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Sunday, April 10, 2011

American Apparel - Office, Pure Ice - Busted and rub-on decals

APPLICATION: Smooth
COATS: 1
TOPCOAT?: Yes
SOURCE: American Apparel store, Walmart, and Michael's Crafts respectively
COMMENTS: I have quite a large number of rub-on decals and tattoos in my stash, so I decided  to use some. The mani started with Office - I wanted a one-coater so I wouldn't have to wait too long after my topcoat to use the rub-ons. I noticed the glitter on the rub-ons I was planning to use,  and decided to sponge on a little extra sparkle using Pure Ice - Busted.  Then came topcoat, the decals, and another coat of topcoat. These decals came with a bit of adhesive on them so I had a harder time getting them to release from the plastic and adhere to my nail. Fun results though!


Randomly sponged on Pure Ice - Busted:

The rub-ons I used:

Right Hand:

Action shots - with my coffee mug :

And with the Biotin pills that I'm NOT taking anymore:

35 comments:

  1. I've been patiently awaiting your post for the weekend & I must say I love this mani ! I'm in love with this American Apparel color and I love the decals. I need to find some of these soon.

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  2. What a beautiful manicure. It just says Spring. :)

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  3. very pretty mani!! thats so spring looking!

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  4. nice post !! ?: why are you not taking the biotin i love the results. your nails pretty and strong

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  5. So beautiful, delicate and vintage. I adore this mani! It's mint polish at its best!

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  6. OMG I LOVE those! Are those nail decals or some other type of decal you've adapted for manis? I've never seen anything like those before.

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  7. Oh my, your nails look fabulous! I love the decals, they are so pretty :D

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  8. Wow! This is SO beautiful!! Gorgeous.

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  9. This mani looks so pretty (as always.)

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  10. Thanks ladies!

    @aaminahs mom: I stopped taking the biotin last August prior to surgery. When I started back up a few months later, my skin broke out in acne, so I stopped again. My nails don't seem to grow any differently either way.

    @Melissa - MaD Manis: These are normally used for scrapbooking - so most of them are larger than nail size. They're easy to find in craft stores like Michaels and Joanne.

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  11. So cute! I didn't know you can use rub-on on your nails, I want to try this ^_^

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  12. Yowza! I have some rub on nail art - but I'm a little leery to try it. Afraid I'll screw it up. :P I love your creation!

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  13. Those rub ons are really cool!

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  14. This is AWESOME! Love the whole combination.

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  15. A very sweet look! I adore greenish and purple together! Such a cool idea to use scrapbooking rub-ons!

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  16. Those are such gorgeous decals, wow! I'll have to check them out; I never thought of using scrapbooking decals before. I love the color combination too.

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  17. Beautiful mani!!
    I have to get rub-ons...

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  18. OMG this looks awesome! Wish I was that good with decals!

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  19. love this!! i just might hafta pay Joanns a visit tonight! :) this mani looks amazing!

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  20. I've never tried with transfers, I like the result. Lovely mani!

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  21. Wow it looks so cute! Kind of reminds me of English tableware, very high-tea haha

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  22. WOW what a lovely manicure. I love seeing your manicures, you are an inspiration. Off to search the web for some rub-ons. xx

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  23. You did a great job. Looks lovely. I'd love to try water decals but the designs are way too 'safe'. They seem to be almost exclusively floral and I want rivets/studs/cogs and stuff...

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  24. Is that EVER pretty! So springy and I love Office! Great job. Love the asymmetry.

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  25. I love these! THEY are gorgeous.

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  26. This is gorgeous!
    Love the rub on transfers idea! Must do this!

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