False Nail Set – Neon Negative Space

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Hey look, new nail set! lol It’s another recreation of a previous mani, you may recognize it? Check out the original manicure here! this set and many others are available on Etsy. I also have some other fun nail art stuff listed now like custom made embellishment sets, blank nail sets, and I also do custom orders if you ever want something hand designed just for you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wear them, frame them, or give them as gifts! haha

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Tag – All About The Blogger

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Hi guys! It’s my birthday today and I am enjoying my little break :). I thought it would be fun to share a bit more about myself as a blogger with this tag. I am sure some of you have been a little curious right? :p. So let’s get started!

1. Why did you start your blog?
Goodness there was a lot that went into it, but I will try to keep it brief :p

It took me years to finally start it up and I wanted to remember all of the nail art I had been creating. So at the time I intended on using it as a way to keep track of my nail art and how I created it or felt about it in that moment. (Like a personal nail art gallery or diary if you will) However, I did style my posts so that other people could read them as well – since this is a blog after all. lol I never really expected anyone actually being interested in my nail art though. I was also a little shy about it but after I started receiving a few followers here and there I did gradually update it so that my blog could be for anyone who wanted to read it. I continue to add new things and improve my blog for readers to this day. ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Do you like your blog name?
Yes! I love it! Sorry that sounds conceited but I really am happy with it.I had actually started out with a different name (Lacquered Lily) in the beginning but it turned out someone already had the same exact name and was also a nail blogger. So to avoid confusion I spent countless hours over the course of a few days until I came up with the perfect name (to me anyway) lol. I didn’t want to settle with something I could potentially get bored of later, you know? ๐Ÿ™‚

3. How long do you plan on having your blog?
I hope to keep it going for as long as I can do nail art; I have no intentions of quitting anytime soon. ๐Ÿ™‚ I could use a break every now and again though hehehe.

4. Where do you get your inspiration (for your blog) from?
I dove in without any idea how to swim. I pretty much just picked a theme (not much to choose from) and then used Googleย  (a lot) to find out how-to add other little things I wanted lol. Like all of the buttons and other added visuals are images that I created myself. I think I am still using the same exact theme I started out with too, now that I think about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

5. Do you normally create an outline before you do a post, or do you just go with the flow as you make the post?
Yes, I try to keep a consistent style throughout all of my posts. However, what I am specifically writing about is generally a go with the flow situation. haha ๐Ÿ™‚

6. How long does it normally take you to finish your posts?

It varies depending on the content for that day. Sometimes it can take less than five minutes and other times it can take hours! :O

7. How many times a week do you try to post?
Three times a week. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. That is a lot of nail art ๐Ÿ˜€

8. Do you find it hard to maintain your blog?
Ever once in a while, yes, but consistency is key! Creating a schedule really helps, because then I can plan other things around it rather than scheduling my blog around other things ;). If that doesn’t work out there is always “scheduled posting”.

9. If you have one, what is your follower goal?
For this blog, I honestly have no goal. I am happy with whatever โค

10. Who do you tag to do this next? (Optional)
Anyone who would like to do it! Have fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

If there are any other tags you would like me to do, don’t hesitate to mention them in the comments or tag me! I hope to do one of these every once in a while. Have a wonderful day! ๐Ÿ˜€

Tag – Love/Hate With A Twist!

freHi guys and happy Friday! Sorry for the lack of posts on Wednesday (and now today) it always takes so long to put together new looks now that I am creating videos; I keep running out of time to complete everything :/. I am hoping to return with new nail art on Monday though :).

I also want to mention that my birthday is next Friday and I have a lot of stuff planned over that week/weekend and so I may take a nice break from blogging (I’m sorry but I could really use one). I don’t want to completely leave you guys in the dust though so I am thinking of doing reposts or maybe even features. Let me know what you think โค

For the time being I thought it would be fun to do another tag! This tag is the “Love/Hate” tag. I think it’s supposed to be just a general “about me” tag but since this is a nail blog I thought it would be fun to put a twist on it and make it nail art/polish related! So let’s get into it shall we? ๐Ÿ˜€

