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Twinsie Tuesday: Polka Dots or Stripes

19 Feb

This week’s theme is polka dots or stripes. Or why not both?  It looks very Easter egg-ish, yeah?  I’ve got spring on the brain.  And the fact that all the store are already putting out Easter candy isn’t helping.

StripedPolkaDots (3) WLcopyI used Wet ‘n Wild I Need a Refresh-mint and Milani Pink Hottie along with white acrylic.

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Be sure the check out all the other manis today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Beaulieu Review
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jamie of Polish, Please!
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth

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Black and Green

4 Feb

I recently bought a shirt that is fat stripes of army green and black. I love it. One day while wearing it, I decided to use it as my inspiration.Stripes_roses_green_black (2) WLcopyMy shirt doesn’t have any roses on it, but I didn’t want to do all stripes on my nails and man, am I glad I decided against that. I don’t know if it was my tape or something to do with the China Glaze Liquid Leather I was using, but each time I tried to peel the tape off after polishing, the tape would break. It was strange. It just snapped on in little pieces like it had been scored or something. Fortunately my green polish, OPI Uh-Oh Roll Down the Window was pretty dry so shoving a pin under the tape to peel off the left over parts didn’t ruin the base color. It did however ruin the black stripes. Rather than bagging the whole mani and taking it off, I went in with a striping brush and fixed the damage as best I could. Stripes_roses_green_black (7) WLcopyOverall, I’m pleased with this mani. I didn’t use new or different tape than I’ve been using, so I can only figure that that tape and Liquid Leather don’t play well together. Has anyone else had issues like this? It’s like the polish weakened the tape or something. Bizarre.

Twinsie Tuesday: Cervical Cancer Awareness

22 Jan

Did you know that January is Cervical Cancer Awareness month?  I didn’t.  Cervical cancer screening is just as important as breast cancer, skin, ovarian, prostate, colon screening and all other forms of cancer.
CervicalCancerAwareness_floral_stripes (5) WLcopyA little information for you about cervical cancer:
Each year in the United States, more than 11,000 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer and approximately 4,000 die of the disease. While certain types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) are linked to cervical cancer, vaccines such as Gardasil® and Cervarix™ are designed to prevent infection with high-risk types of HPV and have the potential to greatly reduce the occurrence of cervical cancer.

For more information on cervical cancer, its treatment, and support, please visit Cancer Connect by clicking here.

CervicalCancerAwareness_floral_stripes (7) WLcopyTo show my support in teal and white, I went with some chunky stripes and a floral. To give myself an extra challenge, I did this design with my left hand. It was a lot trickier, but I managed. I used Milani Fresh Teal, NYX Girls White and white acrylic for the floral.

CervicalCancerAwareness_floral_stripes (8) WLcopyI think it’s safe to say that none of us enjoy our cervical cancer screenings, but hopefully we all understand how important it is. Go get your paps ladies! 🙂

Be sure the check out all the other manis today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jamie of Polish, Please!
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth

Elf Stockings

10 Dec

This is just a happy Christmas mani.   It reminds me of an elf  outfit.Christmas_elfstockings (13) WLcopyThe stripes on this one gave me some trouble. Mostly because of my impatience in waiting for the polish to dry before I put my striping tape on.  You’d think I would have learned my lesson by now.  Nope.

I started with Sinful Colors GoGo Girl with my white stripes being done in NYX Girls White.  My greens are Kleancolor Green Grass and Orly Green Apple.
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Red and Silver Leopard

3 Dec

Ahhhhhh…  Last week was so busy.  I’m glad it’s over.  Leopard_red_silver (4) WLcopyI wanted to play with red and silver together.  I’m busting out the holiday colors.  I’m not in love with how this turned out though.  Individually the colors are great and I would probably like them better with another design.  I have to say that I did this quickly, under a bit of a time crunch and I wasn’t all that creative.  Oh well.

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My red is China Glaze Velvet Bow, one of my favorites!  The grey stripes are Julep Annette and the silver is OPI DS Radiance.  I’m excited to start in to holiday manis.  I just hope I can think of some fun stuff to do without duplicating last years Christmas manis.  Do you have any fun ones planned?  Any good suggestions for me?

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