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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

MoYou London Image Plate review

As part of a product review, I received these two plates from MoYou London.  Their image plates are very nicely hetched and have a rubbery base to avoid cuts when your skin comes into contact with the plate itself as some plates can be very sharp.  

The plates are loaded with GREEEAT stuff, classified by themes.  I am very happy with Mother Nature plate  

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the Festive plate's images are way too large for my small nail bed.  I have long nails (at times) but a very narrow nail bed.  The images on the festive plate are meant for larger nails

Mother nature in contrast can be applied to any size nail, long or short, narrow or wide.
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This mani was made using Barielle shades Berry Go Round, Peach Popsicle, In Good Taste and Pillow Talk.  It was also an entry for a contest in which I am very proud and happy to announce (in case you dont already know) I won second place ^_^  (eeeek!!!!)  it wasnt my mani for sure.. it was the images imprinted thereon :) 
Thanks MoYou London! 

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These babies came out of a review of the Coral Symphony collection by Jessica Cosmetics showing that the colors can be used to stamp and stamp very well.  and I figured colorful tuxedos scream spring and summer!!!!! :) 

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Here's more using the Coral Symphony collection.

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I posted this mani for my fellow stampers at our group page and got all these likes in the first hour ;) and they keep adding up!!! definitely a hit. :)

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Here's another one :)

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MoYou London is an online retailer with all sorts of nail goodies.  Although based in the UK also ship to the US.  Their name has been revolutionary in the nail art community.  So Check them out if you have not already done so. 
and  of course follow their social media platforms 

Go on their site and tell me which plate are you getting first or next!!
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Barielle 2014 Spring Velvets

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As you already know, Barielle is one of my favorite brands. Their shades are formulated to provide nails with safe, healthy and long-lasting glossy color coverage and are 5 free which means they are free of formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl-phthalate, camphor or formaldehyde-resin. Women can also safely use Barielle products during pregnancy.

Today, I bring you 5 of the 6 Spring 2014 Velvet.  They are soft, romantic and warm colors.  
Barielle’s Spring 2014 Velvet shades are soft.

First up is My Tan Blazer:  A camel color.  Not a shade I would pick off the rack without any prior influence, but compliments this set very well and became a keeper. 

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Different lighting 
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Next up is Cream 'N Sugar :  A very sheer soft pink... seen here in 3 coats... Perfect elegance of a french manicure which is what I intended to do but when I went to get my white polish

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a bottle of glitter fell off the shelf causing this very happy accident. :)
I decided to keep it!

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Sexy Mood: A very sexy and soft purple or dark lilac (I just made up a color) and a really good fit for its name.. it's sexy indeed.
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I decided to do a fan brush accent nail using other shades from the set.
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Uptown Girl : A soft, another elegant french, color.. wear alone or welcome nail art... 
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Adding our last contestant, A Little Exotic, a rusty red, created an office or night out appropriate mani.

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For more colors and products visit Barielle.com and of course, like them on Facebook and now on Instagram, for cool swatches and photos.  These retail for $8.00 each or you can get a set

Which one is your favorite... do tell.. I love reading your comments

P.S.: sale going on NOW on sets of ! 5 for $25 ;) 

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Nails

Ahhh nothing better to Easter, after the true meaning of Easter of course,  than pastel colors and skittle manicures.

Here's mine using Jessica Cosmetics Strawberry Shake, Banana Peel, Surfer Boyz 'N Berry and Barely Blueberry and stamp plates BM302, GA2 and Pueen28

awfully difficult to photograph... I hope you can see it and enjoy it.. I surely did!

Happy Easter everyone!

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Coral Symphony: full review (loaded with pics and nail art)

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Jessica Cosmetics has launched their Coral Symphony collection... it's a symphony alright and has spring and summer written all over it.  Made up of 6 new shades. No streak, full coverage, fast drying formula and always Jessica Cosmetics quality.

Check them out! 

First up is Ocean Bloom: It's an ocean of color, this is the perfect pastel "pinple"=pink/purple ^_^ 

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Starfish Glow: The hottest pink of the set.

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Tropical Sunset:  Do I need to say more?

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Shark Tooth: Staple white. 
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Monsoon Melon:  Peachy melon 
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Conch Shell: delicate but well defined pink

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Finally, nail art! 
I started with a gradient and was eager to using my MoYou London mother nature 01 plate 
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All colors stamp very well over white.
Here's this from my MoYou London festive 5 plate.
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Check out the entire array of wonderful shades and nail products at http://www.jessicacosmetics.com/ 
and of course, like them on Facebook for latest news and social interaction.. their page is loaded with awesome pictures


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