Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Comparison To Ease My Mind

The other day I ventured in to the Chatters supply store.. Now, in my defense, I was actually trying to find a bottle of Party Hearty for someone else (: BUT! Of course I was snooping around.. Me snooping around nail polish is never a good idea.

I picked up a bottle of Little Drummer Boy.. And LOVED it. Then more wandering.. Then I looked at it again and put it back.. Because my mind was telling me I had something really close to it at home. After setting it back down, I found the Burlesque collection.. And nabbed a bottle of Glow Up Already (green glitter.. of course I had to have it!).. I was about to pay, but instead I turned around and grabbed Little Drummer Boy again.


When I got home.. I looked at Little Drummer Boy with delight, but that nagging feeling came back. I searched through the polish collection and spotted Midnight Mission. My brain yelled 'see! see! SEE!!!!'


Little Drummer Boy is on the left, Midnight Mission to the right. To my absolute delight.. They are quite different! I now feel I am justified to own both! Though.. I have to say.. Midnight Mission looks like Russian Navy Suede when I add a top coat.. Oh well!! I am just happen to have both of these gems within my collection.

Now to quickly remove this and green up my nails. The Saskatchewan Roughriders are in the Grey Cup (Canadian version of the Super Bowl) final today.. Against Montreal.. Who beat us last year because of a devastating call.. Anyways! Redemption time! I am thinking green and sparkley.. (:


Your Comments Answered
  • Trincess - Thank you - I totally agree (:
  • Zara - Thank you! I picked my favourite colours (:
  • Freshie - Yay! Glad you think so, because I agree!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Striped Nails

Hello everyone!

I bring you my striped nails that I did the other day.. The idea is actually from an image that I made a few years back as a background for a webpage.. I was clicking on my picture folder and just before I could head over to my nail art inspiration video, I saw that image and thought it was perfect for some nail art!


For this look I used: OPI Alpine Snow, CG Liquid Leather, OPI Who The Shrek Are You?, Quirius Lucy Diamond & CG Heli-Yum.

ALSO.. If any of you are interested.. I made a VIDEO to go along with this post. Yeah, I finally made a video! I had my awesome brother edit it.. I think I am going to need his help for a bit longer. He uses vegas as an editor.. He made it look so easy and I know it really isn't that easy!

Anyways, please, check out the video and lemme know what you think!!

Also, since I can do videos now.. Is there a look I have posted up before that you want to see done as a tutorial? Let me know and I will comply!!

I hope everyone has an awesome Friday night and a great weekend!!


Your Comments Answered
  • KarenD - Yay! Glad someone agrees with me! Yeah.. Hopefully the next time I do swatching, I will have some better photos to share (:
  • shortwidenails - I am surprised that you haven't found a supplier for CG in Vancouver.. That just blows my mind!! BUT! I am glad to make you want to get Party Hearty!! I even checked at Chatters today for ya - but of course they are all sold out! Grr! I hope you can still buy off of ebay - it will be well worth it!! I have a mini bottle of MAAH.. I might just have to consider it for a New Years mani! I also might have to convince her.. We'll see! Haha, and my brother as well (: - I agree about it on the yellow.. I thought it would be a fun idea, but it is really, well, blah!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Boredom Overcome By Party Hearty

Hello everyone!

I have a day off today.. And quickly became very bored. I started working on making a light box.. And then I sliced myself and didn't want to do a perfect job anymore (heh).

Then, as I was tending to my newly self inflicted wound, I noticed my nails were bare.. So I then picked out nine random bottles.. Well, not really random.. But it'll look that way!

In this lineup we have: CG OMG, Liquid Leather, Jolly Holly & Midnight Kiss; Essie Mesmerize & Lolipop (side note: I just noticed that Essie 'Lollipop' is just 1 l.. Geez louise! I always was using deux l's..); OPI Alpine Snow & Sapphire In The Snow; BYS Yellow Sunshine.

Now, you're probably thinking that is the strangest polishes together.. And you're right. I do some weird combos, but I don't think I would be able to do something with all of these gems.. Oh right, the post title. You caught me. They are all going to be meeting up with..

This guy, CG Party Hearty.

I am going to use this time to apologize for some of the photos. The light box is not perfected.. I like some of the photos and others are really yellowed out! I promise to work on this so that my photos can look more visually appealing! I also didn't do any cleanup on my nails - sorry x 2!!




