Thursday, October 4, 2012

ABC's Week 4 - 'D'

Ok, so let me start of by saying Grrr... I had this post set up Tuesday morning, ready to be posted on Wednesday, and then I get a really nasty 24 hour stomach bug... I could barley do anything but lay down, and... never mind you don't need to know the rest. Anyways I tried really hard to have this out on the due date, but oh well...

For this week, we have the letter D. I knew last week what I wanted to do. I was looking through my image plates, and saw this one image, that just clicked on a light in my head... and I though...


So now that you know what I choose to do, I don't know what else to say, so here are the pictures. Hope you like them as much as I do. (I really liked how this one came out as well... I guess I am getting a little better then I used to be since I seem to be liking more of my manis...) Also sorry for the funky light, it is heavily raining here, and I used the light from my turtle tank, hoping it would be the closest to the sun light, and not give that orange tinge.

Any way enough of my rambling. Pictures!!!

Colors used:
Base Color: "Cinderella" by Sinful Colors
Stamp Color: "Black Creme" by Wet n Wild (wild shine)
Image Plate: "Mash-30" by Mash Nails

Monday, October 1, 2012

Trick or Treats (Nail Tarts Halloween 2012)

Woo Hoo, time for Orange!

Ok, so I have always kind of loved orange, so since this is my first Halloween challenge, I decided I would just have to use orange.

So for this challenge it said Trick or Treats... so I wasn't sure how to do any form of Trick, so I decided to do Treats. There are a number of stamps that depict different types of candy. So having a bunch to choose from, I decided to do stamped images of Treats!

I had first started out doing a free style candy corn nail, as this was the example used for the challenge, but didn't really like the way it turned out (actually at first I did the colors upside down, and it looked awesome, but then when I did it correctly, I didn't like it). So I decided to change and do all the nails kind of the same.

I really like how these came out. Especially the double effect of the silver under the black, I think it gave them another dimension. I hope you enjoy! (and yes I am going to say something like this each time, but if you don't like it then that means I need to get better, so let me know and help me grow!)

Colors used:
Base Color: "Orange" by Wet n Wild (Fantasy Makers)
Silver: "No Place Like Chrome" by Essie
Black: "Black Creme" by Wet n Wild (wild shine)
Image Plate: "BM02" by Bundle Monster
Image Plate: "BM-322" by Bundle Monster

Halloween Here We Come!

So today starts the season... well A Season, and that would be the season of HALLOWEEN! Now I can't wait till THE season, Woo Hoo, but that will be later...

So during the month of October, I will be endeavoring to complete a number of different challenges. I will be continuing with the ABC's that I am doing, but now will be adding three others (one of which starts Saturday, so I will tell about that one later when it starts).

So the two new ones (I think it is only two, will update if I find others) that I will be doing are both Halloween themed... Luckily both are only a few days, not everyday like the 31 Day Challenge (which would just be too much) so I should be able to pull off all of my challenges (so excited).

The first one that I will tell you about, actually has set days and the first of which will be today (that post to come). This challenge is being presented by the group Crumpet's Nail Tarts, and will be their 2012 Halloween Challenge, below you will find the challenge.

The second one is an event created by SassyNails, a fellow nail polisher. This one is the Nail-Aween Nail Art Challenge. The difference with this challenge, is you are given 10 different challenge days, but you can do them when ever you can, as long as you get them all done by the end of the month. Meaning no set day... Find this challenge below.

So one thing that is nice, is that since the Nail-Aween challenge does not have set days, if by chance I do a mani that is the same on my other challenge, it will work for this one too, so it may be easier then I thought.

Well, that concludes my announcement of my Halloween challenges (I like to tell you about a challenge before I start it, as you may have noticed before). So I hope you are ready for a lot of Halloween inspired manis (but there will be others to break up the over load), so join me for the season of Halloween through my manis!!!

Welcome Fall!

Well I figured that I should probably get out a fall mani before starting the huge endeavor of Halloween challenges (read more later). I do plan on doing some more before Thanksgiving, but figured that as we are now officially in fall, that this would be appropriate.

I had meant to get this done on Saturday, but unfortunately was unable to because of time, but I did do it yesterday!

If you haven't been able to tell from my previous posts, I really like french tips... be it a true french with just white, or be it a colored tip, stamped or not... this is a new version as the tip is done on the naked nail (for the most part) so the tip is the stamp itself. This is simple, but I think a really pretty mani, hope you enjoy!

Colors used:
Base Coat: "Mademoiselle" by Essie
Stamp Color: "Hot for Chocolate" by Revlon
Image Plate: "Mash-27" by Mash Nails