Sunday, November 30, 2014

Thankful for being a girl!

Hi Everyone!  The Advanced Nail Stamping group had a theme of thankfulness all last week and I sort of felt like I had already been there done that LOL!   But then I got to thinking as I was looking through my new plates and I decided I am very thankful to be a girl! I love girly things, I love makeup and nail polish, I love to wear dresses and high heels and I think all girls should be treated like princesses.

I got some help from a MoFaux plate on Elevation polish to create this look!

This is the first time I've ever done a sideways mani, it looks good in pics but sort of funny head on LOL!

So today starts my no days off until Christmas.  I'll do my best to post on the blog  but sometimes Facebook is easier. I might have to do some recaps from Facebook posts.

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

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Multi Blogger Giveaway--Thankful for just being you!

Hi Everyone!  I am participating in a fabulous multi  blogger giveaway with some of my best  blogger  friends! This is just an awesome giveaway  to say thanks, thanks for your support and thanks for stopping by to check out what's new and what we are wearing everyday.  It means so much to us!
This is a great giveaway with lots of great prizes!  Check em out!

The fabulous Nail Junkie is giving away 2 polishes (winner's choice)

One product (winner's choice) from Wishful Bath & Beauty/Fever Lacquer 

Superficially Colorful is giving one polish (winner's choice)

Alter Ego is giving 4 polishes (winner's choice)

Paint Box Polish is throwing in a twist!  One item (winner's choice) AND a yet to be released  bath & beauty product!
BKD Signature is giving away one of her heart necklaces made with thermal polish!

6 Harts Polish is giving away 2 polishes (winner's choice)
Darling Diva is doing a mystery prize!!!

And if that's not enough there is also a paypal cash prize for $110 all thanks to the fabulous Ashley Is Polish Addicted , Pointless Cafe , I'm A Nail Art Addict , Laurie Strodes Fun With Nails ,  Set In Lacquer , Adventures In Acetone , Sassy Shelly , The Crumpet , My Nail Polish Obsession , Ehmkay Nails, and me Dressed Up Digits 

That is a whole lotta wonderfulness right there!

Use the Rafflecopter to enter.  Giveaway is open Internationally. If fees are incurred for the paypal prize the fees will be deducted from the prize amount

Good luck!!! And Happy Polishing!!!

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Something A Little Different

Hi Everyone! Happy Monday! Today I've got on something just a little different.  Honestly I don't know whether this mani is totally fantastic and amazing or just pretty ugly. I actually think it might be a little of both!  I wanted to do something  to celebrate the harvest and I ran across a picture of a platter or plate online and decided to try to recreate it.  Here's the image
Since I got my Born Pretty Store plates in I decided to use one of them for it.  The new  plates from Born Pretty Store are FANTASTIC!  I just love them!
I used BP-17
What do you think?  Fantastic??? or super ugly???
I honestly just don't know!  I think it might be both!

Here's everyone all together
I might just like this better as a platter than as a mani!

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

Thursday, November 20, 2014

While Visions Of Snowflakes . . .

Hi Everyone! Sorry for my short absence but this is the time of the year for me when it's a little crazy.  Between 2 jobs I am working 14 hour days  and weekends AND still have to find time to do my nails!

I will try to post as often as possible!

I have this lovely mani to show off I had on the other day.  I just did some easy white snowflake stamping over Nails Inc, Cadogan Gate
I really love how sparkly Cadogan Gate is!  It's just stunning and perfect for Winter!
I got a zillion compliments on this mani, I wish it had  looked better in the pics!

I used MoYou Festive 01 plate which is nothing but snowflakes!!! It's pretty awesome. 

We are having a pretty dang cold November.  Thankfully we are having snow like poor Buffalo, NY is!

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

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Thankfulness--COURAGE

I had a very difficult time yesterday trying to find something to be thankful for.  I heard the news the very lovely and very courageous Diem Brown lost her fierce battle with ovarian cancer.  Diem, a young woman of only 32, reminded me SO much of my own beautiful sister. Lisa.  Both of them were young woman when they were struck with deadly cancer.  Both of them fighting for 8 long years.  Both of them losing their beauty and spirit to the ugliness of cancer.

But then this morning I remembered something both of them had taught me--what it is to have COURAGE.  Out of the darkness there will be light.

Today I am thankful for courage.  I am so thankful for how hard my sister fought, if she hadn't I would not have had 8 more years with her.  I am thankful for the journey Diem allowed us on--she shared her story and words of encouragement through blogging during her long battle.

And because of COURAGE today I am thankful for all my friends who are cancer survivors.  The road is sometimes very long, and very bleak, without courage there would be no strength to carry on.

Today's Digit-al Dozen Thankfulness is dedicated to all of those who are fighting cancer and who have lost their battle--I am thankful for the courage you have shown us all.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Thankfulness--sexy animal print!

Hi Everyone!  I'm getting my post up super late today!  I've got a lot going on these days and I'm trying to get to my nails because you all know I can't stand to have something on for more than a couple days!

Today I am showcasing a super cool and out of the norm animal print mani.  It could be a cheetah print, it could be a leopard cheetah hybrid even, all I know is when I'm in a slump or in a hurry I always turn to animal print!  It's my absolute favorite so I'm pretty thankful Bundle Monster 2nd set has a ton of animal prints in it!

