Hello again!! First off, have you entered the giveaways I’m either hosting or a part of yet? If not you can enter here, here, and here. That’s a lot of polish you could win; don’t miss out! Go on. I’ll wait. Done? Okay, onto the nail art!
I really wanted something simple but eye-catching so I started with a base of OPI The Spy Who Loved Me. This polish was a Christmas gift last year but red is always in season around Christmas.
To complete this mani, and add just a little more of a Christmas-y touch, I used my new-found stamping skills and added some candy cane stripes in white. This was done using the Born Pretty Store stamping plate M65. If you’ll remember I used this stamping plate before to create my Elegant Border Nails. You can buy this stamping plate right now for $2.99. As always feel free to use MLE10W21 for 10% off your BPS orders.
If you don’t have and don’t want to buy this stamping plate you can always draw the stripes on freehand, use a base coat of white and put down some striping tape before painting on your red, peeling up the striping tape after … or just use the striping tape itself to create the stripes! All it takes is a little imagination!
I used 2 coats of And To All A Good-Night from my 'Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection. I put down a layer of top coat and then sponged the tips with basic white. Another layer of top coat and then came the attempt at stamping. You’ve all seen my previous stamping disasters so I went into this with a cringe on my face. But I read somewhere that you should file the gel bit of your stamper before you use it the first time. Well, I never did this … didn’t know you should, but I figured why not? What’s the worst that could happen? The filing could ruin it but it was of no use to me now so worth a shot right? I’m guessing since this attempt at stamping was a roaring success that this does help!
I used my Born Pretty Store stamping plate QA19. I’m pretty sure I received this free last year, just after Christmas, when they did a flash sale/giveaway thing. You can buy it right now for only $0.99! If you’d like to buy this stamping plate or anything else from their site you can always use my 10% off code: MLE10W21.I only had a small amount of trouble with the tree, and that was all my own fault … I didn’t roll the stamper enough on my nail and the tip of the tree didn’t stamp. I had to attempt to line it up so it’s just a little lopsided. And I did loose a line or two on the house; I don’t think you can really tell though.
But overall, I really couldn’t be happier. I’m already dreaming of buying some more stamping plates and seeing what other quick and easy designs I can come up with. I don’t have time anymore for full out nail art, but I should have time for stamping. :)
My holiday collection, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, is now available. This can be bought as a full collection, a pick 6, or individual bottles in full or mini bottles. This collection also comes with optional holiday scents - candy cane, gingerbread, spiced cranberry, eggnog, hot cocoa, pumpkin pie spice and the limited edition Christmas tree scent available only for Happy Christmas To All.
My Christmas polishes, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Collection, are now available for pre-order. Pre-ordering ends midnight EST 11/29.
FULL RELEASE: DECEMBER 1ST
*Receive a free limited edition polish, Holly Jolly (shown), with orders of the Christmas polishes (the full collection or the Pick 6) in full size bottles. Orders of the full size Pick 6 will get a mini bottle; orders of the full collection will receive a full size bottle!
Like I could let the Doctor Who 50th anniversary pass without releasing a Doctor Who inspired polish! Leave The Brakes On is an absolutely stunning Tardis blue holographic polish.
This polish was inspired by the episode Time of Angels and River pointing out that the Tardis isn’t supposed to make that infamous noise; the Doctor just leaves the brakes on!
Visit my shop to see more swatches of this polish and to see what else I have to offer.
While adding a new review system to my shop I decided to spruce up my layout. In celebration you can now take 10% off any order of $10 or more with the code NEWLAYOUT. This sale ends 10am EST November 18th.
I want to announce tomorrow’s (11/12) release of my memorial polish (created in loving memory of my bonus-dad) plus the surprise release of what I’m calling The Remembrance Duo. This duo will give you the chance to own not only Butterflies and Broken Hearts but a never released before teal holographic - Teal We Meet Again! As part of this duo will be the only time you will be able to own this stunning holographic beauty! And can I just say these polishes look amazing together?
*Currently I have a small supply of both polishes, but I have the supplies to make more on the way so don’t panic if these sell out! Once I receive my supplies they will be back!! Also, all proceeds from these polishes will go to my mom to help her pay bills and funeral costs.
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