Friday, November 28, 2014

My Halloween Mani & Trip Photos!

Hello Dahlings!
My Inky & I decided to have a mini adventure over Halloween,
instead of sitting home waiting for trick or treaters
that don't come by anymore. *Le sigh*
Once upon a time, we had so many kids coming by
that I would just sit on the stairs in da entry way
& barely get 5 minutes of butt time
before da next group came by for their free candy.
So knowing what a quiet night it would be,
we headed to da Olympic peninsula to explore
This is the mani I wore:
 I hadn't done an Ikat mani before...I think I like it!
 Da line up ~ Sally Hansen OMGhost; Sinful Colors Gitd;
Mentality Blue, Purple & Red-Purple tints;
& LynB Designs Frosty Snot
plus a short detail brush (trimmed)
& a Sally Hansen nail art pen in Black. 
I started with just one coat of SH OMGhost!
then I added one coat of SC GITD. 
I still luv my Finger Paints Paper Mache,
but this Halloween 2014 LE makes for awesome white undies.
I even got a back up!
 SC GITD is one of, if not,
da BEST gitd topper I've found so far!
Sally Girl's lil bottles of gitd polish are good too,
but those lil bottles only get me 1-2 manis,
so I prefer da SC full size bottle.
I then used da tints with da small brush to apply da colors.
I need 2 coats so da colors showed up enuf to suit my muse,
but not so much that da gitd would get obscured.
Once da tints were dry,
I used da SH pen to add da outlines using short lil strokes.
Da pen was MUCH easier to use than a paint brush.
I then added a coat of Frosty Snot
& finished with a coat of Seche Vite.
I've tried quite a few linear holo toppers,
but keep going back to FS.
It adds good rainbows with out silvering da colors underneath.
Maybe a comparison post is in order? 
Leave a comment below,
if you want me to do a linear holo top coat comparison! 
 This one glowed so well!
Now for your tortuous vacation pic spam!
This is where you end up if you miss da turn off to da ridge.
Not my fault!
There is NO park sign pointing to da road up to da ridge,
just a sign that says 'Hurricane Ridge RD'.
Considering how many roads are named
for something not in da immediate area,
I think I can be forgiven the side trip to the lake
cuz it's SO pretty & Mr Inky hadn't really seen it before. 
 Nope...not a damn thing!
This sign is at a view spot on da way up to da ridge.
I've spent many a year
trying to talk Mr Inky into going to da ridge
only to have da place socked in with fog.
 This is da view down da mountain side of da view point.
My vertigo no likey! LOL
 This is da water side view
just before we moved on up da road to da ridge.
Da water in da distance is da Strait of Juan De Fuca
 Our view look south from da ridge.
Yep, still foggy!
 Oh yeah, it's a white white world!
 They had already had some snow on da ridge
& it was only November 1st.
 Hey! Da sun is coming out...
 ...sort of...
 ... a little.
 Da view at da view point had cleared up
by da time we headed down.
If you look really hard, 
you might be able to make out da lil crabs
on this pillar at da ferry terminal.
Maybe...if you have super duper vision.
Thanks for stopping by
& I hope y'all had a great Turkey Day!
~ Inky

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Anonymous Lacquer Raver's Delight!

Hello Dahlings!

Today I have a fun quickie mani from da vault to share!
 This is 2 funtastic coats of Anonymous Lacquer Ravers Delight
RD is currently sold out! *pouty whiskers*
 I added white stars from Pueen thru Amazon.
 Under black light...
You can see how much fun this mani would be at a rave!
 ...and in da dark!
Mildred makes some awesome polish
& the clean up brush she sells 
not only tidies up one's edges quite nicely,
it's also customizable...
mine has a Purple Rain-bows handle!
>^. .^<
 Why she do dat to me?
What? He wasn't actively using it or anything.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Monday, November 24, 2014

CNT Pick N' Mix ~ Brushstroke & Favorite Brand!

