Sunday, April 20, 2014

Freakin Weekly Challenge ~ Blue

Hello Dahlings!
This week I have a blue linear holo to show you.
I really like da Jade Holografico line.
Beautiful colors with a strong linear rainbow.
What's not to love?
At $1US per ml, they aren't da cheapest polish,
but I like them enuf to be willing to pay a lil more
for this great quality import brand.
So which blue did I pick for today...
Like da other Jade holos I have,
(which you'll get to see eventually)
1 coat isn't quite enuf,
but 2 coats is dandy fine for a smooth, opaque finish.
You can find them at both Llarowe & Color4Nails
I added some Pueen nail art stickers from Amazon.
>^. .^<
A while back I shared pics of Ciri playing with his Hot Cat catnip toy.
I keep it in my desk drawer when he's not playing with it
cuz da others will steal it & drool all over it.
Ciri knows where I keep it
& lets me know when he's in da mood for some nip...
 Open, open, open!
 I know it's in dis drawer!
Meowmy...I wants my nip...NOW!
(After I took these pics & started editing them,
he lay down across my wrist so I couldn't do anything
with that hand & wouldn't move until I got out his toy.)
Thanks for stopping by!
If you want to see MORE holo goodness.
go visit Fingers Freakin Holo Freaks FB page.
Want to join da continuous holo Show & Tell that goes on there?
Ask Fingers to let you join da group!
(FFHF is a mean free zone,
da only drama is when we swoon over da rainbows on our nails!)
~ Inky

Friday, April 18, 2014

TGPNPC ~ Indie

Hello Dahlings!
Today's prompt is Indie
& while perusing da other's manis posted in our FB group
I noticed that one phrase in multitudes of variations 
has been popping up over & over since this challenge started:
Why haven't I worn this polish before?
This is da whole point of Missy's brilliant challenge idea!
Polish lovers tend to acquire polish faster than we can wear it.
Bloggers even more so & bloggers that do sponsored posts
have da double whammy of not only having to post
da polishes they get sent, but find da time to wear
& post what they buy for themselves.
So yeah, I thought to myself when I put today's mani on last night:
Why haven't I worn these polishes yet!
 Da original idea to do this came from Sarah Penny Pinching Polish
She was just playing with her polish
& came up with da awesomeness
that is ultra chrome over textured polish!
Why didn't I try this sooner?
Why did I wait so long to were these polishes?
The world may never know.
 Da line up ~ China Glaze Bump In The Night,
I Love Nail Polish Sirene, Mutagen & Reminisce
 2 coats of Bump In The Night
Oh My Gopher!
This bitch stains worse than a new puppy on an antique rug!!!
I got a teeny, tiny bit on my cuticles & could NOT get it off.
Used both my cuticle stick & clean up brush dipped in pure acetone
to remove it, but I still have lil bits of black all over da place.
(especially my pinky)
If you already own this polish, good luck with it.
If you don't, I highly recommend you pass on it.
Get Sally Hansen's Lick-o-rich instead
if you're wanting a black crème texture polish.
It's in da same price range, easier to find & didn't stain my skin.
I managed to find a smidge of sun for all of a minute today.
While many duo/multi chromes need black undies
to get da best shifting results,
ILNP Ultra Chromes can go commando & look fantabulous!
(ILNP Ultra Chromes are pretty much da only polishes I have
that I can skip da nail art cuz they're so fascinating & beautiful!)
I applied a thin coat of each polish over da evilness that is Bitn
& skipped my usual Seche Vite
since tc rather defeats da purpose of wearing a textured polish.
index ~ Sirene
This one is my fav of da bunch!
A dark teal that shifts to a dark steel blue & vampy purple plum.
middle ~ mutagen
I can see why Missy loves this polish so much!
It goes from a sage green to a pinkish bronze.
ring ~ Reminisce
I mostly got a bright green to a yellow gold with this one.
Not my fav, but I'll give it another go someday.
Next up ~ Drugstore
>^. .^<
While I was outside t
rying to capture the color shifts on my nails,
Lil Miss Bandita came by for a visit.
She is SO tiny! Even smaller than Ciri.
She was also in heat recently,
so I expect her lil belly to start swelling soon.
No, I won't be adopting any of her babies!
I have 4 furbabies & a hubby that would not thank me
for bringing another cat into da house.
But I won't mind playing with them
if she brings them by for a visit!
Thanks for stopping by!
Please go show da love to da other ladies!
~ Inky

