Sunday, August 26, 2012

Saran Wrap Leopard

Or cheetah.. I never really know what to call the print.. Anyways - hello everyone!!

On Friday night I was feeling pretty good - I figured I would do some water marbling using my AMAZING Lime Crime polish.. As the last time I used them all, I forgot to take photos before it was all wrecked and disturbing. SO! Water marbling and I are not good friends, and we are going to remain that way for at least another week or three (until I try again).

My right hand (the hand I started with) looked AWESOME! I have never had something that actually resembles the marble action, and it finally did. Things were looking up. Started working on my left hand.. Disaster city. It looked like someone had mixed all the polish together and maybe just vomited on my nails. Upsetting.

Then I decided to paint my nails all different colours and do the saran wrap technique.. Though I didn't let the base dry enough - so I had bald patches.. Ugh. Ahh yes, easily covered up with some leopard/cheetah activity. Sigh of relief. Many a-compliments ensued.. So all of my "fails" helped to lead to a success.


As I said before, these are using my Lime Crime polish.. Now to break down what each finger is..

Thumb: Parfait Day (base) with Crema De Limon
Index: Peaches "heart" Cream (base) with Lavendairy
Middle: Creama De Limon (base) with Pastelchio
Ring: Lavendairy (base) with Once In A Blue Mousse
Pinky: Pastelchio (base) with Peaches "heart" Cream

All of the work is done using my little brush-lette and Orly Liquid Vinyl.

The only polish not shown on these nails is Milky Ways, which I had used on my other hand.. I guess I could just start taking photos of both hands when it is a mixed mani like this - noted!!

I ordered all of these gems from HERE - it helps if you have awesome friends in the US who are willing to help you out when it is something that doesn't ship to Canada (thankies Ro)

I actually really like all of these.. They could all almost be one coaters, the colours are amazing - and they are all bright, yet pastel. Love.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Humblebee

Hey everyone!

First and foremost - sorry for the slight disappearing act! This whole month has kind of been a bit of a blur. I feel like I have barely had time to even sit back and scope out any blogs on my blogroll - let alone blog! Insanity!

I started working a new shift (well.. it isn't new, nor necessarily new to me.. but "new" as my "shift".. yeah..) - but it is going to be a good thing! I will probably have to paint my nails every other day due to tip wear.. So that means you'll be seeing more posts of just polish, and a lot of times with different little top coats/glitter/shimmer. I will save "nail art" for the weekend.. I can probably promise at least 2 posts a week starting soon. Plus I have a little challenge starting up with a fellow amazing blogger next month - stay tuned for that!!

Phew, ok, now on to a quick snapshot of Humblebee. It is originally done by Nail-Venturous, and now Ninja Polish is producing it with her permission.

Now, my photo should have been taken this morning before work.. You will see the tip wear and a little bit of shrinkage and a spot where a speck of glitter flaked off - but I think you'll get the general gist of this awesome gem of a polish!!


Again, not the greatest of photos and it doesn't do this polish justice - but at least it is something.. right?!

I got a wealth of compliments from residents today though.. Any time I receive any compliments I feel that either the polish or nail art is a win. Awe yeah!

ALSO - are any of you getting a malware warning when visiting my blog? I had someone say they were, and yet when I checked on the site security - it gave me the all clear.. Just wondering!

Take care everyone - see you all again very soon!!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Mix and Match and Studded

Hey everyone!

I seriously think I need to show my BFF my nails before I do posts. A lot of time she will give me rad names for my posts. Must remember to do this from now on. I think I should have warned my intro with a "side note" - sorry, next time!

I am going to say that I am in love with these nails before I show you my photo. I honestly cannot stop staring at them.. They are a mix of different activities and they are honestly just delightful.

I based the design 96% from this photo and the other 4% from this photo. The reason being is that the first photo design just felt like it needed something extra, but I liked the colours better.. But I wanted the studs from the second photo.. Ohhh perfect, mash them together-ish.


