Step into Summer Challenge: Skittle



Challenges, thou art my crack. This challenge is put on by Hobby Polish Bloggers, and consists of eight challenges to be done at your leisure throughout June and July. I’ve decided to do mine on the third and fourth weeks of the month, on Mondays and Wednesdays.


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Sunday Stamping: Inspired by a Fairy Tale



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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The At Home Salon: Freehand Nail Art Tools


(Couple items got missed in this preview collage since I’d forgotten about them until I started tagging my post, lol. Also, my brushes are missing from the post because they’re currently in storage, and I didn’t feel like going all the way there just to grab them. Also not pictured are my water marbling supplies, but that’s a plastic cup and some water.)

Another slightly different post from me today. I’ve built up quite the collection of nail art tools and supplies, but I don’t think I’ve ever spotlighted any of them. So today I’ve decided to spotlight everything I’ve got!

This is not going to include my stamping gear, that’s going to be in another post.

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31 Days of Manicures Day 30: Tutorial Inspired Nails



This is almost it. There’s just one more tomorrow. Wow.

Anyway, today’s nails were inspired by a tutorial, and from the moment I saw this tutorial I had to try it:

Velvet Nails Tutorial

I’m not usually a fan of things other than polish on my nails. I don’t do loose glitter, or rhinestones, or Fimo canes. But this? This I had to try.

I ended up getting a different set from the one in the tutorial, which was actually perfect because it gives me a chance to give the summer brights a couple more hurrahs (tomorrow’s mani is bright colors too) before September and fall hits, and I switch it up to the neutrals and dark colors.

I matched up the Lime flocking powder to Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lickety Split Lime and the Carrot flocking powder to Wet N Wild Blazed. No top coat because the flocking powder masquerades as one, so a regular top coat would lessen the effect. I painted my nails in the same color blocking style I used here.

It’s an… interesting look, to say the least. I keep touching my fingers! I would like to try the technique again, now that I know what I’m doing. I have a couple bald spots on a few nails, but I know what to do to fix that.

Anyway, those are my tutorial nails. Tomorrow I recreate my favorite challenge, and then I move on to the abstract nail and black and white challenges. OMG.