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Birthday nails

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Hi everyone! A special post today, it’s my birthday! I didn’t actually plan to blog, but along with my birthday wishes on social media people started requesting to see what I was wearing on my nails for my birthday. I buckled under the pressure 😉 I leaked pictures on my social media channels and decided to post about them as well.

 

My blog got a bit of a make over. Did you notice? My friend Arkwife designed it for me. I’ve asked her to do a guest post about it since there are special touches that aren’t obvious that I would like her to document for me 🙂 On to the nails!

 

I wanted to do a holographic gradient for my birthday. I pulled out some of my purple holos for this one! I started off with my usual base coat of Tip Top Miraculous Results to protect my natural nails. I used China Glaze When Stars Collide (closest to the cuticle), Electra Magenta and Gamer Glam on a make up sponge to create the gradient effect. Gamer Glad needed a bit of help with the polish brush as even 3 coats of sponging didn’t really help hide my nail line and it was still completely transparent. The other polishes were well coated so I just went in with the polish brush and it worked pretty well. Once that was dry I used Top Top Armour Plate and my PUEEN 34 stamping plate to stamp the silver flowers on the side of my nail. I added different coloured rhinestones to each nail in the center of the large flower and sealed it in with Seche Vite. The result:

 

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I really adore these nails. I wish the sun would come out so I could stare at the holographic effect these polishes have, but it usually rains on my birthday and today is no exception. We celebrated my birthday on Saturday with my family that came over for a braai (BBQ). I had mentioned to Rudi a few months ago that a rainbow nail polish cake would be awesome for my birthday. He asked me for the baker’s number and organized this:
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I absolutely LOVED it! The baker put such beautiful (and unexpected) details on the cake board. The cake tasted delicious too!

Thank you for all the birthday wishes and love I have received!

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