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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pink & Purple Love

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Full set of acrylic with hand painted nail art.    
 
I'm available at The Klip Joint on Fridays and Saturdays.  If you're in the Sacramento area and would like your nails done, please call for an appointment.  My fees and contact info can be found in the tabs above.  If you'd like to try this design yourself, here is a list of the colors I used.
 
 
Sally Hansen Gem Crush Big Money:  The Gem Crush polishes are a line of really dense glitters.  I've found that they chip really easy when applied over the natural nail.  However, they do fine over acrylic and have lots of sparkle.  This one is a fine gold glitter with small lavender glitter.
 
China Glaze Something Sweet-  This is one of the worst polishes I own.  I don't have a lot of pinks (shocking I know), and this is the only really pale pink I have.  It applies terribly streaky and I can only use it for nail art.  The color is pretty though.
 
China Glaze Spontaneous-  This is a grape purple crème polish.  The formula is really good on this one and goes on nice in two coats.
 
China Glaze Liquid Leather-  This is a basic black polish.  Honestly, the formula is a pain.  It seems to get goopy really fast and needs constant re-thinning.  I need to find a better black polish.
 
Orly Luxe-  This polish is thin and easily opaque in two coats.  It's a cool gold and is my favorite gold polish.
 
Seche Vite-  The best top coat ever!
 

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Spiderweb Filigree

Shellac (gel polish) pedicure with hand painted Halloween nail art
 
I love Halloween.  I enjoy the colors, the costumes, and fun nail art that come along with it.  This is my first Halloween pedicure of the year and hopefully there will be lots more spooky nails to come over the next month.  If you want to see more now, please check out some of last years work:  Orange & Black, Graveyards, Zombie, Vampires, & Cute Skulls.
 

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Sunday, September 22, 2013

NailPro Sacaramento

(my nail product haul)
 
Today I attended my first nail trade show, NailPro Sacramento 2013.  It was really crowded and I'm completely exhausted, however it was fun checking out all of the products with my nail tech friends.  
 
In the future I would like to enter the fantasy nail art competitions, but I just wasn't ready for that level of stress this year.  I did participate in a mini CND sponsored Vinylux nail art competition and actually won!  The best part was I received a $100 credit at the CND booth.

Vinylux is a new product by CND that lasts one week without chipping.  It isn't a UV polish and doesn't need any special equipment to cure.  It dries really fast and goes on thin and opaque.  Another nice bonus is that it comes in many of the same shades as CND Shellac.

 

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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Sweet Summer Treats

(full set of gel with hand painted nail art & rhinestones)
I did this set on my little sister this weekend.  This design is a nice way to wrap up such a hot summer.  These little drippy ice cream cones fit wonderfully on the short almond shaped nails.  For a more dramatic look, similar art could be done on stiletto nails instead.

 

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Harvest Art

sample nail art- Autumn harvest design


 

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