Sunday, April 1, 2012

Gel and Magnetic...great combo!!

Three significant trends that I have yet to try, magnetic polish, matte finish and crackle. I love the look of the magnetic polish but it is generally pricey and almost seems too conservative  for me.  I am not a fan of crackle and don't own any.  Although, I have to say that I have seen one or two that have really come close to changing my mind. Unfortunately, not enough to pin them on my Pinterest Board because despite having 258 pins on my nail board....ZERO are crackles.  Maybe it will grow on me eventually.  However, Matte finishes are starting to grow on me and I did find quite a few on Pinterest that I could use as an example....

Starting with what Katee did today from A Girl and Her Polish.  Love the eggs and love the look.  Some other examples....
The Polished Perfectionist.... Love the pink, stamping and matte finish..
Nail Stories...dying to recreate this look..

Anyway, I kind of got off the subject.  Back to magnetic.  Gelish came out with a magnetic polish line.  Love Gelish, had to try it.  Anyway, this will give me the chance to take some time off from painting my nails.....that should last a few days.  This is called Magneto Drawn Together.  Bought it on Amazon and the cool thing was that it comes packaged with a regular non-gel polish in the same color in case you don't want the permanancy of gel.

Learned a few things from my first try with magnetic polish, leaving the magnet on less time gave a lighter look and moving the magnet around was BAD!!  One nail ended up almost black and I had to do it over.  I really like the color.  It looks like various shades of brown.  On Amazon some people said that it looked alomost purple but I have not seen any of that yet.  Of course, I have not been out in sunlight yet so I will have to see if the color changes. The shell actually makes a cute backdrop.
Now, I bought photoshop finally.  All of my pictures have been posted as they were taken, blemishes and all.  I am going to give it a try but need to do a little reading first.  Seems complicated right now so it may be a work in progress.  Hope everyone has a great week!!! 

15 comments:

  1. they have a free program thats like photoshop. coulda done that instead of buy photoshop but if thats what you prefer thats awesome! :))

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  2. I called it photoshop but it is actually a knock-off. About 1/5th the price but it will do everything I need it to do. Excited to try it.

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  3. very cute!!!!
    http://mimihelena1.blogspot.com.br/

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  4. I LOVE matte! You should purchase the NYC matte because its just a $2 matte topcoat! Give it a try!

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    1. I am going to tack a bottle on to my latest Amazon order. Thanks.

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  5. I love the magnetic under gel! I don't think I'd ever seen it before. It really seems to magnify the effect. Gorgeous!

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    1. Actually, even the magnetic polish is made of gel. It is super shiny.

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  6. Sue, I love your designs, each have a nice theme. And yes, they aptly resembles the inspiration.

    Lovely blog... happy being a follower.

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  7. Thanks. Dying to get another color now because I love it so much.

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  8. I like this magnetic gel. Did you need the light?

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    1. Yes. You need to cure it. But you can buy the light now at most pharmacies or even Walmart.

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  9. I love the finish of this! I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award!
    www.missadelinne.com/2012/04/versatile-blogger-award

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