Category Archives: Free Hand

Sunday Stamping: Over a saran wrap method base

Hello!  Today’s challenge was truly a challenge for me.  The base color for stamping was to be created with the saran wrap method of nail art.  I’ve seen this before, but never actually done it.  The result is a fairly … Continue reading

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Stripes and more stripes!

Hello, everyone!  Today I have some more stripes to show you.  I painted my nails white and was planning on trying to freehand some flowers, but for some reason, I just couldn’t get stripes out of my mind. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Barielle Nail Art: Stripes

Hi everyone.  Yes, it’s been over two months since I posted.  I tried for a while to be more structured in my posting, but I’ve come to the conclusion that the structured life doesn’t quite work for me.  Not anymore. … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!  I don’t usually do holiday nail art because it seems like I never have the right stamps or colors.  However, I set out to do a St. Patrick’s Day design for this week’s stamping challenge. … Continue reading

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Cult Nails Nail Art: Tape Mani

I just discovered Joyce Carol Oates.  I’m reading her book The Falls.  She’s written a million books and this is the first one I’ve read.  So far it’s really good.  I like how she manipulates language to get her point … Continue reading

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Illamasqua Nail Art, Part II

Hi!  Today’s nail art is all freehand.  I’ve usually relied on stamping, but I’m getting bolder with freehand techniques.  This first one is a leopard print mani. This is Illamasqua Radium for the base with Rampage and Swinger for the … Continue reading

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Illamasqua Nail Art, Part I

Good morning!  Today I’ve got two different nail art manis to show you, both featuring Illamasqua nail polish. The base on this is Illamasqua Monogamous.  I used Illamasqua Rampage with Mash 35 for the petals of the flowers and then … Continue reading

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Carson’s Jigsaw Nails

Back at the end of October, I did my first set of jigsaw nails.  My brother had chosen the colors, and it had turned out quite well.  After he saw the result (and liked it), I asked him to give … Continue reading

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Essie Nail Art, Part III

This week my mom and I are making cookies for our church’s annual ‘Cookie Walk’.  They are shortbread and they are heaven.  Buttery, beautiful shortbread.  As I was mixing some of the dough yesterday, I kept sampling it.  You know, … Continue reading

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Essie Nail Art, Part II

Today I’ve got some more nail art with my Essie polishes to show you.  Back on Black Friday, I purchased new dotting tools and striping tape, so I decided to put them to use. First up are the dots. The … Continue reading

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