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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Gelish Year of the Horse 2014

Gelish Year of the Horse 2014 1

I’m a little late, but we’re now in The Year of the Horse according to the Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Horse started January 31, 2014 (the Lunar New Year) and runs through February 18, 2015. Last year was The Year of the Snake, and I did some nail art with the corresponding Gelish(…)

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Gelish Trends – All that Glitters is Gold & Am I Making You Gelish? Swatches

Gelish Trends – All that Glitters is Gold & Am I Making You Gelish? Swatches 6

I have two quick swatches of some Gelish Trends glitter toppers.  These two Trends are pretty much identical with different sized glitter and some holographic effects except one is silver and the other is gold.  In the pictures below, I applied two coats of the toppers over different colored bases – clear, white, black &(…)

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Brushstroke “LOVE” Valentine’s Day Nails

Brushstroke “LOVE” Valentine’s Day Nails 8

I’m LOVING the new Gelish Once Upon a Dream collection and decided to try a mani with a combination of the colors.   I started with two coats of Gelish Artic Freeze (my favorite white) as the base and then I used a fan brush to randomly stroke on each of the colors, curing after applying(…)

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Gelish Once Upon a Dream Fade Report & Comparisons

Gelish Once Upon a Dream Fade Report & Comparisons 14

I’ve received a lot of questions about whether any of the new Once Upon a Dream collection colors are faders and how they compare to existing Gelish shades, and I’m happy to report back to you today after a little testing.  I applied all of the colors to swatch sticks and put them on a(…)

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