10 Oct

Klik Burgundy and Cobwebs

Hi everyone!
I’d like to say a special welcome to all the new faces *waves*! I’m thrilled to have you here.

I’m so excited to see all the entries coming in for the giveaway that started yesterday. If you haven’t already joined, you really should. There’s lots of great stuff up for grabs and it doesn’t cost a thing to enter. Not even much effort if you already follow me via Bloglovin, Twitter, FB, GFC, Instagram or anything like that.

What I have to show you today was a pain to create so you had better leave me a comment saying you love them as much as I do. Ha! Just kidding. (No really, you should say something nice. It would make me smile.)

I started off wanting to swatch Burgundy from Klik’s holiday collection, (swatch is at the end of the post) and it turned out to be a lot more work than I had anticipated. Upon my inspection of the polish, I thought it would need just 2 coats. But after 2 coats it was very streaky and showed bald spots. I waited quite a while before adding the third coat since it was raining in Cebu and the added humidity always seems to cause bubbling. Despite the long wait, I still ended up with bubbling after applying the third coat. Meh! On top of that, in certain light you can still see some thin spots and cleanup was a pain. After several hours, more bubbles showed up and I was so sad that my manicure had gone from pretty and polished to pretty awful.

As I sat down to remove this, I had an idea to try and salvage the look. I grabbed my awesome MJ XIII stamping plate that Meann of My Online Shop sent me and selected this cobweb design. After several failed attempts at color choice, I stamped with Color Club Harp On It. and I love how it turned out. Mr. Nailinator and the 4 year old boy both say this looks like a Spiderman mani. Do you love it? I do. I’ve included a shot under the lamp so you can see the holo shimmer. I’m pleasantly surprised how well the CC Halo Hues work for stamping.

Do you have a favorite non stamping polish to use for stamping? Do share and have a great day!

Over and out!

Under lamp
Swatch of Klik Burgundy before most of the bubbles popped up
08 Oct

Giveaway time!!

Hey gals! I’ve got a treat for you today.

You know all those hints I’ve been dropping the past month or so about a giveaway in the works? Well today is the day it goes live and I hope you will ALL enter!!!
Blooming Nail Cebu has graciously provided some goodies for a giveaway and I’ve provided some as well, so together we have some great prizes up for grabs I hope you like them!
Before I give you more details about the prizes let me tell you about the rafflecopter I’ve got set up. You will have to enter your location before you get to the extra entries options because I have to know where you live to know which prize you qualify for. Then you can earn entries for liking Blooming Nail Cebu’s FB page and by following me and my blog in different ways. When I select the winners, the first entry that comes up from each group (US, Philippines, and International) will be the winner. My parental units will be heading to Texas atthevery beginning of November and have offered to mail the USwinnertheir packet from there so I can afford to send it. 😉 The other prizes will be shipped from Cebu, Philippines.Good luck to you all!a Rafflecopter giveaway


The prizes:

One winner in the US will receive 6 Oh My Golly polishes from their Crystal Sand collection (Opal, Peridot, Indian Red, Hematite, Emerald and Citrine) which are some of my all time favorites, a 12-color pack of square gems, 2 sheets of nail art stickers, 2 sheets of water decals, one roll of nail art striping tape, and one sheet of the same nail foil I used in my last mani.
We also have a prize that will go to one lucky winner from the Philippines! This prize pack includes two wheels of neon studs (two different sizes), a 5-pc. dotting tool set, 4 sheets of nail art stickers, one roll of nail art striping tape, one tub of flocking powder, and one sheet of the same nail foil I used in my last mani.

One international winner will receive 10 sheets of some awesome water decals. For the record, this prize only contains these sheets as mailing bulky items is cost prohibitive. But, I think you international folks will enjoy these a lot.

03 Oct

L.A. Girl Black Illusion Gets Foiled

I’m so excited to show you what I’ve got on my nails today. It looks so stinking cool and was so easy to do!

I started off with 2 coats of L.A. Girl 3D Effects – Black Illusion. I wore it by itself for a day because it is beautiful and I just had to admire it for a while. Last night I needed something more so I grabbed my clear coat and my nail foil #22 that I purchased from Blooming Nail Cebu for only 8 pesos (that’s 19 cents US) for a 4 by 1 1/2 inch piece of foil. One piece is more than enough for a manicure. I don’t have nail foil glue so I just dabbed some clear coat on the nail and let it dry a bit and then I dabbed the foil onto the still sticky polish. I’ve added two layers of topcoat to smooth it over. It is so shiny and metallic IRL.

On another note, how do you like my crepe paper rose prop?

You can see my swatch of L.A. Girl 3D Effects in Black Illusion below. So purdy!

What do you think? Would you try this easy and awesome look? Check out Blooming Nail Cebu on their Facebook page to see what else they have to offer. They have tons of foils to choose from. If you live in Cebu and are into nails then you NEED to drop by. If you live elsewhere in the Philippines, they will ship to you. I stopped by there today to buy some of their new items and they sent me home with some goodies for a giveaway that will be live later this week. Yay!

By the way, I’m not being compensated at all for sharing about Blooming Nail Cebu. I’m just excited about what they have to offer and want to make sure other nail art enthusiasts like myself from the Philippines know where they can find supplies.

Here’s hoping you are all having a great week!

P.S. If you are interested, do check out my updated “About Me” section and brand new “Disclosure Policy“.

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