Monday, January 19, 2015

Mani Monday: MoYou Kaleidoscope 04 and Color Club Holo

What better way is there to start out the week then with a beautiful manicure that makes you spend the whole day staring at your nails?  This is especially true if you type all day at work like I do.  Here is what I'm sporting on my nails today:

I absolutely love this manicure, it is really stunning in person and I have gotten a lot of complements on it.  It's a skittle manicure composed of five different Color Club Holos from my collection.  Let me pause here and add that I own all 12 of the Color Club Holo line and they are absolutely gorgeous, stunning, and worth every penny!  I regret not buying them sooner.  Here is a picture of the polishes and plate I used for this mani:

Here is a closeup of the lovely MoYou Kaleidoscope 04 plate:

This manicure was a really fast one.  It only took about an hour and ten minutes for me to complete.  I started out with a coat of Gelshine Base Coat (Sephora by OPI) and cured it under the UV light.  I then painted each nail a two coats of a different color.  I then stamped a different design on each nail using my Konad Black Special Polish for stamping (the only black stamping polish I trust!).  Finally, after all that had ample time to dry, I applied a coat of Gelish Top Coat.  I carefully placed my nail gems where I wanted them, cured the polish, then added a second layer of gel top coat and cured again.  Viola!  Easy, fast, beautiful nails that have the staying power to last a couple weeks!

Sunday, January 18, 2015

St. Merry by Gogo Only Stamping Plate Review

A brand new plate manufacturer showed up on Amazon a couple weeks ago.  The manufacturer name is Gogo Only and they have a released a single plate called "St. Merry". This is an extra large plate that comes in a pretty sleeve, priced at $12.99.  It has 50 full sized images and 10 single images:

 Naturally I had to buy the plate right away!  Look at all those cute designs. For only $13, this plate was calling to me.  I ordered it with my prime shipping and it arrived two days later.  At the request of many ladies, I then proceeded to make a You Tube video review.  The synopsis is that it is a GREAT plate that I highly recommend!  To see my complete review of the plate including image sizes and swatches, check out the video below: