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Wicked Game

By Chris Isaak. I have loved this song for many, many years but did not have it on iTunes.. The other day my dad was saying that the CD I made for him a few years ago is finally starting to skip, so I imported all the songs and burnt him a new disc.. I forgot how many awesome tunes that CD had - one of them happened to be this gem. I fist pumped!

Soooo... Last night during the hockey game (Go Canada!!) I decided I would work on my nails during intermissions.. And I also decided that it was time to give OPI Jade Is The Black a go. MY GOODNESS!! I FREAKIN' LOVE THIS SHADE.. with my skintone that is. Plus it is in the green family and greens, plural, are my favourite colours/shade family in general.

I just didn't know what to do with my nails.. I mean, JITNB is gorgeous on its own, but that is so not me. Which made me grab another green that I adore, Orly Mint Mojito.. That still didn't make me go 'oh, I know what to do now!'

I grabbed a sucky silkline colour I have.. T…

The Cupcake Tutorial

Finally huh.. I posted my Readers Challenge a few posts back, and I actually got a challenge from Tier asking for cupcake nails. I posted a picture of what I had come up with, and she liked it, so onwards I went with the tutorial.

I had planned to do this awhile back, but work got all crazy.. Intestinal flu for all.. Good times (sarcasm!)

Anyways, I apologize for the picture quality. I am looking into constructing a light box to see if that will help. I think it should. And there was a slight mishap which I will explain once we arrive at that point.

Here is where the problem happened. I was allowing the nail some drying time before I would pop it onto my own nail to snap a photo.. My nail painting station/art station is in a very bad spot aka the floor.. My mother happened to stroll into my room.. AND buh-bye nail.. It got rolled over and smooshed and blah! So this was the original nail, which I do like better in one way. I went with a different method for the cupcake bottom this time …

Extra Large Update + Reader Challenge!

I will try to keep the type-age about day to day life to a minimum.. I have a bunch o'photos to share. Here goes..

Here are the nail decals I made to go towards my Valentine's Day mani, buuuut.. I used them and I love the idea of making your own, but I ended up taking off the look because I absolutely hated it. It was almost 11pm the night before (I had to work at 7:15am) but I needed to have my nails painted.. So.. These gems were born. I am suuuuper sorry I didn't get a better photo of these.. I finished at about 11:30 and went straight to bed. I was quite happy with my hearts (made them with my best pal, the bobby pin!)
These were the nails I sported just before my V-Day mani.. I wanted to try out that whole toothpick deal.. I actually really liked this and could not stop looking at my nails. I love when you do a look that you cannot stop looking at. I will do with different colours and such some other day.. Plus I think I might want a base colour first.. I'm thinking …

Mr. Brightside

By The Killers. Again, my iTunes is choosing a song that is actually quite fitting. The nails I am posting are fairly bright.. Haha.. Sorry, had to! I loved The Killers album Hot Fuss, but have been less than thrilled about their last two.. Which is upsetting, but I still have Hot Fuss to go off of, and there isn't one song that I skip through when I listen to the whole album - that is always a good sign!!

I am actually going to show all of you something else that I do when I am going to do my nails but not at my computer desk.. I saw the original image for this on another site and totally forgot to save it.. I just grabbed an index card and drew it out and then closed the window (silly Dee) - so if any of you happen to come across it, let me know! Or if I find it again, I will post it up.. It is way better than mine.. I had a serious case of shakey hands going on and could not make a straight line to save my life!! Oh, and I added another 'tutorial'.. I really need to fig…

The Reader Challenge + A Quick Look

Reader Challenge.. I can hear a you all asking ‘what is the reader challenge?’.. Well, I am not so sure it is a challenge, but more so for some reader input!
The Challenge is for my lovely readers out there (yes, you!). Have you ever come across a nail art image that you are too scared to try/just don’t know how to go about doing it? WELL! I will try it out for you. I can post up tutorial pictures of how I went about doing it so that you can either just see it done (to the best of my ability) or learn some easy routes to trying it out yourself.
I don’t believe in difficult methods. I think things should be simple yet effective. In my perfect world (aka my mind) I feel being ‘challenged’ at least once a week would be great, but I’ll settle for every once in awhile. I will leave this challenge up on the side bar so that it will always be a constant reminder.
There are a couple of ways to go about this. First, you either have to send me a photo of your idea or just explain it and I will d…

Poster Sale

I know.. Not a song title.. Actually, it could be, but if it is, I have never met this tune!!

I used the title 'poster sale' because I went to a poster sale this morning with my sister. The university here holds an annual poster sale.. I have never gone and neither has my sister.. And she REALLY wanted to scope it out. So I agreed to go with her.. And it was AH-MAH-ZING! I quickly snapped some photos of my purchases.. But first I will show you my nails..



I wanted to use OPI Mad As A Hatter, but wasn't entirely sure how.. So I went accent nail. This was boring to me, so I added a diagonal stripe of MAAH.. And silver tape.. The tape came off before I went to sleep last night.. I didn't even snap a photo because I was so angry. I was even angry enough to painstakingly take off the polish without using the foil method. Anyways, a new look I will put on later this afternoon. I am thinking red.. with dots.. and bows.. I have seen some new YT vids (:

Ok.. Poster pictures! I am…

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road

By Sir Elton John. I love him!! I don't like all his songs, but the tunes I do like I end up playing a ton. Like this one. It is just so good! For some reason it calms me down. I think I have listened to it over 100 times in the last few days.. Since my beautiful little baby DJ passed away (sadface x 1 million.)

Hello lovelies!! I have a post with a slight tutorial with it. When doing this tutorial business I noticed something: my camera is terribad!! We have been together for.. 3 years now I think.. And he is just so outdated. My sister bought herself a camera around Christmastime that has 12.whatever mega pixels and the picture she takes are STUNNING! My little bad boy here has 7.2, which isn't terrible, but I am wondering if someone has done something to my camera and hasn't told me :(
Plus I think I should look into building a lightbox for my photos as well. Maybe I will get on with that today.

PLUS! I am going to making another post hopefully later today with an idea I…

Creepy Mannequin Polish

So I decided to leap upon the band wagon and test out 'mannequin' hands. The reason I bought the polish? One of my co-workers came up to me yesterday at work and was like 'the new OPI Tokyo collection is out.. you should pick up some of them' and slapped her CosmoProf card down on the table. I pretty much gasped.

Sadly, when I arrived, the collection isn't going to be available until Wednesday.. So I grabbed CG II and Liquid Leather (replacement) and a few random top coats and base coats. I was a bit underwhelmed by their selection this time. OH! And I also bought a replacement white silkline polish. I might remember to snap a photo or three later on.

When I arrived home from that venture and starting to get ready, I had about 2 hours before my friend and I were going to see a movie, (we saw Legion by the way), so of course I had to do my nails. And of course I grabbed CG II.



This actually freaked me out.. In some lights, it did look like mannequin hands. When I r…