Thursday, November 16, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Futuristic; Day 3


I'm a little late with Day 3 of Digit-al Dozen Futuristic theme, so sorry if any one's keeping track!

I have to admit, I got my order of Pahlish Kawaii this week and wanted to put it on immediately.  But I also had to do a Digit-al Dozen mani so I thought, how could I kill two birds with one stone?  Then I seen this image from the plate I've used for the last couple mani's, Creative Shop 29, sitting out on my mani desk still and I thought, that image looks like the opening to a cosmic force, or those time warps you see on TV and maybe, just maybe, we'll have time real time warps in the future. Doesn't that sound futuristic? So everything tied in together and this mani was born!  This is what I came up with!



Started with a base of two coats of Pahlish Kawaii.


This shifty little number was hard to capture in all the pix but you can see the green glow here and there.


This was the best pix I got of the shift on Ms. Cindy!  Try as I might, I couldn't replicate it in exactly the same place on with my posing hand!


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I initially was going to just stamp with the dark metallic green to hopefully catch some of the green shimmer in Kawaii, but unfortunately, the stamping didn't show up that well.  So double stamped the cosmic force (lol) image on Creative Shop 29 using Hit The Bottle Emeralds Are Forever, then FunkyFingers Gesso.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


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




Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Futuristic; Day 2

For Day 2 of the Digit-al Dozen Futuristic theme, I did galaxy nails with someone floating out in space, as in maybe in the future, we might to go space for the weekend like we go to the cottage for the weekend!   Wouldn't that be cool???!! 

Here's what I came up with!


Started with a base of Star Gazer 305; this is three coats.  While it is beautiful, it was still patchy and oh, the tips; I couldn't get polish to stick to them no matter what!  I didn't worry too much about it as I knew I'd be sponging and would make sure they got covered.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.



For my attempt at galaxy nails, sponged on Pahlish Boo-Ya!



Then sponged on Nails Inc. Regents Place, then a little FunkyFingers Gesso here and there.



Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I made a stamper decal using an image from Creative Shop 29.


After cutting out the stars, applied to thumb.


Then stamped using my most favourite star image from the same plate, Creative Shop 29.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


Here's the other ladies Day 2 futuristic nails!



Thanks for looking!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Digit-al Dozen Does Futuristic; Day 1

It's Digit-al Dozen week; this month's theme is futuristic.  As always, the theme is a challenge but I got to thinking, if we already have self driving cars, maybe in the future, pigs really will fly!  You never know, right? There might be some really weird advances in genetics (let's hope not!).

Here's what I came up with!


Started with two coats of KBShimmer I'd Rather Be With Blue, no top coat.


Did a sponged gradient using same base and KBShimmer Sky Jinx.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Made stamper decals using images from Creative Shop 60 and 65.


Then applied them.
 

Creative Shop 65

 



Creative Shop 60



Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.


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




 Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Lest We Forget

Today is Remembrance Day here in Canada; Veteran's Day in US and Armistice Day in UK; the day we remember those who gave their lives and for those who continue to serve so that we have the freedoms and liberties we have today.  Lest we forget.


Started with a base of two coats of Pahlish The Primary Order.


I made stamper decals for the index, ring and middle; images used were Canadian Nail Fanatic 002 with Fig Tree Stamps (middle and thumb), Color Club Flower (pinky) and Marianne Nails n.56 (ring and middle).



Dotted poppies on pinky, then top coated.


Then top coated the entire mani.



Thanks for looking!

(Sorry for awkward hand pose and I hope this is post worthly;  this was Ms. Cindy from mani I did last year and I saved it as inspiration for this year's mani but unfortunately, didn't get around to doing them.)

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Ever After Polish Diamonds Are Forever

I got this stunner at Indie Expo Canada as part of the VIP bag and while I wore it just a couple days after the event, I haven't gotten around to sharing it!  This is Ever After Polish Diamonds Are Forever, an IEC LE.


Started with a base of three coats of Ever After Polish Diamonds Are Forever, no top coat.  I did a quick check of the Ever After site and this polish is still available here.  


Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


I didn't want to cover the gorgeous glitter base so picked this image from DRK-A using MdU 1.


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.



For those of you who didn't know, a date for Indie Expo Canada 2018 has been sent; mark your calendars for June 9 and 10, 2018!

Thanks for looking!



Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Alchemy Lacquers Argentum

While I'd love to do nail art that take three hours all the time, I just don't have the time for that most nights. A lot of times, due to the limited amount of time I have to do my nails as I might only have half an hour or maybe an hour at the most, they are simple polishes and easy stamping and while they turn out good for me to wear out there in real life, they just aren't that exciting for blogging.  (But I share them anyway lol). This is one of those rare times that the basic polish and the basic stamping just clicked and turned out to be a pretty cool mani...in my eyes anyway!  Here's what I came up with!


Started out with two coats of Alchemy Lacquers Argentum, no top coat.  I love polishes like this; the addition of the flakies add interest to the base for stamping with no layering, not having to worry about heavy glitter removal, etc.  


Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.


Stamped using an image from Creative Shop 18 using FunkyFingers Dark Knight.



Creative Shop 18




Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on top to finish.


Thanks for looking!