So I just got my stamping polish in the mail this past Friday and I LOVE checkerboards so checkerboards it is. As I mentioned before I have a cheapy stamping kit from CVS and the full pattern plates are too small for my nails (which aren’t all that big to begin with). I went with a half pattern nail design to cover this issue up and I love the results. Yes the stamping isn’t perfect (you don’t want to SEE my non-dominant hand…), but I think I pushed hard for fun color contrasts and got just what I wanted. My black and white stamping polishes are from born-pretty. My black nail polish is Confetti – Black Tie. My pink is Wet and Wild – Lavender Pearlescent. I used scotch tape to do this mani and worked in this order: pink base coat, stamp black checkerboard, tape off to paint black, tape off to checkerboard stamp white.
Here is my candy corn (yes, overdone) nails I did for trick or treat night. My white is Confetti – Wedding White. My orange is Sally Hansen Hard as Nails – Rock a billy. My yellow is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear – Mellow Yellow. I painted my whole nails orange then taped off to do the yellow and orange.
Like so many of us in their darkest hour I have decided to start yet another blog that I won’t ever update. Not only that I have created a nail blog – like there isn’t enough already…
I was a terrible nail biter, and still a cuticle picker, from an early age until my mid to late 20s. I just turned 30 last week or so to give you an idea of my history of gnawing away at myself. I really got into painting my nails after getting a cheapy stamping kit from CVS last year from my mom. I figured there was no way it could do what it advertised but lo and behold…not too bad. Stamping polish, 40+ (pathetic I know) nail polishes, and some decals later and I love doing my nails several times a week. Yes, I like my nails to match my clothes, so sue me ;p (men always bring this point up). I am still very into water marbling even though it seems like it is going out of vogue. I just got myself some stamping polish so I am working that into my rotation as well. I am also having fun with some french manicure tape and regular tape manis.
I have benign familial tremors which causes my hands to shake so my nail jobs can be so-so, but my creative color choices and such tend to make people not notice lol. I also don’t have a great camera (I usually just use my phone), but if people start reading and commenting maybe I will at least start using our regular camera (still not a fancy one). And like I mentioned I still pick my cuticles so please don’t shake your head in disdain at me I’M GETTING BETTER lol. I just want to put some of my ideas for manis out there and see if people respond *love and kisses* –*–Angelique