Friday, May 20, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas Does Music

Today's 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge is music; instead of doing something more traditional, I did a Snoop Dogg mani!  I feel like such a real rebel wearing this; so out of my comfort zone as I've never taken anything stronger than an aspirin and have never even tried smoking never mind illegal drugs but here's what I came up with!  (I hope no one gets the wrong idea if they see this on my nails as I even wore it to work today!)


Started with a base of two coats each of CND Bicycle Yellow and Pahlish Pistache, no top coat.


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


Sponged Colors by llarowe Camo on the Pahlishes.


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



The next steps took some time and I did some stamping while waiting for polishes to try so no real step by stamp but pretty self explanatory.  Taped off accent nails and did stripes using CND Poppyfield and CND Green Scene; stamped on the sponging using MdU 11, 8 and FUN red stamping polishes using MoYou Back to the 60's -01 and FUN clear jelly stamper for placement.



MoYou Back to the 60's-01





I had pulled this plate as thought I might use it but the image was a little too big; Bundle Monster BM07.


Topped with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC.



The great thing about the jelly stamper is you can place the images on top of your base imperfections! Stamped ring finger using FunkyFingers Dark Knight using MoYou Roxy Collection-06 and same image from MoYou Back to the 60's-01 on the thumb.



Finished with a coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC to finish.



Here's the other music mani's!


Thanks for looking; have a great (long if you are in Canada) weekend!


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Colors by llarowe The New Nude

This vivid green is Colors by llarowe The New Nude!  I think about me and my nail journey when I think about the name "The New Nude" as it reminds me that what I considered fugly a few years ago is just green, or brown, or mustard or whatever colour happens to be on my nails as I've expanded my colour horizons so much over the last few years!  


Started with a base of two coats of Colors by llarowe The New Nude; shown with no top coat.  Cbl The New Nude was a Nailland exclusive.  I love the brightfulness of this green; perfect for a sunny day like today!


Topped with a coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC.


Stamped using an image from Marianne Nails n.02 using FunkyFingers Guesso.  Instead of doing the full design on all nails, I wanted to isolate the large image for an accent; I attempted to use a clear stamper so I could center the image well but the image kept on drying before I could get the outlying images off so ended up using a regular stamper and hoped for the best for placement.  Surprisingly enough, the accent image was pretty good and centered so was happy about that!


Topped everything off with a coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC.


Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Girly Bits Give Me One Good Raisin

Girly Bits Cosmetics was good enough to donate 100% of the proceeds from the sale of Give Me A Good Raisin for every bottle sold on Friday May 6, 2106 and then through the rest of the weekend to the Canadian Red Cross Alberta Wildfire Appeal.  I bought three bottles to help with the cause; keeping one and giving away one bottle each on FB and IG.  Below are the winners; I'll be posting on the appropriate pages the lucky winners to contact me in 24 hours.  

I thought I'd do a mani with my bottle of Girly Bits Give Me A Good Raisin for the winning posts; here's what I came up with!


Started with two coats of Girly Bits Give Me A Good Raisin, no top coat.  


Topped with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC before stamping.


I wasn't really sure which stamping polish colour would look best with this moody beauty; I ended up using MdU 33 Light Gray using images from Emily de Molly EDM 22.


EDM22

Topped with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC to finish.



Girly Bits donated a total of $449 as a result of the two day sales; thanks to everyone who bought a bottle!! If you missed out, it is available here!



So, without further adieu, the winner of the bottle for the Facebook giveaway is Michelle Glitter!



And the winner of the bottle offered for the Instagram giveaway is vanillavixen907!



Update:  vanillavixen907 responded back in 24 hours!

I've tagged both Michelle and vanillavixen907 and they have 24 hours to respond or another entry will be picked and I will update the post accordingly!

Congrats to Michele and vanillavixen907; thanks to everyone who participated!

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Digit-al Dozen Does Whimsy; Day 5

I'm a few days late for Day 5 of Digit-al Dozen whimsy challenge but took a long weekend as it was a PA day and DS2 had no school on Friday, so headed to cottage country a little early.  While I had my nails done, didn't have time to post them before I went so here they are now!  This mani is also doing double duty for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas Does Neon challenge; I had added prompt of saran wrap.



Started with a base of neon skittles; starting at the thumb and going clockwise:  Girly Bits Hip Hip Hurray, Girly Bits You're My Hooper Hero, Girly Bits Get Indie Flow, LA Girl Disco Brites Deejay, and China Glaze Shocking Pink (Neon); all are shown with two coats, no top coat.


Topped with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC.


Did saran wrap smooshing finger by finger to make sure they were wet for the saran smoosh.  Starting at the thumb and going clockwise:  SBP 05.11.1 over Girly Bits Hip Hip Hurray; It's Hoop To Be Square over Girly Bits You're My Hooper Hero; Girly Bits Thumb Your Melons over Girly Bits Get Indie Flow; Girly Bits Hoop! There It is over LA Girl Disco Brites Deejay; and China Glaze Celtic Sun over China Glaze Shocking Pink (Neon)


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


Stamped using Marianne Nails n.103 using FunkyFingers Dark Knight with accent of FunkyFingers Gesso.  I did the accent in white as I didn't think the black stamping would show up very well on the darker colours but in hindsight, I think they might have been OK.


Marianne Nails n.103



Topped with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC.


I thought they might look a little bit more whimsy looking with some added dot accents so added random dots to the flower centers using same stamping polishes and topped with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC to finish (first pix).


Here's the other ladies Day 5 whimsy manis ....and officially this challenge has ended!


Here's the other 40 Great Nail Art Ideas neon mani's too!


Enjoy the last few hours of the weekend; thanks for looking!