Friday, August 29, 2014

The Devil Wears Polish feat. She Sells Seashells!

Hello Dahlings!
I have some fun polishes from The Devil Wears Polish
with She Sells Seashells nail art for y'all today!
(Da She Sells Seashells vinyl stencils
were sent to me for honest review) 
(Dang! is currently sold out,
but don't worry, it will be restocked!)
 This is 2 yummilicious coats of Lily of the Valley 
Lookee...WHITE rainbows!!!
In da bottle & in certain light,
this beauty may show more gray,
but it's da best white holo I've worn to date.
 I added a layer of Seche Vite
then went ape shiz with da Thin Single Chevron Stencils
If you use tweezers to pick a full nail's worth of chevrons
you can place them on your nail then remove every other one
for evenly spaced chevrons.
I used da chevrons removed from my accent nail
to create some fun chevron tips on da other fingers.
I also use da angled end of a cutie stick
to tuck da stencils in at my cuticles & side walls
so polish doesn't go where I don't want it.
 You get a butt-tonne of stencils for ONE British Pound Sterling!
That's like $1.31US as of today...
plus FREE International shipping for orders over 25 BPS!
Yes, you can buy stencils from other vendors
& pay a lot more for them.
Even if you don't order enuf to get da free shipping,
the postage for small orders is usually only a few dollars.
I used da small brush to apply da polish to da skinny spaces between da stencils.
This was SO fun & easy to do!!!
All it takes is awesome polish from The Devil Wears Polish
& stencils from She Sells Seashells
Don't forget!
The only way to get your paws on Tami's pretty polishes
This is a fun, snark free zone
where we chat about not only Tami's polishes,
but also show off our nail mail,
swatches & nail art featuring TDWP.
So come join the fun
& get access to not only ordering from da site,
but updates on new releases, group only sales & promos!
You know you want them both,
so go get them NOW!!
>^. .^<
Jazz got SO excited about that gorgeous LE polish
to benefit da Epilepsy Foundation 
that she went into a tail chasing frenzy!
 Can't stand it...
 ...must get that tail...
 ...come back here!
 Missed it by that much!
 Ah ha!
I'll teach you to run away
when there's polish to be drooled over
& fur that needs liking.
Take that you pesky tail!
Thanks for stopping by & for supporting Tami's fundraiser!
~ Inky

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Devil Wears Polish No More Butterflies for Epilepsy

Hello Dahlings!
Just a quickie for y'all today...
My beloved Mistress Tami of The Devil Wears Polish fame
has created the most beautiful Limited Edition holo to benefit
The Epilepsy Foundation in their program to educate schools
on how to help kids with epilepsy enjoy a normal school life
& what to do if they do have a seizure while they're at school.
May I present...
Look at that color!
Look at that rainbow!
You know you want it!
$2 of the purchase price
will be donated to The Epilepsy Foundation.
Tami has been taking a bit of a break from full retail
but don't let that stop you from getting your paws
on this beauty for a good cause!
All you have to do is join the group
& everything on the site is available to you
with FREE US shipping!
Why are you still here?
Go get your bottle of No More Butterflies!!!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chaos & Crocodiles ~ I'm a Secret Agent now!

