Monday, June 29, 2015

CNT 52 week PNM ~ Skittles &/or Red & Pink

Hello Dahlings!
This week da Tarts are doing skittle manis
&/or using red & pink polish.
I did this...
 Ever notice how sometimes a polish doesn't quite look
da same on da nail as it does in da bottle?
In da daylight lamp over my polishing table,
da pinky color looked way more red.
Da line up ~ Sassy Polish & Scrubs Merlot Madness,
& Weak In The Knees 2
pink ~ Merlot Madness
ring ~ Cherry Bomb
middle ~ Pinky Swear
index ~ Weak In The Knees 2
I stamped over my skittles using Chez Delaney Dentelle 001,
Nabi Metallic White & my beloved Creative Shop Stamper.
I really like this plate cuz some of da images are open ended
which works well with my long claws.
Even after cutting off a 1/4",
my nails are still too long to easily fit most full nail designs.
Oh well! #nailbloggerprobs
>^. .^<
 What's in here?
 Open sez MEOW!
Dese containers don't has cat treats in dem.
Why don't dese has cat treats in dem?
Thanks for stopping by
& please go check out da other Tart's nails!
~ Inky

Friday, June 26, 2015

Summer Hair with Nails to Match!

Hello Dahlings!
Yep! I dyed my hair again.
from their Neon Brights collection.
 Me likey!
 Lots of left over blue & fuchsia show thru IRL.
 I went with a shifting gradient & sugar skulls to match my hair.
 Da line up ~ Cotton Granny Panties franken;
Nabi gitds in Navy Blue 17, Purple 08 & Fuchsia 06;
LynB Designs Frosty Snot & Color Club Beyond for da stamping.
 After putting my white panties on, I sponged da gitds in a shifting gradient.
 Yep! They still work just fine after 2 years.
 I then added a coat of Frosty Snot linear holo topper.
Methinks another holo topper comparison may be due.
 I stamped using Sugar Bubbles plate SB023
Both from Beautometry.
 Yeah, I know...
 ...wicked kewl!
You may have noticed (or not)
that I've been doing a lot more stamping this year.
I'm da kind of peep that likes to learn about new things,
so researching my options when it came to stamping was a natural.
One of da things I learned was that MDU stamping polish is pretty popular,
but I also learned that some peeps were having issues with da distinct odor,
i.e. headaches & nausea,
so I opted to not try this brand.
Recently, Sara of Cuttin' Edge Nails,
decided to see if she could recreate da MDU formula.
Not to make it for retail sale, just to see if she could.
MDU refuses to release its ingredient list,
so nobody know for absolute certain what's in it,
but I think she came pretty damn close.
Her journey is an interesting one & da end result may shock you.
She's just telling about how she went about creating a stamping polish
that smells & performs like MDU. 
She is not bashing MDU!
You can read all about it in her blog post:
>^. .^<
 What's dat?
 Methinks I'll be playing with this now.
 I'm gonna get you!
 I has to kick da rug a few times to warm up.
Mission accomplished!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

CNT 52 week PNM ~ Scales & Navy

Hello Dahlings!
This week's Tart nails featuring scales
& navy just fell together easy peasy!
 Fish & mermaids are kinda obvious
when scales & navy blue are pondered,
so I went with dragons!
 I started with 2 butterlicious coats of Anonymous Lacquer Blue Bloods
which is on sale RIGHT NOW!!!
You can't go wrong with Mildred's fantabulous polish on your nails!
 I then stamped using Messy Mansion plate MM21,
All 3 are from Beautometry.
I am really lovin' these Hit the Bottle stamping polishes!
They're fully opaque over dark colors, even da duo chromes,
plus they clean up well, so masking isn't required.
>^. .^<
 I is gunna to get dat shiny spot!
 ...ugh...I wants it!
 Meowmy? Gives me da shiny spot, pwease?
Fine, I just have to hunt it till it's mine.
Thanks for stopping by
& please go share da lovies
with da other Tarts!
~ Inky

