Bashful

S&M 29 May 2017

This design was done with 2 coats of Bashful topped with one coat of A Moment of Magic, both by Gelish.

Then, in white stamping polish from Born Pretty, I stamped a design from the Morgan Taylor Designer Plate 3720201-2. I used the scraper and the clear stamper that came in the Designer Plates Flirty Florals kit.  As you can see, the stamper transferred the design beautifully. The design on the plate easily provided full coverage on these long nails.

When the stamped design was dry, I added dots in the centers of the larger flowers using Tinsel by China Glaze. Though I stamped these nails, I used Gelish Top It Off as I would for any gel polish manicure. It works very well for sealing stamped designs like this!

 

Give me a Break-dance

S&M 23 July 2016

This polish is from Gelish’s summer collection, Street Beat, and it is called Give Me a Break-dance.  For some unknown reason I thought adding glitter would be a good idea, so I sprinkled a little of Paradise (by Recollections brand) on top of three coats.  In the end I was unhappy because this polish, like others from the collection, has a really pretty shimmer to it, and all I did was mask it.

The stamp is from Born Pretty Store, XL rectangular plate BP-L003, and I stamped with white Konad stamping polish. This plate works really well, especially for the price. Highly recommended it!

I’m getting some Born Pretty store brand stamping polish soon, so stay tuned for a review of that.

Rhythm and Blues

S&M 4 March 2016

This is 2 coats of Gelish Rhythm and Blues from the After Hours collection. On four nails I stamped 3/4 of the width of the nail with Born Pretty plate BP-07 and Konad white stamping polish, then added a line of dots in Gelish Arctic Freeze.

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So hot!

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This is Gelish I’m So Hot from the Red Matters Collection, stamped with Born Pretty Plate BP-L002.  I double stamped this design – first with black paint, then matched up the lines as much as possible to stamp in silver.

Blackboard Nails

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For these nails I used Gelish Black Shadow, and stamped on them with white Konad special stamping polish and Bundle monster stamping plates 311, 401, 409 and 411. On some of the nails I used a 2 coats of Gelish A Pinch of Pepper, although the black glitter is not visible.  Finally, to give the nails the “blackboard” look, I used Gelish Matte Top it Off.

Night Reflection

Night Reflection

For this design I used two coats of Gelish “Night Reflection” and “The Great Googly Moogly” from the Aurora Collection. Then, I stamped with the special black Konad stamping polish and Bundle Monster plate BM-314.  (Yes, you can stamp the ring, as well!) The dark purple makes a great contrast with bright green glitter.  The ring and nail art are even more impressive in person!

If you’d like more information about how to make your own nail polish jewelry, try Sweeter Lemon or Rebecca Likes Nails for a tutorial.  I’ve read that you can find the supplies to make your jewelry at Etsy.com, but I purchased all mine at Fire Mountain Gems and at our local Michael’s craft store.

Art Deco nails

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For this design I used Gelish Lust at First Sight from the Under Her Spell collection on the tips over a Gelish Vanilla Silk base.  The design was done with a striping brush using Gelish Meet the King.  I applied the black rhinestone in the Top It Off and cured.

French Feathers

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 Natural nails with fiberglass wrap and gel on them.  I stamped with Bundle Monster plate BM-214 and the Konad special white stamping polish.  

Rare and Radiant

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For this design I used one of the holograph polishes from the China Glaze New Bohemian Collection.  It’s called “Rare and Radiant”, and is a beautiful green with a gold aspect to it. On the ends I sponged Brucci “Coco Netty” and then, when that was dry, Wet N Wild “435E” which is a very faint gold color with gold glitter.  (I am 99% sure they no longer manufacture these colors.) Then I stamped with Bundle Monster plate BM-316 and the Konad Special Stamping Polish in “Black”.

Nearly nude nails with stamped art

Here I’ve used Gelish “Ballerina”, two coats. This color is apparently only available in the mini size from Sally Beauty.  I stamped the hearts with the special white Konad stamping polish and Bundle Monster Plate BM-317.

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