Thursday, November 20, 2014

Happy Wednesday!

Hello, hello! Good afternoon!

It's been a busy last few days, but I finally got a day off during the week so I could edit some pics and get them posted!

First up is a challenge mani, the theme splatter nails. I've tried splatter nails before, and the result was a hot mess. I didn't really have time for what I had in mind, so I settled for a stamped splatter..... only to realize that the plate I thought I had, I don't, so I had to use something else. This is the result.

Two coats of Zoya Genevieve (which is much bluer on my nails than in the bottle), followed by a coat Seche. The "splatters" are from Pueen 62, and the colors are MdU Fiji and Fantasy. Excuse the crappy pics, until today, the weather had been awful for taking pics outside. If I had known these were gonna turn out like this, I'd have taken them inside -_-

The indie polish world has practically exploded with collections of flakies, that to which I haven't been immune. I adore flakies, and wish that I could get them all. While I wait to hit the Powerball, I had to content myself with a preorder for two from ILNP. Seeing all the soon to be released flakies definitely put me in the mood to use mine :)

Thus, Tuesday's vampy flakie mani. It started with 2 coats of Zoya Anja, then a single coat of Zoya Chloe. Topped with Seche, and you know I had to matte that, and I did with Zoya's matte topcaot. Zero regrets :)

Again, absolutely craptastic weather when I took these pics Tuesday.

I think it was early last month or late September that Zoya released their Fall 2014 trend guide. In it, they show what was hot on the runways and how to achieve these looks. I plan on creating each one at some point, and have done so twice already. Monday's mani was the second.

It was a simple tape mani. The base color was two coats of Zoya Monica, then a coat of Seche. Using Scotch tape, I taped off my nails at angle and applied Zoya Sansa, removed the tape, and topped again. Done!

And now, my fave mani this week (so far)! This week's Stamping Sunday challenge was leadlighting. Basically, you're using an image that is filled in with jelly polishes, to create a stained glass look. I've done this once before, and admire most that I've seen.

My base color was 2 coats of OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls and a coat of Seche. The stamped image came from Messy Mansion MM42 and was stamped with MdU black. The jelly polishes were Zoya Frida and L'Oreal Miss Pixie. The glitter accent was 2 coats of OPI's Comet in the Sky. Everything was topped with Seche.