Skip to main content

Colourful Zebra Fade

I obviously could not come up with a better title of this bad boy..

Besides that, hello everyone!! I hope you're all doing well!!

I figure I should get a post up today as I will have at least enough content for another post sometime before the week is done. I am starting to get to a place where I don't have to paint my nails and post up the same day.. I am starting to get a bit behind.. (much to the displeasure of my bff! Sorry Gordo!)


These were the nails I have been sporting for the last few days.. I swear Rebecca of Rebecca Likes Nails is my muse or something. She used a stamp to make hers much, much better.. But I don't believe I have that particular stamp (I have another one, but it just wasn't the same..) - I freehanded it.. And I might have been drinking at the time, so please do not judge too harshly!! (:


These are the gems I used. Of course I forgot to snap a photo of another child.. But, you're all pretty familiar with him.. Anyways, these kids are: OPIs: Shorts Story, A Grape Fit, Ogre-The-Top Blue & No Room For The Blues. I also used CG Liquid Leather. Technically I should have used the sponge technique to make this look even better, but I just painted them on.. No fuss!

Speaking of my 'bff' (I use that term in quotes as, well, we ARE, but I need to find a better term for it..) - she has been working crazy amounts of overtime, so she got yesterday off.. Mondays happen to be my Saturdays, so I got to spend the whole day with her! It was awwwwesome! Of course we went shopping. I will show you the non-nail polish goodies I bought (look for the nail polish bad boys in an upcoming post..) - If you are strictly all about nail polish and do not wish to look at anything but, you can close up the window now.. BUT, I have a huuuuge love for nail polish and an almost equal amount of love for other cosmetics (make-up, bath and body products, etc).. I think most of us do, but hey, some don't! Onwards we go..



I will start with the bath/body goodies.. I went to two 'rival' shops.. For a few reasons.. I used to have serious issues with scents.. I still do, but I can handle more now.. Little bits at a time.. Anyways, we stopped in at LUSH and for once the store wasn't extremely overpowering in its scents - win! I really wanted to get a lip scrub from them as my lips have been peeling a lot, and I don't help as I bite them constantly. The items are: Dragon's Egg bath bomb that smells AWESOME! Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly (it smells like jube jubes!!), Bubblegum Lip Scrub and a Charity Pot lotion.. Notice how I went for one thing and came out with more. I'm such a sucker. Oh, the Sweetie Pie Shower Jelly is amazing! So is the lip scrub.. Tested them both out last night.

I also wanted to quickly stop in to The Body Shop.. I was visiting the shop that a friend works in the other day (I wanted to get a candle.. and I get an awesome discount!) - as I was leaving, I noticed they had a new scent (at least to me..) LEMON! I am a sucker for lemon scented items. Of course it would be 4 bottles for $16, so you're getting 50% off. Done. I snapped up Sweet Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Satsuma and Strawberry. All of them smell fantastic! I didn't see my good pal Raspberry in there.. I hope it wasn't limited edition.. I will have to ask my friend!! Anyways.. I love the shower gels.. They smell amazing and leave your skin nice and quite soft.


Also, while we were out.. I needed to stop at the MAC counter. The other night I used some of my Blacktrack fluidline.. I hadn't used it in a long time.. And I think it might be 6-7 years old.. Yikes! Time to replace. I was good there. That is all I bought. Then, later in the evening, the mother wanted to do a quick Shoppers run.. That is never a good place for me. I always buy some type of cosmetic. I have been wanting to get a bronzer as I do not absorb any colour during the summer (ok, maybe a shade darker.. and by darker I mean pinker).. I of course loved this one..


I did apply it a bit heavier so you could see it.. Notice the shimmer? I love shimmery products. I know they may seem silly and childish, but I don't get sick of them. I will probably be in my late 40s wearing shimmery eyeshadow (even though they are unforgiving with wrinkles..)

And that is all for today.. I hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday! I shall talk to all of you sometime again during this week!!




  • Claire - Aren't they adorable!? LOVE them also. Thank you!!
  • The Nail Buff - Thank you very much (:
  • A Polished Touch - Thank you! And thank you so much for following (:
  • Minty - Thank you!! I love the colour alone, but I really felt it needed an extra kick.. (:
  • Doo - Your orange franken is sooo lovely! I love the holo action to it!! I actually think the one you made is closer to what I wanted!! It looks so awesome because of the lemons.. That is my story and I'm sticking to it!!

Comments

I did almost the EXACT same mani last week! The only thing I had that you didn't was the silver glitter. Our brains must be hard-wired with Rebecca's.
Miki said…
This is on fire <3 I love zebra and I love the tip blue and the pink *drools* GREAT JOB!
MaryBeth said…
I loove the Zebra Nails!!

They are AMAZING!!
Minty said…
Lol, it looks pretty damn good for having been drinking! I love this. (:
Swååfie said…
I really like this :) And I espeically like the fact that you are doing your nails while drinking ;) Maybe I should try that one day :p
For some reason, I added you to my US blogger list in Google Reader, until I saw the Quo bronzer lol. Was really tempted to pick it up myself :)
FOREVER '92 said…
Hello, I just wanted to send you a quick comment telling you I tagged you for the 10 Top Award ^_^

http://forever1992.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-10-award.html

Popular posts from this blog

Revlon Giveaway

GIVEAWAY CLOSED! WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!! Yaaaay! I am really excited to do this for all of you! I really appreciate all of you following me and commenting on my posts - it is amazing! So, I figured it was time to give back a bit. Now, this isn't a monster giveaway that I want to do - that will come sometime later. I have it all planned in my mind - BUT - until then, you'll have to put up with this! I picked up 3 polishes from the new Revlon collection the other day and really wanted to grab extras to giveaway, but the store was sold out of one of the colours after I bought it, and so, that thought was quickly squashed. Then, this evening, I ran in to another shop quickly - and they had a whole wealth of them - bingo! Giveaway time! The colours are: Starry Pink, Blue Mosaic & Facets of Fuchsia Supposedly FoF is a DL Bad Romance dupe. Sadly, I do not own that polish (I really, really wish I did) - but this polish is stunning - in fact, they all are! Thi

Canada Day - Saran Wrap Style

I had said the other day that I would be using the Saran Wrap method again soon.. And I really did mean soon. I figure it was the perfect way to celebrate Canada Day (nail-wise) without over-doing it.. I mean, I'm fairly patriotic as a rule, but sometimes sporting a Maple Leaf on my fingers isn't exactly my style.. ANYways.. See? The love is there with the red and white.. I know I said the next time I did the saran wrap method, I was going to try with three colours.. But, I think I will maybe leave that experiment for tomorrow - today is only about these two colours! So.. How I get to this? Well, allow me to show you. Start off with the colours of your choice - one as the base, and one as your.. distress-er? And some saran/cling wrap. I take two pieces and ball them up.. You could use more or less.. But I figure two hands, two, er, balls. Yikes. After your base has COMPLETELY DRIED (you can do these a couple of hours in advance, the night before, or even use some

Dry Marble Technique

Hey everyone! Yes.. Dry marble technique.. well.. technically I am water marbling, but allowing the polish to "dry" on the water.. then using it as a nail decal. Does that sound confusing? It might. But. I think this will be my next video. It is actually a lot of fun to do. And while I think this first attempt is grand, it could be better. I used: China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat Sally Hansen Bubblegum Pink Sally Hansen  Babe Blue Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow Water Dotting Tool Bowl Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat I will probably film a video for this within the next week - so I will post up that gem soon. Or, there are probably a wealth online for you to look up in the mean time. Super fun technique without all the hassle of legit water marbling. See you all again soon!