Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Is it fall yet.....?

Good afternoon!

I am so ready for fall already. A friend of mine on Face Book had posted a pic this morning that pretty much summed up how I feel; about being ready for hoodies, and pumpkins, and what not. I'm not quite ready for fall colors, I'm still enjoying summer brights, but I could definitely use a serious change of weather lol.

Until that much longed for season decides to put in an appearance here, I'm stuck with summer -_- I'll keep plugging along with my summer bright manis.

Okay, so as it's become my habit, I joined today's #watermarblepracticewed on IG. Today's prompt was petals. I had some difficulty getting my petals drawn, but managed a few. The colors I used were all China Glaze:

White on White
Dance Baby
Lemon Fizz
Bahamian Escape

Topped with Seche, of course.

Yesterday was the tape mani prompt of this week's 52WPNMC. Again, I used China Glaze for this mani: White on White, Liquid Leather, and Fuchsia Fanatic.

Inlinkz to the others:

Monday's mani satisfied prompts for three challenges- PAA Mani Monday (feather), 30DoCC (turquoise), and 52WPNMC (green). Base color was Morgan Taylor Gotta Have Hue. The peacock images were from Uber Chic UC 1-02, stamped in Mundo light gold.

Inlinkz for 30DoCC:

I totally slacked on doing Stamping Sunday, but in my defense, I have absolutely no plates ending in the number 43, so I felt a little less bad for not doing it lol. It was just a simple mani of Zoya Mae.

Black and white was the order of the day Friday. Zoya Raven and Purity were the bases, Mundo black, white, and red the stamping colors. Stamping plates were Handy 39, bornprettystore BP-15, and Sugar Bubbles SB 002.


Last Thursday's mani was kinda fallish with its colors, Zoya Tanzy and Apple.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Happy Hump Day!

Hello and happy Wednesday! How does this day find everyone? It's a pisser of a day here, typical for summer. I'm so over, like, four months ago :P

I have some fun, summery manis to show off, starting with today's cool blue water marble. Today was supposed be the prompt for #watermarblepractisewed on IG, which was neon matte. I nailed the matte, the neon not so much. All the neons I tried last night just didn't want to work, I think my water was too warm. Instead of fighting with them, I chose a few blues and went for it.

The colors I used are all China Glaze:

White on White for the base
Secret Peri-Wink-Le
Bahamian Escape
Electric Beat

Topped with Seche, then matted with Matte Magic.

Yellow was one of the prompts for yesterday's 30DoCC. I recently picked up China Glaze Daisy Know my Name? on clearance at Sally's. Let me tell you, this color is a bitch to get even. Out of all the Electric Nights colors I have, which is almost all now minus Red-y to Rave, this one is the worst application wise. It took me four coats, and I should have capped each layer >.< I sponged on Candy Lacquer Pixel Party, then topped with Seche. Daisy was more stubborn to remove the glitter, even.

Inlinkz to other participants:

Monday was a combined mani for PAA Mani Monday and the 52WPNMC. I pretty much just took one prompt from each and created :) Purple was for PAAMM, swirls for 52WPNMC. The base is Zoya Isa, which is just gorgeous. The swirls were stamped in Mundo turquoise from Jr. 20.


Stamping Sunday's mani was a little more subtle than I intended. The prompt was over a pink glitter base. My base was Zoya Eden and Harper. Stamped over that were images from Marianne Nails 58 in Mundo copper.

Last Friday's mani was just last Thursday's Skittle mani with holo stamping over it. The Skittles was created with China Glaze colors:

Lemon Fizz
Gaga for Green
Sweet Hook
Dance Baby
Electric Beat

The holo stamping was done with Color Club Beyond. The kitties and butterflies were from DRK A3, which is just recently released.

This mani also fit the holo prompt for Saturday's 30DoCC.

That Inlinkz:

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Happy Thursday!

Good afternoon! Is it Friday yet? XD

It's been a long, stressful week, and it's because of the wonderful electronics that are supposed to make our lives easier. Yeah, right lol. I'm about ready to chuck the lot of them out into traffic, it's been that kind of week.

I do have pretty manis to show, though, so let's get to them! Today's mani was for the 52 WPNMC challenge. I actually to redo this one because I hated how it looked when I got up this morning. The prompts were stripes and/or pastels. The pastels part I liked, it was the stripes that I hated. I ended up with just a pastel Skittles mani that might get stamped with something for tomorrow lol.

All the color I used were from China Glaze, and all but one were the Electro Pop collection. They were-

Dance Baby
Sweet Hook
Electric Beat
Gaga for Green
Lemon Fizz

Crappy indoor because crappy weather outside :P

And the Inlinkz to the other bloggers:

Wednesday was two challenges combined in one mani. One for the #watermarblepractisewed on Instagram, and one for the 30 Days of Colour Challenge. The water marble prompt called for negative space, the 30DoCC prompt I picked was neutral.

As much as I love the negative space look, I don't like it on me, so I cheated and did a "naked" base of Zoya Taylor, which also fulfilled the neutral prompt. I water marble over Taylor with Darcy, Thandie, and OPI Nail Envy.

I really like how this looked, I just love neutrals and brights paired together.


