Tuesday, 2 September 2014

#31DC2014: Orange

Hello! 

We made it to day 2 of the #31DC2014 And the theme is orange. I shamelessly copied a manicure by Genevieve at Simply Stylish Nails that she posted last week. She created THE perfect tape manicure using varying orange shades in a gradient that made my heart skip a beat!

Here's my copy cat version:

Finger paints Paper Mâché
Lise Watier Tangerine
China Glaze Peachy Keen
China Glaze Lemon Fizz
Stripping Tape



I attempted I get ahead in the #31dc2014 but I left this manicure on until the late Monday night. I didn't want to remove it, which cause me to loose my "lead". I'll be trying to get a leg up tonight. 

Thanks for reading! 

Karen

Monday, 1 September 2014

#31DC2014: RED

Good morning!

Alright! I'm going for "it" and attempting the 31 Day challenge. Its being set up by Sarah of Chalkboard Nails and you can read her post about it here.


As you can see, day 1 is RED.

I decided to half moons using the new Sally Hansen Miracle Gel in Red Eye. A sweet gift to me from my sister, she saw them & thought of me. I got the kit with the base and top coat (Red Eye shown below) and a individual bottle of Tidal Wave.Thanks Theresa!


Half moons created using hole reinforcements. I was inspired by some nail wraps I saw on e-bay a while back. I need to note that the Miracle Gel Top Coat caused BAD streaking. It looks like it works well, just not over stamping.

Sally Hansen Red Eye
OPI My Vampire Is Buff
CultNails Nevermore
Gals Plate GA13

Don't forget to search #31DC2014 over all social media to see every ones take on each theme.

Have a great day!

Karen

Sunday, 31 August 2014

#MoYou20K Rainbow Challenge Manicures (all 7)

Hello,

This past week I participated in the MoYou's 20K rainbow challenge on Instagram. Below are my manicure submissions, feel free to check them out:

RED:
Base: Essie Too Too Hot
Stamp: MoYou Pro 04

ORANGE:
 Base: L'Oreal Orange You Jealous and OPI My Vampire Is Buff
Stamp: MoYou Tropical 06 and Tourist 17

YELLOW:
Base: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lightening
Stamp: MoYou Pro 04 and Hipster 04

GREEN:
Base: OPI Mermaid Tears, China Glaze Holly-Day
Stamp: Tropical 12 & Suki 04

BLUE:
Base: GOSH Pool Party
Stamp: MoYou Sailor 04

PURPLE:
 Base: Barry M Gelly Plum, Color Club Eternal Beauty
Stamp: MoYou Sci-Fi 08

PINK:
Base: Zoya Barbie
Stamp: MoYou Pro 04

If interested you can find me on instagram @Klenz85 .

Thank you for looking!

Karen

Monday, 18 August 2014

The Blues: Light Blue Comparisons

Good morning!

Sorry for being such a stranger! Life keeps getting in the way of blogging. As I mentioned in my last post, I'll be doing a few nail wheel post while I try and get my nails back in shape.

Today I have my grey to light blue & turquoise polishes up for comparison.

Blue nail polish bottle collage


I have a thing for these kind of shades... I *may* have left out 1 or 2 5 or 6 shades (who's counting?), thanks to lack of space on the wheel.
Blue nail polish swatched on a nail wheel

1. Butter London Victoriana
2. OPI I Have a Herring Problem
3. Butter London Lady Muck
4. Cult Nails Princess
5. China Glaze Sea Spray
6. Color Club Take Me To Your Chateau
7. Essie Mint Candy Apple
8. Models Own Bloo Boo
9. OPI What's With The Cattitude
10. Color Club Factory Girl
11. Suzy Shier unnamed polish
12. Zoya Wednesday
13. Cult Nails Manipulative
14. China Glaze For Audrey
15. OPI Mermaids Tears
16. China Glaze Electric Beat
17. Essie Bikini So Teeny
18. NOPI Nothing Kim-pared to Blue



collage numbered


nail polish swatches 1-6 & 18

nail polish swatches 5-12

Nail Polish Swatches 10-15

Nail Polish Swatches 1 & 14-18

My Top 3 Picks:
1. China Glaze For Audrey (#14)
2. Essie Bikini So Teeny (# 18)
3. OPI Mermaid Tears (#15)

Which blue is your favourite?

Have a great Monday! 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

International Flag Plate B67 Swatches

Good morning all!

Life has been hella busy, so please bear with me while I try to ease myself back into a regular blogging schedule. I've missed it!

Let me be honest, my nails are a big mess right now. I got some stamping plate swatches on paper, and nail wheel comparisons to hold me over while I work on getting my nails back to presentable shape.

Today I have quick and dirty swatches from plate B67 found on E-bay. I paid around 0.95 cents for it, and I bought it solely for the Canadian flag.

B67 stamping plate
I am extremely impressed with how well every detail showed up. Minscule details are hard to get a clean transfer with, even from expensive plates. So getting such clean and complete transfers from cheap e-bay plates makes me one happy lady.

Note: this plate has a thin clear film over it that's very hard to see, you have to peel it off before you can use this plate.

If you're curious, the polish is Konad Red. It stamps well, but doesn't show up over black.

Have a great day!

Karen
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