Showing posts with label Peripera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Peripera. Show all posts

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Crumpet’s Tri Color Challenge Challenge 1

Well the second part of this challenge has begun.  Yesterday, my day was free and the ideas were flowing so I did three manicures.  When I was getting ready to post them, I looked at them and excuse the language, they looked like shit!  I was not going to post anything like what I did.  I am even embarrassed to say I had well it wasn’t three it was only two failed manicures.  So, there was like no way I was going to be able to go and whip one up I was exhausted.  I don’t know what happened but today, I slept until 1:30 pm.  I had therapy at 3:00 so there was no way I was going to get anything done until I got home so I hurried home and have taken my time and came up with something that I feel is post worthy.  I just told myself if it looks like crap I am going to scrap it.  I changed the polish I was going to use and got much better results.  So, first to the polish I am going to use for the next 3 challenges.  They are all made by a brand called Peripera.  The only place I have bought them is on eBay.  They are pretty inexpensive but are very pigmented.dots
I really like these polishes because you can stamp with most of them.  So, if I want to stamp during a challenge I can use the polish I have chosen.  The only thing is that these colors only have numbers no names.
So, I used the pink as my base and pueen plate 12.  I was able to stamp with the turquoise and orange.

I alternated the blue and orange stamp and then dotted the open spaces you can still see the pink come through on the image.  So I was able to use all three colors.
I hope you like.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Blue Monday

I remember when we used to do Blue Mondays.  My very first was blue Monday.  Those pictures were terrible.  I was terrified posting them.  I had a bad camera and did not know how to navigate around blogger.  I think I am 20% better and that’s ok at least it is not 20% worse although sometimes……I know I am still lost when it comes to Google + and did order Google+ for Dummies but no time to read it.  Have you ever wondered where your day went.  One time I just could not sleep because I was actually thinking about what I needed to do for the blog.  So many ideas for manicures, I am a little less anal now. 
So, my friend came over on Sunday and she goes straight to the polish room.  Any girl who comes over goes straight to the polish room.  It is just four shelves away from being set.  I guess my husband will have the honey do blues tomorrow.  Nah, I can do it.  I was talking about it and someone pointed out that it was the equivalent of a man cave and it is.  So, I am putting my efforts into this.  My mood is better because even though I wasn’t able to make my friend’s brother’s memorial service she posted some beautiful pictures for close friends and family and they were beautiful.  That really puts me a peace.
Today I did a Blue Monday.  It was so easy and it went perfect with what I was wearing.  I do have a small Dillard’s haul.  You should see my husband’s.  We did 65% off at Dillard’s with an extra 40% off.  This is the time to buy sweaters.  Yes, I know summer is coming but you can wear them next year styles for men do not change that much.  We even went shopping on Sunday when my girlfriend came over and he was just one of the girls.  It was cute and I know part of the reason he did it was to make me feel better.  He even helped us find nail polish in the sale bins at Ulta. 
Ok, to the manicure this is really easy to do.  I used these polishes I get on Ebay from a brand called Peripera,  these polishes are really nice you can stamp with them and use only one coat and be ok and they only cost about $5.00.  So one coat of blue (they don’t have names just numbers).  Then I did one white stripe down the middle. One black on each side of the white, then I put three dots on the white stripe and two black on the black lines.  Once the dots were almost dry I a smaller dot of the opposite color and that was it.  Top coat and you are good to go.  You could use any color combination to do this manicure and that is what I like.  I can even make it a gradient.  Take a simple pattern and run with it you don’t need to be an artist to do this.  You can use a tooth pick to make the dots.  If you ever see the goddess of nail art, Robin Moses, she uses tooth picks makes her own glitter polish as she is doing her manicures.  I am wowed by her she is truly and artist who can paint on a very small canvas.  I think she made me loose the fear of using stripers and dotting tools.  If you never have seen her videos check one out someday.  You will be amazed at her creations and may even realize I think I can do that.
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Blue Monday
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Ciao for now,