I have also misplaced my 1 coat'er photos.. Grr! Once I find them I will edit this post.. ANYWAYS! The photos containing Party Hearty are with two coats. Most of the colours didn't surprise me with how awesome they looked with PH.. The one that really made me happy?

Essie Mesmerize with 2 coats of PH. I really didn't think the blue would look that great with red and green sparkles.. But, I proved myself wrong.

This post is actually a bit of a bust.. And for that I do apologize! Maybe I will post something up tomorrow with better photos..

BUT! What I can say is that I absolutely love PH! It is going to be perfect for holiday manis.. And I would especially recommend it if you're a person that just enjoys wearing polish without adding nail art.. As this adds that little extra without being too over the top! LOVE!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday! I am going to go do some more work on the light box.. And paint my nails (:


Your Comments Answered
  • shortwidenails - Oh, she has been painting/doing nail art for about as long as I have.. So technically, she is already one of us (: Seriously, I think you should get it - it is gorrrgeous!! My dress was just a dark plum colour.. So I figured since it was plain, I could dress it up with shoes (cheetah print flats) and of course my nails.. And surprisingly enough, it all worked out well together! Also something strange.. My sister and I were both 'dressed up' and yet we didn't take a single photo. I was in a dress and she in a skirt.. I thought the world might end, but, luckily, it didn't!

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Sister's Haul

Hey everyone!!

Sorry I haven't posted yet this week - I honestly do not know where the week went!

I have a photo to post of the polishes that my sister hauled recently. She was out and about (aka shopping) and had phoned me while I was at work to let me know she had bought some China Glaze pack and an OPI polish. Once she told me it was from the Christmas collection, I was immediately asking her if she saw a polish called 'Party Hearty' - she had. She didn't buy that one though, she had bought the trio pack with the two greens (Mistletoe Kisses & Jolly Holly) as well as a gold (Midnight Kiss). She was also pumped because they had a display for the Burlesque collection - she picked up Sparkle-icious - which I was really happy about as it was on my list to buy!

So, starting from the top: CG Midnight Kiss & Mistletoe Kisses, OPI Sparkle-icious, CG Party Hearty & Jolly Holly.

Oh, wait - what is that? You see Party Hearty when I said she didn't pick it up? Yeah. I asked her (maybe a little forcefully..) to go back in and please please please pick up Party Hearty! And she did (:

These are the nails I am currently sporting. Sorry, a pre-clean-up photo!! I actually filmed a bit of a tutorial for them. I e-mailed the genius mind behind SuPa Nails to make sure it is okay to use them/make a video about them. We'll see!

I am going to a wedding tomorrow, and I think they will complement my dress. It is just a dark purple.. So I might as well have fun with my nails. Oh, and well, my shoes. They are cheetah print flats. What can I say? I don't really go to weddings (:

I hope everyone had an amazing week! AND that you all will have a great weekend!!


Your Comments Answered
  • Pretty - Thankies! I am feeling tres better now!!
  • shortwidenails - Yeah, I have no idea what it was. It was definitely flu-esque and terrible! Yet, I didn't really pass it on to anyone? Maybe it was specifically designed just for moi! I do use a tiny brush. I should probably snap a photo of it one of these days. It is basically my best friend for nails.
  • Sylvia - Thankies (:
  • Lacey - I wish I had her creative mind! Thankfully I can just copy her ideas and hope for the best!!
  • Zara - Thank you and thank you (:

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Let's Get Geometrical

Actually, that would probably be a horrible idea right now!

I have some weirdo flu-like symptoms going on - minus out my least favourite one.. So, it really isn't that bad. I am lying though. I feel like I was hit by a bus. Every joint hurts, my knees buckle as I walk from point A (the couch) to point B (the bed) - I have extreme headaches and when I turn to look sideways - awesome shooting pain! Bleh.

I just figured I would make this post quickly, then head back to bed!!

I saw this look on SuPa Nails and really liked it. I just changed up the colours a bit.. Well, I used green instead of yellow and grey instead of purple.. Anyways!







I do apologize for the photo. That is about as good as it is going to get until I can concentrate ):

Polishes used are: Orly Mirror Mirror, OPI What's With The Cattitude?, Color Club Twiggie, OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender.

