Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Hello, Summer!

Hello Summer! Summer has officially arrived so I'm sharing these summer themed nails!  This is the first time in a long, long time that I've done any nails that require more effort than a simple stamp as I've just been either painting my nails or painting with a simple stamp for over a year now as my nails get over their issues, so it felt really good to get back to nail art that is more than a single stamp.  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Zoya Gigi, Essie Feelin' Just Lime and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Make stamper decal for the thumb using UberChic 9-01 and MdU 80, then did layered stamping on the ring and index using CjS-182 with MdU 29, 37 and 80, and then layered stamped pinky using image from UberChic UC Let's Get Lost using MdU 37, 80 and Painted Polish Midnight Mischief, and then stamped middle using same UberChic plate using MdU 37.

UberChic UC Let's Get Lost


I wanted to show these polishes and stamping polishes because I always think it's cool when there is a stamping polish that matches a base polish so well as it really makes the mani come together.  Here is the Essie Feelin' Just Lime beside MdU 80 and Zoya Gigi beside MdU 37.  I think they were a pretty good match!

Added a few watermelon seeds using CjS-182 and Painted Polish Midnight mischief on the index finger.

Finished with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

 I don't think I did too badly considering I haven't did more than simple stamping in over a year but can see lots of room for improvement.  The layered stamping wasn't that tight on the index finger but I think it adds some interest!

Have a wonderful summer!

Tuesday, June 13, 2023


If you've been here for a while, you'll know that I love to do daisy mani's with Lina 4 Seasons-Spring 2 and like to mix up the look with different colours and accent stamps.  I seen this daisy looking image on another plate and it made it's way into my shoppping cart and I received it not too long ago and sat down to do another daisy mani using it.  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coars of Essie Gel Couture Cut Loose, no top coat. Oh man, I do love this shade of blue!

Topped with a coat of Polished for Days Fire Rainbow, no top coat.  This is my favourite flakie topper and I'm so happy I have a few back up bottles of it now so I can use it more often!!

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

QL 70

Stamped lines with image from Creative Shop 182 Basic using MdU 68, then stamped using QL 70 using Painted Polish Blanc Slate, no top coat.

Dotted floral centers using Painted Polish Stamped in Starfruit.

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

 While I like these daisy images, I don't like them quite as much as my go-to daisy Lina plate, but it was a nice change and I'm sure I'll do lots of mani's using them.  Although I do have to say, these look like sunny side up eggs to me! LOL!

Thanks for looking! 

Monday, June 5, 2023

Pride Month!

 I did these nails for Pride Month last year but didn't get around to sharing them so thought I had better ensure they got posted this year.  I have a couple others to share too; hopefully before the end of the month!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, three coats and top coat. Stamped with an image from Creative Shop 211 using MdU 4, 11, 13, 39 and Painted Polish Stamped in Royalty. 

Topped with KBShimmet Clearly on Top. 

Added words on the ring using Painted Polish Midnight Mischief from the MoYou London What The Plate Collection-02.

MoYou London What The Plate Collection-02

Thanks for looking!