Thursday, February 23, 2017

Colourful Snowflakes

There is nary a snowflake in the sky today!  In fact, the temperature might reach a record breaking high as it is to soar to at a balmy 18F/65C which is pretty warm for a February in Ontario! We've had these fairly mild temperatures for a few days now; in fact, the hubs was sporting flip flops and shorts when we were out on Sunday and it wasn't even as warm as today....and he wasn't the only one!  But I did these back when we did have snow as I had planned on sharing for the Digit-al Dozen December challenge but ended up sharing others instead.  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of textured skittles; starting at thumb:  L'Oreal Indigo Classic, Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Razzle-Berry, Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Gummy Grape, L'Oreal Skinny Jeans and Sally Hansen Sugar Coat Spare-A-Mint.

Stamped all fingers using Delaney Hiver A001 except ring finger which was MR-01.

It's suppose to get a little cooler over the next few days...and I'm sure the hubs and anyone else who was stupid enough to be out in shorts and sandals will be sick!  I need to see some flakes anyway as I have at least 2 other snowflake nails I haven't shared seems I did a lot of them this winter lol!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Shadow Stamped Roses

I don't do shadow stamping that often as the few times I've tried it, I've failed at lining up the images well and either stamped so far off it's a stretch to be a shadow or exactly on the image and then no shadow at all. It never fails; I go to stamp and just as I press down, the stamper takes on a life of it's own and moves a few millimeters one way or the other and messes up the stamping!  But I did these bright nails right after Digit-al Dozen black week as looking for something a little brighter and didn't do too bad of a job with the shadow stamping this time so thought I would share!  This is what I came up with!

A few polishes that I had my eye at Harlow & Co. were stocked; I knew I wanted to try this Polished For Days Akitla as soon as it arrived; this is two coats, no top coat.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped with an image from Marianne Nails Professional n.11 using FunkyFingers Gesso.  This is all I had initially planned to stamp on my nails but it was just looking too plain to me.

Marianne Nails Professional n.11

So did the double stamping using same image with El Corazon Kaleidoscope 28 which I think was a better decision then leaving it plain.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Decided to add a coat of OPI matte.

I really liked how this turned out; kind of antique or vintage one would find on old wallpaper except maybe it's just a bit too bright! I also think something along these lines might be cool with some cherry blossom stamping when spring arrives!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Family Day!!

It's Family Day here in Ontario and a long weekend too! I've been spending most of the long weekend visiting family and just hanging out with family!  I did these nails last night!

Started with a base of one coat of Essie GoWith The Flowy! then did a sponged gradient using Nicole By OPI Hit The Lights, Summer Brights Coral and Essie All The Wave.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using FunkyFingers Dark Knight using images from MdU Valentine's 3.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Have a great day whatever you may be doing!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Black; Day 5

It's the last day of Digit-al Dozen week with the challenge of black!  I did something totally black; however, this is a fail to me on many levels but I wanted to try to stay true to the theme at least for one mani!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Sally Hansen Big Smoky Topcoat; this is three coats.  A couple comments; I think it applies way nicer with no base. I had applied my regular Duri Rejuvenate and even though lots of time had passed for it to dry, the top coat still applied patchy.  Also, three coats is probably too many for good contrast with the stamping; I did two on Ms. Cindy (aka my test hand) and the contrast is better its just I can't stand VNL on me so did three in an attempt to cover it.  And the attempt still failed as you can see below....

Stamped using FunkyFingers Dark Knight using an image from Chez Feerique 002.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

 Ms. Cindy with two coats; I think the contrast is nicer between the base and stamping.

I really wasn't feeling this too much, so decided to add a coat of OPI Matte.  It was 'OK' but still not my favourite by any means.

When all else fails, add dots!  Still not a great fan of how they turned out but the dots made them wearable at least!  I think I may have liked these better with a black french tip too; just something about VNL on me that I'm not a fan of!

Hopefully you have enjoyed the black challenge this month!  I can say I can now wear something a little bit brighter....even though I wasn't all black all week!  It's still a lot of dark nails for this brights lover!

Here's the other ladies day 5 nails!

Thanks for looking!