Thursday, July 24, 2014

I'm Going to Nail School!

Over the last couple of years, I've really started to love nails and polish, and especially nail art. I figured I would have to wait for my youngest daughter to start school (in 3 years) before I would be able to go to nail school. Then I heard about a school in town that was going to have a night class! Now with some amazing friends and neighbors, and my wonderful, supportive husband, I'm making my dream come true! 

The first thing I did was go and take a tour of the school, I decided I needed to have awesome nails for the occasion, so I went with a neon gradient with chevrons! Because who doesn't love chevrons right now??
I used SquareHue- Kalver Straat and P.C. Hooft Straat for my gradient, then stamped the chevrons with Milani- White on the Spot and Messy Mansion plate MM12.

 After taking the tour, I was really excited. It took awhile working with the bank to get the finance side all figured out, and then the day came to go in and fill out paperwork and sign a contract! It was finally really going to happen!
For these, I randomly sponged on Sally Hansen Insta-dri- Pink Blink, Essie- Mint Candy Apple, Loreal- Meant to Be, and NYC- Water Street Blue. Then I stamped with Milani- White on the Spot and Pueen 26.

Then came my first day of school!
I used SquareHue- Placa Catalunya and Rambla de Raval for my gradient, and I absolutely loved how that turned out! Then I stamped with Konad Black and BM-223. 

I'm so excited to start this new phase of my life. And to turn this hobby into a career!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Arabesque Stamping Plate Review from Born Pretty Store

Today I have something new and exciting to share with you all! 

I'm happy to have been given the opportunity to review some items from the Born Pretty Store. The first thing I have to share is a new stamping plate! I love stamping, there are so many fun possibilities! This is the Quirky Arabesque Plate. It's only $2.99 on their site! Isn't is awesome!?

 I used Konad Special Black stamping polish, and the whole plate stamps amazing! Look how crisp and beautiful that looks!

 I decided while stamping that this would be the perfect time to try the leadlighting technique I've been wanting to try! So I grabbed some jellies and dotting tools and got started! I used OPI- I Theodora You, Loreal- Berry Nice, and LA Colors- Aquatic. I definitely need some more jellies to try this again, but it was a lot of fun, and I love how it turned out! I can't wait to play with this plate more!

Bonus!! You can use this code: JPQX31
 and get 10% off your order!!

Don't forget to check out all the awesome things the Born Pretty Store has to offer!!