25 Sep

Doctor Who Nail Art

Before I get to the nails  I want to take a moment and thank you all for the wonderful comments and for liking my photos on FB and Instagram. Y’all make this so exciting. I even got a couple of award nominations over the weekend! Yay! I’ll have to get to that soon. I have been so bad about keeping up with those. :O oopsie!

Great news girls!
I’m officially out of the nail art funk! (and the crowd goes wild)

My submission for the 31 day challenge today would be considered a stretch for many but not so much for me. The theme is “Inspired by a book”. While Doctor Who is obviously a TV series, I have never seen the show. The Shutterbug, on the other hand, is an avid fan and I happened upon a collectors item book at a used book store and flipped through it to familiarize myself a bit. So you see how this qualifies as “inspired by a book” for me. The Shutterbug has been aching for Doctor Who nail art and she came up with what she wanted and told me the ten nail designs she wanted and we went from there. I have never watched Doctor Who so she had to explain most of them and show pictures.

Doctor Who nail art: fez, blue suit, dalek, 3d glasses, two hearts, TARDIS, Cyberman, andipose

From left to right we have The Doctor’s (Matt Smith) fez, The Doctor’s (David Tennant) blue suit, a gold Dalek, The Doctor (Tennant) and his 3D glasses, two hearts representing The Doctor’s two hearts, the TARDIS, a Cyberman and a little andipose guy. On the thumbs below we have tally marks from the episode with The Silence and a galaxy nail.

Doctor Who nail art: tally marks from "The Silence" and galaxy nail

Do you like them? My favorite is the gold Dalek. I think they all look cool and The Shutterbug keeps saying they are the most awesome nails ever so I think I executed her dream look well. Hopefully those of you who are Whovians (????) like them too.

This is my first time photographing someone else’s nails in the lightbox so the pictures are a bit different. I think you get the picture.

I used a ton of supplies to do these and I’m not going to list them all but here’s a picture…

doctor who nail art supplies

I hope you are all having a great day. Today was our day off and we got to go out and run some errands and play with the kids. Good times!


18 Sep

L.A. Girl Brilliant Blue

It’s going to be another short post today, ladies, as I’m not really feeling well. I’m hoping that I’ll pull out of this funk soon and be back to doing some super fun designs in the near future. The Shutterbug is wanting a Dr. Who design so I’ll probably be busy with that in the next couple of days.

In the meantime… Day 17 of the 31 day challenge is Glitter and I’m popping in again to submit a glittery design as an entry. 🙂 I can’t get enough of these L.A. Girl 3D Effect polishes. First off is the swatch!

This is two easy coats of Brilliant Blue with no topcoat. Just look at it! This first caught my eye when the lovely Jacqui of Craftynail made this post. So so so pretty! I had to have it! When I saw Jacqui’s post, my jaw dropped because this looked to me like a dupe for my ultimate lemming at the time, Picture Polish Cosmos. I don’t own Cosmos but from the swatches I’ve seen and the way this polish looks, I am absolutely satisfied! It’s the more affordable and accessible solution. I have nothing bad to say about this polish at all except that it’s not available in the Philippines. Perhaps soon? If not, it would make a great pasalubong from the US. (Pasalubong is what those of us in the Philippines call a gift for someone that you bring home from a trip somewhere.)

I’ve added some stamping with Color Club Harp On It. Yeah, you guys can tell I’ve been having fun with my new polishes I ordered from the US.I think what I ended up with looks like snowflakes. What do you think?
I hope everyone is doing well and having a great week.

13 Sep

Purple and Black Woven Stripes

I’ve had a bit of a dry spell in the inspiration department lately. But I’ve noticed that several of the blogs I follow have been participating in the 31 day challenge (2013) that Chalkboard nails created and Mr. Nailinator suggested that I go with one of the prompts for that. Day 12 is stripes and I came up with this.

I started with two coats of Color Club Eternal Beauty and then used L.A. Girl 3D in Black Illusion and a striper brush to add the stripes. I’ve included a picture in warm light so you can see a bit of the holo shimmer. The sun didn’t come out all day today so there are no sunshine shots. Oh well! I think they look pretty darn cool. Don’t you?

I hope everyone is having a great day.

11 Sep

L.A. Girl – Sparkle Ruby (With a dash of Starrily Lemon Lime)

Today is Mr. Nailinator’s birthday! Whoop! For the occasion I’ve gone with a  maroon stunner in honor of his Alma Mater. Any guesses as to where he went to college? I’ve given you 2 clues (1. Whoop 2. Maroon ) It’s also The Shutterbug’s birthday. Happy birthday to you both!

This is two coats of LA Girl 3D in Sparkle Ruby. I love this polish so much! It was hard to photograph its awesomeness in the light box. So I’ve included a warm lighting shot as well. It’s soooooo pretty! The pictures still don’t do it justice.

The Shutterbug brought over her new babies to show me and I couldn’t resist slapping on a coat of Starrily in Lemon Lime just because I was intrigued to see what it looked like. I think it looks pretty cool. This polish has 4 different sized lime green glitters in it. So cool! What do you think?

I’ve been so preoccupied with having family visit and now getting back to school that I’m kind of running dry on nail art ideas. Any ideas or requests?

I hope everyone is having a great week!
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