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Post  Sam on Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:49 am

Why oh why do I leave so long in between updating this thread??

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Post  ninjablossom on Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:04 am

I love your designs! I have so many ideas now that I need to try Smile What happens with these challenges, they do them every month and you just work through them when you can?
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Post  Jasmina on Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:03 am

Now I want that gold holo from day 19 gah I have 8 more polishes on the way and seriously lemming the color club holo hues 2013 collection. I knew my collection would be at 500 by March (I don't count frankens in that number either)

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Post  Sam on Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:21 am

Thanks ninjajane Smile Erm...no there's a strict schedule for this challenge...I just haven't kept up with it lol. Sometimes people post on their blogs when they're hosting a challenge, or the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] groups on Facebook always have challenges and various things going on - some long, some short, all different themes, so you're bound to find something that suits you Smile

Jasmina, you're quite right in not counting frankens! I don't count minis, crackles or magnetics, because they're kept in a different box. Makes perfect sense to me... That's the Layla gold...it is rather fantastic... I'm trying my hardest to only have one holographic polish of each colour, but we'll see how long that lasts...
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Post  Jasmina on Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:46 am

Sam wrote:Thanks ninjajane Smile Erm...no there's a strict schedule for this challenge...I just haven't kept up with it lol. Sometimes people post on their blogs when they're hosting a challenge, or the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] groups on Facebook always have challenges and various things going on - some long, some short, all different themes, so you're bound to find something that suits you Smile

Jasmina, you're quite right in not counting frankens! I don't count minis, crackles or magnetics, because they're kept in a different box. Makes perfect sense to me... That's the Layla gold...it is rather fantastic... I'm trying my hardest to only have one holographic polish of each colour, but we'll see how long that lasts...

Hmmm if I discounted my stash th way you do my number is far more reasonable, then when it gets too high a "mini" could be any polish under 15ml ha ha

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Post  ninjablossom on Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:53 pm

wow I don't think I could do everyday, thats impressive! will have a look at those groups thanks!

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Post  Sam on Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:32 pm

Yeah every day's a bit of a killer lol, but there's lots that are just one or two a week. The first challenge I ever did was one a week for four weeks so that was quite nice Smile

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Post  ninjablossom on Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:05 am

joined them and have a renewed interest in my plates now. Thanks Very Happy
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Post  Princess Sossidge on Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:22 pm

OMGEEEEEEE!! I love your little lobster nails!!!!! SO CUTE!!!
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Post  Sam on Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:45 pm

I've been neglecting this thread again...posting on the blog, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest AND here is just too much for me to keep track of lol. Here's a selection of posts from the last 2 months.

I fell a little bit in love with this dotty manicure.

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First go at plaid nails - love Barry M Berry Ice Cream!

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My taping is getting a little better - still room for improvement, but at least the colour combination's pretty.

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Swatch of OPI Lights of Emerald City for anyone who's interested. Very pretty glitter, but the squares are a bit of a pain to get out.

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The product I was reviewing was useless, but I looooove the other nails! I want to wear them all the time...

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Some pretty pastel pearly nails.

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Tried out a few polishes from Viva La Nails. I don't mean to be an enabler, but you should definitely check these out...amazing formulas.

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A few little water decals.

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And last but not least! I posted a comparison of some different nail art pens.

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Post  Jasmina on Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:02 pm

Love the water decals, think I might have to invest.

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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:18 am

Jasmina wrote:Love the water decals, think I might have to invest.

Me too Jasmina, I've started looking at designs over the past week or so - there's some fab ones out there Very Happy

I especially like the dotty nails Sam, I love the neutral background aginst the bright spots Cool
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Post  LoolaBeanbag on Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:23 am

Ooooh Sam, I was looking at Garden of Colour polishes yesterday, there's a green one I'm after - I din't realise that they were Viva La Nails, I found some on a UK site. Thanks to your post I'll have the confidence to buy now! Very Happy
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Post  Sam on Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:37 am

The two I tried were fab, so I'd expect the rest of the collection is just as good Smile I was seriously impressed with the quality for the price.

