My luck with clear stampers

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I am just not having much luck with clear stampers! I want them to work so badly, because how smart are they?! I love the idea of being able to see how you are positioning your image.

However, not even on the third attempt at finding a good one have I had any luck.

First, I bought this one which only seemed to pick up parts of the images half of the times.

Then, I bought this one for my mom for christmas, but she didn’t have much luck with this one either – she says it didn’t pick up anything at all.

When I was given the chance to review this one, I thought: “Okay, last chance.”

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Unfortunately, this didn’t turn out to be the stamper that salvaged all clear stampers for me. It picked up some of the bigger images okay-ish half of the times, but smaller images and thinner lines was a no go. I mean, I have a silicone stamper and a regular stamper that works just fine for me, so I know it’s not my technique that’s wrong.

I tried using it with several different stamping plates – both from Born Pretty Store and two other companies, but it was all the same.

Given that this is my third unsuccesful attempt at finding a clear stamper – and the fact that all three have come from Born Pretty Store – I do not have much confidence in their clear stampers, and I will be looking towards other companies when I am buying stampers in the future.

Silver and Marble

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After some practice, I’ve really grown to love water decals. I didn’t find them too easy to use at first, but now that I’ve gotten good at using them, I love how quickly they can spruce up a manicure for a very little cost.

For this manicure, I used this sheet from Born Pretty Store, and I guarantee that you will see more manis with this sheet, because there are so many images, and I really love the simplicity of the images.

I messed around with making diy decals on my nail art mat and attempted doing marble nails this way, but I still think I prefer Continue reading

Color Club Haul

I recently discovered that a Danish webshop sells Color Club polishes, which I’ve wanted to try for a while, but I was never prepared to pay the delivery costs for international shipping. And what was even better, was that they were having a sale! Of course, I jumped at the chance to try out a nice selection of polishes because you can never really evaluate a brand based on one or two polishes. I may have gone a little overboard, but Continue reading

Sideways Gradient and Roses

Exam season is upon me once again. Even though this is my 8th exam season since starting university, it just never gets easy or fun. Leave it to the procrastinator to leave things to the last minute when I could have started months ago -.- .. Maybe I’ll learn some day.

Anyway, summer is here (hence the procrastination and spending time outside instead of locked up with my computer). My nail art still lingers a little bit in spring in terms of color selection. Here is a soft pastel sideways gradient plus roses mani.

Polishes used:

  • H&M – Pink
  • Essie – Virgin Snow
  • Essie – Peak Show
  • China Glaze – Material Girl

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Negative Space Heart

Have you noticed how around Valentine’s Day all nail art looks are some shade of pink? Yeah, me too. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pink nail polish as much as the next girl, I just don’t feel like adding to the pile myself, which is why I’ve gone in another direction for a look that is definitely V-day appropriate, but not as traditional.

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Polishes used

  • OPI – Don’t Burst My Bubble
  • Maybelline – Midnight Taupe
  • OPI – My Private Jet

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Chunky gold glitter stripes

This one is a little more festive than what I was going for in terms of an everyday look, but I think it would look awesome for a party or something. I DID rock this one to work, so it all depends on your desired level of glam for the day, I suppose.

I did the stripes by applying striping tape over the purple and then sponging the gold glitter on near the cuticle area.

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 Polishes used

  • Cool Nails – Purple
  • Nicole by OPI – Lips are dripping honey

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Purple negative space glitter gradient

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This is a really subtle look that’s perfect for when you want that little bit extra without going all the way.

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 Polishes used

  • Depend – 4094 Shade Seeker
  • Picture Polish – Sisters

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