Friday, May 29, 2020

What's Not To Love In This Image?

How about some hot nails to brighten your day?  Another mani that I loved how it turned out and easy peasy which is also a bonus!  Here;s what I came up with!


Started with a base of two coats of Zoya Lara, no top coat.


Topped with a very light coat of Pahlish Gumdrop Rooftops.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Did a stamped gradient using Apipila p.19 using FunkyFingers Gesso, Moyra Sp.19 and Painted Polish Stamped in Rose.  What a great image for stamping; image gives lots of interest on the nail but lets the beauty of the base polishes shine through!  A perfect stamping image in my books!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Hope you're having a fantastic week; thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Daisies!

I love this daisy image and never get tired of doing my nails with it even thought I use it so often!  I'm sorry if you're tired of seeing it though!  But I love how versatile it is and it never lets me down! Especially when I can't find an image to stamp on my nails and want a quick mani change but don't feel like looking for an image to stamp on my nails; it is my go to for sure!  This is one of the many looks I've done with this daisy image; here's what I came up with!


Another one of my favourite things to do is wear dark colours when my nails are short.  So decided on this stunning navy polish, Morgan Taylor Baby It's Cold Outside, two coats.


Topped with Fancy Gloss Peacock Feathers.  Another favourite thing to do; layer!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Flakies!!


Stamped using image from Lina 4 Seasons-Spring 02 using MdU 52 and Painted Polish Blanc Slate.


Dotted daisies using the same polishes.


Finished with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I took this pix the next day is overcast skies but you can see the flakies a little better in Fancy Gloss Peacock Parade, so thought I'd share!  I love the look of the green flakies and the navy polish!


Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 25, 2020

Last of the Cherry Blossom Nails!

This is the final cherry blossom mani that I have to share for now; I thought I had better get it posted before it isn't relevant!  Although cherry blossom nails are pretty enough to share any time of the year, don't you think?  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of Color Club Feathered Hair Out to There, no top coat.  Coverage wasn't the best but it didn't matter; I knew I was going to do a gradient on top.


Did a gradient using Illamasqua DWS which was too dark so then used an unmarked Color Club.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Made a few stamper decals using Moyra 73-Sakura and MdU 30, Painted Polish Blanc Slate and Stamped in Rose for the thumb, index and pinky.  Also did stamper decals for the ring and middle using same Moyra 73; the flowers are same stamping polishes; the fan backgrounds are Liquid Ssky Bibbity Boppity Boo.  All outlines are Painted Polish Midnight Mischief.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Beaches!


Who else is looking forward to warmer weather and lazy days at the beach?  Or maybe even a little vacation when the weather turns cooler to an exotic location where you can look at the amazing hues in the ocean water.  These days will return; beach days probably sooner than flying to your favourite resort or seaside little town where the water is tantalizing!  I'm looking forward to getting out onto the water once our weather turns a little warmer, that's for sure! I did these nails with this in mind; here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of Elevation Polish The Med 2 with accent nails of Ulta Mint Condition.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly On Top.


Topped accent nails using Elevation Polish Yeti's Oceanside Vacation.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped nails using MdU 76 using Lina 4 Seasons-Summer 01.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I was going to leave the nails as they are above but thought that some cool water images would look cool on top of this base.  Stamped using images from Sugar Bubbles SB 065 on all nails except thumb, which is Moyra 66 Exotique using Painted Polish Midnight Mischief.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Colourful Floral Nails!

