Thursday, August 25, 2011

Happy Birthday (to Me)!! Plus New Plate Previews!!!!

Another year has passed; 29.....again...! Or based on my mani, 18! This is my HB mani.



Very girly, girl teenage-type of mani...probably more suited to my DD but oh well. I feel 18 at heart...except I wish I had the energy of an 18 year old!

Here's mani in progress. I thought I'd try my first (I think!) ombre mani.



Starting at thumb, left to right: OPI Mod About You, OPI Pink-ing of You, Zoya Jolene, OPI Don't Know...Beets Me, and OPI Your a Pisa Work. All are two coats except Pink-ing of You, which was three.

Then stamped using Konad special polish in black. Used IP's SdP D-08, SdP C-12, SdP B-20, SdP C-18, SdP C-06 and Konad m71.


Then added a few random dots in the colours used as the base coat, and a few black using Konad black special polish. (These special polishes work great for dotting as they are really pigmented but they do dry fairly fast so you have to be quick!).



And my new plates arrived! Let's just say I'm more excited about getting new image plates than the fact that today is my birthday!!! They arrived a couple days ago, just in time to be considered a present. At least, that's the story I told my husband, and I'm sticking to it! And thanks dear, for the 3 new fall Chanels...Peridot (very birthday appropriate!), Graphite and Quartz, ahem!



Anyway, as soon as I got my new SdP IP's, I did a bit of swatching...here's some pix if you want to have a look! You may wish to click to enlarge to see more of the details. I cannot wait to do some stamping with these!








What birthday would be complete without presents? My next post will announce my latest giveaway!

Thanks for looking!

32 comments:

  1. Happy birthday!!
    Great mani!!
    Thank you for the swatches!

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  2. Happy Birthday to you!!! Do any of your new plates have a monkey? I've been searching high and low!

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  3. oh wow what a cute bday mani, I love it!!!! So girly

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  4. Thanks everyone!

    Manicured Monkey: I seem to *think* one of the SdP plates has a monkey but can't recall if its on these series or the other A-D ones. I also seem to *think* there's another fauxnad that has one (like fauxnad D or K or something like this) cause its kinda in the back of my mind for another theme mani I've been planning when the mood strikes; I'll check my plates and update on a message!

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  5. happy birthday! nice mani.. love it!

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  6. LOVE the manicure! It's adorable. Also, those plates OMG they are AMAZINGGGGGG...Disney images, so many cool full nail desigs, and EEK those little footprints! How cute for a baby shower? Ahhh <3

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  7. Happy Birthday! This is super cute!

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  8. This is AMAZING! Happy Birthday! Glad my sister showed me your blog, I just drooled over your posts!

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  9. Wish you many happy returns of the day!!! Awesome mani!! its the mostest cutest I've seen. Enjoy ur day and have a gr8 yr ahead!!

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  10. the image plates look brilliant!! whr can i find them?

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  11. Happy birthday! Your ombre is great and the stamping is wonderful as always!

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  12. Thanks again everyone for the well wishes!

    Elizabeth: The new SdP plates also have a rattle but I never stamped it...will go well with the baby themed plates that nailart end mehr sell and would be oh super cute for a baby shower....hb series I think they are on!

    SdP plates are sold here:

    http://www.dashicabeautyshop.nl/

    Manicured Monkey: You may want to suggest to Shirley about including a monkey image on her next set of image plates. I believe her webshop has a link to post suggestions or see my last post for the link.

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  13. This looks awesome! Happy Birthday!!!

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  14. Nice nail-art :-)
    Happy birthday girl!

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  15. Happy Birthday to yooouuu~!!! As long as we enjoy being a girl, we're 18 forever!!!;p Your birthday mani is soooo adorable~!!! Gosh you've got so many great stamps!!!!!

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  16. Ohh Happy Birthday!!! Can you post a link to where you got the plates??

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  17. Alexisaurus: I posted the link earlier for the SdP plates:

    http://www.dashicabeautyshop.nl/

    HTH!!!

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  18. Hi, I need some info about nps in canada. Sent you a mail for the same. Can you please reply when possible?

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  19. Which SDP plate is the one you have swatched?

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  20. Kejal: The swatches on the plates are one or two images on 42 different image plates; SdP 1-40 and Big dP I and H.

    The link for the webshop is:

    http://www.dashicabeautyshop.nl/

    HTH's!

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  21. This is a really fun and cute manicure :-) Happy Birthday!

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  22. zomg this is amazing!!!! and i love the swatches

    Happy birthday sweetie xx

    ps the monkey is on D17

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  23. Sarahlouise: Thx for D17; I found the other one but hadn't time yet to go thru Shirley's plates.

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  24. happy birthday!!! these plates are awesome

    shel xx

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  25. Happy Birthday!
    I love all the different shades of pink. Can't wait to see what you do with all of those new plates :)

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