I've been *really* busy...having 1 day off sucks- nothing I start gets finished. :'(
Anyway, I *do* have some content, although just a mani, no 'nadding yet. (I have an idea, so nail art over this mani will be my next post).
Milani, Dot Com- is a lot like Sally Hansen Arabian Night, except that it's a jelly and has a pinkish copper flash and gold flecks. I LOVE this gorgeous color! The formula was excellent- very easy to work with. Dot Com has knocked Arabian Night down a spot on my top 10 list!
Two coats for opacity!
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This is how I set up my tools for nail stamping.The little clips/clamps you see hold cotton balls. One is saturated with acetone, one is dry. I use these to wipe (and dry) my plates between stampings. Because my nails are long, grabbing a cotton ball drenched in acetone not only ruined my right hand mani, it also ate away the corners of my acrylics.
I get these clips for under $1 at Home Depot. Before using them, be sure to remove the rubber tips (with pliers), or else the acetone will melt it and ruin your plate!
Another helpful tool for stamping with long nails- finger covers. I wear one on my index and one on my middle finger. No more puddles of excess scraped polish marring your mani!
On a quest for more storage, I cut an old shelving unit (found in the trash) in half. I used the bottom portion (flipped up-side down) because it had a cabinet with doors.
I like how everything fits on top of this cabinet... and it was free!
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