Nailart for funn!

A blog about nailart, creativity and life in general! :)


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Nail Art For Funn’s Family Manicures!!

 

 

 

 

 

I thought I’d share some manicures I’ve done recently. Since I can’t wear polish to work it makes sense to do my mam’s nails and sometimes my aunt’s too!

I’ve actually been painting my mam’s nails since I came home in March. We started with simple colours, then I got her hooked on nail jewels and now stamping! Yay!! 🙂

I used OPI’s Barefoot in Barcelona, and red Konad stamping polish with Bundle Monster’s plate 306.

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This is a replica of a manicure I did last year. I showed mam the picture and she liked so I recreated it for her (with the nail jewels of course!)

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She’s even learning how to ‘pose’!

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This manicure was for my aunt. She wanted Autumn colours so we chose a silver Sephora polish by OPI, Social Climber  and OPI’s Tomorrow Never Dies. Love, love, love, this colour, and this combo!

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My Aunt was diggin’ her chevrons!

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Also, posing quite nicely!! 🙂

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Last week we adventured in lace. Mam chose the colours and loved the result! She thought they looked delicate and ladylike. We used Estee Lauder’s Dilettante and Lilac Leather.

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I’m thinking I’ll introduce her to textured polish next, and maybe stripes? What do you think? Let me know!!!

 

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The Girl with the Butterfly Print Nails

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Here’s a look inspired by a beautiful dark blue dress I saw the other day. This Sephora by OPI polish (Opening Night) is a perfect match with it, and I think the butterflies add a little magic to the look. I used Konad stamping plate m21, and Konad silver stamping polish.

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The butterflies are really not that visable, it’s only when the light hits them, or if someone is really looking closely that they appear.

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I haven’t stamped in months, so some of the butterflies are a little askew. But this was fun, so I may have to go back to my stamps again soon. 🙂


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Henna Style Stamping

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How much do I love stamping manicures? A lot! For this manicure I wanted the stamping polish to really pop. I think Barefoot in Barcelona matched up really well with my red Konad stamping polish. It reminds me of henna art. I used Bundle Monster stamping plate BM 306.

It’s a little strange not having to do a specific manicure every day now that the pre-spring challenge contest is over! Congratulations to the winners Short and Sweet in Texas and Up Close and Polished. Both girls created beautiful manicures throughout the contest. 🙂

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Day 2 Pre-Spring Challenge Contest Pink

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For day two the theme is pink and I decided to keep it simple and use my fav pink ever which is OPI’s Strawberry Margarita. I stamped gold Konad stamping polish over it. I used BM-315. I really love the paisley print. It was really difficult to capture the color because it is so light and shimmery. It’s a very subtle look, you really need the light to catch the stamping polish. But I really love it!2


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Day 1 Pre-Spring Challenge Contest (PSCC1) Yellow

1It’s my first time entering in a challenge and I’m a little nervous! I hope my manis don’t look too crappy beside all the others! Today’s challenge was yellow. I used Ciate Big Yellow Taxi, Bundle Monster Plate 311 (BM-311). I also used black Konad stamping polish and gold beads that I picked up in Japan last year and never got around to using.

Thanks to Polish Alcoholic and Mommy Loves Nail Polish for setting this up!

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In-law Nails!

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Hey everyone, In the morning I’m flying to the states to meet my in-laws for the first time! I’ll be spending Christmas in Florida! I’m so excited! I really want to make  a good impression so I took a lot of care with my nails, I hope you like the results, I hope my future mother in law likes them too! Wish me luck guys! The stamping plate is Bundle Monster BW-319. I used Konad white stamping polish and Sally Hanson’s Xtreme Wear Blue It. 3 PicMonkey Collage

I was very excited when my bundle monster package arrived last week. But, because work has been so cray all week I didn’t have much time to fool around with the plates. I’ll have more time in January so watch out for some stamping manicures then! And hopefully I’ll have picked up some nice nail art supplies in the states! 🙂

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Purple Stamping Manicure

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Hey everybody! Hope you are all enjoying the weekend! Today’s post is just a simple stamping manicure I did a while ago. I bought a range of Konad stamping polishes and wanted to test out the purple one. I was disappointed with the Sally Hansen polish Nude Now. I felt it made my nails look weirdly stained and it wasn’t opaque at all. I would have preferred a creamier polish.  The stamping plate used was Konad M2.

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Snowflake Manicure

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This is a subtle Christmas manicure. The snowflakes look great when the light hits them.

I used Konad stamping plate m59 and silver and gold Konad stamping polish. The green is Sally Hansen Xtreme wear and the red is OPI’s Color So Hot It Berns.  I really love how the snowflakes turned out. My nails remind me of wrapping paper! 🙂

I’m sure i’ll be seeing lots of Christmas themed manicures this month 🙂 Can’t wait!!! I know I will be trying a few myself. 23


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Blue Flowers

This is a quick and simple stamping manicure. I previously made a tutorial on stamping. You can check it out here

I used Konad plate m56 and dark blue Konad stamping polish. The base coat is a brand called Eclipse. It’s made in Korea. It cost 1,000 Korean Won. That’s around 90 cents US. I fully expected it to be bad quality. It wasn’t. I love finding bargains like that! I literally fished it out of a huge bin of nail polishes all for that price. 🙂

This manicure isn’t the best. I am still new to stamping. But I plan to do a lot more and get better. 🙂 So bear with me 🙂


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Starry Starry Night

More stamping!

This look was inspired by a top I own.

I wanted my nails to match it. I normally don’t do that but this time I did! Here’s what I used for this manicure.

The base coat is Etude House (Korean brand) the white is Konad stamping polish and I finished it with OPI topcoat.  Also, I used some nail art stones!

And here’s the manicure!


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Nail Stamp Tutorial

I have not been stamping very long but I love the amazing results you can get from a simple stamp! The possibilities for new and different manicures are endless. A perk is with the stamp it doesn’t matter if your hand slightly shakes but with freestyle nail art that’s a big issue.  I learned how to nail stamp from a tutorial. So here is my own version  on how to nail stamp.

First, here is what you will need. A stamping plate (I am using a Konad plate) Konad are a really good brand. You also need a rubber stamp,  a scraper or a plastic card (it can be an old gift card etc) and I use Konad nail polish that is especially made for stamping. This polish is much more opaque than other so it stamps well. However, I have been told that if you want to use regular nail polish for stamping you just file the rubber stamp a few times to make it less smooth.

First paint your nails a base color. I used OPI Margarita.

Then paint lightly over the stamp design.

Then roll the stamp over the plate in one smooth motion.

Stamp on the nail using the same smooth left to right or right to left motion.

Allow it to dry, (won’t take long) and cover with a topcoat! I use OPI Top Coat.

Please let me know what you think about this  tutorial. It’s my first!!!