Black and Red Gothic Nails with Cross & Gelaze Liquid Leather Swatch

Black and Red Gothic Nails with Cross & Gelaze Liquid Leather Swatch 10

I picked up these cross studs from the Born Pretty Store and I’ve been trying to decide what to do with them. I was inspired by Candy Coated Talons to use red foils over black polish to create a gothic look. I started with three coats of Gelaze Liquid Leather. Normally I would stick the(…)

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Ibd Just Gel – Precious Peridot Swatch

Ibd Just Gel – Precious Peridot Swatch 16

I just bought 15 new ibd Just Gel polishes, the 8 Gelaze colors that I showed in my last post and a few Fingerpaints, so there are lots of swatches coming soon! This is a swatch of ibd Precious Peridot, which is a hard color to explain. In some lights it looks very green and(…)

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China Glaze Gelaze Flying Dragon Swatch

China Glaze Gelaze Flying Dragon Swatch 55

Sally Beauty Supply had a Buy-One, Get-One Free (BOGO) coupon this week, and I took advantage of it and picked up some of the new China Glaze gel polishes called Gelaze.  I believe there are 40 colors out currently (correction: there are 34 colors), and I bought 8 of them.  My favorite of the bunch(…)

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3D Textured Diamond Plate Nails

3D Textured Diamond Plate Nails 27

I’ve seen some really cool 3D textured nails popping up on Instagram and Pinterest, so I decided to experiment to see if I could create a textured look using just soak-off gel polish.  I think the result turned out pretty cool!  I ended up with this industrial look that resembles a diamond plate pattern.  I(…)

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Gelish Day Dream Confetti – Limited Edition

Gelish Day Dream Confetti – Limited Edition 10

I happened to get my hands on a bottle of a limited edition Gelish polish called Day Dream Confetti.  It’s a flakie topper and was exclusively for sale for a limited time at Cosmoprof stores (which is for pros only) on Black Friday of last year.  You can read more about this here.  There was(…)

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Messy Mansion Stamping: Koi Fish & Water Nails

Messy Mansion Stamping: Koi Fish & Water Nails 14

This is another mani that I created using a Messy Mansion stamping plate.  Plate MM29 has some awesome aquatic imagery including a koi fish, seahorse, mermaid and various water images.  I started with three coats of Couture Milano, a soft pale blue.  I stamped a water pattern onto each nail using Kleancolor Metallic Aqua. The(…)

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Rainbow Foil Nails with Gel Polish

Rainbow Foil Nails with Gel Polish 8

I’ve been wanting to play with nail art transfer foils again for a while.  I’ve only used them one other time, you can see that mani here.  I had an idea in my head of a rainbow pattern with foils, though it didn’t turn out exactly as I had imagined when I sat down to(…)

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