Happy New Year!!! Here are my new years eve nails for the N.A.I.L. linkup! I went with a mix-match snake skin manicure. I used two different magnetic polishes in this design and I also hid ‘2014’ in there as well. 🙂
GREEN NAILS- My green nails were painted with Sinfully Magnetic Snakeskin nail polish in a green shade called Force Field. I applied one coat and let it dry. Then I applied the second coat and then immediately held the included magnet over top. The magnet reacted with the polish and created such an amazing criss-cross snakeskin effect (see my other post about Force Field here). This is probably my absolute favorite magnetic polish & magnet of all time! I also applied some pearl-toned studs to these nails for a feminine sexy touch.
BLACK NAILS- These nails were painted with China Glaze Liquid Leather. Then I stamped MoYou Pro 05 snakeskin design over half of these nails using a silver magnetic Orly polish called Paint on Electron. I’m so glad that the silver stamped so well! The puny Orly magnet that came with the polish really sucks…so I’m happy to find another use for Paint on Electron which didn’t even require a magnet. *Another thing to note about stamping with magnetic polish- it didn’t smudge at all when I applied topcoat!
Oh and about the hidden ‘2014’- I placed my studs strategically to represent the year 2014– I put 20 studs on my right hand and 14 studs on my left. 🙂 I also patterned my nails differently on each hand just for effect.
Do you think magnetic nail polish has a fun ‘party feel’ ? I love it and I think it’s just perfect for the holidays. Plus, I did magnetic nails last new yrs eve… so I’m sorta keeping up with traditions by doing another one tonite. These nails are also just in time to say goodbye to the SNAKE. Au revoir 2013, year of the snake! Bonjour 2014, year of the horse!
While we’re on the topic, I’d like to show you a pic of my new horse calendar for 2014. I got it as a Christmas present from my uncle! Isn’t it purty?
I look forward to a new year! See you in 2014!
View the other N.A.I.L. entries here:
N.A.I.L. December Theme 1 – Snowflakes
N.A.I.L. December Theme 2 – Shopping
N.A.I.L. December Theme 3 – Winter Solstice
N.A.I.L. December Theme 4 – Festive French Manis
N.A.I.L. December Theme 5 – New Year
I already did spiderwebs a few weeks ago, but those were hand-painted. These nails I’m showing you now are stamped! I hope you don’t mind some more halloween cobwebs from Crafty! This is my last mani for the October NAIL Linkup. Oooh that means that the November themes are right around the corner! Do you want to join us in a fun, no-pressure nail challenge? Brijit, Eeeek and I will be announcing the November NAIL prompts soon. But here’s a spoiler:
Get your moustache on, missy!!
Alrighty! Well, let’s take a look at my Halloween-themed nails for Oct! I did these nails for a halloween party. I wanted something festive but I didn’t have a lot of time beforehand to do crazy nail art. That’s when stamping comes in handy, for sure! Do you clean your plate in between stamping each nail? I don’t. I get the same results with or without cleaning. So I don’t even bother. I just pound right through and do each nail one right after the other! In just a couple minutes I have a cool stamped mani. 🙂
♥ Sally Hansen Maximum Growth as my base coat
♥ three coats of green ‘no name’ glow-in-the-dark nail polish from Rite Aid
♥ MoYou London Pro Plate 05 XL
♥ China Glaze Smoke and Ashes for stamping
Have a happy halloween everyone! It’s the one time of the year that you’re allowed to take candy from strangers LOL! Here are all the NAIL entries for October-
28th Oct – 3rd Nov Hallow E’en :
21st-27th Oct Treats and Sweets :
14th-20th Oct Things That Go Bump in the Night :
7th-13th Oct Autumn Trees :
30th Sept – 6th Oct Breast Cancer Awareness :
Hey ya’ll- I’m over here having fun with my new MoYou plates! I reviewed one of their plates and stampers in my last post, and I had to pull them out again for more stamping fun. This time, I had double fun! Have you ever tried stamping the same image onto your nails TWICE? Well, that’s what I did and the results look wicked! Check it out!
For this look I am wearing a basecoat, three coats of Blue Flame from Brijits Digits Boutique and seche vite topcoat. I wore this beautiful blue polish for three days (no chips!) until I decided to spice it up with some double stamping effect! On day number four I stamped a shimmery white polish called Ginessa by Zoya using my MoYou London Pro Plate 5 XL stamping plate. Then I used that same plate but stamped China Glaze Liquid Leather (black) over top of that. The designs didn’t match up, which makes it look cooler I think. I like how they overlap! It sorta looks like the bottom of a swimming pool. 🙂
Wanna see what Brijit’s Blue Flame polish looks like before I stamped over it? It has a lovely jelly quality to it and it’s bluer than blue. I love how blue it is! It took three coats to get to this opacity and so far I am very happy with it’s durability. I’m on day four with no chips yet! Look at what a live wire this polish is! Yowzer!!!!!!
Blue Flame is on clearance now at Brijit’s Etsy shop!
Have you ever tried double stamping? If not, do it to it!