Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!!!  It's New Year's Eve; these are the nails that I'm wearing to ring in the New Year!


Started with a base of two coats of Orly Cashmere Cardigan with one coat of FunkyFingers Dark Knight to accent.


Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Did a sponged gradient over Orly Cashmere Cardigan using Essence Break Through.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


 I made a few stamper decals using polish and acrylic paints using images from Chez-Delaney Fete 002 (glasses and words) and Sugar Bubbles SBS09 (clock).


Applied stamper decals to thumb and middle; couldn't use the champagne glasses as they were too big for any of my nails!  Stamped index and pinky with image from Chez-Delaney Fete 002 using Mundo de Unas 16 and 60 and same plate on ring using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.


Added some fireworks bursts on ring and thumb using same Chez Fete 002 image using CND Gold and Silver chrome polishes.


 Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


 All the best to you and yours in 2017!!!!

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Last of the Christmas Nails!

Hopefully you had a great holiday season!  This is what I'm wearing right now; I had done these decals a couple weeks ago but didn't have a chance to wear them before Christmas but didn't want to waste them, so put them on Boxing Day (I think it was!).  


Started with a base of two coats of Essie Go With The Flowy, no top coat.


Added a coat of Elevation Polish LE Yeti The Stone Warrior.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


These are the stamper decals I was referring to; used mix of acrylic paints for most; the poinsettias are Cbl The Mightly Red Baron.


Creative Shop 36




Applied stamper decals; the images are from UberChic Christmas-01 (poinsettia) and Creative Shop 36 (pine cone and cardinal).  Stamped the pine needles on the middle using same Creative Shop plate.


Applied a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to all fingers except middle.


My favourite image!


Added words to middle finger using an image from Bunny Nails HD-F using Girly Bits Fire Engine Red, then topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Thanks for looking!

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!!!!

Merry Christmas!!!  All the best to you and yours this holiday season!


For this mani, started with a base of two coats of L'Oreal Vert Absynthe, shown with no top coat.


Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using images from EJB-03 (pinky, ring and middle), Delaney Noel A002 (thumb), and Wistonia Jingle All The Way (middle).  Used FunkyFingers Gesso on middle; the rest of the light green polish is Moyra SP15. 


Delaney Noel A002



Wistonia Jingle All The Way


Added dots to the berry and to decorate the tree using Girly Bits Fire Engine Red stamping polish and Funky Fingers Gesso.


Added more dots for filler and interest using same polishes.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Have a wonderful Christmas!!!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Santa Claus is Coming To Town!!

The jolly guy in the red suit will soon be here!  This is the mani I did for Santa's arrival!


Started with a base KBShimmer Holly Back Girl, Essence The Green and the Grunge and Lippmann Run, Run Rudolph.  All are two coats except the crelly which is four.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I had made stamper decals using Navidad 1 for Santa and the candy cane using acrylic paints; applied them. Stamped ring with an image from MJ XXX VIII using FunkyFingers Gesso, index wih EJB-03 using Moyra SP 15, and thumb with an image from Marianne Nails n.118 using Girly Bits Fire Engine Red..


Navidad 1.


Applied topcoat to most fingers.


Dotted berries on index using Girly Bits Fire Engine Red.


Added a few snowflakes from Sugar Bubbles SBS 08 for interest and filler.


Top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.



Have a great Christmas Eve and thanks for looking!

Tim Hortons 2016 #WarmWishes Mani

Ever holiday season, I look forward to the seasonal cups that Tim Horton releases for their beverages. This year didn't disappoint and I've had at least one of every size over the last few weeks during my near daily trips for my morning triple-triple or sometimes a smaller regular later in the day.  So decided to do a mani based on the four different designs this year; snowman is  small, nutcracker is a medium, snowman is a large and reindeer is an extra-large.  This is what I came up with!


Started with with a base of CND Creative Play You've Got Kale, L'Oreal Plaid Please, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and China Glaze Desert Sun. All are two coats, no top coat.

Added  coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I wasn't sure what I was going to do with the thumb; I ultimately decided to sponge on all the colours and hoped they turned out decently as they aren't really colours that I would pick to go together.


For the sweater design, used an image from Bunny Nails HD-F using CND Green Scene over the CND and the rest are custom blends using a combination of polishes and/or MdU stamping polishes.


Topped everything off with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I made a few stamper decals using UberChic UC Christmas-01, for snowman, Born Pretty BP-11 for collar, MJ VII for reindeer and CICI & SISI 30 for moustache on nutcracker.



Applied the stamper decals as shown below.  Whatever else shown is freehand with brush and acrylic paints or polishes.  


Topped everything off with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


For the thumb, added words from same Bunny Nails plate, accenting with holly from EJB-03 which I have used time and time again this year!  They just seem to be the perfect holly and in a great size for my nails!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


The next morning, I decided to add a coat of Girly Bits Polish Matte'rs to be more in line with the finish of the cups.


Here's what the cups looks like if you haven't seen them (photo courtesy of Tim Hortons).


Thanks for looking!