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Saturday, August 24, 2013

I'm a Stud

HEHEHE. I just had to do a silly title.  I'm on my third post  and am getting a little silly and tired!  I'm trying to get a week's worth of posts ready to go, just in case something happens I don't have to worry about things.  I normally do this and it makes me feel less stressed when I know my blog is caught up.

Now since this is posting on Friday and I haven't lived the week yet, I have no stories to tell.  What I do know is that I got my hair done and my hairdresser said that the next time she sees me my vacation will have come and gone.  Five weeks from now my vacation will have been lived and over with.  YIKES.  Yes I am very excited that the time is coming for me to go to my very happy place and fish, but I had no idea it was coming this quickly.  I need to figure out how many bottles of polish to bring to do my niece's nails.

Let me tell you, she's fishing like I was at her age and I think it's awesome.  She's six and the cutest thing ever.  I hope to be her favorite aunt.

Anywho, I got some new plates in from MoYou and she sent me some studs to play with.  I have yet to try studs and I thought that sounded like a very cool thing to try. I had also seen a very pretty mani on Instagram and thought I could put my spin on it.

It didn't turn out as well as hers, but not quite a fail in my book.  I'll let you decide.

Here is the silly bottle shot.


This is OPI Eurso Euro, Orly Au Champagne, Bettina Vanity and Lime Crime Pastelchio.

I started with a mani using the Orly and the Bettina.  Unfortunately, these two colors are so similar it's hard to tell them apart.  The mani I was replicating used a nice pink and a very pretty gray.  I realized I own ONLY ONE gray polish.  WTF? I must ask her what she used because it's so pretty.

Here are the starting shots.

Sun

Indoor Sun

Sun

Indoor Sun
This Orly is my all time favorite white.  It just sparkles and I love it.  I did have to file my nails down for the first time in months!  Yes once again, I tried to get them square, but my eyes must be stupid, because looking at these pictures, they still aren't square!  I had to file them because I broke the ring finger.  It was my first time using a glass file as well.  I really liked that!

Now again, I forgot to take step pictures.  I promise to do better.  Here's what I did.  I placed striping tape on two fingers and added the blue on top of the white to have half and half nails.  I added dots of the opposite colors.  I attempted my first time at making flowers-huge fail there and then placed studs across the half and half nail line.

I know, I should have taken pictures!  Here are the results.

Sun

Indoor Sun

Ott Lite

Sun

Indoor Sun

Close Up

Macro
The mani I was replicating was way prettier than mine.  The two colors she picked contrasted better, plus her flowers looked like flowers.  What I did was dot the dark blue and white on top of each other and used a toothpick to swirl.  Then I added the green leaves.  Obviously, I need to look up a rose tutorial before I attempt that again! If you cross your eyes and look from far away, they might pass as flowers!

The studs are awesome!  I love these.  They do make my nails feel funny and I keep thinking I have something on my nails, but I'm going to definitely use them again! Thank you to MoYou for letting me try out your studs.  I love them!

What do you think?  Fail or not?

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


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