I am ecstatic that so many of my new Followers are still here post Giveaway! Thank you for taking an interest in my Blog! As you probably have noticed, I don't really do swatches, comparisons and reviews of collections, aside from the polish I've chosen for the base of my Konad/fauxnad/nail art. This Blog is my creative outlet...actually, it's the *only* creative outlet I have these days, so it's going to reflect a lot of BIG ideas. And because nails are such a tiny canvas to work on you will be seeing just about too much of anything I can put on them! All that said, whatever nail art I post here is just that art. I'm not making any fashion statements here.
Those of you who won a haul will have to sit tight and be patient. The unexpected expense of having to purchase my Blood Pressure medicine because my doctor did not have samples put me into the poorhouse. My doctor does this as a courtesy to me as I don't have any insurance. In the 5 years that I've been on BP meds, I've never had to lay out money for a prescription. I know I'm getting way off track here, but, GEEZ! The cost of a full price script of my BP meds *MADE* my blood pressure skyrocket! I'm still in shock and angry. I feel like I've been scammed and taken advantage of...mind, I filled my script at Walmart too! I know I need to let this "go"...before the summer is over, I will be married and insured. But, I can't help but be bothered by this.
Anyway, I think I counted 104 bottles of polish to be mailed. I don't have address specs yet, but I am estimating shipping will be probably average out to $1.00 per bottle. Please be patient!
Tons of pictures. All are clickable for the ginormous version.
I need to get ready for work...specs will be added in later.
***3-4 coats L.A. Colors, Pink Sizzle. See prior post for more information on this polish.
***Orly French Tip Guides applied to the tips to mask off are from a full nail fauxnad stamp
***full nail stamp fauxnad #H20, center image (one of my favorites) stamped w/Franken(?) from prior post
***Tip guides peeled off, I applied Sinful Colors, Green Ocean(a flakie) to my tips & layered Claire's glitter in Diva over that.
Since my plan changed at this point, the whole tip thing became overkill...I could have sponged the color on.
***From here on, I basically "winged" it. Seems quick and easy? Not really. Over the course of 2 days, I practiced and played stamping tons of images over a swatched piece of plastic. At this point, I had a hazy idea on what I wanted, and about 6 colors and 6 stamping plates set aside for this "project".
***fauxnad plates H14 (leaves), & H25(2 coordinating flowers) stamped over the french tip seam and sidewall in Konad royal blue(?name is not correct & this is a semi-franken)
***Bamboo, butterfly and water lily images, Konad plate M66 stamped w/Sally Hansen Gold Chrome
***At this point, I knew I needed "something else". I tried stamping white flowers on my swatch plastic, tried some freehand flowers w/an art pen, rhinestones...nothing looked right until I found a set of nail decals with white flowers.
These white flowers "make" this art work. Bold, but simple, the application of these white decals "push" all the prior stamping into the background. Pictures 6-9 are accurate examples of what this mani looks like irl. The flowers are the focal point, followed by the bamboo, and everything else just becomes "color".
***Purple, oblong rhinestone jewels for the butterfly bodies
***Mani topped off with 1 coat Seche Vite
I LOVE doing layered stamping like this!
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