Saturday, June 29, 2013

Weekly wrap up



Here's what I've been doing lately:

Reading: the eternal ones by Kirsten Miller,
Listening to: the Aladdin soundtrack,
Watching: Ouran highschool host club, Kamisama kiss, Kerero Gunso, Fairy Tail, Soul eater, Spice and wolf, My bride is a mermaid,
Eating: Caesar salad and cheerios,
Drinking: water,
Wearing: my white ribbon earrings,
Liking: this absolutely amazing song done on glasses full of water
Disliking:---------,
Finding: this beautiful piece of art,
Wanting: this cute pillow,
Buying: a t-shirt with the Hogwarts houses,
Playing: wow,
On my nails: let the flames begin,

Thanks for reading!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Llama Nails Nerd Challenge space and Ulta let the flames begin swatches

Hi!

I was recently in Ulta and I snagged a few new polishes, and this is the best of the bunch, Ulta let the flames begin. I rarely wear plain nail polish with no stamping or embellishments, so you can tell I really like this one!

                                                                    
This is two coats, I could of almost left it at one coat since this is such a highly pigmented polish, but I ending up doing two out of habit.


This is let the flames begin with a thin coat of Milani just peachy, I picked that one up at the Dollar Tree a couple weeks ago and have been dying to try it out!


Apparently I was totally spacing out yesterday (no pun intended) and forgot that today was a challenge day and I really didn't want to take off my mani so soon, so I got out my trusty stamping plates and came up with this!
It's day two of the Llama nails nerd challenge and today's theme is space. I went with some simple shooting stars, it came out looking a little patriotic, which wasn't my original intention but I have been meaning to start some 4th of July manis!


Here's the polishes I used:

Color mates clear,
Ulta let the flames begin,
Milani just peachy,
Konad special stamping polish white,
and BM21.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Eat 'em all up as soon as they turn blue

Hi!

I'm so happy with today's nail art! Today's theme in the Llama nails time periods challenge is 80's and I've had this mani from The Nailasaurus sitting in my to do list for ages, so I knew what I was going to do right from the start for once!


I have clyde on my thumb, blinky on my index finger, part of the maze on my middle, pacman on my ring, and pinky on my pinkie (hah).


These came out so much better than my last attempt at pacman nails, I love pinky the most!



Here's the polishes I used:

Color mates clear,
Wet n wild fastdry ebony hates chris,
Essence colour & gp little miss sunrise,
L.A girl polka dots unnamed,
Petites color fever vintage gray,
N.Y.C French white tip,
Essence colour & go modern romance,
L.A colors color craze splash,
a dotting tool,
and a striping brush.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Llama nails nerd challenge math

Hi!

I just stumbled onto Llama nail's new nail art challenge and the theme is nerd! I'm very excited for the doctor who, harry potter, and walking dead days!
But firsts first, and that is math! Other than maybe doing melting brains (if you haven't noticed me and math aren't buddy buddy) I was drawing a blank for ideas. But after some googling I found these gorgeous nails by Dressed Up Nails.


I apologize for the strange hand positions, I was pressed for time since the time periods challenge is tomorrow, so these pictures are of my right hand rather than the usual left.
I used a striping brush for all the details and finished with a generous coat of top coat.



Here's the polishes I used:

Color mates clear,
EN-VY cuckoo for you,
N.Y.C in a new York color minute water street blue,
Wet n wild megalast  candy-licious,
Color Club by design,
N.Y.C French white tip,
and a striping brush.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Just keep swimming

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I've had this design on my to do list for ages and since I was looking for a blue mani for Monday Blues this one jumped out at me! You can see the original mani here at Mr.Candiipants, she has a ton of cute manis so take a look around!


I love how these came out, especially the one on my middle finger.




Here's the polishes I used:

Color Mates clear,
L.A girl disco brites light show,
N.Y.C French white tip,
Wet n wild fastdry ebony hates chris,
Klean Color pastel teal,
L.A colors art deco silver glitter,
a dotting tool,
and a striping brush.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

China Glaze def defying fishtail mani

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I bought my first China Glaze polish a couple days ago on sale for 4.99, and I had to try it out as soon as I got home! I thought it would look nice as a fishtail mani so I paired it with these yellow and blue nail art polishes. This is China Glaze def defying with Color mates nail art teal and bold yellow.
I think I've improved since my last fishtail mani, I started with a small circle of my base polish at the top of the nail like last time and then layered the other polishes on top as usual.


I don't know why but as I'm writing this post I'm starting to think these scream Ducks, if you live in Oregon you'll know what I mean. Besides the sportiness I'm happy with how they look, the green and yellow contrast a bit more in real life but my camera just wouldn't pick it up.



Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Weekly wrap up

Hi!

