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.

IMG_0766

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

Chat later!

  • 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.

IMG_0421

 

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

Thoughts?

Chat later!

Liz

Week 16: Geometric – #31DC2017Weekly

Hey guys! We are on week 16 of the #31DCWeekly manicure challenge..halfway through and I have to say I’m glad I choose to do it. I have been having so much fun coming up with ideas and trying things I wouldn’t normally do! It’s opened my eyes a little more. Anyway, this week’s prompt was geometric nails. Since I already did the chevron stamping I choose a little cooler of a pattern. Let’s go.

I started off by using ‘Kommotion’ by Sinful Colors..it was part of the KJC collection a while back. I like this color because it’s a purple with blueish tints. It also a gold shimmer in it which I tried to capture in a photo below.

Next, I pulled out my Pueen Party Lover stamping plate, and choose a pattern that looked geometric to me. It’s got lines & small circles. After a few days of wearing it, I finally discovered what it is of in my opinion, I think it’s palm tree leaves? Possibly. I used the white stamping polish that came with the kit.

 

I really liked how this manicure looks. The color & stamping work great together! Thoughts?

Chat later!

  • Liz

Week 15: Delicate Print – #31DC2017Weekly

Hi guys! I’m back for week 15 of the #31DCWeekly manicure challenge. This week the theme was delicate print.

I started off by painting all my nails in Cheshire China by Sinful Colors. This is one of my favorites, it’s a porcelain matte finish and it just reminds me of vintage. It’s a light lavender, just so pretty I wish I grabbed another bottle when it was available!

I was searching my stamping plates for a delicate print and I noticed one that looks similar to lace. I thought it would look very well with the color I choose. I used Pueen stamping plate Fairytale Lover and the stamping polish that came with it. Once again, my stamping has improved! This time I also used a heavier layer of top coat and didn’t get the smearing I got before.

 

Overall, I love this manicure. It’s so just vintage and delicate feeling to me. What’s your thoughts?

Chat later!

  • Liz

Week 14: Flowers – #31DC2017Weekly

Hey guys! I’m finally back with another weekly manicure for the #31DC2017Weekly challenge & this is my 200th post. I’m glad that I started this blog & thankful for those who follow me. I have learned so much from different techniques to different polishes to try. Thank you all for following along. Let’s get to the nail art.

This week I used Back to the Fuchsia by Sally Hansen. I’ve been aiming to use the polishes that I rarely grab for, for the rest of this challenge! This pink has shimmers of purple in certain lighting which I like.

IMG_0437

For the flowers, I used my Pueen Party Stamping plate..and stamped this lovely rose pattern. I used the white stamping polish that came with the kit too. I’m slowly getting better and I don’t know why I didn’t try stamping sooner! It is so much fun and I totally recommend it.

That’s all for this manicure..chat later!

  • 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?

Chat later!

  • 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.

IMG_0236

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?

Chat later!

  • Liz