Saturday, September 22, 2018

Happy Fall, Y'All!

This post is scheduled to go live a couple minutes after the official arrival of fall.  I've resisted doing fall nails as we have had such hot weather but now that fall is officially here, I guess the time has come to start doing them!  I still have spring and summer nails to share never mind fall so I'm not sure how many fall mani's will be shared but I do have a few!  This is a mani that I recycled and wore for a few days; I did the base and wore it one day and while I was wearing it I was thinking that I had have wished I had have stamped spider webs versus the pattern that I did.  Then I thought that the first stamped image just lends itself to double stamping and thought some Halloween images would be good.  But really want to do a spider web base first so so went with leaves...that plus fall is before Halloween so I still have time to do Halloween nails! And who says there's no thought into doing nails; sometimes it take me longer to plan the mani then to do the nails fact, most of the time, that is how it is!   Anyway, here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Color Club Lunar Logic, a $3.99 Winners find.  Shown with no topcoat.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped with MJ XLV using KleanColor Metallic Black.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Thought with the speckled base of the Color Club and the hint of silver in the stamping that this would look good matte; topped with My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte.

The next day, added turning leaves using an image from Lina 4 Seasons-Autumn 02.  Stamping polishes used starting at thumb and going clockwise:  MdU 11, Mdu 9, Mdu 59, Mdu 53 and Mdu 66.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Thought this would look better matte again, so added another coat of My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte.

I loved how this turned out; one of my favourite mani's in quite some time!

Happy Fall Y'all!  Enjoy the cooler temperatures, pumpkin all the things, sweaters, apple cider and all the other fall related items!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Hello Summer!...I Mean Good-bye Summer!

You know you're behind with your blog posts when you're posting your Hello Summer nails the day before fall officially arrives, not to mention you didn't even get around to sharing your Hello Spring nails at all!  I guess there is always next year!  I did these nails way back in June 2018 right after Indie Expo Canada; in fact the base polish was bought at IEC 2018 and it was the first polish I used right after the show.  Too many other things to share but there's no time like the present as the saying goes!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Paint It Pretty Polish Indigo Rises, two coats.  Unfortunately, this mani shows my nails pretty much at their worst right after IEC; if you have read my posts you will know that I had been dealing with a wonky middle finger for months and how the skin all around it peeled, etc.  Well, this is one of the mani's where the skin was the worst.  I know it looks like hangnail city; it wasn't, it was peely skin and trying to remove it and it being sore and thin.  A lot of the pix, I tried to strategically hold my nails just so to try to diminish it, but sometimes, like here, I wasn't that successful.  

Stamped using images from Marianne Nails Professional n.16 (thumb and index) and Lina 4 Seasons-Summer 01 (ring, middle and pinky) using MdU 1, 49 and 68.

Marianne Nails Professional n.16

Lina 4 Seasons-Summer 01

My favourite nail; even when I shrunk the image, it still barely fit!

I think this was a great send off to summer; tomorrow, I'm share nails to welcome the arrival of fall!  

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Easing Into Fall Nails

I was wearing this mani in the heat of the summer as sometimes you just want to wear these pretty  fugly unique colours even though they may be more appropriate for fall!  I didn't share them but as we are getting closer to fall, I thought now would be as good as any time so here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of three coats of BOW Trumped Up, no top coat.  I love this mustard colour with the addition of the flakies and shimmer.  So pretty but unique...and perfect to ease into fall!

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using an image from Creative Shop 128 with accent of Creative Shop 130 using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.

Creative Shop 130

Creative Shop 128

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

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Digit-al Dozen Does Recreate Your First Blog Post; Day 5

Here's my day 5 mani where I have done another marble mani using some shadow stamping.  I really love the look of marble nails, I don't know why I don't do these more often!  I guess too many other images and designs that I want to use more often!  Anyway, it's been fun recreating mani's; I had to go through blog posts and it was like going down memory lane that's for sure!  Here's what I came up with!

These are my inspiration nails from my post back here on September 21, 2015.

I was a lazy blogger the night I did these nails as my notes say 'Assortment of Purples'.  I did take this pix however.

Did a stamper smooshy base using the colours above.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using an image from Lesly LS-35 using FunkyFingers Gesso.

Lesly LS-35

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I thought that was the end of the manis which is why I topped with top coat but decided to shadow stamp using same image from LS 35 using FunkyFingers Dark Knight. I didn't double stamp that well but it's close enough to add interest anyway!

Hopefully you have enjoyed this weeks mani's!  Here's the other ladies day 5 nails!

Thanks for looking!