Saturday, September 26, 2015

Happy Saturday!

Good morning! Welcome to the weekend!

Do you have any big plans this weekend? :) I don't, and that's okay. I need to get caught up on some things, such as getting this post done lol. I've got several manis to show off, so let's get to it!

Summer hasn't given up the ghost here yet, so yesterday's summer color prompt for the 30DoCC was perfect. The base color was Color Club's Meet me at the Rink from the Poptastic Pastel Neons collection, with a coat of Salon Perfect's Kaboom layered over it.

Summer color Inlinkz:

Thursday called for a spring color, and nothing said spring to me more than Lilypad Lacquer Twinkling Tanzanite. This is such a pretty, softer linear holo. I certainly don't wear it enough.

Spring prompt Inlinkz:

The prompt for #watermarblepracticewed was first of fall; it was also the winter color prompt for 30DoCC. I chose colors from OPI fall/winter collections, and really like what I came up with. The colors I used are as follows:

Alpine Snow (base color)
I Cannoli Wear OPI
Anti Bleak
Keeping Suzi at Bay
French Quarter for Your Thoughts

I then matted it with OPI's matte topcoat.

Winter prompt Inlinkz:

Tuesday was a combo for the 52WPNMC and 30DoCC. The first called for dark and grungy/zigzags, the other a fall color. My base color was OPI's Every Month is Oktoberfest. The zigzags are from Vivid Lacquer VL010, stamped in MdU copper.

Dark and grungy/zigzag Inlinkz:

Fall prompt Inlinkz:

Monday was a matte prompt. Instead of matte, though, I did satin. The base color was Zoya Constance, from their NYFW2015 trio. The stamping is MJ XXIX and MdU velvet, which I honestly thought was grey, not purple lol. I used the Zoya Satin Seal topcoat right over the stamping, and it didn't smear!

Matte Inlinkz:

Sunday's prompt was nudes, so I chose to rosy neutrals in a gradient. The colors I used were Zoya Rue, Brigitte, and Madeline.

Nude Inlinkz:

Friday was another 2 challenges in one mani. This was the violet prompt for 52WPNMC and the shimmer prompt for 30DoCC. Colors used were Zoya Giada and Lidia.

Violet Inlinkz:

Shimmer Inlinkz:

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Happy Thursday!

Hello hello!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Thursday afternoon :) The week is almost over, yay! Any big plans for the weekend? My big plans include getting a haircut and color lol.

Alrighty, let's get to the manis! Today's mani is a prompt for the 30DoCC, neon. The base color is China Glaze Under the Boardwalk, topped with ILNP Phoenix. I had to take a crappy, indoor with a flash pic, because it's been raining here since the day before last. I stamped over it with a phoenix image from Messy Mansion MM27, in MdU neon orange. Truly, this pic doesn't do it justice.

Lemme just say, I LOVE MY PHONE!!!!! It takes awesome photos!

Inlinkz to today's prompt:

Yesterday's #watermarblepracticewed prompt was tan/beige. I was worried this could end up muddy, but actually, it turned out nice. The colors I used were Zoya Chantal, Chanelle, and Brigitte over Purity. Satin Seal top coat for the satiny effect.

Tuesday's prompt for the 30DoCC was glitter. It's been a while since I last did a glitter gradient, so I did one. Base color was OPI You're so Vain-illa, the glitter was Rose of Light. I've actually been wanting to use these two together for some time, but only just got the opportunity to.

Inlinkz for Tuesday's prompt:

I've been on a holo kick lately; it seems that's all I've been buying. Not that that's a bad thing, I love holos. Monday was my chance to use a new one :) This is Colors by Llarowe Believe in Miracles, August's PotM. I'm also wearing this on my toes for Teal Toes/Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.

It's not as blue as my photo makes it look; crappy, cloudy weather the day I wore it >.<

Inlinkz to Monday's holo prompt:

It's been a few weeks since I last participated in a Stamping Sunday; they just haven't been interesting choices to me. This past Sunday's prompt was one I finally liked, and I combined it was the vampy prompt for 30DoCC.

This Chanel Rouge Noir with MdU copper and UberChic UC 1-02 stamped over it.

Inlinkz for vampy prompt:

Friday's prompt was orchid. I was going to use Colors by Llarowe Orchids are Better Than Roses Any Day, because that's a pretty orchid, but I picked Dock of the Bay. Similar color, but a different finish.

Inlinkz for the orchid prompt:

And, lastly, Thursday's indigo prompt. Colors used were Zoya Emilia and Ryan, with KBShimmer Rainbow Shield layered on top.

Inlinkz for indigo prompt:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Is it fall yet??

According to the calendar, we're fast approaching fall. With school having started a month ago here, and Labor Day just this past weekend, you'd think we'd be feeling some fall like weather.

Not so! It still feels like the middle summer x.x

Good afternoon!

I find it hard to want to wear fall colors when it's still so hot, but I've been trying! I've definitely veered away from summer brights, though. I think if I wish hard enough, it will finally cool off lol.

I've got lots to show y'all this afternoon, so bear with me. Nearly all of the manis are 30DoCC prompts, with a few other sprinkled in. There'll be a lot Inlinkz, too.

First up is today's #watermarblepracticewed mani, combined with 30DoCC. The prompts I needed to do were incorporating dots and magenta. I just received yesterday the PotM from Colors by Llarowe, Talk to the Hand, so that is my base (since I seemed to sell, or just can't find, my Electra Magenta....). I water marbled over that with OPI Black Onyx and Nail Envy. The dots are KBShimmer Pt Young Thing.

Yesterday was a simple mani. The prompt for it was turquoise, so I chose Zoya Talia with an accent of Muse.

Monday's mani satisfied three different challenge prompts- PAA Mani Monday/florals, 30DoCC/blue, and 52WPNMC/water color. My water color base was made up of Zoya Blu, Yummy, and Sia. The florals were from Bundle Monster BM-716, stamped in MdU navy.

I honestly didn't like the choices for Stamping Sunday, so I didn't vote or participate. I just used a new to me textured polish that I had finally found, SpaRitual Tango. It's such a pretty orange :)

Since I had some running around to do Saturday, I did up a simple mani just to have something on my nails :) Zoya Serenity with Monet.

Friday's mani was very simple, as well. I just wasn't feeling too much nail art last week. This one was Zoya Logan with the Satin Seal top coat.

For last Thursday's mani, I used a new stamping plate. The base color is Zoya Mason. The images all came from Marianne Nails no 58, stamped in MdU silver. Marianne Nails plates stamp very nicely, I highly recommend them :) I also adore faeries, so may need to get the other plates to go with the three I have from MN.

Last Wednesday's water marble was pointed petals, which I also combined the yellow prompt for 30DoCC. I'm quite pleased with how this turned out. I used OPI Unfrost my Heart, Primarily Yellow, and Pen & Pink. It kinda reminded me of pink lemonade.

And, lastly, is last Tuesday's mani. I think it's the most fallish mani I've done so far, and I'm quite impressed with how it turned out. I wasn't quite intending a half moon mani, but that's what happened lol. Colors used were Zoya Burke and Spencer.