Next time, I think I want to partake in this accent nailage posted by MeganChair - check them out! So pretty!!

AND! I need to get my mitts on the CG Christmas collection.. Especially Party Hearty! It steals my heart.

Alrighty, I am off to bed! I hope everyone is fairing better out there than I!!

Have a wonderful Wednesday (:


Your Comments Answered

  •  Trincess - That is awesome!! I cannot wait to see your take on it - as I am sure it will be stunning! (:
  • KarenD - You really should! They are fun and easy AND can really add some extra fun to any mani you're sporting!!
  • Aurora's Nails - Thankies! I wish I could take creative development on it - but I agree, the colours look amazing together!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Connect The Dots

I decided to scour through my Nail Art Inspiration folder, and found this fun and simple look! I thought it would be perfect after a bunch of Halloween nail art (:


I used: CG Lemon Fizz, Essie Mint Candy Apple, CG White Out, OPI A Shorts Story, Finger Paints Leonardo Da Vin-Pink & Essie Mesmorize.

Simple and fun! I even clipped down my nails again - just a smidge. I am really enjoying shorter nails.. For now!!

I hope everyone has had a great start to November!!


Your Comments Answered
Answered from the Fail Nails post:
  • Freshie - He is very adorable! I am glad that they do seem to get along as they are both alone all the time! I let them be together for a few minutes every few days - seems to keep them happy!!
  • Zara - Thankies! I agree!!
  • JQ - I figure I might as well be honest.. Not everything I do is photo-worthy, but I figure I can show that I do some terri-bad stuff as well - I am human!! I am going to have to keep my eyes wide open at Winner's from now on!! I would have probably passed it completely!!
  • Lily - Thank you, you're sweet!
  • shortwidenails - Haha, well, thank you! I suppose they weren't the worst things I have ever done! Pumpkin carving is so mean to thee ol' nails! I think we had a grand total of 25 kids, but I handed out about 30 bags of candy, I started to toss extras to kids (when I say 'bags', I mean I make mini baggies - this year they included: a candy necklace, a ring pop, a mini chocolate bar, Hot Tamales and a mini movie time treat) - they seemed happy! I think I have watched 'Hocus Pocus' twice this year. I am going to have to add it to my random old movies to purchase off of Amazon list!!
Answered from the Guest Nails Vol. 1 post:
  • shortwidenails - Haha - yes! I have been tagging them for awhile now. I notice it is sometimes hard to see, and other times it is really in your face.. Probably why you haven't noticed! I don't even know why I do it.. I guess so that I won't have to worry about anyone taking my photos and posting them as their own - especially of my pets!! I was like 'you have beautiful nails! ugggh!' - My nail damage is much better. The trap door is gone!! I am sorry to hear about your chip though - that is always terrible!! Especially on square nails ):

Answered from the Dry Eyes post:
  • Zara - Thaaaank you! I try.. This year I went with smaller details.. And I didn't screw up (too often..) - I was really pleased with them!!
  • April - Thank you and thank you! I also love Halloween as well.. I have only added to decoration ideas I want for next year, it is like a sickness for me!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Dry Eyes

That is currently what my fingernails are suffering from..


I had seen a photo tutorial on the eyeballs via youtube, but I went my own way.. I even added an extra white dot on the eyes.. Made them seem more.. real?

Also, I am a super nerd. The eye colours differ because they are the eye colours belonging to each one of my family members. Dad = thumb; Mom = index; Me = middle; Sis = ring & Bro = pinky. Technically, even though my brother and I both have green eyes, his are more.. interesting than mine. But I wasn't going to go in to that much detail!!

This is my final Halloween look for the year :( Well, I mean, I may or may not do things that could be done for Halloween, but I digress.

Now on to some random shots of my Halloween evening..





I hope everyone had a super fun Halloween! The first two pumpkins are mine, followed by Jigsaw creepily starring in at me through one of the windows, and finally a shot of all the pumpkins - my sister's is 'Bloody Mary' on the left.

That is all!

I know I said I would answer all comments on THIS entry, but I'm being a magoo - I am just extremely tired & need some sleep before work!! Please forgive me!! I will answer on the next entry - pinky promise (:

Goodnight!!