Friday, August 24, 2012

Starry Mosaic nails and Stamping Tips! **Contest Inside** **1 week extension on contest!**

So this post is very picture heavy as you can see. I had quite a bit of fun with this design as it was my first time playing with stamping plates.  I used 2 good coats of Pearl Silver by Klean Color as a base color and then carefully stamped the starry pattern over my nails using Party All Night by China Glaze with holographic powder added in. Now my first tries with stamping came with quite a bit of issues, namely with the patterns made to fully cover the nail rather than those that are just one object. The patterns for full coverage were very difficult to get to come off of the stamping plate all in one piece let alone trying to get them on the nail all in one shot. So what I found worked was doing several placements using a technique similar to sponging to get the effect and get most of the stars intact. I really love the look as it reminds me of a mosaic of stars and the look became even more beautiful when I added my Northern Lights holographic topcoat as it truly gave the appearance of the nights sky. Now as you may also see in my pictures I decided to feature my Luke Skywalker's Force Effects Lightsabre as holding it just added a bit of nerd to my look. I just couldn't help myself as I am most definitely a nerd at heart! 
Also on a side-note in case anyone like myself has yet to have the opportunity to enjoy lovely stamping plates you can get a starter kit at your local Sally's Beauty for around 10$ and if your like me you will want more variety in the plate selection and you can find some real steals on Amazon for stamping plates under 15$1 I managed to get 25 plates and next day shipping for 14$ I can't wait for my other stamps as I'm hoping there will be one that allows me to do a snakeskin look or even some leaves for an Autumn style. 

Also I don't know if this is an across the board sale but you should definitely if you get the chance stop by Sally's Beauty for they're 50% all red sticker clearance sale. I managed to get a lovely color called Harvest Moon by China Glaze for $.70 (after my Sally's card discount). I swear I'm starting to realize there is only one thing to do with my addiction to nail art... feed it!


**On one more note I figured a Q & A would give me an opportunity to get to know my lovely followers so I have a question for you! What is the #1 thing that drives you to do new nail art? What inspires you lovely lacquerista's to create? What is your muse?
Please type your answers in the comment section below.**

And just to make things interesting the person who gives me the best, most thought out and interesting answer will win 1 bottle of nail polish (priced under 10$ including shipping) shipped directly to them! 
Here is the website that the winner will choose their prize from 
Please try to have 2nd or 3rd choices in mind as the color you choose may have already been sold out.
The winner will be chosen on 8/31/2012

So I have decided as I've seen more people becoming followers everyday so in order for more people to have a chance at this lovely prize I am extending this contest. I will no longer be accepting entries as of midnight est on 8/7/12 and will be announcing a winner 8/13/12 The winner will receive an email from me and if I do not receive a response in 48 hours I will go to the second place winner.



















8 comments:

  1. My inspiration is all the wonderful art I see other ladies creating on r/redditlaqueristas :)

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  2. I'm inspired by colors, patterns, art, designs, video games, tv shows, my friends, my life. Right now I'm rocking a light blue mani with Finn the Human from Adventure Time as my accent nail. Painting my nails in the middle of the night makes me feel less lonely, somehow.

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    1. I understand your art to combat the loneliness, I feel the same way and it always seems to boost my confidence.

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    2. Audrey, just trying to let you know, you have won the contest! Congratulations! Please contact me asap with your chosen prize so I can get it to you! If I don't hear from you in 48 hours I will have to go to the second place winner.

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  3. Hi I love doing nail art even though I am not very good. This is because well to be frank I'm not exactly a stunner and I want something of me to be really pretty. I would really appreciate it if you chose me since I'm just starting out and I really need nail polish. Thanks! Bye

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    1. Thank you so very much for your entry! Please contact me with some manner of contacting you in case you get chosen for the prize.

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  4. My inspiration is just to be the best like no one ever was.

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  5. My inspiration is big bold colors, bright shiny glitters, simplified designs. I browse redditlaqueristas whenever I lack ideas!

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I love to hear what people have to think, after all feedback is what makes the world go round, Just please remember as open of mouth or in this case keyboard as you choose to be I will respond in the same kind if not more so, so please be respectful and honest.