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Happy Pi Day!

For Pi Day I stamped over A England Whispering  Waves using Hehe plate Hehe-053 and Colour Alike “a Venus”. Only had time to do a couple of nails with the Pi-themed stamping plate…

   
    

  
 

Here is Whispering Waves on its own; two coats plus top coat. 

   
 

Happy Pi Day!

Happy Year of the Monkey!

I’m posting a bit late but here are the nails I did for the Lunar New Year!

   

The red is Picture Polish Arabian and the stamping is from Hehe plate 042 using Kleancolor Metallic Yellow. First two photos in shade. 

  

Flash photos:

  

The holo still doesn’t show very well in these pics but it’s there amongst all those glass flecks!

  

I used two coats of Arabian plus top coat. It has a great formula. 

  

Love this stamping plate! Happy New Year to everyone celebrating 🙂

 

Pretty Serious Pookie and stamping

Happy New Year! This beautiful, bright blue polish is Pookie from the Pretty Serious Well Meaning But Ultimately Quite Awkward Pet Names collection!

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Two coats plus top coat, great formula! Love this unique shade of turquoise blue!

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Now, Pookie is one of the nicknames  of my cat Possum – actually, The Lady-Pookie is her full nickname. Because Pookie was a nickname of one of my parents’ cats (may he rest in peace) who was an orange tabby, and Possum is also an orange tabby but a female orange tabby.  I tried to take a “my nails and my cat” pic here but she wasn’t too thrilled with the flash!

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I stamped over Pookie using Kleancolor Metallic Orange and these cute little roly-poly cats that remind me of Possum, from Hehe plate Hehe-023!

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Here’s Possum still at the top of that cat tree, still not looking too thrilled! 

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Sometimes she likes to roll around on the floor and show off her super fluffy belly!

A England Cathy and Jane Morris

Today I have A England Cathy and Jane Morris to show you. Cathy is a pale grey with a lavender tone, subtle holo, and blue shimmer flecks. Jane Morris is a charcoal grey holo with blue-to-purple glass fleck shimmer. 

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I used two coats each plus top coat. Jane Morris is almost a one-coater. Both have great formulas! I stamped a crane on Cathy using Jane Morris and Hehe plate Hehe-048. 

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Partial shade:

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Under halogen light, to bring out the purple side of the shimmer in Jane Morris:

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With flash:

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Zoya Gretchen and Femme Fatale Heart’s Desires

Zoya Gretchen is a nude-ish brownish dusty rose kind of colour that I applied here in two coats (plus top coat). The accent nail is two coats of Femme Fatale Heart’s Desires, a very unique mauve-ish dusty rose base filled with red-gold-green flakies and tiny red holo microglitter sparks. Photos with flash. 

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The next day I added two coats of Heart’s Desires overtop of Gretchen and stamped on the accent nail using Kleancolor Metallic Green and an image from Hehe-024. The combo of Heart’s Desires plus green made the accent nail look kind of orange overall!

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Here’s the reason I bought Zoya Gretchen – former feral kitty Gretchen! She’s a torbie (brown tabby with some orange tabby patches), although it doesn’t really show in these photos.   

  

Gretchen actually doesn’t really get along very well with a lot of the cats, but there are a few she likes. Here she is cuddled up and spooning with Tex! <3<3<3

  

 

Autumn stamping

I had better share this fall-themed manicure before the snow flies, which fortunately hasn’t happened yet here!

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The base for this mani was Emily de Molly Copper Patina and Femme Fatale Infamous Riddle. 

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Copper Patina is a turquoise creme with pink-to-gold duochrome shimmer. I used two coats plus top coat. 

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Infamous Riddle is an olive-leaning green jelly with strong red-to-gold duochrome shimmer. I used three coats plus top coat for this one. 

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I really love both of these polishes!

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I stamped fall leaves and trees on them using Kleancolor’s Metallic Orange, Metallic Mango, and Metallic Brown. 

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The plates used were Bundle Monster BM-04, Hehe 048, and Born Pretty BPL-015 for the tree. 

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So happy with how these turned out! Here are approximately a zillion more photos, heheh. 😉

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OPI Glacier Bay Blues and BB Couture Pipe Bender

This mani features an old, hard-to-find black label OPI called Glacier Bay Blues, which has a navy blue base with purple-to-green duochrome shift. The ring finger accent is BB Couture Pipe Bender, which has a muted dark green base with some subtle purple duochrome shimmer. I used three thin coats for each (although the BB Couture could easily be a two coater) plus top coat.

This first one is a phone pic in sunlight, where the duochrome effect is less apparent:

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Camera pics in partial sunlight:

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In shade:

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Under Ott lite:

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With flash:

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I added some stamping to the accent nail that didn’t really turn out, since it’s not very visible, but here it is anyway. I used my bottle of Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire, which is strangely no longer its original royal blue colour, but is now a dusty dark purple. I’ve seen fading blue pigments before, but this was kind of strange in that it turned really quite purple! It almost looks like OPI Ink Suede now, except more muted and even more purple. Anyway, it wasn’t enough of a contrast to Pipe Bender to show up well, unfortunately, and I liked the mani better without the stamping. The image is from plate Hehe-024.

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