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Oil Slick Nails September 23, 2011

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Today I just bring you something pretty. I call it “Oil Slick Nails” I started with a CND base coat of Tough then three thin coats of Borghese polish in B365 Euro Green which is a gorgeous dark olive color. I then topped it with two coats of Kleancolor 236 Chunky Holo Black and a coat of Seche Vite. Even on my nubbs of nails it is so pretty I just want to stare at my hands all day! 

Its really hard to show all the facets of this color so there are TONS of photos if you click MORE.



Born pretty plate review August 28, 2011

Filed under: Makup,Review — slagoon @ 9:43 pm
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20110828-224237.jpg I am by no means a professional nail artist, nor am I even “good” but I am playing and learning. Today was the Boeing Classic golf tournament and I was a volunteer. Our uniform was a dark sky blue so I used my Essie polish and did French tips with matte and gloss but by the time I got home the matte had turned to a satin finish. I decided to try one of my stamps from the borne pretty store. I thought that the argyle would look awesome in white over the blue. As you can see the results were neat. I am still not great at stamping, but at least you can tell that it is argyle (the ring finger is silver crackle).

The born pretty plate is supposedly a clone of the Konad plate. The etching is good and complete and has full size patterns. The argyle pattern is very pretty and nicely sophisticated. It is not very expensive and I would highly recommend getting them if you are interested in stamping.


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Opi Designer Series – Magic August 20, 2011

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If you like nail polish you definitely would know of Opi – even if you’d never used it.  I’ve learned lately that I don’t pick or bite my nails when they have polish on them – so in hopes of them growing out nice in time for the cruise I have been expanding my polish collection. My latest snag was one of the Opi Designer Series- Magic. Magic is the newest shade (along with Radiance) to the collection. It is a sapphire/cobalt blue. It has purple and blue micro glitter in it. If you are looking for something to compare it to, the blue on “smart water” bottles is the same color. It goes on quite transparent for the first coat. I was concerned that I missed that it was intended as a finishing coat or something. The second coat helped a lot, and a 3rd coat made it completely opaque.