Friday, April 26, 2013

Green Floral Nails Inspired By The Nailasaurus

Hey everyone!

I was really jazzed the other day by THIS POST over at The Nailasaurus - and I saved it for a future copy.. like, a ways away.. but.. I broke my thumb nail the other day.. clipped my nails down, and was like 'I must do that floral mani meow'. So do I did.





Products Used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
China Glaze Gaga For Green
China Glaze White On White
OPI My Vampire Is Buff
OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips
Lush Lacquer Snow Globe
OPI Jade Is The New Black
Dotting Tool
Brush
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat


The only slight downside is my wavy stripes.. I always freehand my stripes because tape and I are mortal enemies.. I guess they aren't the worst, but they aren't super bad ass either. AND! I have this NEED to put little dots all over my floral nails these days.. ever since I did it for my birthday party nails.. I have to do it. I love these.

I cannot wait to show one of the resident's tomorrow.. she hates when my nails are green, which as you all know, is my favourite colour.. so basically she hates my nails a lot!

Have a great Friday everyone! I know I will be.. See you again soon!!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Blueberry & Polka.com

Hey everyone!

Just a quick combo for you all to scope out today..

 


Products Used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
Barry M Gelly Blueberry
OPI Polka.com
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top coat


2 coats of the exceedingly gorgeous Barry M Gelly polish Blueberry - seriously, it is lovely.. I could sport it all on its own, then I followed with a coat or two of OPI Polka.com - which I felt was a perfect fit. And it knocked two of my untried polish out. Yay!

Well, back to studying. Have a great day everyone!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Jaffa Clowning Around

Hello everyone!

Just a quick post with a quick note: my next couple of posts most likely won't be nail art-y.. I am in the last couple of weeks of my classes.. so.. papers.. exams.. and finals.. all in a lovely row. Come on May 3! Anyways.. I will make some posts, but they will be a polish with some glitter on top.. Super original stuff here..

BUT! With that being said - I still think it is all kind of exciting..

I have a post waiting - it should have gone up today, but I want to share my nails as of right now instead - so you'll see the other gems on Monday. On to my fun-time nails as of this very moment..



Products Used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
butter London Jaffa
Lush Lacquer Clowning Around
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top coat


Admittedly, the awesome neon goodness of Clowning Around would be much more prevalent over a lighter coloured base, but I really wanted orange nails.. and I wanted to sport Jaffa.. I think it gives off a nice "subtle" effect. I did do white on my toes with Clowning Around on top. It looks rad. I'm not in to feet or taking photos of mine.. so.. none of that here (:

Hope everyone is having a great day! I go to write an exam tomorrow - send me good vibes si vous plait!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Lush Lacquer Green Genie

Hello everyone!

I bring you a simple "swatch" of the very lovely Green Genie from Lush Lacquer. This was a polish that I added in to my order simply because it is green based. Yup. I love everything green. No matter the shade. And I'm not disappointed in this gem.



I'd say the "base" green in mine is a milky-lime-pistachio, and I quite like it. The fun various sized glitter action is also kind of extra great to me! I can't really think of anything that I don't like about how this polish looks.. Though I have to admit.. I am sort of bummed that it only lasted one day before it started to chip. I was hoping for 2 days of chip freedom. Though my BFF pointed out that I need to lead a more sedentary life for my nail polish not to chip. Until that happens.. I guess I can just be happy that I can change my nail polish a wealth and that I have an ample supply to choose from! Silver lining.

I ordered this beauty HERE - and I do think the colour and glitter make everything about it super fun and very summery! I love it!

See you all again very soon.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Dots & Skulls

If any of you have seen the movie 'Step Brothers', please say 'Dots & Skulls' like 'Boats & Hoes' and you'll appreciate the title of this post at least 15% more. I promise.

Hello everyone!!

My BFF bought me a couple of gem nail polish for my birthday.. and ever since opening the gift, I have not been able to get L'oreal Tangerine Crush out of my head. I was thinking about doing this skull print from a fabric swatch I have come across a time of three, but for some reason I thought Tangerine Crush was a shimmer polish and not a creme. I'm thankful I swatched it first.. it is a creme polish and would be a perfect base for what I had planned.. I am not even going to lie, I am extremely jazzed about how these nails turned out!

 


Products Used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
L'oreal Tangerine Crush
China Glaze White On White
Dotting Tool
Nail Art Brush
Poshe Top Coat
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat


I went with 3 coats of Tangerine Crush (side note: I am seriously in love with this polish!), then I added "large" dots of white on my nails.. then I added some smaller dots (side note for myself: when you do this again in the future, do the little dots at the end.. so you don't have a panic attack about spacing!), then I used a little brush and added a "box" at the bottom of the large dots for a "jaw".

Ok. I know.. Looking at the photos you might be like 'um, these look awful', but, BUT, from a normal human contact distance, they look bad ass. I received many compliments on them thus far AND people are like 'wow, skulls? those are great!'

That is all for now.. Thanks for the amay-za-zing polish Gord! I love it!!

Take care until ne- oh, wait a moment.. I got some nail mail today.. If I wasn't so pleased with these nails, which I'm currently sporting, I'd toss one of these on right meow - but - when I am done with this (aka when it chips) - what would be your first choice in polish?

 


Haywire
Clowning Around
Green Genie


Help??



Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Coachella Dweller & When Monkeys Fly!

Hey everyone!

