Monday, October 5, 2015

Monday Quickie ~ Masquerade on the Moon

Hello Dahlings!
Wow. I haven't done a Monday Quickie post in like forever.
OK Maybe more like a year. LOL
With da new Tart's challenge posting on Fridays,
I'm freed up to post quickies on most Mondays again!
Aren't y'all squeeeing all over yourselves now?
Let's see what I've dug out of da vault...
 This is Masquerade on da Moon!
I did this back in July, but had challenge manis to post.
So you're getting it now.
 This is 2 coats of Bear Pawlish Holiday on the Moon.
It was one of da Hella Holo Customs FB group polishes
for either June or July. I can't remember, I've slept since then.
 I do remember having so much fun with da holo multi chrome goodness
that I wore it plain for a day or 2 before adding nail art.
 I used Plate 08 from Cuttin Edge Nails
& of course, my beloved Creative Shop Stamper.
I sealed in da goodness with a coat of Seche Vite
& enjoyed playing with da rainbows & colors for a day or 2 more.
>^. .^<
 I'se being cute, so I knows you wants to rub mah belly.
How's 'bout a chin scritch...right here!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Friday, October 2, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Idea! ~ Hobbies

Hello Dahlings!
Today starts da NEW Crumpet's Nail Tarts challenge...WOOHOO!!!
Debbie came up with a new & improved 52 week challenge
that will showcase 40+ nail art ideas each week.
Da odd weeks will be themed prompts.
We can use any polishes, techniques & embellishments we desire.
Da even weeks will be color prompts with a design.
To keep y'all from getting bored looking at 40+ red dotticures,
da players were all assigned a number & da list of designs is numbered
so each of us is starting da design list in a dif place.
Oh & not all da players are doing all da weeks.
Some opted to do just da themed weeks,
while others opted to do just da color weeks.
Then there are da diehards like moi, who will post every week,
even if it causes us bodily harm & electronic hysterics.
So let's get this party started!
This week da Tarts are showing off their hobbies!
I did this...
 Yeah, nail art is a Duh! when it comes to my hobbies,
but I also MAKE nail polish for my own amusement.
So yes, I made both da base color & da stamping polish
I used for today's mani.
This mani also counts for my First Friday Franken!
I've been showing polishes I've made on da first Friday of each month 
for nigh on 2 years now
& I didn't want to not do it due to da challenge.
So y'all get a 2fer!
 Da base color is a vampy blue violet 
with a blue shimmer I call Twisted Berry.
It's a wee bit of a stainer,
but it's also a one coater tho' I used 2.

I stamped using Born Pretty Store plate BP-29. 
Da stamping polish is from a collex of neon stamping polishes
I was working on last spring.
I haven't named it yet,
but it has da opacity & viscosity needed for stamping & is a keeper.
Both of these polishes are made from scratch,
as in I started with a polish base & added pigment.
I also franken where I add 2 or more existing polishes together
to create something new.
I find a certain mad scientist satisfaction in concocting my own polish.
I think this feeling is part of why indie makers spend da hours they do
creating pretties for us to play with on our nails.
Making one bottle of polish is easy.
Making a batch of polish takes more effort, but is doable.
Making batch after batch match
plus coming up with new ideas all the time?
That's freakin' wizardry
& I applaud indie makers for their dedication to da craft!
Stay tuned nail art fans, da fun has just begun!
Oh! I almost forgot to tell y'all...
40 Great Nail Art Ideas are also available on Instagram & Pinterest!
 >^. .^<
Show me dose pretty claws, please?
Thanks for stopping by
& please go share da luvs with da other Tarts!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Mr Inky & I had an Adventure feat. Whimsical Ideas by Pam!

Hello Dahlings!
My Inky & I recently celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary!
We decided to do a lil more than just have a nice dinner
& went on an Alaskan cruise!
I showed you my hair a couple of weeks ago
& these are the nails I wore for the trip...
 I wanted my hair & nails to match.
Da Sisterhood of the Travelling Whimsy
is a vacation project thru da World of Whimsy FB group
Kinda like da Travel Gnome in that peeps on vaca
take this bottle of polish with them & take tourist pics with it.
Mr Inky & I had so much FUN posing this lovely lil lady
all over Alaska, da Jewel of the Seas cruise ship,
Victoria & Vancouver B.C.!
 Da line up ~ Polish Me To Go Unorthodox & Tainted Love
Plus Whimsical Ideas by Pam Sisterhood of the Travelling Whimsy.
SotTW is not for sale, but Pam has lots of pretties that are available
including her Halloween collection that released over da weekend. 
>^. .^<
 Share a Whimsy at Sea
We were just enjoying da fresh sea breeze from our balcony
as we made our way north out of Puget Sound.
 Bottle Envy
 Whimsical Contemplation
This is part of a 2 piece art installation onboard
that featured masks & partial masks in bronze,
 Starting on our 2nd night at sea,
our cabin steward left a towel critter
in our room each night
when he'd come by to do da turn down.
Even rubber bears need a good mani!
Thus ends days 1 & 2 onboard da Jewel of the Seas!
I'll be showing you more pics over da next few posts.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Friday, September 25, 2015

