Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Digit-al Dozen Does In My Garden; Day 5

For the final day of the Digit-al Dozen in my garden challenge, I'm sharing these floral nails that look pretty close to the trilliums that I had this spring at my weekend place garden.   Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of three coats of KBShimmer We Be Jammin', no top coat.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


This is me taking pictures with my new phone to see if they are better quality lol!


Stamped using an image from Creative Shop 130 using FunkyFingers Gesso.


Added dots using China Glaze Werk It Honey!


Finished with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Here's the trillium picture that I took in my garden earlier this spring!


Here's the other ladies day 5 mani's!


An InLinkz Link-up

Hopefully you have liked my in the garden mani's!  I'm on a real floral kick right now so they will probably show up some point soon!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 18, 2018

Digital-Dozen Does In My Garden; Day 4


I'm slowly getting my Digit-al Dozen posts up so please bear with me while I plod through them!  This is what I came up with for my day 4 nails!  I do not have hibiscus in my garden but I pass by a garden in my neighbourhood on a regular basis that has a couple hibiscus trees and I stop and admire them on a regular basis and take pictures (they know this, in fact, they sometimes even chat with me while I'm admiring their garden). This is what I came up with! 


Did a sponged gradient using Butter London Sunnies, Trout Pond and Macbeth.  


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using UberChic UC 7-01 using FunkyFingers Gesso.



UberChic UC 7-01.



Shadow stamped (or at least attempted!) using same image and FunkyFingers Dark Knight.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Here's a picture I took of the neighbour's hibiscus tree!



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


An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!


Friday, June 15, 2018

Digit-al Dozen Does In My Garden, Day 3

Are you ready for the weekend?  The weather forecast in my area is fabulous and I'm really looking forward to relaxing, trying to recover from this cold or whatever I've had for the last two weeks, sleep, read and eat. That's my agenda all weekend long!  This is my mani for day 3 of Digit-al Dozen in my garden challenge!


Started with a base of Scofflaw Drop Dead Fred, two coats, no top coat.


Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Made a couple stamper decals using an image from Lina 4 Seasons-Spring; filled in with CND Raspberry Parfait for a couple accent nails, then stamped the same image on the remaining nails.


Added few dots on the images that weren't a stamper decal using same CND Raspberry Parfait.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.



This is the flower from my garden that my mani is inspired by!



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





Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Digit-al Dozen Does In My Garden; Day 2

I must apologize again for running late with the daily Digit-al Dozen challenges; I have all the pictures uploaded but have been having a hard time finding the time to put the post together.  I will work on getting them posted as soon as I can!

This is my day 2 mani inspired by in my garden!


Started with a base of two coats of American Apparel Neon Orange.


Did a sponged gradient using American Apparel Neon Orange, Neon Coral and Neon Poppy.  I really wanted more intense colour if that makes sense but these polishes weren't that opaque and I had sponged a lot so left it like this.


Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using an image from MoYou Flower Power Collection-20 using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.  


MoYou London Flower Collection-20



Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


This is another floral taken directly from my garden.  My husband bought and planted this flower early this spring and to be honest, I'm not 100% what it is, but I believe it is a Gaillardia.  I will have to check the tag when I get a chance lol!




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

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Digit-al Dozen Does In My Garden: Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week!  I'm sorry I'm a day late with the post; I had the pictures uploaded yesterday but didn't have access to my notes when I sat down to write the post.  

The theme this week is in my garden; I do happen to have a garden at my home, several in fact.  They are nothing spectacular as we are away most weekends from May to Octoberish so don't plant anything needing attention or lots of water.  I do not find gardening to be theraputic in any way, shape or form so our gardens are pretty low maintenance.  As much as I don't enjoy gardening, I do love flowers; I like to look at them, take pictures, stroll through gardens and in fact oversee a lot of gardens for my work so do have a lot of interest and knowledge about them.  But while I do have an appreciation for gardening, I do not have a love of maintaining them.  Maybe this will change when I reach retirement and gardening might be something I can piddle my time away with, but hopefully that is many years away!  I do have quite a few clusters of Shasta Daisies in my gardens; this is what was used as the inspiration for my Day 1 mani!



Started with a base of two coats of Polish M Forget the Rest, no top coat.


After it had dried for about 10 minutes, did a sponged gradient using it and Polish 'M Hello, Monday.  I must say, I absolutely adore the distressed look of how this gradient turned out.  


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.



Stamped using an image from Lina 4 Seasons-Spring 02 with accent dots from Lina Feeling Shapely! 02 using Funky Fingers Gesso.


Lina 4 Seasons-Spring 02



Added dots using MdU 66.


And being me, added in even MORE dots using same MdU 66.  


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.



Here's a close up showing all the shimmer and flakes in the base polishes.  Love the colour combination and how this turned out!


Here are a couple pictures of the daisies in my garden....taken a year or two ago as they aren't in bloom yet.




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




Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Lemming Lacquer I'll Eat You Whole I Love You So


The weekend is fast approaching and it's so exciting that Indie Expo Canada 2018 is returning to Toronto!!! I can't wait to make more polishes on Saturday (here's the sign up sheet if you haven't signed up yet) and then look, touch and buy all the polishes on Sunday!!!! It's going to be a full day doing press for the event (will post on IG as day goes by so be sure to check out the posts) as well as being at the LynBDesigns table during the show, so please stop by and say hi!  This is a fabulous event; it is a wonderful opportunity to meet the face(s) behind the brands as well as see all the pretty polishes and other products before you buy them! So much fun; there's nail art tutorials and speakers during the weekend; it's also great to see polish friends and meet new ones! I hope to see you there!

I still have to decide what my nails will be wearing on the weekend, but in the meanwhile, here's a mani I was wearing last year.  Lemming Lacquer is a relatively new to me brand.  I had bought a few polishes last summer as the flakie lover in me wants to buy up all the flakies and even wore them back then, but haven't shared them yet. Which is a shame as I've really liked the polishes that I have wore so far.  Here's one from last summer when my order first arrived, Lemming Lacquer I'll Eat You Whole I Love You So.  


Started with a base of three coats of Lemming Lacquer I'll Eat You Whole, I Love You So, no top coat.


Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using an image from Kelly Negri KN31 using MdU 1.  


Decided it needed a little something else like a burst of colour; added Contrary Polish Flames dots in various sizes for filler, colour and interest.


Finished with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.



Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!