Wednesday, February 29, 2012

LOVE Giveaway Winner


Thank you so much for you comments and for following my blog.
As you all can see I am closing in on 1000 followers. I'm excited!
Are you? - Stay tuned I have more giveaways planned.


And now what we are here for the winner of Let's show some LOVE - Giveaway:

Jenna Froggy

Congratulations!

Email is sent and I got a reply.

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ELF Manicures - Abstract


I sponged on ELF - Passion Pink to two thirds of my nail
making it fade. Then I used a Nail Art Brush and a Dotting
Tool for the stripes and dotts with ELF - White and Black.

ELF - Passion Pink, White and Black.


The inspiration to this last ELF Manicure I got from Katie.
I had no idea what to do. Last polish, last manicure. And
Katie posted a link on Facebook to a YouTube Video. She
has a Color Theme going on. And in this one video she was
doing stripes and dotts. So I did stripes and dotts. Not that
mine looks like hers but the idea what to do I got from her.

ELF - Passion Pink, White and Black.


This is the last of my ELF Manicures as I have used
all of my ELF Nail Polishes. Have you found a favorite?

ELF - Passion Pink, White and Black.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ELF Manicures - Dotts



ELF - Nude, Burgundy, Copper, Moonlight and Dark Red

I started with ELF Nude as the base color. Added ELF - Burgundy
to the tips and an accent nail. Did dotts with ELF - Copper, Moonlight
and Dark Red using Dotting Tools in different sizes. Applied Top Coat.

ELF - Nude, Burgundy, Copper, Moonlight and Dark Red

ELF Manicures:


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Monday, February 27, 2012

Sigma Beauty - NEW deluxe carrying case

Introducing the NEW deluxe carrying case
for Sigma Beauty's best-selling Premium Kit.





















Photo credit: www.sigmabeauty.com

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ELF Manicures - Striping Tape


I used ELF - Fluorescent Pink as the base color and applied
ELF - Mint Cream as color blocks here and there. Over that I
applied a layer of Spectraflair Top CoatAnd I taped it all off with
Striping Tape in Silver. Top Coat to get the tape to stay in place.

ELF - Fluorescent Pink and Mint Cream (Striping Tape)

ELF - Fluorescent Pink and Mint Cream (Striping Tape)

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

ELF Manicures - Watercolor


I started with ELF - White as the base color. Then I used
ELF - Punk Purple, Fire Coral and Teal for the shapes,
I did them using a technique called watercolor manicure.
I'm not going to do a tutorial on that, because it has been
done already. So I'll just link the one I looked at - HERE!
There is also a YouTube Video Tutorial on there to look at.

ELF - White, Punk Purple, Fire Coral and Teal

This is my 3rd atempt. My first misstake was to do too small
shapes. My second misstake was to use too much nail polish.
And the brush I was using might not have been the best brush
for the job, but it was all I had - a brush for actual watercolors. 

ELF - White, Punk Purple, Fire Coral and Teal

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

ELF Manicures - Freehand


ELF - Blush, Champagne, Mod Mauve, Medium Red, Glitter Glam & Black

I used ELF - Blush as the base color. Sponged on
ELF - Medium Red, Mod Mauve, Champagne and Blush
and touched up with ELF - Mod Mauve and Medium Red on the
tip again. I applied ELF - Glitter Glam mostly to the tip of the nail.
After that I applied Top Coat so that the nail would be smooth.
And then with a thin nail art brush I applied the branches with
ELF - Black. I did the dotts with ELF - Medium Red using
a dotting tool. Topped it with a layer of Top Coat.

ELF - Blush, Champagne, Mod Mauve, Medium Red, Glitter Glam & Black

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Friday, February 24, 2012

ELF Manicures - Waterdecal

  
I used ELF - Innocent as the base color and then applied
ELF - Smoky Brown with a thin nail art brush. I did a coat
of clear polish before I started applying  the Waterdecals from
Viva La Nails. And lastly Top Coat to seal in the manicure.

