Summery

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OPI – “Gargantuan Green Grape” & “Malaysian Mist”

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for a more neutral Viv

I still decidedly HATE the Kiss Nail Art Stencils.  Either that, or I just really don’t know how to use them yet. 

After the last fiasco with the stencils, Viv encouraged me to try them again with a more neutral base.  The results this time?  Better than that horrible blue, but still needs marked improvement.  

Since I altered the regular French manicure on this one, I’ll have to try another stencil with a “standard” French manicure and see if there is any redemption for these wack little “almost sticker” contraptions which do an incredible job of leading you to believe your nails will look amazing once you have these tiny nail art design tools.  ALL LIES.

Nope, I’m still completely unimpressed…. so on to the photos:

Sinful Colors “Easy Going”   tips &
OPI “Malaysian Mist
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I could have kept this French manicure variation for a little while.  It was a nice little deviation from my “all bright everything” preference in polish these days.  But the stencil and the silver wrecked it for me.

So, Viv??  do you still like these stupid stencils??  lol

Thank you….from Diedra

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Contributor Dee Dee gave me the nicest thank you card last week. That isn’t really surprising… she’s thoughtful like that.

The card was so pretty I couldn’t get the envelope print out of my mind.

And then it kinda ended up on my nails. Smile

I tried to keep it simple, so I only tested out the hologram top coat on the nail of my ring finger.  It’s SOOO pretty.  It took all kinds of self-control to keep from slathering that beautiful topcoat across the other nine nails…well (I did slip.  I put it on the pinky nail of my other hand.  I couldn’t resist.)

The base color is OPI -  “Malaysian Mist”… dark pink, brown and orange acrylic paint applied with a dotting tool. 

Top Coat – INM’s Out the Door – “Northern Lights” (Hologram Top Coat ‘Gold’”)

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BURBERRY

Inspiration.

At the end of the day, that’s what keeps you moving forward.  When you find something that motivates you, you can get it done. You find the energy to give it effort…regardless.

As tired as I was after working a 14.5 hour day at work… Burberry moved me. lol.  And I wanted it on my nails.  This was my first attempt.  But trust me, I’ll be practicing this again until I get straight lines, and a better aspect ratio.  :-).  I will post update pics after I re-do this a few more times….

but I had to share…  Flaws and all.

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I started with the neutral peachy tan Sally Hansen Insta-Dri color "Quick Sand".  Matches pretty closely to the classic Burberry base.

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Then I added some white stripes with white nail polish; tried some free-hand black and red stripes with acrylic paint…. top coat….. and "almost" Burberry :-).

I’d have a huge "Thank You" for whomever wanted to present me with that hot Medium Leather Tote!! (<–link)

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Will try again as soon as I have some time, and will update photos!

Stay Inspired!

 

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My lines are getting straighter, and I think the aspect ratio is improving.  I like it better, but I think I will have to take a break from practicing it right now because I’m getting frustrated that it’s not coming out exactly how I envision it. 
So, I’ll pick it up again in the future Smile

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I used all polish this time.  Base color is OPI Malaysian Mist, white and black lines were created with Color Club Nail Art Lacquer stripers, and the red lines created with MAC Frost Asiatique