Saturday, April 6, 2013

Aqua Blue Nails

Continuing with blue nails for Autism Awareness month. 

I've had this mani saved in archives since late last was a mani I done using a polish I had picked up while back to school shopping with my daughter; she was shopping clothes, I was shopping nail polish!  Seen this cool coloured polish at Bootlegger so bought it; this was the mani I came up using it. 

Started with a base of two coats of unnamed Kismet polish.  Beautiful colour...horrible formula.  Streaky mess.  This polish had random grit in it, resulting in bumps throughout.  Urrggg.  So disappointing. 

I had to layer it with something to try to salvage it with one of a few polishes on hand as I was away for the added a coat of WnW Spontaneous Combustion and topped with SV.  I think the layering helped.  A bit.  I guess...

Decided to stamp it; I thought this turned out kinda stained glass...almost?  Maybe...(This mani was done around the time that my iPhone had to be reset and because I keep all my mani notes in it, the plate info was lost.  If I come across the plate info, I'll update the post.  Sorry.)

I'm not sure if you can tell, but I then fished out a few of the glitters from Spontaneous Combustion and used them to dot the centres of the flowers.  Topped with SV.

This was the big news I had back late summer when I had drafted this post...always a thrill to see see these type of milestones!  Even now to have over 1500 follows is if you're a new follower since then...or have been following for a while now.....thanks for stopping by and checking out my little blog!  I know I don't share much about my life....have no funny antidotes or clever writing to go along with my pix...and there are many times that my cuticles are less then stellar, hang nails are common, clean up not the best and sometimes the lighting is off...(I'm surprised I have any followers sometimes! lol!) blog is usually pretty minimal with just lots of pix of a mani from start to finish with some rambling in between (OK, I know I do tend to be a little wordy so probably lots of rambling in between is more accurate!) thanks for stopping by!

A surprise giveaway for anyone who has checked out the post this far!  Dashica has released some new plates and because I'm in a rambling mood, and to say thanks to everyone who happen to read this far, I'm placing an order of the new plates as they just previewed at Dashica this week. I'm going to do an impromptu giveaway right now for anyone who comments on this post only over the next 48 hours.  The prize will be your choice of 3 of the Dash plates (these are the small rectangular plates...and you can pick any three from no. 1 to 40 in case you want one of the previously released ones)...I'll add the winners 3 picks to my order; and will ship to you when I've received them from Dashica.  I'll cut off the entries 48 hours from the time I publish this post. You can see the plates here and just note in the comment section of this post your GFC follower name, your choice of the 3 Dash plates and an email address for contact purposes. Open internationally, see Giveaway Policy for any further details. This giveaway is sponsored by me! I will not be advertising this impromptu giveaway any place but here and there's no need to announce it on your blog, or on facebook, or start following me on pinterest or any other forum as there's no extra entries to be obtained, just one comment will be permitted for an entry. This is simply a thank you for those that regularly take the time to check out my blog! I do appreciate it!

Have a great weekend.....and thanks for looking!


  1. Very pretty, loving the effect of the flower stamping over the glitter! It's so cute :)

  2. Cute plates, I think my favourites are 25, 37 and 18 :) My gfc is Emilia, and my email is

  3. I like 12, 15 and 20 :)
    gfc name is tamit24

    this blue design is stunning- a perfect combo.

  4. I love the colour of the base polish - shame it was difficult to work with. It looks super with the glitter and stamping though!

    I had a look at the plates; 5,27 and 37 are my favourites :) My gfc is UKNailRunner and email is It's so sweet of you to offer a giveaway!

  5. Wow, what a pretty mani. I'm loving this minty shade

  6. Your nails look amazing... They do resemble stained glass. Beautiful work. Nice save.
    I have been a follower for long but do not comment. It's okay if you do not share your personal life with us. Everyone has their right to privacy. I come here for your super stamping skills and that's all that matters :)
    My GFC is Indian Lacquerade. My email is The plates I like are 11, 30 and 37. Thanks for the sweet and surprising giveaway!

  7. I think I have to look up what EXACTLY is on plate 37 as it seems popular! lol!

  8. I actually follow by bloglovin' but have added myself to your gfc as well. My name is ManisbyMoore. My email address is The plates I love is 37,2 and 8. I have never heard of these plates so I would love to try them!

  9. OH wow, stunning how the stamping really compliments the glitter!

  10. I love how this turned out! I just recently bought a similar shade so you just gave me inspiration. :)
    My name is menyus and I love the plates 21, 26 and 30.
    My email is

  11. My gfc is Sera and my email is I would love plates 20, 26, 37. thanks for the giveaway!!

  12. This mani totally caught my eye on the thumbnail.
    I LOVE plate 17, and also 6 and 35.
    My GFC is Mary @ The Nail Affair and my email is!

  13. There are a lot of nice stamps. I picked 12, 27, and 5. I have GFC as Cin O, but I don't know how to use it so I follow you on Bloglovin'. E mail is

  14. I love the colour of that polish! Too bad it was a crappy formula.
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway! My GFC is Chantal Halley and email is chantalscorner(a)
    My 3 plates would be 9, 22 and 40.

  15. GFC name: Zachy Perez, Plates: 25, 26, 20, Email: .....Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. I've been swooning over your plate collection for such a long time! Always coming back to see what you've created! Love your blog!

    I follow your blog as Crystal D'Auria and my email is

    Thanks for doing this giveaway! So generous of you!

  17. Awesome giveaway!
    I've thought about making an order lately myself!

    25, 26 and 32 are my picks :)
    Thanks so much for the chance!!!

  18. GCF: Tsuki
    Plates: 9, 18 & 26

    Thank you for this giveaway ^_^

  19. I love your blog with all the flaws you mentioned! Makes what you seem obtainable for the average nail freak. Human hands, not just perfect model hands.

  20. Very beautiful manicure!

    GFC: zebra-nails
    Plates: 21, 33, 34

  21. Awesome
    GFC Veronica Wolfe
    I like these 3
    dash 3
    dash 13
    dash 37

  22. Also i did see a dashica plate that sorta looked like that design plate 10

  23. Love the design and your work. Thank for the giveaway.
    Plates 21,25,31

  24. Thank you for the surprise giveaway. :)

    michellelee1111 (at) gmail (dot) com
    I'd love plates 9, 16, and 37. Thanks!

  25. Hello,
    GFC evamariabs
    plates 6, 11 and 16
    thanks for all

  26. GORGEOUS!!!!! I think I missed the cutoff time (darn you work lol) but I had to comment on this mani!!! OMG it is so so pretty

  27. Would love to win !!!I don't know if mine will be in.... :(
    Marcia santos

  28. Giveaway closed! Thanks everyone...a winner will be chosen soon!

  29. It's too bad that base color is a PITA. It's gorgeous! I'll need to check out Shirley's new plates- but I just bought all ten of cheeks jumbo plates and pueens new set comes out the end of this month! Yikes! Guess I need to get my ass back posting eh?


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