Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fall Leaves

Here's another fall mani; this time, a holo base with skittle leaves.

Started with a base of Celestial Cosmetics Sun Kissed; this is two coats, no topcoat.  A few pix in different lighting.

For stamping, did leaf skittles in assortment of colours with an accent using all the colours with an image from MJ XX and Mundo de Unas stamping polishes in 9 (red), 11 (yellow) 32 (orange), and 48 (green).

Top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

I'm on the fence about this one; I like how the red and orange stamped on top but not so much the green or yellow.  Definitely loving Celestial Sun Kissed, though!  But that's the great thing about if you have a mani that you're not that much into; a little remover and another day and time to try something else out again!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 20, 2014

My Favourite Fall Mani

Today is a windy, rainy, cold and generally overall miserable fall day in my area. I thought I'd share a nice and bright fall mani to brighten the day!  I did this mani a couple week ago; this might possibly be my most favourite fall mani that I've ever done!  Here's what I came up with!

Different light; can see the stamping a little more clearly.

Started with skittles; polishes used starting at thumb and going clockwise are Barielle Peanut Butter; Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Loden Green, China Glaze Kalahari Kiss, American Apparel Lipstick and Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Butterscotch. All two coats; topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using Chez Automne 001and Chez Floral 009.  Variety of stamping polish colours were used; all Mundo de Unas:  2 (black), 9 (red), 11 (yellow), 32 (orange) and 48 (green).  

Added a few more leaves to accent/filler on thumb and middle using same polishes.

Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to Finish.

I did my right hand slightly different but really liked how it turned out too!

I have a few more fall mani's to share over the next few days, then will be sharing Halloween mani's starting October 27th.  

Thanks for looking!

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 bottle....it 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!