July 7, 2013

And I am a Material Girl!

Today's prompt for Sunday Stamping is your birthstone.  I was born in the illustrious month of April and have always disparaged that my birthstone is a diamond.  I know, it is not natural for a member of the female sex to not adore diamonds.  I have always loved emeralds and felt that I was born in the wrong month.  The biggest problem was trying to figure out how to come up with a stamp that had anything to do with diamonds.  I have a decent collection of stamping plates, but when I wen through them I felt like I had nothing.  Then I tried to think outside the box and Marilyn Monroe popped into my head.  You know, diamonds are a girl's best friend.

So I tried to base my manicure on the iconic number by Marilyn Monroe from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.  This famous scene has been done by so many others; Glee, Moulin Rouge, Burlesque, and Gossip Girl to name a small few.  Even Madonna was inspired by her when she created her video for Material Girl.  I went through my stamps again and came up with this.

I used Gals plate GA30.  When I looked the image on the plate I thought it look delicate and frilly, but it stamped more like a tattoo. . .  Oh well.  I also wish I had crystals for my other nails, but we shall just call them black diamonds.  The polishes are China Glaze United and Konad Special Black.

I love the way United sparkles.  It is so pretty in the sun.  You can really see the color facets of light and dark pink as well as gold.

My thumb.

So this was not quite what others had in mind, I am sure, but it was inspired by diamonds.  I just added some iconic flair!


July 6, 2013


Just thought I would give this manicure a posting.  It is a rather simple loose glitter star manicure that I did a while ago.  I used Ulta Moody Blues and Nabi Metalic Coral.  I hope you all like it!


July 4, 2013

There Ain't No Doubt I Love This Land

Today is Independence Day and I want to take a moment to thank all those who have made it possible for me to live in country where I can question my government, where I can choose who I want to be, where I can vote, and where I can worship how I want.  These are a few of the privileges I am awarded and I strive not to take them for granted.

To honor and celebrate I have another 4th of July themed manicure.  This was rather simple, as I did it this morning.  However I feel the Old Glory is well represented.

I used Essie Butler Please, Leading Lady, Konad Special White, and Nina Ultra Pro.

The stars were done with Betina  plate B-08.

The stripes were done with striping tape.

I hope you have a wonderful Fourth surrounded by family friends.  Enjoy good food and laughter, but spare a moment and remember the price that was paid.


July 2, 2013

Oh Say Can You See!

I live in the United States if America and with my residence comes a Holiday known as Independence Day or The 4th of July.  On this day we are supposed to remember and celebrate the day the Constitution was signed in 1776.  So in honor of this day and as a prompt from Sunday Stamping (I know I am late, I just didn't get pictures taken) I give my 4th of July Manicure.

I really love how this came out!  The design came from ellandish.  I recently found her on Youtube and am loving her designs.  Plus the quality of her videos is excellent!  I did change a few things due to lack of a particular plate, plus I wanted to stamp the red polish in order to use a sparkly white.

I used plates Winstonia W107 and Cheeky CH51.  Now comes the polishes, there are a few. . . OPI Mad As A Hatter, Essie Butler Please, Konad Special White, Special Red, China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around, Hey Sailor, and Millennium.

I love that this design is stamping and freehand.  I need to do more freehand.  My roots are there and I am getting rusty.

I forget how much I love MAAH!  It is so colorful and sparkly!  I have no idea if you can still find it, but if you do jump on it!

Well my lovelies, I must be going!