Friday, 23 September 2011

♪♫ Memories of times and the places that were there

I can't believe it's Friday already! This week has flown by so quickly.

You might have noticed a few changes around here recently. I put up a new banner a little while ago and my pictures have also taken a turn for the better if I do say so myself!
I've been wanting a great lamp with a white fluorescent bulb for a long time after Cris gave me some advice about lighting. They can be a bit pricey but I was lucky enough to find one in the house. It's been sat on the same side table for months and I've gotten so used to seeing it that I just forgot it was there.
I was sat in the lounge one day when I caught a glimpse of it and just had one of those moments where something clicked in my brain and I realised it was exactly what I'd been wanting for weeks!

I also changed my watermark and have started stamping it in to the middle of the pictures because I've seen a few of my pictures online with the watermark cropped out and no credit given which is so annoying (and illegal). So, I have to put it in a place where it can't be cropped without slicing up the picture, but I'm trying to keep it as unobtrusive as possible and I hope you guys don't mind too much.



I started out using scotch tape to mark off the black sections at the side but it ruined the mani underneath so I just whipped out a striping brush and freehanded the a line then filled it in after. It's obviously not as crisp a line as you would get using scotch tape but it saves a lot of time and hassle.



Plate:
Bundle Monster BM223
Base Colour: Cult Nails - Cruisin' Nude
Stamp Colour: W7 - Black
Top Coat of NYC




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35 comments :

  1. I love this mani :) That sucks people have been stealing your picture.....I just dont get why anyone would do this?! Its not their work......why don't they just practice and be able to do it themselves *grumbles* :P

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  2. That looks awesome. I love how one little change can make something look so elegant :)

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  3. I love this mani, looks amazing!!! I started thinking about getting a lamp for my pictures, but I don't even know where to start :(

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  4. I really love this!! I love the little stripe down the sides, and I think it looks great without having used tape :)

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  5. I love how that little piece of black completely changed the whole mani. Great job as always =)

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  6. I love all the changes and this manicure is sexy and sophisticated. Perfection. One of my favorites you did thus far!!! Love love love it!

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  7. I agree with Marta: sexy and sophisticated, I love it!

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  8. I absolutely adore the way this turned out! WOW!

    I started watermarking my pics too after I found them used on a Russian website selling stamping tools. It's a pain to take the time to do it, but we all understand why you have to, sadly.

    Anyhow, these look amazing! Thanks for the post.

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  9. Nothing is better than animal print nails! They look so great everytime! Mine are pink and gold leopard atm!

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  10. It really sucks that we all have to worry about people stealing our stuff! The watermark is a fact of blogging so no worries! Love this mani- you always do awesome things!

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  11. This is really cute, and you could've convinced me that you DID use tape since the lines are so straight.

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  12. Wau que estilosa!! Lo siento pero NECESITO copiarla!! jeje

    un beso

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  13. I really like this mani!! It's so stylish...
    I will probably try it on my nails :D

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  14. I love it! The black stripe on the side really pulls it all together.
    I'm sorry about the obnoxious thieving sorts. I like the new watermark, though, it really doesn't detract from the nail art at all.

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  15. Hey sammy! Nice change to the blog! but was soo used to seeing ur old banner. Gues will get used to this in sometime. Nice mani!! A different and interesting from the normal animal stamps

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  16. A great manicure! I think I will keep this in mind.

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  17. I love the changes! Your lighting is great! I am sorry people have been stealing your pictures without giving credit! I see that happening on Tumblr a lot!

    xoxox

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  18. Looks really great, the black side was a great addition. Also I love that nude color.

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  19. Sooo pretty and elegant.
    Sucks that people have stolen your pictures, but your watermark is unobtrusive and looks pretty nifty tbf!
    xxx

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  20. This an awesome design, thanks for sharing!
    If I may ask the name of the font used in your watermark? Looks very professional. :)

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  21. Wow... gorgeous nails!! ♥ the design you've made...

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  22. Really cute and different LOVE!

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  23. I adore this manicure! must try this soon! =)

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  24. not stealing, pinterest! im actually sponsoring you!

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  25. I am new here, and I looked over all of your nail art work, and I fell in love with this one. It is sexy and elegant. Congratulation your work is creative and gorgeous!

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  26. Reaaalllyyy nice manucure !!!

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  27. I am new today. Beautiful nail art! Do you give instruction on how you completed this look? I could try just free-hand. I thank you for the inspiration, wish me luck!

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