Monday, December 11, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does My Home: Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week and our theme this month is my home!  But before we get to the nails, the Digit-al Dozen has some exciting news to share as we have added new members who are uber talented and they will be starting to share their mani's either this month or in January 2018!  Welcome Tiffany from Polish and Paws, Kim from Kimmett Kolor, Brethil from Druid Nails, Courtney from Polished Lifting, Michelle from Lacquer or Leave Her, Kirsty from Fairy Tales Nails!  Please watch out for the ladies mani's and be sure to check out their blogs....if you aren't already following them already which you probably are!

Here's my day 1 nails!  Home is Canada and (sorry to my other international nail pals) but I live in the best country in the world (although I have a feeling everyone will think the same for their home country lol)!  It's no secret I'm a proud Canadian and there is no better feeling when you've been traveling to get back 'home' to Canada!  As winter is upon us here in Canada, I've done a winter snow mani with hidden Canadian additions to tie it into the theme!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of red and white skittles (the official colours of Canada!) using OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and Duri Taming of the Shrew.  Both are two coats with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using images from Delaney Hiver A002 (middle), SugarBubbles SBS 08 (pinky and ring) and Delaney Hiver A001 (thumb and index).  Used Konad red and FunkyFingers Gesso for stamping polishes.

Delaney Hiver A002

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.  (Did you see the red maple leafs on the pinky and thumb?  Stamped from CJS LC-08.)

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

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Funky French Flakes!

Did you get your bottle of Cirque Coronation at the recent flash release?  I was able to snag a bottle and my order recently arrived but I was more anxious to wear this lemming than Coronation!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Cirque Storm King, no top coat.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped with an image from Ejiubas EJB-03 using FunkyFingers Gesso.

Went for a funky french look by sponging Girly Bits White Rabbit at the tips.  It was hard to get the thin scattered look I was going for as White Rabbit is crock full of glitter but I did try to sponge it on lightly as I could!

Finished with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I really like the simplicity of this look!  

Hope you're having a great day and thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Swirly Snowflakes!

I have always liked the look of dark colours on shorties, so decided to go with this lightly shimmered navy on my newly shortened nails.  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of Icing My Date With A Royal; this is three thin coats.  The polish is fairly thin and it took the three coats for good coverage.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using an image from Ejiubas EJB-03 with FunkyFingers Gesso.  (Please excuse the tip of the nail on the index; the capful of acetone that I use for cleanup spilled all over my nails and the index finger took the worst hit; just mangled up the stamping at the tip of the index mainly.)

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, December 4, 2017

Snowflake Sweater Nails!

Yes, it's that time of the year again; time to share all the snowflake and Christmas mani's!  I have a few snowflake mani's done but haven't eased into Christmas nails yet; it just seems a little too early!  I cut down my nails over the weekend; they seem painfully short (I even filed the index more after this as it just seemed a tad too long even in these pix) and I think its been a while since they've been this short!  I know they will grow back but they just seem sooo short right now!  Anyway, long or short nails, hang nails or not, I'm still doing my nails and this was the first mani I did with my new shorties! Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Rise and Shine Nail Lacquer Skyline Drive, no top coat.  This was part of the September 2017 Polish Pickup offerings and I love me some flakies so had to have it!  This is my first ever Rise and Shine Nail Lacquer polish and I do have to say I had no issues with application or removal. Two easy coats, it leveled fine and removal was a breeze!  

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I decided I was going for that holiday sweater look and thought the flakies lent to the textured look of a sweater.  Stamped with MoYou Festive Collection-31 using FunkyFingers Gesso. (And even with the clear stamper, still didn't get the thumb image centered well.  Grrrrr!)

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish..

Thanks for looking!