May 31, 2014

Let's Have A Giveaway!

Hi there! I've decided it's time for my 1st giveaway. Why you ask? Because you guys ROCK! My blog has been around just shy of 2 months now and nearly 450 of you have chosen to follow me in one the various ways available. I am humbled, thrilled and completely blown away. Thank you all so very much!

There are no sponsors involved in this giveaway. Instead I put together a prize that includes "a few of my favorite things":

OPI Little Bits of Neon - Set of 6 mini polishes
OPI Brazil Collection Beach Sandies - Set of 4 mini textured polishes
Colors by Llarowe "It's Shocking" pink polish featured in "Caviar Anyone?"
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat .5oz
MoYou London Kitty 11 plate - with designs featured in "Birds of a Feather"

 I've tried to make entry as easy as possible and not require you to do a zillion things. I wish you all the best of luck and look forward to announcing the winner in a few weeks!


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May 29, 2014

Splatters: Stamped Nail Art + Video Tutorial

Hello Lovelies! I have a really fun nail art design that I am excited to share with you today. It was created for Day 27 of the MoYou London 10K Challenge and the theme was "Colours". This is the design my Mundo de Unas polishes were made to do! Here we go...
Main image for Splatters nail art design.

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May 28, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London TOURIST Collection Expansion!

Hello Nail Artists! It's that day of the week again when we find out how much we'll be spending at the MoYou London website on Friday. This week they will be adding 4 more plates to the Tourist Collection. I must say that Kira (the namesake for this collection) has been a busy little globetrotter as this is the second expansion to this set this month.
 
MoYou London Tourist Collection expasion 5-30-14
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Know THIS Part II: Techniques to Make Stamping Work!

Thanks for stopping by! This article was updated recently to include more content, the newest techniques and HD Video.


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May 27, 2014

Harmony: Stamping Decal Design 3 Ways

Hello Nail Artists! I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday weekend! I was busy doing my nails for this MoYou London 10K Challenge, but what else is new? Today I bring you "Harmony" which I created for Day 18: Song. I finished this design with 3 different toppers and I'm curious which one you will like best.

Main image showing all 3 Harmony designs.
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May 24, 2014

Birds of a Feather Stamped Nail Art Design

Hello Nail Artists! Today I have another manicure that I created for MoYou London's 10K Nail Art Challenge. I know, big surprise. This one was for Day 20 and the theme was "Cute". I used the theme as an opportunity to honor my two black fur babies.
Main image of Birds of a Feather manicure.
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May 21, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London BRIDAL Collection Expansion

Hello Fellow Stampers! As MoYou London promised when they launched the new Bridal Collection last week they will be adding 3 more plates on Friday. DHL just interrupted this post to deliver the order I placed last Friday for Bridal 06 and 07 and I must say that the lace is just gorgeous! I can't wait to do a manicure with them. OK, deep breath. Let me put those plates aside and get back on track. Here they are:
 
MoYou London Bridal Collection expansion 5-23-14
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May 20, 2014

A Love Story: A Skittle Nail Art Design

Hello Nail Artists! I have another manicure to share with you today that was created for the MoYou London 10K Nail Art Challenge. I was originally hoping to create a lot more entries for this contest. But I have decided not to stress quantity and focus more on creating quality designs for the themes that really inspire me. This manicure was created for Day 15 and the theme was "Love". I give you A Love Story...
Main image for A Love Story manicure.

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May 18, 2014

Caviar Anyone? Skittlette Nail Art Design

Hello Lovelies! A few days ago I received a serious nail mail shipment. You know the kind: polish and stamping plates all at once, almost like all the vendors coordinated their shipping efforts. I've decided that when this happens I am supposed to create a manicure using some of the items I received. And here's what I came up with:

Main image of Caviar Anyone nail art design.

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May 15, 2014

Life's A Beach Skittle Nail Art Design

Greetings Nail Artists! Today's manicure was created for the MoYou London 10K Nail Art Challenge, which I haven't participated in nearly as many days as I had hoped. It's Day 13 of the contest (and only my 3rd entry) and the theme is Childhood. I reflected on my childhood memories and narrowed my choices down to two things I really loved: seeing the animals at the zoo or circus and long summer days at the beach. And the winner is:
Main photo for Life's A Beach manicure. 
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May 14, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London BRIDAL Collection Launches!