I'm ridiculously proud of what I came up with for the ANS challenge this week, denim nails. They're very 80's, but that's what I was going for. The base is Maybelline Styled Out, which is from their denim inspired line. The neon studs are from Born Pretty. The stamping was VL-3 from aliexpress in MdU Barbie.

Monday's mani looks a little fallish, but I just love the two colors I used together. Base colors are Zoya Oceane and Autumn, with MdU copper and MJ XXIX stamped over Oceane.

You know I love a when I use it two days in a rows, because Oceane was a base in my Stamping Sunday mani, along with Trixie. The prompt was circles. Pet'la Geomatrix and MdU silver for the stamping. I matted the stamping with Zoya's matte topcoat for the matte for the 30DoCC.


No mani for Saturday, but an obnoxiously bright, textured one for last Friday. I used China Glaze for this, Toe-Tally Textured, Home Sweet House Music, and Point me to the Party. I really thought that HSHM would toned down TTT, but it didn't. 

Last Thursday was a prompt for the 30DoCC. I kept it simple and just did the flakie one. Colors used were Zoya Kimber and KBShimmer Rainbow Shield.

Last Wednesday's water marble prompt was holo. I couldn't bring myself to marble with any of my precious holos, so I marbled over. The holo I used was ILNP Black Orchid, with China Glaze Dance and OPI Nail Envy for the marble.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

A lot of catching up to do!

Good afternoon!

Sorry for being MIA; I tots blew off blogging last week because the lazy days of summer so caught up with me :P Because of that, I have a lot to show y'all today, so let's get to it, shall we?

First up is today's mani. It's for the 52 Week Pick N Mix Challenge. I chose to do only one of the prompts because, to be honest, I didn't want to do the other lol. So here is my aqua mani. Three coats of Zoya Rayne with Mundo lime and Uber Chic UC 1-01 stamped over.

Inlinkz to the other bloggers:

Yesterday's mani was for the 30 Days of Colour Challenge, metallic and/or gradient. My colors were China Glaze Dandy Lyin' Around and Meet me in the Mirage.


Stamping Sunday's challegne was using a plate that ended in A-M. I don't own hardly any plates that end in letters, so I just went with the first letters :) The base is a gradient of China Glaze New Birth, Kinetic Candy, and Aquadelic over White on White. Double and triple stamped with Vivid Lacquer VL019 and Mundo black.

So very proud of that one!

The Fourth of July was Saturday, and I chose to do Friday's 30DoCC that day instead. The prompts were glitter and/or patriotic. I'm not really happy with how it turned out, but it's what I came up with on short time. Base colors are Zoya Dream and Blaze, stamped over with Mundo white and Vivid Lacquer VL002 and VL-02 from aliexpress.


I didn't work Friday, but I did go shopping and catch some great sales, so of course my nails were done :) I did a splatter with all China Glaze colors: Liquid Leather, Wait 'N Sea, Treble Maker, That's Shore Bright, and Let the Beat Drop.

I'm not really sure where I was going with Thursday's mani, but I like what I came up. I used OPI's The Berry Thought of You and I Sea You Wear OPI. The glitter is TNT from Formula X for Sephora. I did use a white undie with Berry, it was Put a Coat On! from OPI.

Last Wednesday, I took part in a water marble challenge that's going around Instagram. The prompt was patriotic. Wasn't happy with how half of my mani came out but I wasn't redoing it lol. Colors used were Zoya Purity, Sooki, Ling, and Trixie.

Last Tuesday's mani fulfilled prompts for both the 30DoCC and the 52WPNMC: Skittles, stamping, and pastels. The base colors were most of the Color Club Poptastic Pastel Neons:

Feathered Hair Out to There
'Til the Record Stops
Meet me at the Rink
Diggin' the Dancing Queen
Disco's Not Dead

Stamped over them was Mundo navy and Emily de Molly EDM03, then matted with Wet 'n Wild's matte topcoat.

Inlinkz to both:

I don't remember entirely what last Monday's PAA Mani Monday prompt, but I do know patriotic was in there. I did up a patriotic splatter for it, using OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Red Hot Rio, and Road House Blues. The stars were picked out from Pure Ice Freedom.

Stamping Sunday was....... something I don't remember, because I didn't do it. Instead, I did a mani that was inspiration by another. I honestly don't remember the person's name, but I wanted to be clear mine was inspired by hers. Base colors were China Glaze Liquid Leather and White on White, over which I added Point me to the Party. Over the white nails, I stamped images from UC 1-01 and 1-02 in Mundo black. This was also for the glitter prompt for the 30DoCC.


Took a break that Saturday, so nothing for that, but I do have a Textured Friday mani. These are China Glaze In the Rough and OPI Wharf! Wharf! Wharf!.

Almost done! Two manis to go! This next one was the navy prompt for the 52WPNMC. The navy was OPI Light my Sapphire, paired with OPI You're So Outta Lime! over Put a Coat On!. Mundo nabu and UC 1-03 stamped over the accents. I actually really like how this one turned. Another that I wasn't sure where I was going with.


And lastly, the shimmer/silhouette prompt for the 30DoCC. I used my most precious child, OPI Santiago Sangria, as the base. Stamped images came from Messy Mansion MM50 and Handy 47, stamped in Mundo black.

Whew! All done!!