Sunday, February 7, 2016

Super Bowl Nails!

It's Super Bowl Sunday; I'm about halfway in to making the chili we'll be eating while watching the game. We aren't actually big football fans but do watch the Super Bowl every year.  If nothing else, for the commercials, half time show and anthem!  So I don't have a favourite team to cheer for which is why I have both teams on my nails; even when I did Super Bowl manis in 2013, 2014 and last year, again, they are for both teams.  So enjoy the show and hopefully your team will win the Super Bowl!

Started with a base of two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, L'Oreal Brownie Points and an accent of AstroTurf.

Stamped using assortment of images; UberChic Sports Fan-01 (middle, ring and footballs on index), BundleMonster BM-XL181 (words in index, and pinky), ZZ Super (Panther on thumb) and MJ XXIV (Bronco image on thumb).  Unfortuntely I couldn't find a better Panther image then the one I used on the thumb so sorry to all the Panther fans that its not more accurate!  Stamping polishes used were Funky Fingers Gesso and Dark Knight and assortment of Mundo de Unas; 3, 22 and 53.  

ZZ Super

Bundle Monster Work It! BM-XL181

I got the bright idea to stamp P for Panthers and B for Broncos on the helmets on the pinky, but, um, there was a little technical problem you might pick out.  I was all happy that I was actually able to place it with the clear jelly stamper then did a d'uh move.  Can you pick it out?

But I figured out what I did and corrected it which is the end pix here.

Enjoy the game and thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Valentine Hearts

A Valentine's Day mani with a whole lot of hearts!

Started with a base of two coats of Illyrian Polish Killer Queen on three fingers with Essie Brides No Grooms on middle and Essie Groove Is In the Heart on ring.  No top coat.  I'm not sure why I came up with this combo; I didn't want glitter on all the nails and my typical accent is the ring finger and just wanted to change it up a bit.  

Added a coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC before stamping.

Stamped using Sugar Bubbles SB029 (pinky), MJ JR1 (thumb) and Infinity 88 (middle and index) using Funky Fingers Gesso.

Topped with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC.

I had initially planned to stamp the ring finger with MdU Valentine's 1 but then had the crazy thought to make a stamper decal and filling the hearts with Illyrian Killer Queen.  As I was in the middle of doing my nails when I came up with this, I kinda rushed the decal so it didn't dry as long as I would have liked which smeared some of the stamping and the polish.

MdU Valentine's 1

Applied stamper decal to the ring finger, then topped with Girly Bits What a Rush QD TC to finish.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

World Cancer Day Nails

Today is World Cancer Day which is a global event that unites the world in the fight against cancer. 

Started with a base of two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, then top coated with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC before stamping (no pix has have shown before).  Using the clear jelly stamper from Fab Ur Nails, stamped using images from Bundle Monster BM-408 (thumb), Infinity 148 (middle words and ribbon on index and ring), and Bundle Monster BM-321 (rest of the ribbons).  Used assortment of MdU and MoYou stamping polishes for the ribbons in support of the various cancer awareness groups.  I had to shrink the earth image using the UberChic luxe stamper, then placed it (not too well as you can see lol).  We need a clear jelly stamper now that images can be shrunk.  

Bundle Monster BM-408

Added a coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC and headed to bed.  

Infinity 148.  For those of you who may not be that familiar with this plate, this was created by Shirley of Dashica after the loss of her father from cancer.  

This morning, added words to the thumb; I had planned on doing this last night but it was late and I knew it would take a bit of time to individually stamp the words.  Used Nailways Back to Basics 123 ABC and Konad black and red special polishes for the words, except 'day' which was from Bundle Monster BM-S222.  Used the clear jelly stamper for placement.

Bundle Monster BM-S222

Top coated the thumb with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC to finish.

There is a lot of information about World Cancer Day on their website here .  I hope that I live to see the day that we no longer need World Cancer Day.  

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Another Valentine's Day Mani featuring EDM14

Here's another Valentine's Day mani that is perfect for any time of the year!

Started with a base of two coats of Ever After Polish Devil in a Sunday Dress with accent of Colors by llarowe Chasing a Unicorn (two coats of base and one coat of the holo tc).  Shown with no top coat. (Please note that Ever After Polish Devil in a Sunday Dress is a Hella Holo Custom polish made exclusively for the HHC FB group so you won't find it for sale on the estore, sorry.) 

Added a coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Flash TC.

Stamped with an image from Emily de Molly EMD14** using FunkyFingers Gesso.  What I really like about this image is even though I'm sharing here as a Valentine's related mani, this image isn't all heart overkill or sickening sweet so good for use anytime of the year.  (As I type this, I envision this image stamped over a deep, dark navy, even a jelly glitter, which I think would be stunning!)  The image also has the added bonus of being an interesting image while leaving enough void to see the beauty of the base shine through.  So many possibilities!

Emily de Molly EDM14

While I had originally wanted to do exactly the same image on the accent stamped with Ever After Devil in a Sunday Dress as I thought it would be dark enough to stamp with, unfortunately when I test stamped it (aka on my right hand), the image was faint and light purple looking.  It wasn't the look I was going for.  Then I thought of using a heart stencil and filling in with the Ever After would be cool but alas, had no heart stencils. After some pondering what to do, I remembered seeing needle drag manis where the dots dragged looked like hearts, so I decided to go with this.  At least the Ever After would be used on the accent to match anyway.  Now, I've never done this needle drag method before, so after I googled it, discovered I had to have a wet base coat so had to add another coat of colors by llarowe Chasing a Unicorn (top coat bottle only).  While it was still wet, did three dots of Ever After Devil in a Sunday Dress.  Then did the needle drag through the middle of the dots.  It really didn't turn out right but hopefully you can make out the heart shape enough anyway.  

Added another coat of Sally Hansen Diamond Flash TC to finish.

Emily de Molly stamping plates and vinyls can be purchased via their store here with international shipping from Australia. There is also a US Emily de Molly estore here that also ships plates and polishes to US and Canada. Emily de Molly products are also available via these stocklists with many offering international shipping!

Thanks for looking!

**item provided for review; please refer to disclosure policy