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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. ūüôā

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Day 14 Pre-Spring Challenge Contest Recreate Your Favorite Look

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This was my favorite! I got a lot of compliments on it so that’s always a good indication!

I hope you like it too! I changed it a little this time. I swapped a Ciate base coat for Sally Hansen. ¬†The difference is that the sky is a little brighter and sparkly. Here’s the first version.

I’m sad that the challenge is over now, I had a lot of fun and it was really great to pick up a few new techniques and see everyone’s manicure every day! Thank you again, Posh Alcoholic and Mommy Loves Nail Polish!

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For this mani I used Sally Hansen’s Blue It, Essie Blanc, Sally Hansen Something Blue, Face It light blue nail polish.


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Day 12 Pre-Spring Challenge Contest Stripes

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I’ve got a big smile on my face writing this post. This day six months will be my wedding day. Big changes and moves are coming soon and I’m excited!

Another reason I’m smiling is because I learned another technique through this challenge. I learned how to use my fan brush to create these funky stripes. I watched a video on YouTube and tried it out! So, in two weeks I finally nailed sponging/gradient nails AND can now use my brushes more effectively! I can’t wait to do this manicure again with different colors! I really love this effect!

Happy Friday everyone! ūüôā¬†2 3 For this mani the base coat was Essie Blanc, then the stripes are OPI Strawberry Margarita and OPI Fly.


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Day 11 Pre-Spring Challenge Contest Beach

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I did it, I finally did it! I nailed gradient nails! Yay!!! It’s taken me MONTHS!! This makes me so glad I decided to do this challenge! Thanks again to Posh Alcoholic¬†¬†and Mommy Loves Nail Polish for setting this up! I watched a great video on you tube on how to do this manicure and I just followed it step by step. I also checked out this great step by step picture tutorial created by my friend Lekker Lacquer here. I used a make up sponge for the gradient instead of the black nail art sponges I previously used. Then I used my thin black nail art polish and drew on the palm trees. And now, with these nails, I feel I need to be holding a cocktail! ūüôā¬†DSC_2937 DSC_2940

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For this look I used Sally Hansen Lightening, OPI Strawberry Margarita, and OPI Red Lights Ahead. . . Where? and a black thin brush polish to draw on the palm tree.


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Day 9 Pre-Spring Challenge Contest Rainbow

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I got the idea for this mani from a google image search. Here’s the original image. I really like how it turned out! When I was painting my nails there were so many bottles on the table lol! ¬†And I gotta give some credit to my fiance Greg who suggested I stamp over the bright colors (sometimes he likes to butt in and give advice when I’m doing my nails lol!)¬†4Colors used, Sally Hansen Lightening, (yellow) The Face Shop, Face It ¬†(blue, peach, orange and light purple), Prorance (green), OPI Color So Hot It Berns, OPI Red Lights Ahead . . . Where? OPI Strawberry¬†Margarita, OPI Fly, OPI Lourve Me, Lourve Me Not. BM plate 313 and White Konad stamping polish.


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Day 6 Pre-Spring Challenge Contest Sun

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I was kinda stumped when it came to the sun theme. I wasn’t sure what to do then I decided to go with a ¬†solar flare type theme. I used OPI’s Color So Hot It Berns and then using clingfilm I dabbed Sally Hansen’s Lightening over it. I like how it turned out. The pictures with the bluish tinge were taken using daylight. The others are from my¬†light box¬† I’m having some color issues at the moment with my camera so I’m¬†experimenting¬†with different light etc.¬†DSC_2774 DSC_2809 DSC_2822


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Day 5 Pre-Spring Challenge Constest Sky

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So far this is my fav mani of the challenge. I started off doing daytime skies then decided night was better. These remind me of my galaxy nails but I think these are more subtle. I sponged the clouds on. I dabbed glitter polish over them to make them seem a little more shiny.

Here’s what I used, Essie, ‘blanc’, Ciate, Powerdressing, Face It light blue ¬†polish. Sally Hansen’s Something Blue for the glittery effect on the clouds.¬†2 3 4 5 6best


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Day 4 Pre-Spring Challenge Contest Flowers

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Today’s theme is flowers. I tried for ages to dot some on then I decided to use my transfers for the job! The weather here is Seoul is miserable! So it was nice to have a spring type flower mani to wear!

For this mani I used Face It Nail polish, it has no name. I used nail transfers for the flowers. I love how the poppy’s look with the peachy base coat. They are perfect for spring time! ūüôā¬†2 3 4


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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