Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Fall Leaves!

We have typical fall weather today; a little on the cool side, light showers and/or overcast skies.  I have a few fall nails that I've done in the last couple of weeks so I'm going to mingle them with other manis as I appreciate not everyone is experiencing fall weather.  We don't even have that much of the leaves changing colour yet but I'm sure it is just around the corner!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of one coat of Zoya Tilda, then did a sponged gradient using Zoya Tilda and Shawn.  My apologies, this isn't the best gradient I 've done.  I didn't notice until I had already removed the latex barrier that not all fingers were even in darkness of the gradient but it didn't look this obvious in real life; I didn't notice until I was taking pictures.  I was too lazy to reapply the latex barrier and add to the gradient, so decided to live with it.

Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using image from Delaney Feuillages A001 using MdU 32, 66 and 46.

This was my other hand; I alternated the two Zoyas and did the same stamping, which did show up a little better on Zoya Shawn.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 24, 2018

Red & Black Go So Well Together!

I got to thinking that there aren't many nail studs being shared lately; I don't know why because I still love using them!  I think I picked studs just a little too big for my nails in this mani but still love how this turned out!  I love that I can paint them too to colour coordinate my nails well!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of OPI Adam Said, It's New Years, Eve, OPI Black Onyx and Dance Legend Wow Prism Danger, Danger.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped with Color Club Illusion using FunkyFingers Dark Knight. Thank goodness for CJS to help with placement!

Added another coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

After painting nail studs using the two OPI polishes, added on nails for interest.

Topped them off with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to secure.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Happy Fall, Y'All!

This post is scheduled to go live a couple minutes after the official arrival of fall.  I've resisted doing fall nails as we have had such hot weather but now that fall is officially here, I guess the time has come to start doing them!  I still have spring and summer nails to share never mind fall so I'm not sure how many fall mani's will be shared but I do have a few!  This is a mani that I recycled and wore for a few days; I did the base and wore it one day and while I was wearing it I was thinking that I had have wished I had have stamped spider webs versus the pattern that I did.  Then I thought that the first stamped image just lends itself to double stamping and thought some Halloween images would be good.  But really want to do a spider web base first so so went with leaves...that plus fall is before Halloween so I still have time to do Halloween nails! And who says there's no thought into doing nails; sometimes it take me longer to plan the mani then to do the nails themselves...in fact, most of the time, that is how it is!   Anyway, here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Color Club Lunar Logic, a $3.99 Winners find.  Shown with no topcoat.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped with MJ XLV using KleanColor Metallic Black.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Thought with the speckled base of the Color Club and the hint of silver in the stamping that this would look good matte; topped with My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte.

The next day, added turning leaves using an image from Lina 4 Seasons-Autumn 02.  Stamping polishes used starting at thumb and going clockwise:  MdU 11, Mdu 9, Mdu 59, Mdu 53 and Mdu 66.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Thought this would look better matte again, so added another coat of My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte.

I loved how this turned out; one of my favourite mani's in quite some time!

Happy Fall Y'all!  Enjoy the cooler temperatures, pumpkin all the things, sweaters, apple cider and all the other fall related items!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Hello Summer!...I Mean Good-bye Summer!

You know you're behind with your blog posts when you're posting your Hello Summer nails the day before fall officially arrives, not to mention you didn't even get around to sharing your Hello Spring nails at all!  I guess there is always next year!  I did these nails way back in June 2018 right after Indie Expo Canada; in fact the base polish was bought at IEC 2018 and it was the first polish I used right after the show.  Too many other things to share but there's no time like the present as the saying goes!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Paint It Pretty Polish Indigo Rises, two coats.  Unfortunately, this mani shows my nails pretty much at their worst right after IEC; if you have read my posts you will know that I had been dealing with a wonky middle finger for months and how the skin all around it peeled, etc.  Well, this is one of the mani's where the skin was the worst.  I know it looks like hangnail city; it wasn't, it was peely skin and trying to remove it and it being sore and thin.  A lot of the pix, I tried to strategically hold my nails just so to try to diminish it, but sometimes, like here, I wasn't that successful.  

Stamped using images from Marianne Nails Professional n.16 (thumb and index) and Lina 4 Seasons-Summer 01 (ring, middle and pinky) using MdU 1, 49 and 68.

Marianne Nails Professional n.16

Lina 4 Seasons-Summer 01

My favourite nail; even when I shrunk the image, it still barely fit!

I think this was a great send off to summer; tomorrow, I'm share nails to welcome the arrival of fall!  

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!