Roses with golden twist

This time I wanted to do something that needs a bit more effort. So off with the stamping plates this time, vinyls and dotting tool it is.


I saw this one video in Nail Art Design Magazine-Facebook page (can’t find it anymore) which gave me the idea for roses.

I arranged my polishes and wrote names on all swatch sticks (and most of them were without label..) and wanted to use some polishes I haven’t actually found in a while (since we moved I have no shelf to keep my polishes.)


I started out with fixing my broken thumbnail and Essie First Base and Fill the Gap. Middle- and ring finger got a coat of Essie Good as Gold, rest I polished with Essie Licorice.


Middle finger I topped with three coats of F.U.N Lacquer King, ring finger got its shape with some chevron vinyls and Licorice.


Other nails I decorated with roses which I painted on with a dotting tool and Mundo de Uñas Mexican Pink and Reddish, leaves with and Essie Go Overboard.


Added some As Gold as it Gets from Essie on corners of the rose decorated nails and finished the whole manicure, except my middle finger, with Essence Satin Matte top coat.

I really think that the result is wonderful! Well, I need some more practice with the vinyls, they always leak for me.
I really need to get myself together and start doing more manis like this! 🙂


Golden Paws

When this is published, I’m actually out of town, probably running my ass off on the ring with our little wolfhound. Last dog shows of the year! The last one for us is at the end of November.

I wanted my nails to match the idea, and as our dogs official name is Gold Wing, naturally it needed to be something golden. Oh, and we call him Lemmy by the way, after Mr. Kilmister.


I started out with Essie Ballet Slippers as a base to my frenchie nails, and did tips and ring fingers with Essie Penny Talk to get a bit warmer base. And as my Sugar Daddy is empty and As Gold As it Gets couldn’t be found from my personal hell, which is also known as my nail art table. Still WIP with that one, missing some (ALL) shelves.


After that, I went over the Penny Talk with two coats of F.U.N Lacquer Kingwhich is the prettiest glitterhologoldenthing that I’ve ever seen. Really. Buy it.


And finally, stamped some paws on it with MdU Black and Bundle Monster BM-323. Love the result, and it fits the occasion.

And I had to do this mani on thursday, so take a quess, how many nails are not chipped when I’m in that ring? Wish us luck!

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!