Thursday, June 29, 2017
Today's look is for Digital Dozen Does Birthday's! We are celebrating Amy Lee Platt's birthday today and her image selection was Pink...pink anything! I used a base of Orly Gel Effects Hot Shots, a hot pink/red gel polish and stamped it with a mix of Color Club and Essie pinks and sealed it with Seche. Not all the colours showed on the Orly, but it still created a neat snakeskin like effect. My image was from Lina Make Your Mark 03.
Check out my girls in the InLinkz below!
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Today's review is Gold Blue Purple Manicure Nail Art Glitter Chrome Pigment from Born Pretty Store linked here. I've never tried one of these pigments before, so it was a bit of trial and error to figure out how to stick the powder on. My first try was on damp nail polish, but it didn't really adhere properly so I pulled out my gel polish. I used one coat of nude polish on a gel base. Once cured, I did one coat of gel topcoat and cured it before rubbing the chrome into the inhibition layer with the foam applicator. This stepped was much easier than you'd think, and adhered perfectly! Once I was happy with the coverage, I added another layer of gel top coat.
This topper is almost magical in person and simply glows! If you want to try these out, use this 10% off discount code UNGX31 they are offering my readers!
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Well, hmmm! Ever wondered if you could just use paper to make your own decals? I decided to give it a try because I wanted to incorporate more 'actual' paper into this weeks Digital Dozen Does Paper. I decided to print off some cute Poop emoji's in different sizes and the word Poop. My base for this one was Ruby White Tips Mon Cher and Ruby White Tips Blue Realm. As you can see, even with Seche Vite as my quick dry, the paper still popped up on the edges.
SO, a total fail, but totally worth the try! Don't forget to check out my girls in the Inlinkz below.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
It's not often you get something for free, but that's exactly what I'm offering today! The fabulous folks at Nail Polish Canada are hosting a Vinyl party to celebrate Canada's 150'th birthday, and if you are Canadian your invited! I am offering 10 of my Canadian reader's a set of fantastic Maple Leaf Vinyl's. Simple use my unique coupon code (valid for 10 people): CKP5R2IHCVEN
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My look was created on a red base on OPI Passion For Fashion. I sponged white on the space open from the vinyl and then dotted white in the open spaces.
Today's review is a review of the Silicone Remover Wraps linked here from Born Pretty Store linked here. I've wanted to test these out forever, as I've always used foil and cotton balls to remove my glitters and Gel Polish. The problem with foil, is it cracks and is difficult to keep in place.
This product fixed all of that! To prepare to use these, I cut my cotton balls in half to use half in each tip.
One last note was a genius little detail they added on the inside. Little scrubbing nubs that allow you to rub any residual polish off on the way out with a few quick rubbing twists.
If you want to try these out, use this 10% off discount code UNGX31 they are offering my readers!
The inspiration for this one was some Sally Foster Wrapping Paper linked here. I love wrapping paper and this isn't my first time using it for inspiration. For this look I combined Ideas I borrowed from two of the paper patterns in the picture. My base is Nicole By OPI Back To Reality TV, and I stamped the dotting and freehand the stars on top.
That's all for today, but I've got a wild one tomorrow. Don't forget to check out my girls on Inlinkz below.
Monday, June 12, 2017
This look was inspired by a full hand of Unicorns with 3D horns made of modeling clay by @polish4people on Instagram linked here. For my 'paper week' purposes, I had to figure out how to recreate the horn out of paper. I took one photo before I added the horn just in case I wrecked everything, so first up is a picture of my rainbow horse! I also convinced Cathy from More Nail Polish linked here to join in this insanity, so you have to check out her amazing look as well in the Inlinkz below.
1. I took a Post It not and cut a tiny triangle and rolled it into a small cone with a bit of tape.
2. I then covered the entire cone in base and top gel polish and cured it.
3. I then used a coloured gel polish to create the spiral so I could see what I was doing.
In the finished look I added a holo top coat, but I kind of wished I'd left it as it was. In case your wondering, I stuck the cone on the tip of a detail brush so I could hold it while working.
All in all, I loved it! It was a fun experimental project and really pushed me to figure out how to use paper physically this week.