Monday, December 31, 2012

Cleopatra In New York

Hey everyone!

Well, first off, Happy New Years eve! Any awesome plans for the night?

I am still not feeling 100% after this almost week-long battle with this nightmare cold, so I don't think I will be going out to celebrate this evening.. whomp-whomp! BUT! I figured my nails still had to be some what fun, even if they were just to wear to work.. I didn't want to put in too much effort though, but, I wanted them to be a base in case I do decide to venture out and can bling them up some more..

Cue one of my new polish babies.. Deborah Lippmann Cleopatra In New York. (LOVE the name!) I own quite a few black with silver polish, but none with gold and black come to mind.. I had wanted to get this one when the DL polish was on sale at nailpolishcanada, but of course - it was sold out! When my siblings and I ventured out to Edmonton, I made it a point to stop in to Murale just so I could snap this colour up. Mission: accomplished!


Black jelly-esque base, two different sizes of gold glitter.. what isn't to enjoy? This was two coats without a base. I feel it worked out quite well. Plus, it will be easy to add more activity to this should I decide I'm well enough to venture out (probably won't happen, but you never know!)

Anyways, thank you all for sticking with me through 2012.. shall we see what 2013 has in store? Happy New Year!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Leopard Print Holiday Nails + Tutorial

Hey everyone!

These are some awesome nails that I was sporting a little while back. I even filmed a tutorial for them.. then I had some serious issues with uploading and blahblahblah.. Of course, with my brother's assistance for 5 minutes yesterday, he resolved the issues and all systems are go now. Urgh.

My video isn't top notch - yet - my brother is pretty good with all that jazz. I told him he needs to teach me the "cool way" to make videos. It will happen!

I realized that these nails are basically redundant until the next holiday season with all the fun-time parties, but, at least it is a start back into the filming world.


Here are the nails.. I used China Glaze With Love (red), China Glaze Dress Me Up (light brown/taupe), OPI Over The Taupe (taupe), WnW Black Creme, and Orly Glitz (gold). I also used my dotting tools which were sent to me by Born Pretty.

You can watch the video HERE

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See you all again soon!!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Belated Christmas Nails

Merry belated Christmas, everyone! Or, just, Happy Holidays!

I do apologize - I'm running a touch behind and I haven't blogged in a little while here. I was in Edmonton last week, and then this week has been mostly a blur. And, on top of all of that, I am now "sick", though I won't admit to it, I just say "I'm not feeling well", I don't like to admit defeat that easily.

Anyways.

Just a quick post before I motor off to work where I hope to live through the day. Ugh.

I saw this post HERE, loved it, and wanted to re-create it. Kayla Shevonne has a similar post HERE.



I did a base of Orly White Out, then I did various dots of green: OPI Mermaids Tears, OPI Green-Wich Village, OPI Jade Is The New Black, and China Glaze Gaga For Green, then a quick dot of Orly Spark at the top, and some China Glaze With Love for the red activity.

Have an awesome day everyone! See you soon..

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Faux Christmas Marble

Or maybe faux needle drag mani? I really am not too sure. It is faux Christmas something or other..

Anyways..

Hello everyone!

I went to work with bare nails the other day, and my favourite table of resident's were giving me a hard time - especially since my main critic had her nails painted a sassy pink! I told them it was their fault for not telling me how to do my nails (they toss me ideas from time to time and I will come in the next day with one of their colour choices) - so of course one lady said 'green and red, because it is Christmas time!' No problem.

But what to do?

I had not idea. Dots? Cool.. Lines? Rad.. What about a huge mix? Yes.


 This was it after two days (I forgot to snag a photo before that!) I just painted strips of green, red, and white. The green is China Glaze Gaga For Green, the white is Orly White Out, and the red is China Glaze With Love - then once I had the strips painted, I grabbed a small dotting tool and just alternated grabbing polish from either side.. I still think my thumb and index finger look the most interesting.

But.

I wasn't quite done with this..



I had to add some Christmas glitter vomit. This is a quick coat of China Glaze Party Hearty. Yeah, it made it a lot more fun. The ladies agreed today. My harshest critic said it was 'lovely'.. Great lady!!

Ok. Enough study procrastination here. Have a great night everyone!!

EDIT: While scrolling through pinterest, I came across THIS mani - same idea, though her look is amazing and mine pales in comparison, I'm still pleased with my faux work.. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wednesday + Melted Snowman

Hey everyone!

Just a quick post before I have to head off to work..

The other day (ok, last week..) I paired Zoya Wednesday with Ninja Polish Melted Snowman - and I really thought the pairing was great! Many compliments, and lots of people actually understood the concept of Melted Snowman, which I thought was awesome!



Fun, right? And I really like the sheen of hidden sparkly goodness that Melted Snowman has. This was one coat on top of Wednesday (except for my index finer, which got two.. I, uh, bumped it)

I received Wednesday from my amazing pal Silver for our Private Pumpkin October "swap"

I ordered Melted Snowman HERE - and at the time of this posting, there are still some available!!

Have a great day everyone!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Christmas Galaxy Nails

Oh yeah.. I have gone there.

Hey everyone!

I am actually quite excited to share these with you all!! I had this idea pop in to my head at work a couple weeks back. During break, I grabbed my phone and wrote myself a little note of what I wanted the nails to look like. Yeah. Some might find that really sad, but those of you that are in to nail polish and nail art will be more understanding.. right?!

I feel the photos don't totally do them justice, but then again, when do they? They still make my heart happy.




I started off with a single coat of China Glaze Liquid Leather, then a coat of China Glaze Cosmic (LOVE), then I sponged on some Essie Leading Lady and then some green Golden Rose polish. After that I tossed on some snowflakes and "stars" with China Glaze White On White.

I am madly in love with the whole "galaxy nail" theme and I figured I could mash Christmas with them and add in some snowflakes.. which is how these nails came to be. I feel like I can do some more fun activity with this idea. I might have to revisit again in a week or two.

What do you think about my Christmas Galaxy nails??