Monday, May 9, 2011

Monday's Manicure

Currently listening to: Firework by Katy Perry

Good morning girls!

Did you all have a good weekend? I had a great weekend and I would like to start by welcoming my new followers and making the happy announcement that I have now reached 100 followers :-) Thank you all for following my blog, taking the time to read my posts, and leaving me comments letting me know what you think. I appreciate all your support!

Today's manicure features one of the Essence Jelly Belly polishes, a bright red called Cherry Juice.

Application was really easy and the finish is extremely glossy.

The only thing I have to complain about is drying time: hours and hours and hours. I am buying Seche Vite tonight!

Of course I couldn't leave my nails without a pattern so I decided to be brave and go for a nail tip design from my new MASH plates (more about these later in the week) using black as my stamping colour.

Trying to get a good, clean close up of this design was problematic. Stamping it was easier.

I have always shied away from the nail tip images, having been put off after one miserable attempt but this image was a good one to try (it's the one in the middle on the picture below) as it isn't symmetrical so placing it perfectly is less of an issue.

I'm excited to give some of the other nail tip designs a try though as I think they're very appropriate for work when some full nail images are less so.

Do you like this manicure? Do you often use nail tip stamping images?

Bye for now,


  1. Gorgeous color and stamping! I love red and black together in manicures!

    I have Konad, but I haven't used it in a while. I really do like stamped manicures, but I am horrible at getting the stamps to match >_<; lol.

  2. @Leslie, thank you!
    Ha, using stamps can be a bit risky. I can't count the number of times I've ruined a beautiful manicure due to bad stamping lol.

  3. I don't use nail stamps but this is cute.:D

    ***** Marie *****


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