Friday, August 16, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Patterns; Day 4

This is a pretty simple mani that throws a pretty good punch when it's done if I don't say so myself!  Unfortunately, life is so busy that I don't have much time to do really detailed, time consuming mani's but I still like to change my nails daily or close to it so simple is the order of the day most of the time!  It has a pretty cool pattern though and it's my Day 4 mani for Digit-al Dozen pattern week!


Started with a base of two coats of Pretty Serious Comfy Y-Fronts.  This is a pretty colour but I don't get the name at all.  Maybe someone can enlighten me? 


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using FunkyFingers Gesso using image from MJ XLVI.


MJ XLVI


 Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

I'm going to be busy all weekend at Indie Expo Canada 2019 so please check out my Instagram for updates.  This also means I probablyyyy won't get my day 5 mani posted until Monday.

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Patterns; Day 3

It's day 3 of Digit-al Dozen pattern challenge  (I'm late, I'm sorry but life is just so busy!)!  I just did these nails a couple days ago; I thought I had done the mani's for the challenge (and I have!) but I liked these nails just a little better than another so decided to share now instead of another one!  The other Digit-al Dozen ladies are so talented; I have to try to bring my best mani's to try to keep up lol!  Anyway, here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of two coats of Essie All Over The Wave, no top coat.


Topped with a coat of Different Dimension Envy, part of the newly released 7 Deadly Sins collection.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using image from Apipila Super Placa A using Painted Polish Blanc Slate.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Decided to add a few dots for colour and interest, added them using Painted Polish Stamped in Starfruit.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Here's the other ladies day3 mani's!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Patterns; Day 2


It's day 2 of Digit-al Dozen pattern week and I did these pattern on pattern nails which are a little different but I try to think outside of the box sometimes for challenges and holidays and this is one of those times!  Yes, the dots are a pattern and so is the water marble design!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of three coats of Ruby Kisses Barbie Purple, no top coat.  Perfectly named lol!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped image from Moyra 103 Birds Always Sing using Painted Polish Stamped in Rose, Stamped in Taro and Thirty and Flirty.


Moyra 103 Birds Always Sing


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Unfortunately, the gradient stamping wasn't giving me the punch I wanted for my nails, so decided to double stamp using an image from Kelly Negri KN 17 using Painted Polish Deux 2.0.  This is more my style!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Here's the other ladies day 2 pattern mani's!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Digit-al Dozen Does Patterns: Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week; our prompt this week is patterns!  For Day 1, I decided to use a bunch of images that were all in a pattern; hopefully you can still see it on my short nails but it is more evident on the stamping plate!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a smooshy stamper base using Fancy Gloss Ocean Breeze, Blue Skies, Neon Blue and Striking Blue.
  

These were the polishes used!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using Lina Born to Sail 01 and Lina Born to Sail 02 using FunkyFingers Gesso.


Lina Born to Sail 02.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Weekend Brights!


Good morning....it still is morning, I believe!  Hopefully you've been enjoying your weekend!  These have been on my nails since Thursday night and I did the base polish on Wednesday.  Loving the brightness of the base which is perfect for summer!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of two coats of Picture Polish Pinkie which I absolutely love!  I love everything about this polish; the colour with just a hint of the added holographic which is one of my favourite types of bases and I don't know what it is but I can pretty much apply these polishes with no clean up...I'm guessing its the combination of the formula and the brush.  I was thinking I wish I could buy like 1000 of the brushes with a few caps and just use it every time I polish my nails.  I wonder if that's a thing.  Or just me thinking it should be!  I loved this base so much that I even wore it without stamping for 24 hours which doesn't happen very often!  FYI, I got this at Harlow and Co. as she just did a Picture Polish restock about a week ago and I jumped on it!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Eventually I did stamp on it!  Used an image from UberChic Chevron 02 using Painted Polish Midnight Mischief.


UberChic Chevron 2.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Added double stamped floral images using UberChic 28-01 using Painted Polish Midnight Mischief and Blanc Slate (and a good clear stamper lol).  I haven't had very good luck with stamping these types of designs and while not perfect, they turned out better than I thought they would. Overall, I was happy how they looked.  Even better, I was also able to stamp Ms. Cindy with the same designs.


UberChic 28-01


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


This design has so many possibilities; I can see myself doing it over and over again in a whole bunch of different colours!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend; thanks for looking!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Seeing Dots!

Good afternoon!  Hopefully you had a great weekend!  I'm gearing up to start a few days of vacation; I hope the weather stays warm and dry for the next week!  I did these nails back in April but could easily wear them any time of the year!  Here's what I came up with!


Glossy...or matte?


Started with a base of two coats of Fancy Gloss Beyond The Sea, no top coat.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using Lina Feeling Shapely! 02 with accent of MoYou Pro XL 26 using MdU 1. 


MoYou Pro Collection XL-26



I double stamped the index finger to add more dots as you might be able to see close to the tip on the accent finger because the image had a stripe of dots that just didn't look right on my nails as there wasn't enough of a void so I added more dots using a clear stamper for placement to fill the space.  Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


I thought this would be a cool mani in matte, so added a coat of My Perfect Matte by My Indie Polish.


I'm not sure which version I like best; what do you think?

Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 26, 2019

Fluid Art Fail Made Pretty Cool Decal!

I'm sorry for being absent this last week or so; life has just been kicking me in the butt and I haven't had time to do any posts, etc. even though I'm still changing up my nails almost every day...night I mean, usually around 1 am as that's when I'm finding time to do them!  Thank you for hanging in there and waiting for me to post versus just unfollowing me on whatever media you do follow!  I sincerely appreciate it!

This mani was from a fluid art fail from when I was sampling different fluid additives to see if they would create cells for DYI fluid art including sampling different silicone mats so see how they smooshed, helped in the cell process etc.  The result was a fail as far as fluid art goes but it did turn out a pretty cool mat decal so I still added it to my nails and did some stamping and was pretty happy how it ended up looking, even if it was a fluid art fail!  Here's what I came up with!


Started out with the failed fluid art decal.  I'm not sure actually which polishes I used other than LA Colors but I know for these fluid arts, I've been pretty much sticking to non indie polishes and those that are on the lower end of retail costs because they use up so much polish and because at the time, I was doing a lot of experimenting and I didn't want to use up some of my indie or high end polishes! I actually found some notes on this; used LA Colors Family Ties, NYC Polyester Pink, NYC Snow White, WetnWild Who Is Ultra Violet and LA Colors Punchy were the polished used for the base.


But before I do get to the nails, this is Ms. Cindy wearing the LA Colors Family Ties which is an amazing hot pink gel polish! I wore it alone on Ms. Cindy while wearing the mani I'm sharing now.  Absolutely love the colour, finish, shine and application of this polish!  I thinkkkk I had found these in Dollar Tree for $1.25 each over the winter and pretty much bought one of every colour they had and so happy that I did!



But back to the nails; applied decal to the nails, did clean up, etc.


Applied KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using image from Apipila Super Placa I using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


I think this turned out to be a pretty cool mani and is exactly what I love about stamping; an interesting image that you can see the interesting base below can make awesome nails!  Or in this case, the stamping saved the mani because remember, it was a fluid art fail that I went with anyway but it did end up creating a pretty cool base for the stamping!  Never be afraid to try out your fail; worst case is you've used some time and acetone and you have another canvas for your next creation!

Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for looking!