Monday, August 31, 2015

Time to catch up again!

Hello, and good afternoon! I hope your Monday is going well :)

So, it's time for me to catch up again. Things just got hectic around here last week; then, when I wanted to post, my USB cable for my phone wouldn't connect -_- Had to wait until today, but here it is!

Today's PAA Mani Monday prompt was water marble/waterfall. Of course, I chose water marble. This also knocks out the same prompt for the 52WPNMC, yay! This water marble was directly inspired by another member of PAA, so credit goes to Lo Figuero :)

Colors used were Zoya Willa, Prim, and Haven, and OPI Nail Envy. Zoya's matte topcoat to matte it.

Inlinkz for the 52SPNMC:

Sunday I didn't have anything on my nails, because I didn't go anywhere :P But Saturday was my nephew's birthday. My thumbs, index, and rings were done with KBShimmer's Funky Cold Patina. The water marble accents were Zoya Serenity and Cecelia over Tiffany.

Friday was Michael Jackson's birthday, so I had to do a mani for that. Both colors used were from Colors by Llarowe's MJ Tribute collections. They're the only two I own, Thriller and Smooth Criminal. I created a gradient with them, my first holo gradient, I might add lol. The stamped images came from the Chez Delaney MJ plate, stamped in MdU white.

I did a little TBT last week, breaking out my black Shatter. I layered it over OPI's Get Cherried Away. I think I'm finally ready for some fall colors, because it certainly reminded me of fall.

#watermarblepracticewed's prompt last week was fishtail braid. I think mine was more of a fail, but I had to try. The colors I used were Zoya Sia (OMG I love this blue!), Nana, and Neely over Purity.

Last Tuesday was a dotticure. All colors were OPI-

My Boyfriend Scales Walls
Suzi has a Swede Tooth
My Dogsled is a Hybrid 
Get Cherried Away

OPI's matte topcoat for the matteness.

For last Monday's PAA Mani Monday, the prompt was August birthday symbols. I chose to do a peridot colored mani, using Zoya Jace and Stassi.

The previous Saturday, I had a memorial service to attend for a dear friend. I didn't want anything too flashy, but not completely boring either. My base color for this mani was KBShimmer Pt Young Thing, which is a goregous silver holo. I stamped over that with roses from BBF19 in MdU black.

That Friday's mani, I'm not sure where I was going with it lol. Looking back at it, it feels kinda unfinished, but I wasn't sure what else to do with it. It was a Saran Wrap mani with Zoya Kristen and Skylar. I like the look, I just think it needed something else....

And, lastly, that Thursday's main. It was a MATTE ALL THE FLAKIEZ!! day. The base was OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay with ILNP Kaleidoscope layered over it. OPI matte topcoat to finish it.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sorry I've been away!

Good afternoon!

Sorry for the lack of posting for two weeks. I unintentionally took a break last week, because I was dealing with the death of an old, dear friend. It shook me up pretty bad, because he was my age and I had known him for two-thirds of my life. Very sad =\

So, now I have a back log of manis to show y'all. Grab your favorite drink and relax, and let's get started!

I have two manis featuring the same colors, today's and last Wednesday's. Yes, they're both water marble for the IG thing lol. I finally picked up the OPI Color Paints, minus Silver Canvas (because I have plenty of silvers....), and I really like them! They marble well, but I do need to try them for a gradient.

Today's prompt for #watermarblepracticewed was swirls. My swirls are definitely not..... swirly swirly, but I tried! I used every Color Paint color over Unfrost my Heart, also from OPI. Sorry for the crappy pic, I had a really hard time trying to capture this mani. 

Yesterday's mani was a prompt for the 52WPNMC, pale pink. I absolutely adore how this turned out! These were all OPI colors, also. Pink Friday, Worth a Pretty Penne, and Rose of Light. I did a gradient of Pink Friday and Worth a Pretty Penne first, then added Rose of Light.


For Monday's PAAManiMonday, I want something a little vampy. One of the prompts was summer fruits, so I went with it. My base color was OPI Black Cherry Chutney (get it....?). The stamped cherries were from Sugar Bubble 002, stamped in MdU Barbie.

