A Stitcher's Stitchings

Oh, for the love of cross stitching….and a few ramblings

Finally used my magnetic polish!! August 29, 2012

Filed under: Nail art — K. Marie @ 1:27 PM
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I had some spare time today so I thought I’d give my new polish a go. I took off my old polish and put on a base coat yesterday so that cut down on the time I needed.

After reading the directions, I put one coat on and let it dry. And I must say I am extremely happy with the drying time, super fast.

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Then I put on a thick coat and held the magnet above it. Here’s my thumb:

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And the rest of my nails:

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(Who is that puppy sleeping in the back? Lol.)

I love the way these turned out but it looks more black/purple then it does any color of pink. I can honestly say that I will be adding more of these to my collection. They are so easy to do and the effect is awesome.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

 

A day at the nail salon August 8, 2012

Filed under: Nail Art — K. Marie @ 8:32 PM
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I had been telling hubby a lot lately that my nails were in uber bad shape over and over. Well, Monday he got me to get up off my tush and go get a mani. I told him I didn’t want to go alone so guess who came with me?? My bug!! It was a nice little mother daughter hour and a half.

Well, when we got to the nail salon I decided that bug couldn’t just have a mani, I wanted her to get her first real pedi too!! She had her toe nails painted at a different salon but they didn’t even allow her to put her feet in the water. What kind of fun is that?? She was so disappointed so this time I made sure that she was able to put her little feet in the water. Once they confirmed that she’d get everything done that I would I was all for it. I paid for the services first (I can’t stand having to reach into my purse or pocket to pay after I’ve just had my nails done because I’m afraid I might mess them up) and then we went back to the pedi area.

Bug’s chair was right next to mine so I thought that she would be fine….I thought wrong. She didn’t want to put her feet in the water because she kept saying she was scared. I think she was really scared to have someone else doing her nails because she’s really shy around new people. The ladies were so sweet and patient. They let her sit in my lap while I was getting my pedi and the lady who was doing her’s did her mani while she was sitting with me so that she would be comfortable with her.

After a while of talking her into it, we were able to convince her that she’d be okay in her own chair like a big girl and that I wasn’t going anywhere until she was done with her feet. After she got over her fear she actually loved it and wanted to go back!!

I ended up getting my nails squared so that I could do my own french tips when they grow out a bit. I fully intended to take a before pic of my nails but completely forgot. So, here’s the after pic of my nails….

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I got a pink on my fingers and so did bug, but she liked the neon pink more than my muted bubblegum pink. Lol.ย  ๐Ÿ˜€

 

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Now for our toes. I went for matchy-matchy but that was too simple for bug. Hehe. She chose the neon pink for her fingers and a sparkly blue for her toes. She always has to have a different color on her fingers and her toes. She’s just so indecisive.ย Can you tell she gets her hands and feet from me??ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

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A girls night July 31, 2012

Filed under: Nail art,Ramblings — K. Marie @ 12:38 PM
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This is the result of hubby having to stay overnight at training. I had school work to catch up on but bug wanted me to paint her nails, so I made her a deal. If she would let me do my school work in peace then I would paint her nails when I was done. About an hour and a half later we were sitting on the floor and being goofy painting our nails. There is no nail art on our nails but still they look good. It was a nice night for us, but hubby was missed by both of us. Bug picked her own nail color and it came out really good. I’m not sure why I don’t go to this color for me more often. It’s beautiful!!

 

Nail art update July 18, 2012

Filed under: Nail art,Ramblings — K. Marie @ 11:52 AM
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I completed my nails less than a week ago and, sadly, 5 of my 10 nails have already chipped and 1 broke. I’ve learned that this always happens when I use a certain top coat….

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See the chipped nails? (The index finger on this hand chipped so bad that the nail broke.) And this is just on one hand. The other one looks about the same.

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In my opinion, Sally Hansen Insta Dri is fine if you want your nails to dry rather quickly but not if you want your polish to last. My first chip happened the second day after my nail art was done. So sad.
Next time I will have a bit more time set aside so I can use my other top coat so it won’t chip so easily.ย  ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

 

Some nail art ramblings May 22, 2012

Filed under: Nail art — K. Marie @ 4:39 PM
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Other than school work, cross stitching and family time my thing is nails. I’m hardly ever without nail polish and usually have a design of done short on my nails. I’ve even collected a large amount of polishes.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย  My hubby puts up with all of my little obsessions and I love him do much more for it. Lol. I thought I’d just post a pic of my nails and my collection so I can add to my ramblings.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

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This is my current nail design. My little brother is graduating from hs next week so I’ll probably add another post then.

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My daughter loves me to do get nails too but shes only 4 so it’s hard to get some designs on there. Hehe.

And of course my nail polish collection….

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I swear it’s not an obsession, I’m simply very dedicated.ย  ๐Ÿ˜‰