Thursday, September 29, 2016

Fall in the Forest

Here's another fall mani that I did a couple nights ago!  

Started with a base of fall appropriate fuglies...well, these would have been real fuglies to me a few years ago but now, they are just, well, fall appropriate polishes!  Starting at thumb and going clockwise, polishes used are Pretty & Polished In the Buff, Sally Hansen Complete Miracle Gel Twiggy, Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Butterscotch, L'Oreal The Perfect Trench and L'Oreal 666 Very Absynthe; all are two coats except the pinky which was one, shown with no top coat. ( I also used L'Oreal 666 Very Absynthe as a stamping polish in another mani since this one and it worked well; I thought it would when the one coat gave great coverage!)

Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top before stamping.  (Please disregard my index finger; I've been growing out a tear and injured nail on the index for months; it started way down at the cuticle and has been slowing growing out.  The little tear just hit the tip of the skin so when I returned from PolishCon, I cut my nails down and the index is filed funny at the corner where it was tearing so it wouldn't snag anything.  It makes my nails all mismatchy but I'd rather this then having to deal with the snag any longer.  And a little misshapen nail isn't going to stop me from doing my nails and sharing!  So this will pop up here and there until it fully grown out and I can shape it to match the rest again!) 

Stamped the forest using images from HK-06 and another plate using MdU 23 and 48.

My scraping of the images kinda mingled the stamping polishes where I didn't necessarily want them to go, so hand brushed in some of the branches with the dark brown here and there as needed.

Using same image from HK-06, stamped in the buck, doe and fawn using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.

Touched up the grass with MdU 48 and more branches on the thumb that I had overlooked when I did the other nails.

Looking through my stash, I found a glitter polish that had all the fall colours, named appropriately After All Its Fall by Lush Lacquer.  I took a little piece of sponge and dabbed it on so as to not get the clear base on the nail but that really didn't work that well.  I did that along with applying with a brush then moved a few pieces here and there with a toothpick to get the desired look.  If you wonder why some of the nails look texturey, thats why.

By far, my most favourite nail!!!!  I just love the base colour so much too; Pretty & Polished In the Buff that I picked up at PolishCon.

I did a couple more touch ups here and there including filling in the void on the buck on the thumb as well as a bit on the doe, then topped it all off with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

I thought the stamping and overall look would be better with a coat of matte, so topped with Girly Bits Polish Matte'rs the next morning; this is how I wore it out and about.

I have a couple more fall nails to share but am not sure how many more will make it to the blog as it will depend on time as it will soon be Digit-al Dozen challenge week and I need to start doing Halloween nails as it will be the 31st before you know it!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

More Fall Nails (Or Any Season LOL)

I cannot believe how fast the weather changed!  Last week, sunny, warm and beautiful; this week, cold, windy, raining and miserable!  Today is sunny but it is chill-eeee!  Fall has certainly arrived!  Here's another fall appropriate mani!

Started with a base of two coats of Cirque Mink; this is with no top coat.

Stamped using an image from Infinity Nails 120 using MdU 43.

Infinity Nails 120

Topped with Girly Bits What A Rush to finish.  Love all the sparkly holo peeking through the image!

This is a pretty classic, neutral look to me; I would wear this any day of the year, not just for fall!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hello, Fall!

Hello, fall!  This morning was the official arrival of fall so I thought I would share something fall appropriate, even though I pretty much wear whatever I want anytime I want anyway!  (Well, except holiday themed mani's outside of the holiday!)  Here's what I came up with!

Started with two coats of Pahlish Pumpkin Cream Puffs, shown with no top coat.

Stamped using Apipila Super Placa A using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.  Even though I used the Girly Bits clear stamper here for placement, still not 100%.  There's always one finger, sometimes more, that gets stamped crooked or not centered!

I wanted to jazz this up a little so looked through my rhinestones to see if I had anything that might go along with it; I found these amber stones that I think worked out well.

Topped everything off with a coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC to finish.

I'm looking forward to doing some fall mani's!  For whatever reason, I'm really into funky, fugly colours right now so it will be interesting what I put on my nails over the next little while!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Digital-Dozen Does 4; Day 5

Today is the last day of summer and I guess its appropriate that I'm sharing this mani today with the change of the seasons happening tomorrow!  But in my area, it's just a day on the calendar; we are still experiencing warm, sunny days!  Not as humid as most of the summer has been so quite nice and manageable but it will be nice to see the cooler days of fall....and of course, looking forward to seeing the changing of the colours of the leaves which is just starting to happen!  This is the four seasons for the final day of Digit-al Dozen does all things 4!

For the base, started with two coats of Kiara Sky Skies the Limit with accent of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.  I had had a long day at this point, so headed to bed.

In the morning, sponged on Kiara Sky Styletto (gray) and Kiara Sky Blue-ette Proof Vent (blue) and CND Green Scene (green) here and there.  My thought was the thumb would be all the seasons, the season of spring is just starting to be bright so blue on the index, summer is brighter and the grass is growing so you see blue and green on middle, fall is starting to get a little darker so you see blue and gray and winter, being the pinky, is dark and gray so only gray sponge on it.

Stamped using HK-06 (index and middle), LLC B (ring) and EDM07 on pinky using assortment of MdU stamping polishes.  (I have no idea why I stamped black on the pinky when I did brown on the rest lol!)


Dabbed on a few colourful leaves on the ring finger.

To add to the seasons, added grass to the spring and summer nails (light green for spring and a darker green for summer ) as well as added some snow to the pinky using China Glaze There's Snow One Like You.  I had already added some dots for fallen leaves on the ring finger.

Stamped the seasons on the thumb using DRK Seasons plate using assortment of MdU polishes.

DRK Seasons

Finished it off with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Here's the other ladies Day 5 manis relating to all things 4 which was for the Digit-al Dozen's 4th Anniversary!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Digit-al Dozen Does 4; Day 4

I feel that I didn't do very well on the Digit-al Dozen's 4th Anniversary challenge; I had lots of cool ideas but didn't get around to doing them so most of my 4's are four different polishes....but I did manage something different for day 5 so there's that to look forward to lol.  Anyway, this is what I came up with for day 4, again, using four different polishes.

Started with a base of two coats of piCture pOlish Cherish, shown with no top coat.

After waiting for it to dry a little, did a sponged gradient using piCture pOlish Cherish, piCtue pOlish Mirage and Too Fancy Lacquer Chocolate Gold.

Topped with KBSimmer Clearly on Top before stamping.  Loved how glowy Too Fancy Lacquer Chocolate Gold looks when top coated!

Stamped using an image from HK-04 using MdU 43.

Did my other hand a little different; just a couple coats of piCture pOlish Cherish, then stamped using Too Fancy Chocolate Gold using same image.


Top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

While I really like how this mani turned out, I just wasn't that happy that I couldn't think outside of the box a bit more and have something more unique than four different polishes all the time.  *sigh*

Here's the other ladies Day 4 things relating to 4!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!