Sunday, December 30, 2012

AIS New Years

Sorry I have been missing.  Not that I haven't been doing nail stuff, just no blogging.  Been making nail swatches.  But I have joined the Adventures in Stamping Facebook group in order to continue to challenge myself.  They "share" on Sundays, so I will be posting on Sunday's too.  Looking for other challenges/groups to join in order to keep my mojo flowing.

Today's theme is, of course, New Year.  Here is what I came up with.

Don't know why stars shout New Years to me, but they do.  And yes, this is matte.  And yes, my nails are shorter.  I broke 3 nails on my right hand on Christmas Eve (boo hoo) and felt silly with short nails on my right - long nails on left.  Here's how I did it.
  •  2 coats Sinful Colors Black on Black
  • Stamped with Sally Hansen Insta Dri Silver Sweep and Konad M5 
  • Stamped with Bundle Monster BM21 dotted with both Essie Good as Gold and Revlon Copper Penny
  • 1 coat of NYC Matte
  • Attached some little silver studs I got in a Christmas embellishment wheel I got on clearance at Sally's Beauty with top coat (probably won't stay on long, but I like them anyway)
Here is a couple more pics.

Without Studs
Thumb with stud

This didn't turn out exactly how I envisioned.  I wish I used pink instead of the copper.  There just wasn't much delineation between the copper and the gold, but I still like it.  Hope you do too!


  1. Well done, Tina! I like the studs & hope they stay put.

    1. I only lost two studs after a full day of work (one on each hand)!

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    1. I am on a big matte kick recently. Watch for more matte manis coming.