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Simple lines..

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This is one from the archives. I was just playing around and I created this mani. I used a Face Shop for the undercoat. I then put a silver stripe down the center and added metal studs as an accent on one nail.

I love the idea of putting a single stripe down the center of a nail, what do you think?

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LA Lakers Manicure

One of the great things about living in Korea is that you meet other foreigners from all over the world. One of my friends is from LA and he’s a huge basketball fan. So, considering that manicures and nail art are kind of girly, I promised that I’d do a Lakers manicure if he came and checked it out on my blog 🙂

I hope some of you are also Lakers fans and you can appreciate it.. otherwise, I hope you can appreciate the time it took to do the nail art 🙂

Here we go… 🙂

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Fimo cane flowers :)

I haven’t posted or been very active lately.,. I haven’t really had any inspiration. BUT, today a parcel arrived with some of my nail goodies that I ordered. So, I was very excited to try out some new things 🙂

One of the things I ordered was a “fimo cane”. I’d never heard of these until a few days ago when I came across one online. I really like the idea of it because you can get SOOOO many pieces out of one stick (I’ve hardly made a dent in them). I paid about $1 for one stick, I think it’s good value 🙂 Here are some pics of the fimo canes, I just used a box cutter to cut them. If you want a more comprehensive tutorial, here is a YouTube video.

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Fimo Cane tutorial

 

The flowers are tiny and adorable! But, quite hard to cut really thin, after a few I got the hang of it.

For this manicure I used The Face Shop (“Face It”) glitter purple and added a few flowers. Simple and cute. I hope you like it!

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Lilac and Lines

These are the last few days of vacation, so I’ve been trying to relax and do as little as possible – hence the lack of posts lately. Sorry about that, but I will get back into the swing of things soon 🙂

Here is a very simple manicure. I did a lilac undercoat (an unnamed polish from The Face Shop) and I used a white 2-way nail art brush/pen to make the stripes. I used to be so scared of doing lines freehand, but these long brushes for nail art are super handy. It’s so easy to do lines now, although they aren’t perfect, they look fine 🙂 Then I added some nail gems to the pinky.

I like how it turned out 🙂 I hope you all like it..

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Gradient blast

This is my first post since Christmas 🙂 I hope everyone had a happy Christmas day 🙂 I got an amazing camera from my boyfriend for Christmas, so I’m really excited to learn how to use it and use it for my blog. Also maybe dabble in some other photography 🙂

I did a gradient with a tape pattern and a jewel accent nail. I used a random purple and Holika Holika peach combination for the gradient. I cut scotch tape into triangles for the tape design. This is the result.. I hope you like it 🙂

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Day 21 – Water Marble

The day that I’ve been most nervous about – Water Marble. It didn’t turn out TOO bad.. let’s put it this way, there is one nail that I really like. The rest are… meh.

I used a glitter (Skin Food) and a Face Shop dark purple. Nothing much else to say. I’m not a pro and it’s not that great, but it’s done 🙂 I do want to practice this technique and learn how to do it nicely 🙂

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Day 8 – Starry Night

Here is yesterday’s post 🙂 I really liked this topic and I like how it turned out.

Because it was glitter, I used a Modi Peel Off Base Coat which makes it really easy to remove. It peels off so easily! It really beats trying to remove it with nail polish remover. My friend, Nailart for Funn did a Modi Peel Off Base Coat review, you can read it here.

After the base coat, I used a Skin Food purple undercoat, followed by a Modi glitter polish (in the picture). I love this Modi polish because it has purple, blue and gold/bronze glitter in it. It’s a really interesting combination! Then I used a nail art brush and Sally Hansen “White On” to paint a star shape. In the middle of the white star I stuck a star-shaped nail art jewel.

So, here’s the mani. What do you think?

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Here is a reminder of the other days that are still to come:

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