Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Contrary Polish Looking Up

One of my must have polishes from the September 2017 Polish Pickup was Contrary Polish Looking Up. Even though I'm just sharing this mani now, I wore it soon after I receiving it.  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats of Contrary Polish Looking Up.  

Topped with a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped with images from Apipila p.01 (dots) and Apipila p.02 (waves) using FunkyFingers Gesso.  My intent here was some simple yet effective stamping but with enough voids that you could see the shimmer and flakes in Looking Up. 

Finished with a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 15, 2018

Winter Snowflakes!

It a snowy day here today; lake-effect flurries all day and then calling for heavier snow late this afternoon into evening.  I was searching through my archives and found this snowflake mani from December 2016.  This is still very much my style and appropriate for today so thought I would share; here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of two coats each of Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Red My Lips, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and Sally Hansen Celeb City.

Added two coats of FingerPaints Of Quartz You Can over the OPI.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped with an image from Lina 4 Seasons-Winter 01 (no note of stamping polish and too long ago for me to remember!)

Lina 4 Seasons-Winter 01

Stamped the thumb as well with same image (not that well apparently lol)

Added a couple accent studs, then topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

I personally am not a fan of this mani; it's OK in theory but the middle finger just looks off; shouldn't have put the FP top coat on it and it would have matched a little better. It's OK, just not a favourite!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Digit-al Dozen Does All That Glitters; Day 5

It's day 5 of the Digit-al Dozen all that glitters challenge!  I hope you've seen some of the other ladies mani's during the week; there has been some fabulous and creative nails posted!  This is my day 5 mani; it was sheer accident how it came to be.  I was going through a box of polishes looking for another polish that I had ordered in the fall, and as I was wading through them, these two were sitting side by side like just an inspiration that they were meant to go together!  The funny thing is the polish that I used for a stamping polish isn't even a stamping polish but when I seen them together I thought, hmmm, I'm going to try to use it as the colours go so well together!  And it worked pretty good, there's even itty bitty glitter in it which is how these nails came to be for day 5!  Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of three coats of Salon Perfect Icy Haute, no top coat.

Added a coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using an image from FUN 21 using Missha Crystal Polish HBR01.  This is a regular polish, holographic packed with fine glitter in clear base but so packed, it would be opaque in a couple coats.  I sampled this with other images; the lines have to be fairly thick to pick up well due to the fine glitter in the polish.  This image from FUN 21 worked out well!

FUN 21

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

When I was searching for some loose glitter for this weeks challenge, I rediscovered these coil copper studs and think they go perfect with these nails!

I blew up a couple of the nails to show that yes, there is glitter in these nails to make them challenge appropriate! Hopefully you can see some peeks of holo too in the stamped image; in real life, it was obvious!

It's not often these type of polishes stamp well due to that fine glitter but the stamping turned out great!

Love this picture!

Here's the other ladies day 5 mani's!

An InLinkz Link-up

Hopefully you have enjoyed this month's mani's....thanks again for looking!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Digit-al Dozen Does All That Glitters; Day 4

I'm hoping this mani hits the all that glitters theme a couple ways....1) snow (and snowflakes) glitter in the sun and 2) the glitter in these stunning polishes!  Here's what I came up with for day 4!

Started with a base of two coats each Pahlish Sample Batch Blueberry Pie with accent of Pahlish Oogie Boogie.

Topped with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Stamped using an image from UberChic Christmas-01 using MdU 1 and 73.

Decided to double stamp/shadow stamp the accent nails but they didn't line up nearly as well as I wanted.  I obviously need more practice! I contemplated double stamping the other nails with the navy stamping polish but decided to leave it as is.

Added a final coat of KBShimmer Clearly on Top to finish.

Here's the other ladies Day 4 mani's!

Thanks for looking!