vrijdag 18 april 2014

Easter Bunnies playing in the garden :)

Hi everyone,

A few weeks ago I did a Cats playing in the garden mani, but now since it is almost Easter I wanted to do a Easter Bunnies playing in the Garden mani too :) You all know how much I love doing sceneries/landscape nails. And nails which tell a story ;)

Here they are playing in the garden looking for the Golden egg and making new friends with the little chick (that just hatched from his egg see my previous blog).

The neon green grass was hard to photograph and on my mobile I don't even see it, but I do see it pretty well on the computer :)

I took some more pictures with different lighting so you can all see.


A 4 colored gradient base (China Glaze Towel Boy Toy, P2 Who cares?, OPI Bikini Envy and China Glaze I'm with the lifeguard) over a China Glaze Snow. All stamping and coloring using many many many plates and parts of it and a little freehand. 

HB32 (flowers), HB38 (little eggs and little bunny), Konad M29 (part of the ananas for the grass, Konad M66 (higher grass) Bundle Monster BM-H10 (big bunnies and carrot), Cheeky Jumbo XL L (wave basket with eggs), Nailways Snowwhite Weather Forecast (sun), Moyou Mother Nature 01 (other grass and butterfly), Winstonia W105 (big egg) and Winstonia W212 (little chick). Using many Konad polishes (white, black, yellow, psyche green, psyche orange, pastel pink, pastel green, pastel blue, pastel yellow, pastel violet, brown, orange pearl, green, and magenta) and Essence A Piece of Forever for stamping, dotting and coloring.


Here you see the neon green grass and stuff better.

And another picture.

I really liked this mani :) the bright colors, the gradient, the cute animals :)

Thanks for watching/reading.

Happy Easter to you all!

xoxox

Easter eggs and hatching chick


Hi Everyone,

Here one of the 4 Easter mani's I did the last 2 weeks....I guess that means more blogging or I'll be showing Easter nails after Easter too ;) (I am sure that will be the case haha).

I was again invited by Nail Polish Canada to enter their contest, always a honor and so much fun to be show cased between all those amazing artists. But stupid me thought the deadline was the 17th not the 16th haha oopsie. I did them like monday, so I should have just blogged about them then hahaha.

You can see all the amazing entries and vote for your favorite by clicking the link.


Base China Glaze Lemon Fizz, sponged with Konad SN pastel green, China Glaze Peachy Keen, Konad SN pastel pink, Konad SN pastel blue and Konad SN pastel violet. Plates BM H09 and Winstonia W212 using Klean color metallics and Konad SN black (colored with Konad SN yellow and Konad SN white).

Another picture.

And a picture of the sponged gradient tips.

Normally just before Easter I break a nail (happened to me 2 years) seems like my Easter tradition. And it is always my middle finger. And then looking back at my Easter mani's I am like well that sucks one shorty :P So I really hope I don't break a nail this week ;) 

Thanks for reading.


xoxox

maandag 14 april 2014

Bad Hair Day


Hi Everyone,

Today something fun, I did this last week. As you all know I love being challenged and get creative, I was invited for a "Bad Hair Day" contest over at Upload And Share Your Own Nail Art Creations and felt so honored (she is amazing). I was challenged to think outside the box and use unusual things for nail art. So I used my own hair haha :)


"The moment you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror (pinkie)
Trying to brush and comb your hair (ring finger) 
But nothing works you are having a bad hair day (middle finger) 
Blow drying, combing, brushing...you even consider cutting because nothing works (index finger) 
But then you make the cutest braid with bows (thumb) 
And you bad hair day is saved"

We had to include a paper with a smiley face on it so she could see it was new and made for her contest :)
Gradient with Essence Show your feet Flamingo rose, Konad SN pastel violet and Essie Full Steam Ahead. Stamped the mirror from Moyou Princess 07 and colored it with a mini silver from Color Club, stamped the comb, brush, sciccors, blowdryer, hand mirror from parts of Cheeky CH40. Stamped and colored the girl on Moyou Suki 10 and used a little freehand coloring, adjusting her hair and eyes.  And added my own real hair on my middle finger and made a little braid in my own hair cut it off and paste it on my thumb haha LOL Also added one silver and one pink fabric bow.

Also a picture without the smiley face.

And this what it look liked without my own hair.

And some swatches of just the pink and lilac gradient base.


I had so much fun doing this :)

Thanks for reading.


xoxox

vrijdag 11 april 2014

World Parkinson's Day


Hi Everyone,

I almost forgot to blog about this today...but if I hurry I will post it before midnight here ;) So it will still be April 11th World Parkinson's Day. I did a mani with the blue ribbon and the red tulips that are the symbols for World Parkinson's Day.


It was hard to capture because of the metallic polish :( So sorry not the greatest picture and only one.

Base Seventeen 523. Stamped the full nail windy clouds with China Glaze Sci-Fi and BM 312. The tulips are from FUN4 stamped with Konad SN red and SN green and the ribbon is from BM 321 stamped with Konad SN blue pearl.

And a swatch pic of the metallic base. This is also a great stamping polish. Got this a few years ago in Greece.


Thanks for reading/watching since I haven't typed much haha.

Enjoy your weekend.


xoxox

donderdag 10 april 2014

NailNation Awesome Sauce with simple nailart


Hi everyone,

Today a mani I did 2 weeks ago. It was a nice Spring weekend and I wanted a bright holo on my nails, so it was time to use one of my NailNation polishes. 

I really loved Awesome Sauce it looked amazing especially in the sun ofcourse. After I did topcoat on it it changed color...that was so weird. I know white stamping often changes color with topcoat but the polish it self turned more orange too. You can see the difference on my mani and pedi picture.

I went to the beach that weekend so I wanted something bright. The challenge that week in AIS was to combine stamping with other nail art, so I decided to do some dotting too (but I totally forgot to post that mani there that sunday haha)


Base NailNation Awesome Sauce, stamped with Konad SN white and Nailways Vive la Vie - Beach baby A-NW00010. And dotted with white and later went over it with Konad PSN psyche yellow and psyche orange.

Here you can see how the polish and the stamping turned more orange.
 Matching pedi and mani (well not very matching since the color changed ;) )

And my hand on the beach.

And some swatches of this awesome polish ;)



Final a pic of the sunset we watched sitting at a bench eating and enjoying a nice cold beer.

Thanks for reading.

xoxox

woensdag 2 april 2014

World Autism Awareness Day

Hi Everyone,

Today it is World Autism Awareness Day. And I also wanted to do a mani for this. I know some of my nail friends have children who have Autism. So this my mani for all those people who have loved ones with Autism.

Base Essie Coat Azure. Stamped with Konad SN pastel blue, SN blue, SN red and SN yellow and Bundle Monster BM319 & BM321.

And here a swatch picture of the only Essie polish I own ;)

I love seeing all the pretty Autism Awareness mani's today.
Thanks for reading.

xoxox


maandag 31 maart 2014

Cats playing in the garden :)

Hi everyone,

This was actually my first idea for the blogger mani-a giveaway/contest. I saw the list of 11 themes and one of them is CATS so I immediately thought of this mani. Then I heard I could do more then one theme so I did 2 other ones too :) Like I said before I love doing themed mani's and I had enough ideas for all the themes haha, but that would be too much. I really wanted to do this Kitties/Cats playing in the garden mani. I like making scenery/landscape nails, they do take some time to make but I love doing that :)

The weather is really nice here..it really feels like Spring :) Outside you always see cats chasing frogs (thumb) or butterflies (ring finger) and just having fun in a garden. So I had to make that on my nails too. And I miss having cats. I had not used the plate with the cats yet so this was also a perfect opportunity to do that.


Base DA magical with a franken green holo and Nubar Absolute. Cats are from Born Pretty Store plate QA15. Frog, swan, dragonfly from HB34. Grass from Konad M66 and Moyou Mother Nature 01. Flowers from HB33, Moyou Suki 10, Moyou Mother Nature 01. Butterflies also from Moyou Mother Nature 01. Sun is from Nailways Snowwhite Weather Forecast. And the clouds are from Moyou Mother Nature (aka Landscape) 06. 

Colors used: Konad SN black, SN white, SN yellow, SN pastel blue, SN orange pearl, SN red, SN moss green, SN pastel pink, PSN apple green, PSN pop green, Flormar 47.

Also used a dotting tool  and a sponge (for the water).

I hope the weather will be nice here the next week too......can't wait for the Summmer.

Thanks for reading!

xoxox

vrijdag 28 maart 2014

There is something brewing in the Science lab


Hi everyone,

One of the other themes in the Blogger mani-a giveaway is Science so I wanted to use some images from my FUN plates. I love doing themed mani's. Another theme on that list is Medicine this mani could also be that theme...that there is medicine brewing in the science lab ;) but with the neon yellow it does look a bit toxic.


 
Base China Glaze I'm With The Lifeguard, sponged with China Glaze Splish Splash and added a spectraflair mix holo topcoat on top. Stamped with FUN5, FUN6 and FUN7 using Konad SN black. Colored with China Glaze Sun Kissed and a little white.

And here a picture of just the gradient base.

Just a short post today,  I am not feeling well.

Have a nice weekend!

xoxox


dinsdag 25 maart 2014

The Beatles in the newspaper

Hi everyone,

Today a mani I did yesterday :) I know I still have so many older ones to show too but I wanted to share this one. I've read about the Blogger Mani-a giveaway and there were so many fun themes listed that I wanted to do a few mani's with those themes. My first idea was to do a Cats mani (will show that later this week) Then I asked if you could do more then one mani :) cause I saw a few entries already from the same artist. And they said yes your could do more, so I am having with all those themes. Wanted to do all of the themes but no time for that ;) But I did do more then one ;) One of the themes is The Beatles.


When I thought of The Beatles this song popped up in me head:


"When I was younger so much younger than today 
I never needed anybody's help in any way 
(But) But now these days are gone (These days are gone), I'm not so self assured (I know I've found) 
Now I find I've changed my mind and opened up the doors  

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down 
And I do appreciate you being round 
Help me, get my feet back on the ground 
Won't you please, please help me, help me, help me, ooh"

I have been singing it all day :) So I hope you guys now too have it stuck in your head haha.

I decided to make an old newspaper mani with The Beatles.

Base Catrice C01 Pebble Beach, stamped with P2 Sun love 040 Summer rain mixed with a little black and parts of Bundle Monster BM 311. The Beatles from My Online Shop tester plate MJ XXIII.

And here a picture of just the base with the newspaper print. I double stamped some parts so not every nail looked the same as my ring finger (that is how the original image looks like). 

Thanks for reading.

xoxox


zaterdag 22 maart 2014

Bzzzzzzzzz

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post with my nails for this weekend. I broke my poor pinkie nail earlier this week so don't mind my short little nail ;) I messed up my thumb a little but probably nobody IRL will notice that ;)  



Base a yellow ETOS mini (no name or number) on top BK 02 (Born Pretty Store glow in the dark yellow) stamped/colored with Konad SN black, P2 eternal, Klean color metallic white and Essence Cherry Blossom girl LE 01 Fortune cookie. Using Fab Ur Nails FUN5 and FUN7.

Have a nice weekend!

xoxox