Sunday, May 24, 2015

Arabian nights, beneath Arabian moons

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I saw a re-make of these nails on Cubbiful, and I've tracked down the original design here at Let's Nail Moscow. I've always loved the old style of buildings with rounded tops and steeples, so I had to re-create these myself.
These started with a base of L.A Colors Gel Finish Daring, then I sponged e.l.f Mod Mauve over it, and added a super thin coat of The Color Workshop Gold Digger. I used Daring again for all of the buildings, and outlined them with OPI Viking in a Vinter Vonderland and my striper brush. I finished it all off with a shiny topcoat!

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

A peek into my week

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Here's what I've been up to lately:

Reading: Bad Dreams by Kim Newman,
Watching: Supernatural, Ore Monogatari! Magi: The Kingdom of Magic,
Song stuck in my head: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri,
Wearing: my AoT shirt,
Buying: a new exciting face mask to try out,
Eating: bbq pork buns and strawberry pocky,
Drinking: ramune,
Sewing: up a 10th doctor inspired sundress,
On my nails: China Glaze Sunset Sail,
Finding: this awesome free pattern site,
Liking: this cute color combo,
Wanting: this amazing leather teapot purse,

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

It's not easy being green

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I was playing around with the new Salon Perfect neons, and I came up with this bright gradient! This started with a base of Salon Perfect Loopy Lime, and then I created the gradient with L.A Colors Colors Craze Seashell and Salon Perfect Mermade of Money.


I stamped the circles with Mermade of Money and the St. Merry plate by GoGo Only, then finished it off with a shiny topcoat.


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Mini Posts: Essence Lash Princess Mascara Review

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I bought this because the super cute packaging caught my eye, but it turned out to be a really good mascara, so I'm doing a quick review of it today!


This is Essence Lash Princess, it has a pretty dry formula that dries fast, it clumps a little bit, but doesn't turn into full out spider lashes. I usually curl my lashes, but these pics are uncurled because I wanted to show off the mascara by itself. It has a large tapered wand, since it's a larger wand than average, it's a bit tricky to get at my lower lash line. It doesn't cause any fall out or flaking throughout the day, and it's not too stiff so I'll be using this often in my makeup routine!

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Swatch Sundays: China Glaze First Mate

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First off this polish gets major brownie points for being a one coater, that one of the best things a polish can do in my book. This is China Glaze First Mate, it's a creamy medium navy blue that applies like a dream. It has a nice glossy finish to it, these pics are without topcoat. This is a great one for stamping too, it stamps very opaquely, I used it in this mani a while back.



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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Peek into my week

Hello Lovelies!

Here's what I've been up to lately:


Reading: Bad Dreams by Kim Newman,

Songs stuck in my head: Long Way Down,
Watching: Say I Love You, Shinsekai Yori, Ore Monogatari, Barakamon, Supernatural,
Buying: a base dress for the lolita outfit I'm sewing,
Wearing: my red hoodie with the kangaroo pocket,
On my nails: China Glaze In a Lily Bit,
Liking: this AoT uniform design,
Planning: on doing some blue cacti nails,
Finding: these amazing Hades nails,
Wanting: this nailplate, because narwhales!
Slices of the internet I've found: DryDammit! @almybe, @jessnailed_it,
Eating: pringles,
Drinking: black blackberry tea,
Writing: a review for Essence Lash Princess Mascara,

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Let's run away and join the circus

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I've had quite a few stamping fails in the past couple weeks because I keep picking colors that don't contrast enough, so my stamping doesn't show up at all, or it ends up looking very subtle. So I've decided to try painting some designs in color combos that I usually would never put together. 
I started these nails off with L.A Colors Color Craze Hottie; a neon coral orange creme. I added a thin coat of Color Club Backstage Pass, it's a clear based glitter topper with dark purple and silver hex/square glitters. Then I stamped  everything with OPI Viking In A Vinter Vonderland and the Gogo Only St. Merry plate. I turned it matte with NYC Matte Me Crazy.
Usually I'd only use this bright of an orange with purple for a halloween design, but I think it turned out nicely!



These really remind me of the colors you'd see used in carnival posters or ticket stubs, plus the matte finish really brings home that papery feel.


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