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Blued Lines

Hello everyone!!

Today I bring you a post based off of THIS POST aka my favourite thing to do - find amazing photos of awesome nails via pinterest and try to re-create them (re: ruin them) my way. She used tape, and it obviously look stellar.. I didn't use tape.. Because.. Tape and I are enemies and I refuse to put up with his shenanigans!



My line work looks insanely "shotty" in these photos, but I swear, in real life, from a safe distance, they look pretty professional. Ok, from a safe distance and without my glasses or contacts.. (:

I used two coats of OPI Skull & Glossbones as my base, then I used my little brush and some OPI Ogre The Top Blue and China Glaze First Mate.

These are the nails I will be sporting to see City & Colour tonight at the Saskatoon Jazz Fest.. though now that I mention that, I do remember I was going to use the new album as inspiration and paint my nails like the CD. Gosh dangit.. Well.. we will see - I will probably just sport these and do those nails some other time. I'm obviously on par with all of my thoughts these days.

Hope everyone is having a spectacular day - see you again soon!

Ooooh wait! Something to share.. a sneak peek, if you will..

Scope out this bottle shot.. I need to prepare a post all about it.. but I'm super excited.. and you all should be too.. There might be a little giveaway coming my reader's way.. I mean, what? Look at this awesome polish! More details coming SOON.


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