Saturday, November 18, 2017

Glam Nails Challenge: Nov.08 - Squirrel

Hey guys! I'm back with the next mani for the Glam Nails Challenge, the Nov.08 theme was Squirrel. For this mani, I decided to do something a bit different. Now, when I think of a squirrel, acorns come to mind. So, I thought I'd do some acorn nails. But not just any acorn nails, acorn ruffian nails. I've seen ruffian manis before and I always wanted to try them, but I felt like they wouldn't really be as simple to do like so many talented nail artists make them look. To my surprise, they were pretty easy to achieve. I first began with my dark brown base, and once that dried, I stamped on the net design to make the top of the acorn. Next, I chose a lighter brown for the rest of the acorn. Last thing to do was let that dry, and then add top coat.
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You guys! I love how these came out. They look so cool, don't you think? Anyway, I hope you all like them.

Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Dark Brown: Lavish Polish "Friday the 13th"
Light Brown: Lavish Polish "Caramel Latte"
Beige: L'oreal "Shinetastic"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Net Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #33742 (BP-109)
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Past Press Samples: Lavish Polish "Friday the 13th", "Caramel Latte"; Born Pretty Store Net Stamping Plate, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Glam Nails Challenge: Nov.05 - Favorite Food

Hi guys! The theme for Nov.05 of the Glam Nails Challenge was Favorite Food, and I decided to do a coffee mani. Now, I know that coffee isn't food, but I just love it. I drink it and eat some bread most of the time. Either conchas, bolillo, waffles, or bagels. Whatever we have, really. Haha. So since it's my favorite, I went ahead and did this mani. I started off with a brown polish base, and stamped some coffee beans on all my nails. I then stamped on the coffee cup and the "coffee time" lettering over the other stamping. Last thing to do was add top coat.
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I was pretty happy with the end result, the only thing I wish I had done was stamp the coffee cup more centered. Other than that, I loved the way these looked. That brown base polish was perfect for this mani.

I hope you guys liked this mani as much as I did. As always, thank you very much for stopping by. Until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Brown: Lavish Polish "Friday the 13th"
Beige: L'oreal "Shinetastic"
White Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18136
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Coffee Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #33724 (BP-91)
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Past Press Samples: Lavish Polish "Friday the 13th"; Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish, Coffee Stamping Polish, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Glam Nails Challenge: Nov.01 - Peacock

Hi guys! I know I'm super late in starting the challenge, but I still wanted to catch up and do some fun manis. Even if they are late, lol. Anyway, the theme for Nov.01 of the Glam Nails Challenge was Peacock. I started with a pretty purple base, and did some reverse stamping with a peacock feather image. Pretty simple right?
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Well I hope you like the mani, I know it's not the best.

As always, thank you for stopping by and until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Purple: Jessica Cosmetics "Red Beryl"
Blue: Bonita Colors "Made To Envy"
Gold: Bonita Colors "#Hashtag"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Peacock Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #20794 (BP-75)
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Giveaway Prizes: Jessica Cosmetics "Red Beryl"; Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire".
*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store Peacock Stamping Plate, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Glam Nails Challenge: Oct.28 - Frankenstein

Woohoo! I finished the challenge you guys, I feel so accomplished, lol. Anyway, I hope you're all having a great day. Today's Glam Nails Challenge for Oct.28 is Frankenstein, and I took inspiration from some images on Google. To create the stitches, I put down some tape and made long lines of polish, then I cut them up when they were dry. For the eyes I used some round white glitter and painted on the iris and pupil, I even added a little highlight. The mouth was actually from a jack o'lantern image, and the stitch on his face is from a net image which I just took away from. This was the end result.
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I wasn't completely pleased with the result, but it's not horrible. I would've liked the stitches to be thinner, and for the face nail not to have all those bubbles. But oh well.

