Sunday, February 24, 2013

Big Bang Theory aka Nerd Nails

This weeks FB Adventure's in Stamping challenge was I'm a nerd and proud of your nerdy nails....this is what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of China Glaze Happy Go Lucky and Duri Taming of the Shrew; topped with SV.

Stamped using black Konad special polish using MJ V (middle finger and words on index), MJ IV (thumb); the rest of the images are from LLC 8.

To create the haze on the thumb, sponged on CND Midnight Sapphire, then OPI Plugged in Plum, then lastly dabbed some OPI DS Royal here and there.

Added random dots using red, black and yellow Konad special polishes.


Topped with SV. 

Hope you had a fantastic weekend...thanks for looking!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

OPI Pink Me I'm Good

Another archived mani using a polish I lemmed for so, so long...but have only ever wore once...this time!

Started with a base of three coats of OPI Pink Me I'm Good, then topped with SV.  Three coats and you can still see the hint of VNL.  I do remember one disappointing feature of this beautiful polish; the formula wasn't the greatest; I remember it was thick and goopy for lack of a better word.  I have a backup bottle and remember checking it at the time (as the bottle I was using had been received in a swap and wondered if maybe it was off, but the back up had the same formula). 

Stamped using white Konad special polish using XL 35.

Added accent dots using FUN stamping polish in Avocado Green.

Topped with SV.

To be honest, I can't remember what this pix is but it seems I took it a few days after based upon the polish grow out on the middle finger compared to pix above!  I *think* this is when it was matted...but could be wrong!  I guess the lesson learned is to post the mani when you do them...or take better notes!  These pix are over six months old now!

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Vampy Crow

This is a post I've had in drafts for a while; I had picked up the Barielle VintageWines collex from Winners in the fall.  One of the colours that caught my eye was Remember Me, even though typically I'm not into these dark, vampy colours.  This is what I came up with!

Started with a base of three coats of Barielle Remember Me.  Two coats probably would have been good IRL or if I wasn't taking pix to share.

Added a coat of CrowsToes Morticia.  Topped with SV.

As there were several layers of polishes, base coats and topcoats here (7 at least), I waited about half an hour before stamping to make sure it was good and dry. 

Stamped using Big SdP R using Barry M gold foil.

Topped with SV.

This was one of those mani's that was way more cooler IRL than the pix depicts; I just wasn't able to capture it that well! 

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Neon Mani

This weeks FB Adventure's in Stamping challenge was doing a mani using neon polish(es); this is what I came up with!

I decided I wanted to go with the most neon polish in my stash; I'm not 100% this is it but it certainly looked on the bright side! Started with a base of two coats of Orly Glowstick over one coat of OPI Bride's Bouquet, topped with SV.

Stamped using an assortment of images from Apipila P.01 and P.02 using black Konad special polish.

Topped with SV.

These are images of the two plates.

I haven't been terribly happy how the last few posts pix have turned out as they look all distorted on the blog even when they seem OK on PB; I've been uploading using photo bucket since blogger wouldn't let me upload anymore as I had reached my maximum capacity, so low and behold, I tried using blogger upload today and now its working!  I don't understand why or when it got fixed, so I guess I'll see how long this goes or back to distorted PB or look for something different!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Digit-al Dozen, Love and Heartbreak, Day 5

Here's the lone mani I did for this weeks theme that had heartbreak as part of it.

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Started with a base of two coats of Sinful Colors Cool Gray, topped with SV.

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Stamped using red and black Konad special polishes using Mash-31 (pinky), SdP D-07 (middle), SdP 85 (you and me on index), and HD-A (wording on thumb and heart on ring ringer).

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Added a few more images using VL003 (cross out circle on index), HD-A (separated heart on index; I stamped one half then the other as I was concerned it would be too large to fit the area), T23 (heart on thumb) and E01 (black roses on index).

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Topped with SV.

