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Coffee Beans

Happy Monday all. If you’re anything like a lot of caffeine addicted people I know, then these little beans are life giving for you… This is a 2 part series, so tomorrow I will be showcasing another life giving plant (in a Feature too, whee!) but in the meantime, have some coffee.
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Lacquers used:
Born Pretty Plate #30
China Glaze White On White
Skin Food Queen’s Baking ABR02 Truffle (brown)

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Feature: China Glaze’s Coconut Kiss

Hey everyone, sorry about the week long silence again (I seem to be doing this apologising things a lot this year) but I got coerced into making a costume for a comic con & that took up an entire week (I didn’t even have time to do my nails, THE HORRORS!) but it was done & over with FINALLY.
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So without further ado, I duly present this week’s Feature! It’s a lovely rich purple from China Glaze called Coconut Kiss, slightly shimmery but not metallic, more like a micro glass fleck sort of shimmer. Formula was amazing – totally opaque in 2 coats, smooth flowing & buttery & dry time was fast. It dried to a glossy finish, no topcoat required. :D

Finally, I added a random orchid floral pattern with falling petals.
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Lacquers used:
OPI Alpine Snow (white)
OPI Honey Ryder (gold liquid sand)

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Matte Metal

Bit of a rush today folks, only a simple metallic offering today.
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Lacquers used:
OPI 4 In The Morning (black)
OPI Lucere-tainly Look Marvelous (silver)
Essie Matte About You topcoat

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Greeeeeeeeen Glitter

Happy Monday all! Here’s something shiny to start the week with.
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Lacquers used:
OPI Amazon… Amazoff (green)
Skin Food Starry Night AGL11 (green glitter)
Skin Food Starry Night AGL08 (confetti glitter)
China Glaze Mistletoe Kisses (pine glitter)
China Glaze It’s Alive (olive glitter)
Zoya Rina (emerald glitter)
OPI Zom-body to Love (g-i-t-d green)
Essie Matte About You Topcoat

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Lunar New Year #6 – Maneki Neko

A Maneki Neko is a Fortune Cat. It’s a cat that catches good luck & good fortune with its paw. :D This is probably my last piece of Lunar New Year nail art for 2015 (I may change my mind depending on fast I can clear my plate of work). :D Gong Xi Fa Cai to all!
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Lacquers used:
L Jumbo Plate #XY14
Essie Lollipop (red)
Essence 03 A Piece Of Forever (gold)
OPI Alpine Snow (white)
China Glaze Liquid Leather (black)
OPI Goldeneye (gold glitter)

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Lunar New Year #5 – Cherry Blossoms

Happy Fri-yay everyone! Last Lunar New Year I did a version of a Peach Blossom, & then I did a Cherry Blossom for Japan Week, so staying true to form I painted another set. :D I’ve come a long way from my 1st attempt.
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Lacquers used:
Kleancolor #47 Gold Bright
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel #460 Blacky O
Essie Limited Addiction (red)
OPI Alpine Snow (white)
OPI The ‘It’ Color (yellow)

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Lunar New Year #4 – Holoangular

8th day of the Lunar New Year & I’m still posting a new piece daily for this week to make up for my 2 weeks of silence. Changing things up a bit with the foils, I decided to randomly glue on tiny triangular pieces instead of doing the transfer & it gave my nails a nice flash. :D
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Lacquers used:
Sally Hansen Miracle Gel #400 Smartease (pink)
with pink foil