October 23, 2013

The Dots Won!

Polka Dots: the 11th design of the 31DC2013 and the 1st one of the Patterns group. 

Revelation! I had no idea that making dots was so much fun! It was total play-time in the kolor-kave when doing these nails. My thoughts and preparations went completely out the window and dotting took over.




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October 20, 2013

Halloween Short

Taking a brief interruption from the 31DC2013 guides, I added some Halloween elements to the gradient from my previous post.


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October 16, 2013

Autumn Palette Gradients

Design 10 of 31DC2013: Gradient Nails

Yay! I have just finished the first third of the designs. Gradient nails was the last of the Color designs to complete.


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October 12, 2013

A Little Birdie Went "Oh Splat!"

Design #9 of 31DC2013 - Rainbow Nails

[No animals were harmed in the production of these nail designs. Really, I saw it fly away...]

There I was, minding my own business, enjoying the beautiful fall day, painting my nails...when I was startled by a loud thunk.Outside the window of my kolor-kave (aka, hobby room), is a berry tree that the birds were fighting over. And, one such bird bounced off of the window with a loud, Splat! Now - fortunately the window had a nice, new bouncy screen as it cushioned his blow and he flew away immediately.
 


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October 9, 2013

Metal Meets Matte

Design #8 of 31DC2013 - Metallic Nails

Without hesitation, I picked Essie's Mirror Metallics to show off on the metallic nails design. So, I thought I'd use a matte polish as the canvas and stamp with the shiny metallic colors - silver, gold & copper.





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October 7, 2013

OPI Black Spotted Here!



Design 7 of 31DC2013: B&W Nails

Another first here for Kimett. Black & white nails - without any other colors. This isn't particularly a complimentary color combo for fair skinned gals like me...despite that, my hands were feeling very chic that day. And, drum-roll please, the coveted (especially here in the US) - OPI Black Spotted polish made a debut on my nails!!





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October 6, 2013

The Polish That Started it All...

In my very post (click here to revisit it), I mentioned that there was one polish purchase that led me to become a polish-aholic (don't worry, I have it under control...isn't that what everyone says? LOL). So, how did I start down this path of nail polish collecting/painting/obsessing...?


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October 4, 2013

Purple Fire Flop

Design #6 of 31DC2013: Violet (Purple) Nails

While I love every color equally (no discrimination here)...there are those that I prefer not having on my nails. Purple is one of them. It isn't that I dislike the color and I do have a few purples to choose from in my polish collection. Yet, this day's nails were a flop. Maybe my purple-bias clouded my judgement and ultimately the success with this design? In future, I need to remember that I favor purple in smaller doses rather than covering the whole nail and every nail.

Everything started out OK in terms of applying the first layer of color (2 coats), a warm purple cream with a pretty blue shimmer.



I could cheat and tell you I stopped there. But I didn't. I wanted to use the amazing, spectacular, and magical liquid concoction from Cult Nails (another must have indie polish maker) called Seduction. It is in a word - beautiful. Just not on that day, on my nails. If you don't believe me, take a look at a couple other ladies' photos that do the polish justice, here and here.


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October 1, 2013

Into the Blue

Design 5 of 31DC2013: Blue Nails

Ocean waters are intriguing to me. Maybe it's because I am a big fan of blue hues, or perhaps it is a result of living and vacationing near the coastlines. No matter why, I love pictures of blue water - seas, oceans, etc. You'll see down below a picture I took in Washington that represents the blue-water-vision I was trying to evoke with these nails.


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