Saturday, January 21, 2017

White Holo Snowflakes

Although we haven't seen any of the white stuff in a while now (and I'm not complaining!), my first thought when I sat down to do my nails with a recently arrived bottle of Different Dimension Excelsior was to stamp it with white and decided upon snow flakes!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Different Dimension Excelsior, shown with no top coat.  

I've been taking a few pix here and there with my new macro lens; here's one of them.

Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using FunkyFingers Gesso using images from UberChic Christmas-01.

Finished it off with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

My newly arrived bottle of KBShimmer Makin' Copies was still on my desk as I had used it a week or so ago and lazy me, hadn't put it away yet.  I was actually going to order a back up bottle because I love that it was good coverage in two easy coats and a colour I thought I'd wear often!  I thought I'd compare the two just for fun; the base colours seem pretty similar, although I'd say the Different Dimension is a shade darker.  As you can see, KBShimmer is more of a scattered holo and I seen a lot of blue shimmer, and Different Dimension Excelsior is more of a linear holo and I seen more pink shimmer.  I'm happy that I own both but I have since decided that I no longer need a second bottle of the KBShimmer as the base of Different Dimension will suffice if I want this base colour and one bottle or the other happen to ever run low. 

The other KBShimmer polish I seriously thought about buying a back up of was Fax of Life but I happen to have bought Different Dimension Dragon.  When I was looking at them, while not dupes as Dragon is definitely a shade darker, they are close enough that I don't think I need a back up of Fax of Life.  I have worn KBShimmer Fax of Life in a mani but not Different Dimension Dragon so they might be less close than the bottle shots appear, but at this time, I'll save that money I would have spent on backups.

This pix, you can see that pink shimmer in the base of Different Dimension Excelsior that I was talking about.

I'm loving these soft neutral shades right now and am happy that I have both lines in my collex anyway!

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

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Picture Polish Meow

Sorry to come off like a broken record, but this is another mani that was done when I didn't have a lot of time so went with an interesting base and a cool image for some pretty awesome nails (to me anyway!)

Started with two coats of piCture pOlish Meow.  I just love these piCture pOlish scattered holo polishes! With the add of the flecks, it is just enough of a little umph to give the base a little interest...and they remove like a dream!  I'm on a mission to own all the shades!

Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using FunkyFingers Gesso using an image from Creative Shop 29.  This is the perfect image for some galaxy nails!  While I've changed things up a bit on each nail, I also think that it would be pretty cool to pick one area of the image and stamp it on all the nails.  But which area????  I like the thumb, the middle, the ring, the index....and doesn't the stamping star bursts look like those borders/inserts put on pix?  

Creative Shop 29.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Stamped Pink Gradient

You will not believe how happy I was with this mani!  You see, I love accent studs for my mani's but the problem is the limited amount of colours the are available in.  I've tried to paint the studs before but haven't been that successful.  Then I read a post on FB (sorry, can't remember from who), who used tweezers to hold clear stones while they polished them to then adhere to the tops of the polish bottles so you could see them in a drawer.  I thought hmm, I wonder if I took tweezers and held the studs, that they might paint a little better.  So I set to find out if I could on this mani and low and behold, I was able to paint the studs decently! Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Barielle Cherish, then top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Did a sponged gradient using Seche Gifted and Sassy that I had bought over the holidays (buy 2 get 1 free, then 50% off!)

Topped again with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped with an image from Lina Feeling Shapely! 03 using FunkyFingers Gesso.

I had test painted a couple nail studs using Seche Gifted and Sassy; applied them to the accent along with a white stud.

Topped everything off with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I don't see nail studs being used that often but I still like to use them and am really happy now that I can match the studs exactly to accent any polish I happen to want to use!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Decades; Day 5

I'm sorry for not posting my day 5 Digit-al Dozen decades challenge earlier; I managed to get the mani posted on IG, just didn't get the blog posted done.   Here's a Spice Girls 90's inspired mani for day's nails! 

The picture my nails was inspired by; Spice Girls in 1995.

Started with a base of Deborah Lippmann Run, Run Rudolph with Girly Bits Polish Matte'rs, Lippmann Maniac with a coat of La Reine Crystal Glitter, two coats of OPI No Tan Lines, a sponged gradient of OPI No Tan Lines, Essence Mr. Rusty and Sally Hansen CSM Red My Lips and Nicole by OPI Hit the Lights with a coat of FingerPaints Lemon Sour.

Did a verticle sponged gradient on the ring finger.

Stamped using MoYou Holy Shapes Collection-06 and MoYou Artist Collection-02 on the middle finger, MoYou Illusion Collection-02 on the pinky and Infinity 12 on ring.  No stamping on the other nails to go along with inspiration pix.

MoYou Collection Artist Collection-02

MoYou Holy Shapes Collection-06

Added another coat of matte on the thumb, then a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top on the rest to finish.

I stamped the other nails just for fun using images from Infinity 37 (thumb) and Infinity 149 on index.

Here's the other ladies Day 5 mani's!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!