Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Half Moon Lace and Swap Haul

On to week 6 of the challenge! this time we're doing a half moon manicure. 

This is a very simple idea, especially if you have binder reinforcement stickers. Then all you have to do is paint your base color, wait for it to dry, stick on half a reinforcement sticker, paint your accent color, peel of sticker and tadah! instant clean lines!

Since so many of you have been posting up valentine's manis, I thought I would try and make this half moon a little valentine's friendly.


I chose very girly colors, pink and purple to start with. Then I added some lacey looking accents. Some of them ended up looking more like tiaras but oh well right?
You will have to excuse my sorry looking middle finger nub. I broke it on my car door a week or so ago (which is why I you only saw my right hand for the newspaper mani) and it is only now starting to look like a nail again. I would have shown you my right hand instead but my freehand was not quite up to par on that one... Hence nubbin!


Essie in Cute as a Button
L'oreal in Violet Vixen
White acrylic paint

I have also been swapping like crazy for the past month so I thought I would share the polish related exchanges with you :)
 I managed to get nearly all of the Kleancolor metallic polishes, which are amazzzzing!

Group shot!

Clicky to see them in their full glory!

I also got my paws on a few other goodies
Revvolution, Holo Glitter, Spectraflair Topcoat, Glitz and Glamour


I now have fulfilled all of my black holo desires :) plus the spectraflair topcoat turns any polish into a linear holo! how freaking neat is that! I got my from Panduhh on MUA. She makes some neat frankens!
Sweet Peacock, Clarins 230 dupe, Zoya Valerie

I also got a Clarins 230 dupe from Panduhh. It's not quite as flashy with green as what I have seen from the real 230 but it truly is gorgeous and I love it!
Ocean, Pedal to the Metal, Cute as a Button

My first GOSH polish! I am so excited! I have been eyeing this beauty for a long time now. I just have to come up with the perfect design for it now >_<

I also got a new stamping plate and the wonderful Rainbow's End nic stick. Since I really hate the brushes on these type of applicators, I followed some instructions on MUA on how to decant these bad boys and ended up with this:

The bottle is only about 1/3 full since the nic stick really doesn't contain that much polish but it is gorgeous! If you want to try this yourself, let me know and I can direct you to the instructions I found. It was actually super easy to do...
Techno, City never sleeps, Sparkle Blue



lastly I have some neat-o glitters. The Sparkle blue is actually much more purple than blue but it has great flakies in it which is always awesome!

Well that's all folks, I hope you enjoyed my pic spam! I have some international swaps in the work right now so I may post up those whenever I receive everything :)
 Do you ever get into a swap frenzy? 

Until next time ^_^



15 comments :

KB said...

I like the lace accents!

LabMuffin said...

Gorgeous! I'm so jealous of your collection!

Sandra said...

Beautiful mani. :)

Samantha said...

Thank you KB :)

Samantha said...

Haha! Thanks LabMuffin!

Samantha said...

thank you Sandra

KarenD said...

So many great things to look at here! Love the KC rainbow especially!

Beautyshades said...

Super cute the nail design. So many kleancolors :)
I also would like to invite you to check out my Valentine's giveaway of 2 mini china glaze nail polishes.

Cel said...

I love the nails, the lace looks so cute!
But omg those swaps, my eyes are making hearts! Kleancolor metallics? Now I want them too!!!

Samantha said...

haha thanks! It was hard trying to find a way to get them all in the picture!

Samantha said...

Thank you :) I have entered!

Samantha said...

Thank you Cel! I love those KC. Most of them are good in 1 coat! and they are super cheap too!

DaisyChains said...

k

abegail abundo said...

Cute laces.
You have too many nail polishes :)
The china glaze polish looks so interesting.

Now following your blog
http://www.missabegaila.com/

Samantha said...

No such thing as too much nail polish! :D

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Half Moon Lace and Swap Haul

On to week 6 of the challenge! this time we're doing a half moon manicure. 

This is a very simple idea, especially if you have binder reinforcement stickers. Then all you have to do is paint your base color, wait for it to dry, stick on half a reinforcement sticker, paint your accent color, peel of sticker and tadah! instant clean lines!

Since so many of you have been posting up valentine's manis, I thought I would try and make this half moon a little valentine's friendly.


I chose very girly colors, pink and purple to start with. Then I added some lacey looking accents. Some of them ended up looking more like tiaras but oh well right?
You will have to excuse my sorry looking middle finger nub. I broke it on my car door a week or so ago (which is why I you only saw my right hand for the newspaper mani) and it is only now starting to look like a nail again. I would have shown you my right hand instead but my freehand was not quite up to par on that one... Hence nubbin!


Essie in Cute as a Button
L'oreal in Violet Vixen
White acrylic paint

I have also been swapping like crazy for the past month so I thought I would share the polish related exchanges with you :)
 I managed to get nearly all of the Kleancolor metallic polishes, which are amazzzzing!

Group shot!

Clicky to see them in their full glory!

I also got my paws on a few other goodies
Revvolution, Holo Glitter, Spectraflair Topcoat, Glitz and Glamour


I now have fulfilled all of my black holo desires :) plus the spectraflair topcoat turns any polish into a linear holo! how freaking neat is that! I got my from Panduhh on MUA. She makes some neat frankens!
Sweet Peacock, Clarins 230 dupe, Zoya Valerie

I also got a Clarins 230 dupe from Panduhh. It's not quite as flashy with green as what I have seen from the real 230 but it truly is gorgeous and I love it!
Ocean, Pedal to the Metal, Cute as a Button

My first GOSH polish! I am so excited! I have been eyeing this beauty for a long time now. I just have to come up with the perfect design for it now >_<

I also got a new stamping plate and the wonderful Rainbow's End nic stick. Since I really hate the brushes on these type of applicators, I followed some instructions on MUA on how to decant these bad boys and ended up with this:

The bottle is only about 1/3 full since the nic stick really doesn't contain that much polish but it is gorgeous! If you want to try this yourself, let me know and I can direct you to the instructions I found. It was actually super easy to do...
Techno, City never sleeps, Sparkle Blue



lastly I have some neat-o glitters. The Sparkle blue is actually much more purple than blue but it has great flakies in it which is always awesome!

Well that's all folks, I hope you enjoyed my pic spam! I have some international swaps in the work right now so I may post up those whenever I receive everything :)
 Do you ever get into a swap frenzy? 

Until next time ^_^



15 comments :

KB said...

I like the lace accents!

LabMuffin said...

Gorgeous! I'm so jealous of your collection!

Sandra said...

Beautiful mani. :)

Samantha said...

Thank you KB :)

Samantha said...

Haha! Thanks LabMuffin!

Samantha said...

thank you Sandra

KarenD said...

So many great things to look at here! Love the KC rainbow especially!

Beautyshades said...

Super cute the nail design. So many kleancolors :)
I also would like to invite you to check out my Valentine's giveaway of 2 mini china glaze nail polishes.

Cel said...

I love the nails, the lace looks so cute!
But omg those swaps, my eyes are making hearts! Kleancolor metallics? Now I want them too!!!

Samantha said...

haha thanks! It was hard trying to find a way to get them all in the picture!

Samantha said...

Thank you :) I have entered!

Samantha said...

Thank you Cel! I love those KC. Most of them are good in 1 coat! and they are super cheap too!

DaisyChains said...

k

abegail abundo said...

Cute laces.
You have too many nail polishes :)
The china glaze polish looks so interesting.

Now following your blog
http://www.missabegaila.com/

Samantha said...

No such thing as too much nail polish! :D