Monday, October 31, 2016

Trick or Treat!

Trick or Treat!

Smell my feet!

Give me something good to eat!

The trick or treaters are out tonight; we are busy giving out candy and so far have seen a couple of princesses, Captain America, Super Girl, a pirate, a ghoul, a butterfly....and a whole bunch of costumes I just don't recognize!  

Started with a base of flaky skittles; polishes starting at thumb and going clockwise are Pahlish Bespoke Mauna Loa, Pretty & Polished Fuzzy Sweater, Barry M Grey with a coat of Frenzy Dauntless, Great Lakes Lacquer The Last Sliver of Sun and Great Lakes Don't Forget the Whip.  All are two coats, no top coat, except the middle which is one coat of each.

Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Made a few stamper decals.

Applied stamper decals using images from DXE04 (index, middle and pinky), DXE16 (thumb) and Infinity 146 (ring).  The added stamped pumpkin is from DXE01 using MdU 13, the words on the index are from SPH-001. 

Love this image!

Infinity 146.



I had a few left over stamper decals so applied them to Ms. Cindy; images are from DXE04 (ring, middle and index), the thumb is from Messy Mansion MM22 and the very adorable ghost is from Chez Halloween 005.  The words on the pinky are from DXE23.





Top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Happy Halloween!

Thanks for looking!


The witches will be out in full force tonight so I thought it would be a good time to share this witch themed mani!

Started with a base of two coats of Pahlish Bespoke Mauna Loa.  This is the original release and while I missed it when it was first released, I was lucky enough to pick it up from a blog sale a few months ago.  If you are after this, I've seen it in blogs sales since then too so they are out there if you are wanting one. Pahlish Bespoke Mauna Loa is a pretty vibrant orange with gold shimmer and charcoal flakies; it dries somewhat matte as you can see.

Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I had made a few stamper decals using images from Marianne Nails. n.115 for all shown except the hat, which is ZZ Halloween 1.  The standing witch was double stamped, first using the UC Luxe stamper to shrink, then on the stamper to paint.

I wish I had have shrunk a few more decals as the two middle ones didn't fit that well either on my small nails.  I liked the crows on the top so tried to preserve that portion of the decals but as you can see, they aren't that visible.

Marianne Nails. n.115

Top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

 If you have been around my blog for a while, you know I'm not much for vacant space and busy nails is my middle name so added a few bats from the same Marianne Nails n.115 for filler on the pinky and thumb; then top coated again with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.  I didn't do a very good job filling in the voids that well on the stamper decals; on the ring finger, was was able to do a little clean up but they are still messy.  I'm not sure if a smaller brush, a steadier hand or better eye sight will help in the future....or all three perhaps!

The trick or treaters will be out in a few hours (including making an appearance on this blog later tonight); so if you are out and about, be mindful of them on the roads!  Have a safe and fun Halloween!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Cute Halloween Pumpkins!

Aren't these pumpkin nails adorable? I love these super cute pumpkin faces!  

Started with a base of two coats of Darling Diva Polish Cast A Spell with an accent of FunkyFingers Dark Knight.  Shown with no top coat.  

Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using MdU 13 using an image from Star Nails 49.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Star Nails 49

Added cute jack o lantern faces using an image from Chez Halloween 002 using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Hope you're having a good Halloween; thanks for looking!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Mouth Breather by CANVAS lacquer

Mouth Breather by CANVAS lacquer** is another polish that is part of the recently released The Upside Down Collection by CANVAS lacquer.  As you can see from this picture, it's a thermal polish; I didn't do anything special to make it go thermal so it's quite sensitive all on its own.  But as you can tell, I run hot and cold all over as all my nails are a little different stages of thermal!  Maybe the hubs is right when he tells me this lol!

Started with a base of three coats of Mouth Breather by CANVAS lacquer.  This is shown with no top coat. This lovely kelly green shade is the cool state which just happened to be my body temperature when I was taking pictures.  And I love it!  While I do like the blue of the warm state, this vibrant green shade is a perfect green for me!  So many options with summer nails, Halloween, perfect green shade for Christmas nails...oh, so many possibilities!

Mouth Breather by CANVAS lacquer is described as:

 a grassy green thermal that transitions to an ocean blue when warm with added golden shimmer and a sprinkle of iridescent glitters.

Shown here with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Added spiders from UberChic Halloween 01 and 02 using FunkyFingers Dark Knight, as well as Star Nails 48 on thumb.

Star Nails 48

UberChic Halloween 02

UberChic Halloween 01

Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

This is Ms. Cindy; she transitioned more but still like a gradient which is all natural; no dipping hands in water or anything!  This is just how I run hot and cold I guess!  (Makes me wonder about my hand circulation....!)

CANVAS lacquer polishes are available via their Etsy shop here!; CANVAS lacquer ships worldwide to select countries.

Thanks for looking!

**polish provided for review; see disclosure policy