Hello Dahlings!
This week da Tarts are showing off Brushstroke manis & Fav Brands!
So I pondered whether to show a logo of a fav brand of something or
just go with the obvious of using my fav brand of polish...
 I went with a fan brush to stroke da colors across may nails.
This pic has a coat of Seche Vite to add some slimy goodness,
oh I mean gloss to da mani.
Kind looks like zombie nails, don't it?
There's a very good reason for this...
plus da Essence Fan brush I used
 This is 3 yummilicious coats of Walker Bait
It's a wee bit sheer compared to da other 3 in this collex,
but da glitter & rainbows are worth it!
These are my nails pre-SV. 
These polishes are listed as textured,
but it's a very light texture so as to not blow out da rainbows.
So if you've thought textured polish is too rough,
you might enjoy these!
Tami is having a SALE right now!
Spend $15+ & put NOV25 in da coupon code box at checkout
& save 25% on da Core Holos & da holiday collections
PLUS a bunch of da prototypes & da Halloweens collex are on
DISCOUNTED LAST CHANCE, so you can save even MORE on them...
before they go bye-bye.
You have until da 25th to get in on these savings!!!
>^. .^<
 I don't know what dis dead thing is...
...but I have dis uncontrollable urge to chew on it!
Paw got Ciri a sheep skin from Ikea.
After these pics, Ciri refuse to even step on it
& the other cats avoid it too. Go figure!
Thanks for stopping by
& please go visit da other Tarts!
~ Inky

Friday, November 21, 2014

CNT 52 week Pn'M ~ Book & Brown

Hello Dahlings!
I told you'd I get my Tart's book/brown mani done this week.
Too bad I almost, but not quite, epically failed at it.
 I decide to try to stamp a water marbled image
like ones often founds inside the covers
of a well bound hardback book.
I said I tried!
My stamping needs uber practice. Blerg.
 This is a swatch pic of The Devil Wears Polish
I stamped using TDWP Chocolate Cupcake & Vivid plate VL 009.
VL 009 is currently not available.
In my defense, I did a test drive using a new purple plastic scraper
that I got as a bonus
for buying the 2 newest Bundle Monsters plate sets,
the beach set & the 2nd fan designed set.
I may or may not have gotten better results
had I used the black scraper
that came with the Vivid squishy stamper.
>^. .^<
Dem claws is so sad I can't bears to look at dem!
Thanks for stopping by!
Now please go clean your eyeballs
by checking out da great nails
done by da other Tarts.
~ Inky

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Autumn Braided mani feat. The Devil Wears Polish

Hello Dahlings!
Today's mani is from da vault.
I did this one back in late September
& then had to stash it away in favor of Halloween nails.
 I opted for one full braid accent nail
with funky French braid tips on da rest.
 Da line up ~ The Devil Wears Polish
Pumpkin Carving, Hay Ride & Equinox
All 3 were part of da Fall 2014 collex
& Equinox is now in da Core Holo Line
 Pumpkin Carving is not only a gorgeous metallic holo...'s also a multi chrome that shifts bronze, copper & gold!
 A sun pic cuz you's a holo.
>^. .^<
 Was dat?
Is it moving?
What? I not doing I?
Ciri, you're always doing cuteness!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Monday Quickie cuz I don't have my act together today.

Hello Dahlings!
I was supposed to post my Tart's 52 week Pick N' Mix nails today,
but I'm still draggin' my big butt from Stamp Camp on Saturday
& didn't get them done last night.
I will do them & post them this week!
So in the mean time & in between time,
have a quickie to tide you over...
 Yep! I still owe & use crack polish on mah nails.
Deal with it.
 I started with 2 coats of Above The Curve It's Electric 
& then added a coat of Sally Hansen Wave Break Crackle Overcoat.
I sealed it all in with a coat of Seche Vite. 
 Yeah, I go for da glow when I need da pick me up.
>^. .^<
I'se helpin' my Paw on his 'puter...
...He gots a mouse, but he won't let me plays wif it!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Swatchorama ~ more TDWP Chocolate Lovers Reborn!

Hello Dahlings!

Today I have 3 more yummy calorie, fat & sugar free polishes

Let's go see da White Chocolates...shall we?

A rich taupe with a strong holo rainbow for a lighter polish.

This rich ivory cream holo is perfect for a neutral work mani!

A creamy pale ivory holo with a pink shimmer.

These beauties are a must for both choco lovers
& fans of neutral holographic polishes!

>^. .^<

 Nuffin going on in da neighborhood... gots white choco claw pretties?
Those don't have bad-for-kittehs stuff like brown choco, right?
I can has those on my claws?

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky