Sunday, June 28, 2015

A little bit of sparkle for your Sunday!

Hi Everyone!  Hope you are all doing great.  I did something the other day I am always making fun of my friend friend Tara for doing---I topcoated a textured polish.  Actually I did a really nice gradient of some Julie G's Rocky Candy, Sleigh Ride and Sugar Plum Fairy.  I wore it for a day but some of my tips were chipping which honked me off so I reapplied a textured gradient coat and then I topcoated the heck out it and stamped over it!  Ooooh Ahhhhhh it turned out SO sparkly!
Typically I like my textureds um er textured LOL!
But look at the amazing sparkly in this baby when you topcoat it??!
I did some Mundo de Unas stamping in Aqua and Lime with my Gogo Only St Happy plate
I really like how this turned out!  It seems perfect for a day at the lake!

How do you like to "do" your textured polish?? With or without topcoat?

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a fantastic day!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Monkey See, Monkey Do Monday--Chalkboard Nails!

Hi Everyone!!! Happy Monday!  A super long time ago I saw this cool mani done by Sarah over at Chalkboard Nails.  Sarah has mad skills and most of the time I can't come close to doing something by her BUT then I got "the grass plate"  The grass plate is one of those funky kind of plates you find on Aliexpress and need it but you aren't sure when you'll ever  use it.  I got it AGES ago in a group buy through a FB group and I finally hauled it out so I could do a scenery manicure.  Then I remembered Sarah's lovely fireflies at sunset and BAM a star was born!
I did a gradient with Elevation Grand Sunset Teton and Nails Inc Brompton Place and Brook Street.  I have no idea if you can even find the infamous grass plate on AE anymore but it is CZ08 if you feel compelled to look
I'm a little sad my fireflies didn't photograph better  I decided not to use a bright yellow and I think that might have been my downfall
Here's my thumb getting in on the action too
You can find Sarah's original post HERE But I was smart enough to do a nice side by side comparison
I was so excited to be able recreate this beautiful mani from Chalkboard Nails AND use my grass plate finally!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you all have a fantastic day!

Friday, June 19, 2015

My woodland adventure

Hi Everyone!  Happy Friday! Happy Friday! Happy Friday!  Woot! It's finally here!  It was a really nice and sunny day today albeit not hot at all.  In fact I don't know if we even hit 70 degrees here today.  I'm not sure what season we are in it's not really summer then again it's not really spring LOL!

Today I have another scenery mani to show off.   I think this one turned out really cute and we all know I don't really do cute too often!
I used my Born Pretty Store BP-L011 for this mani it's an adorable plate!
Check out the little hedgie on my thumb!
um don't mind the garbage disposal in the sink LOL I did this mani last weekend with the gals and didn't have my normal lighting!
I love the woods Up North as much as I love squirrels and deer and foxes and cute hedgies!

I find I really enjoy doing a full scene mani.  I like being able to tell a story as much as I love reading stories!

Thanks for stopping by!! Hope you all have a fantastic day!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

We're gonna need a bigger boat!

Hi Everyone!! Happy Hump Day!  Whew half way through the week!  I'm sort of glad.  I kind of feel like I just want a relaxing weekend BUT I have a lot of housework that needs to be done.  Here's to hoping it's nice super nice outside so I actually do it instead of doing stuff outside!

I have a  friend Sue, who used to be a coworker.  I loved working with her.  She and I used to do work 3rd shift together many moons ago and she would prey upon my fear of sharks.  Oh yes she would!  Every so often she would send me an email and this is when we worked IT together so every email had to be looked at in case it was something serious going on.  So she would covertly send me pictures of sharks!  I would have no idea that's what would be in these things until I opened the email to look at it and there she blows a huge great white would be on my screen.   Naturally she would fall off her chair laughing at me when I would let out a little scream.  It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt or gets their arm bitten off!  Ahhhhh I miss those days working with her.

Well she and I are still friends and do some chatting on Facebook these days and she still sends me pictures of sharks for flip sake!  She just sent me something the other day letting me know when shark week was.  As if I'm going to watch it for crying out loud!

I decided to do this mani today as a nod to Sue one of the funnest coworkers I've ever had!
Seriously I do not know how people can do a single thing in the ocean
Not one single thing!!!
I saw Jaws in the 7th grade and have not been in the ocean since!
The shark and birds are from Uber Chic UC 2-03. The water and boat are from a Pueen plate Dani had and I can't remember the number of it for the life of me!  This is what happens when you get together with the girls over the weekend.

What do you guys think of this scenery mani???? A far cry from my dancers isn't it??!

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you all have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Shall We Dance?

