Friday, June 23, 2017

Bright Nails!

I did these out of character for me nails a couple days ago to match a fairly busy lemon/lime blouse I was wearing that had white, black and yellow accents.  Not sure if too over the top but I loved how these turned out anyway! Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Misslyn Lemon Green, two coats.  This was a perfect match for my blouse!

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top before stamping.

I recently received the new FUN plates; this is FUN 26.  The image that first caught my eye was the first image on the second row on the left hand side so I knew I was going to use it.   

I thought the image from FUN 26 (shown on ring finger) would be too busy on all nails although originally I wanted to stamp only with it.  So I had the idea to do an assortment miss mash of images and see how it worked, so I went with it!  Plates used were FUN 26 (ring), Delaney Linges & Traits (pinky and index) and DRK A (middle and thumb).  I was kinda ticked at myself for having crooked lines on the index which can happen with a squishy stamper...and wouldn't you know it, it stamped straight as can be on Ms. Cindy. Grrr! I used MdU 2 for stamping polish and didn't do that great of a clean up job by the looks of it, so sorry!  But other stamping polishes didn't pick up that well for some images but MdU did the job!


Added a few yellow dots using CND Bicycle Yellow.

Then added a few white using Funky Fingers Gesso.

I didn't mind this, but then got the bright idea to add a few big yellow dots on ring; maybeeeee a bit over the top, but I loved how it looked anyway!  Then topped with KBShimmer to finish.

I really liked a few of these nails; the thumb, middle and ring are my faves and they gave me some mani inspiration for future manis!

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Paper; Day 4

This may be the shortest post I've ever posted but this mani is easy peasy but perfect (I think!) for day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen paper challenge....composing music on paper!  Or reading sheet music while playing the piano that was composed...anyway you look at it, it fits the theme!

Started with a base of two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls (no pix as have shown before). Stamped using images from MoYou Rockstar Collection-13 using Funky Fingers Dark Knight.

Topped with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC to finish.

 Here's the other ladies day 4 paper mani's!

Thank for looking!

Monday, June 19, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Paper; Day 3

I'm seriously behind in getting my posts up but do want to finish them, so this is my day 3 paper challenge mani....paper Chinese lanterns!

Started with a base of three thin coats of Native War Paints Sun Bathing on Lake Ontario, which is an Indie Expo Canada VIP LE.  This is the first time I've worn Native War Paints polish even though I do own a few others and I really it!  I liked the formula...its a little on the thinner side but I actually find it better for cleanup!  

Top coated with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC.

I made stamper decals using images from Sugar Bubbles SB 043 using polish and acrylic paints.  Also did some double stamping on the index finger using another image on the plate.

Sugar Bubbles SB 043.

Added some dots to mimic cherry blossoms on a few of the fingers.

Topped with Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC to finish.

Decided to matte coat it which actually brought out the pink shimmer in the base a little bit more which was a nice addition, I think.

Here's the other ladies day 3 paper mani's!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

FREE Canada Day Vinyls Courtesy of Nail Polish Canada!!!

The kind folks from Nail Polish Canada want to make sure everyone has pretty Canada Day nails this Canada Day (seeing how we are celebrating 150 years!!!)  So several bloggers have been offered a promotional code for FREE Canada Day vinyls from Whats Up Nails!!!  How fabulous is that????!!!!

To get your free Canada Day nail vinyls, please go to the link here and use my unique coupon code to claim: S26W1D397Y46.  Offer is valid to first 10 people, open to those who live in Canada, follow instructions in the link. If by chance my code does not work, please visit another blogger listed in the link to see if they have any codes available......remember, Nail Polish Canada wants to make sure everyoneeee has beautiful Canada Day nails this Canada Day! Don't delay....they will ship so that you will receive in time for Canada Day!!!!

These vinyls are so easy to use, even this vinyl challenged nail fanatic was able to use them with ease and came up with these Canada Day nails!  

These are the stencils from Whats Up nails that Nail Polish Canada is offering!  For FREE!!!

I started with a base of two coats of Colors by llarowe Oh Canada, an Indie Expo Canada exclusive, and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.  Then waited about 25 minutes to make sure that my base nails were dry for the vinyl application.

 Applied the nail vinyl.  Note:  This pix was for illustration purposes only ----make sure that the vinyl is well secured on the nail by pressing down with your finger all the way around the vinyl outline to avoid polish seepage under the vinyl so your image is crisp!

I applied about two coats of Cbl Oh Canada in the void of the nail vinyl. (I was a little worried about how thick I was applying it so some areas of the flag aren't as opaque as the rest but overall, coverage was still good!  This was just my inexperience using nail vinyls but I think I did OK!)  Immediately after applying polish, remove vinyl using the tab extension.

 I added an image from CJS LC-08 using Mdu 9 and mixed it with some of Cbl Oh Canada to hopefully achieve the same colour as CbL Oh Canada in the stamping polish.

I did the other nail once I knew I could colour match the stamping polish OK, then top coated all with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.



Added a few more images from same plate on accent nails using MdU 1.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Thank you to Nail Polish Canada for asking me to share this wonderful offer to my fellow Canadian nail fanatics....I hope to see a lot of Canada Day nails around on social media around July 1st!  

 Thanks for looking!!!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Paper; Day 2

For Day 2 of the Digit-al Dozen paper challenge, I did books!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with one quick coat of Quo by Orly Nude.  It didn't have to be pretty or opaque as I knew I'd be sponging on top.

Sponged with assortment of neutral tones until I got a look I was content with.

Top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I made a couple stamper decals from images from MJ JR 2; applied them on the ring and thumb, then stamped the rest of the images from the same plate. (I couldn't get the "I" to stamp so did it with a brush.)  I love that little bookworm!

Top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I thought the mani might look better matte, so added a coat of OPI matte....but can't decide which version I like better!

I don't know about you, but I still prefer a paper version of a book versus a tablet....old school, I guess!

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

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Paper; Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week; this month's theme is paper...which was hard, as normal!  This is what I came up with for Day 1...handwriting.  (I've taken some creative liberty here as you can see, but it suppose to be writing on paper!)

Started with a base of two coats of Colors by llarowe Can We Have Trudeau?, no top coat.  This was one of several cbl LE's available at the Indie Expo Canada that I attended a little over a week ago...a post will be coming soon!

Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using Creative Shop 27 using Funky Fingers white...except on the thumb; I made a stamper decal and filled in the flower with Hit the Bottle As Good as Gold.


Creative Shop 27

Top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Here's the other ladies Day 1 mani's!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!