Stamping Sunday has been suspended until next month, so I just picked something. I hadn't used Darling Diva Blue Diamond in quite a while, so that was my base. I picked an image from UberChic UC1-02 and stamped it in MdU silver.

No Textured Friday last week, because I had no new textures to show you :( I did have a new holo, though, Colors by Llarowe Pirates of Penzance. It's not super holo-y, but it is a pretty, glowy red with a subdued linear holo.

For last week's 52WPNMC, the prompt I picked with hot pink. Enter in Zoya Hayden.

It is brighter than my pic shows.

Inlinkz for that week:

Now for last Wednesday's water marble prompt, diagonal stripes. This was probably the easiest water marble I've ever done :P As I said earlier, all the Color Paints were used for this.

I didn't realize until last week I hadn't yet used Zoya Selene in a mani. On my toes, yes, but not on my fingers. I quickly rectified that. This is Selene with butterflies from UC 1-02 in silver.

I regard last Monday's PAAManiMonday a fail for me. The prompt I picked with pink and gold. It looked so much better in my head than on the nail, I should have stuck with my original idea -_- This is Zoya Brooke with China Glaze Tarnished Gold.

Last Sunday was the last Stamping Sunday prompt, inspirational words. I chose happy :) The base is Colors by Llarowe Meet me Over the Rainbow Bridge. The images are from Messy Mansion MM50 and UC 1-02, in MdU black.

And lastly, my last Textured Friday mani. This is Free Fall from Formula X for Sephora.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Happy Thursday!

Good afternoon! I hope the day finds you well :) Yay for the week being almost over! It seems like it's been a long one, or it's just me lol. Maybe I need a vacation!

Anyways. Here's my offering of manis to you, starting with today's 52WPNMC prompt, tie dye. I didn't do tie dye, per se, more a tie dye look. I created a vertical gradient using  crellies I have from the China Glaze Electric Nights collection. This was done over a white base, of course, and topped with Seche Vite. Colors used are as follows:

White on White
Glow With the Flow
Home Sweet House Music
Daisy Know my Name?
Treble Maker
DJ Blue my Mind

Inlinkz to the other participants:

For yesterday's #watermarblepracticewed, the prompt was over a glitter base. I had recently repurchased OPI DS Titanium, mainly because I felt I gave it an unfair boot. I layered a coat of it over OPI Incognito in Sausalito. For the water marble, I used Nail Envy and My Dogsled is a Hybrid.

I actually really like how this looked :) Topped with Seche Vite.

Tuesday, I tried a new to me Zoya, Ginger. Okay, this not the color I envision with a name like Ginger, but Zoya has a habit of doing that. Ginger is what I would call tiger lily orange, and is similar in finish to Zoya Lianne. Ginger was surprisingly opaque in 2 coats, where Lianne takes 3. I stamped over Ginger with Mundo brown and UberChic UC 1-01. Looks kinda fallish, but I liked it.

Monday was just a stamping over of Sunday's mani, which was ILNP Float On. Omg, I just love this color, it's so gorgeous, and it was opaque in two coats! I haven't tried to stamp with it yet, but I bet it would. Stamped over it is Messy Mansion MM42 in Mundo mint.

I apologize now for the less than sharp-ness of the stamped pic XD

I had a new textured polish to try out last Friday, yay!! It was Marine for Formula X for Sephora, from the Sea Glass collection. Love the color, it's so pretty. Marine is an oddly smooth textured polish; the longer I wore it, the more I thought it should have been topcoated, but I don't topcoat textures. They usually eat topcoat. Marine was opaque in two coats, and was easy to apply.

Last Thursday was the last prompt of the month, and for a month or two, of the 30DoCC. One of the prompts was grey, which is what I picked to do. For that, I used Zoya Temperance, which I hadn't used yet. This is a pretty grey with a pinkish shimmer to it. Reminded me a bit of an OPI, but I can't think of it. Temperance did fine with just two coats.

And Inlinkz to the last prompt: