Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Nail Challenge Collaborative-Flowers by Butter London

Finally!!!  Last of the flower theme.  I bought some new Butter London's this week.  I couldn't wait to try them out and I still had a few untrieds in my Butter London stash so I opted to do my last design using all polish and no acrylic paints.  I used the following....

Flowers-Primrose Hill Picnic, Molly Coddled, Fruit Machine, HRH and Pimms.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Nail Challenge Collaborative-One Stroke Flowers

I have found the perfect nude polish for me.  This is Barry M Lychee as a base.  I used some acrylic paints to add some flowers on the top.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Nail Challenge Collaborative-Double Stamp Flowers

I worked on some business cards for a co-worker this week and really loved the design.  I decided to try and duplicate the colors and design on my nails.  It actually came out pretty good.  This is Milani White on the Spot as a base.  I used Bundle Monster plates to make some vines in Barry M Key Lime and then some flowers using ManGlaze Royal Matterimoaning.  It looks like wallpaper.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Digit-al Dozen Does Tape Manis-Sheswai Duo

Sadly, this did not photograph as well as it looks in person.  I used Sheswai Stoned as a base.  I used saran wrap to add Sheswai Totally and then taped off a triangle and painted on Totally around the outside.  No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't get a good pic.  I loved the combination of the two colors though.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dgit-al Dozen Does Tape Manis-Berry M Gradient

Today's post is short and sweet.  A simple gradient using Barry M Gelly polishes in Prickly Pear and Green Berry.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Digital Dozen Does Tape manis-Barry M Gradient

I am totally loving all the Barry M Jelly Polishes.  They are so shiny but opaque very quickly.  For this mani I used Barry M Key Lime and Blue Grape to do a gradient and then a reverse gradient on top of striping tape.  It came out pretty cool.  Sadly, I am going to work today with one hand like this and the other with only the initial gradient.  It still looks cool but incomplete.  I just ran out of time.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Digital Dozen Does Tape manis-Holo Grid

This is simple yet time consuming but it was my favorite of the bunch this week.  This is Enchanted Polish's Marge's blue Beehive topped with Zoya Ibiza.  I love the blue holo peeking through the grid.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Digital Dozen Does Tape Manis-DS Hearts

Sad to say, this is not going to be my week.  I really was disappointed with everything I have done so far.  For some reason, I felt very uninspired.  Maybe it's the constant back and forth between sweltering heat and pouring rain.  I just couldn't get into my groove. 

Today's tape mani uses OPI Suzi's Hungary Again and OPI DS Couture.  I used the tape to make one heart and a few racing stripes.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Instagram and Facebook Roundup

Her are the manicures I have done in the last month that never made it to the blog.  I posted to either Facebook or Instagram at some point.

First up is Butter London's HRH stamped with Essie nothing But Metal.  I am not totally sold on HRH.  I like it much better in the bottle but I am thrilled to find an amazing purple stamping polish.

Next we have A England Princess Tears stamped with Rose Bower.  Love every polish I have ever purchased and plan on purchasing every one she comes up with in the future.

Another A England that was an untried.  This is St. George topped with water decals from KKCenterHK.

One of my top ten favorite polishes is Illamasqua Jo'Mina and I stamped it with Poke and added the flower centers in Scorch.

And, in time for the 4th, I used Zoya Ginessa with an accent of Liberty and Chyna from the Pixie Collection.

Once my Mentality Polish order came in, I decided to try everything out.  This is an assortment of five different mentality polishes.  her stamping polish collection is amazing.  Totally different than other polishes out there.  You should definitely check her out if you have not already.

I decided to try to layer Ninja Polish Mystic Glacier over a lighter blue this time to see the difference.  Wow, it is beautiful no matter what you layer it over.

I did a neon French for a Facebook group challenge I am participating in.  This is Zoya Kennedy which is an amazing nude polish.

Lastly, I did a manicure using Zoya Trixie and Liberty to match the blue agate earrings I got in my most recent installment from my Rocksbox. If you have never heard of it........Rocksbox is like Netflix for jewelry.  You have to check them out.

Nail Challenge Collaborative Hibiscus Accent

This month we voted on a theme in The nail Challenge Collaborative and I lost out so we are doing flowers.  UGH!!!  I really suck at flowers.  So you will see a lot of stamping.  This first design uses Zoya Gaia as a base and I stamped an accent nail with BM318 in Zoya Sooki.  I used some other colors to add some details and make it have a little more 3D effect.