I should use water decals more often. I've got loads there and they can make a really basic manicure look so much better in minutes. And I find them far easier to use than stickers (apart from the YRNails water decals, but that's another story!).
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Post  fellrunner on Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:17 am

I love your blue and white china mani!
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Post  HanSpan on Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:26 am

Sam wrote:The two I tried were fab, so I'd expect the rest of the collection is just as good Smile I was seriously impressed with the quality for the price.

I should use water decals more often. I've got loads there and they can make a really basic manicure look so much better in minutes. And I find them far easier to use than stickers (apart from the YRNails water decals, but that's another story!).

Weren't the fabby paisley decals someone had YRNails? Waht's wrong with them?

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Post  Sam on Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:46 am

Yeah, Princess Sossidge has posted lots of the YRNails decals, she seems to have got on okay with them, but I did not lol. They're much thicker than a normal water decal, so you have to use warm water for them to be flexible enough to curve with your nail, but if the water's too warm then they tear. And you're supposed to dab off the excess water, but this smudges the design. I had a complete and utter nightmare trying to use them.
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Post  HanSpan on Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:48 am

Sam wrote:Yeah, Princess Sossidge has posted lots of the YRNails decals, she seems to have got on okay with them, but I did not lol. They're much thicker than a normal water decal, so you have to use warm water for them to be flexible enough to curve with your nail, but if the water's too warm then they tear. And you're supposed to dab off the excess water, but this smudges the design. I had a complete and utter nightmare trying to use them.


Mmm I might avoid them as I have the patience of a gnat and a seriously bad temper when it all goes wrong;)

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Post  Jasmina on Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:11 am

Sam wrote:Yeah, Princess Sossidge has posted lots of the YRNails decals, she seems to have got on okay with them, but I did not lol. They're much thicker than a normal water decal, so you have to use warm water for them to be flexible enough to curve with your nail, but if the water's too warm then they tear. And you're supposed to dab off the excess water, but this smudges the design. I had a complete and utter nightmare trying to use them.

Typical I read this after I bid for some earlier today. Thanks for the tips about the warm water, will have to have a little play around.
I haven't used Water decals since I was at school! There are some beautiful ones out there.

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Post  Sam on Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:20 am

I've tried other full nail water decals which were great - I got a set of 30 designs for £7 or something silly like that of ebay a little while ago. The Born Pretty Store ones I've tried are good as well. They're all thin enough that you don't get creases and if you get it on your skin you can just peel it off once it's dry - super easy and perfect for lazy people like me lol.
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Post  Jasmina on Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:38 am

Sam wrote:I've tried other full nail water decals which were great - I got a set of 30 designs for £7 or something silly like that of ebay a little while ago. The Born Pretty Store ones I've tried are good as well. They're all thin enough that you don't get creases and if you get it on your skin you can just peel it off once it's dry - super easy and perfect for lazy people like me lol.

Might do an order from there soon then, free shipping and the 10% codes are very tempting. The shop puts me off though because you browse for ages and ages, too much choice. I theoretically spend a fortune there then remember I have unused gems, glitters, stripping tape etc in my drawer.

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Post  Sam on Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:59 am

I know what you mean, there's SO much stuff on there, and I don't think the layout's the easiest to use. The lady who contacts me about reviewing products has started sending me a list of things to choose from rather than just choosing anything from the website, which I'm very grateful for lol, saves me a lot of time! They have loads of stamping plates as well Smile
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Post  Jasmina on Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:18 am

Sam wrote:I know what you mean, there's SO much stuff on there, and I don't think the layout's the easiest to use. The lady who contacts me about reviewing products has started sending me a list of things to choose from rather than just choosing anything from the website, which I'm very grateful for lol, saves me a lot of time! They have loads of stamping plates as well Smile

If anyone asks what I'd like for my birthday I might direct them there.

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Post  Sam on Mon May 06, 2013 2:22 am

I posted a "few" pictures of Ninja Polish Divinity. It's a little bit beautiful...

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Post  Babafette on Mon May 06, 2013 2:53 am

Sam wrote:I posted a "few" pictures of Ninja Polish Divinity. It's a little bit beautiful...

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It does indeed look gorgeous Sam. Smile
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