Saturday, December 26, 2015
Christmas is over past us, and we have just New Year's left! It's been a busy, stressful holiday season this year, but I won't bore you with the deets. I have lots of manis to show, so let's get to them!!
This is my simple, but simply stunning Christmas Day mani, ILNP Juliette. I fell in love with this color with the first swatch that Barbra at ILNP previewed. Have I mentioned that I am obsessed with rose gold? Lol, yeah. This has the Precious Metals finish with a sprinkle of holo. My pic doesn't do it justice, it's just so beautiful.
Next is my nails for Christmas Eve. That was actually our family gathering, even though hubs and I had my parents and grandma over yesterday for Christmas dinner. The base was CbL Blue, Blue Christmas, which just screamed to have snowflakes stamped over it. Snowflakes are from Infinity Nails 79 and Winstonia Have a Merry Christmas! plate, stamped in MdU black and silver.
Wednesday's #watermarblepracticewed prompt was holiday of choice. I went with just a general, festive look, or at least what I thought was a festive look. It started with a base of OPI Kyoto Pearl because I wanted a little more depth to the water marble. The water marble was created with all the Color Paints. I didn't really have a pattern in mind, because I wanted a stained glass for the end result. The cathedral windows are from Messy Mansion MM01, stamped in MdU black.
I thought it looked pretty cool, if a little trippy lol.
For Tuesday, I did the 30DoCC challenge a day early, since it was set for Wednesday. The prompt was just Christmas, so I chose to do Christmas cookies. The base is Colores de Carol Gingerbread Cupcakes, and is very appropriately named. That's what is looks like. It's a pretty color. I stamped little gingerbread men from 5 different plates in MdU pinon. The plates were-
Winstonia Have a Merry Christmas
Marianne Nails 62
Chez Delaney Xmas 001
Monday's 30DoCC was snowmen. I used My Little Glacier from ILNP, which was one of my birthday gift, and Cold Fusion. I really wish I had had better light to show off those two, but the weather just hasn't been the best. The "snow" is from UberChic 1-03, the snowman Winstonia 120. Both are stamped in MdU white.
Stamping Sunday's challenge was Merry Christmas. I figured that meant the words, Merry Christmas, needed to be somewhere, so that's what I did. The base is CbL Peacock Parade, which isn't quite as blue as my photo makes it appear. The stamping images I used came from Handy N1, MdU Christmas 2, Infinity Nails 79, and Chez Delaney Xmas 001, stamped in MdU silver.
Last Thursday's 30DoCC prompt was silver and gold. The silver and gold was great, and I should have left it at that because the stamping was a flop. You can barely see it -_- The silver was OPI This Gown Needs a Crown, the gold was OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby. The ornaments are from Chez Delaney Xmas 001, and were stamped in MdU silver on one, gold on the other.
Silver and gold Inlinkz-
Last Wednesday's water marble prompt was inspired by snow. The water marble was created using Zoya Seraphina, Blu, and Dove over Purity. I added gradient stamped snow from UberChic 1-03 in MdU white and light blue.
Last Tuesday's 30DoCC prompt was holly. The base was ILNP's unbelievably gorgeous Cherry Luxe, also part of the Precious Metals finish. The holly is from Chez Delaney Xmas 001 and stamped in MdU dark green.
Last, but not least, is last Monday's IG challenge prompt, winter wonderland. The base Is Zoya Crystal. You can't have a winter wonderland without first have snow and snow flurries :) Those images came Sugar Bubbles SBS 06 and Chez Delaney Xmas 001, and were stamped in MdU silver and white.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
I know I'm a little late in posting last week's 40 Great, but, well, busy lol. BUT here it is!
The base was DIFFERENT dimension 50K, created for her hitting 50K followers on IG. I stamped images from Mundo de Unas Christmas 2, Handy N1, Sugar Bubbles Special 02, and Chez Delaney Xmas 001 in MdU silver.
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Monday, December 14, 2015
Hello and happy Monday!
Sorry for the lack of posting. I've been very busy, stressed out, and not feeling well since Thanksgiving. I'm hoping things will slow down just a little this week. Here's what I've got to show you :)
Last Friday's mani was a 30DoCC prompt and an IG nail art challenge prompt. One was candy canes, the other Christmas candy. This is what I came up with. The base is OPI Kyoto Pearl, to have that pearly finish that old fashioned Christmas candy has. The candy cane like swirls are stamped in MdU red and green, and are from Winstonia 216.
