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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Green Ivy w/Dark Tips

I'm really happy with how this mani turned out, but if I did it over, I think it might have been nice to use more of the dark glitter colour and move the pattern up a bit.

I used Sally Hansen in "Going Green" which I love. It has a slight shimmer and is the perfect bright green.  The tip is Finger Paints "Evergreen Dream" which is a deep dark green microglitter from a few collections ago. 

The stamping design is done with Konad Special White from IP m62.

Hope you enjoyed this post and have a great week!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Spritz Cookies

Okay, so I know this isn't a baking blog, but I wanted to post a few pics of the cookies I made with my sons this week. I saw an ad for the Wilton Pro Ultra II Cookie Press in my local Bed, Bath and Beyond flyer and it looked so cool. (Check out the video at the Wilton link to see exactly how it works.)

So I clipped the 20% off coupon and went out to buy one. I followed the recipe that came with it and whipped up some dough, and then had a blast squeezing out cookies of various shapes and decorating them.

Check out the yummy and cute results:

Then we added some blue food dye....

One batch of the dough made tons of cookies and we had tons of fun cranking them out and sharing them with our family and friends.

Hope you are having a great weekend!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Hot Colours Konadicure

Here is my latest konadicure. Sorry it's been so long since I posted but my last manicure was just plain blue, and a colour I've already posted.

I started with a coat of Orly "Bonder" - my absolute fave base coat! Then I painted my whole nail in "Cerise" - a bright pink Sally Hansen polish. Then I added a triangular shaped area in Finger Paints "Tangerine Tint" to line up with the leopard print area of plate m78.  I stamped the design in Special Black and added Seche Vite t.c. to seal the deal.

Thanks for looking! Please leave me your comments!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Savvy "Gotcha Grape"

Here's what I ended up wearing for the first day of school cuz my last mani got a big chip right before I went to bed, and then I couldn't bear starting the year with a busted up manicure!
Orly Bonder b.c.
Savvy "Gotcha Grape" 2 coats
m78 in Konad Special White
Seche Vite t.c.

The base colour is a bit sheer/streaky, but it turned out okay. I decided not to stamp all the nails because: a) I wanted to see more of the purple than the pattern left showing and b) it was getting really late and I needed sleep.

Hope all you students and teachers had a great first day back at school!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Pink & Purple Zebra

Hey guys,
here's another mani/pedi with a gradient background and animal print over top. I'm going to a party tonight and can't wait to rock this wild design.  It'll liven up my basic black dress.

I did the stamping with a dark purple special Konad polish - can you tell?

Hope everyone has a great long weekend...can't believe I am going back to work (school) in a few days!!!!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Vacation Mani/Pedi

Sorry it's been soooo long since I posted. We took the kids to Orlando to see all of the Disney Parks, Water Parks and Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure. That was such an incredible vacation - my first time there too! Anyhow, here is the mani/pedi I wore. It got lots of attention, and I really loved it, but I only took pics after wearing it for over a week, so pardon some chips and tip wear!

This design was inspired by many of my fellow bloggers who have been doing similar konadicures.  I layered a few polishes to get a gradation from lime green to bright blue. Then I used the popular leopard print plate in Konad Special Black to get the pattern on top. I just can't believe I'm still flexible enough to manage to do that on my toes too! Ha ha ha....

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