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Snakes! Snakes? Where have I heard the name Snakes before?

Sorry, the title is basically one of my favourite quotes from 'Home Alone'.. And it also happens to be the pattern I am the most obsessed with lately. Well, that and skulls.. Anyways!

I will get right in to the photo posting as I feel I have a whole wealth of shots to share with all of you..



I actually practiced this look on a nail wheel a week or three ago, and finally decided to execute it.

I used a base of Zoya Pippa, then I sponged a mix of OPI Over The Taupe and OPI Green-Wich Village. Once that was set, I used BM plate 215 with the special Konad polish in White.. But when I finished, it seemed too "clean", so I slapped some Over The Taupe over top and loved it! I know the yellow base is a bit unconventional.. But then again, neither am I!

I have had a bunch of people grab my hands in public this week - 2 of which then proceeded to ask me if I have heard of the REAL snakeskin manicure.. Which I have! Despite how creepy it is, I would do it.. Just sayin'!



Then, of course, I did some shopping this past week. Mostly textbooks, but, who really wants to see that? Not me! Particularly the bill! Anyways..

I stopped in to The Bath Goddess while in Regina (we also have one here in Saskatoon) because I was told I could make them mix my scent concoction and that it would smell like Root Beer! I also got to pick the colour.. Now, to me, it smells more like the 'White Cake' scent that was a part of the mix, but I still love it! And it is light green.. Still a win! Also while I was there.. I noticed the bin of half price lip balm, I immediately grabbed 'Pumpkin Pie'.. Then at the til they had all the others.. Buy 2 Get 1 Free. Le sigh. Red Velvet Cake, Butt Naked and Raspberry Lemonade were quickly added.

I have been loving the L'Oreal Day/Night Cream, so I figured I would get the Day Lotion with SPF 30 to be smart.. The excellent skin I have been experiencing lately has exploded.. I think I am going to have to ditch the lotion.. Or test it out for a solid 10 days and then toss it.. Ugh. I hate breakouts! I also snagged another lip balm while out.. I bought Burt's Bees 100% Natural Tinted Lip Balm in Pink Blossom - side note: love.

Ahh nail polish.. I just HAD to stop in at Chatters yesterday.. They had the China Glaze Metro collection up for grabs.. There were a few more that I wanted, but I stopped to think about it.. And now I THINK I will get more.. Maybe tomorrow?

Anyways, we have: CG In The City, Midtown Magic, Westside Warrior and Cracked Medallion. I did swatch all of them, but only CG In The City didn't photo 'blurry'.. I will rectify the situation soon and post up the other photos!!


The first swatch is just the polish on its own - 2 coats. Then we have it over CG Liquid Leather (1 coat), CG White Out (1 coat) & CG Evening Seduction (1 coat). Obviously black and white are always safe bets, but I love it over the murky purple that is Evening Seduction!

Whelp, that is all for today! Look for another post hopefully within a couple of days. I have a wealth of front desk shifts coming up - so I plan to have a few looks of my nails to share!! Take care until then!!


  • Minty - Thank you very much! Glad I chose that hand to show (;
  • Claire - It is pretty genius! She has some other amazing tutorials! I will have to copy asap as I love the clean lines!!

Comments

Minty said…
OH MY GOSH, I love this so much! The yellow is seriously gorgeous!! I was going through my reader and was flying through some of the posts, not reading much and I HAD to stop on yours. This is one of my favorites from you! Very creative.

Okay, I'm done now. (:
ainos2 said…
Outstanding!!!!!!!

Sunscreen always breaks me out. Thankfully, my brands have with & without versions.
jaljen said…
If I could only do this I'd be in earthly paradise. Utterly stunning.
Jill said…
That looks like real snake skin! I LOVE your caption by the way. Home Alone is one of my favorites!!!
Delainie said…
@ Minty - Haha, thaaaank you very much! I also really love the yellow base as well, even though it doesn't make any sense! Glad you stopped to take a peek (:

@ ainos2 - Thank you! I think my skin is settling down.. I am thinking it is a good thing I kept up with it, otherwise I wouldn't have known it.. Probably was the changing back to an spf enriched lotion for day time!

@ jaljen - You could totally do this AND I think you should!!

@ Jill - Ouu, thank you for such a high praise comment! I appreciate that! And thank you, I like to think I am fairly clever sometimes, even if it is from stealing great material from classy films!!

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