I’m back! Week 19 & Week 20..#31DC2017Weekly

Hey guys! It’s been a little while since I have posted. I got busy with some other things that had to take my first priority. I recently opened an Etsy shop with my mom (Mother & Daughter) so I’ve been putting a lot of time and work to that. Since I finally have things settled in place for now I thought I would jump on here and catch up.

I’m a few weeks behind on posting for the #31DC2017Weekly challenge but I still tried to do the weekly manicures. The first week I missed was Galaxy week..now I did one a few months ago and it turned out amazing but for this week I just wasn’t focused and tried to go the easy route..not what I had planned but whatcha gonna do?

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I started off painting all my nails with Black & Blue by Sally Hansen..it’s a nice multicolor chrome polish in my opinion, sorta galaxy themed. Then I took a cosmetic wedge and attempted stamping various glitters to get a galaxy look. I believe I have all the colors right, I used Nicole by OPI’s Rich in Sprit, Sinful Colors Blueberry Hot Rod, Ice Blue, and Hottie. ┬áIt’s okay definitely not what I wanted but it worked.

This last week the prompt was Watermarble. I’ve tried water-marbling before and had a few hits along with misses so this was another good try to get better at it. I started off by painting all my nails with Taupe is Dope by Sinful Colors..I LOVE this color..It’s such a pretty color. It’s between a brown to a brown gray at times.

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For the water-marble, I used Sinful Colors YOLO Yellow & Gold Medal..along with Wet n Wild’s French White Creme. For once, I am truly over the moon satisfied with this water-marble manicure! It turned out pretty dang well! Until……I smudged my middle finger, but again whatcha gonna do? At least the water-marble finally turned out good.

What’s your thoughts on these manicures? I’m hoping to stay on track now but if things get busy again, I’ve got to focus on that first.

Chat later!

  • Liz

 

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Week 18: Half Moon – #31DC2017Weekly

Hey guys I’m back with another weekly manicure for the #31DC2017Weekly challenge. I’m slowly starting to get off track and burn out a little but I’ll get back on the tracks! I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do for this week..I don’t normally do half moons..only a handful of times. My creative side was not with me.

I started off by using one of my new polishes that I just posted about called Acid Test by Sinful Colors. It’s from their new pastel neon matte line. There are some pretty colors! This was color applied great, it only need 2 coats. I did not leave them matte though.

This is where the mani kinda went downhill. I wasn’t sure what color or how I wanted to do the half moon. I ended up going through my drawers and found half circle stickers to make the half moon on the bottom of my nails. I used Super Cooper by Sinful Colors, which has glitter that looks like crystal in a stone..it’s very pretty.

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Overall, this manicure isn’t my favorite..I wasn’t with it and could have done something totally different. What’s your thoughts?

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  • Liz

Sinful Colors Pastel Neon Collection

Hey guys! I’m pretty excited about this post and couldn’t wait to tell you about what I found. I’ve been checking Instagram quite a lot lately, waiting for new limited edition collections to come out from Sinful Colors. I saw a few posts about pastel colors but never found them in my local stores until this past week. I grabbed the four, I loved from first sight (haha)..there’s I believe 5 or 6 total in the collection. They are suppose to be pastel neons with a matte finish. I’ve been really liking matte and pastel colors lately too..so it’s a match.

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First one is Make A Scene! It’s slight bit darker than a bubblegum pink I think but still pastel and bright. I wouldn’t consider a super girly pink..but something everyone may like.

Second one is Lilac Out Loud! This is the first one I seen from a distance..it’s such a pretty purple. I’m horrible at describing colors, I’m trying. It may shift to a pink in certain lights but not sure till I give it a shot.

Acid Test is the third one (4th in the picture)..and I love greens especially this green. It’s not something I would typically run to, I’m more towards the minty greens but I couldn’t let this go. It’s a green with yellow hues.

Last but not least is Under The Inbluence (3rd in the picture)..I can’t walk away from blues either. This one reminds me of Candy Hearts another polish from a collection that I’ve shared a million times. It’s a baby blue shade..very pretty also!