We have Butter London Cheeky Chops on my thumb and middle fingers, Orly Liquid Vinyl on all the others, we have OPI Metallic 4 Life layered on to my ring finger (I totally wrote 'ringer' first.. I think I like that combo-word.. moving on..), and then some Orly White Out for the dots and lines. The studs are from my Cult Nails order a little while back. LOVE THEM! I love anything studded. If I had studded pants, I'd probably be wearing them right now. Note to self: find studded pants.

Sure, my lines should be thinner and neater, but I don't even care. I love the whole mixed design looks. Everything is different, yet they all work together. Just so good! Also, I snipped off my nails again. This is probably my 1,000th time saying this, but: I love short nails. I know a lot of people say you cannot put any designs or fit anything on short nails, but I say that is so wrong. There is just something about short nails that makes my heart smile. This is definitely a heart smiling moment.

Also, I have decided to go on a no-buy until some time in September. I am quite pleased because my pal Silver is also doing it. I just feel lately that I'm too impulsive with my polish purchasing. And I have so many sweet babies to play around with that I almost feel negligent. Yeah, I went there. I do have a ninja polish order coming in - probably next week, but they were bought and paid for before my official no-buy start. AND the only polish I will purchase will be for my birthday group, and I'm basically a month ahead, so.. I should be golden!

That is all for today - see you all again very soon!!

P.S - What do you all think my new header?! My amazingly awesome friend Jade made it for me! I am actually really pleased every time I load up my blog to view my posts now.. The header is perfection!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Girly Bits Slapdash Collection

Oh hey there - today I am going to share with you all my swatches from the Slapdash collection releases by Girly Bits.

I was introduced to this collection, and to the line itself, by my awesome pal Silver - I think we both knew that I needed to have the polish 'Banana Hammock' in my life asap - but that is besides the point!

Unfortunately when I put my order in, Cu Blue was out of stock - Pam had contacted me and gave me a few options on what I could do about the out of stock lovely.. I told her to just grab another polish and toss it in with the rest.. Side note: I love these polish and will have to complete the collection at some point in time.


As I mentioned, Cu Blue was out of stock, so in its place I received Sailors Delight - and I'm actually pretty happy about it - I feel that gem fits right in with the rest of these bad boys!


Banana Hammock.. A great name and a great polish! I freaking LOVE yellow nail polish.. Though sometimes I feel my skin tone looks a little strange with it - I honestly do not care. I'd wear it no matter what! This is a great banana yellow (obviously..) with some light blue shimmer tossed in - you cannot really see it in this photo - but trust me, it is there. This is 4 coats.


Glo Worm. Green. Bright. Golden yellow shimmer. LOVE! I think if I went with one more coat - it would have been perfect.. Or I could toss something underneath.. It is amazing. This is 3 coats.


Jelly Shoes.. It is stunning. In this photo, you can see the shimmer this polish gives off. It is bright and wonderful.. And of course the name has me thinking of those classy summer jelly sandals.. This is only 2 coats!


Arctic Sunrise.. At first, looking at this polish in the bottle, I was sort of like 'oh, meh'.. Then I put it on and basically starting fist pumping - the shimmer really makes this polish something special. It is purple-y and lovely. This is 3 coats.


And my random toss in - Sailors Delight. It is a blood orange colour with extra orange shimmer. I know it doesn't belong in this specific collection, but I do not feel like it is out of place - it fits right in - and I'm really quite happy to have it as a part of my collection now. This is 4 coats.

Overall I am extremely happy with these colours. They don't say summer, they scream it in your face with a healthy dusting of shimmer. I can see some fun skittle activity with these at some point!!

Also, Pam was a delight to talk to during the process of trying to figure out what to do about Cu Blue. AND.. this is all based in Canada. I didn't know - and when the package arrived, I was jazzed. If any of you get a chance, go check out her polish - they are lovely and definitely well worth it!!

ALSO.. I did get in contact with the winner of Sicks 'n Stones - Faiza Q had that gem shipped off to her last Friday, so hopefully it arrives somewhat soon - just because the waiting game kind of sucks!!

AND.. my friend Tina, from my nail polish birthday group, started up a blog of her own - so you should go check it OUT

I have also added a little link on the side bar (on the right) to my newly made facebook fan page, as well as a link to my twitter. I think that is all I had to catch up on..

Well, have an awesome day everyone! See you all again soon!!