- 7 days ago
- Wedding: October 2020
OPI funny bunny by me 🙂
OPI funny bunny by me 🙂
A little early Valentine’s Day nails!
My first time going dark with my nails and I’m not regretting it!
KeeKalena : Thanks so much! It’s kind of an extra-girly design, which I usually wouldn’t wear. But I had fun doing them. I did them as part of a collaboration for a little girl who has brain cancer and is soon undergoing another round of in-hospital treatment. Her aunt belongs to one of the same nail polish fan groups as me, and she is trying to gather together a collage of manicures for her niece to look at while she is in the hospital. She loves nail polish, but can’t have her nails done during treatment. It’s such a small thing, but hopefully will cheer her up a little bit. I’ve been trying to fit in a few manicures for her.
I ended up liking this design so much that I actually did it on both hands. So I was totally geeking out with my girly self — ha, ha!
I’m loving your early Valentine’s Day manicure! So pretty!!
redearthlady : You’re so welcome! And thank you for the kind words! I’m usually not one for pink polish, but that particular pink really captured my heart. I couldn’t get enough of it. I wore it in 2 manicures in a row. Which is crazy for me! Ha, ha!
As I mentioned above, the unicorn mani is part of a collaboration for a little girl who is soon undergoing another round of treatment for brain cancer. Her aunt was asking for different manicures so they could make a collage as a way of cheering her up during treatment. I’ve managed to do 3 manicures for the collab so far, although I didn’t post the others because I didn’t have ring pics with them — ha, ha!
The unicorns were done with a stamp. I stamped the image onto my stamper, then filled in the design with different colors. Then I made them into a decal and applied that to my nails. I used the bright pink as a base, and then stamped purple stars on all the nails. I wanted to have some type of “star” background for the unicorns, although they don’t show as much as I thought they would. LOLz
My daughter does nails so This was my latest manicure
longtimemrs : I love the manicure! I really need to get one of those stampers and try to do my own nails! Any recommendations? Also I think it’s so awesome that you ate doing the nail collage collab! Maybe you could get in to doing nail tutorial videos! I know I would definately watch!
von03 : I love your manicure and ring is awesome!
longtimemrs : That is the sweetest thing!! I love that there’s such an awesome reason for an awesome nail design.
Thank you so much! I wish I could do stamping again like i used to with all my Konad plates but I just don’t have the time for that anymore. It’s barely enough for me to just paint them LOL. When I used to update my blog, I was so active with stamping!
Here is my fresh manicure! It’s the first time I dare to try a mixed colors look.
Sorry for the enormous picture. If anyone knows how to change the size on the web browser please let me know.
Luxio Coy with silver foil as accent
von03 : Beautiful mani. And I love your ring!!
farahbee : It looks beautiful!
KeeKalena : Awww, thanks so much! You are always so sweet to me, and your comments always bring a smile. *cyberhugs* I definitely think keeping up my blog and posting on IG encourages me to manicure and nail art more often. But it also helps that I only have one child, and she is mostly self-sufficient (teenage years — eek!).
redearthlady : Thank you so, so much! Your comments also always bring a smile, no matter how bad of a day I am having. Thank you so much for your kindness. *cyberhugs*
I think, for stamping, the key is trial and error. You have to figure out what works best for you. I have a clear stamper by a company called Pueen. I LOVE this stamper. I have another clear stamper that I actually purchased before my Pueen one, and I don’t like it nearly as much. And my favorite stamping plates are by either Bundle Monster or What’s Up Nails. You can buy either of them on Amazon, although in a limited selection. I don’t have a huge amount of stamping plates, though … so there are definitely lots of brands I haven’t tried yet. I’m pretty sure you can get the Pueen stamper on Amazon, too. But I think Wal-Mart sells a stamping starter kit that comes with the stamper, a plate, and a polish. They used to, anyhow. It could be worth checking on … ??