Guest Post: Kitties!

Stampy Kitties!

First guest post, by Nailbrarian!

All stamping was done over Seche Clear base coat and Essie Sand Tropez, easy coverage in two coats.

Plate BP-X11.
MoYou London rectangular clear stamper.
Hand-painted kitty was from a tutorial on Orly’s Instagram.
Dotting tool, thin nail art brush

Born Pretty stamping polish #3, black, and a little Orly Liquid Vinyl for touching up the hand-painted kitty and Sinful Colors Snow Me White.

Sally Hansen Big Shiny Topcoat over all.


Soft Halloween Mani :-)

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Essie Closing Night + stamping

Essie Gel Couture Closing Night, 2/3 coats (swatch)
OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook (swatch)
Born Pretty Clear Jelly Stamper
ÜberChic Halloween 01

Swatch: Essie Sunny Daze + Born Pretty decal

Aujourd’hui, un nouveau vernis Essie, et mes premiers wraps! Today, a new Essie polish and my first nail decal!

Un beau vernis ambré / caramel avec un shimmer or, facile à appliquer et opaque en deux couches Essie Sunny Daze is a beautiful amber / caramel polish with gold shimmer, easy to apply and opaque in two coats.

Base: Barry M Butterscotch Sundae
J’appréhendais un peu le premier decal, mais finalement j’ai suivi les instructions et ça s’est bien passé 🙂 j’ai dû refaire un ongle car la première tentative ne collait pas, mais ça n’a pas abîmé ma base; et miracle! limer doucement pour enlever l’excès marche! Youpi!
I was a bit wary of nail decals, but it all went up much more easily that I expected. I followed the how-to on the pack, and it was fine! I ended up having to redo one decal because it didn’t want to stick on the nail the first  time around, but since it didn’t mess up the base polish it wasn’t a big deal. Another miracle: gently filing the excess decal away works! yay!

Essie Leggy Legend & Essie Bon Boy-age swatch

Convoité depuis longtemps… hah! on vernis bronze? cuivre? or? au fini métallique, opaque en une couche Leggy Legend I’d been coveting it for ages… it’s finally mine! A bronze? copper? gold? metallic polish, opaque in one coat.

Un vernis crème vert clair légèrement poudré, opaque en 1/2 couches Bon Boy-age a light, slightly dusty creme green opaque in 1/2 coats.


Hema Swatch!

Un vernis parfaitement doré au fini légérement frosty (2 couches) Hema Gold Century a perfect, slightly frosty gold polish (2 coats).
Un vernis crème marron, parfait en deux couches (malgré le pinceau fin car je l’ai commandé aux US!) déjà utilisé plusieurs fois Essie Very Structured a perfect brown creme, perfect in two coats (despite the skinny brush I have because I ordered it from the US!) . I already used it several times!

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Hema Gold Century + Essie Very Structured


Essie Dive Bar Swatch + Stamping

Un vernis très foncé avec un beau shimmer bleu/vert comme un scarabée ou du pétrole, une couche (!) Essie Dive Bar is a very dark polish with a beautiful, oil or beetle-like blue/green shimmer. Opaque in one coat!

Essie Dive Bar + stamping

Überchic Collection 5
Überchic Sticky Stamper (not on the website currently?)
Konad Gold




Swatch: Essie Go Overboard + stamping

Aujourd’hui, Essie Go Overboard combiné avec quelques petites choses sympathiques 🙂 / Today, Essie Go Overboard combined with nice little things!

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Essie Go Overboard Sephora Moody Woman + stamping

Essie Go Overboard: Un beau vernis crème de couleur vert canard, parfait en une couche. J’en ai fait bien sûr deux pour voir s’il y avait une différence, et… nope! Facile et rapide à appliquer. (Je n’ai pas la brosse ultra fine d’Essie US ici) Pas d’ongle taché une fois enlevé, ce qui arrive avec ce genre de couleur. / one coat is absolutely enough. I did two to check it there was a difference: NONE!! Smooth and quick application, beautiful dark teal creme. (Not the usual US Essie thin brush). No stained nail after removal, which is always a concern with this kind of colour.
Sephora Moody Woman: swatch
Sephora Engagement Ring
Born Pretty BP 30
Born Pretty Clear Jelly Stamper