vrijdag 24 oktober 2014

Werewolf under a full moon

Hi Everyone,

Remember the black cat on the wall mani I've showed you last week? Well I changed that mani later. I felt like something was missing and also the challenge from Bundle Monster was werewolves. So I decided to remove the kitty and add a wolf ;) And I also added some stars in the night sky.

Base Seventeen 545 (kinda has a suede look to it). Stamped with Konad SN yellow the peace sign from BM320 so I could color it and it could be my moon (see I do combine stamping with a little freehand  haha). Used Konad SN pastel orange (this isn't really a pastel) to color part of my nail and stamped over it with BM422 in black to make it look like a brick wall. The SN Konad yellow and silver stars are from BM14 and the black wolf is from plate LLC10.

Thanks for reading :)

xoxox

woensdag 22 oktober 2014

Diwali Festival and Happy B-day Bob


Hi Everyone,

Tomorrow is the Diwali Festival and it is also the birthday of the sweet Roberta over at Bob Plays with Polish. She asked on her blog and facebook if people wanted to join her Birthday Party and do a Diwali mani. I always love learning more about other cultures. So of course I also wanted to do a Diwali mani for her birthday.

Diwali also known as Deepavali and the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year.The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair.

I googled images and read about it and this is what I came up with. I was inspired by all the candles and the red/orange color tones.


A gradient base with Kleancolor metallic red and metallic orange. Stamped the swirly image with Konad SN yellow and XL plate O and stamped the candles with Konad SN white from Winstonia W215 (later colored over the candles with black, blue orange and yellow).

And another picture.


I forgot to take a picture of just the gradient base..sorry.


Happy Birthday Roberta! Hope you have a lovely day and may all your wishes come true.

And for those who celebrate Diwali..I wish you all a Happy Diwali Festival :) It sounds like a beautiful thing.

Thanks for reading.

xoxox



dinsdag 21 oktober 2014

A green Bundle Monster Goblin ;)


Hi everyone,

Today again a Halloween mani that I did for the Bundle Monster challenge. The theme that day was "Goblins". So I had to be creative since I don't really have a plate with Goblins on it. I decided to make the Bundle Monster' Monster as a Goblin. So I drew him Goblin ears haha and I added lots of green Goblin slime.



Sinful colors Snow me white made a stamping decal of the monster and drew him goblin ears (smudged the decal a little) using BM409 and stamped green slime with Konad PSN apple green and BM405.

I messed up the decal a little and also the stamping isn't perfect..but slime and Goblins aren't perfect either ;)

Thanks for reading!


xoxox

maandag 20 oktober 2014

Witch Boots

Hi everyone,

Today another Halloween mani I've made for the BM challenge. The challenge was Witches that day. I've just done a quick and easy mani ;) So again a short post today. And I've already posted swatches of this green franken holo.



A green Franken holo base, stamped with Color Club Wild at Heart the stripes from BM411 and made a stamping decal from the witch boots BM-H07.

Thanks for reading.


xoxox



zondag 19 oktober 2014

The skeleton man is on the loose


Hi Everyone.

Remember last year I did this mani of the skeleton man escaping from his coffin. You can see it here. This year I really wanted do it again :) And it was a perfect mani for the theme "Grave" for the BM challenge. Only my nails were a lot shorter now then last year, so I did not had that much space. But still it was fun to do again.


"Who is that knocking in the coffin? 
It's me.... the skeleton man  Let me out let me out!  
I don't want to be in my grave. 
Yes I am almost there just a little bit further.  
Woohoo I am out, you can't catch me.  
Na nana nanaaa.... Happy dance :)"

A gradient base with textured polishes Julie G Tangerine Dream and Sugar Rush. Used BM402 and BM413 for the stamping, first stamped the coffins in black and colored them black and stamped over them with white.

I have done some many mani's for Halloween, think I'll blog a lot more this week ;) But just short posts. The long post from my holiday in Greece will have to wait till next month or so ;)

Have a nice sunday!


xoxox


zaterdag 18 oktober 2014

Scary zombies

Hi Everyone,

Today another Halloween mani I've made this week. I really did a lot of Halloween mani's this week. This was for the Bundle Monster challenge and the theme that day was zombies .As you all know I like being creative with stamps too and use parts of image to create something new. I also did this here too and I also used a little freehand.


