Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  All the best to you and yours in 2019!

These are the nails I'll be wearing to ring in the new year!  Pretty fancy nails to be wearing while watching tv in my pajamas but that's OK!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of JReine Cosmetics Goldschlager.  What a stunner! 

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Stamped using CbL Panther Stamping Polish using image from Sugar Bubbles SBS 014.  I really like this look just by itself lol!

Sugar Bubbles SBS 014.

I decided to do some shadow stamping; did numbers using Nicole by OPI Positive Energy using images from Maniology M042.  Used image HD-B on thumb.

Shadow stamped using same images with MdU 2.

Maniology M042

Love!  I know there's a lot happening here and it is pretty blingy especially with holo base then holo stamping polish then silver on top of the gold!  I'm glad I did the shadow stamping to make the numbers and words pop a little better.

Added KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Enjoy New Year's Eve whether you are sitting on the couch watching the ball drop like me or are out and about enjoying the festivities.  Be safe!

Thank for looking!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Sweater Nails

While I've shared all my Christmas and holiday nails now, I do have a few ugly Christmas sweater nails or sweater nails to share; even if they aren't so ugly!  This is one of them; not ugly at all (to me anyway!)  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Cirque Hatch.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using image from Delaney Hiver A001 using MdU 9.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 28, 2018

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!  Hopefully you had a fantastic Christmas and enjoying the holiday season!  

These nails were almost not to be even though I love how they turned out.  So several weeks ago, I made 4 decals on the stamper with the image on the middle finger.  I had been waiting for the time that I sat down to do my nails and was in the mood to do and wear this style of nails (hopefully I'm not the only person like this who has to be in the mood to wear a particular colour or finish or style, etc.  If you are, you get this!).  So anyway, made said stamper decals.  Hadn't been in the mood to do them.  Then maybe two weeks ago or so, I had nails longer than this and one nail had a little snag; before I knew it, that nail was down to nubs and the rest had to follow.  Well, I was in a real predicament for this design  then as these decals really needed longer nails.  Not to mention that I was tying up 5 stampers that were holding the decals.  So I waited a week or so for my nails to grow out a bit and decided a couple days before Christmas that I had to do them as the holiday season was going to be over before I would be wearing them!  So did my nails but then the decals had dried up and wouldn't stick even though the nails were topped with Orly Bonder.  So I had to coax them onto the nail the best I could but had to do some touch ups here and there on a couple of them.  I will have to keep this in mind for the future as I guess I'm used to doing stamper decals that are topped with Sally Hansen Hard as Nails and they are good to apply for a couple years!  These decals made on the stamper and applied direct are made more so to be applied right away so I'll have to keep this in mind and use them up right away.  Anyway, here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of one thin, quick coat of FingerPaints Blissfully Blue, mainly in case the stamper squishy missed any spot.  Then did squishy stamper method using it, and KBShimmer Sky Jinks and I'd Rather Be With Blue. 

Added some brush strokes of Nubar (to be updated) for interest.

Applied decals on the stamper on all fingers except ring.  The plates used were Creative Shop 36 (thumb) and Delaney Hiver A001 (index, middle and pinky).  The ring finger was stamped using image from Maniology M036.

Maniology M036

Added words to ring finger using Maniology M041.  I also stamped snowflake from same image on thumb.

Maniology M041.

I got to looking at my nails and was thinking why do all the trees have snow on them except the one on the index so hand painted in some snow (this is about the extent of my free hand skills!)

Love the thumb imagery!

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

The next day, I got to thinking this might be a mani that looks better with a matte top coat, so applied a coat of My Indie Polish My Perfect Matte.

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas!!!  Hopefully you're having a joyous day with family or friends this Christmas Day!  Regardless of what you do, enjoy the company of whomever you are spending it with and safe travels if you have places to go!  

These the my favourite nails from all I have done during the holiday season!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of OPI Onyx with an accent of Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Can't Beet Royalty.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using image from Powder Perfect-Christmas 1 using MdU 106 for stars, then stamped using  an image plate using MdU 48 for trees.

Powder Perfect-Christmas 1.

Added words from same Powder Perfect Christmas 1 on accent using MdU 1.  Then added random snowflakes from Infinity 75 individually.  Yes, that is 27 times.  

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Added snow using KBShimmer White Here, White Now which finished the mani.

Merry Christmas!!!!!

Monday, December 24, 2018

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

On this Christmas Eve, I want to take the opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas!  I hope you have a fantastic holiday and safe travels if you will be out and about during the holiday season!

Started with a base of two coats each of Colors by Llarowe Santa Baby and Last Harvest with accent of three coats of KBShimmer Holly Back Girl.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped all nails with image from UberChic UC Holiday Jingle using MdU 1 except accent which was Lina Can't Wait for Xmas! 02 using MdU 37.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

 Thanks for looking!  Merry Christmas!!!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Funky Reindeer

Are you ready for Christmas?  I can officially say that I'm done!  Everything is bought, wrapped and under the tree, or packed for family get-togethers over the holiday season.  Even the stockings are filled for the arrival of Santa Christmas morning!  Mrs. Claus was certainly efficient this year lol!

I have these seasonal nails in non seasonal colours to share today.  This was my 'I should be wearing seasonal nails' when I didn't really feel like wearing seasonal nails mani.  But I do love how it turned out; here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of H & M Nail Polish Misty Plum.

Topped it with a coat of Paint It Pretty Polish Baby It's Cold Outside.

Bottle shot of Paint It Pretty Polish Baby It's Cold Outside.  Mannnnnnnnnnnn.  Gorgeous.

Stamped with images from Lina 4 Seasons-Winter 02 with reindeer accents from Ejiubus EJB-03 using FunkyFingers Gesso.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Well, I thought I was finished.  Added dots using MdU 16 for interest.

Topped with KBShimmer to finish.

Hopefully you have been enjoying your weekend. 

Thanks for looking!