Friday, December 2, 2016

Fall Leaves

I know I said I wouldn't post any more fall manis but I did these a couple weeks ago when I thought there was a fall challenge in a nail art group I belonged to so did them....only to discover when I went to post that the challenge had already passed and I felt it was too late to post them!  Derp!  So thought I would share them now anyway!  

Started with a base of two coats of Nerd Lacquer Some Bastard Who's Presumably Responsible; shown with no top coat.

Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped with an image from UberChic Lovely Leaves.  I was going to leave it like this as wanted to highlight the base polish but decided to add some more stamping.

UberChic Lovely Leaves

Added some more leaves using a different image from the same UberChic Lovely Leaves plate.  Stamping polishes used are MdU 7, 46, 53, Girly Bits Fire Engine Red, Moyra SP 03 and Kiko 323 (brown for the tree trunk).  

Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly ton Top to finish.

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Digit-al Dozen Does Birthday's; November 2016

It's time to celebrate the November birthday's in the Digit-al Dozen!  This month, Marisa, Carmina and Serene are celebrating so Happy Birthday ladies!  This is a drip marbling; it is the first time that I've ever tried this method and I do have to say that while it seemed intimidating at first, it was wayyy easier than real water marbling.  In fact, I may never do a traditional water marble again after this easy, peasy method!  This is what I came up with based on the inspiration photo which is below!

Inspirational photo!

The concept is you drip drops of polish onto a plastic lid kinda all together, then when you have all the colours added, you lift the lid and tilt it back and forth until the polishes collide and you get the desired effect you are going for.  Wait about an hour or so (I dried mine overnight), then peel the polish off the lid and apply them like a stamper decal.  So I picked 11 different polishes that I hoped were close to the colours in the inspiration photo. I lined them all up together for dripping the polish.

So this is what it looked like when I dripped the polishes; some are side by side, others are drop into drop into drop like water marbling.

After I tilted the wet polishes back and forth, it looked like this.

And here's the end result of five different lids!

I picked parts of the blobs to use for each nail hoping to get something close to the inspiration mani!  The blobs are applied like a stamper decal, so you put a coat of clean directly on the nail, when the clear is tacky, apply it to the nail. Some nails, I was pretty good for size and didn't have much cleanup; for others, I used the tool with the sharp edge to cut away the polish design from the nail.

 After cleanup, applied a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on top to finish.

Here's the other ladies mani's!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Picture Polish Mossy

Hope you are having a great week; sorry to have not posted all week but I had a busy week and then started a massive blog sale so most of my time has been devoted to it!

Here's a mani I did a few weeks ago and absolutely love using piCture pOlish Mossy!

Started with a base of two coats of piCture pOlish Mossy.  Man, I adore these piCture pOlishes that have this holographic flaky effect...such a nice added extra as the base yet they still come off as easy as a creme!

Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I've been trying to remember to stamp with a colour other than black or white so picked this mustard yellow looking stamping polish; MdU 46.  The image is from NailMatinee 07 and I used the clear stamper head from Girly Bits (and still messed up a finger!).  Added a couple dots using dotter for contrast interest.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Thanks for looking; enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Digit-al Dozen Does Colour Contrasts; Day 5

This is the final mani for the Digit-al Dozen contrast week and my favourite of the bunch; this is using red and green which are true contrasting colours!  I didn't want to do Christmas nails....too early even for this theme loving gal, so came up with strawberries!

Started with a base of two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and OPI I STOP for OPI, which is 3 as it is jelly and squishy and I wanted to have full coverage.

Make some stamper decals using images from UberChic 9-01 using OPI I STOP for OPI, Mdu 48 and FunkyFingers Dark Knight.

UberChic UC 9-01

Applied the stamper decals.

Stamped the thumb using an image from UberChic UC3-03 using FunkyFingers Dark Knight and MdU 48, then top coated everything off with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I wasn't liking that some of my decal wasn't sitting down that flat on the middle so decided to add a few dots for interest/coverage/filler, then topped one last time using KBShimmer Clearly on Top.  (I also did some brush touch ups here and there where needed like some of the strawberry seeds were missing on the middle image, touched up one on the thumb.)

Here;s the other ladies day 5 colour contrast nails!

An InLinkz Link-up

So that's it for another week; hopefully you had a chance to check out every one's colour contrasting mani's which were fabulous as always!

Thanks for looking!