If you know me, I’ll probably go grab the others from this collection just so I have them in my hands. Are you interested in any of these colors?

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  • Liz

Week 17: Glitter – #31DC2017Weekly

Hi guys! I’m back on the correct week again. For how long? Who knows, haha! This week for the #31DCWeekly challenge the prompt was glitter. I didn’t want to go super crazy so I went easy.

I started off by using Mint Chip by Sinful Colors on all my nails. I seriously love this color..I wish I could find another bottle. It does dry matte but for this mani I applied a shine coat to it. It’s just the perfect mint green..everyone needs it!

Next, for the glitter I used Kanfetti which is part of the same collection as Mint Chip..Kandee Johnson collection. This glitter has white, blue, yellow-green glitters. I thought it would look great over the mint green.

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Like I said it was an easy one..but I LOVE it! All my favorite colors in it to be honest.

Thoughts?

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Liz

Week 13: Animal Print – #31DC2017Weekly

Hey guys! We are on week 13 of the #31DC2017Weekly manicure challenge…I’m glad I was able to catch up and now have time to do some other manicures on the side too. This weeks theme was Animal Print..which was perfect to practice my stamping abilities again. One of the plates I have has 2 zebra prints, so that’s my print of choice.

For the weeks manicure, I tried out a new polish, it’s by Orly..from their breathable line that recently came out not too long ago I believe. I’ve been meaning purchase one but put it off until I saw a color I couldn’t resist. The name is Beauty Essential, which I don’t typical run to reds but this one is different. It’s more of a brighter red-orange and it’s a nice pop of color. Plus, summer is coming or should I say here as it almost hit 90 degrees today. Anyhow, I love the way this polish looks & applied. You aren’t suppose to use a base coat or top coat because it’s an all in one deal..and suppose to be a treatment too.

I can say that it has been 3 days and there’s very minimal chipping, just one little one from me trying to open something with my nail. They hold up good for the most part without adding a top coat, I’m impressed.

To finish this off, I took my Pueen Party Lover stamping plate and stamped the zebra print on my middle & ring fingers. I used the white stamping polish by Pueen as well. For my second time trying to stamp I think I did a million times better than before! I learned that I need to roll the stamp on, not just smash it down onto the nail. The only mess up on this manicure was I applied the top coat to quickly and the polish smeared on one nails, bummer! I need to learn patience, lol.

What’s your thoughts on this manicure?

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  • Liz

Week 12: Stripes – #31DC2017Weekly

Hey guys! I’m on the correct week for the #31DC2017Weekly manicure challenge, this week was stripes. I was really excited to do this weeks because I recently found stamping plates at Walmart so I picked them up. They are from the brand Pueen, You can buy the stamping kit which I did and get a stamping plate, stamper, scraper, and two polishes. I also bought one other plate that they had separately too.

I started off by painting my nails in No Place Like Chrome by Essie. I love this silver, it’s very opaque which is nice.

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Next, I used the black polish that came with the stamping kit and attempt to stamp chevron stripes. I’m just a very beginner so they are not near good, but good for a very beginner! I’m happy with them and after some practice and playing around I’ll get better.

If your have any real good tips for stamping, I would love hear them and try them! What’s your thoughts on this manicure?

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  • Liz

Week 10: Gradient Nails -#31DC2017Weekly

Hey guys! It’s been almost a week since I have posted but I’m back for Week 10 of the #31DC2017Weekly manicure challenge..I will be caught up hopefully at the end of this week, finally!

I started off my painting all my nails using Petal Pushers by Essie. I typically don’t reach for my Essie polishes anymore but I’m trying to start again. I love this gray color because at times it has a purplish hue.

I’ve only done a gradient look a few times so this was a little tricky..even though it looks easy. I wanted to go for sunset colors so I used: YOLO Yellow by Sinful Colors, Lounge Lover by Essie, & Lavender Creme by Wet n Wild. I had to reapply several times..because I should have used white base! I wasn’t thinking very clear at all with this manicure.

I think it still looks great being that I’ve only done it a few times and could still use practice! What’s your thoughts?

Chat later!

  • Liz