Today is friday and I don’t have to work <woohoo> so I wanted to play with my new MoYou stamping plate and have some fun ! Plus, I’m going to see the sexy Chris Hemsworth in the new Thor:The Dark World movie soon so I’m in a good mood. I think a bright bold happy mani is in order!
I’m wearing three coats of Phoebe which is a cool smooth ‘velvet matte’ polish by Zoya. It has some shimmer in there, but when it’s matte you don’t notice. I stamped a tree image over top in grey, Zoya Dove. Then I stamped the tree on top again using a dark blue creme called Jive by Oh My Golly. I like how the grey stamp underneath gives a neat shadow effect.
Lookit my new MoYou plate that I used for this manicure. When I ordered it pre-sale (it took a week or two before it shipped) it was called MOTHER NATURE 03 Plate, and that’s how it’s listed online. But take a look at my plate- it says LANDSCAPE 03 on it. Hmmmmm….
Weird mistake they made, but I am liking all the cute nature stuff in this plate !
After I stamped the grey and blue tree design then I topcoated it with seche vite. See how you can see alot of shimmer in my blue base color? The shimmer was not noticeable when Phoebe was matte, but once I topcoated you can really see tons of shimmer in there! I can’t decide if I like Zoya Phoebe better matte or shiny….. I took some photos of it matte which I can post later if anyone’s interested. My camera was like WHOA at how blue it was!
Well, I’m off to go see Thor. Have a nice weekend everyone! Talk soon!
First off I’d like to sincerely thank everyone for all the birthday wishes yesterday! I had such a great day and all your warm comments really helped make the day feel special for me. So thank you! Nail bloggers are some of the sweetest and most encouraging people I’ve ever met! You all are great… thank you for being a part of my life!
Now that all the mushiness is out of the way 😀 let’s get to my blue design! I started with one thick coat of a baby blue cream called Take Me To Your Chateau by Color Club. When that was dry I taped off my tips using painters tape and I applied some dark blue using AVON Forget-Me-Not Blue. I slowly removed the tape and was pretty impressed with my light and dark blue french mani! But why stop there? I then embellished the design with a dotting tool to create more interest. I really like the monochromatic effect of the two blues in this frenchie- it’s pretty simple but also fun and retro. I hope you like it. 😀
I’m geared up to see the other blue manis now! I really get a kick out of checking the inlinkz for updates! You can view them here:
2. Blue :
My mom came over to get her nails painted and brought a light blue Revlon cream with her. It’s called Dreamer and I couldn’t NOT try it out! To add some pizazz I topped it with two coats of Revlon Whimsical. Whimsical is infamous for being very sheer so it was nice to pair it with a blue base. These Revlon polishes dried pretty quick even though it’s very humid here. I didn’t even have to use my seche vite to make ’em dry. Say what??? That never happens.
So while I was painting my mom’s nails I asked if she thought I should file mine down a little. She quickly said YES and that I’m starting to look like Edward Scissorhands!! MOM!?! Hahahaa! Is that how you should treat your personal (and free) manicurist?!
So next time you see me I might have an updated and shorter look! We’ll see…