The Rules:ย 

  1. Share 10 things youย love and 10 you hate (about nail stuff :p hehehe)
  2. Nominate up to 10 blogs to do the same

T h i n g s ย I ย L o v e

  1. I love how relaxing painting nails can be.
  2. I love solid opaque colors the most.
  3. I love nail stamping, it is so fun!
  4. I love how I get to let my imagination run free. :p
  5. The possibilities are endless!
  6. The nail community is such a fun and inviting one ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. I love the first smell of a freshly opened new nail polish (is that weird? haha)
  8. I just love how many different colors there are out there in the nail polish world! So many!
  9. I love seeing other people’s amazing nail art! So many creative ladies out there! ๐Ÿ™‚
  10. I love all of the support from my lovely followers, you guys make nail art that much more fun!
  11. I just love nail art!! hehe

T h i n g s ย I ย H a t e

  1. When I break a nail! Noooo! haha
  2. When my freshly completed design accidentally gets smudged.
  3. When I forget to go to the bathroom before I start a manicure/design! hahaha The struggles are real!
  4. When top coat smears my stamping designs ๐Ÿ˜ฆ
  5. When top coat shrinks!
  6. Chalky nail polish formulas :/
  7. Polishes that look opaque but are actually sheer
  8. When my 3d nail art pops off ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
  9. When glitter gets EVERYWHERE haha
  10. When I accidentally forget to screw the lid on all of the way on a bottle of nail polish. :O

Wow I thought the toughest part of this was going to be thinking of things I hate about nail art! There is nothing to hate about nail art!! :p How many of these are the same for you!? Let me know in the comments ๐Ÿ™‚

Btw.. I am supposed to tag 10 other bloggers to do this, but I am just going to say that if any of you want to do this tag – feel free to! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can say that I tagged you if you want though. Have fun! โค

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Monthly Mani Favorites – July 2015

hbgnHey guys, so the design I was creating for today turned into a complete an utter failure and I had no time to redo a new manicure :(. With today being the last day of July I figured I will at least post my monthly mani favorites, which I chose 4. Information and tutorials for each design can be found here on my blog, as well as my YouTube channel.

Design #1: Tropical Chevron

Design #2: Grayscale Leopard

Design #3: Black Lace

Design #4: Sea Love

Which design was your favorite? Have a great weekend! โค

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Nail Art Stamping – Alice In Wonderland

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I have been wanting to create another Alice In Wonderland themed mani for quite a while now, I just love Alice In Wonderland so much! Who else is with me? :p

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How-To:

  • I started by applying 2 layers of Sinful Colors Snow Me White and let it dry.
  • Next, using Kleancolor Black I stamped on a diamond pattern from Cheeky Beauty image plate CH6.
  • I then applied a layer of Seche Vite and let it dry completely before moving on.
  • When the polish was dry I used 2 pieces of clear/scotch tape to create a ‘V’ going down my nails.
  • I filled in the V with Salon Perfect Baby Blues and quickly but carefully removed the tape and gave it a few minutes to dry.
  • Next, using some Black acrylic paint, a dotting tool, and a nail brush I painted on a card/suit symbol on each blue triangle.
  • Lastly I sealed in the design with a final layer of Seche Vite top coat.

Colors used:

Sinful Colors – Snow Me White

Kleancolor – Black

Salon Perfect – Baby Blues

Black Acrylic Paint

Seche Vite Top Coat

Image Plates:

Cheeky CH6

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Nail Art – Gingham And Daisies

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The Nail Art:

It’s still picnic season, time to visit the park and roll out that classic gingham print blanket, light up the grill and gaze at the beautiful flowers! Why not add a bit extra flare with some coordinating nails? ๐Ÿ™‚ I was actually inspired by a fashion photograph I came upon on instagram a while back. I can’t remember who it was by, as I just happened to scroll past and I didn’t save it (it wasn’t until now that I even thought about it again). It was of a girl wearing a red gingham dress holding a bouquet of yellow daisies and I thought they complimented each other nicely so I based today’s design off of that pairing. ๐Ÿ™‚

(if you happen to know what photo I am talking about please let me know!)

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How-to:

I applied 2 coats of a white base using Sinful Colors Snow me White and then I stamped on a red gingham pattern using Kleancolor Bite Me and Mash image plate 50. Next, I used some yellow acrylic paint and a nail art brush to paint on some little daisies in random spots. I added a white dot to the center of each flower and sealed in the design with a layer of Wet n Wild Matte Top Coat to complete this picnic styled look.

Colors used:

Sinful Colors – Snow Me White

Kleancolor – Bite Me

Yellow Acrylic Paint

White Acrylic Paint

Wet n Wild Matte Top Coat

Image Plates:

Mash 50

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