Calling all Summer Brides! MoYou London has something special in store for your wedding day nails! This Friday they will be releasing the brand new Bridal Collection, beginning with 4 plates this week and 3 additional plates next Friday. Let's take a look.

MoYou London releases Bridal Collection 5-16-14
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May 12, 2014

Pretty In Pink: Mom's Skittlette Nail Art Design

Hello everyone! I hope all of you had a nice weekend and all you Mommy's out there had an extra special day yesterday. My fur babies neglected to get me anything, but they were sure to provide lots of cuddling and unconditional love. Today I thought I would share the nail art I did on my Mom's nails for Mother's Day. She was pretty specific about what she wanted: pink polish, roses and some bling. Mission accomplished!
Main image of Pretty in Pink manicure.

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May 10, 2014

A Mother's Loves: Quad Stamped Skittle Design

Hello nail artists! I hope your weekend is off to a great start! Today I am sharing a manicure created to celebrate my Mom and best friend on Mother's Day with a few of her favorite things. Purple and pink; sparkly jewelry, gems and pearls; girly textures; and gorgeous roses fresh from her garden. My Nail Update group on Facebook and the Nailpolis Museum are both having Mother's Day nail art challenges and I plan to enter this design.

Main pictures of "A Mother's Loves" manicure.

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May 8, 2014

Nail News! MoYou London TOURIST Collection Expansion!

Hello! Wow time is flying by! Here we are again on my favorite day of the week. The day that MoYou London gives us a peek at the new plates they will be releasing on Friday. This week they will be adding 4 new plates to the Tourist Collection, which features the best trends from places all over the world.
 
MoYou London Tourist Collection expansion 5-9-14

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May 7, 2014

Ladybugs Skittlette Nail Art Design

Hello Nail Artists! It's hump day again, half way to the weekend. Today's manicure was created for the MoYou London 10K Nail Art Contest. Are you participating too? You don't have to do all 31 manicures so it's not too late to start! The details are available on their Instagram page but, in a nutshell, there is a different theme for each day and 3 lucky winners will be chosen to receive 6 plates, 3 polishes, a stamp and scraper. And you can enter as many times as you'd like, but you can only win once. "Red" is the theme for today, Day 7, and red roses immediately popped into my head. But I want to save the roses for a special manicure to honor my Mom, so I decided to use these cute little ladybugs instead.

Main picture of Ladybugs nail art design.

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May 6, 2014

Skulls and Bows Skittle Nail Art Design

Hello Nail Artists! I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I have something a little different for you today. The theme for this week's challenge in my Adventures in Stamping Group on Facebook is "BadA$$ Mani". That was all the inspiration I needed to get a couple edgy nail art designs out of my head and onto my nails. Here we go...

Main image of Skulls n Bows manicure
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Cattitude: A Gradient Skittlette Nail Art Design

Hello Nail Artists! I hope you all had a nice weekend. The weather was beautiful here in Albuquerque and I got to enjoy a little of it dining al fresco when I wasn't working on new manicures. Have you heard about the contest MoYou London is running for the entire month of May to celebrate reaching 10K followers? All the details are available on their Instagram page but, in a nutshell. there is a different theme for each day and 3 lucky winners will be chosen to receive 6 plates, 3 polishes, a stamp and scraper. You don't have to do EVERY theme to be entered to win...pheew! And you can enter as many times as you'd like, but you can only win once. "Animal Print" was the theme for Day 3 and here is my submission:


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May 1, 2014

Every Rose Has Its Thorn: Stamped Nail Art Design

Hey Ladies! So I promised, or warned you, I am in a BadA$$ manicure mood this week. And I may be dating myself some by naming this one after an 80's "hair" band song, but I just couldn't help myself. I have wanted to do this manicure since I first laid eyes on this plate on the Messy Mansion website so, without further delay, here it is...
Main image of Every Rose Has It's Thorn manicure.

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