Monday, May 25, 2020

Last of the Cherry Blossom Nails!

This is the final cherry blossom mani that I have to share for now; I thought I had better get it posted before it isn't relevant!  Although cherry blossom nails are pretty enough to share any time of the year, don't you think?  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of Color Club Feathered Hair Out to There, no top coat.  Coverage wasn't the best but it didn't matter; I knew I was going to do a gradient on top.


Did a gradient using Illamasqua DWS which was too dark so then used an unmarked Color Club.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Made a few stamper decals using Moyra 73-Sakura and MdU 30, Painted Polish Blanc Slate and Stamped in Rose for the thumb, index and pinky.  Also did stamper decals for the ring and middle using same Moyra 73; the flowers are same stamping polishes; the fan backgrounds are Liquid Ssky Bibbity Boppity Boo.  All outlines are Painted Polish Midnight Mischief.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Beaches!


Who else is looking forward to warmer weather and lazy days at the beach?  Or maybe even a little vacation when the weather turns cooler to an exotic location where you can look at the amazing hues in the ocean water.  These days will return; beach days probably sooner than flying to your favourite resort or seaside little town where the water is tantalizing!  I'm looking forward to getting out onto the water once our weather turns a little warmer, that's for sure! I did these nails with this in mind; here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of Elevation Polish The Med 2 with accent nails of Ulta Mint Condition.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly On Top.


Topped accent nails using Elevation Polish Yeti's Oceanside Vacation.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped nails using MdU 76 using Lina 4 Seasons-Summer 01.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I was going to leave the nails as they are above but thought that some cool water images would look cool on top of this base.  Stamped using images from Sugar Bubbles SB 065 on all nails except thumb, which is Moyra 66 Exotique using Painted Polish Midnight Mischief.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Colourful Floral Nails!

I had these nails set aside to share as part of a Digit-al Dozen challenge (for stripes) but I can't remember if the group didn't participate this month or I took it off because life got in the way!  Either way, I've stepped back from the Digit-al Dozen for a bit, mainly because I have found that I'm too busy with life right now and cannot commit to doing my nails in time for a challenge or even to do a regular post.  Also, the group needs more members and we can't seem to find them so that's another challenge as well.  I hope it's just 'see you later' and not 'goodbye' but at least for the next few months, I cannot commit to posting the challenges so thought this best.  I love being part of the group; love doing manis on all the various themes and the other ladies in the group really challenge me to do some better nail art as I feel the need to try to keep up to them versus some easier mani's that I'd be more inclined to do, especially when I don't have much time to do my nails.  For the last couple weeks, if I have even done my nails, which is a lot as I usually changed my polish 4-7x a week, but for the last couple weeks, if I have changed them, it was just a polish change, no nail art.  And that makes me sad unfortunately, I just didn't have time for more.  Or it would cut into my minimal sleep time even more!  So if you don't see regular posts, you'll know that I will see you later; it's not goodbye!  I do hope you stick around though...at this time, I have 158 mani's in draft saved and who knows how many hundreds on camera roll.  I still have lots of nails to share and hope to still do regular posts, including this one!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of two coats of OPI Kiss Me I'm Brazilian, OPI Toying With Trouble and Revlon Sassy, no top coat.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Made stamper decals from image from Creative Shop 127; the outline is Painted Polish Midnight Mischief and the decal is filled in with the base polishes.


Added leaves to pinky and index using image from Lesly 34 using MdU 80 and Painted Polish Stamped in Living Coral on pinky.  I had a couple flowers left on parts of the decals that didn't make it onto the nail, so added them to the thumb.  Both these stamping polishes match the regular polishes pretty well which is what I like; when I can find a stamping polish and regular polish that matches and makes it all matchy-matchy!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Decided to add a few white dots to brighten things up a bit and for filler.  Used Painted Polish Blanc Slate.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 15, 2020

Some Cool Layering!

I love how the addition of a topper can change up a base polish so much; I love experimenting with a a couple of different layers and seeing how it turn all turns out, like I did for these nails.  The only thing that I was bothered by, in the case of this mani anyway, was that the stamping covered up too much of the base!  You can see a good bit of it still peeking through, but I do wish I had have picked an image with finer lines.  Next time!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of one coat Zoya Danielle, no top coat.   No, that isn't a typo; it is only one coat!  It had pretty good opaque coverage and I knew I was topping this so kept it to the one.


Topped with Pahlish Cloud Forest, no topcoat.  I'm loving the blue and pink flakies; so pretty and delicate!


