Neon green for sail

Hello dearies! Long time not seen my nails (mwah mwah.)
So yes! Finally I have something to look at on my nails! Wohoo!

Finally, spring is here (it is, what do you mean it still rains and/or snows? Shush!) and it’s time to take out the pastels and NEONS! I love neon colors on my nails and my make up!

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This time I started out with Essie Blanc and coated it with KbShimmer For Sail By Owner. So briiight it hurts my eyes. Lovely, loooovely neon green!

I didn’t have the time nor the interest to do anything that takes too much time (it was 4am), so once again, stamp stamp stamp.

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For stamping I used MdU Black and Fauxnad plate QA8.

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Okay, my nails are not that even, but better than before. I broke both my middle finger nails, left index and almost my thumb. Yay.

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Then i went through my “box of pretty nail decorating thingies” and found my black square studs. Attached them with clear polish and coated everything with Essie Gel Setter.

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I just wanted to share all these pictures with you, but I got nothing more to say, so it’s once sentence here, another there. LOOK AT MY PRETTIEH NAILS!

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Aaand finally the stuff I used.

Yay!

All links and info are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!

Visiting my hairstylist

This visit I did actually over a month ago, and now my hair is all blue but don’t let it bother you right now!

My hairdresser is The Best Lady in the world, she never lets me down when talking about hair! We have all had those bad hair days, even when walking out from the salon, so a great hairstylist for a lady is worth more than his/her weight in gold. You so know what I’m talking about.

I’ve had it all, brown, red, violet, dark lilac, more red, fake drealocks, short, long, short on the side, and my own hair color is blond like a straw. I went with my natural color for few years, after many many years of dying, just with a little twist.
I had a rainbow in the mid-layer, pink ends, green and blue, pink and purple and who remembers what color on the side. Last summer my stylist colored my hair pale pink, and last autumn she colored my hair gray with a purple front, and I loved it. After it wore out, I still had most of my head in my natural color until mid March.

I went in on the morning, too early, so I’m not wearing any makeup in the pictures, sorry 😀 And all photos I took with my Samsung GS4 , some with the front camera, so the quality is what it is.

This is what we started with, my natural hair with worn off red lenghts.

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At first she used the color removal on lengths, and second time for all the hair. My head dealt great with the blonding, no burns and no dried up hair.

 

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No, I’m really not that bald 😀

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Then she went in with the blue, this was the moment I wasn’t so sure about the color choice anymore. Blue color is a direct dye from Schwarzkopf, Igora ColorWorx (Concentrate Blue.)

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And lavender on my lengths. She mixed multiple coloring products for this, and I still have no idea what. I don’t think that she has either 😀

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End result was to die for! But one shiiiizkebab to keep it up, I only bought the blue color. Like I told you in the beginning, my hair is almost all blue at the moment, just a bit paler on the ends. But I still love it, and I think that this is the color is a keeper.

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Parturi-Kampaamo Roc can be found in Kemi, Finland, and Jenni is one hair-magician! I love her innovative style and she’s always ready even for the craziest ideas. As am I!

There are no commercial value in this post, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!

You can’t polish short nails?

I often hear from people I meet, that you can’t polish and decorate short nails, because there is no room and it doesn’t look pretty.
“Don’t look at my nails, they’re ugly!” or “Could you do me a manicure when my nails are longer?” are the most common things I hear.

No. I don’t care how your nails look, I don’t notice them unless you specifically show them to me. I know that everyone don’t have the time, chance or interest to spend 12 hours a week doing their nails, as I do.

And yes, I can do a mani for you then, but I could also do it now. Short nails are not “un-polishable”! Let me show you!

I have a friend who just cut her nails short, and has psoriasis, so her cuticles can be extremely dry from time to time. Today she had some worn off dark polish on her nails, so the change is more radical.

Here’s where we started from. Grown, dry cuticles, worn off polish and cut (not filed!) nails:

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At first we showed some acetone to her nails.

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I started with soaking her fingers in warm water, so that cuticles would soften up. Then I went around with Nfu’Oh Cuticle remover and a silicone pusher, cuticle cutters, filed free edges and buffed the surface. If you can’t wear polish because of your work etc., this is enough! Fixing your cuticles can make your nails look longer even without polish. So they look finished and cared of. Before filing and buffing, make sure that your nails are dry.

