Hello Lovelies!

Today I have for you an idea how to recycle a gradient nail design + Born Pretty Store stamping image plates review. I am not sure which category this post should fall into so I am dividing it in sections, you can choose as per your interest :)

How to recycle gradient nail art tips
Gradient nail art can be tricky and time consuming to get. I rarely get the result I love so I am really unhappy when a good gradient wears out and I have to finally change it. I thought is would be a good idea to recycle it and wear for a few days more by stamping a pattern over it. Tip! Choose a pattern which will still allow you to see your gradient nail art below.

The picture below is my Sunset gradient ombre nail design with a pattern stamped on it in white.

How to recycle gradient nail art tips + image plates review

How to recycle gradient nail art tips + image plates review

How to recycle gradient nail art tips + image plates review

How to recycle gradient nail art tips + image plates review

How to recycle gradient nail art tips + image plates review

How to recycle gradient nail art tips + image plates review

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Born Pretty Store stamping plates review
Born Pretty Store recently offered me a choice of two free nail art products and I picked these super cute image plates. These are Nail art stamp template QA91 and QA 86.

Born Pretty Store stamping plates review

Born Pretty Store stamping plates review

Born Pretty Store stamping plates review

Born Pretty Store stamping plates review

I had the chance to use them bot already, my gradient ombre nails in this post are recycled using Nail art stamp template QA91.

The Plates
Both plates have these super cute stamp patterns and what I loved the most about them is that they are really usable and not just a pretty piece of metal. What I mean is that patterns are the right size to fit your nails even if they are a bit shorter.

Use
The plates are easy to use and clean. They are not the usual round shape most image plates have which makes them very easy to hold. You will not need a special holder or any other support product to get the images transferred to your nails. A cotton tap soaked in nail polish remover is enough to clean your plates.

I found some issue to transfer a larger design to nails. For example my white stamp in this post did not turn 100% opaque and some areas are a bit patchy. I still love the result as this effect gives sort of a vintage feel to the final look.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

It has been a while since my last Stamping ABC blog post… Today I have for you some leopard skin nails with Zoya Naturel nail polishes.

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Leopard skin nail with Zoya Naturel

Zoya Naturel leopard stamp nails

Leopard skin nail with Zoya Naturel

Zoya Naturel leopard nail art

Leopard skin nail with Zoya Naturel

To get it, simply use Zoya Chantal, Brigitte and Normani to color your nails and then use the same colors to stamp the leopard skin design. Zoya Naturel colors are great for stamping!

I used my MoYou London The Pro stamping plate for the leopard stamp and a mat top coat to achieve more satin line finish.

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

 

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have a navy like nail look. It features several nail colors nad some striping tape. Hang on to see how I made it.

Navy nail art with striping tape tutorial

Navy nail art with striping tape tutorial

Navy nail art with striping tape tutorial

Navy nail art with striping tape tutorial

First, paint your base colors
For this navy nail design I have several colors on. OPI Honey Ryder on my little finger; Essie Blanc on my ring finger and thumb; China Glaze Petal to the Metal on my middle finger and CND Midnight Saphire on my fore finger.

Then, add some stripes to your ring finger and thumb
Use some striping tape to mark out several parallel lines on your nails. Using each color, paint your lines depending on how you like the color combination between them. When you remove the striping tape you will have your parallel stripes.

For this nail design I did not use a top coat because it would ruin the texture effect of Honey Ryder.

Check out my previous Navy nail art tutorial for additional inspiration :)

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you a textured French look I made super easy and loved wearing. It is fast too as this nail design requires only two coats of nail polish.

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

First, paint your nails silver.
For the silver color I used a single coat of Essie No Place Like Chrome. I have swatched it in my Silver and blue dots nail art tutorial.

Then, add some pink texture.
Outline your a part of your nails with French nails stripes to make sure you will get a beautiful oval shape when you remove them. Tip! before applying the stripes, touch your skin with them a few times to prevent glue from sticking too hard to your base color.

For my textured color I used China Glaze Unrefined which you have seen featured in my Pink tiger stamped nail tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello loveliest!

I am excited to share with you today a textured nail polish collection from Zoya to anticipate this fall.

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Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection

Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection features 3 textured formulas in 3 stunning autumn shades

Zoya Noir: Deep vampy plum, textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex Particles.

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Zoya Arianna: Blue-toned red wine, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

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Zoya Oswin: True red, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

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Zoya Oswin Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection

Zoya promise we would get beautiful 3D coverage by applying two or three thin coats. I love that you are not required to use a base or a top coat with textured formulas which saves time. Nail polishes from Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 are BIG5Free and formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

Zoya Noir, Zoya Arianna and Zoya Oswin will be available for pre-order at zoya.com on the 9th of September and will be shipped out on the 15th of September or sooner.

Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on Noir!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I have a crazy neon detailed manicure for you today. Fast and easy to make, the only fuss about it being some striping tape for the ring finger stripes.

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Here is how to make it.

First, paint your nails white
I painted all my nails white because neon colors pop best on a white base.

Then, add neon details
Dots I used two neon colors for this nail design – yellow and pink. Randomly add tiny neon dots to your white nails, leaving the ring fingers. Then add some black dots to fully match the color scheme of this design.

Stripes Roughly divide your ring fingers in two halves, painting one a yellow neon shade and the other a pink neon shade. Do not worry to make ot perfect, you will be covering them black all over :)

Add 4 parallel striping tape pieces to your ring fingers and paint them black. Remove the striping tape to reveal neon stripes

Voila! You have crazy neon nail design. Add some top coat of you wish but have in mind that it will make your neon look a bit less bright.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

 

 

Hello lovelies!

September is officially here and I am back from my last holiday for the summer season. Here are a few pictures of the lovely Rhodope Mountains where I spent the last week.

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The Rhodope Mountains

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The Rhodope Mountains

So this is a summer blogging roundup post which holds my favorite posts from June, July and August 2014.

This summer I had 20 posts altogether. It was really difficult to get back on track with blogging since I started working full time again but I am happy that I could manage :) Thanks for your support and encouragement my fellows!

In order of appearance, the posts are:
Nude wedding nails with white lace accent tutorial
Super easy wedding nails with striping tape
Textured white and gold wedding nails with striping tape tutorial
Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome
Arovana by Dance Legend review and swatches
Navy nail art design with striping tape tutorial
Sunset gradient ombre nails tutorial and tips
Peacock feather nail art stamp featuring Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish

Looking forward to autumn, I hope to see you soon!