Sunday, April 10, 2011

yet another zebra mani!

I think I fall back on zebra stamps a bit too much, but I can't help it! I just love the look.
I originally wanted to do this design with the Bundle Monster zebra image because I think it is a bit more zebra-like, but my nails are too long for that image right now. Shocking!
This is the longest my nails have ever been.

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For this mani (that I did last night instead of studying...) I used Color Club Wild Orchid as a base color, and stamped with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue, from Konad m57.

Wild Orchid is gorgeous. I hadn't tried it until last night.
It is from the Every Shade of Indulgence set from the Untamed Luxury collection.
I'm so happy I decided to use it on a whim last night, because it really is awesome. One of my new faves!
Here's a picture of it before the stamping.

It is similar in color to China Glaze's Recycle, but with really pretty shimmer!


Last night I decided to try wrapping my tips with polish as I know many people do and swear by.

But I hated it!! I couldn't stand the feeling of it for some reason. So I took it off my tips with a qtip! Haha.
I don't find it very noticeable if I don't wrap my tips so I don't think I'm going to try this again unless I think a polish or mani absolutely needs it.

For some reason, my nails don't look as long in the pictures as they seem in person.
I think I'm going to have to cut them down soon.

In other news, does anyone have a bottle of Maybelline Goody Plum Drop they want to swap me? I've fallen in love! Unfortunately I fell in love a year too late. Hahaha.


  1. i just love zebra and this is no exception!

  2. Using polishes on a whim then falling in love with them is the best thing ever! I'm feelin' the same thing about CG's Grape Juice right now! :)

    Love your nails that length btw!

  3. The color combo is TOO cute.
    I want to buy a gray nail polish now ^_^

  4. Gorgeous! I really need this imageplate.

  5. I ♥ zebra stripes! The colours you've used are really pretty and go so well with each other!

  6. I know what you mean about your nails being so long. I feel like I just hacked my nails back down to nubs, and here they are almost too long again! I think my nails grow faster when i'm changing my mani daily. The cuticle care and moisturizing following removal of polish must be the ticket to fast growing nails!

  7. Gorgeous! :) Hey, I heard you won a giveaway!!! :) Awesome!

  8. I'm a huge fan of grey color on nails and when you add zebra print it is just perfect :)