Saturday, May 19, 2012

Happy Holo Day!!

Hi Readers!  Now that the weather is starting to warm up a bit at least here in Wisconsin I decided to get in with some of my other nail polish friends to do a holo day group blog!  A year ago I made a ton of holo's with spectraflair and have not worn many of them! I know Readers it's a darn shame but truth be told I'm not holo crazy the way I am duochrome crazy lol!  Anyway I decided I really needed to haul out some of the homemade holos then felt guilty I bought DV8 months ago and hadn't worn that so the quest was on to find something to wear with DV8.  We all know I have an addiction to gradients so I'm not even going to try to pretend I hadn't planned on a holo gradient because we all know I did.  And here it is!
I did this at night so we have to settle for the lamp lighting on some of these.  Basically my gradient is using 2 of my home made holos with DV8 sandwiched in the middle.
This one I named True Confessions, it's just a smidge lighter and bluer than DV8 I think
This isn't the best pic but it's the only one I have holding the dark blue I made named Hotter After Midnight
And of course the lovely DV8
And of course I stamped over it!
I thought about peacock feathers and mermaid tail tail stamping for this but my lovely internet daughter Rebecca mentioned everyone seems to be peacocky these days so I went with the waves.  I'm glad I did!  The sun was out today so I went out in my jammies to get some pics!  No one came by to arrest me so I figure my neighbors are used to seeing people either in their pajamas or acting a little nuts taking pics of their fingers LOL!
I definitely think waves were the way to go for this one!
Close your eyes Readers can you smell the ocean?????
Here's a picture of the polishes I used and how the sponge looked
Is it helpful for you to see the sponge Reachers or would you rather I just showed the polishes?  From left to right are my homemade holo True Confessions, China Glaze DV8, my homemade holo Hotter After Midnight.  For new readers joining me I like to name all my frankens after my favorite books.  True Confessions is a fab book from Rachel Gibson and Hotter After Midnight is a HOT book from Cynthia Eden.  To get my waves I used the swirl design from Shany SH19 and I stamped with my new fave white White On from Milani.

Please make sure you stop by and visit all my friends wearing holo today!

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

42 comments:

  1. I can't believe I wasn't following you! AND I learned a bunch of stuff in this one post only! Gradients are done with a makeup sponge, a great white is Milani's, there's another OMG I want, and you make awesome frankens!!! Awesome post.

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    1. LOL!! I try to be both funny AND informative!! hahahaha!

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  2. omg this is much prettier than mine, that's for sure, one day i'll be able to do a gradient this perfect *-*

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    1. Juliana you can't go wrong with the all on the sponge together method I swear!

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  3. You never cease to amaze me, Laurie! Gorgeous as usual!

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  4. Oh wow, I LOVE it!!! It's so beautiful..... I really really much keep this one!!!

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  5. Beautiful! I love the stamping. It adds that extra oomph to the mani. :D

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    1. Thanks Ashleigh!! You know I can never leave well enough alone!

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  6. Sooo pretty! I randomly did a holo mani today too lol

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    1. Awesome!!!! You should use the link at the bottom and attach yours!

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  7. I thought the gradient was awesome alone and then the wave stamp. Love it!

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  8. I didn't fall in love with this mani until you stamped it, then I was instantly transported to the Florida Keys!

    I appreciate seeing the tools you use, particularly the sponge. I like (the idea of) reproducing looks and knowing the tools makes it easier.

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    1. Lizajane I so was going to go with peacock feathers so I'm glad I went with the waves--it really was the right choice!!!

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  9. Laurie, this is beautiful!!

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  10. Amazing mani!!!
    Awesome holo gradient ♥ + stamping, loving it!!!

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  11. Laurie this is amazing!! I love how you played with the gradient up and down!! Its so eye catching I cant stop staring

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  12. Gorgeous, as always Laurie!! And I will admit that my eyes went to all of those GORGEOUS TREES!!! I am jealous!!!

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    1. Aw Ashley I'll take some pics of the trees in the Fall for you too!

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  13. Gorgeous! I love gradients and this holo one is just amazing :)

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  14. this is so freaking pretty!

    I don't have any holos (yet) just holographic glitters. I would love to know how to make my own though! how cool would that be

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  15. This looks awesome! Especially the stamping added!

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  16. Great mani, Laurie! So summery, I'm glad you went with the waves!

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  17. This gradient came out fantastic! I love all 3 blues and the stamp was icing on the cake!

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  18. Beautiful!

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