Saturday, April 29, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Birthday's: April 2017

Today, we are celebrating Digit-al Dozen birthdays for April; this month, Uma at Uma's Nail Art and Katherine Marie at ProcrastiNails both celebrated birthdays; this is the mani I did based on the photo they picked for inspiration.  Happy Birthday, Uma an Katherine Marie!

Inspiration photo.

Started with a base of one coat of Enchanted Polish Opals & Cream.

I thought the iridescent glitters in the Enchanted Opals would give that oil slick kinda look in the bubbles so used them for a radial gradient.  Used Enchanted Opals & Cream, Opal Lagoon, Opal Nectar and Candied Opal.  In hindsight, I wish I had have  done the base a little darker but these polishes are fairly goopy and not that opaque so I had had enough with doing sponging even to get them to this opacity.

They didn't quite give enough of the iridescent look I was going for so added two coats of Colorama Blazes of Crystal.  I probably should have sponged on the flakies but didn't think of it at the time.

Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top before stamping. (Unfortunately, between my hands not being steady enough and so much going on in the polishes, my camera had a hard time focusing so I took a lot of pix and have quite a few to share in my attempt to show how cool this base really was.  It is sooooo much cooler than my pix portray!)

Stamped using an image from Creative Shop 02 using FunkyFingers Gesso.

Topped with KBShimmer to finish.

The next morning, I took these pix outside; they show the flakies a little better.

Then added a coat of OPI matte, again, hoping to show the magic of the flakies.

Topped it again with KBShimmer, then headed to work.

While I was sitting in the drive thru at Tim Hortons, I looked down at my nails and thought hmm, the flakies are looking good in this lighting, so grabbed a couple pix while I was waiting.  I think these were the best pix but excuse the awkward hand pose!


Uma and Katherine Marie, hope your birthday's were fabulous!

Here's the other ladies mani's!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Girly Bits Ladies and Magentlemen, CoTM February 2017

I'm not sure if my pictures do this stunning polish justice, but this polish just glows!  This is Girly Bits Ladies and Magentlemen which was the GB CoTM in February 2017!

Started with a base of two coats of Girly Bits Ladies and Magentlemen.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using an image from UberChic UC15-3 using FunkyFingers Gesso.

UberChic UC 15-3

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Unfortunately, this is no longer available via Girly Bits but I did see it not too long ago at Harlow & Co. but I would run and get it in your cart before it sells out!  I might even need a backup bottle......!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Earth Day 2017

Happy Earth Day!!!

Started with a base of two coats of Pretty & Polished Meet Me At the Fishing Hole, no topcoat.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using images from MoYou Scholar 07 using MdU 79.

MoYou Scholar Collection-07

 Added image from MoYou Sci Fi 03 using same Mdu 79 stamping polish.

Added images to pinky from same MoYou Sci Fi 03, then added words to ring using Nailways Back to Basics 123 ABC using Moyra sp.05.

 Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

 Thanks for looking!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter!  Hopefully the Easter Bunny was good to you!  These are the only Easter nails I did this year; this is what I came up with!

Started by making a few stamper decals.

Did a smooshy stamper base using a few different pastel colours.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Applied the stamper decals which are from BFF 67 (middle), MoYou Festive Collection-09 (ring and index), and Messy Mansion MM36 (pinky and thumb).

Applied top coat.

BFF 67

Messy Mansion MM36.

Added words to ring using UberChic UC Yay Spring.

Added a few dots for interest.

Fixed Garfield's eyes; maybe he had pupils, but I couldn't see them!  But he looks a little bug eyed now lol!

Hopefully you had a fabulous weekend; thanks for looking!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

April the Giraffe Finally Gives Birth!!

I feel like the grandma who has been anxiously awaiting the birth of a grandchild with April, the giraffe, and her calf and the baby giraffe is finally here as it was born this morning!   It seems like forever that April was due to give birth but  I suppose that's how it goes; these things can't be rushed and nature will take its course when it's good and ready!  Here are my nails for the event! 

Started with a base of two coats of ILNP Cabin Fever, with accent of Moyra SP 17.  Yes, that's right; I used the stamping polish as a base polish!  I did this as I wanted the accent to match the stamping!

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using Moyra SP 17 using an image from UberChic UC-Out of Africa-01.

UberChic Out of Africa-01

Stamped the accent using an image from Infinity 52 with a blend of MdU 22 and Kiko 323.

Infinity 52.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Thanks for looking!