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!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Digit-al Dozen Does Floral; Day 4

Here we are at Day 4 for Digit-al Dozen floral week!  I did this mani a couple nights ago; I didn't have any intention of using it as one of my five floral mani's this week as I had my five mani's already picked out to share, but liked how it turned out so much, I thought I might as well share now!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of El Corazon 235, no topcoat.  I have no idea what drew me to this polish enough to order it!  I mean, it is pretty enough with a hint of shimmer and holo....but just not my style at all.  I guess I was getting out of my comfort zone lol!

Added a layer of Elevation Polish Aguja St. Exupery.  This pix again has no top coat.  I have an immediate need to layer Elevation Aguja St. Exupery on top of everything stat!  

I am so glad that I got a backup is a beautiful topper!

I wasn't sure what colour to use for stamping; I thought any of brown, black, gold or white would work out well for this.  As it is so neutral, I'm sure there are other colours too that would work but I decided to use white; stamped using Konad white special polish using an image from Chez Floral 009.

Added a little glitter accent to a few of the floral centres for some interest. 

Top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

While I'm much more into brights and bolds, I really liked the subtle, classy look of these nails; I think these would be oh, so pretty as bridal nails too!

Here's the other ladies Day 4 mani's!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Digit-al Dozen Does Floral; Day 3

It's the middle of Digit-al Dozen floral challenge week; this is another mani I've had saved up for the challenge.  I'm not entirely sure if the design is floral.....but I see stems and seeds (maybe) so I'm deeming it one!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, two coats and topcoated (no pix as have shown many times before).  Stamped using Sugar Bubbles SB018 using Seche Wonderfully Witty.  (I have used Seche Wonderfully Witty several times to stamp now and it is a fabulous blue especially on white......another regular polish that stamps so well!). 

While this is pretty enough, I decided it needed a pop of colour; added a few dots using NYC Columbus Circle Crimson.

Top coated to finish.

The next day, I decided to matte this mani for a different look; added Essie Matte About You.  I'm not sure how visible the difference in the pix are, but in real life, the matte version was obviously different that the top coated mani.

Here's the other ladies Day 3 mani's; please take a few minutes to check out their awesome work!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Digit-al Dozen Does Floral; Day 2

It's Day 2 for Digit-al Dozen floral week!    I did this mani back at the end of August and absolutely loved how it turned out!  I really wanted to share it then but remembered about the upcoming floral week challenge and anticipated the amazing freehand floral that that some of the ladies in the group would be doing so saved it for this week with the thought this might be good enough to share as part of the challenge!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of Cirque Panacea, two coats, no topcoat.

For some layering interest, added one very light coat of ShimmerPolish Sarah**.  Sarah is a green-blue polish with an assortment of glitter shapes, sizes and colours.  Application was good.  As with other ShimmerPolishes, Sarah beautifully accents this base polish, or is stunning on it's own when built to opaque.

Top coated.

Bottle shot of ShimmerPolish Sarah.

Stamped using DRK XL Designer 1 using Mundo de Unas white as the stamping polish.

DRK XL Designer 1.  Lots of pix to share for this as there is a lot happening on it!

Added a few dots to accent.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

This angle and ligthing, can see glitter and holo effect slightly better.

I thought this was a perfect mani to matte; this is what it looks like with a coat of Essie Matte About You.

Here's the other ladies Day 2 mani's!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!

**item sent for review.  Please refer to disclosure policy for more information.