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weekly nail

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Supplies used;
L'Oreal Safari Chic
Zoya Dree
Seche Vite as a top coat.
Nail stickers (blogged about here // bought from here)

Still lovin' those nail stickers, clearly seeing as I haven't done any nail designs without since discovering them. I think this one might be my favorite, the little zig zags. It was definitely something I could do with tape but it's so much faster and easier with these.

The L'Oreal color was used as a base and then I applied the sticker and painted the Zoya color. As you might be able to tell it changed colors! It happens sometimes when painting colors on top of other colors but I really have the most problems with it happening when I'm using a shade of green. Sometimes it's really annoying but in this case I really ended up liking it.

Hope you're having an awesome weekend!
xoxo

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  1. That looks really cool! I'm definitely digging the zigzags!

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com

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  2. Gorgeous! I wish I had some nail stickers - where do you purchase yours from? How much are they, about?

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    1. Angie, there is a link right up in the post. ;)

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  3. I've tried doing the nifty nails with little stickers for masking off sections, but perhaps I'm just really impatient, I don't know. BUT it took forever between steps, is there something I don't know about getting nail polish to dry faster? Everytime I got them good, I'd smudge them or mess them up, because I had to do something....perhaps this has something to do with having kids....???
    Please share how long it takes you to do this, and how long you wait between steps, and what on earth do you whilst waiting?

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    1. Nettie, honestly, I normally do them in two days. Most days I paint my nails in the evening while we watch TV before bed. I put on the base coat and let dry completely before going to sleep then the next night while watching TV I finish the design. This way there is no rush to finish and no risk of smudging and ruining my work.

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    2. I'm glad I saw this answer, because I've found it easier to do them in two days as well! Otherwise I mess em up :(

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    3. Most excellent.....I keep seeing all these amazing nails all over the web, but thought perhaps I was missing something, or I was just not up to the task. Thank you for the tips.....I think it will work much better, if I just take a bit more time....say, two days. duh.

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  4. pretty, love the color combination

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  5. I was about to say, I've never seen a color like that! I love how it tinted the color a little differently, it looks great! I'm loving these stickers too, still getting used to perfecting my skills but I did such a good job on my last attempt, just using the french manicure sticker, and doing clear base coat and really wide teal tips, ohhh I'm in love with my nails and I smile when I see them! :)

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    1. That sounds really cute! I love colorful tips!

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  6. First I thought that you mixed colors but than when I read it you have mentioned that it changed so than I knew. I love how it turned out!

    http://chamomiledealer.blogspot.com/

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  7. Really cool- but the colors look so different from the bottles to your nails- wow! Is it the layering of polish? Really love how they look applied nonetheless :)

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  8. Oooh that's so neat! I bought some of the nail stickers last week on your recommendation... so looking forward to getting them!

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  9. Lookin' Snazzy! I wondered why the colours were so different from the bottles. Overlapping colours yield awesomely unexpected results :D And man oh man have I ever got to get me some nail stickers. :D

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  10. I really like these. Im not a fan of bright garish nails but I do like mine paited so I usually do 'em black but this seems like a cool alternative. Plus green is my fave colour!

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  11. I was going to ask the same thing as Nettie! I was so excited for the nail stickers and ordered them... but then figured I was doing something wrong b/c I'd put the nail stickers on after I thought my nails were completely dry... but then when I took them off, they'd always peel off or mess up the base layer! I'll definitely try the 24hr in between thing... that should work for sure! yay!! <3

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  12. I picked up some of these off eBay and now I'm totally addicted too! They're so much fun and so easy compared to using tape. And the designs you can create are endless! Thanks for recommending them on your blog and providing the seller info.

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  13. I love them! I think doing this with blue and pink might look super pretty! I will try it!

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