Nail Art – It’s My Blog’s 1 Year Anniversary

Hello ladies! I am excited to announce that today is my 1 year blog anniversary!! I have had a lot of fun learning and growing on here and I hope to keep it up for more years to come. 😛 I never really knew what to expect out of this blog, as I had started it more as a way to keep track of my designs for myself and anyone else who would be interested. Though, I have still picked up a few followers along the way, and some of you have even been following me since day 1. Like WonderfulWolf, whom was my very first follower (and supporter) and made me feel so welcomed. We still follow each other today! 🙂  I just want to let you know that I really appreciate the support from all of you, so thank you! ❤

In light of this small personal achievement I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and share my very first blog post ever. You can also see the original here if you would like.

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Stamping Nail Art – Blue Edge

20150112_235916Is it time for pastels yet? Probably not, but oh well :p. I paired a pastel blue with a bold black and white print for today’s design. I added too many layers of nail polish so it is kind of thick, but I am willing to look past that if you are haha :p.

20150113_000117I started by applying a couple ayers of white then stamped over it in black using this geometric design from plate bm 603. I then painted the tips with pastel blue and applied top coat and silver chain to complete the look.:)

Colors used:

Kleancolor – Pastel Teal

Kleancolor – Black

Wet n Wild – French White

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Image Plate:

Bundle Monster plate 603

3d Stamping Nail Art – Majestic

20150112_024401Trial and error with this design! haha It took me quite a few attempts to get it just right, and it’s still not perfect. However I still love the end result, I think this may even be one of my favorite designs that I have done thus far. It is just so bright and intricate and of course I have to appreciate it for all the work I put into it lol.

For the base color I used this vibrant blue from Sinful Colors called Endless Blue. I knew the stamping would be a bit tricky for this particular design that I went ahead and added a layer of topcoat beforehand. Just in case I were to make any mistakes, this would make it a bit easier to resolve. For the actual stamping I decided to use Wet n Wild French White Creme since I have found that often times a thinner consistency of polish works better at filling in all of the details for intricate designs like this one which is from plate QA96.

After I finished the stamping (to the best I could haha) I sealed it with another layer of topcoat. Utilizing the little bit of time I had before it dried completely I added a large pearl to the center and began adorning the basic outline of the image with micro beads and striping tape. The end design kind of reminds me of Indian tapestries or perhaps henna designs. What do you think?

Colors used:

Sinful Colors – Endless Blue

Wet n Wild – French White

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Image Plate:

QA96

Stamping Nail Art – Allure

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Yay you get to see more ghost pictures… lol At least they are elegant ghost pictures…? All that matters is the design (right?), and this design is simple yet elegant.

I started by applying Revlon Bare Bones then stamped over it with Wet n Wild A Show At The Palladium using the lined pattern from Cheeky plate CH11.

I sealed the design with a layer of top coat and before it fully dried I added gold diamond chains.

For the second variation I added gold micro beads to each intersection creating a quilted look. Even though I love micro beads, I surprisingly kind of prefer the first design; I just like the simplicity of it. What about you? ❤

Colors used:

Revlon – Bare Bones

Wet n Wild – A Show At The Palladium

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Image Plate:

Cheeky Plate CH11