Crumpet's Nail Tarts 52 Week Pick N' Mix ~ Zig Zags &/or Dark & Grungy

Hello Dahlings!
This is IT!
Da last prompt of da 52 week pick n' mix challenge!
I even managed to post every single week,
tho' a couple of times I only did one prompt rather than both.
For our last challenge, da Tarts are doing zig zags &/or dark & grungy.
I did this...
 Me likey!
It kinda makes me think of Charlie Brown's shirt
if he turned to da dark side or something.
 Da line up ~ Sassy Polish & Scrubs Thunderbolt,
LynB Designs Dread Pirate Wesley
None of these polishes are currently available,
but makers are still offering good stuff!
you do have to join The Devil Wears Polish FB Group
to order from da shop, but it's a low key fan group
I also used these Large Chevron Stencils
A whole year...just gone.
At least we have da NEW Crumpet's Nail Tarts challenge
to look forward to!
I'll be doing da whole shebang again
& we'll be posting 40+ Great Nail Art Ideas weekly
thru Inlinkz AND Pinterest!
 Oh boy...I can't wait to see what we come up with!
>^. .^<
Thanks for stopping by
& please go show da luvs to da other Tarts!
~ Inky

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Indie Inlinkz Presents ~ Favorite Fall Color!

Hello Dahlings!
Yes, I've joined another Facebook polish group.
This one is all about promoting Indie Brands & I'm all for that!
Each month we get to vote on a theme
& then are given a date to post our manis.
This month the theme is Favorite Fall Color.
I did this...
Orange is my guilty pleasure in da polish world 
& every autumn brings out some of da BEST orange polishes to be had!
My skin tone isn't da most flattering for orange lacquer,
but I don't care as I loves it anyway.
I tried to do a blob-o-cure under da encouragement of
Nicole at Bedlam Beauty
& while the polishes I used are fantabulous, 
da contrast between them is rather vague.
Oh well, I tried & I may try again...someday.
Da line up ~ Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Copper Canyon & Foliage In Flames.
Both of these beauties will be available
starting this Friday, Sept. 25th at 5pm EST.
They're part of Emily's Forest Collection & are MOST EXCELLENT!!!
 Copper Canyon is a luscious slightly burnt orange holo
with a shy rose gold shift.
Foliage In Flames is an in you face pumpkin
with a strong rainbow & gold flakies
that like to play peek-a-boo.
Da lil black bats were a gift from Sara at Cuttin' Edge Nails
& while da bats aren't available in her shop,
she does have modestly priced grab bags
of nail art bits & bling, glitter & polishes.
This was a fun challenge
& I'm looking forward to showcasing fav indies every month!
Not that I don't show y'all indies regularly,
but this is a fun new way for me to do so.
>^. .^<

 Uh oh!
Ziggy found da brown bag o' nip.
 This is one very happy cat!
His nip pleasure just glows from within!
Thanks for stopping by
& please go share da luvs with da others!
~ Inky

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Sunday Swatch-o-rama feat Carpe Noctem Cosmetics!

Hello Dahlings!

As I mentioned last Sunday, da beauteous & very clever Emily from
Carpe Noctem Cosmetics contacted me to see if I'd swatch & review for her.
Of course I said yes with copious amounts of exclamation points.

In addition to da fantabulous Apothecary Corner products
that I reviewed last week, she also sent her
I Come From The Forest Collection that is debuting
Friday, September 25th!

These polishes were sent to me for swatching & honest review.
All swatches are 2 buttery smooth coats of polish over clear liquid latex
& one coat of Sally Hansen Dries Instantly top coat.

Let's get da drooling started! 

 Burning Bushes is a rich red linear holo with gold flakies
that wink at you from it's jellied depths.
Rainbows AND flakies in a red jelly
that remind me of Candied Apples?
Yes, please!

Copper Canyon is a darker orange linear holo 
with a subtle golden rose shift.
You can see a hint of the shift on my middle finger
just below the lamp reflection.
Just yummy!
It makes me think of pumpkin spice lattes
& leaves fluttering from da trees.
Foliage In Flames is brighter than Copper Canyon
with it's bold orange jelliness, strong linear rainbow,
& gold flakies.
Faerie Synthesis is my fav of da litter
with it's buttercup yellow jelliness,
linear rainbows & autumn colored metallic flakies!
 I know it leans a wee bit green in da bottle
a flaw of most yellow holos due to da holo pigment being silver
 but Emily nailed it as it ain't greenish on da nail!

I Come From The Forest was da sneaky peak
of da collection & is available now.
This is da perfect darkish green for both fall & winter wear!
It has a strong rainbow & a golden shift.
From The Forest To The Sea is a pearly blue
with linear rainbows & a rainbow of metallic flakies too!
It also sports a subtle golden green shift
that while a wee bit camera shy
is gorgeous IRL!
Snowfall Serenity is that perfect vision
of da sun glinting off freshly fallen snow.
I don't know how Emily did it,
but she created a pearly white linear holo
that doesn't lean gray!
Add in da gold flakies
& you have a perfect polish for both
autumn & winter occasions.
Just look at that perfection!
If you're reading this post before Friday da 25th,
I'm sorry, you have to wait until then
to get your paws on this must have fall collection.
If you're reading this on or after Friday da 25th,
why are you still here?
>^. .^<
 Lookie...I gots claws too!
 I wants my claws prettified with dem orangy polishes!

 I wants pretty claws!
cat tantrums are pretty funny

Pretty please?
Thanks for stopping by
& now go prettify your claws with