Hello Dahlings!
Have you seen Chaos & Crocodiles' newest line of polish?
& it is chock full of holo rainbow GREATNESS!
I had to skip da original pre-order in June.
So I tried to get in on the restock a couple of weeks ago...
da restock started at 12 noon my time...
I got there at 12:03...
& da full collection plus half da singles were already gone!
I did manage to score 5 of da 10 colors...
 ...and since I posted that I was bummed to miss out on the full set,
I got some of the kit goodies with my order!
Da polishes from L to R ~ Security Breach, Interrogation,
Night Vision, Cipher & Sleeper Cell plus da goodies!
(Pssst! C&C are having a pre-order restock this Saturday,
August 30th 2014, at 12-1pm & 9-10pm est.)
 Da line up ~ Chaos & Crocodiles Interrogation, Security Breach,
Sleeper Cell & Ruby Kisses Pitch Black Darkness
 I started with 2 buttery smooth coats of Interrogation.
No patching here & look at those rainbows!
 I then added a gradient using da 3 C&C polishes.
Yummy, yummy!
 I then used Winstonia plate W202
with da Pith Black Darkness to stamp this...
 ...Ta Da!
It kinda makes me think of wispy clouds silhouetted against a sunset.
Me likey!
I sealed in da goodness with a coat of Seche Vite.
Did you notice that my claws got a trim?
When my left pinky nail broke at da nail line in June,
barely 2 weeks after my right pinky nail also broke at da nail line,
I decided to try da AcryGel method for gel overlays.
I only re-do the whole thing once a month
& add a new gel layer every other week,
so the maintenance is easier than da undercoat I was using previously.
Da undercoat did stop me from breaking corners & tips,
but when it grew out I was very likely to break a nail at da nail line.
Plus I had to re-do it weekly.
Da AcryGel works so well that I didn't know about this...
...until I took my polish off Monday night.
Can you see da crack on da right side, just above da nail line?
My nail didn't wiggle or feel weird at all!
It just had this quiet lil crack.
My overlay had gotten a bit thin over time
(it is acetone soluble)
& I was I was due for da monthly soak & buff
so I could add a new layer AcryGel.
So I soaked & buffed da old gel off,
glued it, trimmed & reshaped my nails
& then added da new gel-powder-gel overlay.
I didn't cut my nails due to da break tho'
as I have a bunch of yard & house projects to do
& my long claws were not only getting in da way
then were getting painful too.
Off with their heads!
>^. .^<
 Why is all da milk in YOUR tummy?
I wanted it in MY tummy!
Do you really think petting me 
is going to make up for you drinking all da milk 
 & not sharing it with me? Really?!?
Toopid hooman.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Monday, August 25, 2014

Some Reflective Serum No5 feat. She Sells Seashells

Hello Dahlings!
I was enjoying my holo studded accent nails so much
I decided to keep them on for a 2nd mani!
 It's been awhile since I got me a Hello Kitty fix!
 Da line up ~ Color Club Harp On It,
Serum No5 Flashing Lights & Color Club Beyond
(you can see what I used for my ring finger accent HERE)
 I used Harp On It for my undies.
 Then I added one coat of Serum No5 Flashing Lights.
I know, for 'best' effect one should wear this polish nekkid,
(no base or top coat you pervs! LOL)
but I knew I wanted to do more with it
so it got silver holo undies.
If you look at da cuticle on my middle finger
you can see how reflective this shiz is!
I added a coat of Seche Vite over Flashing Lights
so I could do this...
 I used Beyond with Fab Ur Nails plate FUN 9 plate
to add Hello Kitty skulls to my nails
plus I added a 3mm Rhinestone Bow 
in black from She Sells Seashells
(the black are currently out of stock,
but the green & clear bow are available)
 Yeah, my stamping still needs practice,
but the HK skulls make me smile & that's what counts.
I still have a lil bit of rainbow showing from my Harp On It undies!
>^. .^<
You didn't use REAL cat skulls...right?
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Friday, August 22, 2014

