Friday, March 23, 2018

Bright Floral Nails!

Another mani appropriate for spring!  Heck, I would wear this anytime of the year (and in fact was sporting this in January 2018!) but I am sharing now as spring has officially arrived!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats China Glaze I'll Pink to That, no top coat.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped with MdU 65 using an image from FUN 26.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Decided to add a few dots for interest; dotted using FunkyFingers Gesso.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Welcome Spring!

It's 12:15 p.m. and spring has officially arrived!  While it's far too cold here for any flowers to be blooming yet, hopefully they will be here once it gets a little warmer!  According to the forecast, it won't be warm for about three more weeks.  In the meanwhile, floral nails will have to do!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.  Then dry brushed with an assortment of polishes: KBShimmer In Yacht Water, KBShimmer Bahama Drama, KBShimmer Hugs and Wishes, KBShimmer Little Boy Hue, Nicole by OPI Hit The Lights, The Kit Smoothie Delight and Painted Polish Stamped in Greenery.

Stamped using an image from Marianne Nails Professional n18 using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.  I have no idea what happened to the middle finger; all I can think of is I forgot to remove the stamped image from the stamp before. Duh! I don't know what I was thinking lol!  I tried to do the brush stroking where I thought the flower would be stamped but that didn't work out all the well on all the fingers.  Maybe just the thumb lol.

Ms. Cindy didn't turn out too badly either; in fact, in some ways, I like it better, especially the thumb!

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

I thought the mani would look cool if it was matted, so after dotting flower centers to change it up a bit, added a coat of OPI matte.

I don't know about you, but I am glad spring is officially here!  I just hope it truly is the end of winter; no more snow!  I guess we'll see!

Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Rocking Shorties Again!

I spent a good part of my weekend organizing my polish space.  I had bought a bunch of organizers and somehow, I snapped a little piece of the corner on my thumb nail.  Well, it should have been expected; opening so many boxes, transferring so many polishes.  Anyway, last night I sat down to file the edge straight. Then I realized that my middle and index were a bit longer than her sisters so filed them down.  And kept on filing. And filing.  And before you knew it, I'm pretty much back to nubs again!  I don't mind it; it gives me a chance to use all those images that don't fit on my nails when they are longer and sure makes typing faster! Not to mention that I love dark colours on my shorties!  Anyway, long or short nails, there will always be stamping on them! Here's what I came up with on my new shorties!

Started with a stamper smooshy base of all Morgan Taylor polishes:  Tokyo A Go Go, Anime-zing Color!, Shock Therapy, Making Waves and Pop-arazzi Pose.  When the smooshy was done, it was a bit darker than I wanted, so I brush stroked here and there with some of the brighter colours.  In hindsight, I probably could have brush stroked the whole base; probably would have been faster and less polish used.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using an image from UC 14-02 using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.

 Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Can you tell I changed up my lighting a bit?  My fingers don't look quite as lobster looking but the glare! Gaaa, it needs improvement!  Once the reorganizing of my space is done, hopefully one of the benefits of doing so will be I'll have a better space for taking pix.  Hopefully!

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  May you find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and then celebrate with a glass of green beer!  

Started with a base of Essence The Green & The Grunge and Paint Polish Celtic Crelly, no top coat.

Added a thin, light coat of Darling Diva GTO on top of the Essence.

Topped with KBShimmer.

Stamped using UC Mini: St. Patrick;s Day (thumb), MoYou Festive Collection-21 (ring) using Mdu 7 and Bunny Nails HD-B (index, middle and pinky) using FunkyFingers Gesso.

UberChic Mini:  St. Patrick's Day

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Thanks for looking!