Monday, April 23, 2018

Earth Day Nails!

I'm a little late for Earth Day, sorry!  For some reason, I really thought it was April 24th and had set aside some plates that have the Earth Day words and the world and other appropriate images but didn't realize until the actual day (April 22nd) when I seen people posting on IG, etc.  that it wasn't the 24th after all.  So I'm going to use these oceanic nails for my late Earth Day nails!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a gradient using Zoya Pixie Dust NYX, Liberty and Waverly.  I think this is just one or two presses down with the sponge; coverage was great!  Probably the fastest gradient I've ever done! Now I want to do more gradients using these Zoya Pixie Dust polishes!

Stamped using images from Moyra Plate 29 - Waterworld.

I hope you had a great Earth Day on this amazing planet we live on!  Hopefully, it will be around for millions and millions of more years for future generations to enjoy!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Great Lakes Lacquer Winter Solstice Sunrise

This stunning Great Lakes Lacquer embodies a couple of my favourite polish things: flakies and blue!  Then I did stamping and dots which is a couple of my favourite things to do when doing my nails (busy stamping and dots as often as I can); when you put it all together, this is what you come up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Great Lakes Lacquer Winter Solstice Sunrise, no top coat.

Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped with an image from Marianne Nails n.22 using MdU 80.  I love this image but it might be too busy for the polish in that it covers up more of the base than I would have liked.

Marianne Nails Professional n.22.  Loving this plate too; I've used it a bunch of times now!

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Added a few dots for colour and interest; topped with KBShimmer Clearly on top to finish.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Picture Polish Forget Me Not

I love this bright blue mani with the bold contrasting lines; I did this way back in September 2016 and cannot believe I haven't shared yet!  If I recall correctly, these were the nails I wore for Polish Con 2016 in Chicago; I remember doing my nails right after packing on Friday afternoon and they were just dry to the touch as I went out the front door!  Here's what I came up with!  

Started with a base of two coats of Picture Polish Forget Me Not, no top coat.

Topped with top coat.

Stamped using an image from Marianne Nails n.46 using FunkyFingers Gesso.

Added a metal stud on accent.

Topped with top coat to finish.

Thinking back, what a great weekend that was!  Well, except the 11 hour drive to Chicago and the 9 hour drive home.  The time difference accounts for leaving Friday night in rush hour traffic and our lovely random vehicle check by customs on our way into US.  The check wasn't the issue or the reason so much for the delay.  The delay was mainly due to a van full of priests that had locked their keys in their vehicle and every custom agent was going to their aid to try to get one of their doors open.  So everyone who was having a random vehicle check had to wait until they were finally on their way.  I guess they had something more important to attend to, more so that the group of us waiting on the customs agents to have our vehicles inspected!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Stars and Confetti!

These were nails I was going to share for Digit-al Dozen indie love challenge but didn't!  Not that I don't love them; in fact, I love this amazing top coat from an indie polish maker; Polished For Days.  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Morgan Taylor Anime-zing Color! no top coat.

Topped with a coat of Polished for Days Confetti.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.  These photos unfortunately do not do Confetti justice.

Stamped with an image from BP-64 with FunkyFingers Gesso.  All the nails are using the same image; I just mixed it up how I stamped each finger (which is one of my favourite things to do to give the nails a little bit more interest!).


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Try as I might, I couldn't really capture the awesomeness of Polished For Days Confetti until the next morning, when I was outside and in kind of overcast conditions.  These pictures show it so much better than the artificial lighting.

Thanks for looking!