Friday, January 30, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up

Hello Lovelies!

Here's what I've been doing lately:

Reading: Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld,
Listening to: American Beauty/American Psycho by Fall Out Boy,
Watching: Supernatural, Princess Jellyfish, Sgt. Frog,
Eating: pho noodles and chocolate macaroons,
Drinking: Dr. Pepper,
Buying: lush bathbombs,
On my nails: Wet n Wild Megalast Sugar Coat,
Wearing: my Finland cosplay,
Finding: more hp headcanons,
Funnies I've found: Snape's wonderful fashion sense,
Blogs I've been reading: Katrina's Nail Blog,  Life In The Lost And Found Bin, Naily Perfect, 

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Mint & gold crackle french tips

Hello Lovelies!

Today's theme is use a topper that's not glitter, this had me stumped for a while, but then I went, "Oh duh, I can use a crackle coat".
I've tried to make designs with crackle coats before, and it's never worked, so I went with a french tip. I started off with a base of Color Club La Petite Mint-Sieur (I've been using this one a ton lately), and then I used China Glaze Cracked Medallion for the french tips. I think I went too thick with Cracked Medallion so I didn't get that great of a crackle effect, but it's not too bad.

Thanks for the visit!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Re-trying my first ever nail art design and Color Club Pucci-Licious swatches

Hello Lovelies!

Today's theme is to re-create an old manicure of your own, I decided to re-do the first nail art I posted on this blog. You can see the original post here, I had done some hot chocolate nail art for a 365 challenge I was doing back then.
I kept the purple base, and then I painted steaming cups of tea and coffee in something closer to my current style. I'd love to hear what you think of the change in quality between the two!

I used Color Club Pucci-Licious for the base, it was almost a one coater, but not quite. It has a nice thick creamy formula, it reminded me how much I like purple polishes, I hardly ever wear them.

I used black and white acrylic paint for all the outlining and highlighting, and then a whole spread of pastel polishes for the mugs and tea cups. On my thumb and index finger I used Sinful Colors Let Me Go for the swirls of steam, Let Me Go is a sheer iridescent purple that leans towards blue, I think it's really pretty over this purple.

Thanks for the visit!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Starrily Poisoned Apple Swatches

Hello Lovelies!

I have another swatch from the depths of my picture files from back when I still had long nails! This is Starrily Poisoned Apple, it's a holographic deep raspberry pink, in the shade you can see little gold flecks, but they're drowned out by the holo in direct light.

As you can see, above is in direct sunlight and below is in the shade. Usually I have a preference between how a polish looks in the sun vs. the shade, but I think this is gorgeous both ways!
This is two coats with topcoat.

Thanks for the visit!

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Floating Leaves with Delush Polish Bitchcraft

Hello Lovelies!

Today's theme is complement and contrast! I was inspired by these nails by Flight Of Whimsy, and since the nail art pops against the glittery background I thought it fitted nicely with this theme.

I got a kick out of the name of my black polish, it's a black jelly with pink, purple, and silver glitters in various shapes and sizes. I layered it over two coats of Sinful Colors Black On Black since I have a pretty small bottle, it's Delush Polish Bitchcraft.

I used China Glaze In A Lily Bit for the leaves and outlined them with Black On Black.

Thanks for the visit!

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Trying stamping decals for the first time with Color Club Tru Passion

Hello Lovelies!

Today's theme is decals! I've never made decals before so there was a bit of trial and error before I got something I was happy with, for some reason I couldn't get the decals to peel off when I did them on a plastic sheet, so I ended up doing them directly on a stamper.
I used Wistonia W118 for the decal, stamped with Sinful Colors Black On Black, and then filled it in with China Glaze In A Lily Bit and Color Club La Petite Mint-Sieur.

I originally set out to make decals for my whole hand, but since I ended up making them on my stamper, I only did one. So to spice up my bare nails, I used Color Club Tru Passion. Tru Passion is a fine glitter topper with lavender and micro glitter. I layered one coat of the glitter over a base of Revlon Cloud.

Guess who finally figured out how to use her micro setting?! Not a very exciting close up, but I'm looking forward to getting better pics of glitter swatches in the future.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Orange is the new black

Hello Lovelies!

I've been wanting to try out L.A Colors Color Craze Hottie, and today's theme was "white base", so I painted this skittle mani!
Hottie is looks more coral toned irl than here, for some reason it would only show up nemo orange in my pics.
I started off with two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White and then layered EN-VY Funny Bunny over the top, it's a sheer milky white shimmer polish that I like to use to soften looks like this.

I used my striping brush to add all the black detailing with Sinful Colors Black On Black, then went in again and filled some of it in with Hottie, and added some striping as well. I topcoated it with Wet n Wild Wild Shine Clear Nail Protector.

My last ditch effort to get accurate colors was to try holding this flower, it worked a bit, but it's still not the right pinky coral that this polish is irl.

Thanks for the visit!