Tag Archive: essence stamp me! black

Review: Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper

Painted Fingertips | Born Pretty Store Clear Stamper

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Hi everyone!

You may remember that about 2 months ago, I reviewed a clear stamper from Born Pretty Store. Here I am with yet another clear stamper from them. The difference is that while the stamper I showed you previously had a clear head, the holder was frosted. This stamper has a completely clear holder as well. This is fantastic because with the first clear stamper I had to change the way I stamped in order to be able to see where I was placing the image; with this one, I can stamp as I normally do and still be able to see the image as I stamp.  (more…)

Happy New Year – and Sparkling Stamping

Painted Fingertips | Stamped silver nail foils

Hi everyone!

Happy New Year! I hope 2016 will be a happy and successful year for us all. To start it off, I have some silver, sparkly, stamped nails to share with you. I actually thought these would be great to wear to celebrate the turn of the year, but I didn’t get a chance to post them last week so let’s celebrate the first of January with them instead! (more…)

Bright and Bold Sugarspun Nails

Painted Fingertips | Sugarspun nail art

Hi everyone!

I have some fun nails to share with you today using a technique I’ve only used twice before: Sugarspun nails! In the past I used this technique to create spiderwebs and in an embarrassing early blog post. Today I have gone with the combination of black and bright colours to create a bold look.  (more…)

Nail Art A Go-Go Challenge Day 3: Warm vs Cool

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It’s day 3 of the Nail Art A Go-Go Challenge hosted by Gnarly Gnails and today’s theme is Warm vs Cool. I decided to go with not just a warm vs cool colour scheme, but also actual warm vs cool images combined with the absolute hottest and coldest polishes I have in my stash! nails-i-love-nail-polish-ilnp-absolute-zero-essence-special-effect-topper-glorious-aquarius-sally-hansen-lustre-shine-lava-stamped-tip-top-nail-chic-armourplate-essence-nail-art-stampy-polish-stamp-me!-black-moyou-roxy-collection-01-flames-bm-319-snowflakes-bm-323 (more…)

Nail Art A-Go-Go Day 1: Achromatic Nails

Hi everyone!

It’s day one of the Nail Art A-Go-Go challenge hosted by Gnarly Gnails. Today’s theme is achromatic, and I am sure there will be a ton of amazing work done by the other ladies taking part in the challenge!

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Silver and blue skittlette

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Guess what? This is my 100th blog post! I didn’t realise until I started typing this up so I didn’t do anything specific for it, but I do love today’s nails 😀 You probably know by now that I love silver and blue together so I decided to use them for a fun skittlette combining stamping, glitter and texture. sally-hansen-pacific-blue-tip-top-nail-chic-armourplate-rocky-road-glitter-opi-liquid-sand-it's-frosty-outside-kiss-me-at-midnight-stamped-moyou-sailor-collection--3 (more…)

October Tri-Polish Challenge Part 4: Halloween

Hello ladies!

This is the fourth and final manicure for this month’s tri-polish challenge using orange, yellow and green. Halloween isn’t really a ‘thing’ here in South Africa, but for those of you that it’s a bigger deal for, Happy Halloween! And enjoy my Halloween-y nails!sponged essence colour & go flashy pumpkin, wanna be your sunshine, and we rock the green, stamped with tip top nail chic armourplate and essence stamp me! black with plate QA26 (more…)

Guest Post: Michelle from Ordinary Misfit

Hi everyone!

Today I have a guest post for you from the lovely Michelle from Ordinary Misfit. When I first started getting really into nail art and following other blogs a few months ago, Michelle was the first South African nail art blogger I found. When I got frustrated because I couldn’t get OPI Liquid Sands in my area at the time, she bought the ones I wanted and posted them to me! How amazing is that? Not only is she a fantastic person, but she does some fantastic nail art too. Let’s take a look 😀

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Hi lovelies,

I am so excited to be doing a guest post for Kerry and it is such an honour to be posting here.  A while ago Kerry nominated me for a Liebster award and she asked what was my favourite polish colour and what was my favourite type of nail art.  My answers were Pink and Stamping.  Of course Kerry knew those were going to be my answers 😉 I decided to incorporate the two for this post today.

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October Tri-Polish Challenge Part 3

Hi everyone!

When I first saw the colours for this month’s tri-polish challenge – yellow, orange and green – I was pretty unsure and I struggled to think of cool ideas. But this is proof that sometimes it works to just TRY something, because I love the design I have for you today!

gradient with essence colour & go flashy pumpkin, wanna be your sunshine, and we rock the green stamped with m66I started with a sponged gradient of my 3 colours for the month – Essence Colour & Go Flashy Pumpkin, Wanna be your Sunshine, and We Rock the Green. Then I took out my Essence stampy polishes in Stamp me! White and Stamp me! Black and had fun with my new plate m66 from the Born Pretty Store.

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