Hi Everyone!  Happy Tuesday to all.  On Sunday I was lucky enough to spend the day with some of my nail polish friends.  We met through a group on Facebook over a year ago and have been having fairly regular get togethers to do our nails and eat yummy snacks.  Usually we just do one hand so we can try lots of new techniques or borrow plates we might not have.  It's just so much fun.

I wanted to work on the this week's theme in the Advanced Nail Stamping group which is a scene going across all 5 fingers.  This is a totally new challenge to us as we've never had that one before.  I mostly focused on doing scenery mani's while the other gals did whatever the heck they wanted LOL! Omg usually we die laughing over something and this time was no different.

Today I'm showing off the first of 3 across all 5 nails scenery mani's I did.  I used the new holo's from 10.1 Polish Disco Ball, It's Raining Men and Night Fever--all of these are named after 70's music/theme--for my gradient and then stamped with FUN20

As truly simply as this mani is I do believe it's quite striking.
Dancing couples on my thumb!
All all across my nails.  The only downside to doing nails at someone else's house is your lighting isn't what you're used to.
I really love how clean and beautiful this turned out.  What do you think?? Would you consider this a scenery mani or when you hear of scenery are you thinking of the great outdoors??

Thanks for stopping by!! I hope you all have a fantastic day!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Fandom--This ain't yo momma's 50 Shades!

Hi Everyone!  Hope you are all enjoying our fandom week.  I'm going a little risque' today--okay I'm going A LOT OF RISQUE' TODAY!  Anyone who knows me knows I'm pretty adamant about how I feel about the 50 Shades Of Grey books.  To be nice about it--I can't stand them.  I've been reading for many years and have been a fan of good erotica authors for just as long.  It sort of breaks my heart that so many truly great erotica authors became overshadowed by the swill that is 50 Shades Of Grey.  If you are one of those women who read the book just because everyone was reading it I HIGHLY encourage you to pick up the Masters Of Shadowlands books by Cherise Sinclair.  They are EXCEPTIONAL and much more real of a tale than a young barely out of diapers woman going out with a gazillionaire.  Let's face it that stuff just does not happen.  The Shadowlands books over real men finding real women and helping them overcome some of the trials and tribulations in their lives.

Today my fandom mani is all about Cherise and exceptional author who can bring tears to your eyes
About a month ago I received the "naughty" plate in the mail! It came from China and I have no idea who got it for me!
And by naughty I mean N A U G H T Y ! !
I had a pretty hard time with this mani.  It took me over 2 hours to get 3 fingers stamped!  This plate was naughty in more than one way, I had to haul out the konad double ended stamper to get it to work! OH MY LANTA!
Here you can see the inspiration for my mani with my mani.  I'm sort of impressed with my collar!  The o ring wasn't easy!

I'm heading over to check out everyone else!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Fandom--Drogon Game Of Thrones!

Hi Everyone! Happy Wednesday!  The week is halfway through! Woot how exciting!  I don't have too much planned for the weekend, hopefully a nail meet up with some of my friends on Sunday and Saturday I'm getting new front brakes and rotors--isn't it fun being an adult?! LOL!

Today I am showing off my dragon mani.  More importantly my Drogon from Game Of Thrones mani.  I really am enjoying the television series and I think it's because I have not read the books!  That's right I think I'm doing it the right way by watching just the tv show.  This way I have no idea what's coming.  I don't sit back and say "that's not what happened in the books" and because I have read them yet I have absolutely no preconceived notions about what someone looks like and whether or not they match up to how their TV counterpart looks. 

So how do I feel about the Game Of Thrones?  Hmmm I've decided I seem to like everyone no one else likes!  I really really really feel for Ser Jorah, I find myself fascinated with Petyr Baylish, for some reason even Ramsay Bolton excites me from time to time.  Arya is DRIVING ME NUTS! Omg can her life/story being anymore boring right now?  And she is bratty as hell and totally unappreciative which reminds me I also loved The Hound!  Everyone who says this to Jon Snow--"You know nothing" is absolutely right dude needs to get his shizz together.  After last week's episode I am beside myself with wanting certain things to happen to certain people and by certain people and so help  me God it better happen the way I want it to!  I keep asking myself over and over again "how is George R R Martin not the target of assignation on a daily basis?"  He HAS to be one of the most hated men of all time LOL!  Poor George double R Martin.

My mani today is a tribute to the kick ass dragon Drogon from Game Of Thrones.  We all know no one is missed more on this show than Khal Drogo who Drogon was named after!  BRING BACK KHAL DROGO!!!!
Drogon is a gorgeous black and red dragon 
I did some red holo with my Ozotic 621 and then some Messy Mansion and Bundle Monster stamping over it
I just love red and black together don't you?
I wish there were more holo polishes like Ozotic 621.  It always looks like it's glowing from within

So far Fandom has been pretty fun!  I'm heading over to check out what everyone else did today