Hey Everyone!! What a crazy day it has been. We have been getting crazy heavy rain storms this week. I love the rain but would much rather be home and all comfy instead of working. Work has been rather busy too which is good. I have a lot going on this week too. I think that due to last week being crazy with my son I feel like I am behind on everything and everything is stressful. I don't know why because nothing is really behind or stressful lol I think I just need some ice cream.
Today I have a super fun blue mani that I was so excited about.
I started with a base of Sinful Colors Why Not? I have no idea if this is a new color but I didn't have it and the number is in the 1000s so I snatched it up. I am sure it is similar to something I have but I find blues hard to resist. I stamped with China Glaze Sci-Fly By from the 2013 Hologlam Holographic collection.
I used plate RuiZ02 from the Bornprettystore that I recently got on sale. I LOVE Snoopy and have been dying to get this plate for a LONG time and when I saw it on sale I snatched it up really quick. I love Snoopy. I stamped those hearts on sticks design with Sci-Fly By. I don't know if they are supposed to be balloons or flowers or just hearts with stems but they were cute so I used them. I did the Snoopy with Sunglasses design but instead of stamping directly I used the stamper decal method. The Canadian Nail Fanatic has a great step by step picture guide ( here ) over on her site which is where I first saw the stamper decal method used.
I absolutely LOVED this mani so much. SO MUCH! The little snoopy decal was pretty easy to make and came out super cute. Application was a bit trickier and I messed up the one on my left hand a little when I smeared it with top coat. Snoopy is STILL CUTE though!!!
Why Not? is a great blue and it was bright and cheery which I loved. Sci-Fly By is great for stamping though it was a little more subtle than I anticipated.
A close up of my Snoopy decal shows a ton of bubbles caused by the top coat. Instead of reading the directions again before doing the decals I just looked at the pictures and wasn't sure if I needed to put the decals over wet or dry nails. I actually put the decal over a coat of clear that I had just applied and I think that caused the bubbles because then I couldn't really press the decal down. Yeah, smack me with a shoe, directions are there for a reason!
All in all for my first try it wasn't too bad and I absolutely loved looking at this mani and showed everyone lol I painted a little outside the line there on Snoopy's head and didn't realize it until later but I didn't care. Snoopy is too cute.
Now I want all the plates that have images that I can use for coloring in and making stamper decals lol
That's all for now :)