ELF - Innocent and Smoky Brown (Waterdecals)

ELF - Innocent and Smoky Brown (Waterdecals)


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Thursday, February 23, 2012

ELF Manicures - Gradient

ELF - Pearl Pink, Berry Pink, Sunset, Rosy Raisin, Party Purple & Matte Finisher

ELF - Pearl Pink, Berry Pink, Sunset, Rosy Raisin & Party Purple.

For this manicure I started out with ELF - Pearl Pink as the base color.
Then from the darkest color I started sponging with ELF - Party Purple
and continued with ELF - Rosy Raisin, Sunset, Berry Pink and I also
sponged with ELF - Pearl Pink. Then I went back on with ELF - Rosy
Raisin and to get the tips really dark I went over them with ELF - Party
Purple using the polish brush. Topped it all of with ELF - Matte Finisher.
For a smoother result you can apply Seche Vite before the Matte Top Coat.

ELF - Pearl Pink, Berry Pink, Sunset, Rosy Raisin, Party Purple & Matte Finisher


ELF - Pearl Pink, Berry Pink, Sunset, Rosy Raisin & Party Purple.

I applied Seche Vite on ring finger and thumb so
you can see how it looks glossy. I prefer it matte.



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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Spectraflair & Silver Holographic Flake

Spectraflair Top Coat

Swatches are 3 coats over black. How opaque it is rather depends
on how much Spectraflair you put in your clear polish. I think it is better
to have a it thin so that you do not mute out the color you apply it over.

Silver Holographic Flake Top Coat & Spectraflair Top Coat

The other swatch is Silver Holographic Flake. I bought
25 grams of Painting Pearls from Custom Painting Pearls,
on ebayNow this is something you use for painting cars.
But they also sell it as Cosmetic Nail Polish Powder.
Silver Holographic Flake & Spectraflair

I would say this is a holographic glitter. I'm thinking it is similar
to: Out the Door Northers Lights - Silver Hologram Top Coat,
China Glaze - Fairy Dust and Cover Girl - City Lights 430 (or the
discontinued Cover Girl - Quicksilver 130). But I can't be sure
as I don't own any of them so I can't make a comparison.
3 coats over black.

Silver Holographic Flake

UPDATE:
I was asked a good question so I thought I would post
it here if anyone else was wondering the same thing.



I want to ask if the Silver Holographic Flake dries to a smooth or gritty finish when you mix it with a clear polish??
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  1. The Spectraflair is so fine so that one dries completletely smooth. But the Silver Holographic Flake is a bit gritty. Not like most glitters but a little bit. But I would apply a top coat on it.

Silver Holographic Flake & Spectraflair


Click HERE to see what Wikipedia has to say about SpectraFlair.
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ELF Manicures - Nail Art



I did a deep french with ELF - Coral. Painted the tree
branches with ELF - Black using a thin Nail Art Brush.
Added dotts with ELF - White using a Dotting Tool.



ELF Manicures:



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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

ELF Manicures - Flower


There is something about this design by LOVE4NAILS that I just love.
I did a version of it in the 10 day Challenge I did a while ago. You can
see the manicure HERE. Had longer nails back then. I just wanted to do
it again in this ELF Manicure series. And I guess you could call this a
challenge. As I'm only using ELF Nail Polishes in the Nail Art Manicures.



I used ELF - Teal and Twinkle for the base.
ELF - Royal Purple, Fushia and Mango Madness for the Flower.
Details are done with ELF - Black and Golden Goddsess.


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Monday, February 20, 2012

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ELF Manicures - Cute


Pastels seem to be big in spring time so here is one for spring.
I just think this is so yummy even tho I'm not a pastel person.
This just makes me think of candy and Ice cream somehow.

ELF - Light Pink, Mint Cream, Lilac and Chocolate

I appled ELF - Light Pink as the base. Added
stripes with ELF -  Mint Cream and Lilac
And did the dotts with ELF - Chocolate.

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