Nail Of The Day – Max Factor Glossfinity 95 Flaming Pink & Stamping (Nail Fail)

Hi there! Today’s post is about a mani I did a few weeks ago. I didn’t really like how the mani turned out, but I had to do a quick mani that day, so I just grabbed a polish and a couple of stamping plates…

So, for this mani I painted my nails with Max Factor Glossfinity 95 Flaming Pink (1 coat). I usually do 2 coats, but I thought that I could just about get away with 1 coat (+ 1 coat of clear polish). 🙂

I used 2 stamping plates – JQ-L02 and JQ-L19. A few years ago, I bought these cheap stamping plates via ebay. I haven’t used them much, but I’ve given them another try (or rather a second chance) just recently. And I realised that I actually like them!

So whilst I didn’t like this mani, I’m looking forward to using these stamping plates again!

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Bourjois So Lacque 39 Jaune Trendy & Stamping With JQ-L02

Bourjois Jaune Trendy StampingHi there! Today’s post is another nail post. I don’t wear yellow nail polish very often. But I’ve got dozens of yellow polishes. And since it’s still summer, I thought now’s the time for a yellow mani.

You may notice that my nails are considerably shorter than last week. Nope, no nail accident this time. (Yay!) They just got too long so I filed them down again.

Now back to the mani! I painted my nails with Bourjois So Lacque 39 Jaune Trendy (two coats).

The stamping plate I chose was JQ-L02. This is one of my stamping plates that feature smaller (but beautiful!) images only – so I can only use these plates when my nails are relatively short.

I don’t remember which black polish I used to stamp on the images. And I also don’t remember how I managed to put a dent in the middle finger, but in real life it was barely noticeable.

All in all, I think the mani turned out alright. I think the yellow polish is quite ugly on its own, but it’s a wonderful base colour for stamping. Actually, I have an idea for an awesome mani that requires a yellow base. If I manage to pull it off, you’ll read it here first. 🙂

Mrs Strawberry Blonde

Nail Of The Day – Cutex Quick ‘N Go 410 Quick Set Coral & Stamping With JQ-L02 (Partial Nail Fail)

Cutex 410 Quick Set Coral StampingHi there! Today’s NOTD is about a recent nail fail. I didn’t like the polish and I also didn’t like the stamped images, so I didn’t even bother cleaning up around my nails properly.

However, since I’d taken a picture, I thought I might as well just share this nail misadventure with you. 🙂

I painted my nails with two thin coats of Cutex Quick ‘N Go 410 Quick Set Coral. The polish was almost opaque in one coat – but just almost.

The polish claims to dry in 45 seconds. Of course there is no polish that dries in such a short time. But I didn’t expect this polish to take ages to dry. It took, in fact, about 25 minutes (per coat) for the polish to dry. That was quite disappointing.

Anyway, I then decided to stamp. I chose my JQ-L02 stamping plate which features several designs. The images look amazing on the stamping plate, but unfortunately I didn’t manage to transfer their amazingness onto my nails. That is, of course, my fault.

So… the leafy image didn’t come out right on the pinky. The images on the ring finger and the middle finger came out wonky. And the image on the index finger is just… I don’t know… it doesn’t look right.

Just in case you’re wondering, the black polish I used to stamp on the images was Maybelline MNY 677. Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it.

Mrs Strawberry Blonde