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Have you tried one of the silicone stamping mats that have become popular recently? I feel like I’ve seen them everywhere lately, and I honestly didn’t quite see the appeal – what makes this better than working over a magazine, or using a stamper head to make decals? Well, I received one in my latest review package from Born Pretty Store, so I decided to try it out. I’ve used it to help me out in creating two manicures, so read on for pretty pictures and my thoughts on whether or not a stamping mat is worth it! (more…)
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I’m sure by now you’ve noticed that I’ve been loving the Born Pretty Store stamping polishes recently. Today I have another one to share with you – stamping polish #12, which is a gorgeous bright green. I’ve done two different looks with this one, so be sure to make it to the end of the post!
A while ago I showed you a #5minutenailart that I had done using the cling wrap technique. At the time I thought that this was the perfect base for some stamping, and so I decided to turn it into some pretty peacock-themed nail art.
Today I have some double stamping to share with you. I keep seeing amazing double-stamped nails, and it never quite seems to work out for me! I really like the colour combination I’ve used today though, and it certainly creates an interesting look.
I mentioned recently that I had found a few older swatches that I never shared with you, but there were a couple of nail arts that got away as well. Today I have a nail art that I did when I first arrived here in the US. I hadn’t sorted out my lighting setup yet, which is why I was hesitant to share at the time, but the photos actually came out fine and the nails are still pretty!
Today I am starting something new on my blog. There are a few reasons behind this – one is that I often don’t find much time to do my nails during the semester. I made time to do some more detailed nail art over the break which I’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks, but now that I’m back in class, I might only have a few minutes here and there to spare. Another reason is that people will often see my nails and comment that they don’t have time to do something like that – now I know some might actually mean that they couldn’t be bothered to do nail art, but some really think that any nail art must take forever, just because they haven’t tried it before or aren’t sure how it’s done. So this is for those people who might really want to try some nail art but not spend hours on it! I’m here to prove that all it has to take is 5 minutes to have amazing nails.
The rules are as follows: start with a normal, single-colour manicure. Yes, it takes more than 5 minutes to do the colour PLUS nail art, but now if you have time to paint your nails – you have time for art. You could also do the colour one day and add the art the next day – I often do that when I’m pressed for time! Then, starting from that base colour, I have just 5 minutes to do some nail art. I put a timer on so I make sure it really is 5 minutes. 5 minutes isn’t long so to give myself a little leniency, I’ll count anything that is still UNDER 6 minutes as close enough – but this includes the final top coat and the nail art is good to go.
Over the past few weeks I’ve already posted snowman nails,snow-covered trees, and snowflake nails, and here I am with yet another snowy look! Why all the snow nails? Well, first of all, it’s the first time I’m actually having winter at this time of the year, and secondly, it’s my first time experiencing snow! Each snowfall has been beautiful to me and it’s only natural to want to put that on my nails.