Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Button, Button, Who's got the button?

I love buttons. I used to have a whole tin full of them. Today it seems people are pushing my buttons. Ever have one of those days you just don't want anyone to bother you? Today is that day! I don't know why it is but every time I hear my name I scream inside my head. I would love nothing more than to crawl into bed and take a nap. I think I am just WAY overtired. Luckily this mani is super bright and cheerful.

Random.org picked this mani for me! I used Orly Spark which it picked Sunday night but I used P2 Rich & Royal instead. Then I used random.org to pick another color, NYC West Village for my Konad design. I figured it was time for some nail art. Then random.org picked the image plate I used. It actually picked 23 and since I don't have a plate numbered 23 I just counted to the 23 plate in my album. It was B49 which is one of the plates that came with the SHANY set I ordered way back when.

Orly Spark was one of my Christmas presents and I picked up West Village when I had a coupon for NYC polishes. The picture shows both darker than they are in real life. Spark is more of a pastel type yellow and West Village I honestly thought was purple until I stamped it. It was even living among the purples in the purple box. oops.

Since the top picture doesn't show much color I took another picture of West Village. You can see some blue in the top of the bottle.

Let me just say Spark is a pain in the rear to apply. I don't like saying I do not like polish but this one ticked me off. I actually did a full mani with three coats and was so annoyed by the streaks and unevenness I took it off and started over. I heard yellows were difficult but this little punk is a pain! On my second attempt I actually did the first coat horizontally across my nail hoping that would help with the streaks. It didn't help do much but make a mess. This is three coats because I refused to deal with it any longer. It is still streaky and uneven in certain areas but too bad.

AND THEN THERE WAS THE STAMPING. I LOVE the Shany plates BUT they are not as good as Konad plates. For the life of me I could not get the dang image to come up completely. You can see how much trouble it was. There is not a single image that isn't missing at least a little bit of it. I tried rolling, pressing hard, not pressing hard, stamping straight up and down, and the list goes on. No method I tried would pull the entire image off the stupid plate. As you can see I tried to double stamp twice to cover the areas that didn't pull the whole image but that failed too. I wasn't even going to show this mani because I thought it was bad.

I am wearing the dang thing anyway because I was too tired to take it off and do it again. The bf actually said it looked pretty cool. He just got new glasses, I question the job they did with them.

It was really gray and overcast this morning so the pictures in the car are not with bright sunshine light. The two below are the ones I snapped real quick when the sun came out for 2.3 seconds.

My right hand definitely came out better than my left hand.

The inside the office with the doors closed because it is hot as heck in South Florida and humid as can be of course came out darker than the actual color which annoyed me. I like the picture though so I used it anyway.

So Spark is not my friend. Image plate B49 is not my friend. I also went to put the brush back into the bottle of West Village because it had WAY too much polish and I missed getting polish all over the neck and side of the bottle which is not cute. It is cheery though. My dad even noticed them this morning when I took him to the pool. He said you have bright yellow nails with something strange on them. I told him they were buttons but he was already onto the next conversation. I wonder what tonight's random.org mani will be.

That's all for now :)


  1. Yellows can be very ill behaved, it's true. Too bad about the Shany plate, 'cause that's a cute image. Seems to me I heard they raised their prices for plates so I don't think I'll be getting them anytime soon.

  2. Do you know of any techniques as to help the application of the fickle yellow?

    The Shany prices are high now, I think when I looked yesterday they were around $30 which is insane. I saw that Bundlemonster will have a new plate set coming out though. I wonder if those will be better. I have so many issues with my Shany plates.


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