coat
OPI Bubble Bath
Water marble with OPI Peace Love & OPI and Bubble Bath
Essie Good to Go

Monday, September 16, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

New adventure!

So I'm new! I'm Angela - by day I'm a Zumba instructor but in my spare time I LOVE to do nails! I really enjoy trying to come up with fun new looks.

Recently I did a stamped jelly sandwich mani (one person called it a "Stampwich" - love it!) that was featured on Vivid Lacquer's Facebook page. That was thrilling all on its own, but the response was amazing!

It was suggested that I start a nail blog to show my manicures, so here I am!

A little background - when Vivid Lacquer opened the preorders for these stamping plates earlier this summer, being a huge Halloween fan of course I gravitated to this plate, but what came to mind instantly was the idea to do a stamped jelly sandwich that would look like a pile of fallen Autumn leaves. When my plate came, I was so excited to try my idea!

This is my Fall Leaves Stampwich.

I used:
- Orly Nailtrition base coat
- L'Oreal Mango Mamma
- Milani Brown-a-licious, Wet n Wild I Red a Good Book and Sally Hansen Lightening stamped in between the layers of orange jelly polish with Vivid Lacquer's VL013 stamping plate
- Seche Vite
- Essie Good to Go

Even more exciting was when Anni asked me if I would do a photo tutorial! That should be ready soon and posted on Vivid Lacquer's Facebook page and I'll post it here, too!

If you do a mani like this, I'd love to see it!