Signed, Stamped, Delivered…. I’m Yours

I can see this stamping thing getting out of hand very quickly.  lol

I am in love with the idea of stamping now. So many choices!!  I’ve used my stamping kit twice – TWO TIMES – and I have already started searching for more plates.  I’ll have them ordered by the end of next week, I’m sure of it.    This will be fun! Smile

China Glaze – “Concrete Catwalk”
OPI – “So Many Clowns…So Little Time”
Konad Plate – m36

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I dragged my mother into my manicure practice.  Surprisingly (PLEASANTLY), she went all the way in…. and even let me practice stamping.  YAYYYYY!

OPI – “Bubble Bath”
Konad Plate – m4 & m21
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White on White on Dots

The colors were sitting together on the polish rack…. like they wanted to be used together. so…

NO, I will never tire of dots.  🙂 no. never. lol

China Glaze “Thataway” (dot)

China Glaze “White on White” (base)
China Glaze “Concrete Catwalk” (center dot)



*in my best <and loudest> Mommy Dearest voice*

….or frosts and shimmers for that matter. 

In my blog browsing I have seen the most beautiful swatches of the tidal wave of glitter polishes available these days.  BEAUTIFUL! And, I, like the rest of the nail polish masses, LOVE them. They lure you with their sparkle and dazzle. Whispering your name like an irresistible lover…

I am putting my foot down.

I don’t want to read any more blogs telling me the easy way to remove glitter polish is by soaking cotton pads, covering my beds with aluminum foil and…….. waiting. Yes, I have a problem with patience.  LOL.  I’m working on it. haha

Removing the Nicki Minaj collection glitter polish (OPI – “Metallic 4 Life”) was a small test of patience.  I can’t even imagine how long it would have taken without my reliable Automatic Nail Polish Remover!  Even with it’s superb and consistent results, it took too long for my taste.

SO…. even though the task is still much easier with my polish remover machine….. I’m back on my glitter hiatus. 

But I will never forsake my beloved dots.

China Glaze “Concrete Catwalk”
tan acrylic paint dots, China Glaze “Peachy Keen” dots, white acrylic paint dots

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can you see the tan dots?!?!?! they are there!!! 

Polka Dots always win

Shamefully, this has become a sort of “go-to” design when my brain cells go blank.

Drawing a blank is the worst for any artist, I’m sure.

So sitting there with random-sized dotting tools rolling across the desk in front of me, and my latent desire to just use acrylic paint ALL OF THE TIME…..

of course, dots came.  I let them happen whatever way they happened this time.  Had no clue what my nails were going to look like.

China Glaze “Concrete Catwalk” w/ acrylic paint dots



My sister would say my nails look like they have leprosy or something… and for several moments I thought “Why did you basically hide that beautiful charcoal gray polish?”  But the Dotter in my spirit won out… and I love these dots even more than the dots that have come before.