Teal Tuesdays Time: 3 T's Means Triplet's!

This is my 250th Post!
Coming up with new ideas and concepts each week proves a challenge in itself most times. There is no shortage, but trying to do something different isn't always easy!
Case in point was this week's vote for the Teal Tuesday Challenge.
Wanting to get everyone in the group to use the same Teal was pretty hard, even once we narrowed it down to three choices based off votes, some people STILL didn't have one of the options.
So this week, if you read a few of our blogs, some might be a certain color and some may be just totally random.
Our choices this week were to do a mani using one of the following teal polishes:
A England - Saint George
Zoya - Zuza
China Glaze - Atlantis.
I have all three, but I've shown you Atlantis and Saint George both at least once so I opted for Zuza...
Zuza...I've used her in a Saran Wrap mani once and that's it. Her formula was difficult for me. She was thick in the good way I like that doesn't cause problems with application. But it caused me a lot of problems with bubbles AND dry time. I applied it twice and both times came up with the same results. Luckily I was doing some taping for this, so alot of the issues with this polish were covered up.
ALSO...
I'm adding in a review to this mani for a stamping plate and stamper/scraper I received from KKCenterHk last week.


Here is the stamp and stamper/scraper set I've used for this mani. Today I'm just using the skull image in this design. The items come packaged nicely in a heavy duty zip seal bag. The stamping plate is labeled B-116


The stamping plate is metal, with a clear plastic protective sticker on the front to avoid scratching. This is similar to other stickers on stamping plates that are normally blue. Be sure to remove it before stamping or it flat out won't stamp. Any scratches you see here are just on the sticker.


This plate has nothing on the back, so like some plates that don't have that protective backing, this one's edges can be sharp, use with care.

The stamper and scraper are your basic kind. The texture on the stamper feels  more flexy than my double sided konad stamper. Plastic scraper.


The stamping plate images all transfer nicely. I tried them all on a sheet of paper when I received them and all had very clear images and were engraved quite well. The stamper works as well as my Konad stamper, however I would only use it for full size designs as it's harder to place the smaller ones with a big stamper. The scraper worked ok. I do prefer my usual gift card scraper to this, but for a first time user it will work for you. The plates retail for $5.05 for the single plates and the stamper and scraper set retail for $4.50. You can also use my coupon code for an additional discount:



Now back to the Teal Tuesday portion of my programming!

Base - Zoya Zuza, 2 coats. Then I stamped the skulls on and taped off the center sections of my thumb and ring finger and painted those black.


The black stripe was painted using Fingerpaints Black Expressionism and the skulls were stamped on with Konad Black.


Gold dots were done with Orly Solid Gold and a dotting tool.


The skulls I used were from the KKCenterHk plate, but on the plate they have pirate swords. I taped the plate where the swords were so that when I stamped I would only get the skull portion on my stamper.


The gold studs are 4mm gold square studs from Born Pretty Store (you can use my link on the right sidebar for a discount code to their online shop). These also come in 2mm size and in silver.


I top coated my design before adding the studs, then I used a Pick'r Upper from Sally Beauty to get them on my nail, then another coat of top coat over them.



If you are interested in joining the Teal Tuesdays group - you can go to our Facebook Group and apply!

Rhonda Nail Polish Marbury - http://nailsbeautiqued.blogspot.com
Ariane/The Frenzied Polisher http://thefrenziedpolisher.blogspot.sg
Jess/Once Upon a Polish... - http://gafforama.blogspot.com
Jasmin/Subtletyisoverrated - http://subtletyisoverrated.wordpress.com/
Elysse/Elyssian Bauty - http://elyssianbeauty.blogspot.com/




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20 comments

  1. This mani looks cool! Love the skull print with studs!

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  2. Very cool mani lady! Zoya's Zuza is on my NP wishlist I love the shimmer underneath. Ironically I own none of the polishes you listed lol. Apparently I need to stock up on my teals ;)

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    1. girl....i think im one of the rare breeds of people who has an overabundance of teal. i have a melmer drawer that is overflowing with green and teal, and most of it is teal. i must have 80+ bottles of teal polish.

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  3. Rockstar Chic! Love the studs and skulls combi!

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  4. Can we join the Teal Tuesdays group even if we dont participate each Tuesday?

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    1. Absolutely.
      I do prefer people who can participate at least in the voting process even if they can't do the mani for the challenge, but I know things happen and you can't do it all the time, I've even had to miss one or two so it's fine with me!

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    2. Okay, thanks I will have to go and join then because it seems like a lot of fun, I dont have a lot of polish though....

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    3. I just realized when I went to look for Teal polishes that I have like none! Time to go shopping! I will probably want to join after I have some!

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    4. hahaha!!! the teal group has definitely helped to expand my teals collection! you're welcome whenever you're ready!

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  5. Love it! I want to get my hands on some nail studs sooo bad...

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    1. it took me months to pull the trigger, i dont even know why, they are AMAZING! you of all people need some girl!

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  6. I'm SO glad I found your blog! I love the designs I've seen so far and the tattoo-ish design of your blog is awesome! This mani is the sort of style I love too, love the studs and skulls :} Checking out that stamper now...

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  7. These are killer! I love them so much. I really need a skull image like this, just so i can recreate these nails ;] lol.

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    1. i love skulls - i have i think 4 or 5 plates with different skull designs but i need way more!

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