Showing posts with label AboveTheCurve. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AboveTheCurve. Show all posts

Instagram Nails!

I have not scheduled any other posts this week... I know... I'm a bad blogger. I ended up spraining my middle finger the weekend before, and it's still bothering me. I have plenty of pictures taken, I just haven't gotten around to editing them.

Look... I'm a Cyborg...

There's also been a lot going on personally besides my finger... I had a co-worker pass away on the 28th (I worked with her for 6 years), my Mom is healing from kidney stone surgery, my cousin had a carbon monoxide scare at her job, my grandmother is in the hospital in ICU and is not doing well. And some other little personal issues, so I'm just feeling a bit burnt out. Could use your well wishes & prayers.

I do have super awesome pictures of all these mani's from my real camera, when I get around to editing them... but I thought I'd share them in their natural light Instagram shots for now. You can follow me on Instagram at @tunaynamahal82

I am wearing this mani this week! It's 2 coats of Royals by Bsquared Lacquer. Which is a blurple jelly with holo glitter, and I stamped with Emily De Molly plate EDM03. This plate is too awesome! I love it! I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep to stamp the design.

Another week I wore KB Shimmer The Grape Beyond, stamped with Sally Hansen Lively Lilac with EDM plate EDM05

And some pretty spring nails with Above The Curve: Peeps, Love, & Happiness. Stamped with EDM05, Konad white.

P.S. Here's the real camera version of the first photo! 

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Above The Curve: Power to the Polish Peeps!

✯ PR Sample ✯ 

Today I'm excited to share four new colors from Above The Curve's Spring 2014 collection: Power to the Polish Peeps! There are 7 colors total in the new spring collection.

Twin Peeps: is a pale pink crelly full of different glitters. I spotted stars, moons, butterflies. I used 3 coats for the photos below, and a topcoat is a must to smooth out the glitters nicely. I used Seche Vite. The glitters came out nicely, though I did place a few on the last coat.

Peeps, Love, & Happiness: One of my favorites! Pretty sky blue crelly, with a mix of different glitters. I spotted butterflies and flowers in this one. It applied the same as Twin Peeps. 3 coats, plus 1 coat of Seche Vite.

Have Your Peeps Call My Peeps: gorgeous pink coral cream with holographic shimmer. It's such a pretty color and the formula goes on perfectly. But, while it's a stunner... it's also a stainer. :-( (Please note: this is mentioned in the store!)

I did a test on my non swatching hand. On my pinky I only used HYPCMP. On my ring finger I used two coats of Orly base coat + polish. I left them on overnight. In the morning when I removed the polish- both nails were stained. :-( What's funny is, I think the nail that had the base coat looks more stained, than the nail without anything.

So... when swatching this color, I took extra precaution. I did 1 coat of OPI Nail Envy, 1 coat of L.A. Girl Marine Base Coat, 1 coat of Out The Door Topcoat- BEFORE I applied 2 coats of the polish. This triple threat combo DID protect me from staining, while I swatched the polish. If staining isn't a huge deal for you, then you'll be fine. But for a nail blogger staining is something we dread. :-\

Edited to add: Shelby from Shelbylou Nails says that if you have staining, a cuticle remover like Blue Cross Cuticle remover will help remove staining. Thanks for the tip!

Peepers Creepers: is a lovely spring green color with scattered holographic shimmer. Formula went on nicely, I used 3 coats, plus Seche Vite topcoat.

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