Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Essie She's Picture Perfect + Giveaway Reminder

Sorry to have been MIA for a few days...I planned on posting yesterday but thanks to seeing KarenD's post about new Salon Express stamping plates being available at CVS...I had a few hours free so instead did an impromptu trip to the US in hopes of snagging them before they sold out!  I was planning a mani in my head before I even had the plates in my hands!  I was lucky to snap up the last package at the very last CVS I visited so I'm sure I'll be posting a mani soon!  Thanks, KarenD, for the info! 

Anyway, before my giveaway ends next Monday, I thought I better do a reminder just in case any one's not aware of it!  I don't want anyone to miss out on them!  I've been checking Cheeky-Beauty's Amazon store for the XL plates to see if they are in stock yet, but they aren't so I guess I won't be able to order them and do a mani to highlight them before my giveaway ends.  The XL plates they provided for the giveaway are very close to other series of XL plates offered...not 100% but close.  They have slight variations....enough that I'm going to order the Cheeky XL A, B, C and D even thought I already have other XL plates.  So I thought I'd show you a mani I did with XL C...not the Cheeky-Beauty XL C as offered in the giveaway which is close; this plate I bought from Magnonails. I wish I already had the Cheeky XL plates so I could do a stamping comparison, but that will have to wait until I'm able to get them.

I have to say, that this mani started OK, ended OK but was a terrible mess in between!  This was another mani that I couldn't stamp right down to the tips to save my life as you'll see from the pix.  Anyway, here's the end result.

This is how it started, which was OK too....two coats of Essie She's Picture Perfect.  I wish all that shimmer as seen in the bottle was more apparent on the nails.

Stamped using XL C using Konad Royal Purple special polish.  Miserable stamping fail on so many levels! I really botched the index finger.

I took the Konad Royal Purple polish and brushed in the bare spots to cover.  I decided I needed a distraction from the stamping fail so added a few white dots using Konad special white.

Decided I needed to add yet more white dots.

Added a little silver glitter using random striping polish and topped with SV.  The end result is OK too.  Not super fantastic...just OK.

Thanks to everyone who has entered the giveaway so far...I think the last time I checked, there were 265 entries.   But if you don't want to miss out, please make sure you go here!

Thanks for looking!


  1. I really like this combination! So pretty! :)

  2. I love the result. It looks really pretty!

  3. Very pretty! I love the white dots you added.

  4. Wow!! I love it!! It's amazing, really nice mani!!

  5. This is so beautiful! I love the colours and the stamping and particularly the dots you added. You always make your manicures that little bit extra special :-)

  6. I just love that color konad special polish! I wish there was a regular polish that color! This mani came out fine in the end-there's always dots and shimmer to cover flaws!

  7. Glad you found the SE kit! You know you can always ask me to be your personal shopper, too, if you can't find things--I'm in the stores all the time anyway. :)

  8. KarenD...thx for the offer; it is appreciated! I was sooo happy to see the last one hanging on the rack!

    It probably would have been cheaper for me to ask ya...not the money spent on gas...but the money dropped at Ulta, Walgreens, CVS, Kmart, Walmart, Rite Aid... :)


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