LAST DAY to enter your nail art! Submit Your Nail Art / Design (Open Internationally)

My apologies for being m.i.a. – there’s too much to explain…I’ll leave it at family obligations.  Hopefully back to the indie blogathon by Monday.

Just a quick note to let you creative and wonderful nail polish lovers out there….today is the last day to enter your submission to my Facebook contest! (links below)

Voting will take place all of next week.  A new untouched (meaning: no “like”s yet) album with all of the submissions will be added for voting.  And at the end of the week, the esteemed panel of judges 😉 will decide 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from the top “like”ed submissions.

The judges:

  • and me 🙂  Louise of Mommy Loves Nail Polish

Facebook Contest!  Submit Your Nail Art / Design (Open Internationally)

…….upload your best nail art by March 1st for a chance to win amazing prizes!!

(check out the above link to see the prizes…..)

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Facebook Contest! Submit Your Nail Art / Design (Open Internationally)

In honor of the  Mommy Loves Nail Polish Facebook page hitting 100 “Like”s , I have launched a simple contest, with amazing prizes!

Nail Polish Canada has generously donated a 25 plate Bundle Monster Collection 2012 Edition  along with the handy dandy Nail Stamping Plate Zipper Leather Case Organizer by Bundle Monster.

25 Plate Stamping Collection from Bundle Monster

Nail Stamping Plate Zipper Leather Case Organizer by Bundle Monster

That sounds like a pretty awesome prize, right?  Well, here’s some other items available to win:

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Other prizes will be: various nail art supplies, and beautiful indie polishes.

So, let the contest begin!  Create something fantastic on your nails and upload it to the Mommy Loves Nail Polish Facebook page.  OR check back into your photos of previous awesome manicures you’ve done  – upload one of  them!  Either way is fine by me  😉

Here is the link to Mommy Loves Nail Polish Facebook page.

And this is how the contest will go:

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100 Likes Contest

Between February 9th and March 1st (midnight EST)- submit a photo of your best nail art/design.

Upload your image to the Mommy Loves Nail Polish Facebook page (or email it to to me – check the “about.me” link on the right sidebar for my email address), mentioning that this is your submission to the contest, and your name ….. (anything rude will immediately be deleted and photo removed)

  • A Photo Album will be created for viewing (and voting for) the contest submissions.  I will be able to add your photos to that album once you have uploaded or emailed the photo.
  • For One Week (March 2 midnight EST- March 8midnight EST) after the last submission date (March 1), your photos can be voted for.
  • Each “Like” between March 2 midnight EST- March 8midnight EST will be counted as a vote.
  • Any “Like”s prior to that date will not be counted.

Winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) will be decided by the amount of “Like”s each photo has,  decided by 3 unbiased judges from the top “Liked” submissions.

(Once voting is “closed” winners will be notified via Facebook or email within 48 hours, and officially announced once I have contacted them. )

Pass on the word!  The more contestants, the more challenging and creative you will have to be! (and I know you are!)

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Feel free to leave a comment, or ask any questions about the contest, below 🙂  I will respond within 24 hours (probably sooner)

December Advent Calendar Nail Challenge…

This challenge, in my opinion – will be extra challenging 🙂  Which is why, I have no idea what I have decided to get myself into!  I have a 5 year old’s birthday party to arrange, my own 39th birthday to deal with (I thought 29 was bad!!), my husbands birthday AND Christmas!!

I have never done a nail challenge before, and had been looking into a few floating around the beauty blogs  – and came across this one on Nailpolishgalore.

It is a slight variation to some others I have seen out there, and I can already imagine what I would do for some of these daily challenges….so….this is it!

Would anyone else like to join me?

Pleeeease?????  🙂

Holo with Glitter? I’m in love!

With my stubby little nails still growing to a decent length, I thought I would dig into my mani photo archives and post this lost gem 🙂

Unfortunately, I didn’t make note of the colors I used.  Basically, I used a blue holographic base color, then taped a “V” shape and painted on the glitter polish.  After adding the topcoat, I stuck on a couple of colored gems, and voila!!

I like this one, quite a bit actually.  Wonder why I never posted it?  Oh well!!  Enjoy your Sunday!!

Adventures with Nail Striping (tape)

 

There was this fantastic looking manicure I came across – and it just so happened to include a tutorial.  Well, I am always up for trying something new… and this looked easy enough.  So, I present to you…

 

My Adventures With Nail Striping Tape! (and a bit of sponging gradient :))

 

Sitting in my nail art drawer, has been 5 rolls of different colored nail striping tape – since this past summer.  I take them out every so often, and try out some of these tricky designs ….just to get frustrated with the tape not going on evenly, or not sticking, or popping up after I finally get a design done.
When I saw this manicure idea, I was pretty excited to be able to finally get some use out of the tape – even if it wasn`t what the tape was originally intended for.  Please be kind, it was my first attempt 🙂

 

1.  Paint nails with dark color.  (I did a black polish and silver holographic tip.  I do not recommend anything but the one dark color – the silver tip did nothing for the final outcome)

2.  Once polish is fully dry…..Cut small lengths of the striping tape and place on top half of nail (your preference of design).

 

 

3.  On a plastic plate, or other non-porous surface, make a small puddle of the polish you will be using over the tape (metallic, shiny or sparkly seems to work best for contrast, if you used dark polish first)

4.  Rip a small piece of makeup sponge, and dip into polish.  Dab off excess polish so application is more delicate.

 

5.  Sponge the polish onto the top half (approximately) of each nail.  Do not worry about getting on your skin 🙂

 

6.  Once this polish has dried, gently remove tape (I used tweezers for a better grip).

7.  Clean up!  If there is sticky residue, use rubbing alcohol to remove from nail.  Use small paint brush dipped in nail polish remover to clean excess polish off skin and cuticles.  Wash fingers and finger nails immediately to remove acetone.  Moisturize!

 

 

8.  Add topcoat.  Tah Dah!!

 

Very simple, and if I had not tried to get fancy with two colors of polish as my base – I think my first try would have looked really nice 🙂

Here are a few other pics of this manicure, and I tried it again with just two different holographic colored polishes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you enjoyed my striping tape adventure 🙂  Have a great day!!!