Friday, June 19, 2015

Lemming Squashed B-side ~ Max Factore Fantasy Fire pt 2

Hello Dahlings!
When planning my Fantasy Fire mani 
I had narrowed it down to 2 stamping options,
So I did both.
Today I have da not as successful version to show you.
It's not a total fail, it just doesn't have da wow factor
that this one did.
 See? Not horrible, just not great.
 Da line up ~ Whim LBD, Sinful Colors Glow in the Dark,
Max Factor Fantasy Fire
& Nabi Metallic Cinnamon for da stamping.
Da Nabi metallic are from a 30 pc set I got off Amazon last year
& I was very pleased to discover
that 27 of da 30 colors stamp very well!
Da 3 that don't stamp are more of a micro glitter in jelly
than a true opaque metallic.
This set is a great way to get lots of colors
that can be used as both base color
& be stamped with for a low price. R
ight now this set is $37.95US with free shipping.
That's only $1.27US per bottle!
I used plate BM-XL132 from Bundle Monster's new
Time Machine collection & of course my Creative Shop Stamper.
 Yep! Da SC gitd shows thru da Fantasy Fire just dandy.
>^. .^<
So a few months back
I was folding a bunch of cleaning towels I had just washed
when this happened...
 I see's a shiny!
 I wants it!
 It keeps changing shape. How it do dat?
 Where'd it go?
 Dere it is, hiding in da corner.
 What's up dere?
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Lemming Squashed! ~ Max Factor Fantasy Fire

Hello Dahlings!
Today I have a squashed lemming to show you!
I've always thought that Max Factor's original Fantasy Fire
was gorgeous & that it sucked cuz they didn't sell it in the US.
So I had resigned myself to admiring it from afar,
until one day I was browsing at Color4Nails
and saw that they had the original version in stock!!!
Alas, da original version is no longer available,
but you can still get the New Version
So I bought it & here's what I did with it...
 Look at da glow!
 Da Line Up ~ one coat of Whim LBD,
2 coats of Sinful Colors glow in the dark,
2 coats of Max Factor Fantasy Fire 
& I stamped with Nabi Metallic Bronze 140.
Both are from Beautometry.
 This is da gitd under 2 coats of Fantasy Fire!
My after stamping pics didn't turn out well,
but I had a lot of fun wearing this mani.
>^. .^<
 A lil Ciri stretch...
 ...arch da back & curl da toes...
...full length extension!
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Inky

Monday, June 15, 2015

CNT 52 week PNM ~ Saran Wrap & Glitter Polish!

Hello Dahlings!
This week da Tarts are doing manis featuring
da Saran Wrap technique &/or glitter polish!
I did this...
 I did da Saran wrap part using a bit of small scale bubble wrap
& 2 Anonymous Lacquer polishes:
Electric Cotton Candy which was a custom LE for da Hello Holo FB group
& a Moon Walking prot
I added 2 coats of You Had Me at "Hello Kitty." for my glitter polish.
YHMAHK didn't require any fishing to get lots of da lil black,
pink iridescent & lil yellow bits out
& only mild fishing & dabbing were required to get da kitty heads
& metallic red bows to come out to play.
I did a double coat of Seche Vite
to lessen da wee bit of texture created by da glitters.  
 My right paw got 2 buttery coats of MWP on da pinky,
middle & index fingers with an accent of ECC on ring & thumb.
 I did da reverse on my left paw.
Doing da Saran Wrap technique dulled da rainbows of these polishes,
but da colors coordinated with da glitter & it's still a fun mani.
>^. .^< 
 Ciri is SO cute when he naps!
 Oh hai, Meowmy. I's was nappin'.
 Dat flashy light is too bright!
 You wants to smooch mah jelly bean toes?
I lafs at you cuz you knows you wants to do's it!
Thanks for stopping by
& please share da luvies with da other Tarts!
~ Inky