I did this using BM225
What do you think?  Are you fan of sexy animal print nails???
I think if I had to wear animal print every day for the rest of my life I could!

I'm not sure if anyone else is thankful for it, but I'm headed over to check it out just in case someone is LOL!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Thankfulness--Seasons

Hi Everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  Half way through the week and I'm looking forward to the weekend.  I don't have much going on so it looks to be a good and relaxing weekend.

Living in Wisconsin means I am very lucky to experience all four seasons.  You never realize just how much that means to you until you actually move and live somewhere else aka Texas where they have basically two seasons Summer and Spring.  I don't care what anyone down there says all it is down there is hot and warm. I'm showing off Summer Fall Winter & Spring today!
I tossed in a galaxy nail on my thumb because hey there are only 4 seasons but 5 digits LOL!
Here we have Summer Fall Winter and Spring all the beautiful seasons we get to enjoy in lovely Wisconsin!  How about you?  Do you see all four seasons?

I'm heading over to check out the rest of my crew!!


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Thankfulness--Veteran's Day!

Hi Everyone!  I'm proud to show of my mani today for the Digit-al Dozen Does Thankfulness--Veteran's Day.  I am very grateful for the many men and women past and present who have served our great country.  Not only them but also their families sacrifice a great deal so that we many sleep at night and not worry about our freedoms being stripped away.  

We don't have to worry about what we wear, we have the freedom of speech, we have the right to choose many things about our lives and all because our Veterans have sacrificed their time and even their lives to keep America free.

Thank you Veterans!  I am forever grateful for your service and the many sacrifices you've endured.  Bless you all!
Here's my take on some Americana and Camo!
I stamped my thumb and index with Dashica SdP M, my pinkie with DRK A
Remember this old pose I used to do??? Why?? It's sort of dumb but I was looking through some older posts and saw it and just had to do it again LOL!

My red is the lovely OPI Embarca Dare Ya and my blue is Zoya Song.  My camo is a bunch of Zoya's!  Dree, Tracie, Ray and Evie.
Let's pop over and see what everyone else is thankful for today!

Monday, November 10, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Thankfulness--Kitty Kats

Hi Everyone!  Happy Monday!  This week the good old DD is showing a week of what we're thankful for.  Weeks like these are always so much fun because you just never know what you're going to end up with!

I think everyone knows I am a bona fide animal lover.  I have 2 cats as pets as well as chinchillas.  So far no one has put a chinchilla on a stamping plate and we all know I can't free hand SO kitty kats it is!
I used the lovely Superficially Colorful's Fascinate for my base--I love an instant gradient!!!!

Don't you just love these skelly fish and pawprints???!!!!
I used Sugar Bubbles SB013 and Mundo de Unas white for my stamping

For my thumb I used my VL 2 plate 
awwwww how cute is that????!!!! It's SO cute!

I am eternally grateful for my cats.  I believe a life without animals is a life not full.  Animals love us unconditionally.  They don't are how much money you make, whether your are small or large in stature.  The don't care if you dress to the nines or wear old sweat pants.  They love you for you and not what you wear, how you look, or even where you work.  Animals are the best!!!

I'm heading over to see what everyone else is thankful for!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I keep on Falling

Hi Everyone!  Today I recreated a look I had seen Madam Luck do awhile ago. I used my stamping skills  because there is no way I can freehand as good as Amanda can!  I also did the stamping decal method and let me tell you while it's great to get some fine detailed art--decals are a major pain!  I honestly don't know why so many people love to do them!

I started with a  base of the super pretty His Chosen One  by Paint Box Polish.  His Chosen One is a lovely nude with gold flakies and it was the perfect canvas for my mani!
I wish my pumpkin had been larger.  You can  barely see him in there!
I used my MoYou Mother Nature 07 leaf plate for my leaves
They look so vibrant  because I used my Mundo de Unas stamping polish for my decals.  They worked for decals!

I love the look on my thumb!
Still able to pull off a few Fall looks and that makes me really happy!!

Here's the original mani  by Madam Luck she is crazy talented!

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

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Falling for a Fall gradient!

Hi Everyone!  Happy Sunday!  While it's pretty chilly out there today the sun was shining and that sure helped a bunch.  Here in the beginning of November our Fall colors are mostly gone.  Most of the trees are bare and we've already had a dusting of snow.  Pretty soon we are going to hit full on Winter.  But until then I can do all the Fall my heart can think of!

Today I have a beautiful gradient  of some of Darling Diva's WitchEE Collection--Shapeshifter, Cast A Spell and The Arcanist
 These three making a stunning Fall gradient!
I love how easily the colors  blend but stay separate
Now you know I can't leaf well enough alone---ha ha leaf get it???? Maybe you will now!
I used my new MoYou Mother Nature 07 plate to stamp with!
It's all leaves and it's amazing!
My friend Ashley from Ashley Is Polish Addicted told me to stamp something simple so the gradient would shine through and I'll tell you what, that girl never steers me wrong!

I'm definitely going to see how many times I can use this MoYou plate  before you or I am sick of it!  Happy Fall!

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