Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Big T Ranch Lagoon feat She Sells Seashells Zebra Stripes!

Hello Dahlings!
 
Just a quickie from da vault for y'all today.
 
 This is 2 coats of Big T Ranch Lagoon over black undies.
I love all da pretty colors!
Green, blue, purple & even pink comes out to play
in this versatile clear base topper.
I added some zebra stripes using a
& da same black polish I used for mah undies.
Maybe I used Finger Paints Black Expressionism?
 
You can also get this easy to use vinyl stencil in a set of 3 designs:
 
I sealed it all in with a coat of Sally Hansen Dries Instantly.
 
>^. .^<
 
 What dis?
 
I no know, but I MUST KILLS IT!
 
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Monday, July 27, 2015

CNT 52 Week PNM ~ Tape Mani &/or Green

Hello Dahlings!
 

This week da Tarts are doing manis featuring
tape &/or green polish.
 
I did this...

 Not perfect, but I sure liked it a lot better
than that hot mess I did for last week's Tart mani.
 
 Da line up ~ Cotton Granny Panties franken by moi,
Nabi Glow In The Dark Greenland 12, Green 04 & Emerald 15
plus da Chartpak graphic art striping tape I used for my stripes.
 
I got my Nabi gitds in a set of 24,
but that set doesn't seem to be available anymore.
Just remember to buy da square gitd bottles,
not da round gitd ones from Nabi.
Da round bottles suck big time.
 
 These still glow great after nigh on 2 years!
 
>^. .^<
 
 Glowy claws are kewl!
Will you make my claws glow like my eyes, Meowmy?
 
 
Thanks for stopping by
& please go visit da other Tarts!
~ Inky

Friday, July 24, 2015

CNT 52 week PNM ~ Swirls &/or 3 Shades of Red/Orange

Hello Dahlings!
 
This week da Tarts are doing manis
featuring swirls &/or 3 shades of red/orange.
 
I did this...
 
 Well, I did meet da prompts.
 
I started with a sponged gradient of SAA & SF#2.
Added a coat of Sally Hansen Dries Instantly & waited 5 minutes.
I then added da innie sticker from da stencils & applied a coat of BO.
After removing da stickers I let da polish dry for a mo'
then added another coat of SHDI.
TA Dum!
 
 Da line up ~ The Devil Wears Polish Smooth as Ansac,
Solar Flair #2 & Blood Orange.
 
Da shop is currently down for maintenance, but when it reopens,
Blood Orange should be available in da linear holo section.
 
 This is 2 coats of Blood Orange with a coat of SGDI.
It's a dark orange that shows red inside da rainbow
plus it has lil red bits scattered about adding sparkles.
 
For all da daintiness of da design,
they weren't all that persnickety to apply or remove.
 
If you happened to notice
that my left pinky nail is a bit lumpy, this is why...
 
 Yeah, I said more than 2 bad words
when I jammed my pinky nail into da side of a table,
bending da nail back until it cracked
half way across below da nail line.
I did this Wednesday night, right before bed,
so all I could do was wrap it tight to keep it from bleeding all over
& breaking off completely. Bad word!
 
I was able to patch it yesterday & then do this mani.
this is da 5th nail line crack since April.
My acrygel overlays eliminate tip breaks & minimize nail line cracks,
but when I do break a nail, I do a damn good job of it
& only the overlays keep da nail from coming off completely.
I guess I need to clip my claws again.
I chopped a quarter inch off in May,
but it's all grown back & then some.
First world nail blogger problems. LOL

I feel like my polish mojo has gone on vaca without me
& hasn't even sent a postcard to brag about all da fun it's having
while I sit home doing lame manis.
Oh well.
 
>^. .^<
 
Waz dat hot mess on your claws?
You gonna clean dat up
before Paw thinks one of us gacked on you, right?
 
Thanks for stopping by
& please share da luvies
by visiting da other Tarts!
~ Inky

Monday, July 20, 2015

HPB Presents ~ Starry Night nails for July

Hello Dahlings!
 
This month da Hobby Polish Bloggers
are showing their Starry Night manis!
I did this...
 
 Starry Night nails, Galaxy mani...
whatever you want to call this technique...
I kinda suck at it.
 
This one is better than da previous attempts,
but I just don't quite get da hang of it.
 
 Da line up ~ Color Club Harp On It;
L.A. Girl Purple Effect, Black Illusion & Brilliant Blue
 
I did a random sponged gradient using da 3 scatter holos
then stamped da field of stars from Uber Chic plate 2-03,
using my beloved Creative Shop Stamper
& da Color Club Harp On It.
 
Da CC Halo Hues usually stamp pretty well,
but I think my background was maybe too dark
for da silvery HOI to show well.
 
>^. .^<
 
Um yeah...
my mani worked about as well as Ciri's attempt
to hide in this basket.
Close, but not quite successful.
 
