Saturday, November 28, 2015

Indie Inlinkz Presents ~ An Indie I'm Thankful For feat. Carpe Noctem Cosmetics!

Hello Dahlings!
This month da Indie Inlinkz Facebook group are showcasing 
Indie brands we're thankful for
I've been buying CNC polish for a couple of years now
& just this fall got to swatch & review both da
& several of her body pampering products from da
since I wrote da above post & it's FANTABULOUS!)
I've been a fan of Emily's high quality polishes & beauty products
since trying them da first time!
She is so uber careful with da details of hew creations
that I've never had any issues with ANY of her products.
Not even separation of da polishes
& that's practically a given with any polish that sits around long enuf.
So in addition to a bunch of link spam to other posts of mine
featuring CNC polishes,
I'm going to tantalize your polish lust with this beauty...
 This is 2 uber luscious flash pic coats of You're a Plum! Thank You!
M of Hope carries da full CNC Cancer Nail Polish Collection.
 Same mani under LED to bring out those linear rainbows.
Between da teal leaning blue linear holo base
& da intense purple chrome shimmer,
this beauty is mesmerizing in person!
I had a really hard time trying get a good pic
of both da color & da shimmer,
so trust me when I tell y'all
this polish is MOST EXCELLENT.
Now for da spammy portion of this post to further entice you!
To see more of da deliciousness that awaits you when you order...
You KNOW you want these beauties on your claws ASAP!
Emily isn't doing a Black Friday sale cuz she believes
we should be savoring our precious time with our families,
not pondering our shopping strategies. I agree!
She is however, adding da M of Hope collection
& a bunch of other good stuff to her shop
Carpe Noctem Cosmetics 
today (Saturday, Nov 27th) 
along with a discount of 20% off your $20+ order.
Just use da code: TURKEYSANDWICH
in da coupon box to get da savings!
Why am I thankful for Carpe Noctem Cosmetics?
Let's see...
there's Emily's quirky sense of humor that plays so well with mine, 
her gorgeous face & hair that show how well her apothecary products work,
her enthusiasm for creating quality beauty products 
with out unnecessary scents or colors 
(Don't even try to come between me & my reborn balm!)
& the high quality of both her creations and her customer service...
what's not to be thankful for in an indie brand!?!
I'm looking forward to many years of shared fun with Emily
>^. .^<
 What's in here? Is dat cat nip I sniffs?
 You harshing mah buzz, Ziggy?
 Now Luna wants in on dis too?
Serves Ziggy right for stealing my bag o' nip!
Thanks for stopping by
& please share da luvs with da other Indie Inlinks ladies
and most certainly with Carpe Noctem Cosmetics!
~ Inky

Friday, November 27, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas ~ Comics & Cartoons

Hello Dahlings!
This week da Tart's are doing manis
that feature comic books &/or cartoons.
I did this...
 Pow! Bang! A damsel in distress!
 Da line up ~ Cotton Granny Panties franken,
my as yet un-named gitd franken tints
& Cuttin Edge Nails black stamping prototype.
with my beloved Creative Shop Stamper
to make my decals.
 While I did have a few technical issues
making & applying da decals,
I really enjoyed this mani, especially at night!
>^. .^<
 I'se KAPOW! on da cuteness scale!
You may bask in my cuteness now & forever.
Thanks for stopping by
& please share da luvs
with da other Tarts!
~ Inky

Monday, November 23, 2015

HPB Presents ~ Monochromatic

Hello Dahlings!
This month da Hobby Polish Bloggers are doing monochromatic manis.
I did this...
 I went with 3 pinks in a gradient 
plus a black confetti polish for contrast.
 Da line up ~ Ruby Kisses Pink Flamingo, Hot Pink & Raspberry
plus Anonymous Lacquer On The Prowl.
>^. .^<
We have yet to figure out why Mr Inky's groin
seems to be Ciri's fav napping spot.
Maybe it's toasty warm for our short furred kitty?
Thanks for stopping by
& please share da luvs with da rest of da
Hobby Polish Bloggers!
~ Inky

Friday, November 20, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas ~ Gray & a Color

Hello Dahlings!
My puter woes continue,
but I've figured out a round about way
to post to my blog with pics & almost everything.
This week da Tarts are doing manis in gray with an additional color.
I chose pink for my color & my personal pattern is leopard spots.
I did this...
I've done a better job using this technique,
but y'all get the idea.
Da pic on their site shows a stronger thermal shift than my pic,
but my bottle is pushing a year old
& thermals unfortunately have a shelf life of about one year
before they stop reacting to temperature changes.
I love wearing thermals in the winter,
but strongly recommend
you buy them in mini bottles whenever possible.
You'll be more likely to use them up before they expire.
If minis aren't available, just make sure you really like da base color
cuz that's what you'll see all da time after da shifting ends.
I added my spots using da largest dotting tool I have
that I got in da Festival Paint Collection
that I got from Enospring.
Enospring also carries all 3 Color Club Halo Hues collections!
>^. .^<
That can't be comfy. LOL
Thanks for stopping by
& please share da luvs with da other Tarts!
~ Inky

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas ~ Your Job

Hello Dahlings!

