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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Icing - Unnamed minis from sets of five - and dots!

APPLICATION: Smooth
COATS: 2 of each
TOPCOAT?: Only in the last photo after cleanup, Beauty Secrets Fast Finish
SOURCE: Icing store in the mall
COMMENTS: Icing has these wonderful sets of five minis that they put out every once in a while. Unfortunately, they don't name the colors! Ah well... I wanted to wear a brand that I haven't made much time for, and these two colors somehow ended up sitting next to each other so I decided to combine them. Please note that the blue-ish one is more aquamarine, my camera has problems capturing this color so it's lost some green in the photo.  This mani makes me want to go out and buy a sari to match!








It started snowing (very lightly) where I live - and I made a little video. You can barely see the snow in the vid, but this is exciting for me as we rarely get snow here.
video

10 comments:

  1. I really think your very talented and i love seeing all your polishes:)
    I gave you the most stylish blogger award:)
    http://4everspink-dailydoseofbeauty.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

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  2. Oooh, the blue looks nice :D
    The dots remind me of an anker, like the ones of the sailing boats. xD

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  3. Enjoy the snow...we get dumped on where I live. LOL

    Do you use a dotting tool to make those beautiful dots? If so, what do you use?

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  4. Another perfect usage of dotting tool, you are amazing =). I could never make dots like this. I like the color combination.


    Congratulations on snow, I hope it won't effect traffic too much =).

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  5. @Lacquer Ware: We're only supposed to get 2-4 inches of snow, and I'm taking a vacation day tomorrow, so I'm happy about the it!
    I do use a dotting tool for all my dots. I got a set of 5 double-ended ones at a nail supply store in downtown LA. Here is what they look like:
    My dotting Tools

    I know similar sets can be purchased on ebay as well. These ones cost me $6

    @colorfulbottle: It will affect traffic in our area and for the many who go down to Los Angeles for work. It's not supposed to last for long though.

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  6. Another gorgeous manicure. Dots are simple to do but can be such a great effect.

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  7. Watching snow fall is so relaxing to me. I'd love to be set up, inside, at the window and do my nails while it snowed. Unlikely, since I live in Florida. ;)

    Darling colors! I'll look for these!

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  8. You are such an artist! And you keep killing me with these amazing blues. BTW if I could apply my own varnish as good as you do, I would have no need for nail technicians...

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  9. @Milly: Thank you, but I can't take credit for tidy application. I am tidier than I used to be, but I clean nail polish that gets on my cuticles or skin with a small brush dipped in acetone. Check my pinky out in the photos, final picture is after cleanup.

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