Tuesday, August 19, 2014

JORD Watch Review

I have something a little different on the blog today!  I received a watch for review from JORD Wood Watches**; this isn't the typical type of review I do as I only blog about nail related items....in fact, I declined the review invite (twice!) before agreeing as I couldn't see how I could make it nail related. But after I seen a few other nail bloggers do reviews and incorporate their mani's into the review, I thought I could make it nail appropriate too!  Here's what I came up with!

The kind folks at JORD allowed me to pick from several designs;  the watch I chose to review was JORD Ely Series in Maple.  I thought that this watch would be the most versitle for my lifestyle and the maple finish would compliment the colours that I tend to wear...but in hindsight, I think it's a neutral tone that would compliment any colour in your wardrobe! 

The Ely series of watches have have a small faced designed; suitable for everyday wear....I've worn this to the office several times and received many compliments....everyone always asks where I got it from as they have never seen a wooden watch before!  Here's the specs as outlined on their website:

Hardened, Scratch-proof glass face: 26mm diameter
Frame / bezel: 34mm diameter
Band width: 21.5mm
Lug ends: 40mm
Single action locking clasp (stainless steel)
Premium Citizen Miyota movement with date window

 I was surprised how lightweight the watch is considering it is hand crafted from wood!  

The Ely Series of watches have the date on them; you can see that I took the pix for these post on August 11th....in the early hours of the morn!  

JORD watches are individually hand crafted; they are splash proof but not are not intented to be submerged in water.  The workmanship on this watch is superb; it is truly the most unique watch that I own!  

JORD Wood Watches are available in an assortment of colours and styles; there are designs for both men and women in an assortment of wood finishes.

To make the post polish appropriate, I did Alice in Wonderland type of nails as I kept on thinking of the White Rabbit saying "I'm Late, I'm Late"....and you wouldn't be late if you had a JORD watch!

Started with a base of two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  Using black and red Konad speical polishes, stamped on the images using BFF 12 on all fingers except the middle which is MJ II.  

One final look!

Thanks for looking!

**item sent for review; please refer to disclosure policy

Friday, August 15, 2014

Digit-al Dozen Does Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!; Day 4/5

I'm a day late getting my Day 4 post up and note sure if Day 5 will be making an appearance so I'm calling this my Day 4/5 mani!  As I had mentioned a couple days ago, I had a bad break last weekend and this mani is the first I've done since then. My index finger broke past the skin and I didn't wank to feel the burn with using remover so as giving it a few days to heal!  The mani's I've been sharing this week are ones I had done before preparing for the challenge ...or turned an archived mani into a challenge mani!  But this is one I did last night specifically to share for the challenge featuring baseball; here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on all fingers except accent, which was Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Sugar Fix not pix).  Painted on CND Green Scene on the sugar coat to mimic turf.

Stamped in baseball images all from MJ XXIV using red Konad special polish, Mundo de Unas #2 (black) and #22 (brown).  Hand painted in the diamond using Mundo de Unas #1 (white).  Added square glitter from Salon Perfect Ruby's Cube for the bases and home plate.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on top to finish (even the sugar coat as I needed those bases to stick!)

Here's the other ladies Day 4 mani's!

Thanks for looking!

*post edited to fix InLinkz!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Digit-al Dozen Does Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!, Day 3

When I was a kid, my friend and I spent many a night laying on the grass in one of our backyards looking up at the stars. If we were lucky enough, our gazing would reward us with seeing shooting stars......and when we couldn't see any, it was to try to pinpoint out the various constellations (and we aren't astronomy majors by any means....we were usually good for the Big Dipper, the Little Dipper and the North Star and that's about it!).  We also had our fair share of UFO sightings, too......mind you, they weren't actually UFO's but anything not readily identified as a flying plane or a shooting star was automatically a UFO in our young minds!  We always had fun with guessing what the moon craters looked like and if the night was bright enough, watching the clouds sail by!  Memories....makes we want to give her a call right now to reminisce....I'm sure she remembers this as well as a lot of these times were us camping out in one of our yards! Here's my first ever galaxy nails....complete with the Big Dipper!

Started with a base of two coats of Brienne The Blue by CANVAS lacquer**, no topcoat.  Two coats gave good coverage; Brienne the Blue by CANVAS lacquer has fine silver and blue glitters with subtle holo glitter that can be seen peaking through...perfect base for galaxy nails!  

Removal was a breeze and there was no nail staining either as sometimes happens with dark blue polishes. CANVAS Lacquer polishes are available via their Etsy shop here!

To create the galaxy, I used an assortment of polishes and sponged onto the nails until I got what I hoped looked like galaxy nails!  I used CANVAS Lacquer Orchids**, then OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and then more with Girly Bits Man Sized Love and lastly Nicole by OPI Fuchsia and Far Between.

Stamped on a few dots using LLC B with white Konad special polish.

Added images from MoYou Sci-Fi Collection-03 using white Konad special polish.

MoYou Sci-Fi Collection-03

Stamped on a few stars here and there with an image from Big SdP-B.

For more sparkle interest, topped thumb and middle finger with Sally Hansen Ice Pop.  I didn't do all the fingers because I thought it was smearing the stamping designs.  In hindsight, if I was to do again, I would add it before stamping as it really did sparkle once top coated.  The pix before, you can see the added sparkle on those two fingers (well, I can tell; hopefully you can too!)

Closeup of the thumb.

Sunlight the next day.

Here's the other Day 3 mani's to check out!

Thanks for looking!

**items provided for review; please refer to disclosure policy

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Digit-al Dozen Does Summer!!!!!!!!!!!!!; Day 2

This is a mani I did in early July for a kids fishing derby.  I had shared it on IG the day of the event but not on the blog but think it fits well with the Digit-al Dozen summer theme, so thought it would be a good time to share.....especially given that I had a bad nail break a couple days ago and don't think I'll be doing any mani's for a few days as my finger is so sore.  I hope I have enough mani's done to share for the rest of the week!  

Started with a base of two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (no pix).  I stamped the thumb first using FUN 4. Added a few dabs here and there to increase the tree canopy and for shading interest.

As the fishing derby entrants were all young children, I added a couple kids to the thumb using MoYou Princess Collection-11.  (I was super relieved that I stamped it on a decent location on the thumb lol)

Added more images from various plates; Infinity 11 (fish, seaweed on index and waves on middle and ring), JR-15 (fish on middle), MoYou Scholar Collection-01 (pinky) MJ XXV test (fish on ring) and Apipila Kids A (sun on thumb and cloud on middle).Stamping polishes used were black Konad and Sally Hansen instadri for the yellow. 

Added bubbles on index using Infinity 11.  Also started shading and filing in the voids to create the water, sky, fish, etc.  This was completed using a bunch of jellies I had made.

MoYou Scholar Collection-01


MJ XXV test (slightly different that MJ XXV that was offered for sale)

Infinity 11

More shading...it's just like colouring in a colour book only with nail polish!

Painted in the fish line on the middle and index fingers.

Finished shading.

Top coated to finish.

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

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!