Saturday, October 31, 2015
Good morning and happy Halloween!
Do you have any plans tonight? We sure don't, and that's just fine :) I'm not big into Halloween, so we don't usually do much, if anything, for it. We also don't have too many kids in the neighborhood, so don't get much in the way of trick or treaters, since they usually go the mall.
Anywho, obviously this week's 40GNAI prompt is Halloween. Not that I haven't been doing, or wouldn't have done, Halloween manis :P I actually had five different challenge groups with this prompt lol, but this is what I did for this particular one.
The absolute base colors for this mani were Zoya Raven and Arizona. Arizona got two layers of SoFlaJo Spider Funk over, then topped with Seche. Raven was topped then stamped over with MdU white and Winstonia Haunted House, then another coat of Seche. I thought it was cute, and really like it :)
Friday, October 23, 2015
I have this week's prompt- which is green, orange, and purple. The nail art prompt I got was water colour. All colors used are China Glaze, starting at the base of White on White. The water colour colors are all from the Ghouls Night Out collection- Lady and the Vamp, Ghostess With the Mostess, Drink up Witches, and Looking Bootiful. Matte Magic for the matte topcoat.
Green, purple, and orange Inlinkz-
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
So, I'm finally feelin' a little Halloweenie. It's not my favorite holiday, but I try to get into the spirit of it anyways. I've got a few Halloween themed manis to show you, plus a few others :)
The first one up is today's #watermarblepracticewed prompt. It called for a water marble over a radial gradient. I had a "brilliant" idea of using stippler sponges for the gradient, and it really seemed to help me. Anyways, I started with a base of China Glaze White on White. The radial gradient was created using Lady and the Vamp and Looking Bootiful from their Ghouls Night Out collection. The starburst water marble was created with OPI Black Onyx and Nail Envy. First pic is left hand, second is my right.
Now, today was also a prompt for 30DoCC, but I bumped it to yesterday, since there wasn't a way I could incorporate both in. The prompt for was Breast Cancer Awareness. Base color was Zoya Genesis over Purity (because I thought that might help with Genesis's streaking.....). The stamped images were from Messy Mansion MM42 and Bundle Monster 321 and 324, in MdU fiusca.
Monday was also a 30DoCC prompt, a fall gradient this time, as well as PAAManMonday Halloween critters/characters. I've been drooling over some gradients I've seen recently, created from the ILNP multichrome flakies. I decided to try my hand at one, and I was just blown at the awesomeness of it. My gradient consisted of Glory, Phoenix, and Atlantis, over a naked base (meaning I used no base color). The bats were from Bundle Monster H08 and the Winstonia Haunted House plate in MdU black.
Fall gradient Inlinkz-
I skipped Stamping Sunday, because I haven't been voting for the challenges. They haven't really inspired me =\ Since I had some errands to run Saturday, I slapped on a color, Emily de Molly Great and Small. Pretty color! I'm such a sucker for periwinkle :)
Already posted Friday's mani, so on to Thursday. It was a challenge prompt day, but I seriously wasn't feeling it, plus I didn't want to stamp over my base color. It was a new to me indie brand, Colores de Carol. She had run a sale at the end of August, and I picked up Jasper. It's a rose gold holo, another color I'm a sucker for at the moment. The holo is a little subtle, but I love it!
Last #watermarblepracticewed's prompt was Breast Cancer Awareness. All the colors I used were from Zoya: Purity, Shelby, Reagan, and Margo.
The prompt for last Tuesday's 30DoCC was pink glitter. The glitter I used had pink in it, even though it wasn't made up entirely of pink glitter :P The base color was Take me to Your Tribe and the glitter was Escar-go to France, both from Morgan Taylor, as was the Matte's a Wrap.
Pink glitter Inlinkz-
And last Monday's PAAManiMonday offering. One of the prompts was spiderwebs. The base color was ILNP Homecoming. Spiderwebs and spiders came from Nailways A-NW00016, stamped in MdU white and red.
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Good evening! How is your weekend so far? Mine's pretty decent. Went and got my hair trimmed this morning, and bought a pretty outfit at Target, something that didn't happen much before.
This week's 40 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt was geeks. That's a broad range of ideas. I've seen some pics of things I hadn't thought of. I went with a video game geeky thing, and chose one of the best video games ever, Pac Man :)
The base color was OPI Alpine Snow. All the stamping images were from Handy 31, in MdU black. Pac Man and the ghosts were filled in with colors from the Color Paints collection, Landscape Artist, Pen & Pink, Turquoise Aesthetic, Primarliy Yellow, and Chromatic Orange. I jacked up the stamping a little, but still like how it looked overall.
Monday, October 12, 2015
I know it's rather early yet, but I got motivated this morning to get my post up. So grab your coffee and get comfy :)
I've definitely been feeling fallish lately; now, if the weather would be more fallish, too, that would just be great. Yesterday's mani absolutely screamed fall. It wasn't what I originally had planned, but when the polish showed up on my doorstep Saturday, I had to get it on my nails stat.
DIFFERENT dimension Let Your Gourd Down is like pumpkin pie a bottle. That's exactly what I thought when I pulled it out the box. I could almost smell the pumpkin pie! And it's a linear holo! I had ordered another pumpkiny polish a few weeks ago, but it's more the color of a pumpkin than pumpkin pie. Let Your Gourd Down is gorgeous, and it's my first DD, and I'm very happy with it. I stamped over with MdU pinon and UberChic UC 1-02.
