Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spring Challenge: The Easter Bunny

Hello Lovelies! For today on The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task was to paint The Easter Bunny. I thought it would be fun to show you the steps that I took to create my bunnies, so I took pics between each one. ^.^

To create this mani, I used China Glaze Ga Ga for Green and KleanColor Holo Green for the base. For the bunny, I used Essie Blanc, and CG Liquid Leather and Dance Baby. 

Here's my Easter Bunnies:
 1. China Glaze Ga Ga for Green and KleanColor Holo Green for the base
 2. Essie Blanc for bunny head
 3. Essie Blanc for bunny ears (used dotting tool)
  4. CG Liquid Leather for eyes and cheeks; Dance Baby for cheeks and inside ears (used dotting tool)
 5. Essie Blanc for light reflection in eyes (used toothpick)
 6. Top coat~ Seche Vite to smooth everything out! =)
That's it! Do you like seeing all of the step-by-step pictures or do you prefer me keeping things short and sweet (just the finished product)?

Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Challenge: Buy Your Easter Eggs!

Hello Lovelies! For today on The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task was to paint Your Easter Eggs! So, I got a little creative with the theme and I opted to make each of my fingernails represent an egg. I painted them white with Essie blanc and covered them with a dash of Seche Vite to seal the color.

Then...things got CRAZY!! I started the egg dying process by watercoloring each nail a different Spring color. For a step by step of how I do this, visit my Watercolor Wash Too post. I changed colors for every finger, giving the nails a skittlish watercolored egg effect. I LOVE the end result and I am thoroughly enjoying wearing my Easter Egg-o-cure. It's so unique and fun!

For the watercolor wash, I used China Glaze Dance Baby (pointer), Gothic Lolita (middle), Bahamian Escape (ring), and Ga Ga for Green (pinky). I added the green rhinestone for a bit of flair. ^.^
Here's my Easter Eggs:

Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Purple Clouds

Hello Lovelies! I'm happy to announce that I have dabbled in another set of colors to create some beautiful new clouds to share with you. This time, I played in my pretty purple polishes!!

To create this mani, I used Orly Au Champagne, China Glaze Sweet Hook, and CG Gothic Lolita.

Here are my Purple Clouds:
I love this design and I already did this one in blue, if you'd like to check it out! I originally saw this on Jane's Nailside.blogspot and I asolutely adore the cloud-like effect that the polish layering creates. ^.^

I definitely plan on continuing my cloud color series and I will share more in the future with you! I hope you enjoyed and as always,
Happy Lacquering! =)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Spring Challenge: Spring Stripes

Hello Lovelies! For today on The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task was to paint Spring Stripes. This one really got me...I redid it about 5x before I finally settled on the last design I came up with (and I wasn't completely happy with it, either). >.< I did, however, like it once I mattified it (which is becoming my theme as of late), so I will lead with my matte pics first!!

Here's my mattified Spring Stripes:
Here it is unmattified and shining:
Which do you personally prefer? Mattifiying your manis or shining top coats?
Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Challenge: Butterflies

Hello Lovelies! For today on The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task was to paint Butterflies! I've seen these done by a lot of people and I've been looking forward to trying it out. ^.^

To create this mani, I used China Glaze Sun Worshiper and KleanColor Holo Orange for the base color. I detailed the wings in Sinful Colors Nail Art Time Off and China Glaze White on White. 

Here's my Butterflies:
 Here's my Butterflies mattified with Hard Candy Matte-ly In Love:
Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~

Friday, March 23, 2012

Spring Challenge: Super Subtle Spring Glitterbomb/Flakiebomb

Hello Lovelies! For today on The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task was to paint a Super Subtle Spring Glitterbomb/Flakiebomb. I opted for the Flakiebomb and in honor of The Hunger Games premiere this week-end, I used the only flakie from the China Glaze Hunger Games Collection for my mani. I'm super excited to see the movie~I just bought tickets online for my kids, their friends and MEEE for tonight!!! YaY!! ^.^

To create this mani, I used China Glaze Electric Beat and China Glaze Luxe and Lush.

Here's my Super Subtle Spring Flakiebomb:
Are you planning on seeing The Hunger Games? Did you read the series? I highly recommend the books to anyone who hasn't read it yet!

 
Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~

Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's Dotted Line Time

Hello Lovelies! Are you enjoying this Spring as much as me? It has been absolutely gorgeous here in Michigan this week and today has been another amazingly sunny day. Yay! ^.^

For today's mani, I wanted to post something fun and bright. To create this design, I painted my base color China Glaze Pool Party first. Then I applied a stripe of CG Flying Dragon down the center of each nail. After that, I used a dotting tool to dot CG Pool Party down the stripes and then I put a CG Flying Dragon dot inside each of those dots. :)

Here is the finished mani:
  Just for funsies, I decided to mattify the mani with a coat of Hard Candy
Matte-ly In Love. Check out how amazing it looks:
Do you like finishing your mani's with a coat of matte polish? What do you think of this one?

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are all having a beautiful Spring day! And as always, Happy Lacquering! =)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Teal Tuesday: Glitter Freestyle Tealicure

Hello Lovelies! Teal Tuesdays is dedicated to celebrating the gorgeousness of all that is teal. This week, we are celebrating the Glitter Freestyle Tealicure!

To create my mani, I used China Glaze Sexy in the City as the base color. The drizzle effect base was painted with CG Stone Cold and I layered the gorgeous Lacquistry Undertow overtop of the Stone Cold to reach the glitzy glitter plateau I wanted.

Here's a pic of my Glitter Freestyle Tealicure:
Check out the other terrific Teal Tuesday Tealicures at these amazing blogs:

Thanks for stopping by and as always, Happy Lacquering! =)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Challenge: Ducklings

Hello Lovelies! For today on The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task was to paint lil' Ducklings. Quack, quack, quack! These were super fast and really fun to do.  ^.^

To create this mani, I used China Glaze Gothic Lolita and KleanColor Chunky Holo Purple for the base color. To create the duckies, I used CG Sunshine Pop, CG Lemon Fizz, Stripe Rite's It's So Easy in White, and Sinful Colors Nail Art in Sunset.

Here's my cute little duckies:
Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~

Sunday, March 18, 2012

100 Follower Giveaway Winner!!!

Hello Lovelies! I'm so happy to be able to share the winner of my 100 Follower Giveaway with you today...

and since my first person didn't respond in time, my next winner is...

Entry #360 Jackie!
The winner has been sent an e-mail from me and have 24 hours to reply with their mailing address. If I don't hear from the Raffelcopter selected winner within 24 hours, I will select another winner.
(Jackie responded to her e-mail! =) Congrats! The giveaway is officially closed.)
Thanks so much for participating in the giveaway and especially to all of you for following along on my journey. It means a lot to me! 

Congratulations to Jackie and have a great day, everyone! And as always,
Happy Lacquering! =) 

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Spring Challenge: Spring Splatter

Hello Lovelies! For today on The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge, my task was to create a Spring Splatter!

To create this mani, I used White on White and Seche Vite for my base. Then I tried using a straw to get the splatter effect using four different China Glaze colors: Something Sweet, Bahamian Escape, Re-Fresh Mint, and Sweet Hook.

The straw method was hilarious for me, as the polish sort of flew all over in great big splotches. I will definitely try this again, but with a much smaller straw next time. Clean up was fairly easy because I taped around my nails, which saved me tons of time in the long run. Without further ado, I shall show you my HUGE Spring Splats.

Here's my Spring Splat Splatter:
Here are the other lovely bloggers participating in The Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge. I'd love for you to see their work!~
As always, Happy Lacquering! =)