Candy cane Inlinkz-
Last Thursday was my birthday, so I had do something more "me" instead of festive. The colors were definitely seasonal, but then I've always loved blue and silver together :) The base color was Et Tu, Brute? from Cupcake Polish, which just happened to be the first one I own. This beautiful polish was gifted to me by a wonderful friend I met on FB <3 The butterflies are from one of my favorite stamping plates, Messy Mansion MM42, in MdU silver.
The water marble prompt for last Wednesday's #watermarblepracticewed prompt was a bit of a challenge this time. The prompt was poinsettias, and I had to really think on how to achieve this. I really didn't want any white in there, even to outline the petals, so I decided to a red on red look. The base is KBShimmer Whole Lava Lovin'. To create the water marble, I used Zoya Asia, so it would show over Lava, and OPI Nail Envy. Some nails even got double water marbled, something I've never done before, but you can't really tell. The "centers" were dots done in Zoya Darcy.
Last Tuesday was another two challenges combined; this time, it was hot chocolate and reindeer. My base color for the whole mani was Zoya Emilia. I stamped reindeer sweaters on three fingers on each hand, and lemme tell you, that was a bitch getting two of them straight. The sweater images were from Marianne Nails 53, and the single reindeer was from Handy N1, stamped in MdU bones. On the other fingers, I used a dotter to create "marshmallows" and OPI Angel With a Leadfoot for a mug of hot chocolate look.
Hot chocolate Inlinkz-
Last Monday, I combined the PAA Mani Monday prompt, red/green/white only, with 30DoCC prompt, wreaths. Base colors were Zoya Aspen, Amal, and Veruschka. The wreaths were stamped in MdU green, and were from MdU Christmas 2.
Last Sunday, I kept it simple, because we had family visiting from out of town. It was just Ashes to Ashes, from Amy's Nail Boutique, who seems to have disappeared =\ That sucks, because I love this polish.
The previous Friday, that day's 30DoCC prompt was ugly sweater nails. I had a hard time intentionally doing ugly nails, but this was my result lol. Essie Mint Candy Apple was the base color. For the ugly sweater image, I used one from Marianne Nails 53, stamped in MdU tutti.
Ugly sweater Inlinkz-
And my final mani for this post. It was simple; Zoya Iris and Loredana.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Good morning and happy Sunday!
Things have been rather crazy and stressful since Thanksgiving; I'll have a post up tomorrow with my other manis, but for today, here is yesterday's 40gnai prompt.
My mani was inspired by one done up by Narmai. The base color is Zoya Blu. Glitter gradient was done using Morgan Taylor Fame Game (China Glaze Glistening Snow dupe!!!). My snowflakes were stamped, not freehanded like hers lol, using Infinity Nails 79 and MdU white.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Got a quick little post for y'all, with this week's 40 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt :) My art prompt, to go with the glitter or flakie topper, was simply just accents, so I combined it with a challenge I'm taking part in on IG. It's #clairestelle8dec if you want to take a peek.
My base was OPI Give me Space, which is gorgeous by the way. This may be my next pedicure color lol. Over that, I added a coat of KBShimmer Dark Matter. My accents were snowflakes, for the other challenge, which were from Chez Delaney Xmas 001, stamped in MdU light blue.
I'm kinda in love with this mani. It turned out sooooo beautiful.
Glitter or flakie topper Inlinkz-
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Here are this week's mani for you :) First up is today's #watermarblepracticewed prompt, inspired by food. I picked one of my favorite seasonal treats, peppermint bark. OPI Alpine Snow was the white base, the marble was created with My Vampire is Buff and Suzi Loves Cowboys, dots are Red Hot Rio; all three are OPI also. Mattified with OPI's matte topcoat.
Tuesday's mani didn't turn out how I planned it. What resulted was this: Base color was Colores de Carol Valor, which is her color of the month for November. The snowflakes came from two plates, Infinity Nails 79 and Chez Delaney Xmas 001, stamped in MdU white and silver.
You can't really see the holo because if the crappy, cloudy weather we had yesterday -_-
For PAA Mani Monday, I chose to do both prompts glitter gradient and silver. The base color is OPI I Cannoli Wear OPI, the glitter gradient is Shine for Me. I really liked how it looked :)
Sunday was my first Chritmas-y mani of the season. Used for this mani were KBShimmer Holly Back Girl and Zoya Quinn. White doves were stamped over Quinn from MdU Christmas 5 plate and MdU white.
For Thanksgiving, I kept it simple. I was not feeling well that day. I used Colors by Llarowe Cornucopia and nine zero Turkey Coma. I think that they went well together.
And, last but not least, is my turkey feathers water marble for last Wednesday's #watermarblewedpractice. Base colors was Zoya Purity. Feather colors were Demetria, Darcy, and Taylor,dots were Nyssa.