Sunday Stamping: Inspired by a Fairy Tale

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It’s Sunday, so that means it’s challenge day at Adventures in Stamping. This week’s challenge was “Inspired by your favorite fairy tale.” Well, I don’t really have a favorite fairy tale, so I went down the list of my favorite Disney movies until I came across one I liked that I could work with given my limited stamping supplies.

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Alphabet Challenge Week 01

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Trying out a slightly different background today, what do you think?

I swear I have non-challenge posts in the wings.

But this one is run by Erica’s Nails and More (and with a name like that, how can I not participate?). Once a week on every Sunday for the next 26 weeks, I’ll be posting either a polish color, polish brand, or technique starting with that week’s letter. And since this is the first week, today’s letter is…

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Abstract Challenge Day 6: Dots

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I find it funny that it worked out like it did today. You see, everyone who is doing the 31 Day Challenge this month is on Polka Dot day, so I found it interesting that Dots day for my Abstract Challenge was also the 11th. Dots all around.

I went with a matte metallic look today (finally got my damn matte look. I’ve been wanting to go matte for days. But I apparently take my boyfriend’s opinion too seriously, and let him answer my internal “shiny or matte” debate. He never answers matte.)

Started with a coat of Anise Money to Burn, then did dots with Kleancolor Ocean Wave and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City. Topped with NYC Matte Me Crazy.

Today is also a Try it on Tuesday. Both the Anise and the Kleancolor are untrieds, IMO (I swatched the Anise, yes. But I never used it in a NOTD mani before now.)

Tomorrow is Color with White for the Black & White Challenge, then Thursday is Half Moons from this challenge. (Oh God, not again. :/)

Stash Sunday: My Most Favorites

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This is the post I wanted to do for Stash Sunday last week, but changed my mind. Here are my absolute favorite polishes.

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L-R: Shades of the Season Light Blue, Wet N Wild Party of Five Glitters, Wet N Wild Tickled Pink, Wet N Wild Blazed, Wet N Wild Hallucinate, Wet N Wild Undercover, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mint Sorbet, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Celeb City.

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Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Cinna-Snap, Sally Hansen Hard to Get, Sally Hansen Ink Splatter, Sinful Colors Frenzy, 10 Lacquer Moonlight, 10 Lacquer Birthday Suit, Revlon Royal

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Milani Cyberspace, Nina Ultra Pro Emerald City, NYC Prospect Park Pink, NYC Sidewalkers, Essie Cocktail Bling, Anise Money to Burn, Kleancolor Espresso.

Abstract Challenge Day 1: French Tips

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A new month, a new challenge. Today marks the start of the abstract challenge, and today was French tips.

I started with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Cinna-Snap, a rich dark red. I did the tips in Anise Wildcat. Topped it off with NYC Extra Shiny Top Coat.

I had some issues with the polish pulling off my nails when I did the tips (I used nail tip guides for the tips), but you can’t really tell. Also, I was originally gonna use my Sally Hansen top coat, which I had just thinned. However, even though it wasn’t supposed to, the thinner ruined the top coat and it now dries cloudy. Very sad.

Tomorrow is day one of the Black & White Challenge, Black on White. Monday is the next time I visit this challenge, doing a tape manicure.