Above the Curve feat. She Sells Seashells

Hello Dahlings!
Is it a TGIF kinda day for y'all?
Well hopefully today's mani gets you all goose pimply for da weekend!
Glow With The Flow! with Kleancolor White for undies
 I applied one coat of White to everybody but ring 
then added 2 coats of the Above the Curve polishes.
pinky & index ~ It's Electric!
ring ~ The Silence
middle & thumby ~ Glow With The Flow!
 It's Electric & Glow With The Flow!
are from da Get Glowing collection of summery neons.
Yep! They glow in the dark.
 I then dove into da pile o' sticker & stencil goodness
Swishie sent me from her shop, She Sells Seashells, to review.
 Ta Da !
I did something in-ter-esting on my pinky & thumby.
I lifted da edge of one section of da variety set of chevron stencils
& used my tweezers to pick up enuf of them to cover thumby.
Then I carefully pulled da skinny chevrons off & used them on my pinky.
This was an easy way to get even spacing of da chevrons!
I used da large chevrons on middle as stencils as well
then painted between all da stencil bits with The Silence.
For my index nail I applied da relaxed chevrons as stickers
cuz they matched Glow With The Flow!
I decided to armor plate ring with Holographic Circle Studs.
They flash their cross hatch rainbows in pretty much ANY light!
 Lookee at all da sparklies!!!!
I has glow in da dark chevron nails!
Da holo studs even reflected a bit of da glow.
These have been fun nails both day & night!
>^. .^<
 Staring contest between Ciri (on da left)
& Lil Miss Dee (on da right)
 What you lookin' at?
Hey! Mind your own beeswax!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Simples Week 10 Water Color Base feat. She Sells Seashells

Hello Dahlings!
Sorry about the lack of posts,
but between Stamp Camp, Mr. Inky's b-day & my mom visiting again,
I barely found da time or energy to paint my nails
with nothing left over for posting.
This week's Simples lesson is on how to do
& I blinged it up with more She Sells Seashells.
I bought da embellishments
& da vinyl stencils/stickers were sent to me for review.
(Yep! That's my 'official' disclaimer. Deal with it.)
This is another random effect technique,
but it also can be used to create nail art
that looks like watercolor painting.
So here we go!
 Da line up ~ Serum No5 Snow in love, Wet N' Wild Contact High,
Nina Ultra Pro Anaconda Liked It, China Glaze Ride the Waves
& Down The Bayou Lacquer Glow Holo Topper Blue
plus a medium small round paint brush
 I started with 2 coats of Snow in Love
then added a coat of Seche Vite.
I have to pat meself on da back... I love this pic!
Getting in-focus glow in the dark pics
from my cell phone camera is often an exercise in futility.
I can get pics that show da glow,
but rarely with enuf clarity to be able to read da label.
 My ring finger shows Snow in Love in da light.
It has lots of asst blue glitters
plus a sprinkling of green & gold bits too.
I did a watercolor wash using Contact High, 
Anaconda Liked it & GHT Blue.
This technique is really easy!
I started with small blobs of green near my cuticles
& added acetone with da brush while splodging about
until I liked how it looked.
Then I added da jade in da middle
& used da brush w/acetone to overlap da 2 colors.
I finished by adding da blue to da tips
& blending it with da Jade.
Da acetone disperses da polish a bit
& I used da brush to pick up polish blobs
so I could get a dappled effect
like da sun filtering down thru water.
 For my ring finger I used this Fish Scale Full Nail Stencil
from She Sells Seashells & used da Watercolor technique to add polish.
 I then added BLING!
I used a drop of SV to attach my She Sells Seashells bling.
pinky ~ sea shell cut out embellishment
(da cut out shells are out of stock)
 Thumby got a soon-to-be-released metallic gold anchor sticker
Then I added a coat of da GHT Blue over everything
& another coat of Seche Vite.
 You get enuf stickers/stencils on each sheet
to do a full mani or a bunch of fun accent nails.
One of da cool things about using these stencils
& stickers is their 2ferness!
You can use both parts for nail art!
 See? Getting a clear gitd pic ain't easy!
>^. .^<
These pics are from my mom's visit a couple of weeks ago.
She brings her kitty, Lil Miss Dee, to visit Ciri
when she comes to visit me.
 This time Lil Miss shared her red light with Jazz (under da stool)
& Luna (in da middle of da pic) while she watched.
 What she didn't know was that Ciri was watching her!
Lil Miss practicing her Halloween Kitty pose for Ciri.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky