23 November 2013

Mermaid Nails and MASH-39

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Happy Saturday!! :) Who's ready for the 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who tonight?! I know I am!! I just need to find a way to watch it since we don't have cable TV anymore :P

This post was supposed to have published earlier in the week, but I guess it didn't! :( So here it is!

I got the MASH stamping plates a couple of weeks ago and had to use MASH-39 immediately!! Fish scales! Mermaid scales! Dragon scales! Stamping decals!!

My base color is 3 coats of Julep Ciara. I added this on to my October Bombshell box.. It's beautiful! Julep Ciara is a "vampy magenta with teal microglitter." After 3 coats, it's a wine color that has teal microglitter that flashes pink in some lights. Sadly, I did not take a photo of it by itself! This was the first time in a long time that I was impressed with the selection from Julep (their customer service, not so much). Then I stamped with the scales image using Pure Ice Silver Mercedes. I didn't top coat after stamping because the Sally Hansen Insta-Dri smeared everything (and caused shrinkage on my tips!)! Fortunately, I only got as far as one finger and redid that one :)

I love this! I've kept it on until today, when it's coming off so I can do Doctor Who nails!

Did you get anything from the Julep October Maven selection? Have the MASH plates? Watching Doctor Who tonight?!  Let me know in the comments! Have a great weekend! :D

06 November 2013

Mermaid or Fish Scale Nails? You Decide! :)

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Hey all!! It's been awhile since I've posted :( I've been so busy with work and family, which just tires me out quickly, so I haven't really been doing anything nail related :\

I ordered the Bundle Monster 209 plate last week and was really excited to try it out. I had this awesome idea in my head, but I don't think it really translated too well to my nails. I think next time, I'll use a darker color for stamping :) (My apologies for my ragged cuticles!)

I used most of the China Glaze Bohemian Collection for this.. the only one I didn't use was Swanky Silk :) Rare & Radiant was my base color and I used the saran wrap technique with Deviantly Daring, No Plain Jane, Unpredictable, and Want My Bawdy. Applied Sally Hansen Insta-Dri top coat, then used BM-209 and Want My Bawdy.

What do you think? Mermaid or fish scales? I just got the MASH set with their version of scales, so I'll be using that soon! :D