Sunday, January 31, 2016

Stamping Saturday: Wallpaper gradient

This Stamping Saturday I wanted to do another gradient design that I've had in my head for a while. I think the inspiration came from nail wraps I saw a long time ago, blue to black gradient with aqua damask-like print. So here's my attempt at it!
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I did blue/black gradient not too long ago, with the mermaid scale design. End result didn't show the gradient colors so I wanted to do it again and not cover up this time. Well, not cover it completely at least!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Stamping Saturday & HPB Presents: Floral Gradient

Another Saturday and another day to stamp! Today's post also doubles up for January's HPB theme of gradients. On a normal basis I do incorporate gradients into my manicures pretty often, but once this technique is part of a prompt, I was just drawing a blank as to what to do with my nails! I had a few polishes hanging out on my desk that weren't put away yet, so they became my victims in this purple floral gradient.
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I know part of the country is currently snowed in, but our weather has been getting slightly warmer lately so I'm not as drawn to winter designs at the moment. Although there still a few ideas I'd like to see on my nails before the season changes to spring. Details on this design and polishes are after the jump!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Swatch & Art: KBShimmer - Shade Shifter

Check it out - it's not even a Saturday and I have a blog post!? Haha, yes! I'm going to try posting more throughout the week, and I have a very pretty color to show you today! It's KBShimmer Shade Shifter. It is a multi-chrome polish, which changes colors depending on angle and light conditions and mesmerizes me with it's blues and purples. I've been wanting a multi-chrome of my own, and I am so happy to have finally used it! Isn't it pretty?
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As this is a Swatch & Art post, join me after the jump to see what I've done to it!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Stamping Saturday: Doomfire berries

Stamping Saturday has arrived, and I've been slacking! So far 2016 is off to a slow start as far as my nails go. I made  this mani last weekend but didn't get around to posting it. Partially because I was getting over a cold and just wanted to veg all day and not do anything, and partially because I was afraid I wouldn't be able to capture and show off Doomfire well enough.
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What's Doomfire you ask? It's that bottle of magic I have in my hand, made by the Baroness X. Yup, it's the same brand that was featured in the mermaid mani earlier in the month. Doomfire is a custom polish made for the Baroness X fan group, using the elusive unicorn pee pigment. Simply Nailogical did a video about this pigment on YouTube, it's a fun watch if you're interested!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Stamping Saturday: Glamorous Mermaid

Welcome to the first post of 2016! It's still winter outside and we even have our first snow day, but I wanted something a bit more sparkly on my tips, and there's a polish that's been begging to come out of my helmer to play, so I obliged and the end result is pretty nice! I'm going to say it's part of my Stamping Saturday series of posts even though it's late..but things get busy over the holidays!
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Doesn't it look like realistic mermaid scales?