Thursday, October 19, 2017

Last of the Fall Nails!

I have been loving these fall mani's and could do oh so many more but with Halloween knocking at the door, it's time to post the last of the fall nails.  (One of my neighbours already has their Christmas lights up; I'm like, let's get over Halloween first buddy and then we'll think about Christmas!)  

Anyway, here's the last of my fall nails....unless I decide to throw one in after Halloween as I'm sure we'll still be in the middle of fall here at the rate the leaves are falling!


Started with a base of two coats of Sally Hansen Butterscotch.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped with images from Delany Feuillages A001 on all fingers except thumb which is UberChic Lovely Leaves.  Stamping polishes were MdU 11 and 13, GirlyBits Fire Engine Red and Esmaltes Da Kelly Lili.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


I got some new lighting and would love any feedback you have on these pictures.  Worse?  Better? Not colour accurate?  Too much glare?  Any feedback including the good, the bad or the ugly is greatly appreciated!  It's a work in progress but I am trying!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Fall Leaves!

Fall has finally arrived here in Southern Ontario with cooler temperatures and the leaves are now starting to turn colour.  A little!  I have one or two more fall mani's to share even though I think I could do so many more as I'm just loving the mustards and grungy greens right now!  But with Halloween right around the corner, don't have time for more!  Here's what I came up with not too long ago!


Started with a base of two coats of Rescue Beauty Lounge No More War, no topcoat.  I was lucky to snag this in a blog sale as I had missed it when it was released and readily available through RBL.


Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using MdU 11, 13, 32, 46, 52 and 53 using images from BP L-024 on all fingers, with the words from Delaney Automne 001 on the thumb (that didn't turn out that well, sorry). 


Finished with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Throwback - Day 3

I hope you have been enjoying these revisited mani's for Digit-al Dozen throwback week!  This is my day 3 mani based on a previous Digit-al Dozen mani done back in 2015!


Started with a gradient base of Picture Polish Sunflower, Autumn and Bordeaux.


Stamped using images from Creative Shop 38 (pinky), BM-S241 (ring), MoYou Mother Nature Collection-14 (index and middle), Infinity 146 (fence and crow on thumb) and UC Halloween 01 (tree on thumb), using MdU 2.


BM-S241


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


This mani is based on this mani I did before; this is the blog post!  One of the plates is the same, but it was changed up a bit, as well as used different polishes for the gradient!



Here's the other ladies day 3 mani's!



Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Throwback; Day 2

Here's my day 2 mani for Digit-al Dozen week; I again did nails based on an older mani I had done for a past Digit-al Dozen week and then mixed it a bit.  I love those these turned out even though I wasn't quite sure how the colours would work out...a little on the fugly side but I think they work for fall!  Regardless, I like how this turn out; here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of two coats of Color Club Je Ne Sais Quoi, no top coat.  This seems to be a staple to my fall nails this year; I've wore it so often!


After applying Girly Bits Border Patrol, did a sponged gradient using Color Club Je Ne Sais Quoi, Color Club Tribe and True and SpaRitural Clay, then added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using an image from LS-20 on all nails, then added one from BM-XL204 on the thumb.


BM-XL204



I added a few more geese on the middle and thumb using same BM plate, then finished with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Here's the past DD mani that I updated and the post is here!


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




Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Throwback; Day 1

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canucks!  I'm sorry for posting late; I did these nails well in advance of Thanksgiving day (on Saturday morning as I was going away for the long weekend), but I couldn't get the pictures to upload from my phone yesterday to do the blog post!  I had to get them uploaded to my computer in a very roundabout way so am late!  I'm also using these nails for day 1 of Digit-al Dozen does throwback, as a throwback to Thanksgiving nails I've done in the past!  Here's what I came up with!


(The above nails are without topcoat; the nails below have topcoat - I couldn't figure out which ones I liked best!


Started with a base of skittles; starting at thumb and going clockwise:  OPI Santa Monica Beach Peach, Sally Hansen Butterscotch, SpaRitual Clay, American Apparel Mac Arthur Park and L'Oreal The Perfect Trench.


Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Made a few stamper decals using the base polishes and a couple others.


Applied stamper decals, and also stamped a couple fingers.  Used images from Infinity 65 (thumb), UberChic Lovely Leaves (ring), Delaney Automne 003 (middle and ring) and UC mini Give Thanks (pinky).  Used MdU polishes for index and middle.


Delaney Automne 003




UB mini Give Thanks



Finished with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.  


Here's a past Digit-al Dozen mani that this mani is (loosely) based upon!


I did Ms. Cindy a little different but liked it enough that I thought I would share!  On a base of Sally Hansen Butterscotch, stamped using Delaney Feuillages A001 on all fingers except thumb which is Helen 19.  Used a few different MdU stamping polishes.


Helen 19.



Here's the other ladies throwback mani's!




Hopefully you had a great Thanksgiving weekend!  Thanks for looking!





Monday, October 2, 2017

Fall Leaves!

I've finally gotten around to doing some fall nails...do these look like fall though?  Note sure but it's what I have to share anyway!  These nails were inspired by @clairestelle8 on IG.  Here's what I came up with!


Started with two coats of Color Club Je Ne Sais Quoi.


Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


 Stamped using UberChic Lovely Leaves using Hit the Bottle On The Loose With Chartreuse.


Double stamped using MdU 2 using same image.  (Sorry for the poor cleanup; that's Mdu for you!)


Finished with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


This is probably my most successful attempt at double stamping; usually I stamp exactly right over top the image or its so way off it's a fail!  This time, it hit the right level of shadow...mainly, anyway!



 Thanks for looking!


Friday, September 29, 2017

Moo Moo Signatures Whispering Foliage

A cold front blew in a couple days ago and we have temperatures more seasonal of fall.  While this isn't a fall mani per se, it's about the closest I have to a fall mani to share right now...but hey, to me, it's appropriate for any time of the year!  This mani is one of those rare times I thought to stamp with a colour other than black or white and I have to say, I loved how it turned out!  Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of two coats of Moo Moo Signatures Whispering Foliage, no top coat.


Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped with an image from Creative Shop 26 using MdU 46.  I love, love, love this image...I've used it a few times now although I may not have shared all the mani's!  It has everything (to me!) that I love about a stamping image; image by itself is interesting enough without a whole lot of extra effort like making stamper decal, etc. but it allows the base colour to shine through!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Decided to add a few dots for filler and interest (and you know me, I like my nails busy!)  


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


I've pulled some fall plates and hope to start sharing fall mani's soon!

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!