Thursday, July 18, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Christmas in July, Day 4

These wild and crazy nails are for day 4 of  Christmas in July challenge for Digit-al Dozen!  Santa chillax-ing in the pool with Rudolph, and laying under the lit palm trees!  And how cute is that too tight Hawaiian shirt from Santa indulging in all those cookies on the index finger?  Accent is reindeer and Santa;s sleigh sailing over the palm trees!  Perfect for Christmas in July challenge!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of Zoya Tilda on index, OPI It's A Boy on middle, sponged gradient of Fancy Gloss Neon Blue and Blue Skies on thumb and pinky and Fancy Gloss Neon Orange, Neon Orange/Yellow and Neon Yellow on ring finger.  Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.
 

I had made a couple stamper decals from Creative Shop 157.


 Applied them to thumb and middle.  Also did a decal using same image plate Creative Shop and applied it directly on the index.  Stamped ring finger using images from Betina B-19 and Chez Delaney Noel A007 using MdU 2.  Pinky is stamped with image from Lina 4 Seasons-Summer 01 using MdU 1..


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Added a few stamper decals to make the Hawaiian shirt on the index finger using image from Lina 4 Seasons-Summer 02 and MdU polishes.  Also added some white trim to Santa's hats on middle and thumb, as well as more colourful bulbs/lights on the thumb.  Added beach sand using Zoya Godiva on thumb and pinky.  For this mani, I used MdU 1, 2, 9, 11, 52, 81, 91 and 101 in some capacity.  I also used an assortment of regular polishes to fill in the stamper decals but didn't keep track of them; however, they were mainly older CND's.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Thought that matte topcoat might show up some of imagery better, so added a coat of My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte.


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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Christmas in July - Day 3


Still sharing nails for Christmas in July challenge although these aren't like a play on the holiday but rather sharing them literally lol.  Like these are Christmas nails and I'm sharing them in July!   Good thing we can interpret the challenge as we wish!  I love how these turned out; I did them this past winter but unfortunately, didn't have time to share.  Here's what I came up with!


Can't decide which picture I like better!


Started with a base of Girly Bits Winter Whiplash (November 2018 Polish Pickup), no top coat.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using image from Ejiubus EjB-03 using FunkyFingers Gesso.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Christmas in July; Day 2

For my day 2 Christmas in July look, I'm sharing nails that can pretty much be worn any time of the year!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  Topped with Great Lakes Lacquer I Speak For The Trees.  This is a stunning polish that looks like glistening snow to me, which is why I bought it!  Hopefully you can see the coolness of this mani by looking past my hand redness and poor cuticles; this was around when they were at their worst but I was still doing my nails!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using MdU Christmas 7 using MdU 1.


MdU Christmas 7.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish. 


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Monday, July 15, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Christmas in July; Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week and our theme this week is Christmas in July!  I have to forewarn you, my nails this month are more winter in July than Christmas but it's winter in my neck of the woods at Christmas time so it still counts...right??!  Well, I'm going with it!  Here's what I came up with for my day 1 mani!


Started with a base of two coats of Fancy Gloss Pink Dreams, no top coat.  One coat provides good coverage but I did a second pretty much out of habit!  And please excuse the little fibers; I did these nails in between doing laundry and didn't notice them while doing my nails!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped image from Creative Shop 153 at the tips of a few nails using FunkyFingers Gesso, then stamped using the layering images from Lina 4 Seasons-Winter 02, first using Fancy Gloss Imperial.  This is another one coater that stamps well!  The only issue is that it dries veryyyyy fast so stamp quickly!


Creative Shop 153



Stamped the second layering image from same plate using FunkyFingers Gesso.


Then the last layering image using Fancy Gloss Neon Pink.


Stamped accent nails using another image from the same Lina 4 Seasons-Winter 02 plate again using Fancy Gloss Imperial as well as stamped the snow flakes again using Creative Shop 153 using the same polish.


Added a few random dots on accent fingers using FunkyFingers Gesso and on all nails using Fancy Gloss Neon Pink to colour coordinate all the nails!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


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Saturday, July 13, 2019

More Layering....and Not A Floral!

Another experimental layering mani!  Hard to believe that I didn't stamp a floral image either as it seems to be what I'm gravitating to lately!  Here's what I came up with!


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


Topped with a coat of Wildflower Lacquer Fairy Lights, no top coat.  This was from April 2019 Polish Pick Up.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using image from Sugar Bubbles SBS18 using Painted Polishes Stamped in Rose, Thirty & Flirty and Stamped in Cinderelly.


Topped with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


I took this picture the next day in overcast skies; you can see the cool flakies in the Wildflower Lacquer better! Love it!  This would have been a great mani to do a matte topcoat but I didn't think of it at the time...but there is always next time!


Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Enjoying Summer!

Good morning!  It's another beautiful day; the weather has been so nice this week and it seems that summer has finally arrived!  I did these nails back in May when the weather wasn't quite as nice but was hoping for summer anyway!  Here's what I came up with!


I love these flaky type of polishes and while this shade might remind me more of spring than summer, it's still a nice bright colour that I personally would wear all year round.  This is Different Dimension There Is No One Alive Who Is More You-er Than You, which was the March 2019 polish of the month.  Shown with no top coat.


Applied a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using an image from Moyra 118-Dream on with Painted Polish Deux 2.0.


Moyra 118 Dream On.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.  I really like the simplicity of these nails but I also like to dot everything so.....


....added dots using MdU 51 for a pop of colour.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


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Sunday, July 7, 2019

Experimenting With Layering Again!

I'm still experimenting with layering polishes; one of my favourite things to do is to top a base polish with an interesting topper or a sheerer polish anyway and see how it turns out.  And to finish it with some stamping, of course!  I did these back in March and while the colour combination is a little interesting, I think it works!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of two coats of Misa Dirty Sexy Money, no top coat.  This was one of those sought after polishes back in the day and I'm glad I was able to snag it!  Formula is a little thin but personally, as long as it builds to opaque in two coats, I prefer thin as I find it easier to clean up!


Can we talk about that shine?  No top coat and so bright you need sunglasses!


Topped with a coat of Glam Polish Part of Your World.


Little darker lighting but you can see the beauty of the polish a little bit better.  Lots of interest here and it is a great polish for a topper but dense enough to layer to opaque. 


Bottle shot of Glam Polish Part of Your World.



Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Shown again in different lighting to see polish topper a little bit better.


Stamped with image from Apipila Super Placa H using Painted Polish Autumn Twilight 2.0.


Lots of interest there!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Loving this shift in the Glam Polish, just adds so much more interest to the nails!


I love experimenting with layering; I only wish I had more time to do more of it!  I know it isn't time consuming to do the actual nails; it is the time to search through my stash to come up with polishes (and plates!) to use!

Hope you're having a great weekend; thanks for looking!