Monday, December 28, 2015

My Turkey Weekend Mani

Hello Dahlings!
Christmas is over & I'm just posting my mani
that I wore to my mom's Thanksgiving weekend.
It's been that kind of year.
 Knowing it would be cold & sunny there,
there was over a foot of fresh snow on da ground
I went with a fav old thermal
Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Let Me Holo At Ya! linear holo top coat.
Just LOOK at those rainbows!
Let Me Holo At Ya! Is one of my fav holo top coats
cuz it adds great rainbows without altering da base color.
You know you need this in your life!
 Da thermal is Ghoul Power from Jaded Nail Co.
They seem to have gone on sabbatical this year.
This is a great sadness cuz this polish is over a year old
& still shifts to da temps just dandy fine.
 When cold it turns pink,
 When warm it turns white,
 and in da dark it glows BLUE!
You can get your paws on some of Emily's claw pretties
& save 20% on your $10+ order with da coupon code TREATYOSELF
plus get a grab bag with FREE SHIPPING
& surprise yourself with some awesomeness until January 8th, 2016!
Don't forget to add some lil jars of Reborn Balm!
Your cuties, lips & everywhere else
that's getting winter dry will thank you!
Why are you still here?
Oh, you want to see Ciri pics?
Okey dokey then, but then go visit
Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
& save yourself some moola!
>^. .^<
 We goin' to Grammy's house, Paw?
 Ah! Me likey Grammy's house.
She has great cat tv
& I get to be with my Paw & Meowmy too.
 Uber comfy.
 Uber cute too!
Life is good!
Thanks for stopping by
& please go show da luvs
to Emily at Carpe Noctem Cosmetics
& enter da Give-a-Way!
~ Inky

Friday, December 25, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas ~ New Year's

Hello Dahlings!
Can you believe 2015 is almost over?
It was a long year for me & kinda sucked in many different ways.
I'll be glad to see da south end of that north bound mule.
This week da Tarts are showing y'all
40 Great Nail Art Ideas featuring New Year's manis.
I did this...
For all da things that didn't go to plan, life is rarely all bad!
I discovered a FANTABULOUS new to me stockest this year
& have been adding lots of nail art plates, stamping polishes
& imported indie polishes to my stash by shopping at Beautometry!
The Glitter Gal polish is from da Let It Snow bundle
one of Beautometry AWESOME Holiday Bundles.
Not only do you save moola over buying each of da items separately,
da nail art plates featured in these bundles
aren't available anymore as singles,
so buying one or more of these ready to go nail art sets is a 2fer!
I started out with 2 rainbowtastic coats of da Bondi Blue. 
I added double stamped fireworks using Sugar Bubbles plate SBS 09,
both of da Hit the Bottle stamping polishes
& my beloved Creative Shop Stamper.
I sealed in da KAPOW with a coat of Seche Vite.
>^. .^<
We's gonna watch sky thingies go ka-boom?
Can I'se chase them like da Red Dot?
Thanks for stopping by,
have a MOST EXCELLENT holiday season
& please go visit da other Tarts for more
Great Nail Art Ideas!
~ Inky

Monday, December 21, 2015

Hobby Polish Bloggers Present ~ Winter/Holiday manis!

Hello Dahlings!
This month da Hobby Polish Bloggers
are showing off their winter/holiday nails.
I did this...
 Ugly Sweater nails featuring reindeer!
 Da line up ~ Cotton Granny Panties franken,
(I've bought all my Color Club Halo Hues from Enospring)
 I used this Chez Delaney Noel 004 plate, CC Beyond
& my beloved Creative Shop Stamper
to add da reindeer & reindeer sweater print
over 2 coats of I Am the Gatekeeper
that went over a coat of Cotton Granny Panties.
I sealed it all in with a coat of Seche Vite.
I really love The Lady Varnishes!
I not only Kirsten's FANTABULOUS gitd polishes
that don't look like gitd polish until the lights go out,
but she also makes fab thermals, holos, glitters & more
with book, movie & TV fandom based themes.
This one is from her "I Ain't Afraid of No Ghost" collection.
>^. .^<
 Are you a comfy lil cat?
What's the big deal?
You don't mind if I nap on these same towels
when they're on da bathroom floor.
Thanks for stopping by
& please go share da luvs
with da other Hobby Polish Bloggers!
~ Inky

Friday, December 18, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas ~ Christmas

Hello Dahlings!
My broken pinky nail finally grew out enuf
that I could go back to my pointy nails!
The thumb nail that got ripped off
a couple of weeks after the pinky nail broke
hasn't caught up yet,
but as it rarely gets air time on da blog,
it can wait to get it's point back.
This week da Tarts are show you 40 Great Christmas Nail Art Ideas!
I did this...
 Da Grinch!
And cuz I couldn't decide between da two designs...
 I did Jack Skellington nails too!
 Da line up ~ Whimsical Ideas by Pam Starbucks Holiday Cup
from the Holiday 2015 collection
& Yeah Magnets! from earlier this year,
both are still available
Cotton Granny Panties franken 
& Pure Ice Free Spirit.
 I started with 2 luscious, creamy coats of Starbucks Holiday Cup
& an accent of da shimmery holo goodness of Yeah Magnets.
These 2 polishes are unusual for Pam as she's well known
for her awesome glitter polishes, but she hit da bull's eye
with this bright red crème & silver linear holo with gold glitter bits!
 I made decals using Sugar Bubbles plate SBS 08,
& my beloved Creative Shop Stamper
I picked up da images with my stamper
& then painted them in from da back using the polishes
with a teeny tiny pointed dotting tool.
After all da polish had dried,
I covered da images with a coat of clear polish & let that dry.
I painted da accent nails with a coat of da clear & applied da decals.
I trimmed da extra clear polish with scissors
then cleaned up da lil bits left over with acetone.
I added fluffy collar funky French tips to da other nails
with YM & a large dotting tool.
I sealed all da fun in with a coat of Seche Vite.
>^. .^<
I'm just gonna nap here until da holidays are over...K?
Thanks for stopping by
& please go share da luvs
with da other Tarts!
~ Inky

