Thursday, October 23, 2014

More Fall Leaves!

The third mani in my Fall Series this week was my effort to try to change it up a little from the brightly stamped, colourful leaves.  So did black leaves on a colourful base; here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of two coats of Revlon Alluring Amber.  This is my personal perfect to me/go-to orange....you can bet your bottom dollar that I have several backups of it (was quite handy to find at Revlon discount warehouse sales when they are 3/$5!)  


For some layering and base interest, added a coat of Pretty & Polished Phoenix; this is one coat with no top coat.  


Added leaves from an image on Chez Floral 009 using black FUN stamping polish.



Finished with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.



Are you tired of seeing fall mani's?  I have quite a few yet to share but have a feeling only one or two more will make it to post by the end of the week.  And don't worry if you are more into Halloween mode....next week will be a week full of  Halloween mani's thanks to a special Halloween event some of the ladies in the Digit-al Dozen will be participating in!

Thanks for looking!



Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall Leaves

Here's another fall mani; this time, a holo base with skittle leaves.



Started with a base of Celestial Cosmetics Sun Kissed; this is two coats, no topcoat.  A few pix in different lighting.




For stamping, did leaf skittles in assortment of colours with an accent using all the colours with an image from MJ XX and Mundo de Unas stamping polishes in 9 (red), 11 (yellow) 32 (orange), and 48 (green).



Top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.



I'm on the fence about this one; I like how the red and orange stamped on top but not so much the green or yellow.  Definitely loving Celestial Sun Kissed, though!  But that's the great thing about if you have a mani that you're not that much into; a little remover and another day and time to try something else out again!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 20, 2014

My Favourite Fall Mani

Today is a windy, rainy, cold and generally overall miserable fall day in my area. I thought I'd share a nice and bright fall mani to brighten the day!  I did this mani a couple week ago; this might possibly be my most favourite fall mani that I've ever done!  Here's what I came up with!


Different light; can see the stamping a little more clearly.


Started with skittles; polishes used starting at thumb and going clockwise are Barielle Peanut Butter; Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Loden Green, China Glaze Kalahari Kiss, American Apparel Lipstick and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Butterscotch. All two coats; topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using Chez Automne 001and Chez Floral 009.  Variety of stamping polish colours were used; all Mundo de Unas:  2 (black), 9 (red), 11 (yellow), 32 (orange) and 48 (green).  


Added a few more leaves to accent/filler on thumb and middle using same polishes.


Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to Finish.


I did my right hand slightly different but really liked how it turned out too!


I have a few more fall mani's to share over the next few days, then will be sharing Halloween mani's starting October 27th.  

Thanks for looking!






Friday, October 17, 2014

Digit-al Dozen Does Floral; Day 5

I seen a stunning mani over at Sassy Shelly's blog a month or ago here and as soon as I seen it, I knew I had to do something like it as I adored it so much!!  Here's what I came up with!



Started with a base of NYC Love Letters; this is two coats, no topcoat.  Very, very sheer but I knew I would be stamping on top of it (and not sure even if I did 8 coats it would be opaque!) But two coats gave lots of shimmer interest for the stamping that was to come!


Stamped using Apipila P.2 using FUN black stamping polish.


The pix below, the stamping isn't that visible but the shimmer is gorgeous underneath.


A closer look at Apipila P.2.




Top coated using KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Another pix of shimmer!  

After 5 or so minutes, added french tips using scotch tape as guides; same FUN black stamping polish was used. Top coated to finish.


Here's the other Digit-al Dozen Day 5 floral manis! The mani's this week have been off the charts as usual....the ladies in the group have so much talent; I hope you had a chance to check them out during the week!!


Thanks for looking!