Monday, April 22, 2019

More Easter Nails!

Here's another Easter mani!  I didn't do many Easter nails this year; I just didn't find that many images and if I did, they didn't interest me for some reason.  Makers, I think we need more Easter images!  And St. Patrick's Day!  We have enough Christmas and Valentines but I think these two holidays are lacking.  Anyway, here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of skittles; starting at thumb and going clockwise, Music City Beauty Time After Time (March 2019 PPU), Pahlish Rainbow Dash, Different Dimension Mystery Proto 68, Great Lakes Lacquer The Last Sliver of Sun and Pahlish Fluttershy.  While I absolutely love each and every one of these, my favourites were Music City Beauty Time After Time and Pahlish Rainbow Dash.  One, so glad I just got it and the other, what took me so long to wear it??  And how did I luck out with that Different Dimension mystery polish???  


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top. 


After making a few stamper decals using images, applied them from Creative Shop 60 (thumb), Creative Shop 123 (index and pinky), Dixie Plates Easter (middle) and MoYou Festive-09 (ring).  I'm not sure why the thumb image fill in picked up the outline and smeared it; I always left my stamped images sit for at least 24 hours before filling it but it happened anyway.  I wonder if its too much polish on the brush?  I'll have to try to figure out why....any ideas?  Applied KBShimmer Clearly on Top of all the decals.


I also added the words on the thumb using Dixie Plates Easter and Moyra 24.


After the topcoat had dried, applied some clear to the index finger and added loose flocking powder.


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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!  


Started with a base of three coats of OPI How Does Your Zen Garden Grow?  I love this shade of green and think it is a perfect spring colour!


Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


After making stamper decals using Images from MoYou Flower Power Collection 17, 18 and 19, applied them.  Too bad that I have such small nails and to top it off, have no length at this time as the full size decals would have been so pretty!  But you can't do anything about what you were born with (at least finger wise but I guess I could do artificial nails which would make them longer but not bigger, but nope!) so just have to move on and work with what you have!  The thumb is Festive 17, the middle and pinky is Festive 18 and the index is Festive 19.  Dots are CND Bicycle Yellow.


Trimmed down using brush and acetone.


Shadow stamped accent nail using image from MoYou Festive Collection-24 using Painted It Pretty Stamped in Greenery (can't remember if it was original or 2.0 as I have both and didn't mark down any notes on it) and then FunkyFingers Dark Knight.  Also added a double daisies from same plate using for filler and interest.  Too bad the words didn't fit fully; I would have normally stamped them on the thumb to ensure that they fit but liked the lily image more.  Plus figured everyone could figure out what it said lol!  This was the smallest image I could find that said Happy Easter at the time, but after looking a little bit more, I did find another slightly smaller one.  Next year!


MoYou Festive Collection 24.



Finished with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Hope you're having a great weekend; thanks for looking!

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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