Thinking of You

Thinking of You Card

This girl is just so cute with her polka dot dress and little bunny!

Thinking of You Tilda Stamp

I got this stamp as a gift with a purchase (similar stamps here), and I wasn’t sure I’d like it at first. It just didn’t seem my style. But then I stamped her and colored her, and fell in love. I used Copic markers for the coloring, added polka dots to her dress using a white gel pen and then cut her out with scissors.

Magnolia Tilda Cards

I colored a background on a card panel using an assortment of Copic markers, and stuck her onto the panel using foam tape to give her a little dimension. Then I stamped the Thinking of You sentiment and added a little heart that I made glossy using a bit of glossy accents glue. Perfect for Easter!

Thinking of You

kimberly

Midweek Manicure // Watercolor Nails

A nail tutorial that’s a lot easier than it looks (we know I like those). Nice and springy but also a fun Easter nail art idea!

Watercolor Nails

I used:

  • Base coat
  • Ulta Snow White
  • OPI Nail Lacquer Thinner
  • China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint (green)
  • OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook (blue)
  • Sally Hanson Complete Salon Manicure Rosy Outlook (pink)
  • China Glaze Tart-y for the Party (purple)
  • Nail polish remover
  • Small paint brush
  • Nail rhinestones
  • top coat

Pastel Watercolor Nails

To create the watercolor effect, I first painted a white base coat on all of my nails except for my index finger on my left hand, and thumb and ring finger on my right hand. I painted only half of those nails white. Using one color at a time,  used the green, blue, pink and purple polishes to create a watercolor effect. To do this, I placed a dot of the color on a piece of foil, and added a few drops of nail polish thinner and mixed it with a paint brush to thin out the polish to a watery consistency. Then I’d just use the nail polish brush to dot the color onto my nail in various places, repeating this process for each color. Be sure to clean the brush off with nail polish remover each time you switch colors.  I used a bit of topcoat to adhere a rhinestone onto the nails that I only half-painted.I then added a top coat and it all came together.

There are a lot of great tutorials for this on youtube!

kimberly

[LATE] Midweek Manicure // Easter Eggs

Finally posting this week’s mani! I’m frustrated about the fact that I wasn’t able to get it up until now, but sometimes life gets in the way. This week I tried some fun Easter-egg designs for the upcoming holiday.

Easter Egg Nail Art

I used:

I first painted two coats of the Portia then used the Milani polish to create different designs on each nail. I used a dotting tool for the polka-dot nails and ended up with cute Easter-egg lookin’ fingers.

Easter Mani

You can also check out last year’s Easter nails, and a round up of Easter nail ideas for more mani inspiration.

Thanks for reading!

kimberly

Easter Eggs

Apologies for being MIA this week. I’ll be posting a midweek lateweek mani later today (I hope!) but in the meantime, check out this great Easter egg roundup from Almost Perfect.

I especially love these gold leaf eggs – the tutorial can be found at SheKnows.

gold leaf eggs

Cute, huh? Happy Almost-Easter!

kimberly

Easter Manicure

After a long day of baking and furniture flipping, I sat down and created and Easter-egg inspired manicure.

After painting on a white base I used several different pastel colors to paint different designs on each nail. I like the subtle effect. I do not like how my skin is especially dry looking in this photo, though. I think I need to just stop doing dishes!

I was first inspired to do this design after I saw a pin on pinterest that lead me to this blog post.

happy painting!

Midweek Manicure – Easter Ideas

I have a really good idea in mind for an Easter themed manicure that I’ll share at the end of the week. But while I’m figuring out when I”m going to set aside time for that, here are some past manicures I’ve done that I think would be nice for Easter. :)

The picture quality is not great because they’re mostly cell phone camera shots, so bear with me.

A makeup sponge and two contrasting pink shades.

For this I used a light base coat then used my bundle monster stamp kit to stamp on flowers in a random pattern all over. I actually wore this for Easter last year.

I used a water marbling technique to do this. You can check out how to do it here. This would be really nice for Easter using several pastel polishes!