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Fourth o’ July

6 Jul

Hope everyone had a safe and fun July 4th!

Colors used: OPI Big Apple Red, Revlon Royal, Barry M Silver

 

 

 

Thanks for reading!

 

 

Morgan 

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A Bikini So Teeny With Polka-Dots

11 Jun

Happy Monday! Hope everyone’s weekend was good! Today I have a mani that I fell in looove with. This past weekend I tried Essie’s new Bikini So Teeny Summer Collection. All the colors are so cute! This is Bikini So Teeny, a light periwinkle blue color. When looking at it in the bottle it has a little bit of shimmer in it, but it doesn’t transfer to your nail at all. I still love the color though 🙂

3 coats

 

 

I was going to stamp this mani, but the ones I picked out ended up not looking like I wanted. So I then picked up my dotting tool, and got that “yellow polka-dot bikini” song stuck in my head….and again now. 😉 But I freakin love how it turned out! I think it’s so cute!!!

 

 

What do you think?!

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Morgan 

Max Factor Fantasy Fire Part 1

9 Jun

Hello everyone! Hope yalls weekend is going good! Today I have a polish that I got in my swap a few weeks ago, and it was one I never thought I would get my hands on. Max Factor Fantasy Fire is a huge lemming for us in the nail polish world, and is a dupe for colors that are discontinued. In this post I paired it with Revlon Royal, because that’s how I’ve seen it most commonly worn. But Fantasy Fire actually has a purplish base, so that’s what I’ll try pairing it with next 🙂 Without further a-do…

Fantasy Fire over Revlon Royal

 

 

GORG RIGHT?! Omg I love this polish. I even kept it on for a whopping 5 days (I had no time to do any manicures this week because summer school takes over my life Monday-Friday)!!

 

Thanks for reading!!

 

Morgan

Good Girl Gone Bad

4 Jun

Hello everyone! I hope everyone’s week is starting off good! Mine has started with a bang. I have 1 quiz and 2 tests in the next 3 days, so I will be doing a lot of studying. Luckily I have been doing a lot of manicures lately, just not posting them so it kinda worked out in the end 🙂 Today I have my love Deborah Lippmann and Good Girl Gone Bad. It’s a deep purple/pink jelly base with shimmer loaded in it. Yet again, the formula was flawless and was a breeze to work with.

2 coats

 

 

Looove! 🙂

 

Thanks for reading!

 

Morgan

How To: Nail Stamping

2 Jun

Hello everyone! Happy weekend! Sorry for going a little MIA. 😦 I got the dates messed up on when I started back to school, and started a lot earlier than what I thought lol But today I have a special post 🙂 I get asked a lot by friends and followers how I do my nail stamping. Well your wish is my command! I have prepared some pictures (and I’ll explain a little) on how I personally nail stamp. Everyone stamps a little differently, you just have to practice and find out what works best for you. The main question I usually get is how do I get the image onto the stamper, so that’s what I’ll focus mainly on in here.

Step 1

Get all your supplies together! I always have something that I work on so I don’t get polish all over the table.

*If your plates are new, they usually come with a blue film covering- peel it off!!!! You won’t ever get the images on the stamper if you have that on there.

Step 2

Put a generous amount of polish at the very top of the image horizontally. I say put a generous amount just to make sure the polish spreads all across the image.

Step 3

*From this point on, you need to have speedy fingers!* Take the scraper, and smooth the polish over the entire image (pulling the polish towards you). You don’t have to press down super hard, but hard enough to get all the excess polish off the image. Once you have completed this step, the polish dries super fast so you need to move to step 4 pretty quickly.

Step 4

I then take the stamper and press onto the image. I press pretty firmly just to make sure the entire image transfers.

Step 5

Once the image is on the stamper, you have get it on your nails pretty quickly. I personally do not press the stamper directly on my nails, I ‘roll’ the stamper across my nail (but whatever works for you!).

Like I said, it all just takes some practice! I’m still learning and make ‘konadicures’ that I don’t like (I still have issues with stamps that need to be lined up perfectly or have straight vertical or horizontal lines). Just hang in there!!

Thanks for reading!

Morgan