Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Hello Fall!

Fall colours are just starting to be on display and as the temperature's at night gets cooler, the display will only get better in the upcoming weeks.  I can't wait as it's one of my favourite things to do!  I have quite a few fall mani's to share this season and will be posting them over the next few posts.  Here's one of them now!

Started with a base of two coats of Revlon Commander in Chief, no top coat.

Topped most of the nails with Wildflower Lacquer Fairy Codmother.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using images from UberChic mini:  Hello Fall & Pumpkin Spice (ring and pinky), MoYou Fall in Love 09 (thumb and middle) and MoYou Fall in Love 06 (index).  Used MdU 9, 13, 59, 66, 106 and 107 as well as Painted Polish Midnight Mischief and Blanc Slate (my go to black and whites).

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I took a few different pix of this mani in different lighting and with and without top coat.  Here it is in natural daylight.

Artificial light with a coat of Essie Matte About You.

Natural daylight with matte top coat.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 23, 2021

First of the Fall Mani's!

Somehow, I missed that yesterday was the official start of fall so I'm a little behind in sharing this mani.  It has a lot going on; double stamping, shadow stamping, painted by hand and extra dots and busy; you know I like those busy nails and this is no exception!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Essie Check Your Baggage, no top coat.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Using MdU 9, 46, 66 and 107, stamped images from UC Lovely Leaves (thumb), Maniology M022 (middle) and UC Lovely Leaves 02 (index, ring and pinky).

Using Painted Polish Midnight Mischief, did layered stamping using same images on the ring, middle and pinky and shadow stamped on the ring.  Added more leaves using same MdU polishes and PP Midnight Mishief on the thumb, as well as hand painted some lines in the trunk on the thumb.  Also, the ash (I think they are ash) leaves on the index and ring were big blobs of black from the second stamping on them, so I used the same polishes to give them some colour, then hand painted in some leaf veins.  Finally, added a few black dots on all fingers just to tie everything together.

I did a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish but the polish smear was soooo bad, I cringed looking at the pix and couldn't force myself to share.  But this looks cool; as if they have a coat of matte top coat on them.  

Thanks for looking and I hope you're ready for the deluge of fall manis as I've been doing them for a few weeks now.  I will probably run out of time before I get them all posted with Halloween around the corner but hopefully I'll get a few shared before snowfall!

Monday, September 13, 2021

One of My Favourite Gradient Combos!

This is one of my favour gradient combinations and I went to it again not too long ago when I had no inspiration for doing my nails and I must say, they didn't turn out to shabby considering I had nothing in mind when I sat down to do them!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of Color Club Peace Out Purple.

Did a gradient using Color Club Peace Out Purple, Mrs. Robinson adn Island Vibes.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using image from UberChic UC12-01 using Painted Polish Midnight Mischief.

UberChic 12-01

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Stamped Gradient

This was an easy-peasy mani to do but I loved how it turned out!!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coat of Gosh Tilted Blue, no top coat.

Put on KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Did a gradient using Painted Polish Blanc Slate and MdU 4 with an image from UberChic 12-01.

Finished with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Colourful Skittles!!!

I seen a watermarble on IG by @ghostly nails using this speckled polish and had to order it!  Unfortunately, Familiar Polish doesn't ship to Canada put thanks to a US nail pal, I was able to get it shipped to me.  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a skittle base of polishes:  Color Club Puccini-licous, OPI Pear-adice Cove, Girly Bits Hip Hop Hurrary!, KBShimmer Chick Me Out and Girly Bits Dreaming Tree.  

Topped with a coat of Familiar Polish Bespeckled.

Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped image from Apipila Super Placa H using Painted Polish Blanc Slate.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Here's the mani by @ghostlynails ; hopefully that link works or look up an awesome, colourful watermarble with the speckled on top of it!

Thanks for looking!