Monday, March 30, 2015

Earth Hour Nails

This is the many faces of the Earth Hour mani I did over the weekend!  Did you turn out the lights? Does anyone do this any more?  I hardly heard anything about Earth Hour this year, so just wondering. I thought I was being pretty funny posting basic black creme nails for Earth Hour on Saturday night on instagram; hopefully anyone who seen it, got it or otherwise, they must have thought I was off my rocker!  Of course, I couldn't leave it alone; here's what I came up with!
Started with a base of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Onyx; two coats, then top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.  I am positive that's my reflection in the thumb.....

Anywhoo, I've always had it in the back of my mind to use the Sephora X glitters on a black base ever since I seen Missy's (of Gnarly Nails) mani here.  So hauled out Sephora X TNT and added fairly liberal coat to accent finger. What made me remember wanting to use this glitter (as I seen it in the blog post over a year ago) is I've seen all these Sephora X glitters at Winners in the last week or so; I would suggest that if you don't have them, that you check out your local Winners to see if any left.  I'm contemplating backup bottles myself as I'm sure if they are in Winners, they won't be available much longer.

I checked my stash of stamping polishes to see what came closest to the colour of TNT and found Mundo de Unas 54 Iris.  Used it with an image from MJ XLV. 

 Then top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top. 

While I really liked the look of this, if you know me, busy nails is my middle name, so decided to add a few random dots in white for a pop of colour.  After they were dry, added another coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Hope you had a great weekend; thanks for looking!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Elevation Polish Epidote 2

I love the simplicity of this mani; it was quite simple in terms of polish and stamping but packs a punch if I do say so myself!  It's one of the things I love so much about stamping; you can a cool looking mani in no time flat!

Started with a base of two coats of Elevation Polish Epidote 2 with an accent of two coats of OPI My Vampire is Buff, no top coat.

Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top. (Note the topcoat didn't enhance the holo; different lighting!)

Stamped using Konad m95 using Mundo 43 on all fingers except accent, which was A England Dragon.

Finished with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.   It's fantastic that the holo pops on the stamping done with Dragon even though the lines are so small!

Hope you have a fantastic weekend; thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Dance Legend Fresh Collection - 78

I have a sneaky suspicion that blue has become my favourite nail colour versus the more mainstream pink that I favoured years ago.  It's no secret I have a large amount of posts in archives as I've stated it before and my posted nails vary in length, some have hangnails, then the next day they don't!  So when I was sorting through them to figure out what to post, a good 80% of the drafts are blue in some hue or another.  I'll try to mix it up but otherwise, be prepared for a lot of blue over the next while! I probably have enough blues to do only blue posts in April for Autism Awareness like I did a a couple years ago; I might have to consider that again! Not that it matters; they are all pretty enough, it is just I do try to mix things up a bit!

Started with a base of Dance Legend Fresh Collection - 78, two coats then topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top. This looks very similar to what I have in my stash; in retrospect, I wish I had have added it to the comparisons I did with Different Dimension Wave if You Sea Me and Sinful Colors Blue By You here

Stamped using white Konad special polish using Lilic's Rendas.

Lilic's Rendas

Fixed a couple of the dots, then top coated to finish.

To see how similar these three polishes are, here is Different Dimension Wave if You Sea Me is on top; Sinful Colors Blue By You is on the bottom from the comparison I did before.

As pretty as Dance Legend Fresh-78 is, I'm kind of mad at myself for having three polishes so similar.  It was bad enough having two...but three?  Not necessary.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Spring Arrived....Didn't It?

This past weekend, my area was under an extreme cold alert....again.  Plus, there were reports of flurries and a trace of snow when people woke up Sunday morning.  (I can't confirm this myself as I guess everything was melted by 10:30 am lol). Anyway, even though the alert is lifted now, it is still pretty chilly out there (not February cold, but cold enough!); I guess Mother Nature forgot that Spring arrived last week! But with the return of the colder temperatures, it's a good time to share another snowflake mani that I did this past winter!

Started with a base of two coats of Lilypad Lacquer Rebel at heart on all fingers except accent.  Accent is three coats of Contrary Polish Frozen with a coat of Glitter Gal Light as a Feather.  

Different ligthing; can see holo a bit better!

Stamped using white Konad special polish and Mundo de Unas #9 using Sugar Bubbles Special 02.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Thanks for looking!