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>Hello everyone =) Today’s nails are inspired by Orange Manicure by Iris. Go visit her blog, she is such a talented lady with very creative nail ideas, exactly my taste =)
I copied the idea, but I didn’t use any fimo flowers like her, instead I used Nailene Bedazzle Earth Angel nail decals.

The base is my own franken, very close to China Glaze Sneaker Head. I stamped the little vine design from plate m51 on thumbs and rings in black, then applied the tiny white flower decals from the topmost sheet.
Lots of pictures:

Right hand:

It’s the third day of this mani, and I don’t wanna part with it =)
By the way, the contest has ended, thank you for participating =) The voting will begin soon!

Herkese merhaba =) Bugünün tırnakları buradan esinlendi. Iris’in bloguna bir göz atın, harika şeyler yapıyor, tam benim zevkime uygun =)
Fikrini kopyaladım ama fimo çiçeklerim olmadığı için kullanmadım, onun yerine Nailene Bedazzled Earth Angel tırnak süslerinden yapıştırdım.
Baz olarak kullandığım oje kendi karışımım, China Glaze Sneaker Head’in neredeyse aynısı. M51’deki çiçek desenini baş ve yüzük parmaklarımın tırnaklarına siyah ile damgaladım, sonra çiçek şeklindeki çıkartmalardan yapıştırdım.
Bugün bu manikürün üçüncü günü, ve hiç çıkartasım gelmiyor =)
Bu arada yarışma bitti, katılımınız için teşekkür ederim =) Oylama yakında başlayacak.

>When I first tried China Glaze Bahamian Escape, it was thick, streaky and funny. I tried to thin it, I tried to love it, but I couldn’t. I used half of the bottle for frankening, and two days ago I poured about 7 ml of yellow creme polish with much thinner consistency in the Bahamian Escape. The result looked identical to For Audrey from the bottle, but on the nails, it’s darker, greener and more greyed out. In two coats it’s perfectly opaque, too. Now looking at it, it could be a dupe for Barry M Spring Green. The picture doesn’t do the color justice, but this is the only decent picture I could get today.

I konaded using plates m36, m51 and konad polishes in white & pink. It has a very springy feel to it =) I’m planning on ordering China Glaze Up&Away and I will be wearing that stuff for all spring! =)
Last year I paid a fortune for Emerald Sparkle, and waited for it to arrive on my doorstep for 4 weeks, and the result was that I got the bad bottle. I’m going to order this year’s ES, along with Dorothy Who and Mint Candy Apple. I’m really annoyed.
Quick question: Do your glass/crystal nailfiles last forever, or do you experience that the rough glass surface gets smooth after repeated usage and doesn’t file anymore? I’m on my third file now, is there something wrong with me, maybe?

>Sorry for the lack of updates in the last few days… I had minimal connection to the internet, plus my last mani chipped the day I had put it on, before I could even take a picture, and I had no time to change it for three days, imagine such a thing! =D Anyway, today I really sat down for the sake of this manicure, and I think it turned out nicely. I know the name I’ve invented is totally lame, but I hope the mani makes it up for it =)
I started with two coats of China Glaze Metallic Muse. Actually one coat is enough, but I use Mavala Ridge Filler and it caused Metallic Muse to pull and left large gaps on the nails, which was very strange. So I did 2. Then I did a diagonal design on the tips with black polish, and stamped the tips with Metallic Muse & konad plate m73. Then I stamped the bottoms with konad special polish in black and plate m51.

With flash:

I just adore the Khromes. They are so mirror like! I wish they were more forgiving, too, but they provide great coverage, which is such a huge plus for us konad lovers.
My right hand is the mirror version of my left. It came out pretty neat, too, I just forgot to take a picture of it.
When you do things like diagonal tips or generally freehand something, do you try to make them symmetrical, too? I know Konad is not to be applied symmetricaly, and honestly, I don’t care, but I try to provide symmetry when I freehand something. =)

>I finally emptied a desk for work and manicure reasons. I’m very proud of myself =) I was working in a tight corner until now, on my bedside end table. It was a nice change to work at a regular table, and it was important to me that I didn’t mess up this manicure, because my mind was set and I would never want to start over when if I messed up after so many coats of polish. And my top coat was tacky, too! =)))
I really like this design, because I love the color combination and I think I did a rather neat job. (It could be worse =) It’s inspired by the lovely earrings I got myself today. Of course it’s not a dead-on design, it’s only supposed to give the feeling, and I think it does. I like the end result very much.

This is one of the earrings =)
I used dark brown creme polish as the base, and then freehanded an arch using China Glaze Turned Up Turquoise and an old brush I converted to a nail art brush by trimming. China Glaze Shower Together would be more spot-on, but I thought I should give TUT more love =) Then I konaded using China Glaze 2030 and plate m51.

This is the second time you see a close up of my ear! =D
I hope you liked it! I’m proud of myself =) ^_^

>OK, stupid name, I know. Just didn’t know what to call this. It’s my pastel pink franken, stamped with images from m51 in special yellow and special red polishes. I quite like the result. Yellow on pastel pink is very subtle, and looks peach from a distance.


Ow, my cuticles hurt. As. Hell.

PS: The franken was done with some coral pink polish poured in a bottle of white creme polish. It’s very creamy and opaque.