China Glaze FYI holo base stamped with BM-H06 the eyes (first stamped in red and colored them red and stamped over it with white), the teeth (first stamped in black then stamped over it in white) and the blood. BM-H08 for the zombie hands and BM411 for the stitches (used parts of it). And a little freehand for the nose and mouth on my thumb.


I only have one pic to show, I already swatched this polish some years ago so no swatches.

Have a nice weekend!

Thanks for reading :)

xoxox

woensdag 15 oktober 2014

Black cat on the wall


Hi Everyone,

Today one of my Halloween themed mani's I've made this week. I made a couple of them I love Halloween themed mani's. I wish Halloween was a real holiday here too :) Julep contacted me and asked me if I wanted to participate with their Halloween challenge...and I said yes cause always love a challenge and especially when it is a fun theme. I don't own any Julep polish since it isn't easy for me to get, but ofcourse I've seen their polishes on blogs and facebook of my fellow nail addicts :) 

They send me a Halloween nail art tutorial....we all know my freehand skills aren't that great. And I have many other Halloween ideas but I thought it was fun to do a stamping mani based on their freehand tutorial..since I am a stamping girl ;) It isn't my most favorite Halloween mani I did but it was fun to do and I did gave my own spin to it...they used a fence and I made it a wall ;)

First I'll show you my mani and then I'll share Julep's tutorial with you. I would love to see your version of it if you decide to make it :)

I needed to use a blue for the night sky color, I could have used a darker more midnight blue but I wanted to use my new polish from the Greek brand Seventeen that I bought on my vacation there ;) It is opaque in one coat so that is nice and it also stamps, so win win. Will show swatches at the end of this post.


Now here is my mani.
Base Seventeen 545 (kinda has a suede look to it). Stamped with Konad SN yellow the peace sign from BM320 so I could color it and it could be my moon (see I do combine stamping with a little freehand :P haha). Used Konad SN pastel orange (this isn't really a pastel) to color part of my nail and stamped over it with BM422 in black to make it look like a brick wall. The black cat is from Nailways Darker Period- Halloween.

Here the tutorial from Julep. 

You have to zoom the read so to make it easier for you a cut it in pieces so you can easily see the steps.







You can see all of Julep's nail polish colors online.

Like I said if you make this look please let me know I would love to see :)

Here as promised some swatches of my new Seventeen polish. I only used one coat for this.


I really like this brand and every time when I am in Greece I have to buy at least one polish :)

Thank you for reading :)

xoxox


dinsdag 14 oktober 2014

Golden Autumn


Hi Everyone,

I am back from my vacation, so I will have some Greek vacation mani's for you. But also some Halloween and Fall/Autumn mani's too. I still have to upload my vacation pictures, so today an older mani I did last year but never showed on my blog yet.


Base Catrice C03 Spiced Bronze, stamped with BM04 and Konad SN green, SN yellow, SN pastel orange, SN red and SN brown. On my ring finger I've made a stamping decal with BM H11 stamped with Konad SN brown and colored them with all the other colors.

And some more pictures.


I forgot to take a swatch picture, I already had my stamping decal on my ring finger, but here you can still see a lot of the base color too.

Thanks for reading!

xoxo

vrijdag 3 oktober 2014

Tribal nails


Hi Everyone,

A few months ago the challenge in a group was Tribal, so I tried some tribal looking nails. 


Sinful Colors Blue bu You, stamped with Nailways Back to Basics- Lines. And Konad pastel blue, yellow and a mix with white and psyche green. And some neon square studs on my ring finger instead of the stamped green.

And another picture.

And a swatch of this blue polish.

I love this blue polish.


Thank you for reading!

xoxo



zondag 28 september 2014

Mermaids


Hi everyone,

This mani I did in June I am so behind with blogging. I remember I could not get a good picture of this base polish..it was so shimmery. I believe I used my bf's phone instead of my camera.


Base Catrice C02 Never green before (such a gorgeous color). Stamped full nail swirls with Flormar Supershine 47 and Moyou Sailor 07. The 4 mermaids are from Vivid Lacquer VL23 stamped. And the 5th mermaid on my thumb is from Moyou Sailor 01 all stamped with Konad SN white. 

Also did a sort of matching pedi  Also Catrice C02 Never green before and stamped the bubbles and starfish from Moyou Sailor 01 using Konad SN white.

Thank you for reading!

Have a great day :)


xoxox