Sunshine Nails – Part Two

I bet you thought I forgot about my two-part series of Sunshine Nails…

Nope. Life tried very hard to conspire against it — but with determination, I present to you the second installment!

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Hello Sunshine!!

This design was my entry for the previous When Colours Collide collaboration (the group is just about to publish the next round). It is pretty obvious that the color prompts were Blue and Yellow – huh?

I have some awesome photos in this post – including a prop never before seen on a nail blog!!

But first thing’s first. Here is the collaboration collage:

Pretty fabulous looking group of nail art!! I really, really enjoy these challenges. I hope to keep doing more of them.

Did you find my nails?

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My group entry photo

Both of these polish colors really sing to my soul!! It was love at first sight. They had to be mine!

And, just like in Part One’s post…I want you to see the look of these in different lighting situations. All of these were taken outdoors with my cell-phone.

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Top row: indirect sun mid-day ~ shady spot mid-afternoon
Bottom Row: direct sun mid-day ~ shady spot mid-day ~ direct sun late afternoon

Also – guess what? The name of the yellow polish is #hellosunshine!! Couldn’t be more on point for this design, no?? (I have a giant Cheshire cat grin on my silly face as I wrote this paragraph…)

Design Details

Because #hellosunshine is a jelly based holographic polish, I chose to wear my favorite off-white undies as a base.

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Good undies are there, but not seen

 

Summer yellow sun and bold blue sky

Polish Palette:

**At the time of this blog post #hellosunshine is on sale following the link above. πŸ™‚

 

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#hellosunshine in all her glory
(2 coats over off-white creme)

Just like in Sunshine Nails – Part One, I painted the main color and top-coat onto my nails the day before applying the sun shaped vinyls.

The blue polish was very opaque. After positioning the vinyls, I just applied a nice thick coat over the nails and vinyls. Although made by the same company, these vinyls were easier to use because they didn’t have all those triangle cut-outs…but they still had to be removed carefully to keep the rays edges crisp.

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The scattered holographic nature of these polishes lent well to this subject matter

At the risk of sounding like a broken record – I really enjoy wearing half-moon designs. I can’t quite put my finger on the reason, but I do.

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The skyline is reflecting on my nails

 

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It is going to be more and more evident how much I enjoyed wearing these as I finish this post with more and more photos…If I recall correctly, they span a 14 hour window from first taken in the morning to even some taken at night.

What does a nail art addict do when she can’t sleep….

She gets out of bed, goes in the bathroom, and takes more pictures of her nails, of course!!

 

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Speaking of reflections…can you see the third reflections in the nails reflected in the mirror?

Nail-somnia is a real condition folks!! I’ve stayed away from the tempting glow-in-the-dark polishes for a reason!!

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We are now in the part of my post where it has become customary to show you my nails and my flowers…

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For my garden knowledgeable readers – yes, these photos (blooms) came before the coral nails – the posts are out of sequence.

Those hibiscus blooms are just so amazing!! I have three bushes just bursting with blooms. It’s very impressive that all of these plants are doing well this year given the outdoor construction (remember the underground drainage project) and our weather this summer – HOT and without much rain. My theory is they enjoy showing off for all these pictures!!

 

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OK – now, it is time to show you the rare sighting of….drumroll…..

 

MY NAILS AND MY DRONE

Yup. Not an everyday sight. But you’re seeing it here on Kimett Kolor because I’m not an everyday kind of nail blogger. Or gal, for that matter. πŸ˜‰

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This was such a fun evening!

It turns out, Mr. Kimett is quite the pilot!!

UPDATE: 8/12/16 – In case you are curious about getting a drone for photography or have one already, here is some information regarding FAA rules and registration.

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Well, what do you think? Was this a fun post or what?

I hope it was worth the wait. I certainly had fun putting it all together. The added activities made up for a simple nail art design I think!!

Thank you for reading!! And if you have a moment, I’d love to hear from you in the comments…

Till next time,
Kimett

P.S. – I am only a few “clicks” away from sharing my 100th post!! We had so much fun with the 50th where you, my awesome followers, decided what technique I would use. So let’s do it again!!

Please vote from one of the four choices in the poll found on the top-right hand corner of the blog. (This is only available in “web view” – from a computer, or you can choose web view on your mobile device.)

The deadline for votes is the end of the day on Sunday, August 8th.

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  • What a happy sunny mani – and a drone, there are very strict rules about flying those here in Denmark, both for the sake of wild life and people…

    • Thanks!!

      It sounds like sound policy regarding the drones there. It actually isn’t my drone (or my husband’s) – it belongs to the company he works for and has a national registered flight ID number. We were very careful and only used it the once as his practice for his use at work.

      • The national registered flight ID number also has become law here, I think it’s great, way too many were using them without thought and consideration…

        • Definitely a good idea! I did like that this one was battery operated – no gas like in the miniature airplanes of my childhood. πŸ˜‰

  • CurlyGirl66

    these are gorgeous! I went back and looked at your submission for step one, and it clearly shows that you have MASTERED the art of vinyl stencils! The polish you used looked like it cooperated better too this time. What a happy, PICTURE PERFECT design! And I hope there are some of those lovely blooms still around at the end of August:) (Glad to see Mr. Kimett having some fun!)

    • Well – you’re very generous regarding the mastery part – these polishes couldn’t have been any more extreme in the formula than the ones in Part One. These polishes were a DREAM!! And, in reality, I still struggle with the darn tweezers!! LOL

      Thanks – I loved wearing these – as you can tell from the post! I hope there are some fun flowers for you to see in person too. If not – I can guarantee there will be some nasty weeds…they’re always around… πŸ˜›

  • CurlyGirl66

    Cleaning all the clutter in my house seems to have moved it all into my brain – You BOTH have drones?!!!! How fun!

    • Actually, neither of us have drones. Sorry to mislead. I was being overly silly with my heading. The drone belongs to Mr. Kimett’s workplace. He is required to use it to document his fleet of equipment. Because it is commercially owned, it has an FAA registration number and everything. It’s neat to take aerial photos, but I don’t think we’d own one ourselves. I can see them being very useful for a farmer or someone with a lot of property though. πŸ˜‰

  • vicky baker

    This mani is gorgeous and reminds me of the sun shapes in the movie Tangled. Gorgeous nails, gorgeous flowers and how funny to see drones in a post. Can’t wait to read the 100th post. I’m off to vote now.
    Vicky xx
    @thepolishlist

    • Oh – I LOVE the movie Tangled!! It is one of my top Disney movies ever!! And, I don’t know why I didn’t think of it. Glad you liked the post!! Thank you!!
      Also – thanks so much for voting!!! You rock!!

  • Beth Dunton

    I love the half moon designs, too! Perfect summer motif for this challenge, the two shades complement each other perfectly. Awesome job!

    • Cool – I’m glad you liked these. So happy to have you commenting! Even happier for YOU to have the time!! πŸ˜‰ Thanks much!!