Monday, October 15, 2018

Digit-al Dozen Does TV Shows, Day 3

I'm late with my Digit-al Dozen challenge manis; I had two days done but could not upload the pix although I tried and tried for a couple days.  Then the weekend came and I was out of town and well, here we are! Anyway, this is my day 3 tv show mani featuring The Incredible Hulk!


Started with a base of CND Green Scene (thumb) and Zoya Mira and Tilda.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Sponged FunkyFingers Gesso on most of the fingers for some interest and to lighten up the nails for the nail art to follow.


Made stamper decals using FUN 11 (middle) and ZZ Super (index) using CND Green Scene, then double stamped words from ZZ Super 3 using MdU 48, 101 and Painted Polish Stamped in Greenery.  Thumb is also from ZZ Super 3.


ZZ Super 3


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Decided to finish with a coat of My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte.


While I related to Billy Bixby and Lou Ferrigno as The Incredible Hulk on TV when I was a kid, my son who is really into the Marvel movie franchise, related these to Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk.

Here's the other ladies Day 3 mani's!




Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Paint It Pretty Polish Halloween Trio!

The Paint It Pretty Halloween Trio is available tomorrow, Friday, October 12, 2018 here! Each polish is beautiful in it's own way; there are lots of pictures in this post so grab your favourite pumpkin spice drink before you start reading as you'll want time to check out everything the trio has to offer!  Each of the three polishes are perfect for Halloween....or any time of the year if you buck tradition like I do!  I've also added some fun Halloween nail art throughout the post, hoping that it compliments each polish as Halloween is right around the corner!


The first polish of the trio that I'm sharing is Paint it Pretty Polish Flip My Witch Switch.


Paint It Pretty Polish Flip My Witch Switch has that gorgeous red/gold aurora shimmer in a navy base.  


Shown is two easy coats; there were no application or removal issues.  No staining of the nail or skin upon removal.


Bottle shot.


I thought some Halloween themed stamping would be appropriate; stamped images from Bunny Nails HD-G and Lina Spooklicious! 01 using MdU 16, taking care to pick images that would allow the beauty of the base to shine through!



Finished with a coat of My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte.


This is Paint it Pretty Polish Witch, Please.
 

Paint It Pretty Polish Witch, Please has blue/green/yellow chameleon flakies with purple microglitter in a black base.


There are a lot of flakies so this polish is just a tad thicker than the others.  I wanted to show a pix with no top coat to show that that even though there are a lot of flakies, they lay down nicely, although I prefer the gloss of a coat of top coat.  There were no application or removal issues.


For some spooky Halloween nail art, used images from HD-G (ring), Marianne nails n.115 (thumb), Delaney Halloween 005 (middle) and Marianne Nails n.131 (pinky and index).  Stamped using MdU 39 to pick up the green flakies and but also goes with the rest of the flakies and microglitter as well!


 Topped with one coat of My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte that really makes the flakies pop!


 The last polish in the Halloween trio is Paint It Pretty Polish Witch Better Have My Candy.
 

Bottle shot of Paint It Pretty Polish Witch Better Have My Candy.  Look at that shift!
 

Paint It Pretty Polish Witch Better Have My Candy is loaded with green, red, purple and blue chameleon glitters. Two coats was good coverage to opaque; there were no application or removal issues.



Wanting to compliment the beautiful glitters, did gradient stamping using MdU 49 and 15.  Used Lina Spooklicious! 01 (pinky), Marianne Nails n.115 (index), Delaney Halloween 006 (thumb), Marianne Nails n.131 (ring) and Marianne Nails n.117 (middle).  I also purposely picked images that allow the base colour to shine through.


Topped with a coat of My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte.  In hindsight and given that each polish has 'witch' in it, I have no idea why I didn't think to do some spooky witch nail art!  Thankfully there's time before Halloween lol!
 

Paint It Pretty Polish Halloween Trio** is available on October 12, 2018 here and they will retail for $10. Use code FREESHIPPING at checkout to get free shipping on orders over $90 CND!  Paint It Pretty Polishes are 5 free, vegan and cruelty free.


Thank you to Sherri for the swatching opportunity!  It was greatly appreciated!

Thanks for looking; have a great weekend!

**provided for review; see disclosure policy.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Digit-al Dozen Does TV Shows; Day 2

It's Digit-al Dozen week and our theme this month is TV shows!  I don't really watch a lot of tv lately as I get home from work around 8 pm, have something to eat, clean up the kitchen and do rest of my evening chores then try to sit down and do my nails around 10:30 to 11 pm and then head to bed.  I might snag pieces of whatever the hubs is watching here and there and anything we are watching it mainly some sort of reality tv; my faves are anything to do with Alaska (which I do hope to share too!)  But I can remember as a kid watching Gunsmoke and Bonanza with my grandpa so decided to do western nails.  Here's what I came up with!


