Showing posts with label Esmaltes Da Kelly. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Esmaltes Da Kelly. Show all posts

Digital Dozen Day 5: Stripes and hearts nail art

Friday, February 13, 2015

Today is Day five - the final day - of the Digital Dozen Patterns on Patterns theme. Being a part of the Digital Dozen has challenged me to try different ideas and designs. Of course, don't be surprised to see a lot of floral designs mixed in when ever I get a chance.

Today is a different look for me. I used the black Esmaltes Da Kelly tinted polish from the Soap Bubbles collection for my base color. These polishes are translucent, which is what makes it great to use them in nail art. But it's the first time I have used one in a base color. I used two coats so it wasn't too sheer. Then I added black lines using Colors by Llarowe "Vincent." Fancy Gloss "A Sailor's Love" was used to create the hearts.

I love the way it turned out. It was extremely hard to capture in photos though. But I recommend the technique. The opacity difference of the polishes make it interesting - and the pop of red added a bit of flair. 







Make sure to take a look at the other amazing Pattern on Pattern looks by the talented ladies of the Digital Dozen.








Spiraling nail art for Digital Dozen Pattern on Pattern

Monday, February 9, 2015


It's Digital Dozen time again. This month's challenge is Pattern on Pattern. I am having fun with this theme.

For today's Pattern on Pattern I used some nail vinyls from KBShimmer. These spiral nail vinyls made creating this swirling look oh-so-easy. Just peel them off and press them on to your dry base color and apply polish. Make sure to peel the vinyls off quickly. If you let the nail polish dry on top, you will end up peeling up a lot more than you wanted to.

Let's take a look.

I started off with a base color of Orly Bling. I wanted to be able to see shimmer through the "swirls." Then I added a rough bulls eye using blue, yellow and green polishes from the Esmaltes Da Kelly Soap Bubbles collection.

Spiral nail art

Then I applied the spiral KBShimmer Nail Vinyls and pressed them down firmly.

Spiral nail art

I painted over the vinyls using Elevation Polish Volcanic Dust. This polish is being discontinued. So if you want it, you better hop on over to Elevation Polish and grab it. Once it's gone - it's gone.

Spiral nail art

This look came out better than I hoped. I love the shine and shimmer the microglitter base color provides.


Is this a look you would try?

KBShimmer Nail Vinyls can be purchased at KBShimmer.com. There are a variety of choices.

The KBShimmer Nail Vinyls were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently. The remaining products and polishes were purchased by me.

Make sure to check out more of the Digital Dozen creations below.






Day 9 of the 13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge - rainbow nail art

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Today's post is Day 9 of the 13 Days of January Nail Art Challenge. A group of bloggers decided to get together and participate in a group challenge for 13 days in January. Today's nail art theme is "rainbow." 

I had originally created this mani for the "half and half" prompt, but due to a family emergency I wasn't able to post it. So I thought it was perfect for the rainbow prompt.


Tinted nail art using Esmaltes Da Kelly Soap Bubbles Collection

Tinted nail art using Esmaltes Da Kelly Soap Bubbles Collection

Tinted nail art using Esmaltes Da Kelly Soap Bubbles Collection

Tinted nail art using Esmaltes Da Kelly Soap Bubbles Collection


I applied a coat of Orly Mirrorball for the base color. Then I added random strips, dots and shapes of the tinted polishes from the Esmaltes da Kelly Soap Bubbles Collection. I love the way they transform and highlight the holo radiance of the Mirrorball. Then I added random dots and lines using Colors by Llarowe Vincent, which is my "go-to" black creme. 

I added a top coat of HK Girl and then had an instant art mani!



See the other rainbow-inspired looks created by some talented ladies.







Digital Dozen: Fairy Tale nail art

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

It's day two of the Digit-al Dozen. And if you haven't seen... the theme is fairy tales. I decided to create a mani based on Jorinda and Joringel from the Brothers Grimm.

You see, there was an old woman who was really a witch. In the day she changed into a cat or an owl. In any man came close to her castle, he would be stilled until she released him. But if a fair maiden came close, she was changed into a bird and placed in a cage in the castle.

A maiden - Jorinda - was betrothed to Joringel and they were walking too close to the castle one night. Joringel was frozen in place and Jorinda was transformed into a bird. The night moon cast up on Joringel and he was released.


Jorinda and Jorindel: Owl and floral nail art
Jorinda and Jorindel: Owl and floral nail art
A nightingale flew around him and told him of a magic flower that would release the fair maidens from the bird form they were living in. He set about the lands to find this magic flower and returned to the castle. With a flash of the flower Jorinda was transformed back to her original beautiful form. They released the rest of the maidens from the spell and then used the flower on the witch. Now she no longer had the power to cast the spell and could not return into her daytime owl form.