I had these nails set aside to share as part of a Digit-al Dozen challenge (for stripes) but I can't remember if the group didn't participate this month or I took it off because life got in the way!  Either way, I've stepped back from the Digit-al Dozen for a bit, mainly because I have found that I'm too busy with life right now and cannot commit to doing my nails in time for a challenge or even to do a regular post.  Also, the group needs more members and we can't seem to find them so that's another challenge as well.  I hope it's just 'see you later' and not 'goodbye' but at least for the next few months, I cannot commit to posting the challenges so thought this best.  I love being part of the group; love doing manis on all the various themes and the other ladies in the group really challenge me to do some better nail art as I feel the need to try to keep up to them versus some easier mani's that I'd be more inclined to do, especially when I don't have much time to do my nails.  For the last couple weeks, if I have even done my nails, which is a lot as I usually changed my polish 4-7x a week, but for the last couple weeks, if I have changed them, it was just a polish change, no nail art.  And that makes me sad unfortunately, I just didn't have time for more.  Or it would cut into my minimal sleep time even more!  So if you don't see regular posts, you'll know that I will see you later; it's not goodbye!  I do hope you stick around though...at this time, I have 158 mani's in draft saved and who knows how many hundreds on camera roll.  I still have lots of nails to share and hope to still do regular posts, including this one!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of two coats of OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian, OPI Toying With Trouble and Revlon Sassy, no top coat.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Made stamper decals from image from Creative Shop 127; the outline is Painted Polish Midnight Mischief and the decal is filled in with the base polishes.


Added leaves to pinky and index using image from Lesly 34 using MdU 80 and Painted Polish Stamped in Living Coral on pinky.  I had a couple flowers left on parts of the decals that didn't make it onto the nail, so added them to the thumb.  Both these stamping polishes match the regular polishes pretty well which is what I like; when I can find a stamping polish and regular polish that matches and makes it all matchy-matchy!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Decided to add a few white dots to brighten things up a bit and for filler.  Used Painted Polish Blanc Slate.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Some Cool Layering!

I love how the addition of a topper can change up a base polish so much; I love experimenting with a a couple of different layers and seeing how it turn all turns out, like I did for these nails.  The only thing that I was bothered by, in the case of this mani anyway, was that the stamping covered up too much of the base!  You can see a good bit of it still peeking through, but I do wish I had have picked an image with finer lines.  Next time!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of one coat Zoya Danielle, no top coat.   No, that isn't a typo; it is only one coat!  It had pretty good opaque coverage and I knew I was topping this so kept it to the one.


Topped with Pahlish Cloud Forest, no topcoat.  I'm loving the blue and pink flakies; so pretty and delicate!


But I needed a little more bling!  One coat of Seche Diamond Dust turned these nails up a bit and I was happy that I used it, even though I did like the look of the pretty flakies.  They can still be seen peeking through anyway!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using an image from SugarBubbles SB 040 using Painted Polish Stamped in Taro, Stamped in Rose and Blanc Slate.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I can't remember if this was the next day or immediately after the fact, but decided to add a top coat; added Glisten & Glow matte top coat.


I noticed when I was in the bathroom that the flakies from Pahlish Cloud Burst really showed up well so snapped a pix and thought I'd share it as well!  I see a little tip wear on the ring finger so I'm sure this was the next day.  


Thanks for looking and enjoy the weekend!  Be safe!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Daisies!!!


Like a lot of areas in Canada and US (maybe more countries as well), we've had some unseasonably cool temperatures lately.  Even hail and snow a couple days earlier this week.  But it is calling for warmer weather and I can't wait to feel the warm air and sun on my face!  Might even go for a little drive in the country with the windows down to feel the breeze! We'll see!  

Thought I'd share these brights in anticipation of all the sun we should be seeing soon!


Started with a base of three coats of China Glaze Good As Marigold, no top coat.


Topped with a coat of Fancy Gloss Magma.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using an image from Lina 4 Seasons-Spring 02 using Painted Polish Blanc Slate.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Dotted flower centers using same base.  Don't ask me why; not really that obvious but it made sense at the time!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


The next day, I thought that these flakies would look cool with matte top coat, so added a coat of Glisten & Glow matte top coat.  Not sure which one I liked best; they both look pretty awesome if I don't say so myself! haha!


One more shot; this time outdoors.  I don't really wear much orange and especially not outside of fall and Halloween but really love this combo!


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