Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Caramel Butterscotch Swirls

Hi Everyone!!! Happy Hump Day!!  Today I've got something on good enough to eat!  I got a few Nails Inc's in the other day and I just love them!  Nails Inc polishes especially their cremes are soooooo dreamy.  Since we are definitely into Fall weather here I grabbed up Fenchurch Street and Cadogon Square and did a cool swirly needle drag
These colors look great together and are just perfect for this time of year!
I love how my thumb turned out too!
I first saw this cool needle drag look over on Sveta Sanders Instagram.  Have you seen Sveta's stuff?  It's amazing!  Check her out HERE  I promise you, you will get tons of great ideas from her!

As much as I enjoy the warmer weather of Summer I'm glad we are slipping into Fall.  Dark colors are so much more my thing.  How about you are you neon for life and happy to see the return our the dark vampy colors?

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

Monday, September 15, 2014

Boo Monday!

Hi Everyone!! Happy Monday!  I'm not sure if you are a Halloween person or not but now is the time of year all the stores start cropping out that specialize in Halloween stuff.  Some people are already plotting their decoration theme and I've seen lots of friends on Pinterest pinning away for costume ideas.  The best part of this upcoming season are the cool mani's you can do and even better the indie makers come out with their Halloween Collections!

Today I have on Boo-You from SoFlaJo's Happy Howl-A Ween collection to show you. 


As you can see Boo You is a lovely teal blue but it's got some lovely added micro glitters and shimmers to it as well
There is some lovely sparkle in this polish.  It's a bit sheer so I layered it over Zoya Rocky and they are a match made in Spookyville!
The color compliments my skin tone perfectly!!!

Here's the deal on the Boo You and the other 2 polishes from the Howl- A Ween collection--Haint Night and Hell Fire--each one only has a total of 50 bottles made. When they are gone they are gone!  Make sure to order yours early so you don't miss out.  Here's some easy access to SoFlaJo's Howl-A Ween Collection   I linked you right up!

I did some cute stamping over it and because it's not quite Halloween yet didn't get too crazy
Nice and simple but really cool!  I got a little silly though and added some mustaches to it!

This is SO cute!

Don't forget if you're wanting to snag this pretty teal to get yours early!!! When they are gone they are gone!

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

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does 2--Double Stamping

Hi Everyone!!! Happy Friday!  Today for the last day of our special 2 year anniversary week we had a choice of things having to do with twos' cotton or sapphire.  Well I fell in love with my double stamped blue mani so I just had to try it again with red!

I hauled out OPI Skyfall from the James Bond collection and double stamped with Mundo's Old Pink and Papyrus with Pueen Buffet (yes these plates are growing on me especially for double stamping!)
This almost reminds me of a china pattern too!
As much as I'm not a fan of the colder weather I am a fan of dark vampy colors so yay Fall!
I must admit the Pueen Buffet set is starting to grow on me especially for double stamping
I'm not sure which one I like the best this one or the blue!

Let's check out what everyone else did for their last day!  Was anyone crazy enough to do cotton again????!!!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does 2--China!

Hi Everyone!  Holy cow it's cold here!  Our temperatures dropped down into the 40's!  And were we prepared?  Heck no!  I stupidly wore sandals to work today!  Crazy town!  It's supposed to be cold and windy again tomorrow.  We might be straight into Fall after our short Summer.  But that's okay because our Falls are very beautiful and so short lived.

Today in our September Anniversary our theme is china as in fine china.  There have been a lot of china pattern nails done but I wanted to do something like the beautiful I grew up with of my .  My grandmother was an AMAZING cook.  Every Sunday after church we had fried chicken and the best mashed potatoes in the world.  Not only did she cook but she also baked!  She was a cake decorator for Lehman's bakery all the years I had her in my life. I had not only the most delicious Danish Layer cake's for my birthday but also the best decorated cakes!  I miss her.  She was very special to me.

One of my favorite memories of her was sitting around the table with all my family for Thanksgiving and eating off of the beautiful china.

My favorite thing was the gold rim around the plates and coffee cups.  Even the kids got coffee cups LOL!
Pretty white and gold china was underneath the mound of turkey, stuffing, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes and gravy.
When you were a kid and you got to eat off of the fine china you felt like a princess! Come to think of it whenever I was with my grandma I felt like a princess.

Check out what everyone else has done for their china pattern mani's!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does 2--Sapphire!

Happy Birthday September babies!  Today's post from The Digit-al Dozen is all about September's birthstone--the sapphire.  Today I decided to try and recreate a look I had seen my friend Michelle from Manic Talons do with her Pueen Encore set.  She did an amazing gorgeous look with all blues.  I was lucky enough to get my Nails Inc Raphael St in so I immediately thought of double stamping some blue over it!
I really love how this turned out and the sapphire blue base of Raphael Street is simply stunning
I don't stamp in color enough.  This is something I need to work on for sure
Thumby is soooooo pretty!
I don't have the Pueen Encore set yet so I had to settle for my Pueen Buffet set which I find does work well for double stamping images!

Be sure to stop by and check out what everyone else did for their Sapphire nails!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does 2--Cotton!

Hi Everyone!! Sooooo day 2 for the Digit-al Dozen's 2nd Anniversary theme is cotton! OMG cotton people!  Who wants cotton for a 2nd anniversary present?  Better yet who in their right mind wants to do something "cottony" on their nails?

Well you asked for it so you got it.  I give you fuzzy socks!
This was by far one of the hardest mani's I've ever done!  My stamping did not go well at all over the pink!  UG then I had to free hand AND put matte over it so it some what matched the rest of the nails.  
These might not be for everyone!! That's for sure!

If you want to get crazy and try this is just flocking powder or the same color nail polish.  Since I had pink, orange and green flocking powder I pulled out matching polishes.  I applied the polish in a line on my nail each color at a time, let it dry.  Then one color at a time I applied the polish then sprinkled on the flocking powder so pink then flocking powder, I did all the nails with pink then went back and did the orange and then flocking powder then green then flocking powder.

Here's a tip DO NOT use acetone to clean up any excess stamping on your skin.  You have to pull up with tape.  If you don't the acetone will settle into your flocking powder and completely smear your stamping.  Trust me I found this out the hard way!

Let's go check out what cottony thing everyone else did!

Monday, September 8, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does 2--- Pairs!

Hi Everyone!! Happy Monday!!!  This week we are celebrating our 2nd anniversary.  This awesome group has been around for 2 years and man have we seen some excellent nail art in various forms.  Whether you are someone who loves free hand or stamping, whether you follow blogs, instagram or Facebook, the Digit-al Dozen has been an excellent source for all things nail art!

This week we have an interesting them.  It's all about the 2's!  Each day we will be doing a theme that can be associated with 2.

Today also happens to the be the wedding anniversary of my parents--Alan and Sandra Lutze.  It would have been 52 years for them today however my father died just short of their 50'th wedding anniversary 2 years ago.  This day will always mean something to me for it is the day my parents joined together in holy matrimony and raised 3 daughters in a loving and supportive home. Not everyone is lucky enough to have this in their life.  Not a day goes by that I don't realize how very lucky I am.

To support both my wonderful Digit-al Dozen group and my parents my message today pertaining to 2 is a couple is also a pair.  53 years ago today my father proposed to my mother and she said yes.  And the rest was history

To get this look I did a gradient with Sinful Colors Pull Over, Zoya Shelby and Zoya Rocky.  I stamped using MoYou Mother Nature 01

My thumb looks pretty good too!
In the case my parents two people who joined together to make three beautiful daughters one family was formed--pretty neat if you ask me!

Be sure to check out how everyone else is kicking off this week!