Just a quick post to share this combo that I tossed on the other day. I sort of went on, um, a small polish buying spree (aka I physically bought 6 nail polish and have 6 more coming in the mail..) so basically my untried stash has tripled throughout the weekend.. Which means I made myself a deal: nothing more until all those are at least used once. Yeah, we shall see how long that lasts. I mean, what?

Anyways!

Orly Coachella Dweller is a polish that I wanted as soon as I saw it.. but I didn't order it immediately.. though when I saw it irl at Sally's the other day, it was in my mitts in a flash. And two other Orly polish. It was buy 2, get 1 free. Geez!

Then, the next day, I was out doing some 'I'm hungover, but I can't sleep' shopping, and bought a couple of OPI polish (and one China Glaze..) one of said OPI polish was When Monkeys Fly! I knew there were some issues with glitter curling, but it looked absolutely lovely, and I knew it was would pair perfectly with Coachella Dweller. It does.

I must warn you all though.. I am only going to post one photo. Why? Well.. After the "hungover shopping", my sister asked me to put some turquoise hair colour on the tips of her hair. Then she offered to put some blue on the underneath of my super rad red hair. Great idea. BUT! My hair isn't absorbing colour properly anymore. It has led to a bit of a blue nightmare. My hair looks cool, but there is blue colour every where else. So. You will see some blue on my fingers. I apologize. This is why you only get one photo. I didn't want to scare anyone else away with my smurf digits.



Products Used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
Orly Coachella Dweller
OPI When Monkeys Fly!
Poshe Top Coat
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat


I went with two coats of Coachella Dweller, and 1-2ish coats of When Monkeys Fly! Now, because of the "taco glitter" action (which, by the way, doesn't bother me in the slightest), I used a coat of Poshe, followed by a coat of Seche Vite. Worked like a charm. The glitter was completely smooth. Genius!

I actually like this combo so much that I am making some matching earrings.. Yeah, I'm that lame.

Hope everyone is having a great day! Time to go figure out which untried gem to go with next.. See you all later!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Galaxy, Dots, Studs, and Floral - oh my!

Hello everyone!

I am really excited to share my nails with you all today.. Exceptionally excited!

My sister (who is awesome) sent me an inspiration photo via text. It is black based nails, some gold bullion beads, and a studded gold cross.. I really liked it, and she said they should be my party nails. I agreed.

Then, I was looking at it again last night, and liked the whole concept, but I wanted more.. I decided that a mix was needed, but that the cross would for sure stay (I was going to say 'as an accent nail', but technically, they are all accent nails.. you'll see)




Products Used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
China Glaze Liquid Leather
China Glaze White on White
China Glaze Sugar High
Sinful Colors Unicorn
China Glaze First Mate
China Glaze Fairy Dust
Orly Glitz
Essie Bikini So Teeny
China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le
China Glaze Gaga For Green
Lime Crime Pastelchio
Sponge
Dotting Tools
Gold Studs
Poshe Topcoat


Phew! That is a lot of stuff to use.. but while doing them, it didn't feel like that. I will do a breakdown of each nail.. Here goes..

Thumb & Pinky - Galaxy - Base of black (Liquid Leather), sponged on some white (White on White), pink (Sugar High), yellow (Unicorn), and navy blue (First Mate).. Did some "detail" work with white (White on White), and then globbed on some sparkles (Fairy Dust).

Index - Dots - Base of black (Liquid Leather) and used my largest dotting tool to add some gold (Glitz).

Middle - Floral - Base of black (Liquid Leather), made the "roses" using a mix of blue shades (Bikini So Teeny and Secret Peri-Wink-Le), did detail work with navy blue (First Mate).. petal work using two greens (Gaga For Green and Pastelchio).. Then they didn't feel complete, so I added gold dots (Glitz) and some sparkle (Fairy Dust) on top of the "roses".

Ring - Cross - Base of black (Liquid Leather) and gold studs.

I really enjoy "mixed" manis, and I think this particular mix is at the top of my list - for now!!

Have an awesome day everyone, and I will see you again soon!!



Thursday, April 4, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Yeah, I'm that lame. I'm dedicating a full post to MY day.

Hello everyone!!

Today is April 4th.. which to many people is just the fourth day of another month, no big deal or anything. But to me, it is a very special day. I used to sort of "hate" my birthday.. like.. legitimately dislike it. Then, I sort of changed my tune. It doesn't matter if I don't have any plans, or no one wants to wish me a happy birthday, or want to hang out.. It boils down to being that one day that I can just be like 'yup, this is me day'. That is when I stopped hating it. So like.. my 20th birthday. That was only like a year or three ago.. I have to run away meow..

Anyways! I'm sure you're not here to read my ramblings on the significance of a birthday.. you came to see my birthday nails. They are cupcake nails. Nothing overly special. Most of the residents at my work place were asking if I would do special nails for "my day", I figure I should please them.




Products Used:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
China Glaze Sugar High
Essie Turquoise & Caicos
China Glaze White On White
Daisy Nail Lacquer Sachet Pink
China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le
Sinful Colors Unicorn
China Glaze Gaga For Green
China Glaze Fairy Dust
China Glaze With Love
Dotting Tool
Brush
Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat


I sort of wish I went with a different overall colour scheme, but I'm okay with this. It is for one day. My birthday party nails are going to be muchos different. Yay!

Have a fantastic day everyone!!