Saturday, April 22, 2017

Tinkering with stamper holders

 This is what I did to my Wistonia holder. (All the gold pieces to the FCC polish on left are removable. I used the bottom half as a sheath.) While the holder itself works better with my hands, and isn't top heavy anymore, I still spend a lot of time getting the head in just right. This holder needs an inner lip.

 Found this item at work (I'm still managing the same restaurant). I think it came from the 5 gallon cooking oil cartons we order.  My XL stamper heads fit just right...and there's an inner lip, so I cut it down and sanded the edge.

The Clear Jelly head fits as well. I've been having trouble using my CJS due to glare. I actually thought it was my lighting, however, when I look through this holder, I can see my nail perfectly!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Quick mani

Base color; L A Girls Copper, overlay on 4 nails; Frankened (warmed up the jelly base) Sally Hansen Golden Ticket. Stamping plate CiCi & SiSi 12. Handy stamping polish Black...and some gold holo dots I've had for 2 decades.  First time I've been able to get passable results with my Clear Jelly Stamper. I need more practice!

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Update- Handy Stamping Polish order from Moon Nails Supply

Part 1 of my interaction with Moon Nails can be found here.
Order was placed with Moon Nails Supply on March 14th.
Order went out on the 16th. I forgot to mention that a tracking number was provided via photograph of the actual tracking sticker on the package.
Friday morning, March 31st  I was surprised to find a pm waiting for me from Moon Nails...They were tracking my package as well and wanted to let me know that it had arrived in my town. 
Truly outstanding customer service.
Package arrived like this.
Packed using multiple layers of bubble-wrap.
Each bottle individually wrapped and taped together.

My pretties...

I'll definitely order from this company again...I have my eye on the neon set.
Ordering is done through pm on their facebook page. Moon Nails Supply

I am not affiliated with this company, and items received were paid with my own money.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Etude House BL009

One of my favorites...unsure if this is still available. Three days wear here. 2 coats, 1 coat of Seche Vite. I think my notepad takes better pictures than my camera.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Props- customer service from Moon Nails Supply

In the past, (with the exception of 6 Konad stamping polishes that I inherited from my daughter), I've always frankened my own or used polishes that stamped well. After researching the current stamping landscape, I decided it was time to order some stamping polishes. I almost ordered from Mundo de Unas when I ran across a review of Handy polishes from Moon Nails Supply by  PhD nails 
My buying preferences are, in order; value, quality, speed of delivery and customer service.
Being 2 more ml per bottle than MdU, Handy won as my first order.

There is no actual website for Moon Nails Supply (based in Mexico)...just a Facebook page and ordering is done through pm. I found the page to be disorganized, and sent a pm with questions. I was really surprised when a response came within hours with a pricing guide. A couple of days later, I placed my order for a few plates, 22 (16ml) bottles from their Facebook cover page page and the (16ml) Sexy Metals Collection
Shortly after, I received a pm with a Paypal total (with and without the 6% goods and service fee). When payment was made, I received another pm stating that my order was being put together (Tuesday), and another another pm stating my order was going out today (Thursday).
Really customer service!
I'll update on shipping time.

Natural nails with acry gel enhancement

My natural nail-beds are wide and flat with growth flaring out. They are also paper thin...and sharp. In the past, I've worn acrylics to get the nails thick enough for strength and to prevent the damage I do from *picking at the skin around my sidewalls. Here I have mostly 2 coats of acry gel...some areas I built up a bit.

 I learned how to do this and what products to use by watching 10perfectnails on youtube. I found that dipping my gel coated nail in acrylic powder enhanced the flatness of my nail bed, so I use the scoop end of a cuticle pusher to pour powder over the nail.

*(I never looked any further than labeling this picking activity under "generalized anxiety".  These days, I have an awareness of my triggers. They are related to being with any other person than myself...natural disposition is to be a distancer.)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


It's unfortunate that my nails came out so thick, because the holo is spectacular. I've been experimenting with acry gel enhancement over my real nails for strength.  In addition, I have 1 coat Sally Hansen Insta Dri Black to Black, 1 coat of Gel II Mirror Shine (no Cleanse) Top Coat, Coarse Holo Spectraflair Powder, another coat of Gel II. Due to an application error I had to repeat another layer of Gem II, Spectraflair, and a final coat of Gem II. That's 9 layers of something-or-another on my nails!