I had these polishes on my desk from doing fall mani's and thought they would be be appropriate; did a base of two coats of CND Vagabond, then dry brushed using Girly Bits One of a Kind Green, Butternut Leave Me Alone and Another Brick in the Fall.  Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using images from MdU Wild West (thumb, ring and index) and YF 241 (middle and pinky).  Finished with another coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.  The very first pix is shown with a coat of My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte, which is how I'm wearing it as I think it looks more rustic with the matte.  The shiny version is OK, too!


MdU Wild West


YF 141


Here's the other ladies day 2 mani's!




Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 8, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving! Plus Digit-al Dozen Does TV Shows; Day 1

Happy Thanksgiving!  I'm sorry for posting so late but I didn't have time to do my post in advance and didn't expect to spend so much time driving today!  I am thankful to have enjoyed two turkey dinners with family and friends over the weekend and tonight, am enjoying turkey dinner leftovers.  I hope you enjoyed your weekend and have many things in your life to be thankful for!  I'm thankful for many things and thankful if you by chance happen to read this post given blogging is on the downward spiral haha!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a stamper smooshy base of SpaRitual Kindness (which is also solo on the thumb), Turtle Tootsies Tailgating Makes Me Drive Slower!, Sally Hansen CSM Butterscotch and Yummy Yam, Girly Bits Butternut Leave Me Alone and Another Brick in the Fall. Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I made stamper decals using some of the same smooshy base polishes as well as MdU 8, 9, 53, 59 and 106. Images used are Creative Shop 91 (thumb), Delany Automne 003 (index), UberChic UC Mini:  Give Thanks Thanksgiving Special (middle and pinky) and Lina 4 Seasons-Autumn 02 (ring).


I thought the words on the ring finger were too faint plus black is on every other finger so shadow stamped (not very well though) using MdU 2.


Topped everything off with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.



It's also Digit-al Dozen challenge week; this week our challenge is TV Shows.  So these nails are also going to double duty and one of my favourite TV shows of the past being Married With Children and to tie it into today, the A Bundy Thanksgiving episode!  Oh that show cracked me up so often and I can remember just how different it was and out there compared to anything else being aired at the time.  Here's the youtube link if you care to watch it!

Here's the other ladies Day 1 mani's!




Thanks for looking!


Saturday, October 6, 2018

How Many Fall Mani's Is Too Much???

It's beginning to look like fall in our area!  The cooler nights have taken their toll on the trees and colour is starting to pop up here and there and if you're a nature lover like me, it's a great time to soak it all in! It's a long weekend here in Canada; a perfect time to go for long drives to take in the beautiful scenery,which I will be doing this weekend!

Speaking of fall, here's another quick post of fall leaves!  I'm really surprised how many different ways I've managed to do fall leaves but I did notice that I've been pretty much using the same stamping polishes for all them but it can't be help it, these Mdu's just lend themselves to use this time of year


Started with a base of two coats of Bee's Knees Greylings, no top coat.  Yes.  That shine is with no top coat!

Topped with a thin coat of Bee's Knees Whisper Darkness Between The Stars.  Love this look and am really loving all my recent layering!


Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using B. Loves Plates B.04 Leaves of Happiness using MdU 59, 66 and 106.


B. Loves Plates B.04 Leaves of Happiness




Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Have a great weekend and hopefully a great long weekend too!  Safe travels if you're going to be out and about checking out all the fall has to offer!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Yet More Fall Leaves!

I've been having a lot of fun with fall mani's this year; I've posted 4 fall mani's already and have maybeeee another six mani's that I haven't posted yet.  At the rate I'm going, I'll still be sharing fall nails in the new year, so I'm going to try to speed up the posting of them if my time permits.  Other than that, I'll still be sharing fall nails in January, or February or next fall, who knows!  Anyway, this is my absolute favourite fall mani that I've done this year although, I do have to say that overall, I'm pretty happy how all my fall nails have turned out.  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of two coats OPI Fearlessly Alice, no top coat.


Topped with a coat of Girly Bits Unicornucopia which was one of the the Girly Bits August 2018 PotM.


For those who keep track of these things, OPI Fearlessly Alice did stain my nails ever so slightly; I wish I had have thought of the possibility before I did my nails so I could have added an extra coat of base; there were no application or removal issues with GirlyBits Unicornucopia.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using an image from Lina 4 Seasons-Autumn 02 using MdU 11, 53, 59 and 66.


Eeep, I can do a thing!  I've never done this before although other bloggers have been doing it for ages but my resistance to technology puts me behind on some things including this.  But thanks to a simple app on my phone, I can highlight what images I've used for easy reference (that is should anyone care lol).  


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


The base is one that begs for matte top coat to be added as it accentuates the flakies and glitter when matte top coated so finished with a coat of My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte.  Look at those flakies!


If you are wondering why I chose to wear undies with the stunning Girly Bits Unicornucopia, it is because 1) I've been layering more often just to see the outcome and 2) when I tested it layered as shown here or two coats on its own, it was a brighter/lighter base with the undies which I think complimented the stamping better, at least for the look I was going for.  It was pretty nice without undies and on it's own too, this is just how I chose to share it!

Thanks for looking!