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Roseau, Dominica
I love nails and everything nails. This blog will be mostly about nails but I will through in some of my other creative abilities as well. I am from the nature island of the Caribbean Dominica. I live in the city Roseau. I developed and interest in nails since about 12 or maybe even before and I have been into it ever since. I must confess that I took a long break from it for reasons I have no idea. I think I just got lazy for a bit and this is a huge regret I have. But I'll make up for it.

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Splatter Nails

Hey Guys

Today I'm trying out the splatter technique. I came across the particular technique on Judith of Spektor's Nails Blog. She did a decal tutorial showing how to get the splatter effect without the mess of blowing the polish directly onto your nails. I thought this was totally awesome and just had to try it out.

She said prepare it and leave it overnight. Me being the commitment challenged chick that I am came back to it more than a week later.

For my first attempt at this I thought it came out sort of ok. Hers is a million times better. lol. She has really mastered this or maybe the polishes I used were not the best.

This is what it looked like before I cut it into strips. Silly me forgot to take pics of the strips.

I may try this again soon. I hope.

Thanks for stopping by. Till next time.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Battle Nail Polish - Battle #2

Batttle No. 2 - Black vs White

When I think about black and white first thing I thought of was Zebra. Then I thought many might think the same. Then I remembered I have this cow print stamping design that I've wanted to use for so long but never had the opportunity.

This challenge seems to me to be the perfect opportunity. I used Avon Nail Experts French Manicure (the white) as my base and stamped with the black from Santee. My top coat kinda streaked a bit. I have the konad top coat which is perfect for stamping but I'm pinching it because ordering it is a hassle and money

I am actually satisfied with this one. It did not send me bonkers. lol

Check out the other gals.

Nail Polish Anon

Mateja Mateja

Simran Sekhon





Annie Suzie

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Caviar Mani

Hey Guys

Today I'm having a go at the caviar manicure. I bought the seed beads of eBay since April and have really been meaning to try them out.

I finally got the desire to and actually pulled of a time consuming mani but I kinda like it.

I used Purple from Santee. Gold hexagon glitters and stamped with an image from Cheeky CH48. 

I thought the caviar would have been a bit more difficult or tricky but it was not. Very quick and easy.

Not to shabby eh?

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Where In the World Challenge - Poland

So we are now at Poland.

Poland is known for quite a few inventions including, the mine detector and vodka.

They also have some really cool or weird building ideas. There are upside down houses, crooked houses and more. My inspiration comes from the coloured buildings. Some of the towns have cool colored buildings and this just spoke to me. Some have bright colours and some not so bright. I thought I'd mix it up.

Here in Dominica the government started a project to colour the town. Some buildings or more likely homes have been painted in bright colours. They actually look cool. They are not however at this level yet.

Here's the mani

Thanks for stopping by. 

Monday, 5 November 2012

AIS Stamping over Glitter

This Sunday's Challenge for Adventures in Stamping was Stamping over glitter. 

Boy this was a tuffy. I used four different glitters before settling for this. 

I used as a base Jewellery Red by Santee. Then the glitters which has stars, hexagons and short lines (not sure what the official name for this type of glitter is). The stamping image is from CH54.

I thought this would be the perfect time to use this I love NY image. I'm dedicating this mani to the people of New York and I pray that recovery for those affected will be quick and thinks will soon be back to normal.

Thanks for popping by

Friday, 2 November 2012

Where in the world challenge - Israel

Hi Guys

Gosh I've had this save in drafts for soooo long. Though this challenge has no set dates. I really think I'm way to behind. Commitment, commitment. Hmmmmm

So we have arrived in Israel. Well I have any way some others have been and gone. Lol. Boy did I have to dig for this one. I was going for the Bahi Gardens but then decided not to.

So I came across Kibbutz Lothan. A small community in the dessert of Israel. I'm putting a link here because I'm not sure I'd do it justice by explaining it.

The inspiration for the design came from one of the houses. It has a spiral effect which I thought was pretty cool.

Thanks for stopping by

Battle Nail Polish Challenge Battle #1 and My Flag

Hey Guys

The Battle Nail Polish Challenge started yesterday. I have been meaning to do this post since day before but was busy and tired. This challenge was created by Citygirl907 of Beautiful Living. I'm going to give it a try. Let's see what I come up with this time.

Battle No. 1 is Blue vs Green

I did a mani which included both colour. My inspiration came from our lovely mountains again the blue sky. Everywhere I look around me I see the lush green mountain against the bright blue sky. This is what I came up with.

I actually wanted to shape the mountain with the green polish but time did not permit. I also wish I had a more sky blue polish but this was the best I had, Santee's Blue Pearl.

Now, the reason for the flag on my index finger is because as part of our Independence celebrations, Wednesday was observed as Flag Day. On Flag day we display our beautiful Flag proudly. On vehicles, buildings, in our offices, etc. I choose to where mine on my nails. I drew the flag on the index finger. I had the rest of my nails designed with a sponging effect of all the colours but I did not like it very much. Here's what the colours of our flag represent;

Dark Green: The Rich Forest
Yellow:The sunshine, main crops (citrus and banana) as well as our first inhabitants the Caribs and Arawaks
Black: Rich black soil and African Heritage
White: clear rivers and waterfalls and

The Stripes in the shape of a cross represents the Trinity of God. There should be a Parrot and ten stars in the red circle which represents our national bird and the 10 Parishes of Dominica.

I have some photos below of our mountains and hills again the sky.

My Beautiful Flag