Jorinda and Jorindel: Owl and floral nail art
Jorinda and Jorindel: Owl and floral nail art
For this mani I used a base color of China Glaze White on White and then sponged on Barielle Panama Pina Colada. This gave a hint of yellow to the base without being overly yellow. Then I stamped flowers and colored them in with Esmaltes Da Kelly Soap Bubbles polishes. The owl was created using acrylic paints.



What do you think? Check out the other fairy tale manis created by the talented ladies in the Digital Dozen below.





Up in lights - holiday tree nail art

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

My last post before the holidays is some fun and bright holiday tree nail art. I love nail art and I recently purchased the Esmaltes Da Kelly Soap Bubbles collection. This collection has fun, bright, sheer jelly polishes. They are so much fun to use in nail art.

I started off with a base color of Colors by Llarowe Vincent. A deep and pure black polish that applies creamy and dries to a high gloss shine. I seriously need a gallon of this polish.

Christmas tree and lights nail art

Then I used white polish to create the tree and lights. Once it was fully dry I applied the Soap Bubbles polishes over the white. You don't have to be exact when you use these polishes. The black polish hides any imperfections. I added a gold glitter for the base of the light bulbs.

After my nails were fully dry, I applied a top coat of HK Girl and I had instant and festive nail art.

Christmas tree and lights nail art
 
Have  you used sheer polishes for nail art? How did you use them?

The Esmaltes Da Kelly polishes were purchased by me. CbL Vincent was previously sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors can display colors differently.

On a Winter's night - jelly nail art

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Today's post is some fun magical nail art. There's something awe inspiring about seeing trees on a mountainside with the night's glow illuminating them. So that's the illusion I tried to create.

Winter/holiday scene nail art

I started with two coats of Elevation Polish "Pic de Sotllo." This deep, royal blue polish was perfect for the base color. 

Then I added some "snow banks" by sponging on white and gray acrylic paint. I also sponged on some black to give it a bit of depth. I sponged on white trees and then added some details with black acrylic paint. I painted over the trees with Dance Legend 605 top coat. It was just the right amount of sparkle. Then I added a few dots with white paint to add some snowy illusions. I topped it all off with a coat of Esmaltes da Kelly sheer blue jelly polish.

I added a top coat of HK Girl and I had the look I was going for. 

Have you added sheer jelly polish over nail art? It gives it a completely different look.

Some of these polishes were provided for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note that computer monitors may display colors differently.

Esmaltes da Kelly Soap Bubbles - floral nail art

Sunday, November 23, 2014

I recently managed to snag the Esmaltes da Kelly Soap Bubbles collection and I couldn't wait to play with them. I love the sheer illusion they create.

I started out with a base color of Zoya Willow. Then I added white acrylic paint in the basic shapes of flowers and leaves. I also added a diagonal corner with a silver holographic polish by Colors by llarowe. I had no reason for doing this other than I wanted to see how they worked over a holographic polish. 

Esmaltes da Kelly Soap Bubbles - floral nail art

Then I started coloring. That's basically what it is.. coloring in the white with various colors from the Soap Bubbles collection. I used Pink, Purple, Green, and Moss to fill in the flowers and the leaves. I used Blue over the diagonal corner. I topped it off with a top coat of HK Girl.
 
Esmaltes da Kelly Soap Bubbles - floral nail art

The tints worked wonders. Looking back at it now, I realize you don't have to worry about staying completely in the lines - especially over a black polish. These jelly tints are thicker than I thought they would be, but worked amazingly well. They are vibrant and colorful.

I purchased these polishes from Llarowe.com. All opinions are my own.

Esmaltes Da Kelly Indie polish - swatches and review

Tuesday, September 17, 2013


This must be Indie week! I have another new-to-me brand of polish to share with you today - Esmaltes Da Kelly.

I have two of these gorgeous luxurious glitter polishes today. The polishes have a great formula. There was no fishing for glitter and they applied wonderfully and smoothly.

You can buy these polishes and more from this Indie maker at Color4Nails for $8. Let's move straight on to the swatches.

Esme Anne - has varying sized and shaped holographic glitter in a clear base. It applies easily and there is no fishing for any of the glitter. This is one coat over Seche Clever and Confident and a topcoat of Seche Vite.

Esme Anne
Esme Anne

Esme Anne
Esme Anne
Esme Anne
Esme Anne
Ana Carolina - is a pink, purple and red glitter in a purple base. It applied smoothly and evenly and the shimmer and shine of the micro-glitter is amazing. This is two coats with a top coat of Seche Vite.

Ana Carolina
Ana Carolina
Ana Carolina
Ana Carolina
Ana Carolina
Ana Carolina
I am definitely going to be watching this Indie maker for new polishes and add more to my stash. 

You can purchase these polishes at Color4Nails for $8 each. Make sure to check out some of the other amazing glitters in this collection.

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These polishes were sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own. Please note computer monitors may vary in color display. 
 

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