Friday, August 18, 2017

CNT Presents ~ 26 Great Nail Art Ideas ~ End of Summer

Hello Dahlings!

Life in the Inky household is finally settling down!
At least enough for me to do my nails
without stressing over what isn't getting done,
cuz I'm taking time for myself to paint my nails.

This time the Tarts have mani ideas featuring the End of Summer.
I did this...

 Western Washington spent several very hot weeks
breathing the smokey air from eastern British Columbia, Canada.
I chose to do a stylized version of our sunsets
during this time for this mani.

 Over a million acres burned & breathing crunchy air really sucked,
but all the particulates in the air did fascinating things for our sunsets.
This is an actual photograph of a sunset, not a moon rise!
I'm just so glad that the fires are out or at least under control
& that the winds have shifted & cleaned the air.

Why did I choose the colors I did?

 To match my new hair colors, of course! LOL

 From left to right ~
Cotton Granny Panties franken
Princessa #540-08
not shown ~

 You had to know by now that this pic was coming! LOL

>^. .^<

Dat crunchy air no tasted good, Meowmy.
Me likes dis catnip toy from da Crazy Cat Lady box much better!

Thanks for stopping by
& please check out the awesome mani ideas
the other Tarts have for you!
~ Inky

Saturday, August 5, 2017

CNT Presents ~ 26 Great Nail Art Ideas ~ Colour Explosion


I'm only a day behind on blogging now, sorta. LOL

For Colour Explosion, I did this...

 Somebody in the Stamping 101 Facebook group
posted about the new Sinful Colors LE Hypnotic Transforming top coats
that are part of the Punk Yourself collection.
The reminded me of OPI Spotted, only in colors.
and Mr Inky drove me to 3 different Walgreens so I could get all 10.
Yeah, I'm spoiled...but not rotten.

 The non-existent directions are to apply a thick layer of base color
(any brand will do) & then while the polish is still wet,
apply a just right thin layer of the topper.
If the topper layer is too thick, not much happens. (pinky)
If it's too thin, you may get a dry brushed look. (ring & thumb)
If the base color dries too much, nothing happens
beyond sorta coving the base color. (middle)
If you manage to get it just right...
you should get an effect similar to oil on water
as the 2 polishes sorta repel each other. (index)
Don't over stroke it or the base color could get patchy & pull up.
I think these will be fun to play with
once I practice the technique some more.

pinky ~ base Yolo Yellow/topper Redrum
ring ~ base Mint Apple/topper Rebel Rebel
middle ~ base 24/7 /topper Purpunk
index ~ base Energetic Red/topper Concrete Jungle
thumb ~ base Navy I Do/topper Punk the Town
(mine is an older version without the blue tint)
Creative Shop plate 11.

 Because I can. LOL

>^. .^<

Ooooh yeah...dat's da spot!

Thanks for stopping by &
please visit the other Tarts!
~ Inky

CNT Presents ~ 26 Great Nail Ari Ideas ~ Sunshine

Hello Dahlings!

My life hasn't really been  my own to command of late,
so while I did get this mani done on time,
the blog post is a wee bit late. Oh well.

So for the sunshine prompt I did this...

 Sunshine on water

Nail art plates used What's Up Nails A019 Beach Mode

Cuz glow in the dark!

>^. .^<

What? Dis not my throne?
Me thinks it is!

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky