Thank you so much for your patience. This post is long overdue, and I truly apologize for my absence. As the title indicates, I have been "frozen" - not literally, but I have really been finding it difficult to function as a normal human being these last few weeks. Pah, enough grumbling...it's a brand new year!
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My Warmest Wishes
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For my manicure, I decided to go for a cool wintery look to mark the start of a bright and fresh new year. I included all the best things to complete this look: a uk indie duochrome, double stamping DRK, MDU, and rhinestones!!!!!
I am also so happy to be back posting with A2Z nails and this week is the letter J for Jewel.
Sumeet @tales_of_coffee_lacquer_beauty (more information below)
Elaine @LollyBlackHeart (more information below)
|Tools of the Trade|
Base colour: Frightfully Spectacular, Happy New Year [By Abba] (Aqua with gold shimmer)Base stamp colour: Essie Mirror Metallics, 944 Blue Rhapsody
Base stamping plate: DRK Themes: Enlaced (left below)
Stamp colour for flourish: Mundo de Uñas Stamping Polish, 06. Pastel Blue
Stamping plate for flourish: Born Pretty, BP - L 008 (right below)
|The Stamping Plates|
I am a gigantic fan of Tales of Coffee,Lacquer and Beauty, Sumeet's fantastic blog. The link is to her honest, informative reviews of stamping plates, but I would highly recommend her other posts and pages to anyone interested in nail art or indie nail polishes. And if you are trying to figure out how to stamp your own nails, then look no further: Nail Stamping 101 has all your questions answered.
|Frightfully Spectacular, Happy New Year|
Frightfully Spectacular is a brand new UK indie polish line coming soon to you by @LollyBlackHeart. I can honestly tell you that this girl turns colour into magic. She chooses combinations that I've never seen before, and they work wonderfully.
Check out #FrightfullySpectacular for more news.
As an extra special bonus, Here is a compilation of my all time favorite manicures. I had so much fun creating these, I really hope you like them too.
|My favourite manicures of 2014|
1. Neon Disco
2. Snowflakes Skittle
3. The Bird is the Word
4. Crunchy Autumn Leaves
5. Flower Power
6. A = Angles
7. Diwali Gradient with Mariana
8. E = Elegant
9. Diwali Decals with San
10. Back to School
11. Pink Roses
12. Orange for Elisa
13. C = Copycat
14. Candy Cane Chevrons
15. Holographic Stars
17. Pretty Paisleys
And last, but by no means least:
|Thank you so much Mary|