Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Practice Makes Perfect....I Hope!

A few days ago, I did my nails before heading to work because I had worked very late night the evening before. I was wearing a sweater that is gray with black and teal stripes and it gave me inspiration for this mani. Here's what I came up with.....please forgive my vinyl handiwork; it's still a work in progress!

Started with a base of two coats of Zoya Carey, no top coat.

Topped with Girly Bits What a Rush QD TC before stamping and vinyls.

Stamped using Marianne Nails n.95.  Applied nail vinyls from vinyl boutique, then layered on top using Ciate Headliner and Funky Fingers Dark Knight.  Messed up everything horribly; I had only wanted to do the ring finger as an accent but before I knew it, I had stamped it.  To salvage the mani, I did stripes on two of the non stamped nails but didn't really have the time to do something that needed so much time and attention so kind rushed them.  Plus this is my second time using these; hopefully sometime soon, I'll get better at this. They look OK IRL but a disaster in the pix lol!

Marianne Nails n.95

Top coated with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC, not the best application of it as it kinda blobbed and bubbled.

I thought that the nails needed a little extra something something; added gold nail art balls to accent.  These are quite high; I'm usually not a fan of anything on my nail that is raised because it gets caught up in everything, but these didn't bother me at all.  I guess because they are rounded they don't snag on clothing and hair!

These nail art stones were provided for review from Lady Queen Beauty; they are available here.  They are  mixed wheel of five different sizes in gold and silver; lots of selection size wise when you don't know what will look best with your design!

NA0644 Nail Wheel and other nail art related products are currently available as part of their Flash Sale for $0.99!  LadyQueen Beauty has a wide assortment of nail art products and other beauty supplies; for further savings, use code NYLC15 for a 15% discount!

I'm not going to give up on these nail vinyls as I love the look of them; I will master their application (I hope lol!)  If I gave up so easy, there would be no stamping on my nails; there was quite a bit of trial and error back in the day when I first started stamping; I had to practise for days on paper to get an image to transfer fully and even know, it's still a work in progress learning new techniques, applying images where you want them to do, straight, etc. and even now, I mess up on a regular basis!  But practise I did and I hope to get these vinyls sometime soon too with more practise!

Thanks for looking!

**Please note that these nail art balls were offered for review from LadyQueen Beauty.  See disclosure policy for details.


  1. I love the contrast between the stamped and striped nails really nice!


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