Thanks for stopping by
& please go show da luvs to da other
Hobby Polish Bloggers!
~ Inky

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

CNT 52 Week PNM ~ Pastel &/or Stripes feat. Anonymous Lacquer!

Hello Dahlings!
 
This week da Tarts are doing pastel &/or striped manis.
I did this...
 
 I'm way out of practice using my Essence skinny striper brush,
but this was still a fun mani chock full of
 
 Da line up of Mildred's brilliant collection from left to right from da top ~ 
 
 I started with white undies under 2 coats of da white crelly,
neon glitter fun of Summer Nights & Neon Lights.
 
 SN&NL is perfect for those summer Raves or other parties
where black lights are found.
 
 
Da Rainbow Brights solid colors are a crème base,
but all of them have a subtle contrasting shimmer that adds to da fun!
My stripes w/shimmer colors ~
ring: Orange You My BFF w/pink, Sunshine & Fun Times w/coral
& Vernal Time w/aqua
middle: VT, Under The Blue Hour w/pinkish purple
& I Lilac You w/pink
index: ILU, Showers To Flowers w/pink &
 Pink-nic In The Park w/purple.
 
After da stripes quickly dried, I added a coat of Magik...cuz MAGIK!
Mill formulated this linear holo topper
to work over da bright neon pastels of her Rainbow Brights
& boy does it ever work well!
It also works great over other colors.
I did get a wee bit of silvering between da stripes,
but I think this was due to da polish pooling a smidge
'tween da ridges formed by da stripes.
Over a smooth finish polish it only takes a thin coat of Magik
to add rainbows to your mani.
 
Oh? You want to know what I'm holding in this pic?
Well I couldn't decide which color to hold,
so I opted to use da BRILLIANT Cuticle Oil
Mill makes & sells in her shop.
It has a roller ball applicator,
a light citrus/grapefruit scent & absorbs well.
 
Anonymous Lacquer has a sale going on RIGHT NOW!!!
Da Rainbow Brights & cutie oil aren't marked down,
but everything else is, so go get some!
 
 
>^. .^<
 
More Xmas 2014 feline fun...
 
 What you doing Ziggy?
 
 I'se helpin' Meowmy wrap pressies
& you no needs to help, really.
 
Not you too, Luna!
How's da pressies supposed to be surprises
if everybody helps wrap them?
 
Thanks for stopping by!
Now go visit da other Tarts
& don't forget to treat yourself to some
MOST EXCELLENT polish & cutie oil at
 
 



Friday, July 10, 2015

I Gotta Be Me!

Hello Dahlings!
 
I do enjoy my nail art challenges.
Between da weekly Tart's
& da monthly Hobby Polish Bloggers
I get to stretch my creative muscles
& go in directions I might not think to travel otherwise.
 
That said...
 
 ...some days I just gotta do a ME mani!
 
 Da line up ~ Serum No5 Pure Glow Getter & Ultra Violet,
 
 I started with a coat of Pure Glow Getter
then did a sponged gradient using that & Ultra Violet.
I then added a coat of Magik.
HOLY FREAKIN GUACOMOLE PEOPLE!!!
So far Magik has added linear rainbows
to every polish I've applied it over!
It did darken Ultra Violet a smidge, but it didn't silver it.
 
& my beloved Creative Shop Stamper
with da Black Opaque to stamp da lil skully with da bow.
I added Neon Blue Opaque to da bow using da smallest dotter tip.
da pointy tipped one
 
Yep! It can't be called a ME mani if it doesn't gitd,
have skulls &/or cats plus holo rainbows.
 
>^. .^<
 
Was dis?
 
Methinks I needs dese.
 
They sniffs good!
 
Mine! nom nom nom nom
 
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

First Not-Friday-Again Franken!

Hello Dahlings!
 
I had a quandary last Friday...
 
...post my usual First Friday Franken or my 4th of July mani?
 
Da holiday won due to being a more LE occasion than FFF.
 
So today I have da First Friday Franken for July for you today!
 
All of today's frankens are made by adding craft pigment powder
to either white or clear polish,
then shaking da beejeebers out of da bottles 
until da shaker balls blend da pigment.
For this mani I'm wearing 2 coats of Peacock Pearl on 3 fingers
with a 2 coat accent of Blue Grass Pearl.
Both are a bit streaky & thick, but not totally hideous colors.
Hmmm...I wonder if they stamp?
 
I added opposite color dots using a large dotter.
 
 I then added a coat of Blue/Green Sparkle.
It's a sheer duo chrome topper that adds a bit of shimmer.
I finished with a coat of Sally Hansen Dries Instantly.
 
>^. .^<
 
 Lemme helps you wrap pressies, Meowmy!
 
Is I more helpfulness on dis side?
 
Da price of mah helpins you.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky