Friday, October 23, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Orange, Purple and Green

Orange, purple & green are totally classic Halloween colors - and I love them together.  For this week's 40 Great Nail Art Ideas prompt, I have "stamped".   Here is a look at what I did:

Picking the colors for this was pretty easy.  I just wanted bright, distinct colors.

Do you know how many Halloween themed stamps there are?  It is really challenging to pick them out!  Since I just received the new Bundle Monster Seasonal plates, I chose to use some of the jack-o-lantern faces on plate BM-S204.

I also wanted to try to make decals.  I don't have an Uber Mat (yet) so I chose to try to use a silicone baking sheet.  It worked fairly well, but there is staining.  LOL!  So, all of the designs you see in the polish I hand created on the mat.  I was so in love with the ring finger, I just couldn't bring myself to stamp over it.

I had to have a kitty cat stamp!  I just got a new kitty so she needed to be represented somehow.  :)

Happy Halloween!  Thanks for stopping by.

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Friday, October 9, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Teal

Hi Friends!  Participating in a group challenge is really a lot of fun and this one is set up phenomenally!  For the color prompts (which is what I am doing) we all have a different pattern to do so we aren't all the same.  How clever is Miss Debbie Crumpet?!  My pattern this week is SQUARES.

I will be honest here and let you know that I really struggle with the difference between "teal" and "turquoise". HA!  I just noticed the cat hair on my pinkie.  I just can't get away from it!  Here is what I used:

I put 2 coats of Garter Toss on top of my usual base coat.  This is a very pale shade, but I didn't want to use white this time.

I added 2 coats of Mint Dream to all of my nails.  Using an image from RA-103, I stamped with MDU Fiji and Black on all of my nails.  I had a hard time keeping the image straight on my nails!  I tend to use a squishy stamper head to compensate for the curve of my nail, but I found a very firm head worked better to maintain the image quality.

 I then added 2 more coats of Mint Dream to a couple of my nails.  For my accent nails, I added 2 coats of I Saw A Comet.  What a wonderful glitter topper!  A layer of Seche Vite to even it all out and give some shine wraps this up!

My nails are a bunch of nubbins these days - I have had a lot of mishaps causing breakage so it makes me trim them all down.  I like things nice and even.  LOL!  Thank you for stopping by!

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