Friday, January 8, 2016

Mani swap with @wifatalons

Hello my friends!

It's mani swap time! I had the chance to do a mani swap with the talented @wifatalons from Instagram. I love her manis and I love her! I had a hard time choosing especially since I had to do the mani on my cindy hand. A corner of my index nail broke on my left hand and looks awkward now. Anyway I don't think it turned out too bad.

Take a look at the collage.

Originals on the left
Recreations on the right

I love the mani she picked and how the collage turned out. 

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My son loves cars so I've been wanting to use that stamp for a while. I'm sure I'll use it again soon. He loved seeing cars on my nails! My stamping didn't turn out as opaque as I hoped but I still liked this.

Items used:
Sinful Colors- No Text Red
Shinespark Polish- Gilded Rose 
Salon Perfect- Oil Slick
Seche Vite Fast Dry top coat

I did two coats of No Text Red followed by one coat of Gilded Rose. I waited a bit for my base to be dry and then stamped the image one nail at a time cleaning the stamping plate after each stamp. Top coated and cleaned up around my cuticules with a brush dipped in acetone. I finished up by applying my favorite cuticule oil from

And that's it. I hope you guys liked this month's mani swap. Thank you for reading! Happy polishing ;)

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  1. Gorgeous!! Thanks for a fun swap!

  2. That Shinespark Gilded Rose is one of my favorite polishes--love what you did with it!

  3. I love these mani swaps, and I am going to have to do it one of these days! I've been on the fence about picking up this plate as well since my toddler loves cars and planes. He also likes having "pree nails" so I may have to try stamping on his tiny nail beds.

    1. Aw that's so cute!

      I do love this plate. I need to do more manis inspired by my son :)

  4. Love seeing twin mani's and these are stunning x

  5. So cute, you guys both did a great job!!

  6. Great manis! You both do amazing work.

  7. Awesome mani swap, great job ladies!!

  8. These are excellent, you both did such a nice job! As always, I am so jealous of how gorgeous your nails always look :)

  9. Your cindy hand loos amazing. You both did a great job.