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Collective Haul Post

I had a wealth of photos stacking up with items I have 'hauled' lately.. I figure it was time to post them all up before my camera gets angry about having so many photos stockpiled within it.. That and I feel like I need to make a post for the week.. (read: I am procrastinating from schoolwork on my day off!!)

I will start with these gems.. My first ever order from Butter London showed up yesterday! I decided to finally give them a shot - and, from my swatching, I am incredibly happy with them! Now to actually wear them.. Soo pretty though!

We have: British Racing Green, No More Waity Katie, Wallis, Knees Up, Toff, & Bluey. I was honestly most excited for British Racing Green as, to me, it is the green colour that is my dream car: the classic jaguar! It lives up to what I wanted!!



Then I have some polishes I picked up two weeks ago (!!) - they are: WnW Prowler and Blue Jitters; Quo by Orly Celestial Star; Borghese Euro Green and Stellare Notte.

I found the WnW little gems i…

Concert Nails

A couple of Fridays ago, my BFF and I went to a concert.. We went to the Train/Maroon 5/Matt Nathanson - and it was amazing!

The only band I was really there to see was Maroon 5 as I have loved their tunes for many, many years, but, I will say that Matt Nathanson was excellent and Train interacted with the crowd amazingly. We also had the best seats ever. Just sayin'.

Anyways! Since we were going to this concert, I wanted "concert nails" and I wanted them Maroon 5 themed. Of course I immediately remembered Kayla's Maroon 5 nails.. And I quite liked them.. But I needed a little bit more going on.



Some of the lines are a little shake-y, but luckily no one really noticed and I did receive a wealth of compliments on them.. Most likely because they didn't study them long enough - hah!

Well, this was all the procrastination I am allowing myself for right now.. There is just too much to try and get done today. Cleaning, studying, writing a paper, taking photos for a fri…

Galaxy Nails

Yes, that is correct! The ever so popular 'Galaxy Nails'.. I finally decided to take a stab at doing them.. I watched some videos on youtube, viewed a wealth of photos, and finally went with the nails that were shown on this video.

Mine aren't the greatest.. I have room for a vast improvement.. BUT.. Anyone that was looking at them were like 'hey, are those space nails' and some even said 'galaxy' - so I figure that means mission accomplished!



I kept that blurry photo in there as I thought it looked neat..

What I did that bothered me the most was the 'stars' or the white dots.. I feel like I went a bit heavy on them. Ahh well, like I said, room for improvement.. I know what I want them to look like more-so for next time.

I forgot to photo what I used and have since put them all back.. But I will see what I can remember here..

The black is Orly Liquid Vinyl (sidenote: I might love that even more than CG Liquid Leather.. I got away with one coat!!!!!)…

Goodies

I know.. This will be a post filled with goodies instead of nails - BUT - I will post up some nails tomorrow.. Today is about items I have bought and received in the last couple of weeks - yay!


So, a couple of weeks ago.. I came home to not one package - but two! Which is THE BEST! Since I already knew what was in the Sephora box, I of course had to open the package from Li Lian of shortwidenails. She had contacted me earlier about having some extra (duplicate) image plates and the first person she thought of was me - awe, yay! BUT she also tossed in some extra items and a sweet note!


She sent me the 3 plates: m56, m60 & m73. She also included a wealth of fimo canes and a set of amazing gold press-ons with rad musical note & stars glitter/confetti! Thank you Li Lian, you're a doll! I will be playing with these items soon!!

Then, of course, I opened up my sephora package.. some body wash, some face wash, some freebies, the naked palette.. THE NAKED PALETTE! Yes, I know I am …

Mardi Gras

Hey everyone,

So, last month, on the 26th, a friend (one of my sister's best friends which in turn makes her one of my friends.. you get how it works!) had her birthday party. It was a super great 'Murder Mystery Supper' and the theme was Mardi Gras!

My character was Bourbon DuPre, he was a struggling and incredibly bitter/angry musician. Needless to say, it was amazing!

Her and her family really decorated it up amazingly! It was perfect! Now I really want to do this for my birthday.. Come on April!

Anyways.. Despite playing a male character, I had to do my nails.. And it was Mardi Gras.. I immediately remembered Emerald Sparkled Mardi Gras manicure. Though mine doesn't even come close to what she did.. The idea of it was there and it looked alright!


It was such a great time! I am quite happy to finally be posting this as I am now re-living all of the greatness that was her birthday!

Well, I better run off.. Finish building my desk, maybe do some homework/reading for cl…

Mix and Match

Hey everyone,

I did these nails probably 10ish days ago.. I know, I finally have some manis stock piled so I actually have blog posts lined up - yay!

I know I saw a photo with nails like this somewhere on tumblr.. Yet I had decided to do something else. Then, when I got to my little painting station, I flip-flopped and decided on this instead!


The yellow is Zoya Pippa and the white is CG White Out; the 'accent' finger is Essie Turquoise & Caicos.. The greens used are OPI Green-Wich Village and a new detail polish my friend had picked up for me - same goes for the orange! I will have to photograph them.. They make me extremely happy as they are just like my handy-dandy nail art brush (which happens to be slowly dying on me!)

Actually, now that I'm looking at these bad boys again, they are almost Easter-esque.. Why do I always do Holiday/Seasonal looks during the wrong season? Meh.

Hope everyone is having a great day! I think I might have to make a post tomorrow about so…