Wednesday, April 6, 2016

So damn busy!!

Good afternoon, and happy hump day!

Ugh, so, yeah, been pretty busy lately. I was sick the week before last, then trying to play catch after that. This week, things seem to be settling down a little bit, finally. Lots of catching up to do! Let's get started!

First is today's mani, which I am so proud of. It's for this week's #watermarblepracticewed prompt, over a gradient base. This is the first time I have done this, and I really like how it turned out. I only did accent fingers, because I just didn't have enough time last night to make a whole mani out of it. Here's what I used-

China Glaze-
      White on White
      Splish Splash
      Hang Ten-toes
      Orange You Hot?
      Matte Magic

OPI- Nail Envy

Wet 'N Wild- Black Creme

Yesterday's mani was for #clairestelle8april water prompt. I chose to do a sunlight on water look, and CbL Amoebas Contain Tiny Spacemen was the perfect base for it. The stamping came from Sugar Bubbles 021, stamped in MdU sky blue.

Monday's mani was for three different challenges, PAA Mani Monday and two other IG challenges. The prompts were mint/pink, pastels, and dandelions. In last week's nail mail, I got the color I used for my base. I absolutely had to have when I saw the name. It's called Mint Chip, from Cirque Colors, which is my favorite kind of ice cream, as well mint/chocolate candy. I had to really scramble to find a dandelion image; turns out, I only have one lol, and it's one Nailz Craze 01. Stamped it in MdU barbie, then matted with Wet 'N Wild matte topcoat.

On Sunday, we went to see the replicas of Columbus' ships, the Nina and Pinta. It was so cool, I love doing this sort of thing. The weather was beautiful, and it was just a great day :) On my nails was the beautiful Cyngus Loop from ILNP. I could not capture all the colors it shifts through, but I managed a few.

Last Friday's mani is already posted, so on to last Thursday. I did an IG challenge prompt that day, which turned out more subtle than I intended. My base color outshone my stamping lol. The prompt I did was cherry blossoms, so for my base, I used ILNP Dream Girl. Such a beautiful color! The cherry blossoms that don't show up very well, are from Bundle Monster 716, stamped in MdU chocolate.

I flubbed last week's #watermarblepracticewed prompt. I was supposed to use a charm or gems or some 3d stuff for it, but totally spaced it when I topcoated. Here's what I used, it was all OPI-

Alpine Snow
I Manicure for Beads
Spare me a French Quarter?
Suzi Skis in the Pyrenees

This also came out darker than I was planning, but I kinda liked it :)

Last Tuesday, I had an impulse to used one of my beloved Crackles over a neon base. I know, I know, not everyone likes them, but I do, so deal :P I started with a gradient, neon base, then added the Crackle once it was dry. I used the following China Glaze colors-

White on White
You Drive me Coconuts
That's Shore Bright
Lightning Bolt

For last week's PAA Mani Monday, I did the prompt black, and took some liberty with it. For my base, I used the super bright, ultra glowy Pink! Rock Candy by Glisten & Glow from the March 2016 Holo Hookup box. This pink is ridiculously gorgeous! I stamped black butterflies over it from Lesly 120 in MdU black.

That Sunday was Easter, so I had to egg nails, of course, and this fit with all the Easter themed challenges I had that day. The base was DIFFERENT dimension Blue Raspberry Airhead, and I stamped over that with Messy Mansion 08 in MdU barbie.

The previous Friday's mani has been posted, so on to that Thursday. That was a challenge prompt day, prompt being chicks. That was the weeks I was sick, so I didn't do many fancy manis. OPI Show us Your Tips for the base, with the chicks stamped in MdU yellow, from Messy Mansion 08.

I skipped out on that week's #watermarblepracticewed prompt, and chose to do an Easter bunny one from a different challenge. I bought the new Winstonia plate, A Very Bunny Day, and got it the week before that one. This gave me the chance to try out the fine, bunny images. The blue bases were OPI Rich Girls and Po-Boys and China Glaze Don't Shallow. I used MdU navy for the stamping.

That Tuesday's prompt was Easter eggs. I chose to a gradient with Easter egg-like designs stamped over them. The gradient was nice. I used China Glaze colors for it-

Sweet Hook
White on White
Girls Just Wanna Have Sun
Don't be Shallow 

And Zoya Tiana

The stamping could have been straighter, but I dealt with that. No, what pissed me off what MdU Mexican pink smearing, as usual -_- Not that they looked horrible but I knew. Oh, the plate I used was the new Winstonia.

And, finally, that Monday's mani. It was a combined challenge mani, one of them being Easter. This had a gradient base, using CbL High School was Rough Man and Fair Maiden Now & Later. The stamped images were from Winstonia 212, stamped in MdU silver.

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