Sunday, August 15, 2010

Summery yellow!

 
Hi all!
I decided last week that I needed something summery to do with my nails.  We just came out of June gloom here in LA, so I needed something to go with the boatloads of sunshine.  That, and I had just gotten back from my trip to visit my mom in AZ.  When I was in AZ, I stumbled upon some nail decals at the 99 Cent Store.  I'm not one to pass up nail supplies, let alone 99 cent ones, so I, of course, bought them.  I liked how these nails turned out, but the decals were a bitch to remove!  They literally would NOT be swayed by my various nail polish removers.  I had to pick these off, and luckily that didn't cause my nails to chip!  After that, I had to remove the polish that was still stuck from underneath the nails.  I'm probably complaining more than necessary, as this wasn't THAT big an issue, just a small nuisance.
 
AAAAANYWAY, here's my method for using nail decal stickers.  There may be a better way that keeps them on longer or there may be some different tricks to using them - if someone knows any, please share!
 

What you need:
*Base and Top coat
*Nail polish color
*Nail decal stickers
*Tweezers, or some other item that makes picking tiny things up easy

How you do it:
*Apply your basecoat and let dry.
*Apply 2 coats of your nail polish and let dry.
*Very carefully, grab your tweezers.
*Very carefully, use the tweezers to loosen the sticker from the sheet and pick it up.
*Using the tweezers to center in on the location where you want to place the sticker, gently place the sticker on your nail.
*With a pointy part of the tweezers, you can lightly press the sticker until it is fully attached to the nail.
*Apply your top coat and let it dry.
*Voila!  Fabulous nails!


Hope this is somewhat helpful to someone!

On another note, I'm going to really try to carry around and use a real camera for my pics in the future.  My phone pictures are just so low quality.  I generally try to mess with them a little in Photoshop to make them look better, but even that doesn't help all the time.  I hope you guys can bear with them at the moment at least! :)

XXOO,
Steph

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Summery yellow!

 
Hi all!
I decided last week that I needed something summery to do with my nails.  We just came out of June gloom here in LA, so I needed something to go with the boatloads of sunshine.  That, and I had just gotten back from my trip to visit my mom in AZ.  When I was in AZ, I stumbled upon some nail decals at the 99 Cent Store.  I'm not one to pass up nail supplies, let alone 99 cent ones, so I, of course, bought them.  I liked how these nails turned out, but the decals were a bitch to remove!  They literally would NOT be swayed by my various nail polish removers.  I had to pick these off, and luckily that didn't cause my nails to chip!  After that, I had to remove the polish that was still stuck from underneath the nails.  I'm probably complaining more than necessary, as this wasn't THAT big an issue, just a small nuisance.
 
AAAAANYWAY, here's my method for using nail decal stickers.  There may be a better way that keeps them on longer or there may be some different tricks to using them - if someone knows any, please share!
 

What you need:
*Base and Top coat
*Nail polish color
*Nail decal stickers
*Tweezers, or some other item that makes picking tiny things up easy

How you do it:
*Apply your basecoat and let dry.
*Apply 2 coats of your nail polish and let dry.
*Very carefully, grab your tweezers.
*Very carefully, use the tweezers to loosen the sticker from the sheet and pick it up.
*Using the tweezers to center in on the location where you want to place the sticker, gently place the sticker on your nail.
*With a pointy part of the tweezers, you can lightly press the sticker until it is fully attached to the nail.
*Apply your top coat and let it dry.
*Voila!  Fabulous nails!


Hope this is somewhat helpful to someone!

On another note, I'm going to really try to carry around and use a real camera for my pics in the future.  My phone pictures are just so low quality.  I generally try to mess with them a little in Photoshop to make them look better, but even that doesn't help all the time.  I hope you guys can bear with them at the moment at least! :)

XXOO,
Steph

6 comments:

  1. Love how you play with color and texture!

    ReplyDelete
  2. love this manicure!

    Follow me and ill follow you!
    http://toesthattwinkle.blogspot.com/
    (i just started and could use some followers!)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi, I came to know your blog, loved, congratulations on your corner and lots of success here!
    I'm following your blog now!

    I invite you to meet my Blog and if you like and can also follow my blog...you will be very welcome, feel at home!

    Oh, there's a translator at the end of my page blog, I hope to see you there! :)

    http://umamulherbemvestida.blogspot.com

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    Those businеѕs arе thе objectives that you wοuld liκe tо make monеy
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    I wasn't sure what reaction to expect but the customers concern is much more likely to be ones that are made on a bookkeeping spreadsheet.

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