NOTD: Mint and Blue Flowers

Who’s obsessed with stamping plates?

*Raises stamped mani-ed hand*

Glad we got that sorted out, guys.

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But seriously, how can you not love them, when they give you such fancy nails as these? I find clean up is even pretty easy with stamping plates cause the layer of polish that’s on your fingers is so thin.

Polishes used:

Color Club- Breakfast at…

Sephora- My Favorite Jeans

Seche clear and vite

BM-XL06 stamping plate

I only own 2 stamping plates, so definitely need to get more, but for the time being…

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NOTD: Who has patience for striping tape?!

Hey everyone!

Life is super overwhelming right now. It’s only a few days before we fly out, bags are half put together (I might do a post on that, maybe), and we’re trying to get in all the visiting and such done while we still have a chance.

To destress I took a bit of me time to recreate a mani I found on reddit (album here, no idea who posted it, sorry!) a striping tape intensive checkered look.

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Holy hell, striping tape is a lot of work! I’m really proud of how these turned out though. I wanted the colours to be random so I didn’t pay much attention to where I was painting, and I think the overall effect is great.

Polishes used:

OPI- Skull and Glossbones (Let me tell you a story. I have yearned over this polish for YEARS, and someone online found it in a destash lot online for $15! and sent me the link. Turns out I had an almost dupe of it, but I don’t care. It’s perfect and I love it)

Deborah Lippmann- Party Girl (also from the destash lot)

Formula X- Private

And of course, Seche clear and vite.

Who’s dared a striping tape mani? They’re not hard so much as they’re time consuming, but it was nice to sit down and take some me time for a few hours as I did this. And I’m also proud to say, my dominant hand looks just as good (although the squares are a bit bigger ;P)