Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Dragonflies!

I did these nails a couple weeks ago; they didn't turn out how I thought they would but overall, I've done worse!  I thought I would share them as part of the spring nails that I've been sharing lately.  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of three coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, no top coat.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


The glitter on the accent nails is Pahlish Brighter Than Sunflowers; the rest are dry brushed with Zoya Mitzi and Ulta Bam-Blue-Zled.  (My dry brush skills could be better; I still have too much polish on the brush for dry brushing!)


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped with images from Moyra 68 Bug-hunter using Painted Polish Midnight Mischief.


Moyra 68-Bug-Hunter.  There are some stunning images on this plate despite the creepy plate name!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


I've been wearing glitter a little bit more now that I've been using Taco Holo Peely Base which so far, of all the peel off bases I've test, is the easiest to get off, but not so easy that you lose a nail before you're ready to take them off.  

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Happy Easter!

Easter will be here before we know it so I thought I'd share another Easter mani to hopefully get them all shared by the holiday, not like all my snowflake, Valentine's Day and Christmas mani's that I did but didn't get around to sharing!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of Pahlish Sunny Side test batch, three coats, no top coat.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Applied stamper decals using images from Creative Shop 125 (index), Moyra 24 Primavera (middle), MoYou Festive 09 (ring chick), Messy Mansion MM36 (pinky), then stamped words from one of the UC plates (didn't mark it down but they were the smallest words I could find and they barely fit!) and a butterfly on the middle using MoYou Festive 58.  Did layer stamping on the thumb using an image from Dixie Plates Spring 02.  


Dixie Plates Spring 02.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Spring!

Spring is in full swing here; the robins have been out and about, the weather is warmer, the sun is shining and my perennials are starting to peak up through the soil.  Time to do a little gardening to get beds ready and rake the leaves off the lawn that didn't get done last year! So I thought I'd share some spring nails!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a sponged gradient of Color Club polishes:  Factory Girl, Seas the Day and an unlabeled one (sorry! that was one problem with those 7 packs from Winners; some came unlabeled!)


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Made stamper decals using Lesly Flowerbed 2 (thumb), Lesly Flowerbed 1 (ring, index and pinky) and Moyra 24 Primavera using too many polishes to name and Painted Polish Midnight Mischief stamping polish, then applied them.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Added words using image from Lina 4 Seasons-Spring 01 on middle finger using Painted Polish Blanc Slate.  I tried a few times to shadow stamp it with black but it just wasn't showing up well enough on the stamper so left it as shown.  Then finished with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Hope you're having a fabulous day; thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Easter Nails!

I realized that Easter is not too far away so thought I had better start sharing the Easter nails that I've done!  I actually did these in early March; it seemed that I had been doing St. Patrick's Day nails for a long time and needed to put something different on my nails for a change!  

Here's what I came up with! 


Started with a skittle base; polishes used starting at thumb and going clockwise are Girly Bits Peep Calm and Carry On, Different Dimension Mystery Proto 68, Different Dimension There is No One Alive You-er Than You,  Pahlish Rainbow Dash and Different Dimension It's All Make Belief Isn't I?


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using an image from MoYou London Festive 14 using Painted Polish Stamped in Starfruit, Painted Polish Stamped in Rose, Painted Polish Stamped in Greenery, MdU 91 and Mdu 101.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Decal Mani's All the Rage Right Now!

I was searching nails on instagram for some inspiration ideas and seen a much of decal mani's that were trending right now and thought, hmm, I think I can do that too!  Here's what I came up with!



I hadn't done a fluid art mani in a while so decided to use decals from a bunch of China Glaze polishes and DYI fluid polish.


Cut them to size.


Then applied them by first applying top coat to make them adhere then smoothed them down with a damp sponge to make sure they were good and secure.  All the rage or not, I think I should have cut the pieces down a little bit more as these kept on getting stuck in my hair when I combed it and don't even ask about using the bathroom!  


If you've read this far....April Fools!  Haha!  I actually did these decals for these Easter nails that I shared last year!  Stamped with an image from Chez Delaney Animaux 004 using MdU 1, 68, 101 and Painted Polish Stamped in Rose and Stamped in Greenery.
I hope this post brought a smile to your face; there's so much negative news out there that these may have brightened your day a little!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 30, 2020

Blue Swirls!


I've been shopping my stash lately and have been trying to wear untrieds (aka 'new' to me polishes!) as much as possible.  Not always the case as sometimes I don't 'feel' certain polishes and it's much easier to use a favourite than keep on searching for one that speaks to me as it can be painfully time consuming sometimes to decide on what polish to use!  Does that make sense?  Am I the only one that does this?  Well, that's what I do most days - search my stash until one 'speaks' to me and then try to find a stamping image to go along with it.  I've been trying to use all my untried plates too to change things up a bit and here was another time when I used untried polishes and plate!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of two coats of OPI Suzi-San Climbs Fiji-San with accent nails of Painted Polish Seaside Soiree, three coats.


Another one just because!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped with image from Marianne Nails Professional n.33 using Painted Polish Blanc Slate.


Marianne Nails Professional n.33.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


While I really liked how this turned out, I wish the beauty of the Painted Polish was a little bit more visible.  What I also really liked about this mani was that I could batch both hands!  That doesn't happen too often lol!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Bright Nails!

Today is suppose to be sunny and warm so I thought I'd share some bright nails to go along with this gorgeous weather!  I've tried to do a few spring-like nails recently so hope to share a few soon, along with Easter nails!  Anyway, these didn't turn out exactly what I had in mind but I guess they didn't turn out too badly; I know I've done worse!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls with accent nails of OPI Music is my Muse and OPI Sun, Sea and Sand in my Pants, all four (!) coats, no top coat.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Made stamper decals with image from Lina All Mixed Up! 01 using MdU 5 and same base polishes to fill and then placed them.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Added dots using Lina Feeling Shapely! 02 using Painted Polish Blanc Slate.


Added a few dots using the base polishes for colour, filler and interest.  As you know, I like them busy!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


I hope you're having a fantastic weekend; thanks for looking!