Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Digit-al Dozen Does Mythical Creatures; Day 2

Continuing with mythical creatures challenge for Digit-al Dozen week, today's mani has these cute little unicorns with bubble accents (which make no sense in how they relate to unicorns except I thought they were cute!).  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a stamper smooshy base of a bunch of brights:  KBShimmer Sarong Place Sarong Time, KBShimmer Leggo My Mango, KBShimmer In Yacht Water, Girly Bits It's Hoop To Be Square, Girly Bits Get Indie Flow and Nicole by OPI Hit The Lights.  In case you think it's a little subdued if you are familiar with all those polishes, it's because I did the first stamp on my right hand, then used the remnants of the stamp on the left for a more pastel look.

Wanted to add magical fairy dust to these unicorn nails, so added a coat of Sally Hansen Diamonds, then topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Added images from B. Loves Plates B.00 Rainbows and Unicorns.

Stamped using Funky Fingers Dark Knight.

 Finished with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Here's the other ladies day 2 mani's!

An InLinkz Link-up

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Digit-al Dozen Does Mythical Creatures; Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week and this month's challenge is Mythical Creatures.  When I sat down to do this mani, I knew the image I wanted to use and the plan was that this would be Lock Ness Monster-ish for mythical creatures.  When I actually looked at the image, it was cuter than the pictures I've seen of the Lock Ness Monster but I still wanted to use it so this is more Caribbean Sea Monster than Lock Ness Monster.  But maybe this guy has been seen off the shore of Jamaica or Bahama's, who knows!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of OPI The I's Have It.

Did a sponged gradient using OPI The I's Have It, Morgan Taylor Don't Touch Me, I'm Radioactive and Morgan Taylor Deja Blue.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Made stamper decals using images from Apipila Super Place A.  Image outline is Painted Polish Stamped in Greenery, and filled in with MdU 11 and 13.

Added CND Creative Play Express Ur Em-oceans at the tips to mimic glistening water.

Stamped thumb using Infinity 75 (sun) and Infinity 52 using Funky Fingers Dark Knight.

Stamped on ring using same image from Infinity 52.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Here's the other ladies Day 1 mani's!

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day!  Whether you are spending time with the one that you love, or your Valentine is you, whatever you are doing, have a great day! 

I know the day can be just another day to a lot of people, but the holiday lover in me likes to do mani's for all the holidays so here is a final Valentine's Day mani!  Again, not very traditional but hopefully you like it! Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of Different Dimension (Blue) Da Ba Dee, OPI The I's Have It and Rimmel Blue Eyed Girl.  Two coats except the Different Dimension which is three.

After wrapping the tips again on the glitter, added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I had made stamper decals using accent nail polishes with images from XY-J27 (middle) and MJ JR-1 (thumb); stamped them directly on the nail.  Stamped image from MoYou Festive Collection-20 on thumb. And yes, the image was small enough and placed that I did manage to stamp the "s" in Valentine's but it's not obvious due to hand placement but it's there!  


MoYou Festive Collection-20

Did gradient stamping using Moyra SP05 and Funky Fingers Gesso using image from XY-B07 (acrylic plate) for index and ring.

Finished with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Oodles of Hearts for Valentines!

This is about the most traditional Valentine's Day mani that I'll be sharing this year and it's not very traditional at all!  I had more traditional type of nails planned but just ran out of time to do them (and for some reason, thought Valentine's Day was later in the week!)  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of El Corazon Confetti 530, Painted Polish Stamped in Clay and OPI My Wish List Is You.  

I waited about half an hour before stamping in order to give the El Corazon time to dry.  Stamped using images from Konad 22 (pinky), Marianne Professional n.21 (thumb), Sugar Bubbles SB 032 (middle) and MJ JR 1 (ring and index).  Double stamped the hearts on the middle image.Used Girly Bits Fire Engine Red stamping polish and FunkyFingers Dark Knight.  Unfortunately, I could not get any clear stampers to pick up the image on the thumb, so had to resort to my regular go to semi squishy but didn't get it placed that well.

Konad Square 22

Marianne Professional n.21

Topped all fingers except middle and thumb with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.  Sorry for awkward hand pose but was trying to get right angle for the stamping on middle finger to be visible.  Hopefully it is clear enough!

Thanks for looking!