My phone & puter were having a disagreement last week.
My phone sent my nail pics to my puter.
My puter refused to sync up & accept them.
Plus I had to go out of town for work
before Mr Inky got home from a week away & could fix it.
So I'm not in da group collage this week,
but I did get this sucker done on time!

 This week da Tarts are doing manis
that show what they do to pay for their polish.
I did this...

 I'm a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
Stampin' Up! is a home sales based company
that sells coordinated paper crafting products
that can be used for card making, scrapbooking,
home d├ęcor, gifts & gift wrapping.

So I sell peeps crafting toys & then teach them how to use them.
I've been doing this for a lil over 12 years.
It's fun & I sell enuf to pay for my crafting & polish hobbies.

& Strawberry Slush LE polish
from a set of In Color promo polishes
SU released a couple of years ago.

These products & quite a few more that can be used for nail art
are available from a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator near you.
To find a demonstrator, go to da main website,
select your country (the tab is in da upper right corner)
& click on Find A Demonstrator.

You can only order from a demonstrator in your own country.
Cross border sales are not allowed.

I made my decals by placing a piece of washi tape
on some mailing label backing paper
& then punching out the shapes.
Da pearls are self adhesive,
so adding them was easy using da tip of my scissors.
I did a double coat of Seche Vite to seal everything.

>^. .^<

Alas, a storm blew thru here yesterday & fried our personal server.
Mr Inky rigged it so we have internet, but I don't have access to my pics.
Hopefully, he'll have it fixed so I can post on Friday
cuz while I can post my mani pic to da Tart's FB page from my phone,
I can't post to da album or here without access to that file.
Double poop.

Thanks for stopping by
& please share da luvs with da other Tarts!
~ Inky

Friday, November 6, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas ~ Black & White

Hello Dahlings!
 This week da Tart's are doing manis in black & white.
My personal pattern for this prompt is Ikat.
 Um yeah.
I may need to work on this technique.
 Da line up ~ Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Prince Eric,
& Sally Hansen I (heart) Nail Art pen in White.
 I started with 2 coats of da dark & brooding Prince Eric.
I then added a coat of Milky Way,
followed by a coat of SH Dries Instantly.
20 minutes later, I added da Ikat lines using da pen.
A coat of Seche Vite & I was done.
It was a bit of a shame
to flatten Prince Eric's rainbows with da gitd,
but seeing da glowing purple
every night I wore this mani was kinda worth it.
>^. .^<
You gots rings around da bafftub!
Thanks for stopping by
& please share da luvs with da other Tarts!
~ Inky

Friday, October 30, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas ~ Halloween!

Halloween Dahlings!

Yes, this is my fav holiday of every year.
I luv da imagery & mythos that go with it,
as well as da piles o' candy!

This week da Tarts are showing off their Halloween manis.

I did this...

 Me likey!

 I started with 2 buttery smooth & luscious coats of
I know it looks bluish in this pic,
but IRL it's a blue violet that is deep & vampy.

 I then full brush dabbed a coat of
Da medium dark orange holo bits brought da blues out in da Plum Skies.

 I then added a coat of Sally Hansen Dries Instantly.
I stamped using Hit the Bottle Absinthe

 I also used da big spider web from this Bunny Nails HD-C plate.

A coat of Seche Vite & all da creepies stayed put.

>^. .^<

Mah furbaby pride is on da road to recovery!
Ciri is back to being his usual hyper spaz self,
Ziggy is still on antibiotics, but eating on his own
& da girls both ate on their own last night
& again this morning.
 I luvs my Hot Cat toy!
I luv it, luv it, luv it to death! fell.
Go fetch, Meowmy?
Did you gets it yet? I still waiting...
These pics were taken like 5 minutes before posting.
You can see that Ciri's leg is all healed
& just needs da fur to grow back.
Thanks for stopping by
& please go shared da luvs
with da rest of the Tarts!
~ Inky