As always, thank you for stopping by. Until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Green: Sinful Colors "Innocent"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Orange: Covergirl "#ElectroGlow"
White Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18136
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Mouth Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #35742 (BP-L057)
Net Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #33742 (BP-109)
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220
White Round Glitter: Born Pretty Store item #37147 (#6)
Chevron Vinyls: Twinkled T Kylie's Chevron Vinyls
Mat: Twinkled T Glamour Mat

*Giveaway Prize: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"; Twinkled T Glamour Mat/Vinyls.
*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Mouth/Net Stamping Plates, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool, White Round Glitter.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Glam Nails Challenge: Oct.25 - Ghosts

Hi guys! Ghosts is the theme for Oct.25 of the Glam Nails Challenge. Some days back, Kayla did a pond mani featuring zombies. They looked pretty cool, so I took that idea, but instead I used ghosts. I couldn't do as many layers as she did, but they still look ok. On my accent, I just added a glitter topper in between layers and then on top as well. After that dried, I stamped on the ghost and the word "Boo". The last thing to do was add top coat.
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Well I hope you guys liked them. Thanks for stopping by, until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
Green Jelly: Wet N Wild "Queen of Envy"
Green/Black Glitter: Sinful Colors "Cauldron Couture"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
White Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18136
Ghosts Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #35742 (BP-L057)
Boo Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #23267 (BPL-031)
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Giveaway Prize: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire".
*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store White Stamping Polish, Ghosts/Boo Stamping Plates, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Glam Nails Challenge: Oct.22 - Haunted House

Happy Sunday guys! I hope you're all having a great weekend.

So today I have another Glam Nails Challenge mani. The theme for Oct.22 was Haunted House, and I have to say that I am in love with this mani. I started off by doing a radial gradient with 3 beautiful holo polishes from the Lavish Polish Fall 2017 Collection, and I'm so pleased with how the gradient turned out. After that, I applied a coat of top coat. Then, I chose the images I'd be stamping on and applied them one by one. Once the stamping was dry, I went ahead and added some top coat.
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I think this might be my favorite Halloween mani so far. Both the gradient and stamping came out amazing! I hope you guys like them as much as I do.

As always, thank you for stopping by. Until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
White Holo: Lavish Polish "Roasted Marshmallows"
Purple Holo: Lavish Polish "Plum Cider"
Berry Holo: Lavish Polish "Apple Tart"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Top Coat: Seche Vite
Haunted House Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #35742 (BP-L057)
Witch Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #23267 (BPL-031)
White Stamping Polish: Born Pretty Store item #18136
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Giveaway Prize: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire".
*Past Press Samples: Lavish Polish "Roasted Marshmallows", "Plum Cider", "Apple Tart"; Born Pretty Store Haunted House/Witch Stamping Plates, White Stamping Polish, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Glam Nails Challenge: Oct.18 - Sugar Skull

Hi guys! Today's Glam Nails Challenge is Sugar Skull for Oct.18. I decided to use some really bright neon colors for my base since Dia de los Muertos is usually very bright and colorful. I chose my polishes and did a smoosh mani using my stamper, and added top coat to that after it dried. I then chose my images, did some reverse stamping, and then applied the images to my nails. I actually took off the mustache to one of the sugar skull images so I could make a sugar skull couple. I think they turned out pretty cute. I also added some Cempasuchils, or Marigolds, because they are usually used for the Day of the Dead celebrations.
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So what do you guys think? I know they're a bit vibrant for Halloween, but I think they came out pretty cool.

Oh, and here's how the base looked before I added any stamping.
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Well thank you for stopping by, until next time.
-Ana

Products Used:
White: Sinful Colors "Snow Me White"
Black: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire"
Yellow: Covergirl "#GetGlowing"
Orange: Covergirl "#ElectroGlow"
Hot Pink: Covergirl "#RavingHot"
Blue: Covergirl "#AfterDark"
Green: Covergirl "#GloAllNite"
Light Orange: Bonita Colors "Cutiepie"
Top Coats: Seche Vite & Serendipity Polish "Finishing Touch"
Skull Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #35741 (BP-122)
Marigold Stamping Plate: Born Pretty Store item #38741 (Floral BPX-L018)
Cuticle Guard Peel-Off Latex: Born Pretty Store item #36614
Medium Clear Jelly Stamper: Born Pretty Store item #26498
Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool: Born Pretty Store item #32220

*Giveaway Prizes: Serendipity Polish "Building My Empire", "Finishing Touch".
*Past Press Samples: Born Pretty Store Skull/Marigold Stamping Plates, Medium Clear Jelly Stamper, Manicure Saver Cotton Claw Tool.