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Friday, August 14, 2015

100 posts anniversary top 10 favorite manis



Hello everyone!

I'm very excited because this is my 100th post. When I started this blog I didn't expect to last this long. I started it as a way to keep my PTSD in control by finding a hobby (nail art) and posting about it here. I have done a lot more than just what's on the blog, but I guess every girl who loves nail art changes it more often than people think is "normal" :P

For this I chose 10 manicures that I wrote about on the blog. My top 10 favorites. It was pretty hard to chose, but here they are. For each of them I'll leave a link to the post where you can get the info and products used.

They are in no particular order, because I like them the same.

1. Little mermaid inspired nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2013/05/little-mermaid-inspired.html

2. Spider web nails (halloween 2013)
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/halloween-2013-cartoony-black-widow.html

3. Candy nails (Christmas 2013)
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/ive-been-away-for-while-not-in-my.html

4. New years eve nails 2013
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2013/12/born-pretty-store-product-review-new.html

5. Polka dot nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2014/06/new-matte-circle-glitter-review-and.html

6. Gothic nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2014/12/gothic-new-year-nail-design.html

7. Anime nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2015/04/anime-nail-art.html

8. Confetti nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2015/06/colorful-confetti.html

9.Vintage nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2015/07/vintage-floral-nail-art.html

10. Polka dots and bows nails
http://deenailsblog.blogspot.com/2014/07/colorful-retro-polka-dots-design-and.html


I have a lot more that I like but these ones have been my favorites. I didn't include the last one I done, because I wanted to make the old ones shine, but I would have gladly included the start fish manicure in my favorites list.

I hope you like some of them. I know not everyone is crazy about 3D nail art, but I am, and I wear and share what I like. I might have a future post about nail trashing that's happening a lot recently.  Respect what others like, and wear what makes you shine!

Thank you for being a part of my little blog for these 100 posts. I'll keep poring with more crazy nails.

All the designs presented in this post and on this blog are of my own creation. If you get inspired and recreate any design please do give credit by mentioning "Inspired by Dee Nails" when posting it on the net. Thank you!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Star fish charms




Hello everyone!

I was beyond excited when I received my mail from www.bornprettystore.com this week. It had BLING in it! I missed wearing nail jewelry.

So today I will be showing you these adorable and very sparkly charms. They are sorta new and you can find them >here< for $3.61 on regular price. To me these are incredibly cheap since most charms they have come in pairs of 2. This one comes with 10! And the charms I chose are pretty big.



My choice was pattern 781. They feature a really nice setting of rhinestones and faux pearls with a star fish. It is perfect for summer (yes it's still summer) and they catch the sun like crazy. One of the bigger rhinestones in there has a gorgeous rainbow shine. The setting is made out of metal so they can be reused over and over again.



For my manicure I opted for a water like base color. I coated my nails with white polish and made a gradient with 3 different shades of blue. I stamped my nails with one of the wavy patterns from plate BP-23

For my accent nails I used a dark blue polish from Sally Hansen that I overlayed with 2 thin coats of Pure Ice- Strapless, one of my favorite blue glitters ever.



I set the charms on my accent nails using nail glue. Just a little goes a long way, since these charms are light. This is one of my favorite nail art designs  that I've wore this summer. I've had the charms on for 5 days and they did not fall off or move in any way. I am in love.



I have to mention that these star fish charms are not for 3D beginners. They are very 3D. If you're not used to wearing something that is raised a lot off your nail, you might want to try some of the other charms from the same collection.

I hope you liked my little star fish manicure and if you want them you can use the code below for a 10% discount and free shipping.



Disclaimer: This product was sent for review. All opinions about it are honest and my own.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

3 stampers comparison and review




Hello everyone.!

I recently purchased the lot of 3 different stampers from www.bornprettystore.com . They're older stampers they had by themselves on the site, but I found the 3 of them for $4.99 on discount. The price was crazy good for BPS so why not? I Only owned 1 stamper anyway. You can find the lot >here< for $8.64 on regular price. They have sales on everything constantly so keep an eye for up to 50% off or even more.

From that lot, I owned the XXL squishy stamper. I thought it was amazing until now. And here is why.

These are the stampers in the lot, each came with their corresponding scrapers. I don't use those I prefer an old debit card for scraping.

I used the exact same plate for all of them and all 3 stampers have been cleaned with acetone and lightly buffed before use. All polishes used are special stamping polishes.


I'll try to stay honest so I'll start with the one that dissapointed me and that happened to be the one I've been using  for over a year now. The big squishy stamper you can find it >here< by itself. It picks up pretty good patterns with not a lot of details I haven't really used my plates with details because it won't show up or it will lose before transfer.


With this stamper I used 2 polishes because I thought it might just be the shimmer in the polish first time, even though it's special stamping polish and worked fine before. The lace barely shows up. I think after it gets used more it picks up a little better because the old one I have does, but I'm very dissapointed in myself that I didn't buy more stampers to try out before deciding on one.




Pros: Very big area. The stamper is well suited for long or wide nails.

Cons: Not the best in picking up very detailed patterns. It deforms some designs while applying them on the nail because it's very soft.



The second stamper it's the green square one that you can find >here<
I like it overall, the stamper picks up pretty well. I have yet to figure the proper way to turn it when applying the design on the nail but I'll just have to play with it a little more. I've seen a lot of people using it and coming out with great looking nails.




It's big enough for medium nails. Even if the area is big in length it's pretty narrow.

Pros: Picks up the patterns and it holds it pretty nice looking during transfer.

Cons: A little difficult to work with for newbies.



The 3rd stamper that I got in the pack is the all well known pink stamper that I dare to call "traditional" that you can find >here<. It's made out of rubber and it's pretty small compared to the other ones. I was blown away how crisp the pattern came out. It picks up even the finest line of the lace design. I never thought I would like it so much. Because of this I used it for a design below. I wish they had a bigger one, I'll have to look for one, because this one is very small.



Pros: Picks up the pattern extremely well

Cons: Very small. Could not fully stamp my thumbs and I have small nails.

I purchased these for reversed stamping, because I've been obsessing with it for the past months. Having a collection of stampers is great for this purpose.


You'll have to try and see for yourself what you like and what works for you, but I hope this helped a little bit.

For the following design I used the small pink stamper and black BPS stamping polish . I polished 2 layers of white polish and used a sponge to make a very soft gradient with pastel pink, orange, yellow and blue. I stamped the chevorn pattern from plate QA91. I sealed with top coat and added some round gold studs that you can find >here<. A super easy 10 minutes manicure.



I hope you enjoyed this post and you found it useful. If you want any of the products presented above you can use the code below for a 10% discount and free shipping with no minimum order.