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Then we got to the polish part. Essie First base is my go to base, for color we chose a pretty nude polish this time. Essie Sand Tropez got a layer of KbShimmer Owl Miss You on top. KbS OMY is sooo pretty, sand-like nude with little golden flakes in it. I bought this second hand from Eve’s Temptations.  

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Swirly stamp is from BundleMonster plate BM-607 and MdU Black. I topped the whole thing with Essie Good To Go. Some cleaning on the edges and we’re done. Pretty, decorated, short nails!

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All links and info are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!

Stampers and Decal mat

This started out as a stamper comparison-post, which it still is, but I realized something else while working with my Messy Mansion mat.
So, is my go-to stamper the best for me of do I have a better one in store?

These are my stampers:

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Row behind we have a random square stamper (this MAY be from MoYou London, I’m not sure), pink squishy one from Pueen, legit Clear Jelly Stamper-head in Dashica’s holder, a regular marshmallow from Cesars Shop. In front there are medium firm (blue set) and medium soft (brown set) from Messy Mansion and last, but not least, legit Creative Shop Jumbo marshmallow stamper.

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My scraper is from Creative Shop too, and for this test I used Mundo de Uñas stamping polishes Black, White and Red and MoYou London Pro Collection XL – 15. I also clean my stampers always with a tape roller, never with acetone. My technique is that I press the stamper firmly on the plate, and straight on to my nail. No rolling, except with the CJS.

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  1. First we have the Creative Shop (CS) stamper. My Black stamping polish was running out, so that’s why I decided to take the Red along.
    CS easily widens the stamp, being too soft and squishy to my use, but it still leaves a decent stamp.
    It’s a bit too big and clumsy to be the number one for me, but I need to try the image shrinking -technique with this one, when I have the time!

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2. With the first Messy Mansion medium soft stamper I don’t know what I did wrong. It seems soft but still firm enough for me, but I couldn’t get a sharp stamping result with it. Too sticky maybe, and needs another technique than mine.

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3. Third one was the Clear Jelly Stamper (CJS). I’ve been fighting with this #%@$&! thing from hell since I bought it. It didn’t work for me at all. When I was doing this tryout, I had a moment of enlightenment with the technique (rolling, as I mentioned above) and these turned out quite well I think!
I still don’t fancy this stamper, it’s too firm to be used with big images, and it smudges out the smaller ones, maybe MdU polished don’t dry fast enough, but it’s still a big no for me.

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4. Messy Mansion’s first medium firm is the dark blue one. This one was also okay, but not too good for me. It worked out well with the mat, but is too firm to me to use on my nails. Maybe some smaller images, but not the “whole nail” ones.Not too picky, but also not too sharp with details either.

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5. The marshmallow stamper from Cesars is my go-to stamper at the moment. Even couple little dent in the surface don’t make a difference on its results. I like how it picks up every little detail on the image, maybe even too well if you’re not careful enough with the scraping (as you can see on the picture.) This was my fist decent stamper, and has had it’s share of acetone, so maybe that makes it so soft.
Affordable, holder makes handling very easy and you can get this stamper from all around the world. Me likey!

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6. Messy Mansion’s other medium soft, dark brown one, if very similar to the Cesars one. Sticky but still firm enough, picks up the image very easy, and one more plus is that all the stamping colors are visible on this, even black. Definitely worth buying! And also MM’s stampers are affordable!

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7. Next one is Pueens pink marshmallow stamper. It’s also quite similar to Cesars’ one, but smaller. And I think it’s a bit firmer too, at least it doesn’t work as well for me, as I hope you can see from the pictures. And if I want to stamp big images, this is too small for my nails on their normal length.

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8. Then we have another Messy Mansion medium firm, the light blue. This actually worked better for me than the dark one, but is also a bit too firm on my nails. Maybe with some smaller images, or with simpler design, but nothing too detailed. Maybe with decals?

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9. The square one is not for me, not at all. Even if the red stamp looks good, it was only the third one that I approved on this test. Something in this makes me not like it, I don’t know if it’s the shape of the texture, it’s also on the firm side, and I can’t space this right on my nail, while I’m used to the round ones. If your nails are flat and it’s easier for you to perceive the square shape, this one’s for you!

Then the thing I realized. I was meant to use all stampers with white polish, and I was horrified how no stamper can pick up and stamp with white polish! Until I got to the Cesars one, I’ve used it like a million times with white polish, and even this one didn’t work out too well. Let me show you.

