Decepticon Nails using stamping plate QA4

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hola de nuevo! My second post of the day!

Well today I took out time to play with polish!

Since I loved the look of my last mani.  I wanted to try another bright color on Sinful Colors Slate.  This time I tried Sally Hansen Insta-dri in Blue By!  Did I tell you that Sally Hansen Insta-dri's are great for stamping? They are! You can purchased them anywhere in the States & Puerto Rico.  You can also find good deals on them plus if you add on coupons you can score a better deal.  I sometimes get them free, after coupons & sales of course.  Well back to my post... I almost lost my train of  I used Red angel plate 114 for this mani:

I posted it on Instagram and the lovely @joslynleigh commented that it look like Transformer nails.  I immediately got a idea!! I told myself... "Hey I got a plate with the Transformers on it."  Here it is below:

As you see it has the Autobots & Decepticons image on it.  I wanted to stamp the autobot image but  my nails are too short (poor nubbins) so I went for the Decepticons.  I purchase this stamping plate a long time ago.  I don't exactly remember where I bought it from, but you can find it on Ebay or here.  Mines came damage as you see above.  It has a deep scratch on the words Transformer.  I didn't notice it until I removed the protective plastic covering.  Oh well.  Here is my Decepticon Mani:

What did I use to create this mani?
1.  Base Color:  Sinful Colors Slate
2.  Red Angel Plate 114
3.  QA4 plate
4.  Sally Hansen Blue By!
5.  Sally Hansen Silver Sweep for the decepticon.
6.  Seche Vite

What do you think?  Do they look like Transformer stamping plate? 

Hasta luego!

Pink Triangle over Gray nails using Pueen Stamping Plate 20


Today I was looking thru my stash and found Sinful Colors Slate and realized that I hadn't used it.  Such a beautiful shimmering gray color.  If you look very closely you can see some purple and blue sparkle in it, but it isn't very noticeable on the nail. 

I wanted to try so of my untried plates.  I picked out Pueen 20.  I just love Pueen plates.  You can buy them here , here or here.  I was looking for a color to stamp on it.  I wanted something different and found Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Fast Fuchsia.  I was amazed on how much this color just pop on the nail!  I really like the combo how about you?

What did I use for this mani???
1.  Base Color:  Sinful Colors Slate
2.  Pueen Stamping plate 20
3.  Stamping Color:  Sally Hansen Insta-dri Fast Fuchsia
4.  Seche Vite

Hasta luego! :)

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Ikea Helmer Drawer Unit

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Yay! I can finally start blogging again! I have a new computer.  My old laptop suffered an accident.  Its actually was my fault I left my laptop unattended on the kitchen counter and my son accidently trip over the electrical cord.  The screen was partially damage.  Glad to be back!

Today I will blog about The Ikea Helmer Drawer Unit:

I finally got my hands on not one but two Helmers!!  Ikea opened a small showcase area called "El Punto de Ikea Bayamon"  in the city of Bayamon.  Its not like your typical Ikea.  There is nothing  available there to buy, you must order online and pick up later.  I am not fond of that type of concept.  I was hoping for a Ikea like the one In Orlando, Fl., but Enough ranting. 

I heard so much about these little drawers on Instagram & youtube for a long time.  I heard they are great for storing makeup and nail polish!  I wanted them for the longest and finally I got to purchase them!  I need a place to store my nail polish collection, a secret place that no one could see them! lol Just so you know, not many people know about my addition!  I really love these drawers! Its amazing how much polishes can be stored in each drawer.

Here is an estimate on how many polishes per brand can fit in each drawer:

1.  China Glaze= 75
2.  Orly=77
3.  Finger Paints= 66
4.  OPI=  66
5.  Zoya= 72
6.  Color Club=72
7.  Essie= 104
8.  Revlon Top Speed= 66
9. Bettinas= 77
10.  Sinful Colors= 77

Now the downside to this drawer is that it doesn't have that lock mechanism that holds drawers in place so when you pull on the drawer out it doesn't come out completely.  You must be very careful if you pull too hard you will pull out drawer and your polishes will fall.  It would result in tragedy!

You can find more info on Helmer here in Ikea US Site or here Ikea PR Site.   There you will find all the measurements.  I ordered online and pick them up at the Ikea Point in Bayamon.  For now I am very happy with my purchase and they fit my nail polish storage needs.  What do you think?  Do you have one? Would you purchase them? 

Hasta Luego! :)