Hello lovelies!

The idea of creating your own jelly formula has been really tempting for a while. I finally tried it and here is the jelly raspberry nail polish I came out with.

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DIY jelly nail polish experiment and tips

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DIY jelly nail polish experiment and tips

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DIY jelly nail polish experiment and tips

To get your own jelly nail polish formula simply add a few dots of creme formula to a leftover clear top coat. In my photos you see 5 drops of Barry M Raspberry mixed into about 2 ml of L’Oreal Resist and shine clear top coat. I have 4 coats of this DIY jelly nail polish on my nails.

DIY jelly nail polish tips

TIP 1: Choose an opaque creme
Choosing an opaque creme nail polish will help you get the pigmentation you prefer. If your colored formula is too think or sheer you may end up adding color forever with what seems no effect at all.

TIP 2: Add a drop at a time
Add one single drop at a time and mix well so that you can get a better view of your mixture. Adding more color later is easier than trying to dilute an over colored base.

TIP 3: Do not use fast drying top coat
Use a regular / long lasting / strengthening etc. clear nail polish instead of fast drying one. Fast drying top coats do not blend well with added formula and you may end up with a streaky mixture which will not build up beautifully on nails.

So this was my first successful DIY jelly nail polish experiment. My next stop will be a black jelly :)

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Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you a mix&match Christmas nails idea. I love how it turned out, it reminds me of Christmas time wrap paper.

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Christmas wrap paper nail art tutorial

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Christmas wrap paper nail art tutorial

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Christmas wrap paper nail art tutorial

To get this look simply paint: your thumb and little fingers red; your ring finger white; your middle finger green; your forefinger gold. I added diagonal stripes and stars images to two of the nails and then some gold studs so that the whole composition would look like Christmas ornaments.

This was my mix&match Christmas nail art idea, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you a cute and super lazy Christmas tree nail idea. I love the nude base with neon glitter formula of Yes Love G1-5 glitter nail polish I reviewed below. I thought it would be fun if I added a Christmas tree on white base. I used striping tape to outline the tree and added a golden stud on top to embellish it.

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

Yes Love G1-5 neon glitter nail polish review
A few words regarding this Yes Love nail polish characteristics. This formula is a beautiful peachy nude base packed with different sized neon particles. The formula is rather sheer on two coats so for these nails I got full coverage in three layers. You get a lot of neon particles in this nail polish so you will not have to struggle to get any on your nails. The formula lasts for 4 days with top coat. It is difficult to remove so I suggest using the kitchen foil method to take all glitter off without rubbing and damaging your nail base.

You can get nail polishes from this range online, packed in 6 for a fair price. They are fun to wear, I have 6 and enjoy each of them :)

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Hello lovelies!

It has been a while since I posted in my Wedding nails blog section. Today I have for you another classic French nail interpretation with some sparkle added with stones :)

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French manicure wedding nails with stones tutorial

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French manicure wedding nails with stones tutorial

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French manicure wedding nails with stones tutorial

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French manicure wedding nails with stones tutorial

First, create your French nail base

This is the first time I have tried French manicure on almond shaped nails and I must admit I love the result. Unfortunately, some of my nails tend to curve forward when they grow a bit longer so I won’t be enjoying this shape much. Anuways, I used a guiding tape to create the perfect white tip. You can add any favorite jelly nude to finish off your French manicure. I used a Maybelline NY shade I own for a while, unfortunately label gas fallen off…

Then, attach stones to your nails
To attach your stones simply add a tad on the bottom and then press the stone down to your nail bed. I used some larger stones add more detail to the ring finger.

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Hello nail art lovers!

I have a new winter nail design featuring snowflakes as well as my favorite polka dots :)

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Winter nail art with snowflakes and polka dots

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Winter nail art with snowflakes and polka dots

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Winter nail art with snowflakes and polka dots

The image patterns are from my Bundle Monster Holiday image plate set. These are snowflakes from BM-H02 and Christmas decoration from BM-H03.

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Bundle Monster Holiday image plate

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Bundle Monster Holiday image plate

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Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you another stamping experiment I tried soon. I really like how precise and sharp the stamped snowflake images are but find them too harsh in the white-on-something option. So I figured I would enjoy the stamped snowflake more  in a jelly sandwich.

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Snowflake winter nails in blue jelly tutorial

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Snowflake winter nails in blue jelly tutorial

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Snowflake winter nails in blue jelly tutorial

First, start with one jelly layer
The only jelly nail polish in my collection is a cobalt blue by LCN. Unfortunately, there is no number on name on the bottle, it must have faded away in time.

I think blue fits the wither theme so I started with a thin layer of the jelly formula to serve as my stamping base.

Then, add white snowflakes
My snowflake pattern is from the Bundle Monster Holiday image plates set I have reviewed earlier on the blog. The image is from plate BM-H02.

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Bundle Monster Holiday BM-H02 image plate

Last, add another layer of jelly formula
When you add the second jelly layer it builds up to develop the base color and at the same time it does not go too intense over your white image and stays transparent on it.

You can add your favorite top coat to increase design depth and shine.

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This stamping tutorial is part of my Stamping ABC project which shows my progress in self-studying the details of stamped nail art.

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Hello lovelies!

It has been a while since I have posted anything to match my Stamping ABC post series idea. The manicure of today is a French maicure stamped with blue flowers and then matified with a mat top coat formula.

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Vintage French nails stamping project

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Vintage French nails stamping project

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Vintage French nails stamping project

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Vintage French nails stamping project

First, start with French manicure
I used guiding tape to help me make the perfect French manicure tip. If you feel comfortable enough to do it free hand maybe all the tape fuss is not needed because you will be stamping over your French base.

Then, add a vintage stamping design in blue
I chose a vintage flowers design which reminds me of old curtains or tea pots decoration. I chose blue but I believe result will take wine red or gold too.

I used a pattern out of my MoYou London Suki image plate.

Last, finish off with mat top coat
I find adding a mat top coat makes the whole design look velvety and more vintage style. I guess you can still choose a glossy top coat but it may make your flower detail less visible to the eye because of the gloss.stealing the light :)

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This was my vintage French manicure idea, I hope you enjoyed!