Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Butterflies!

Butterflies!


Started with a base of two coats of Orly Gotta Bounce, no top coat.


Topped with Polished for Days Pixie Dust.


Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped lines using EYNails n2 using Painted Polish Blanc Slate, then shadow stamped butterflies from Marianne Nails Professional n5 using Painted Polish Stamped in Taro, then Painted Polish Deux 2.0.


Plates and stamping polishes.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.



I didn't take many pictures of this along the way as I didn't think I was going to share these nails when I sat down to do them but I kinda like how they turned out.  I've done worse, anyway lol.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 16, 2022

Smooshy Stars!


I love doing smooshy bases!  They are easy to do and can create some really cool bases sometimes.  Sometimes clean up isn't the easiest but it's a small price to pay for some art on your nails!  Here's one I came up with not too long ago!


Did a stamper smooshy base...


....with these polishes.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using Mezerdoo C47 using Painted Polish Blanc Slate.


Mezerdoo C47




































Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Topcoat Smear is So Annoying


There's not much more annoying than having your top coat smear your mani after spending all that time picking the colours, picking the plates, applying the polish, stamping, and then it to be wrecked with stamping smear.  I don't have that problem now, thanks to Apipilia Smudge-free top coat, but here is another mani that was wrecked because of it.  Actually, it's not so obvious in real life, but it's pretty obvious in the pictures.


Started with a base of Scofflaw Mercury Was in F*** Retrograde, with accent nails of Pretty Serious Granny Panties.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using UberChic Lovely Leaves 4 using MdU 73 and Painted Polish Blanc Slate.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Added dots using Painted Polish Blanc Slate and Pretty Serious Granny Panties.


Topped with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


 Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 9, 2022

It's the Season!

Dandelions started to sprout up on our lawn this week and pretty soon, dandilion fluff will be flying everywhere, so it's a good time to share these nails!



Started with a base of two coats of Quo Beauty Fierce, no top coat.


Topped with Penelope Luz Flower Fairy.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using image from Nicole Diary L20 using Painted Polish Blanc Slate.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Grrr, the top coat smear is soo annoying; this is why I started topping my mani's with Apipila smudge-free top coat; this might be one of the last mani's I did before using it.  I first seen it via Polish Pickup and thankfully, Girly Bits also stocks it...although I think I've stocked up a lifetime supply lol.

Then topped with matte top coat; shows the flakies!


Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Bright Stars!

I love how bright and fun these nails are!  


Started with a base of two coats of Different Dimension Big Bang, no top coat.


Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Sunail Space and Mountains 001



Stamped using Sunail Space and Mountains 001 using Painted Polish Midnight Mischief.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Added dots for colour, filler and interest using assortment of brights; didn't make a note of them, sorry.


Topped with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Different lighting.


Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 2, 2022

Spring Nails!

I did these nails while I was doing Easter nails, but they didn't turn out to be too Easter looking, even though I used a MoYou plate that had Easter images on it!  But it does make a nice, albeit different,  spring floral mani, so I'm sharing it now.  And yes, I know roses don't bloom in spring!  


Started with a base of two coats of Dimension Nails Mangrove Frog, no top coat.  I wasn't a fan of the brush so switched it out with the KBShimmer wide brush and it worked well.  FYI for anyone if you wanted to know if it worked with this brand.


Added Moo Moo Signatures Rainbow Please Don't Go Away (PPU June 21) on accent nails, then topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using Marianne Nails n114 using MdU 80 on the glitter topped nails, then added images from MoYou London Festive 25 using MdU 15 on the creme, plus isolated the middle rose and put it on the plaid as well.


MoYou Festive Collection-25



Stamped the middle of the same image again using MdU 93, then (kinda) shadow stamped all the rose images.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


This is a little different but that's OK, I still like how they turned out!


Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

April Showers!

With May right around the corner, I think it's time to share April Showers, as you know they bring may flowers!  


Started with three coats of Pahlish April Showers, no top coat.  What a pretty polish!  I love this shade of blue and the bright blue shards are a nice added touch!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.



Stamped using Marianne Nails n81 using Painted Polish Blanc Slate.



Finished with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


 Thanks for looking!