Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Go Pink Wednesday

Hello and Happy Humpday! You know those nail days when you feel like nothing goes right? Well, that's what happened last night. I had 4 different corners, on 3 different nails break. I was so upset I think I shed a tear. So needless to say I had to chop down my nails. Then it just felt like nothing was working, my stamping, nail art, nothing. I did 3 different mani's before I gave up and left it as the one I'm showing you today. So I apologize if it's not the greatest.
Also, I apologize for all the different lighting in my photo's, I'm trying to find what works best for me and I just can't. Anyone have any secrets they want to share with me? I made a light box, but I don't feel like I'm getting enough out of the polish. I tried directly under the lamp and that's what you will see today.

ENOUGH BAD TALK! Onto what everyone really wants to see! <3



I used China Glaze- Ahoy! which I recently got on one of my Sally's hauls with the October $10 off $20. It's a beautiful magenta pink with loads of golden shimmer, similar to Strawberry Fields but darker. 2 easy coats, followed by Seche Vite.



After that I added one coat China Glaze- Ray-Diant. This is actually one that I really liked out of the collection, it's not dense like the others and is a great topper. It has silver glitter with a lot of multi colored hex glitters.

Finally, I finished off with some stamping, I knew I wanted to use hearts so I turned to my favorite heart plate, from my new cheeky plate CH15, and stamped with Finger Paints- Black expressionism. These plates were actually great to use, etched well. I'll be swatching each plate in the next couple of days when I make cards for each plate so I'll let you know how the rest work.



What do you think of today's mani?
Check out all the other amazing bloggers joining in on pink wednesday!


Until Next Time!
-Sammi

17 comments:

  1. I hate days like that when nothing goes the way you want them to! I have to say this manicure is really cute!!! I love it Sammi :]

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I plan on having a much better day!

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  2. No need to apologize, this looks beautiful. I know how stressful those days can be though. It seems like my nails are breaking lately - I'm wondering if it's the dry cold weather where I live...?

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    1. I thought about that being the weather change. I take prenatals daily so I was hoping this would help:(

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  3. Gorgeous layering Sammi!! It takes a while to take photos the way you want with the light box! Don't stress yourself out :)

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    1. Thanks Vicky! I'm going to conquer this lightbox!!

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  4. OMG l love this!!! I generally h8 pink but this shade is awesome and i love the black hearts ;) Awesome work :)


    xoxox
    gin

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    1. Gin, you... like a pink? did I just see that?!?!! I can't believe my eyes;)

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  5. Definitely need to add Ahoy to my wish list, I love it! The hearts on top just perfects the look. For my light box I put a lamp on either side and that seems to give me the best lighting. I also got the "daylight" bulbs which have more white light vs the yellowish light some have.

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    1. Thank you so much! I will have to try this!

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  6. Gorgeous color! I had a night like that this week...I had to go SUPER nubby because I was picking at my polish and peeled part of my actual nail. I learned my lesson, but I had to file them all down! :( Your nails look great, though!

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  7. I just snapped two nails off in the past three days. I was able to repair one temporarily and hide my thumb for my GPW post, but I filed them all down this evening and I am back to nubbins for a while, so I know how frustrating that can be. I absolutely love your GPW mani, though! I love the layers you used. Super pretty!

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  8. Hey I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find some info here
    http://lustyforlacquer.blogspot.com/2012/10/versatile-blogger-award.html

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