i am wearing “da bush” by essie in the top two pics and “da bush” by essie and “silver dollar” by revlon in the bottom two pics.

plain nails never last more than a day before i whip out my stamp kit. this color photographed like my “minted” by revlon or essie’s “mint candy apple” but it is more of a neutral pastel with an olive undertone in person. then i topped it with a leaf-ish looking stamp with my silver polish. for some reason the gold polish i have doesn’t stamp very well but this silver seems to do the trick. but what i am really excited about is my new $3.80 chevron ring. i love it so much, i may just grab another one.

22 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Neris
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 1:03 am

    You always have the best nails ever! Love this! Cute ring too ๐Ÿ™‚

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

  2. Tariro
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 1:04 am

    I absolutely love your nails!

  3. The Fashionable ESQ
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 4:10 am

    Hi! How do you hold your hand steady enough to do such cool stuff on your own nails? I’m a grooming/self-maniucring disASter, LOL!

    I love Forever21 -that’s a great deal.

    Stop by – I’m hosting a giveaway ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://bit.ly/qI4Vsj

  4. Penny Pincher Fashionista
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 4:28 am

    I was just at F21 this weekend & didn’t see this ring – I love it!!

  5. cadrommy
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 6:20 am

    I LOVE. Love the mani and NEED that ring! You know I love my chevron prints!

  6. JustPatience
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 6:35 am

    Love the green color on you. For $3.80 that ring is a steal! It is very beautiful.

    http://justpatience.com/

  7. Prissy
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 6:54 am

    This is a gorgeous nail color!!! I’m a nail polish freak!!! Love the ring too

    Prissy

  8. Amber - Real Girl Glam
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 7:00 am

    I agree with you that now that I have my stamper, plain nails just don’t look as good! Plus the stamper is so easy to use. I have to get that image plate, I love that design!

  9. sara alana
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    nail stamp? I need to know more. Sounds amazing, looks amazing.

    saraalana.wordpress.com

  10. Kate
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 9:50 am

    I love the polish! I have never heard of using stamps, where did you get them?

    http://www.acheapchiclife.com

  11. ~elisa~
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    Love your style! Please drop by my blog and participate in a fun fashion experiment: You get to dress me for my day wear! Much love, ~elisa~
    http://www.styledbyu.blogspot.com

  12. Amy
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

    I would also love to hear more about your nail stamp. Where do you get them? I would love to try it.

  13. AlyssonJean
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 3:22 pm

    a stamp!! that’s how you get such fabulous nails!! I never thought of that! and you put the polish on the stamp and then straight to the nail?! please details. XO

    http://simplicityisultimatesophistication.wordpress.com/

  14. doc starr
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

    i love da bush. it looks great on your skin tone. so different and subtle at the same time.

  15. Skinny Jeans Mom
    Jul 18, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

    Lovely! Please give details on where you can get the stamps?

    Love the blog as well, you remind me of myself =) check me out here at:
    twitter: @skinnyjeansmom
    http://blogs.inlandempirefamily.com/2011/07/14/summer-hair-styles-and-care-tips/#comment-6633

  16. 1 Funky Woman
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 5:49 am

    Did you really do your own nails? I can never get them looking nice when I paint them. I usually look like I had my daughter paint them? Love the detail and the color is great!

    Megan

  17. Erin Faulkner
    Jul 19, 2011 @ 8:00 pm

    This is awesome!!

    Erin
    http://www.simplyjustlovelyblog.com

  18. The Blonde @ Stylish3
    Jul 20, 2011 @ 8:47 am

    Love that ring! I’m not adventurous enough to try all these new embellished nail polish trends, though.

  19. Miss Rockwell
    Jul 22, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

    Stamped nails. This is hoootttt! How in the world did you do this? Like what kind of stamp did you use?

    http://thriftyandshameless.blogspot.com

  20. Chelsea
    Jul 25, 2011 @ 4:40 pm

    I love everything about this post. That manicure is so chic, and I love the ring!

    http://www.onechicdame.com

  21. fashmr paul
    Aug 04, 2011 @ 3:09 pm

    Thats a great effect – must admit I’m not a huge fan of the base colour by itself, but with the silver pattern it looks absolutely stunning.
    P.