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

TGPNPC ~ Jelly

Hello Dahlings!
Some of these prompts are hard
due to not having much to choose from.
Others are hard due to too many choices.
This prompt is one of da latter!
I had pulled 3 purple jelly polishes
out for this prompt a couple of weeks ago,
Then I had to go & make some frankens
that might also work for today's mani.
After poling da Glittah Pirates & getting
as the top answer...
I decided to go with my newest lacquer babies.
 I know this doesn't look like a jelly mani.
Let me 'splain...
 I started with da set of Nabi GITD polishes that didn't really glow,
but are all jellies bordering on tints.
(These are da older round bottle gitds.
Da newer square bottle Nabi gitd work very well!)
I then bought gitd powder from Misfits on 8th in colors
(except for da yellow, it was out of stock)
that matched da polishes.
I added da powders to up da glow factor
as well as changing da names.
then I added some Spectraflair35
to give them a bit of daytime bling.
This is where things got a lil strange.
I was able to get Grape Knee High, Pink Lemonade & Lime Sorbet
to both glow & have a bit of a linear rainbow.
Cherry Pie lost some glow & Orange Sherbet turned yellow.
I added more gitd powder to both,
but was at risk of turning them too opaque & obscuring da holo.
 See? Da red is a wee bit too opaque & da orange isn't orange.
Da other colors look fine
& if I think of da orange as yellow, it works too.
More putzing may be required!
I used 2 coats of Finger Paints Paper Mache
as my base under these sheer babies.
 I got a good glow into everybody but da red.
 I then used Finger Paints Black Expressionism
with this butterfly wing image
from Vivid Lacquer plates VL002 & VL004.
(da image on VL002 is larger than da one on VL004)
My Glow-in-the-dark, weak linear holo, stamped jelly nails!
Da stamping could be better,
but I surprised myself when I went to stamp da larger image &
 realized that my nails have gotten just a smidge too long.
(look at my thumb, da image doesn't go from cuticle to tip)
So I have to either pick plates with larger images for now
or file my nails back.
Oh da woes of a nail art blogger!
Next up ~ Indie!
>^. .^<
Me likey when your nails glow like my eyes...
All da better to pounce on you in da dark!
(I move my hands with gitd nails to adjust my blankets
& I end up with a furry bracelet. LOL)
Thanks for stopping by!
Now go have some jelly goodness
at da other Glittah Pirates playgrounds!
~ Inky

Monday, April 14, 2014

TGPNPC ~ The Dreaded Frost!

Hello Dahlings!
Today I have for da dreaded Frost prompt for y'all!
Why is it dreaded?
1) Even those of us with large mountains of untrieds 
had a hard time finding polishes that could qualify as frosts.
2) Frost isn't a currently popular finish
& while many pearls & metallics look frosty...
finding one in da pile was problematic.
3) Da suckers streak like a drunk geek
at da Friday night college football game!
So many of us avoid buying them
cuz they can be a royal pita to make look nice.
That said, I did find a couple of polishes I thought might work...
This isn't what I originally had in mind,
but the nail art polish I used didn't want to stamp.
It was thick & opaque enfu p
lus looked good on the squishy stamper,
but when I stamped it all I got was da blue blobs you see.
So on to plan B!
I did da blob on all my nails then stamped over it using black.
I actually like how it turned out!
 Here's thumby!
I know I haven't been showing her much,
but unless she has something on
that's different than da rest of my nails,
I can get closer pics if I don't include her.
Today she has nail art that da others don't!
 Da line up ~ Nabi Sand Texture White, Stripe Rite
(it's a frosty blue, but these don't have names on da bottles)
& Finger Paints Black Expressionism.
 Mash 49
 Cheeky CH38
 Winstonia W217
While many of us managed to find a polish or 2,
I don't think any of us will be bummed
if it doesn't make it to da next round of TGPNPC in da fall!
Next up ~ Jelly
(I had FUN with this one!)
>^. .^<
I can't eat dose fishes, so I gonna nap.
Thanks for stopping by &
please show some luv to da other ladies
by visiting their frost mani posts!
~ Inky

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Freakin' Weekly Challenge! ~ Green Holo

