Monday, December 30, 2013

Brazen Meteoric

Why, hi there - again!

Just a quick post to show what I am sporting on my nails as we speak.. I didn't want to leave my nails bare for work today.. but I didn't want to sport NYE nails yet either - only because I haven't decided what I want to do yet. Moving on..


I have been trying to work through my set of 22 Formula X for Sephora nail polish - and I am not doing a good job.. but.. Brazen and Meteoric were screaming at me to use them together last night.. I mean, why wouldn't I?

I really like this pink and this top coat. Though, with my using these FxFS polish - I notice that my nails chip fast - within a day. I don't like that, as I have never really had to deal with that kind of an issue before. Beautiful colours, top coats, the opacity on all that I have used thus far is great - I just wish the chipping wasn't a 'thing'. Ah well.

Now, hopefully tomorrow I will have a post up with my NYE nails. I still have to finalize on an idea. Anyone?

I know I will do a base of black.. now.. do I go the safe route and go with gold glitttttttah, or do I go different and do neon activity? Oh decisions.

Late Christmas Nails Post

Hey everyone!

I meant to have this post up quiiiite awhile back.. but.. I got busy.. I got sick.. I got excuses. It happens. Lame, I know.

Anyways.

As you all know, I am a HUGE diehard fan of pinterest - specifically for nail polish inspiration.. and I found a real gem!

I love THIS and then it led me to just1nail.. and like.. honestly - amazing. I cannot wait to creepily copy some more of her nail art activity. She does some awesome work!


Though I had to change one thing.. the reindeer had to have a red nose. It was practically begging me to do so.

I love these. A lot.

We will go thumb through pinky on what I used..

Thumb: 2 coats of OPI My Favorite Ornament
Index: 2 coats of China Glaze White on White and black details using Orly Liquid Vinyl
Middle: 2 coats of Formula X for Sephora Thrilling and white details using China Glaze White on White
Ring: 1 coat of Orly Liquid Vinyl, white details using China Glaze White on White, and a dot of Formula X for Sephora Flashy
Pinky: 2 coats of Color Club High Society and black details using Orly Liquid Vinyl

All topped with Seche Vite.

Taking them off was kind of painful.. but.. many polishes to use, many looks to try.. you know the drill!

I hope everyone had a very great holiday season, and is getting all amped up to bring in the new year! I will have another post up later tonight.. then I should probably work on my NYE nails and get those posted tomorrow.. annnd work on my favourite posts of the year post.. I got a bit of work to do!

See you all again.. in a few hours.


Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Story of the Snowman Nails

Hey everyone!

Today I am going to share with you, what I think, are my most adorable winter nails to date. Yeah. Bold statement, I know.

I scoped THIS PHOTO and absolutely loved the snowmen on her nails.. so I figured.. why not have an accent nail with a cute snowman and the rest of my nails as melted snowmen.. oh, and one more accent nail with just dots.. because.. dots are rad.


I started with a base of Formula X for Sephora Infatuated, then I used some China Glaze White on White for my index nail (dots) and as the base for my snowman and for the dots on that ring finger as well; the other nails received a good dabbed helping of Ninja Polish Melted Snowman, and for the details on the snowman I used Quo by Orly Instant Artist Black (hate the brush, but the polish is good), and Lime Crime Peaches (heart) Cream.

Can we just note how freaking adorable this snowman is?!

That is all for today.. I am about to embark on a serious cleaning frenzy, so my nails will need to be done again tonight..

If anyone is still with me up to this point - red or neutrals? It will help me decide what to do next. I am sort of leaning towards the neutrals.. but red is just so.. red and wonderful. HELP ME!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Ohh, The Weather Outside Is Weather: Take 2

Hey everyone!

For the last.. oh.. week to ten days, I have been getting multiple notifications via pinterest about these nails getting repinned. I mean, clearly it made my heart smile, but I kept looking at the photo and, I mean, not to sound like a jerk, these are some gorgeous nails. I decided to revisit them. I actually wanted to film a tutorial on how I go about doing them.. but.. two things happened.

1. My camera is being a goon. I have to hold the bottom extremely hard for it to work. This displeases me greatly. I have a feeling that a new camera is going to be needed soon. Sigh. It is not in the cards right meow. Hopefully I can limp by for a few months with just cramping my fingers to get some photos. Lame. But it works.

2. My voice is literally dying. I still don't think I am "sick", I just am losing my voice and my nose is stuffy/runny but not either at the same time. I know, weird, right?

Anyways. Long story medium, I couldn't film the tutorial I so badly wanted to make. Better luck next year?

BUT!

I can sort of tell you how I go about doing them.. I mean.. that can be helpful, right?!


Step 1: Base your nails with a base and a base colour (I used China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat & 2 coats of China Glaze Sweet Hook) - allow to dry.

Step 2: Get a piece of sponge and line up how you want your colours to go. I wanted the lightest colour on the bottom and worked my way up. My sponge, from the bottom to the top, was a stripe of Sweet Hook, followed by China Glaze Spontaneous, and topped with China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le. Allow to dry (or do what I did and move immediately to step 3).

Step 3: Apply a thin coat of a glittery polish. I decided to stick with what I did last year, and used OPI Pirouette My Whistle. Allow to dry.

Step 4: Use some white polish (or acrylic paint) and a small brush and make some snowflakes. I used China Glaze White on White. Note: there is no wrong way to make a snowflake - remember - they are all unique! Allow to dry. (or.. you know.. do like me and move immediately to the next step).

Step 5: Apply a thin coat of a cream-coloured jelly polish. This step is completely optional, but I feel like it gives the nails an overall soft, and almost whimsical kind of vibe. Yeah. For this I used OPI Don't Touch My Tutu!

Step 6: Apply some top coat - I use Seche Vite, always - and admire your beautiful digits. I know I did.

That is all. Not too difficult.. maybe a touch time consuming.. I think they took my a solid hour.. but I was trying to be sort of good and giving some drying time for once. But only really my base colour.. because.. I get bored easily.

Well. I am off to go hang out by my Christmas tree and ogle my nails. See you all again real soon!

Oh, yes, and feel free to peep the post from last year HERE.