Sunday, March 25, 2012

Zippered stamped nail

This post is yet another stamping.  It looks like a zipper, as you can see.  I didn't quite get it right but as post continue you will see the technique improve.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Floral arrangement stamped nails

Okay so you all remember my last post about the nail stamp technique?  So this week I tried a different disc, this Disc had a floral design,  the kit I purchased came with a pink and blue stamp paint.  I knew the blue was pretty pigmented however, the pink looked like it wouldn't show up good even on a light hued base polish.  I wanted to try the blue to test the quality of the hue on bright nail, it wouldn't really show up obviously on dark nails.  So after i clean the stamping from my edges its a well polished set of nails.  So heres my test results for this.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

My new SPRING thing "Nail Stamping Design"

Growing tired of the old regular method of doing my nails.  Staying up to date with the O.P.I and ESSIE collections, with a range of mixed feeling about the entire collection or just one favorite from the collection.  So on to the next of nail fashion for the fashionista on a budget.  Nail Stamping!  They come on a sort of metal disk with a range of decals to imprint the tamp tool on.  They have full nail designs and half nail as well as individual little embellishments you may want to place sparingly along the sides or where ever on the nail.  I think I will be doing this through out the summer.  I was recently on my Nail foil frenzy but the foil is way to fragile for anyone who really does any chores around the house.  stamping seems to be more durable.  The only thing is when I apply a top coat the polish used for the design bleeds as you'll see in my pictures.  But i just wanted to try it out so badly I didn't want to redo it them post so please pay no attention to the work it will improve, I'm developing my technique to get the best application.

And this is a close up of the way the polish bleeds when clear nail polish was added to have the style last.  I'll find a wa to work around this by my second post.

Now this is my right hand the thing with this hand is I have very long nail beds this is when your nails are use to being long. , however when my nail cracks when I'm in between the UV gel treatment they break into my flesh and i have to clip off the hang nail that part that get snagged on everything just to stop it from ripping through my skin. So it looks a lot uneven but it will change.

My piano nail job!  Yah like?

This will be my next week style plate what do you recommend?

The stamp disk, as I explained you have different options on 1 plate.

The head of the stamper the part that will transfer the nail paint

Pure Acetone and the Special polish used in stamping

The stamp and the scraper

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Color palettes from the Past ,Present and Future.

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NO UV Lamp UV nail polish

Well I was asked if I ever tried the nail polish that didn't require a UV Lamp.  Well I decided to pick a color and ride with it.  So I made a quick run to my local Duane Read to make the purchase.  First thing when I looked the product up online to view the reviews I immediately noticed it was $11.99 okay this is more than my OPI.  So inside of the store it cost $15.00. OMG.  I said this thing better work for all this money so heres the experiment.  I carefully read the instructions did all that was instructed for best application. When it was all over and done The coverage was good after applying 2 coats.  Then by the time i got home I had the nerve to spot a chip.  YES people the no UV polish chipped  on the first day.  So you have you answer stick to the real UV manicure. My rating for this product is a 2.