Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Fun, Summer Nails!

I did these easy, fun nails quickly last night!

I was in the mood for blue, so went with Pahlish Drink Me; this is two coats, no top coat.

Added KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using MdU 52 using an image from XY-B05. I tried to pick an image that had lots of voids so you could see the base well underneath!  Yeah to me for remembering to use a colour stamping polish as I use black or white most of the time!  

To add some colour and interest, I added dots in an assortment of sizes using FunkyFingers Gesso.  (I think my polish was a little thick and some of the dots didn't turn out as nice as I would have liked, but ce la vie!)

Finished with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

It seems that the lazy days of summer are now upon us; these are perfect fun summer nails (to me, anyway!)

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does (5 Days, 5) Continents; Day 4

For day 4 of Digit-al Dozen does 5 continents in 5 days, I went with (what I hope is) Japanese cherry blossoms representative of Asia.  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a sponged gradient base using Barry M Grey, London Butter Sprog, Nails Inc. Mayfair Mansion Mews and Beyond Daydreamer.

Added KBShimmer Clearly on Top before stamping.

Stamped using images from Delaney Asiatique 001 using MdU 2.

Delaney Asiatique 001

Added cherry blossoms using image from same plate using white, light and deep pinks.

Added branches again from Delaney Asiatique 001, then stamped on the crane on missing finger from UberChic UC The Far East 002 (wished it had have been higher, but sigh!  Even with clear stamper, still get it wrong lol)

UC The Far East 02

A mini piece of art!  Love!

Finished with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I could not believe how many countries there were in Asia when I was researching the theme; I guess it's been a while since I did geography! I thought of so many other mani's based on other countries I could do and it was hard to narrow it down to this...but food for thought for future nails!

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

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does (5 Days, 5) Continents; Day 3

Continuing this week with doing 5 continents in 5 days for Digit-al Dozen challenge, this not often attempted free hand mani is suppose to be icicles being representative of Antarctica.  (This is why you do not see free hand art on these nails often lol!)  Here's what I came up with!

 I didn't keep track of polishes for this, but I know this base is from Pure Ice.

 This is a bunch of dry brush strokes gone on a rampage!

Added a whole lot of scattered holo polish to represent icicles from the sparkle when the sun hits the ice in an icicle!  Unfortunately, I couldn't capture the sparkle due to the lack of sun while taking these pictures.

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

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does (5 Days, 5) Continents; Day 2

Continuing with the Digit-al Dozing does 5 days of continents in 5 days,  this is what I did for day 2; my ode to Australia and the Great Barrier Reef.

I thought that Tonic The Place's You'll Go would be a great base for underwater with the variety of shades that this awesome multichrome provides.  This is three coats, no topcoat.  Lots of pictures to show all it's facets!

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped the ocean floor.

Polynesia BM-XL107

Added fish and other creatures using more images.  The images in the entire mani are from Polynesia BM-XL107, MoYou Sailor Collection-01, MoYou Sailor Collection-08, MoYou Sailor Collection-10 and JR 24.  Stamping polishes were MdU 11, 29, 39, 46, 51 and MoYou Pink!.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

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

Thanks for looking!

Monday, July 10, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does (5 Days, 5) Continents; Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week!  Our theme this month is to do 5 days of different continents and for day 1, I did a mani based on Africa; here's what I came up with!

Unfortunately, I wasn't very creative and decided to go with a mani similar to one I've already done here...and countless others out there like it.  So to make it just a little different, I decided to do a different base versus sponging by using an image from FUN 24 to create the gradient.  I had already used the same image from Lina (I don't think I've posted the mani yet) but didn't have that great of success with it, so was hoping I'd have better luck.  I also chose this method as I had maybe 30 minutes to pop off this mani as I had gotten up early to do a few chores before work and thought I had allowed enough time to do nails but only had a limited amount of time....but thought I was good anyway as it doesn't take that long to do these type of bases.

Anywayyyyy, I did a gradient base using MdU 51, 53, 66 and Moyra SP.02.  I did the thumb first and was pretty happy with it off the bat.  Then had varying degrees of success and I probably scraped about 20 times just to get these 5 nails.  More practise is needed apparently!  I wasn't that happy with the middle finger and actually stamped on top of the first try, thinking that it would just blend in once stamped.  If only they could all look like the ring finger, which I think turned out pretty near perfect!

FUN 24

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using Apipila Super Placa A using MdU 2.  Due to time restraints, I didn't have time to find a flying bird image so just used a brush and painted some in to fill bare spots.  Same for the ring finger; only half the tree stamped and I filled in as necessary!

Topped using KBShimmer Clearly on top to finish.

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

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Beyond The Nail Galaxy 2.0 Collection

As we are finally getting some beautiful, sunny weather here, I thought a bright and fun mani is in order! One of my purchases at Indie Expo Canada last month was Beyond The Nail Galaxy 2.0 collection; I picked up the very last full complete set as they were flying off the shelf!  I used all six polishes....and this is my very first vertical gradient (hopefully, that's what it's called!) which isn't perfect, but didn't turn out too badly! Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of one coat of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, then did vertical gradient using the entire Galaxy 2.0 collection;  Astral, Celestial, Stellar, Cosmic, Intergalactic, and Astronomical.  As an fyi, this gradient took a lot of sponging as the polishes are pretty sheer but worth the effort!

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using Lina Make Your Mark 03 using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

A final pix just cause I like how it looks!

Thanks for looking!