Friday, March 25, 2016

Because he died, I live

As a Christian I always find this day so difficult.  Good Friday is the day we celebrate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.  It seems so wrong to celebrate the death of our beloved Savior. But today we know because he died and took on the sins of the world this allows us to live on eternally.  As someone who has loved ones in Heaven this is something that gives me hope each and everyday.  Because I believe Jesus died for my sins I will be reunited once again with my beautiful sister, Lisa and my Dad.  Nothing gives me greater joy.

On the day my Savior died to forgive my sins I am humbled. I've never felt worthy of such a sacrifice
Thanks for stopping by! 

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does Spring--Skittles!!

Hi Everyone!!! Happy Friday! Whew we made it! Or rather I made it, Daylight Savings Time killed me! I am SO glad it's the weekend.  Tomorrow is my corned beef bonanza with the family and I'm really looking forward to it.

For my last day I just some cute but easy skittle stamping
I used a few Zoya's and a couple of the Maybelline Bleached Neons. Zoya Wednesday, Pippa and Shelby and Maybelline Coral Heat and Lime Accent
I just did some simple stamping with MJ XXXIV from My Online Shop
Pretty fun and perfect for Spring
I based it on some fun Spring plates!
Aren't these cute????

Here were are side by side

I've been doing low carb for a month now but today the lure was just too strong to ignore.  I caved and picked up a small Shamrock Shake on the way home
This has been a fun week!  Lots of cute designs and they weren't all flowers!!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does Spring--Happy St Patrick's Day!

Hi Everyone!!!! Happy St Patrick's Day!!!!!!  I don't even feel bad about posting a St Patrick's Day mani in the middle of a Digit-al Dozen week because St Patrick's Day is ALWAYS March 17th and March is definitely Spring woot!

I'm just going to be short and sweet.  My base is the mega gorgeous Pahlish Emerald Cedars. I stamped with BM411, GoGo Only St Happy and MM04
Stamping with Mundo Avocado but my Celtic shamrock is Avocado, Lime and White gradiented on the plate
No one can pinch me at all today as I'll be wearing this AND my green lipstick!
Look at those hidden flakies in Emerald Cedars!!
I'm going to try to snag him and get his gold!
Happy St Patrick's Day!!! I hope you all find some gold at the end of the rainbow

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does Spring--Flower Power?

Hi Everyone Happy Hump Day!  My post is up pretty dang late today because the mani I did last night was a MAJOR fail! OMG it was just hideous.  I had this great idea to do a dried flower mani and I spent more than an hour working on it and UG it was SO awful.  I didn't have time to fix it because Daylight Savings Time STILL SUCKS and I had to go to bed at 9:30 just to try to finally adjust.  Did it happen?  The adjusting that is?? Nope it did not!  I still lay in bed until at least midnight or 1 am before falling asleep. I didn't have the time to take it off this morning because see earlier sentence--I didn't fall asleep until 1 am and had to be up at 5 am which really meant I hit the snooze a zillion times and didn't get up until 6 am and have to be out the door no later than 6:27am. And I mean it if I leave at 6:28 I am 10 minutes late to work despite leaving only 1 minute later.

I had to sit and look at the ugly ass manicure all day at work while I was tired and crabby and most likely crabby because of my sucktastic mani.  I rushed home and thought "am I posting this swill or am I doing a quick one handed mani to post something and then do my St Patrick's Day mani"  The one handed mani won I'm happy to say and it is definitely an improvement

Here's my smoosh method with stamping over it yes it looks nice but it's coming off as soon as I post this because I've got other things to do!
To be honest I'm not sure I love the black dots but I didn't want to do yellow ones LOL
I dotted a few Nails Inc's I had sitting out onto my stamper head and then smooshed dabbed it on to my nails
I stamped with My Online Shop MJ XLV 

What do you think about these black dots though??? UG I'm not really liking them now but it's too late!
This will do in a pinch and just because I don't want to talk about a crappy mani without back it up this is monstrosity I did last night that looked horrid!
So I succumb to flowers for day 3 but so far only flowers once unless you count last night's horror

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does Spring--Pastel Chevrons

Hi Everyone!  Well did you all survive Daylight Savings Time?  I thought I was going to be super tired but I wasn't at all.  I think a lot had to do with the fact I had the delish Cinnamon Dolce coffee from Starbucks at work yesterday.  There are a few of us who like flavored coffee so we have quite the variety going on there.  I'm hoping tomorrow we can try the Dark Chocolate Truffle I bought.

Since I survived Daylight Savings Time I'm happy to report I had time to do my day 2 mani last night LOL.  I decided to go with some pastel chevrons.

I started with a base of Girly Bits Love Your Elf which is pink nude with shimmer.  Sadly the shimmer didn't really pic up with my camera.  I used several Mundos for the stamping Peach, Mexican Pink, Velvet, Sky Blue and Lime. Chevron plate good old FUN 5
I used to say I didn't love pastels but honestly I really love them.  I think I love Fall and Spring best for nail polish colors
So glad to be able to stamp the wavy chevron because UG tape mani's or vinyls nope just cant not do them
You might be able to see a little bit of the shimmer in this shot
Not leaving well enough alone I added some Bunny Ears
Meh not sure if this makes it a cuter mani or not
So day 1 was refreshing!  Not everyone did flowers woot!  Let's see how day 2 goes!

