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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Plug Yourself Sunday and purple fantasy nails



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whew - another busy week. I made it a whole 7 days without artificial nails..... and did not injure myself or even horrifically break any nails. I kept them painted for 6 out of those 7 days, and only used acetone 2 times for clean-ups.

I missed my beautiful artificial nails, though, and was happy and relieved to glue these on tonight. My mani is Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac 2 coats, a coat of Nailene Top Coat ( which I thinned out, finally ) and plastic 'rhinestones' peeled off a sticker set that I found at my favirote dollar store in my town.  

These type of embellishments will fog over and look like bubbles if I add clear polish or top coat over them, which i still think looks cool= but for tonight, I set them into wet top coat. They have held on for a few hours, and it should be interesting to see how many last through the night, and through the day tomorrow. These can also be glued on with nail glue.

I waited for almost 15 minutes before I did my other hand and now when I add rhinestones to my manicures I try to keep them cloase to the BASE of my nails because they are less likely to snag on stuff, or pop off.

Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac - 2 coats with a coat of TC - last time I wore this I felt like it needed 3 or more coats, but today this is 2 coats......I left it upside down for a few minutes before I started painting and i think that maybe i did not shake it enough the time i wore wore.


The stickers from my favirote dollar store in town ( Loony Twoones dollar store ) The small clear stones have a very pretty colour shift to them, but they are sharp - the 2 different sizes of clear stones on my nails are from the Dollar-rama, I bought those a year or so ago. These are supposed to be for scrap-booking or to stick on cell phones etc.

some of these types of stickers do not peel off from their sticky backing, but before I bought these I tested them in the store. here in this fuzzy pic ( sorry ) there is no gooey residue left on the silver backing of the 'rhinestone' ( which is plastic so its not really a rhinestone)


tada!  I squished some of these a little too much and the TC has some ridges in it....



I was reluctant to add top coat over these - they will loose their facets, but also I have to pry them off with something sharp, and the month of July is all about loving your cuticles ( for me, anyway )


since these are $1 at walmart CANADA, i picked up a few for frankens. I meant to grab Sapphire Blue, but took Blue moon instead..... L-R White, Black, Caribbean frost and Blue Moon. of they are still a buck next time i hit up walmart I will snag some sapphire blue - for frankens.



36 comments:

Veronica said...

Gorgeous! I love the rhinestones! :)

Kay said...

So pretty! I've been following your blog for a long time and you're always inspirational. A couple months ago I started my own blog.
http://tinyplasticfingernails.blogspot.com/
Thanks for letting me join your blog roll.

Erika said...

Those jewels are really pretty!

I just started my blog recently so I'll indulge in a little shamless self promo since You're allowing it :)

http://polishfixation.blogspot.com

Thanks!! :)

Dlsarmywife said...

I love your blingy nails! Me I'm too chicken as I can almost guarantee that I'd snag them on something! I post my nails on my blog, although that's not all there is on it. Today I've got watermelons on my nails! =D
www.dlsarmywife.blogspot.com

Summer :) said...

Shameless self promo - http://groupieglam.blogspot.com

also - lacey lilace is one of my FAVEEE colors of all time. and i am in love with this look. may try it sometime!

Irishenchantment said...

I love this mani! its one of my faves i have seen in a while :)

shel xx -

ps please add me to your blogroll!

ifitshinesitsmines.blogspot.com

thankyou

Rebecca said...

So pretty <3 Thank you for sharing!!!!

Toyomi said...

Wow this is a gorgeous blingy mani .

Barilla said...

Pretty! Stones drive me crazy..you did a great job applying them!

Thanks for already having me on your blogroll. :-)

thenailaholic said...

Love it! I checked out your blog because I saw this picture on a blog roll. I LOVE IT!
If you wanna check mine out the URL is thenailaholic.blogspot.com. Thanks so much!

glitterM said...

Ohh...blingtastic mani! Love it!

Since you asked, check out my nails and makeup blog:

www.glitterm-younailedit.blogspot.com

B said...

wow the gems are wonderful :)
yes i love how the WnW are so cheap at canada walmarts!
can't wait to see your frankens

Martensgirl said...

Wow those gems are perfect! Are the difficult to remove?

I just started a nail blog this week- it's only a couple of posts but I hope it will help me be organised. Check it out:

http://martensgirlsnails.blogspot.com/

Kimberly said...

OMG! I love that look! Thanks for the tip on using those faux rhinestones. :)

Trisha[dot]J said...

I absolutely LOVE purple, so this mani is GORGEOUS!!

http://ibeatpolish.blogspot.com/

imfeelingnail-venturous said...

I live this manicure!!!! Such an awesome idea!!! I have to do this!!!!!

Constantly Undone said...

So OSM!

Adeline said...

i love all your nail designs!!
My friends and i started a blog a few weeks ago, can you check it out?

http://polishforthemmasses.blogspot.com/

Thanks!

Cel said...

I love it! Purple and bling, a fabulous combination!!!

♥ Claire ♥ said...

So much bling! Thats fantastic!!!!

Chelle said...

I really love this. Funny, I was going to do something extremely similar on Friday, only I couldn't figure out what color the base should be, so I scrapped it for the time being.

sonidlo said...

This design is wonderful!!

ChaosButterfly said...

Beautiful!! You're like the manifestation of my nail art dreams, you know? I want to try so many of this stuff but am too lazy/untalented LMAO.

Nail Stories said...

Wow, such a gorgeous and blingy mani. Love it :-)

♥beauxs mom said...

So creative I would have never thought to use those decals for nails.
Thanx for offering I would love to be on your blogroll
http://lovebeangirl.blogspot.com/

rock-or-not said...

I looooooove this mani!
So cool!
Have fun frankening!

Alhrayth said...

ohhhhhh I LOVE LOVE LOVE this mani! I adore anything purple and glittery... so this is just sooo perfect for me! I like the idea of looking up those cheapo stickers as a source of beads for nail art - I would be hesitant to use soooo many of my "good" stones on a single manicure, but this is a great idea! I will definitely recreate this soon!

btw... I've got a nail blog too (though it's written in Italian, there's a google translate button and quite a lot of photos!) - http://pallinogirl.blogspot.com

nail loopy said...

this is soooooo gorgeous, i love this so much, really want this on my nails now, i hope the rhinestones stay on because then this would be a perfect mani for me : )

tata-nadaver said...

loved your blog and I'm following you, you follow me too

Amber said...

This mani makes me happy...it's very me!

Pretty said...

ooooh soo much bling!

All The Pretty Polish said...

OMG I love this, it looks amazing :)

Em said...

This is soo beautiful! You're so creative. I bet you've had tonnes of comments on it!

Megan said...

Adorable Mani! I'd love to be in your blogroll!
http://megsmanicures.blogspot.com/

alexandrarc said...

HI ;) here's mine:

http://alberteinsteintookmyname.blogspot.com/

Thank you!!!

idrinknailpolish said...

Those are so fun!!! I love sparkly and I love purple so of course I'm diggin' that look! :D

Here's my blog:

http://idrinknailpolish.blogspot.com/

Thank you so much!!! <3