Hello Dahlings!
I recently joined Fingers Freakin Holo Freaks on FB!
Why? These peeps are all about HOLOGRAPHIC polishes!!!
Linear, scatter & all the combo varieties available.
I get info on what's available where
as well as nifty chats about all kinds of holo & polish related issues.
So our most intrepid group leader, Fingers Polish Mania,
started the group this year
& when she tried to get some interest going for a challenge...
well let's say that folks weren't interested.
Then I joined!
She asked da newest members what we'd like to see
& I suggest a simple challenge 
for showing off our fav holos by color.
So starting this Sunday until we run thru our list,
I'll be showing you some of my fav holo polishes
with some nail art.
(cuz we all know I have a hard time leaving my nails
with just one color & no art of any kind)
It may only be Fingers & I posting in da beginning,
but hopefully some of da others will want to join da fun!
We could have done the rainbow in order,
but opt'd for a random approach.
So our 1st prompt is ~ Green
Meet Jade Energy!
This is 2 yummy coats of non-patching,
strong rainbow, dark green bling-gasm!!!
I have most of the Jade holos available thru Llarowe,
(Color4Nails also carries Jade Holigraficos)
but I have a strong lemming for da 4 I don't have
cuz da only linear holos I have with a bolder rainbow
are da Color Club Holo Hues.
Jade holos usually runs $1 per ml or $8 a bottle.
A lil on da high side,
but to me it's worth it get this much rainbow bling!
I sealed da goodness in with a coat of Seche Vite,
Using a large drop of Orly Top2Bottom I adhered the charm.
It did take at least 15 minutes for the polish to cure enuf
that da charm didn't feel like it might fall off &
at least an hour for it to cure solid.
Yes, I could have used nail glue,
tho' that makes it a bit of a challenge to get the charm off
& be able to re-use it.
Polish takes longer to cure,
but is easier to clean off the metal charm
& my nail than nail glue.
>^. .^<
Check out dat rainbow!
I'm not giving up on Show & Tell or Does It Stamp?
I'll just be double posting on Sundays when I have stuff to share.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Friday, April 11, 2014

TGPNPC! ~ Random

Hello Dahlings!
When I saw 'Random' on da list,
da 1st thing to pop into my inky lil brain was
Essie's 2013 Textured Holiday collection.
I had lemminged so hard over them that I searched da webby
til I found all 6 at a price I was willing to pay.
Amazon maybe? I don't remember, I've slept since then.
I also didn't worn a single one of them...until today!
 I don't know why these texture glitter bombs
didn't make it on my nails before now!
They certainly have enuf bling factor to make me happy!
Da line up ~ Essie Lots of Luxe, On A Silver Platter & Hors D'Oevres
All 3 are bling-tastic with a nice texture.
Not uber chunky, more like an emery board feel.
I love da blue violet holo bits in On A Silver Platter!
Next up ~ Frost
>^. .^<
 Ciri 'helping' me sort & bag club orders.
Playing with every lil thing that caught his eye
would be more accurate!
I no understand why you spend so much time
with dis book thing, Meowmy.
It not comfy at all!
(he's lying on my SU catty binder)
Thanks for stopping by!
Now go check out da Randomness
da other ladies have to show you!
~ Inky

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TGPNPC ~ Pastel

Hello Dahlings!

Today I have some pastel polishes I hadn't gotten around to wearing.

 Easter mani time!
We don't really celebrate Easter in da Inky house,
but we do enjoy some of da more pagan aspects
like candy, bunnies & party eggs.

 Da line up ~ Finger Paints Paper Mache', Revlon Gum Drop,
Orly Flirty Girl, Stampin' Up! Crisp Cantaloupe,
Pistachio Pudding & Coastal Cabana plus Konad Princess White
(only Paper Mache has been used before)

Do y'all remember my showing you 2 plates I got from Amazon?
No? Well you can see them HERE. Scroll to da bottom to see da plates.
Anywho, I mentioned at da time that plate XY11
had images that dup'd plates already out there. I was right.
Da 3 Easter images are slightly smaller versions of images
in da Bundle Monster Holiday set.
I don't mind since 2 sizes allows me to pick
which image will better fit each nail.

Next up ~ Random

>^. .^<
Who needs a bunny when you have a cat with bunny toes?

Thanks for stopping by
& please visit da other ladies pastel manis!
~ Inky