September 26, 2016

Stormy Skies Nail Art for Kelly

It's been a while since I made such a wonderful mess over a couple days to create a design. I had many polish bottles, brushes, paints, liquids, etc. spread out all over my work space. It felt good!! I admit, I waited one more day before tidying up -- viewing the aftermath was satisfying. Stormy Skies Nail Art
Purple storm cloud rolling in behind windmill in Colorado sky

So - has the title of this design peaked your interest? I hope so. I was able to include step-by-step pictures along with more details; as well as, the inspiration story and image to share with you today. Hope you'll click on to check it out!!


September 19, 2016

All Grey'd Out for #maniswapcircle


You all have me blushing and smiling with your entries and responses to my Blogiversary Giveaway....I think this feeling of warm fuzzies is going to stay with me a while.

Thank You. Thank You!!
(Haven't entered yet? Please do! Here's a direct link.  But, don't forget to come back and finish reading this post...OK?)

KimettKolor Grey Reverse Stamping on Calliope by Supernatural Lacquer
Light grey & silver colors for #maniswapcircle

There's been a lot of pink and red on Kimett Kolor lately...until today. I hope you'll read on and let me know what you think of my re-creation for the latest Mani Swap Circle.


September 16, 2016

Happy 3 Year Blogiversary Kimett Kolor!! Plus Giveaway!

C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-I-O-N time!!

It's been 3 years since I started Kimett Kolor!!

Wow. Just. Wow.

And, what a great adventure it has been! I've found a much greater enjoyment in nail art and blogging that I ever anticipated. Through this hobby, I've also made many connections with folks all over the world that I will always cherish. There are constant ways to grow and expand with new products and techniques. Indie brands have brought unique and more personal choices to nail art. For these reasons and many more, I'm very much looking forward to three more years (at least)!

Blog created: September 2013
Screen Capture shown above: September 2016

Thank you to everyone who has ever inspired me, helped me, supported me and encouraged me!! There aren't enough words in the dictionary to describe my gratitude.

In this post, I'll take a little trip down memory lane including a revisit of the very first post for a little THEN and NOW comparison.

Also, I hope you'll enter my Reader Appreciation GIVEAWAY (info and links at the end of the post). And, as a surprise BONUS - those that have commented on my blog in the past can earn 5 extra chances in the raffle!!

Here we go....


September 8, 2016

Crimson Flowers for #maniswapcircle

It is undeniable that nail art is more enjoyable when accompanied by really great polish. It's been three years since I started this blog and I'm unashamed to admit that I've amassed quite the collection. For me, having lots of choices makes the experience feel that much more decadent. Speaking of decadence...take a look at these nails...

KimettKolor Crimson Flowers Stamping Nail Art
Flash photography emphasizes the complexity of this polish

See the original inspiration for these copy-cat nails with beautiful (if I do say so myself) macro shots to show off this gorgeous polish included in the rest of this post.


September 6, 2016

Science Is Girly - Nail Art for Silvie

Hello. I have some special dotty nails to share with you today. There's a bit of an explanation that goes along with them that I'll get to during this post. But suffice it to say, I was in a unique brain space when coming up with these!

KimettKolor Science Is Girly Nail Art
Science Is Girly

You see...these nails were created for a unique gal. She likes pink and girly designs, she's got a cheeky sense of humor, and she's a physicist who studies optics and lasers. And, it was her birthday.

Who is this special person? What is going on with my nails? Read on to find out.


September 2, 2016

What About Stamping In Black?

So, I gabbed quite a bit about the smooshing technique in my last post - didn't I?

Well, I'm at it again. Today's post is more of a discussion about stamping, especially stamping in black, than it is about these nails.

KimettKolor Stamping in Black Nail Art Tips
Smoosh + Stamping = Perfect Match

Recently, I told a friend that I don't consider myself a tutorial type blogger. I prefer to include this type of chatter as a means of noting the things that I find helpful (and those not to do again) for my own growth in the nail art journey. Yes, blogging is my way of pretending I'm not talking to myself!

But I hope my writing about it benefits you too! In fact, I don't consider my stamping here a great example at all; rather, this design was instead quite the learning experience. And, that is just what I want to share.

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