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Bridget Jones's Diary Inspired Nails

Actually, it was the second film, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. I was watching this movie the other night and passed out with about 40ish minutes left. Of course I could not leave it unfinished.. So I watched from about that point onwards the next afternoon.

In one of the scenes (where Bridget finds out she will be working with Daniel on his TV show...) she is wearing a light blue blouse with either black or brown dots and some peachy-pink dots. I instantly knew I wanted to paint that on my nails.



I was rather annoyed that during the painting process - well, just before I was getting ready to apply top coat.. That there was some cotton fluff attached to a dot on my index finger. Of course I grabbed it and of course it would drag across the brown and ruin my night. Ohhh well!!

I still really loved how this turned out! I also really liked all the colours together!!

I used: OPI What's With The Cattitude?, Essie Little Brown Dress, Color Club Pardon My French (I think)and a dotti…

Mix and Match

Is basically what this post is all about!

I will start off with my nail stickers that I basically wore through all of last week..






These gems are the Sally Hansen Salon Effects in 330 Fly With Me. I honestly wasn't really interested in these, but my sister tried out a set a couple of weeks ago, and loved them! So I grabbed this set as I know that I will never be able to paint a decent butterfly on my own.. AND I have to say: love. These are great! I mean, when this photo was snapped, I had been wearing them for 4 days (3 of which were serious work days..) and I felt they didn't look TOO bad. I think one of my favourite parts was the removal.. They are real nail polish.. So taking it off was like taking off your regular old polish.. awwwwesome! I think I would recommend these for a special occasion though.. I remember seeing on another blog that for the cost of a "high end" (err.. mid-range?) bottle of polish (which does multiple manis) - you get one from these. I mean…

The Need For Orange Nails

Hello everyone!!

So, yesterday was a crazy and sad day. Most of it is work related, and I don't really want to delve in to it, but, I will just say, yesterday (during the day) sucked! My evening was a lot better.. I got to spend it with one of my favourite persons.. And we did a lot of talking before our movie watching.. Somewhere in our babbling, I excitedly said 'I have 200 followers on my blog!!' and she had said she noticed the other day I was at 196.. And that I should have a giveaway. I completely agree. We are going to be hanging out again tomorrow and we might do some shopping - either that or next weekend, SO! Watch out for upcoming Giveaway announcements!

Now on to this 200 followers biz.. WHAT?! How!? Seriously?? I remember when I first started this blog and I got to 1 follower. I thought I had really made it. AND it wasn't someone I knew.. I actually didn't start telling people about my blog for the longest time.. I am still not sure why - maybe I thoug…

Iron Fist Zombie

The Iron Fist Zombie (flats!) are basically what finally inspired me to do this mani. I have to say, I love Iron Fist flats.. I think I own 3 pairs and I believe my sister has 4 or 5.. Anyways! At Christmastime, I got her the Zombie flats and now she wears them all the time.. (side note: she also has the wallet and it is amazing..) ANYWAYS! Many, many months ago, via tumblr, I came across THIS image, and of course I saved it to my inspiration folder. Fast forward to Saturday night and me scoping through my folder looking for the one major 'mani' I was going to do for the week (aka a couple of days as they will get wrecked once I am in the dishpit at work..)



I will apologize for my shiny nails. I was actually already in bed, following my night routine that I had mentioned in my last post.. So I had already slicked on some Nubar cuticle oil.. Then I remembered I would be at work in the morning.. And, as far as my experiences go, work is a 50/50 killing zone for nail art/polish. (…

Tags

I was tagged with the Kreativ Blogger award awhile back by the super amazing Minty over at Haute Lacquer.. I am finally going to accept the award and get some facts up here for all of you to peruse. (I really like reading people’s responses.. I think they are always great!) – be sure to check out her blog if you haven’t already! She posts up swatches and nail art!
Write 10 facts about yourself.
Pass the award to 10 bloggers and tell them about the award.

Ooh boy, 10 facts.. I will try to make these “facts” that I haven’t mentioned yet.

1. I have lost a lot of weight within the last year, in fact, it hasn’t even been a year and I am still in shock and awe when I step on to a scale. The number keeps getting smaller and that makes me feel.. Good? BUT! I am having some serious body dysmorphic issues. I am constantly asking for reassurance, and it isn’t that I fishing for compliments, but I still feel like I look the same.. There is the odd time that I will catch myself in a mirror in a sto…

A Little Bit Of Everything

And by that I mean there is some haul action, some swatch action and even some manis I have sported within this past week.

I actually meant to post this up yesterday, but, we all know blogger was having some issues yesterday (whomp, whomp!)

I suppose I should just jump right in with some photos.

On my last post, I mentioned that I was heading out to a movie, (Side note: I saw 'Water For Elephants' and I loved it!), of course I had less than 30 mins until I was getting picked up. Usually I like to have a solid hour and then only take 30 mins to do my nails.. But beggars cannot be choosers (plus I had all day but I chose to clean all day instead.. aren't days off supposed to be about you? I digress..)

What I wanted to do was put on my base coat then apply CG Broken Hearted over top and have the pink crackle over my naked nails.. Did not work.. Looks terribad.. What to do!? Grab two other friends.



I grabbed OPIs: Teenage Dream & Black Shatter and went to work. Thankfully …

Lauren Conrad Cheetah/Leopard Mani

Hello everyone!

I saved this photo to my inspiration folder a long, long time ago. As far as I remember, it was posted on a nail board somewhere and supposedly it was a twitpic via Lauren Conrad.. I'm not sure, but you can see it here.






For it, I used: SH Choco-Latte, CG: White Out & Liquid Leather. I also used a dotting tool that was provided to me from Born Pretty.

I was actually going to do something different as I painted my nails Saturday night and was working the Mother's Day brunch the next day.. I was thinking pastels and flowers.. And thinking of polishes that I use all the time.. Then I snapped out of it, grabbed a polish from my untried stash and went with that image. And.. I like it.

Although, now that I am slowly running out of time before I am going out.. I really want to paint my nails.. I wonder if I can pull something off.. We shall see!

Also, I was asked to post swatches from the Too Faced Naked Palette.. I have never done this before.. So, I hope I did it…

Quick Update-Esque Post

Hello everyone!!

I feel like I haven't updated in forever.. Which is mostly true.

I think my lack of posts is due to the fact that I just haven't really been doing anything with my nails. I know, extremely boring!!

If I do wear polish, it has to be something glittery as the glitter adds some depth to my nails, blahblahblah, I'm trying to find excuses for my laziness.

I mean, it was my favourite friends birthday on Saturday.. And I ran out of time during the day between work, picking out new glasses and showering that it came down to either taking a nap or painting my nails. Nap won. I went to an event with naked nails. I actually feel really sad writing that. Ugh. NEVER AGAIN!




These are the photos I currently have to post up. Boring, right? I am currently sporting Across The Universe.. And we're not the best of friends. There is extreme shrinkage AND tip wear all in less than 24 hours. Mer! I also think next time I use it, I will base with another polish. Live and lear…