But I needed a little more bling!  One coat of Seche Diamond Dust turned these nails up a bit and I was happy that I used it, even though I did like the look of the pretty flakies.  They can still be seen peeking through anyway!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using an image from SugarBubbles SB 040 using Painted Polish Stamped in Taro, Stamped in Rose and Blanc Slate.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I can't remember if this was the next day or immediately after the fact, but decided to add a top coat; added Glisten & Glow matte top coat.


I noticed when I was in the bathroom that the flakies from Pahlish Cloud Burst really showed up well so snapped a pix and thought I'd share it as well!  I see a little tip wear on the ring finger so I'm sure this was the next day.  


Thanks for looking and enjoy the weekend!  Be safe!

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Daisies!!!


Like a lot of areas in Canada and US (maybe more countries as well), we've had some unseasonably cool temperatures lately.  Even hail and snow a couple days earlier this week.  But it is calling for warmer weather and I can't wait to feel the warm air and sun on my face!  Might even go for a little drive in the country with the windows down to feel the breeze! We'll see!  

Thought I'd share these brights in anticipation of all the sun we should be seeing soon!


Started with a base of three coats of China Glaze Good As Marigold, no top coat.


Topped with a coat of Fancy Gloss Magma.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using an image from Lina 4 Seasons-Spring 02 using Painted Polish Blanc Slate.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Dotted flower centers using same base.  Don't ask me why; not really that obvious but it made sense at the time!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


The next day, I thought that these flakies would look cool with matte top coat, so added a coat of Glisten & Glow matte top coat.  Not sure which one I liked best; they both look pretty awesome if I don't say so myself! haha!


One more shot; this time outdoors.  I don't really wear much orange and especially not outside of fall and Halloween but really love this combo!


Hope you're having a great week and thanks for looking!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Glam Skittles!

This is what happens when you can't decide what colour to put on your nails!  I was going for colours with similar finishes and if I'm not mistaken, they are pretty much all from the same collection release even though I didn't know that when I was picking polishes.  I was just like, ohhh, pretty colour, it needs to go on my nails!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of Glam Polish skittles; starting at thumb and going clockwise, polishes are Fairest Of Them All, Her Own Kingdom, Someday My Prince Will Come, Far Far Away and A Little Bit of Magic.  All are two coats, no top coat.  I stand corrected; these are all from the same collection, Glam Polish Forever After Collection.  I thought a Little Bit of Magic was from another collection, but nope, it is part of the same collection which I found out when I googled the polishes, back from 2016.  Which I guess is why they all go so well together and have the same type of finish!  I was also pleasantly surprised that these were no trouble taking off either which is always a bonus!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


MJ XL VIII


Stamped with an image from MJ XL VIII using Painted Polish Midnight Mischief.  The nail polish gods were with me (with help from a clear jelly stamper!) and I even managed to center the images not too badly on the nail for this mani!  I turned the image upside down each time to stamp it as I thought the little center looked like a cute heart and who wants an upside down heart???


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Have a fabulous weekend, stay safe and thanks for looking!

Monday, May 4, 2020

Happy Star Wars Day!

May the fourth be with you!!!

I did these Star Wars nails quickly last night for today, May 4th!  It was fun doing a themed mani as I haven't worked on too many lately (or so it seems, but I guess Easter wasn't that long ago!).  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of Avon Cosmic Eclipse, two coats, no top coat.


Topped with one coat of Cuticula Daydreamer, no top coat.


I couldn't remember if Cuticula Daydreamer was a QD TC or not, so added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.  This was quite a few quotes by now, so I watched a bit of 90 Day Fiance for a bit, maybe half an hour and then went back to the mani.


Created (what I hoped looked like) a galaxy by sponging Zoya Perrie and Mira.


Here's a few plates that I pulled for Star Wars nails; some I used, others I didn't.  

Star Wars 2


SP-024


SP-023  

I tried a couple images on these plates to use but they didn't transfer well; normally, I would have tried a bit more with different stampers, polishes, etc. but I didn't have a whole lot of time to do my nails so just moved on.  But I will revisit attempting to use them.


Stamped images from MJ XLII on middle and index using MdU 1, 57 and 105.  Stamped image from ZZ Star Wars on ring using Hit the Bottle To Have and to Gold, ZZ Star Wars 2 on pinky using Hit the Bottle Copper (after sponging on a little white) and stamped the galaxy on the thumb as well.


My faves are Yoda and Chewbacca!


Stamped words on thumb using CNF 002 with Fig Tree Stamps using Hit the Bottle To Have and To Gold and MdU 1, then topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Hope you have a great Star Wars day!!!