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Ugly Sweater Nails feat TDWP

Hello Dahlings!
Why do great indies go away?
Why do great polish colors go away?
I suppose there are lots of reasons, but it's still a great sadness
when one of my favs discontinues or closes for any reason.
However, just because I can't get back ups of favs for my claws,
doesn't mean I can't still enjoy the ones I have.
 For some unexplained reason,
I've taken a liking to ugly sweater manis this year.
 Da line up ~ Cotton Granny Panties franken,
The Devil Wears Polish Snow Globe
& Hit the Bottle Absinthe.
 I started with a coat of CGP followed by 2 coats of Snow Globe.
Alas, after sitting around for a year, Snow Globe had separated
& thickened to da point of just starting to get stringy.
I added a few drops of thinner, but when a polish gets to this point,
thinner can make it worse, so I switched to adding clear polish.
This got it to a usable consistency, but it def needed da undies for opacity.
I stamped using plate BM S215 from Bundle Monster,
HTB Absinthe & my beloved Creative Shop Stamper.
Beautometry carries lots of other HTB stamping polish colors. 
 THIS is why I was willing to salvage Snow Globe!
I still love the Christmas Mani I did with it last year.
Hopefully, my salvage efforts
will get me a few more manis out of da bottle.
>^. .^<
 What? I'm allowed to nap on da rug, right?
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Sunday, December 13, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas ~ Winter

Hello Dahlings!
Tis the Season of Chaos!!!
Between getting ready for both moms to be here for Christmas,
work & everything else that screams "DO ME!!!",
I've been a busy & tired Inky.
This week da Tarts are showing off their winter manis.
I'm a wee bit late posting, but I did this...
 With everything going on, I went for easy fun.
I started with 2 coats of The Lady Varnishes There's A Light...
from last year's Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th anniversary collection.
It's a rich light blue lavender with a subtle holo rainbow.
 I added some silver snowflake stickers from Born Pretty Store.
I needed 2 coats of Seche Vite to cover the edges of the stickers.
They stick just fine, but I could feel the edges on a couple & it bugged me.
I'm a fidgety peep & play with any texture on my nails,
so edges sticking up, even a smidge, will get fiddled with
until the sticker peels up or I sit on my hands.
There's A Light... was originally a thermal/glow in the dark polish.
Alas, the thermal has expired, but the glow lives on!
>^. .^<
 I think there's something under here!
 I must gets it!
Oh well, I guess it got away.
I'll just beat the rug up instead.
Thanks for stopping by
& please share da luvs
with da other Tarts!
~ Inky

Monday, December 7, 2015

New Hair & Nails to Match!

Hello Dahlings!
Yes, I know I just posted my Las Vegas Hair & Nails.
That trip was over 9 weeks ago.
I didn't bleach my dark areas before doing those colors,
so by early November, my roots were getting pretty bad
cuz da last time Mr Inky & I bleached them was late August.
So a few weeks ago we bleached my dark spots
& while Mr Inky was on another business trip,
I colored all my hair with 
 I still had a lot of color from the LV dyeing,
but it was faded enuf plus da roots needing bleaching
to warrant a refresher of new color.
 So I went from pink on top & blue underneath
to pink up top & purple underneath.
 These are the nails I did to match right after dyeing.
 Da line up ~ Sally Hansen HD LCD, Byte & DVD
I got da HDs from Cassie Cosmetics
& tho they don't seen to have them anymore,
you're sure to find some discontinued vintage treasures!
 I started with a gradient of da HDs that matched my hair pretty well.
Da HDs went on a bit patchy
tho this only showed when da light hit them just right.
I then added a coat of DGAGA.
 This is after da hot bath...
 ...and after da cold shower.
DGAGA def altered da HD colors,
but I really liked how it turned out.
They were fun at night too!
>^. .^<
I wasn't gonna nap on your clean black pants, really!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Friday, December 4, 2015

40 Great Nail Art Ideas ~ Glitter Topper or Flakie

Hello Dahlings!

This week da Tart's are doing manis featuring a glitter topper or flakie
with our individual pattern prompts.

I did this...
My pattern for this week was mermaid or scales.
Nailed it!
Da line up ~ Cotton Granny Panties franken,
NK Panorama, Super Nails Faerie,
& Hit the Bottle I wish I was a Mermaid.
I got IWIWAM from Beautometry,
but Hit the Bottle retired it & Beautometry
doesn't have the new teal green replacement yet.
IWIWAM & my beloved Creative Shop Stamper.
Faerie is not only a gorgeous flakie topper,
it GLOWS In the dark too!
Methinks I may need a full size bottle of this polish.
>^. .^<

 Nip makes Ciri's eyes gitd!
 Ziggy's too!

All 4 cats in the same pic?
Cat nip makes for strange bed fellows!

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