Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Digital Dozen Does Birthdays, August. Pop Art Nails

Today's look is another Digital Dozen does Birthday's look inspired by our August birthday girls. Myself and Tamara Rex of Canadian Nail Fanatic linked here are both August babies. My Birthday/blogiversary was yesterday and hers is tomorrow, so this is also my celebration mani! We chose to recreate a Pop Art look inspired by art available at Pop Art UK linked here.

I used so much polish and paint for this, I won't bore you with a list...but I will tell you I created my stamping with a great stamper I was sent for review.

For my stamping, (and more importantly my decal making) I used the new XL Clear Marshmallow Silicone Jelly Stamper with Cap Nail Art Stamper & Scraper from Born Pretty Store linked here.
The reason I say more importantly is because creating the decal on the raised and clear stamper instead of a mat made it way easier to see the details as well as any errors as I went along. Having it almost lit from below was immensely helpful to my freehand work. I really recommend this clear stamper. It does the job even better than my previous clear stamper!

If you are reading this, don't forget to follow the link below to wish Tamara a Happy Birthday!  

Once again, the XL Clear Marshmallow Silicone Jelly Stamper with Cap Nail Art Stamper & Scraper from Born Pretty Store is linked here. If you do check it out, use this 10% off discount code UNGX31 they are offering my readers!

Cheers all,

Monday, August 22, 2016

Review BP-X03

This look was created using an awesome plate I just received from Born Pretty linked here. BP-X03. I started with a hot pink base from Color Club and sponged the tips with Ruby White Tips Smaug's Gold. I keep reaching for this gold lately, I think because fall is finally in the air here. Once that dried I stamped the pattern in Revlon Espresso. This plate worked great, and has amazing images of bows I have a plan for shortly!

I love the feel of tone on tone stamping, I wish I had seen this matte though. Once again, the plate is from  Born Pretty Store linked here. If you do check it out, use this 10% off discount code UNGX31 they are offering my readers!
Cheers all,

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Cirque Boudoir Swatch

I was sent this amazing grape holo called Boudoir in a review package from Nail Polish Canada. I've never tried Cirque polish before, and the formula is fantastic! This Cirque and others are available linked here. 

This is two easy holo filled coats with Seche. This polish was almost a one coater, which isn't normal for most holo polishes I've tried. The colour is totally rich, and I'll definitely pull this one out repeatedly in fall.

I have a great Gehwol foot salve review coming up for Nail Polish Canada as well. I'm currently testing it on my self and the hubs and it's a great product.

Cheers all,

Friday, August 19, 2016

Digital Dozen Does Negative Space, Day 5

This neon and cactus look was one of those manicures where everything went wrong. I dinged three fingers, wrecked and misplaced a couple of my homemade decals and had to do a number of 'fixes'. When I was done however, this was my favourite negative space look of Digital Dozen week! My varied gradient was created with a makeup wedge and neon acrylic paint. My decals I created on my silicon mat and placed on the nails. I'm glad I made five so I had spares when disaster struck.

I hope you guys like this one as much as I did.

Cheers all,

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Digital Dozen Does Negative Space, Day 4

Today's spin on negative space is a nautical one...and also a minimal one. I had these two really great colours I wanted to use for a nautical theme manicure, and an accent nail was the perfect way to get the negative space look onboard. The gold polish is Smaug's Gold from Ruby White Tips and the blue Blue Real also RWT. The anchor is from Moyou Sailor Collection 01.

I really don't do nautical enough in summer, and very much enjoyed these on.

Cheers all,

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Digital Dozen Does Negative Space Week, Day 3

Today I decided to try using Negative Space as part of my art instead of using it in the more traditional ways I'm terrible at! 

I used a fan brush to fan royal blue and turquoise onto clear nails and stamped white waves on top from BM-504 and then created sea creature decals on my latex mat using:

My Indie Polish Zip
Color Club Neon Pink
The creature images are from Moyou Sailor Collection 01. 

I really like using Negative Space as an art element, and might need to try it again soon. 

Cheers all,

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Digital Dozen Does Negative Space, Day 2

Ok, I'm warming up now and actually enjoyed this negative space look. The holo gradient was Color Club Cloud Nine, and I stamped using BM-S104. A coat of Seche and that's it!

Easy Peasy and a little bit glam!

Cheers all,