Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Warning Nubs Ahead

I warned you last post that the nubs were a coming.  Hope you're prepared for it.  My bestie Sarah at Spellbinding Nails insisted that I get the new Red Angel set of plates when I was ordering a set to send to her.  I have an issue with Red Angel since their debut set of plates were so popular and then they changed up the design on a couple of plates.  Who does that?

So I was skeptical and remain so.  Am thinking this just isn't the company for me.  I realized all I've used the past few posts was my DRK-C plate-which rocks! But it was time to crack open some new plates. I had one in mind that I wanted to use, but realized the pattern wouldn't fit enough on my nubs for you to get what it is.  So that pattern will have to wait for my nails to grow.

I had told you that I bought only three nail polish when I went to the new Ulta near my house. I wanted to show off one of those today.

Here is the silly bottle shot for today.


This is Nails Inc Savoy Hill and OPI The Spy Who Loved Me.  I had big plans for these two colors.  Alas, my plans changed.  Sometimes the greatest ideas fail!

I started with the Spy and an accent of Savoy.  Spy is a gorgeous glass fleck red while Savoy reminds me of Elevation Polish Arches-the burnt orange cream I love so much.  I thought the two textures would play well together.  In reality, they are kind of similar. Here are the starting shots.

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Oh My Eyes!!! THE NUBS!  HEHE!  Aren't we all a little silly when it comes to our nails? We think the nubs are the worst thing in the world.  In reality, unpolished unkempt nails are.  You can really make nubs beautiful!  I'm not one who likes the super long nails anyway.

Plus I must complain that I HATE OPI's brush.  It is way too big for my little nails.  It just flooded my cuticles and made a huge stained mess when I tried to do my clean up.

These colors kind of look the same don't they? Oh well, it's the thought that counts.  I next stamped with Sally Hansen Whirlwind White because when I did my normal opposite color, it just blended in.  I used my new Red Angel plate RA202. For those of you out there who have yet to try Red Angel-their designs are perfect for nubs in that they are smaller than the other companies out there.

Here is that step.

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Pretty cool right?  Here's where I ruined it and made it a huge fail.  I added a layer of Northern Lights Holographic topcoat and smeared the hell out of it.  I ended with my normal funky.  Here are the results.

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This was my first time using that Northern Lights and did not realize it would smear my design this badly.  I am used to my Seche and it's thick goodness.  Now that I know, I will be more careful using it next time because I am loving the little holo flecks of goodness.

See nubs can be beautiful too! Hopefully this work week will be way better than last week.  Especially since I am only working two days then have five days off!  WOOHOO! Got to get my big bad blog sale set up for you!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?

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