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Hope you had a fantastic Valanetine's Day....and I hope you didn't have any heartbreak....because unforrtunatey Love Sucks sometimes.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 15, 2013

Digit-al Dozen, Love and Heartbreak, Day 4

Happy Valentine's Day!  Well, belated by the time I get around to finishing this post!  I still have so many Valentine's Day mani's to share I thought I do something a little different and post a couple today!

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Here's the first one. 

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Started with a base of one coat of OPI Red My Fortune Cookie and OPI Bride's Bouquet.

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Added a layer of Lynnderella Ruby Red Ruby and Lynnderella The Snow Cake; topped with Gelous and then SV.

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Stamped with HD-A using Konad red and white special polish.

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Here's a pix of the HD plates** which were designed by Bunny Nails and are available here.  There are some really unique designs and any of the images I stamped, including a few that aren't on this mani, stamped wonderfully!  These two plates are full of themes and you'll want to check them out if you are a theme/holiday kinda stamper like me!

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Topped with SV.  My only regret with this mani is that the The Snow Cake wasn't whiter; had I realized that it seemed so offwhiteish before hand, I would have picked another white glitter. 

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Another one I did quick one night when I wanted a change of nails but didn't have much time!

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Started with one coat of Color Club Harp On It ( coat!), no TC.

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It dries fairly fast so stamped a couple minutes later with red Konad special polish using MJ II and accent of DRK A. 

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Yes, the alternating upside down hearts was on purpose...just for something different to change it up a bit!  I think this would be cool with the same images but with black stamping polish...another day perhaps!

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Topped with Sally Hansen Diamond Flash Topcoat.  I used this as I had read that it doesn't dull the holo and have had good results before, but there was a noticeable difference in the holo flash once it was applied this time.  There still was lots of holo though because the polish is so holo-riffic!

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I still have lots of Valentine's Day related mani's to post...I'm not sure if there is any interest in getting them posted now that the day has passed.....I may post them over the new few posts...or they may just show up randomly at a later time, not sure yet! 

Thanks for looking!
**items were provided for review. Please refer to my disclosure policy for details.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Digit-al Dozen, Love and Heartbreak; Day 3

Here's yet another Valentine's Day themed mani I came up!  Is anyone tired of them yet?  I don't even think I'll get all the V-Day mani's I've done so far posted before Valentine's.....this one's kinda lovey-dovey....

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Started with a base of two coats of OPI Bride's Bouquet and OPI Red My Fortune Cookie; topped with SV.

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Stamped using MM03 (Be Mine wording), SdP 60 (couple on ring), SdP 78 (balloons on thumb), SdP 85 (pattern on pinky) and Big SdP L (images on index and middle fingers) using black, red and white Konad special polishes. I wasn't entirely happy with the way that the index finger stamped so I hand painted it in but didn't do that great of a job unfortunately. Added a few accent hearts here and there as well.

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Topped with SV.

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On a side note and totally unrelated to Valentine's, I believe the stamped couple here are the couple from Twilight...Edward and Bella...I have the series of books and movies but have never read or watched them...I don't want to watch the movies until I read the books simply because I like to read a book before watching any movie or anything because I find that a lot in the movies get missed or interpreted differently  then the book, but hey, that's just me.....anyway, just haven't gotten around to it yet...some day!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Digit-al Dozen, Love and Heartbreak, Day 2

I *try* to think outside the box for at least one mani when I'm doing holiday themed mani's.....I don't always do this....and sometimes thinking outside of the box turns out to be a massive failure, but this was a Valentine's Day mani I did with non traditional Valentine's colours that turned out OK! 

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Started out with a base of two coats of FingerPaints Black Expressionism (no pix as have shown many times before).  Added a coat of KBShimmer We Three Blings.

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Bottle pix of KBShimmer We Three Blings.  This was part of the winter/holiday themed polishes released around Christmas that I had picked up from Harlow & Co. as KBShimmer doesn't ship to Canada (and if I'm not mistaken, it's on sale now at Harlow & Co.).

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Stamped using Barry M Foil Effects Gold and Silver using image plate BM 317.

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Topped with SV.

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Here's the rest of the ladies Day 2 mani's!

Thanks for looking!