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!
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 ^_^