Wednesday, July 4, 2012

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Golden brown holo gradient and stamping kit winners

Thank you so much to everyone that commented on my previous post about Lufee.  I can't tell you how much it means to me to receive so many lovely comments from people that love (and many who have lost) their fur babies too.  Thank you.

Today's nails are actually ones that were inspired by Lufee.  I put these on last Thursday as way to keep her close to me when she was having her surgery on Friday.  I didn't take these off until she passed.

The golden holo to brown made me think of Lufee's cream fur and darker points on her nose, tail and feet.

The base was Chemistry 514, the middle colour is the stunning OPI DS Desire and the darkest tip colour is a brown franken.

As promised, now it's time to announce the winners of the three Salon Express Nail Art Stamping Kits.  You can read all the entries in the comments of this post. All I can say is, I wish I could find a manufacturer that would make a large set of plates for me so I could use all your ideas on it.  There were so many fun ideas that I could really see myself using (if they just existed!).  The three winners I have chosen are:

Gloss n Sparkle - for her idea of optical illusion patterns.  I LOVE this idea.  I can just imagine some full nail designs - just google image search 'optical illusions' to see what I mean.

Rebecca Lavender-Roberts - for her idea of a circuit board blueprint.  I too can just image the image she linked to stamped in gold over green. We could totally geek out together wearing these!  I'm sorry to Alvin Smith who also said circuit board, but unfortunately your entry was past the closing date.

Stacey - for her idea of putting her kids names on it.  Now I totally read this as putting my kids name on it, and I love this idea. How cool would that be to have your kids names (or pets names) on a personalised plate!

In my current state of mind I also want to offer out special mentions to Jme and Crystal who both suggested plates with kitties on them, and to quote Crystal "so when I looked at my nail it would remind me of my little one".  Wow, the timing of that comment was incredible. But, did you know that the DRK A plate has a full nail design with lots of kitties and one with paw prints (I just got it last week)

Congratulations ladies, please send me an email so I can get your stamping kit off to you.


  1. NICE! :-) When I saw those nails I immediately thought of this candy we have in Denmark called Happy cola! :-)

    Here is a picture :-)

  2. The nails look great, hang in there, we are thinking of you :)

  3. Your nails are beautiful and I hope you feel better soon, it's not an easy thing to go through, hugs x

  4. Beautiful mani to honor your beautiful kitty. My thoughts are with you. <3

  5. o.m.g.!!! This is really stunning!! Love it 100% :)

  6. Really grogeous, I love brown holos. This is a perfect gradient too. Tried it once and it was a total fail. So sorry to hear about your cat. Losing pets are so hard xx

  7. Oh wow! My favorite holo gradient so far!! I love your brown franken... time to get out the Spectraflair and play!

  8. Another beautiful gradient just like your Lufee <3

    Congrats to the winners & their awesome ideas

  9. thank you! I'll drop you an email.
    That's a gorgeous gradient. It does look like Lufee's points.

  10. This is an amazing mani! Love!

  11. I just found my DS Desire yesterday when I went looking for 2 boxes of missing in action polishes. I found Desire in one with a # of other DSs. I am finally putting all my DSs together. This is really a pretty gradient - surprised that you could franken one of these shown here.

  12. this is awesome, it looks like the aftermath of if your nails had caught on fire, i love it!


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