Friday's mani was posted that day, and nothing for Saturday, so on to Thursday! I had been dying to get Zoya Cinnamon on my nails. Its name is misleading, it's not cinnamon colored; it is, in fact, a beautiful bronze that's unique in my collection. I used Cinnamon as the base for my 30DoCC prompt that day, leaves, and for the Advanced Nail Stamping prompt, what fall means to me.
One of the things that fall means to me, is leaves changing. Even though we don't get that here in south Florida, it is one of the things that I always associate with fall, and I love seeing photos of the different colors. I chose to do a stamping gradient, something I haven't done in a long time, over Cinnamon. The leaves are from Messy Mansion MM23, using the MdU colors sunflowers, reddish, and brown.
It doesn't happen very often, but I do create a mani that I kinda hate. Wednesday's mani was one of those. I had imagined it so much better than it turned out, and by the time I finished it, I couldn't change it. It was the denim prompt for 30DoCC, so my base was Styled Out from Maybelline. I stamped over index, middle, and pinky fingers with a lacy image from Apipila P.2 in MdU reddish. I added little fimo flowers and rhinestones to thumbs and ring fingers. I remember why I don't use fimo slices anymore my nails are too curvy -_-
Tuesday's mani was kept simple, and I love how it turned out :) It was just Zoya Ember with Tomoko for accents. Zoya hit it out the park with Ember. It is has that glowy quality to it that we all love and expect from Zoya fall/winter collections. I really surprised myself in wanting Ember, since it's an orange leaning red, but it looks pretty good on me.
I love Monday's mani, it's very Halloweeny to me. The base color is ILNP Purple Plasma, which is beautiful on it's own. I stamped over it with MdU black and UC 1-02 (I love this plate!).
This mani was both the 30DoCC prompt, floral, and PAAManiMonday, black and purple. Nailed it!
I also love Sunday's mani, even if it's a little hard to see it. It was the Stamping Sunday prompt, plate number (or ending in) 27. I think I have just one 27, so that's what I used. First, I applied my base color of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, then did a Saran Wrap mani with I Cannoli Wear OPI and KBShimmer Pt Young Thing. After that, I double stamped with the icicle images from Messy Mansion MM27 in MdU silver.
Friday, October 9, 2015
Good evening! Happy Friday!
Here is my offering for this week's 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge prompt, teal. First, why did I wait so long to get ILNP's Fall Semester?! This polish is gorgeous!! Second, please see first :P This is two coats of Fall Semester, a coat of Seche Vite, fake water spotting images from Vivid Lacquer VL009 in MdU black, and another coat of SV. I say fake water spotting, because obviously I stamped it. I just can't get water spotting to work for me.
Teal prompt Inlinkz:
Saturday, October 3, 2015
Good morning, and happy October!
Wow, I can't believe we're in the last three months of the year; time seemed to really fly O.o The new month brings about new challenge prompts from the challenges I participate in. I'll be doing separate posts for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge prompts, and dedicating my normal weekly post for the others :)
Today's mani is the pink ombre prompt for the 30DoCC. All colors used for it are Zoya colors, and are- Purity, Sweet, Rooney, Reagan, and Margo. Three coats each with a coat of Seche Vite.
Pink ombre Inlinkz:
Yesterdy's mani was posted last night, so on to Thursday's. The prompt that day was gold. Since it was the first day October, I added a touch of Halloween to it. Base color is Love.Angel.Music.Baby from OPI. I stamped black kitties, paw prints, and cat's eyes onto the gold from Messy Mansion MM50 in MdU black. Re-satined the whole mani with Zoya's Satin Sealer topcoat.
Gold prompt Inlinkz:
Wednesday was swatcher's choice, as well as #watermarblepracticewed (starburst pattern prompt). I just used my water marble for the 30DoCC. This was my first time doing a starburst pattern marble, so it took some practice to get it nice. My left hand didn't turn out very well, but my right did, so that's the one you'll see lol. I used ILNP Honour Roll for the base color (which I kinda regretted....), and marble with OPI Alpine Snow and Nail Envy. Topped with Seche Vite.
Swatcher's choice Inlinkz:
For Tuesday, the prompt was my favorite color. Anyone that knows me, knows that this is blue :) I combined that with one of my favorite things, butterflies, and this is the result. Base color is Zoya Sia, then 2 coats of ILNP Ice House, stamped with Messy Mansion MM42 in MdU Silver, and topped with Seche Vite.
Favorite color Inlinkz:
Monday's prompt was the color of my socks; well, I didn't wear socks on Monday, so I just did something else :P OPI Jinx
And Stamping Sunday. The prompt for Stamping Sunday was lacy lace, and for 30DoCC it was the color of my eyes. This is Zoya Estelle, stamped with MdU silver and aliexpress VL-3.
Eye color Inlinkz:
Friday, October 2, 2015
I've got a quick little post for you tonight :) October has brought about new challenges. As the title implies, the new challenge I'm participating in for the new year is called 40 great nail art ideas. Each week, participants will post their designated prompts.
This week's prompt was called hobbies. I have many hobbies, but limited ways of creating a mani with one lol. I chose to do reading, because that's something I've loved to do since the 6th grade. I didn't always have a love for reading, mainly because I did poorly in school for a few years. Once I got into it, though, I didn't look back.
The base of this mani is a Saran Wrap mani, with OPI's You're so Vain-illa and My Vampire is Buff. The stamped images are from Messy Mansion MM24, stamped in MdU navy and brown. Matted wtih OPI's Matte topcoat.
Inlinkz for the hobbies prompt:
If you want, you can take a peek at the Pinterest board on the left side of my blog :)