Thursday, January 17, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Marble; Day 3

I'm late with my day 3 Digit-al Dozen mani but what else is new lately!  

This mani didn't turn out to be what I had in mind but that's OK, I don't think that's unusual when you do your nails.  In my case, I had done a test nail with my vision using a pretty chunky glitter but when I sat down to do my nails, decided I didn't want to deal with the hassle of removing a chunky glitter on all my nails so went with a blingy holo that has easy removal instead!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Different Dimension Kiss Me Under The Light of a Thousand Stars, no top coat.

Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using Apipila p.6 using FunkyFingers Dark knight.

Stamped an image from Delaney Papillons 001 using MdU 69.

Shadow stamped same image using MdU 2.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

This isn't the best picture but it shows the stamping a little better.

For reference, this was my test nail.  I just like how it turned out better.  But am happy didn't have the chunky glitter to remove!

Here's the other ladies day 3 mani's!  The other ladies are killing this challenge; please go check them out!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Marble; Day 2

I did these nails a couple weeks ago right after I had cut my nails down to nubs.  As I love the look of dark polish on shorties, I decided to go with a base that is darker than I usually wear!  This is what I came up with for Day 2 of the Digit-al Dozen marble challenge (and yes, there is marble in there!)

Started with a base of three coats of Nails Inc. St. Martin's Lane.  FYI, two coats is fine coverage IRL; only did three as the lighting showed a few bare spots that weren't noticeable to the eye so I ended up putting on a third coat for blogging picture purposes.

Stamped with Forever 21 Gold Metallic using image from Lesly 35.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on top.

While I didn't mind the look of just the marble stamping, I wanted a bit more.  So double stamped using another image from same Lesly 35 plate using MdU 101.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

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

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Marble; Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week!  The theme this month is marble and here, I've chosen a water marble stamping image (as I have no water marble skills, sorry!).   Here's what I came up with!

Did a sponged gradient using OPI Fearlessly Alice and My Pal Joe. Even though I used liquid latex, still had oodles of blue polish at cuticle and unfortunately I couldn't get it off my skin, so sorry about the scary and stained cuticles.  I also love this combination which I think will be making another appearance this week!

Added a layer of FunkyFingers Unicorn Dust.  This was super pretty especially on OPI My Pal Joey.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Did a stamped gradient using Mdu 1 and 6 using image from BM-XL 210.

BundleMonster (Maniology) BM-XL210.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Here's the other ladies day 1 mani's!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Winter Snow Nails!

I did these nails before Christmas but wasn't in a terrible rush to share them as I thought they could be used over the winter as they don't look toooo Christmas-y.  I'm sharing today given the snow we received last night!  This is what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Zoya Shawn.

Added a coat of Indigo Bananas Low-Key on a couple of the nails.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped stripes using UberChic Holiday Jingle with the rest of the fingers being Sugar Bubbles SBS 08 (the middle finger is stamped multiple times with the snowflakes from the image on the ring finger plus I added a couple more of the bigger snowflakes on the ring finger).  Used MdU 1.  Added China Glaze Party Hearty at the tip of the ring finger for colour and interest.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

The snow we got last night isn't expected to last thanks to the mild temperatures that are forecasted tomorrow and over the weekend.  But I can still see snowflakes on my nails as it seems like I've been doing lots of snowflake manis lately.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  All the best to you and yours in 2019!

These are the nails I'll be wearing to ring in the new year!  Pretty fancy nails to be wearing while watching tv in my pajamas but that's OK!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of JReine Cosmetics Goldschlager.  What a stunner! 

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Stamped using CbL Panther Stamping Polish using image from Sugar Bubbles SBS 014.  I really like this look just by itself lol!

Sugar Bubbles SBS 014.

I decided to do some shadow stamping; did numbers using Nicole by OPI Positive Energy using images from Maniology M042.  Used image HD-B on thumb.

Shadow stamped using same images with MdU 2.

Maniology M042

Love!  I know there's a lot happening here and it is pretty blingy especially with holo base then holo stamping polish then silver on top of the gold!  I'm glad I did the shadow stamping to make the numbers and words pop a little better.

Added KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Enjoy New Year's Eve whether you are sitting on the couch watching the ball drop like me or are out and about enjoying the festivities.  Be safe!

Thank for looking!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sweater Nails

While I've shared all my Christmas and holiday nails now, I do have a few ugly Christmas sweater nails or sweater nails to share; even if they aren't so ugly!  This is one of them; not ugly at all (to me anyway!)  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Cirque Hatch.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using image from Delaney Hiver A001 using MdU 9.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!  Hopefully you had a fantastic Christmas and enjoying the holiday season!  

These nails were almost not to be even though I love how they turned out.  So several weeks ago, I made 4 decals on the stamper with the image on the middle finger.  I had been waiting for the time that I sat down to do my nails and was in the mood to do and wear this style of nails (hopefully I'm not the only person like this who has to be in the mood to wear a particular colour or finish or style, etc.  If you are, you get this!).  So anyway, made said stamper decals.  Hadn't been in the mood to do them.  Then maybe two weeks ago or so, I had nails longer than this and one nail had a little snag; before I knew it, that nail was down to nubs and the rest had to follow.  Well, I was in a real predicament for this design  then as these decals really needed longer nails.  Not to mention that I was tying up 5 stampers that were holding the decals.  So I waited a week or so for my nails to grow out a bit and decided a couple days before Christmas that I had to do them as the holiday season was going to be over before I would be wearing them!  So did my nails but then the decals had dried up and wouldn't stick even though the nails were topped with Orly Bonder.  So I had to coax them onto the nail the best I could but had to do some touch ups here and there on a couple of them.  I will have to keep this in mind for the future as I guess I'm used to doing stamper decals that are topped with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails and they are good to apply for a couple years!  These decals made on the stamper and applied direct are made more so to be applied right away so I'll have to keep this in mind and use them up right away.  Anyway, here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of one thin, quick coat of FingerPaints Blissfully Blue, mainly in case the stamper squishy missed any spot.  Then did squishy stamper method using it, and KBShimmer Sky Jinks and I'd Rather Be With Blue. 

Added some brush strokes of Nubar (to be updated) for interest.

Applied decals on the stamper on all fingers except ring.  The plates used were Creative Shop 36 (thumb) and Delaney Hiver A001 (index, middle and pinky).  The ring finger was stamped using image from Maniology M036.

Maniology M036

Added words to ring finger using Maniology M041.  I also stamped snowflake from same image on thumb.

Maniology M041.

I got to looking at my nails and was thinking why do all the trees have snow on them except the one on the index so hand painted in some snow (this is about the extent of my free hand skills!)

Love the thumb imagery!

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

The next day, I got to thinking this might be a mani that looks better with a matte top coat, so applied a coat of My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte.

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!