Thursday, April 18, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Albums; Day 4

These groovy nails are David Bowie tribute nails for day 4 of Digit-al Dozen album challenge!  


Started with a base of two coats of Zoya Kristen, no top coat.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using image from Clear Jelly Stamper CjS-46 using MdU 2 and 51.  Note that as far as I can see, the lightning bolt on the plate is facing the wrong way so I stamped it on a stamper, then stamped it again on a stamper then placed it to correct the facing the right way.  


Clear Jelly Stamper CjS-46


Added a little Zoya OC Cooler to the lightning bolt for shimmer as on the album and stroked through the hair to make it looks feathered like in the picture.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.



This is the David Bowie album that I was used as a basis for these nails although looking at it, I think my gray base should have been lighter.


While the nails were OK, you know me and my love of busy!  So I thought that the 70's were full of wild and crazy and pschodelic colours and it made me remember of a fluid art I had created a couple weekends ago that I thought would be a nice compliment to the mani.  So cut out decals for my nails from the fluid art and applied.  The fluid was made using Sally Hansen Celeb City and it didn't work out too badly.



Fluid art decal.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using images from MoYou Roxy 09 using MdU 2.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Albums; Day 3

Hopefully you have been enjoying the album mani's this week!  This is my day 3 mani with a tribute mani based upon a KISS album; took a few liberties because there are no face images of KISS (except Gene which is on a MdU plate that I happen to have on order but won't help for now!  Just realized his face is also on a MoYou London Back to the 70's plate too that I just looked at that I have too!)  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a skittle base of KBShimmer Eyes White Open, China Glaze Flame-boyant, Sally Hansen Celeb City and OPI Envy the Adventure, all two coats, no top coat.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I made a few stamper decals using images from Apipila L18.  Filled in with KBShimmer Eyes White Open with a little SH Celeb City on nose of catman. 


Apipila L18.


Applied them.  Stamped thumb with Delaney Musique 001 for interest.


After adding a few accent stars from MoYou London Roxy 04 using Konad red stamping polish and MdU 1 and 2, topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Here's the album cover that the nails are based upon!


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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Albums; Day 2

It's Day 2 of Digit-al Dozen album challenge!  

Do you recognize the album that these nails are paying tribute to?  If you didn't recognize it off the get-go, I'm sure you will once you see the album cover; it is an iconic album cover for sure!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls with accent nail of Fancy Gloss Washed Out Jeans, no top coat.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top. 


Stamped using images from Konad Square 09 (thumb), Delaney Tissus 001 (index) and Konad Square 01 (rest) using MdU 112 and Konad red stamping polish.  Note:  used pretty firm clear stamper as that helps keeps the lines straight.  



Delaney Tissus 001.



Konad Square 09


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.  Thumb image is just appropriate filler and for interest.  I have loved that image from when I first seen it and bought the plate just for it!  While I can use it for a 4th of July mani, it was nice to use it another time too!


So did you guess the album???  If you guessed Bruce Springsteen Born In the U.S.A., you were right!



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Monday, April 15, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Albums; Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week!  Our challenge this month is albums.  Which is a challenge of course because who has albums any more??!!  Although I know they are coming back and wasn't it just International Record Store Day?

I grew up in the era of albums (unfortunately, I also grew up in the era of 8tracks and then remembered when cassettes came out!) and actually have quite a few still but who can recreate the album cover of Meatloaf, Bat Out of Hell on your nails for example (which is an absolutely incredible album that thankfully I still have!)  Plus while I still do have albums, I have no way of listening to them as no record player. (Ahem, I still have 8tracks but not sure why as how will I ever listen to them??)  I often though about getting a system but haven't; maybe one day.   Anyway, I googled album covers of some of my favourite artists and was actually quite surprised how many stamping images there are that are from albums.  Here's what I came up with for day 1!


Started with a base of skittles, starting at thumb going clockwise are OPI Black Onyx, China Glaze Flame-boyant, CND Taffy Pink, CND Electric Orange and CND Bicycle Yellow; all two coats, no top coat.  Sorry about index finger; I had break on side of nail and just got tired of fixing it so cut it down and unfortunately, it was really, really short.  This was almost a month ago and it is just starting to grow out now.  This was one of the first manis done in it's really short state!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


It may not look like it, but this mani actually took quite a bit on planning as had to coordinate the base polishes with the stamping colours to make sure that the correct base and stamped image worked out.  Really had to think about it lol.  And getting just the right shades was another issue.  But I don't think I did too badly!


Using images from MoYou London Roxy Collection-08, stamped using MdU 112, 8, 68, 33 and 11 on the thumb.  On the middle and ring fingers, had to use the stamping polish and fill in the rest of the nail as the images themselves were so small.


MoYou Roxy Collection-08




Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


The thumb is added imagery; not on the album but love this stamped image of Freddy, one of my all time favourite singers!  Added Queen wording from Stampaholic 7 using MdU 1.


This is the album cover the nails are based upon.



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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Teal Floral


I realized that I think I have a think for floral mani's and then dotting the centers of them because I seem to do it quite often.  I guess that's one of my things for nails.  Could be worse, I suppose lol. Anyway, here's another floral mani with dots! 


Started with a base of Lippman Video Killed The Radio Star, topped with a coat of Level Up Lacquer Lazarus (April 2018 PPU), no top coat.  Not sure why I didn't share the Lippmann by itself, but I checked the camera roll; I didn't even take a picture of it which seems odd but too late now to do anything about it.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped with an image from Marianne Nails XXL 9 using MdU 1.


Added a few dots for colour and interest using MdU 106.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


I realize that this isn't a true blue mani but more teal, but close enough for me!  It's in the spectrum!

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Friday, April 12, 2019

Fluid Friday Easter Nails!

I'm interrupting blue nails to share some Easter nail art and because these are on a fluid base, sharing on #fluidFriday!  I think these nails are as adorable as can be; I wore them for a couple days which is unusual for me!  Here's what I came up with!


I made some homemade fluid hard polish using Garnier Fructis as suggested by @damningeden (although when I was watching YouTube Videos, Kyong Lee mentioned this product being used by someone else back in 2017).  I can't say for sure who came up with it, I just know this is how I found out recently. I had been experimenting with Nourishing + Coconut Oil Breakage Serum but not adding it to the polish directly, but rather by making a spray from it as I had seen it being used by various fluid artists on YouTube with acrylic paints a few months ago.  After doing some research, both products have the same silicone ingredient 'Dimethicone' in them (which is the silicone product that creates the cells) and I have tried both now by adding to the polish and IMHO, the Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz does work better.  But there is some trial and error with the formula and I'm not entirely convinced that the Nourishing + Coconut Oil doesn't work just as good.  I still have about a third of a bottle and will continue to try it out.  But this is a whole other blog post! 


Speaking of trial and error, the top swirl was my first attempt of making it fluid so I had to add a bit more product; the bottom one is better results and the one I ended up using for this mani.  Lots of cells!


This is my 'good' bottle of fluid art polish using China Glaze Be More Pacific.  I cut up the decal into nail size pieces and got ready for application.


Applied the fluid art pieces, cleaned up with acetone and brush.


Applied KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped with an image from Chez Delaney Animaux 004 using MdU 1, 68, 101 and Painted Polish Stamped in Rose and Stamped in Greenery.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


The stamped covered up a bit more of the fluid part of the decal than I would have liked but that's OK.  Still cute!

Thanks for looking!