Friday, May 26, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest; Day 5

Again late with day 5 rainforest challenge nails for Digit-al Dozen week; I did these nails that are inspired by the poison dart frog but in true Canadian Nail Fanatic form, are super busy so hopefully you can make out the little frogs!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of OPI Onyx.

Top coated with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using an image from Delaney Reptiles et Batracients using Mdu 54.  I love that this colour is so vivid over black!

Delaney Reptiles et Batraciens

Top coated.

Added a few random dots for colour, filler and interest using MdU 11 and 38, then top coated with KBShimmer to finish.

Here's the other ladies Day 5 mani's!

Thanks for looking and have a fabulous week!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest; Day 4

I'm late, I'm late,...just like the White Rabbit in Alice in Wonderland!  This is Day 4 of the Digit-al Dozen rainforest challenge; tropical birds!

Most of my rainforest posts have pretty much had some type of greenery, so I was trying to do at least different base styles if they all had to be green!  For this one, I did dry brushing with Zoya Tilda, Zoya Tara, Zoya Shawn, Zoya Veruschka and American Apparel MacArthur Park.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I made a few stamper decals from MoYou Tropical Collection 06 and 19.

Applied stamper decals.  The images are from MoYou Tropical Collection 06 (index, middle, pinky - which is partial stamper decal and part stamped) and MoYou Tropical Collection-19 (thumb and ring finger).  (I do not know what I was thinking with the white parrot but Love how the flowers on that decal turned out!)

Applied topcoat to finish.

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

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest: Day 3

Sorry I'm late for Day 3 of Digit-al Dozen rainforest nails; unfortunately, life got in the way!  Today, I'm sharing these gorilla nails; I was pretty happy how they turned out!  

Started with a base of Quo by Orly Nude, two coats.

Sponged on American Apparel Army Jacket, American Apparel MacArthur, Maybelline Go Go Green and Essence Walk On The Wild Side.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

My nails are fairly long here (for me, anyway!) and I was itching to cut them down but had planned this mani in advance a while ago.  (It may seem odd to plan in advance for some, but I know what the DD challenges are and some other things I participate in, so I go through all my plates every so often and pull them and gather ideas of what I'm doing to do, say even for mani themes months in advance!) So I had been waiting until they got a good length so that the thumb image from Bundle Monster S153 would fit.  I was in luck as it justtttt fit.  Added accent images from MoYou Literature Collection-08; both images using Funky Fingers Dark Knight.

Bundle Monster BM-S153

MoYou Literature Collection-08

Stamped pinky and middle finger using an image from Delaney Feuillages A001 using MdU 7.

Delaney Feuillages A001.  (I was into a lot of the images on this plate; I used quite a few of them to accent Ms. Cindy on quite a few days!)

Using same image and a clear stamper, placed foliage around the index and ring finger.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Well, I thought I was finished but the next morning I thought adding more gorilla images would be cool, so stamped them on all fingers using same image from MoYou Literature-08.

Did a finish with matte to cut down the glare!

Here's the other ladies Day 3 mani's!

Thanks for looking!

P.S. Immediately after these nails were done, I cut down my nails....too long! lol

P.S.S. I look that that thumb image and all I can see is sad I the only one?

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest; Day 2

This week, the Digit-al Dozen is sharing rainforest themed nails. For day 2, I did these bright tropical floral nails!

Started with a gradient base of Girly Bits Hoop! There It Is, Girly Bits Get Indie Flow and KBShimmer Sarong Place Sarong Time.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped with an image from Delaney Hibiscus 001 using FunkyFinger Dark Knight.

Delaney Hibiscus 001

Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Here's the other ladies day 2 nails!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Rainforest; Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week!  This month's theme is rainforest which wasn't as hard as past challenges thankfully! Here's what I came up with for day 1!

In my head, I wanted to be all matchy-matchy, so started with a base of two coats of OPI Onyx, with an accent of one coat MdU 80.  Yes, it's a stamping polish but I wanted a bright green to stamp on the black that would show up nicely and because I wanted everything to match, it had to be used as a base.  (No, it didn't stain my nails, surprisingly either!) 

The Mdu was fairly thick so waited about 5-7 minutes before top coating but Mdu and KBShimmer Clearly on Top did not like one another still. 

I did the shrink stamper method for the accent of Chez Animaux A001 but it still was on the big side for my nails (and I didn't place it that well).  Stamped other fingers with Chez Floral 004 using same MdU 80.

Chez Animaux A001

Top coated using KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I didn't mind this look but hey, it's Digit-al Dozen week so need to kick it up a notch!  Added a very light coat of ILNP Success on all fingers but accent which gave a really cool look, even though it might not be obvious in these pictures.

Here's the other ladies Day 1 rainforest nails!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Hello, Spring!

Spring....where are you?  We've had oodles of rain and it's a bit on the mild side but overall, it is cool and damp....well like spring, I suppose! But hey, it's May now and we haven't had much nice weather...not lately, anyway.  Maybe if I post this spring mani I did, it might be some good juju!

Started with a base of two coats each of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and Zoya Tilda, no top coat.

Applied a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I had made a couple stamper decals from an image from KADS 023 using acrylic paints.

KADS 023

Before I applied them, stamped using FunkyFingers Gesso using an image from Lina 4 Seasons - Spring 01.

Lina 4 Seasons - Spring 01

Applied stamper decals.

Then disaster struck.  As I moved my hand away from the lighting after taking the last pix, I knocked over a bottle of polish remover, hitting the middle nail on it, which caused a flaw.  I had only made the two stamper decals so didn't have another to fill in, so I just patched it up as best as can be but its obvious in the pix unfortunately. But I soldiered on so added a few dots from Nicole by OPI Bee in the Moment.

Then added a few black to tie it all in using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.

Topped everything off with a coat of KBShimmer to finish.

It was too bad about the fixed up nail but I think these nails were cute anyway!  Hopefully they will bring on the much anticipated spring weather we are longing for!

Thanks for looking!