April 25, 2015

Kiss me on my Tulips

I quite like this pop of color alongside the black and white contrast :) 

The pink is OPI Kiss me on my Tulips

The stamp was from the PUEEN Fireworks Festival plate (if I remember correctly..)

April 19, 2015

April Showers

This soft and simple look kind of reminds me of rain drops. And that seems appropriate for this time of year :) 

The pink is OPI Suzi Shops & Island Hops. The Grey is OPI Cement the Deal, and the glitter is OPI My Voice is a Little Norse (layered over Cement the Deal)

Middle nail was stamped with BM-606.

April 5, 2015

Spring has Sprung!

(At least in my mind - the weather here on the east coast of Canada is dreadful!)

This freehand design was inspired by @dndang on instagram.

I used OPI Alpine Snow, Kiss me on my Tulips, My Dogsled is a Hybrid, and Mundo de Unas Yellow.

I just love when an inspired manicure works out the way I had imagined it :)

April 4, 2015

Reverse Stamping Mandala

This manicure was my "Eureka!" moment with Reverse Stamping. :) 

Featuring: OPI Get Cherried Away, Do You Take Lei Away?, My Dogsled is a Hybrid, Suzi Shops & Island Hops, and Hello Hawaii Ya? (anyone realized yet that these polishes were out on my desk for a few days, hence their reappearance in the last three manicures I've done LOL)

I created the stamped look using BM-616 (And filled in each "circle" of the mandala with different colors before stamping it onto my nail)

This design on the stamp was a full circle but I only stamped half of it. It reminded me of a Mandala of sorts... And for those of you unfamiliar with what a Mandala is: The term comes from Sanskrit meaning 'circle'. It is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. They take many many different forms, but each remind me of an abstract flower. They often exhibit radial balance.