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does Spring--Daylight Savings Time!

Hi Everyone!  Happy Monday! UG but is it??? Daylight savings time hit yesterday and since it's March we are "springing ahead" aka losing an entire freaking hour of sleep!  Back in the day when I used to work 3rd shift I was totally prepared for this to happen.  I used to work on getting up 15 minutes earlier every day for a week so that by the time it finally hit I was ready.  This week I totally failed.   TOTALLY FAILED.  I'm pretty sure there will be no makeup or eyebrows on today since I have to be up at what is really 4am instead of 5am for work.  

Dear coworkers I am so sorry for my lack of eyebrows

Screwed Over by Daylight Savings Time

But this day also starts the Digital-Dozen week and we are doing Spring so something good is coming out of this for sure lol!

Here's my Daylight Savings Mani to celebrate (defefinitely said with sarcasm) the occasion
I used Darling Diva's We Are The Champions for my base and then sponged on some black tips.

We Are The Champions is a lovely holo duochrome.  It might not be very Spring looking but it looks cool with this mani!
Okay this pic of it is pretty cool!
I stamped with Bundle Monster and Pueen normally too short for my nails but perfect to use when you put on a color tip!

Here's the shift in the duochrome
Gold to silver really looks cool!

We were all trying to come up with something other than flowers for Spring.  Let's see how we did!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Favorite Movie Mani Challenge

Hi Everyone!

The Advanced Nail Stamping Group is playing the Tag! You're It! game again and my friend Mona tagged with either based on my favorite book series or movie.  While I am an avid reader I decided to go with favorite movie this time. I have a few movies I just love and will gladly watch over and over and over again and The Man From Snowy River is definitely that movie.  I saw it the year it came out 1982. I took my cousin Debbie because her boyfriend had just left for the Marine Corps and she was really sad.  We both loved the movie and after seeing it I really started my love affair with all things Australian.  Lots of good memories for me around this movie.  My cousin Debbie married that MARINE John and they have 2 great kids and she's even a grandmother now eeep!  Maybe I should call her and see if she wants to do a movie night!

Here's the cover from the movie you can buy on Amazon
Here's what I came up with 
I did a sharpie background and wished I had done more orange than yellow but I'm still pleased with how it turned out
Thumb looks a bit washed out though LOL

This was not an easy manicure.  I had to remove parts and add parts to images I had.  My lady had no long dress I had to put one on.  My cowboy had a cowgirl connected to him and I had to remove her and then add his arm.  My horse is actually smaller than the other images so I tried to add more mane and tail to make it look a little more even.  I guess that's the best thing about these challenges, they make you step outside the box

Here's a side by side shot of both 

Did anyone of see this movie???  I just loved it!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Celtic Duochrome

Hi Everyone Happy Hump Day!  This day did not start out well at all.  The city is on a boil advisory where I work due to a power outage and something about the psi level and blah blah blah.  Needless to say no water means NO COFFEE in the morning! OMG it was like fate worse than death around there for awhile.  Thankfully I survived and am totally prepared for tomorrow.  I will be making my Caramel Chaos at home and bring a delicious thermos of it with me to enjoy tomorrow morning LOL.

Awhile ago I got some really awesome stamping polishes to review for Girly Bits.  Being an avid stamper I was thrilled when Pam asked me if I would review her new stamping polishes.  While there are lots of indies out there making nail polish there are only a handful making stamping polishes.  

Some people wonder if they are the same as regular nail polish or are they truly different.  I would say with Mundo de Unas those are strictly stamping polishes, they are too thick to wear as a regular polish.  Some of the other indies such as Hit The Bottle and M Polish you could definitely wear as both the polish and the stamping polish.  Same here with Girly Bits while they are intended to use for stamping they are thin enough to wear as a regular polish or use as a gradient. Pam made both metallic colors and cremes.  Personally I am a creme girl but when I saw the bottle of British Racing Green she sent me I almost died.  It is a gorgeous metallic shimmer Forest Green. I just love it!

I thought for quite some time what I could wear it with and then BAM March hit and I was like YASSSS some Celtic nails are perfect for March.  Well really they are perfect for any time especially if you love those designs and images and I truly do.

I hauled out an oldie but goodie Catrice Genius In A Bottle and then stamped with the British Racing Green with my FUN 13 plate. It is pretty dang stunning if I do say so myself!

First up I'm going to post the bottle shots so you can see what I'm talking about
It's quite lovely
I had forgotten all about my Genius In A Bottle

Just a fantasic duochrome with it's golden bronze to green shift

sooooo pretty!

I think these colors were meant for each other

I had absolutely no trouble stamping with Girly Bits British Racing Green.  I used the crystal stamper I bought from Girly Bits to stamp this image and it was so easy to line up and get the center of the image lined up on the center of each nail.  The best part--if you make a mistake you can pull the image off with masking tape!  I love stamping polishes that do that!

Girly Bits has several stamping polishes available in addition to the crystal stamper, stamping plates and some awesome nail polishes as well as treatments and base and topcoats.  Exceptional products, exceptional customer service.  If you haven't yet check them out please do so HERE

It's been warm here for the past 2 days so I really should be thinking about some Spring mani's but right now I can't get off my Celtic kick!

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