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  1. Creative Shop
  2. MM medium soft Yellow
  3. Clear Jelly Stamper
  4. MM medium firm Dark blue
  5. Cesars Shop marshmallow
  6. MM medium soft Brown
  7. Pueen wannabe marshmallow
  8. MM medium firm Light blue
  9. Square

Soon after I did my test, there were a discussion on Facebook with other nail enthusiast and bloggers, that which decal mat is the best, and soon we realised that not all stampers, nor all polishes work with all mats. Well sh*t. You just have to find your own combination that works out the best.

But the result with my go-to stamper is that maybe the white marshmallow isn’t the best, and I need to use my stampers on wider range more often. I think I’m going to sell CJS, square and Pueen one, they just don’t do it for me.
After this I have been using the brown MM stamper as my number one, and I bought a new clear stamper from Cosette, which is a bit softer than CJS and works better for me, at least what I have tried it.

I don’t know if you have any use for this post, but it sure did the thing for me! And I broke my nails AGAIN (could this winter be over soon, like, really soon?) so I needed something to post about 😀

If you were left with any questions, just leave a comment!

Links are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!

Squishy stampin (O.P.I Color Paints #2)

I think I saw this technique in Instagram, from Sveta Sanders‘ page. And I fell in love, no saran wrap (I almost misspelled that at “satan”, which isn’t actually that far..), no sponge dabbing (tried to do some galaxies a while ago.. There’s a reason I didn’t publish those), just few polishes and a stamper. Yay!

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I picked out pink and purple from Color Paints set, but it has no blue, so I went with some bling with them and chose Llarowe Colors Good Fortune.

Base I polished with Essie Blanc, so that CP-colors would show. Dropped some spots on my stamper randomly and just dab dab dab on the nail it goes!

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The EASIEST way to get this smoky/galaxy/watercolory look on your nails!

I did these on Valentines Day, so of course they needed some love on them 🙂

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I picked out my Born Pretty Store plate and , stamped the designs on with MdU White and All you need is a bit of love 😉 And I still don’t get along with my Clear Jelly Stamper. Geez.

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Links are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!

Mayhem with a floral twist (O.P.I Color Paints)

When I was able to think first of all, and second, to do something so that my brains didn’t try to sneak out of my nose or my ear, I just needed to try out my new shoppings!

MiNails had this huge sale, everything in store was -50%! I bought myself O.P.I’s Color Paints mini-set, and few MiVinyls more. Just before I ordered Messy Mansion‘s decal mat from Cesars Shop, it’s soo much easier that old newspaper covering the table 😀

I started out with Cadillacquers Men Of Mayhem, lovely blackened green with a holographic with colour shifting micro flakies. At least that’s how Hypnotic Polish describes it 😀

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Top of that I stamped flowers with MdU White from Pueen  Buffet plate collection number 72.

After the stamp dried out, I went in with color paints, some yellow in the middle, red on the inner part and purple on the edges. The swirly things around flower got a touch of green and voilà!

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I’m very happy at the result and how these came off, first time for everything, eh?

Links are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!

Nails for someone else.

Heyyy you guys!

I’m sorry I’ve been away for awhile. I got this “greatest flu-virus of the year” in January, and last thing I want to do while sneezing my brains out and coughing my sides sore, is to smell acetone and nail polish.
I have done few simple manis for myself, just plain one color or basic french, and it didn’t even come to my mind to take pictures of them.

My sister was visiting us at the end of Jan, so I promised I’d fix her nails if nothing else. She found this one picture from @nailsbyfreckles, and told me that she wanted those. (I don’t have the link to the original picture, but I believe you can find this profile from Instagram.)

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I had to shorten her nails a bit, well, a bit more because she had broken two of her nails, and she said that never they have been so short 😀  I’m actually thinking that I need to take “before and after” pics next time I fix her nails, the change is quite effective!

First I went on with Essie Blank for two layers. After it dried up a little, I lined nails half with a thin brush and Essie Turquoise & Caicos and finally filled the halves in.

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Then I lined middle parts again with Essie Licorice and did the polka dot pattern with a dotting tool. In original picture there is  a rhinestone or a full bow tie charm on the nail, but we wanted these to last longer, so I just painted the bow tie on ring finger and thumb. I finished with Essence Satin Matte topcoat and done!

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She was happy and so was I, these are cute and suit well for a K-pop fan, such as my sis 😀 Always glad to make a customer satisfied! Yet shitty lighting in pics!

Links are attached just to help you find some great stuff, I have bought all the products with my own money and my opinion is honest. C’mon, I have no sponsors yet!