Monday, September 1, 2014

Collage of the Month: August

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Teal and tip guides

Morning all! This mani didn't completely turn out as I'd like, and then I didn't know what settings to use to photograph the color right either, so I can't say I'm all that pleased with it. But I do like the combo, so shush it inner critic, I'm gonna post it anyway :P

China Glaze Millennium, Essence In Style, Essence Life Is A freeride and Viva La Diva #70

China Glaze Millennium, Essence In Style and Essence Life Is A freeride with Viva La Diva #70 and BornPrettyStore Super Matte.

China Glaze Millennium, Essence In Style, Essence Life Is A freeride and Viva La Diva #70

I am loving the glitter I used for my accentnails, it's bright blue and green - and definitely something to take to my photography course next month, and hopefully learn how to deal with it, haha! Very much looking forward to that :)


The tip guides I used for this mani are from BornPrettyStore, and they work fine! The reason I didn't get my beloved crispy clean lines is because I used 2 coaters, and I get issues with anything that isn't a 1 coater and taped manis more often!
It feels like a thicker layer of polish easier spreads a bit, making the lines somewhat blurry. Top coat will have a harder time making it all smooth with those thicker layers as well, so I used a matte TC on top of my usual TC, to make it less obvious. Next time I'd use these tip guides with 1 coaters to prevent both issues :)

These tip guides stick very well, in fact, I placed them on my skin first to remove the worst stickiness, before placing them diagonally on my nails. But you can of course also use them straight horizontally or vertically!

A package contains 28 tip guides and 2 half (those are straight on 1 side, the last 2 in the package). They come in 2 variations, these and a wavy version, and a package costs $1.58. And as always, coupon code ABJ61 will give 10% off :)

Thanks for looking and take care!


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Thursday, August 28, 2014

2 manis with BPS QA92

Right, polish, stamping, making photos... time to get back to blogging again :) I'm starting with a stamping plate from BornPrettyStore, and 2 manis that are similar in some ways (same base, finish and plate, and both have a bit of a lace look) yet completely different!

Catrice C02 with Catrice Purplelized, BPS plate QA92 and BPS Super Matte

Catrice C02 with Catrice Purplelized, BPS plate QA92 and BPS Super Matte.

Catrice C02 with Catrice Purplelized, BPS plate QA92 and BPS Super Matte

And here's the plate I used for these looks! It came with protective blue foil on both the front and back, there's no other protective cover on the back, but the plate isn't sharp either. The images are of great quality, I had no problem getting good transfers! You can find this plate here, and it costs $2,99. In case you're going to order anything, don't forget to use coupon code ABJ61 for 10% off!


The 2nd mani, for which I used only half of the lace image. Yes, these images are nice & big! =) And of course I've added them to my Stamping Plate Sizes page as well :)

Catrice C02 with Konad white, BPS plate QA92 and BPS Super Matte

Catrice C02 with Konad white, BPS plate QA92 and BPS Super Matte.

Catrice C02 with Konad white, BPS plate QA92 and BPS Super Matte

It's always a bit weird to stamp when you haven't done so in a while, but I think that especially the purple mani turned out nice! Hope you enjoyed these looks, thanks for stopping by ♥


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