Here's what I 've been doing lately:

Reading: Awakening by Karen Sandler,
Listening to: Shocked into Love by Lenka,
Watching: Supernatural, Lucky Star, Fairy Tail, Soul Eater, My Bride is a Mermaid,
Eating: berry almond chicken salad from Wendy's,
Drinking: water,
Making: new earrings,
Wearing: my hair in a high bun and dangly earrings,
Buying: my first china glaze polish (def defying),
Finding: this neat way to store nail polish,
Liking: this cute but strange music video,
On my nails: a green/blue/yellow fishtail,
Disliking:---------

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

If the good Lord had intended us to walk, he wouldn't have invented roller skates!

Hi!

Today's theme for the Llama nails time periods challenge is 70's! I really didn't want the typical tie-dye disco mess on my nails, so I looked up movie dates and found out that Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory came out in 1971.
I absolutely love this movie (not even going to say anything about the new one) and I'm listening to the soundtrack all the time so it was easy to think up things for my nails!


My chocolate bar nail was inspired by this post by Lucy's Stash and I'm very happy with how it came out, I sponged two shades of gold over the chocolate to get that crinkly foil texture.


My middle finger is the good/bad scale, my ring finger is the lickable wallpaper (sadly I didn't have a snozzberry stamp), my pinkie is the bubbles from the fizzy lifting drinks, and my thumb is a wrapped wonka bar.


I'm thinking about doing a mani with all the nails chocolate, I really love how it looks!

                                     

Here's the polishes I used:

Color Mates clear,
L.A colors color craze radiation,
Pure ice ???,
Rimmel Londal 60 second camoflauge,
Color Mates nail art cocoa,
N.Y.C French white tip,
Wet n wild metallica,
Pure ice A-list,
The Color Workshop unnamed,
Crayola pacific blue,
Essence little miss sunrise,
Klean Color boogie nights,
Koand special stamping polish red,
Wet n wild fastdry gray's anatomy,
Lakme' fast and fabulous 40" gold caramel,
L.A color art deco magenta,
Jesse's girl center stage,
W118,
a dotting tool,
and a striping brush.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Chantilly lace and a pretty face

Hi!

I really loved how the white lace looked in the Breakfast at Tiffany's mani that I posted a couple days ago, so I pulled out one of my favorite pastel polishes and an untried polish and stamped this skittle mani!

Mint Sorbet is one of my favorite polishes, I love light blues and greens and I think they look great stamped with lace!


The pink polish is Essence nude glam peaches and cream, it's more pink and less orange toned in real life.

Here's the polishes I used:

Color Mates clear,
Sally Hansen X-treme wear mint sorbet,
Essence nude glam peaches and cream,
Konad special stamping polish white,
and SH21.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 17, 2013

MSMD Daisies

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Happy Monday! For today's Monkey See Monkey Do Monday I picked this pretty daisy mani to copy. I also found a nail group where you can post blue manis every Monday so these fall neatly in there also! The group is called Monday Blues, and you can see the page with the linky codes here.


I used a very long striping brush for the petals and a very big dotting tool for the yellow centers.


I think they came out pretty cute, I might try this in light pink for one of my Wednesday manis.


Here's the polishes I used:

Color Mates clear,
Lotus herbals colour dew deep sea,
N.Y.C color in a new York minute Lexington yellow,
N.Y.C French white tip,
a striping brush,
and a dotting tool.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Crumpet's Amateur Nail Art Contest- Pink

Hi!

The theme for this month's Crumpet Amateur Nail Art Contest is pink! I wanted to try something a bit different, but since I do a pink mani almost every week on Pink Wednesday that's a bit of a tall order!
 So basically I latched onto the first pink thing I saw that was lying around, which was a notebook I bought about a year ago from Michaels. I got a couple of these sassy notebooks, I have one that says "oh no you didn't" in various ways and another with "whoa wait a minute".


The one I picked to base my mani off of says "um yeah, whatever" and it's turquoise and pink which I absolutely love together. I used a dotting tool and striping brush for the lettering, the blue polish came with an itty bitty brush so I was able to pull off a cursive font on my thumb.



I may have to do some manis based off the other notebooks since this one came out so cutely!



Here's the polishes I used:

Color Mates clear,
N.Y.C French white tip,
L.A colors art deco seafoam green,
Wet n wild megalast candy-licious,
a dotting tool,
and a striping brush.

Thanks for looking!

Father's Day nail art

Hi!

I wanted to do something totally different than the usual boring father's day theme, golf, ugly ties, cars, etc. A friend suggested that I look up father in different languages and this is what I came up with!
I was surprised that the word for father sounds almost the same in so many different languages (baba, papa, pappa, pappie), but I picked out some of more exotic sounding versions!


Going from left to right, tatti (Yiddish), otec (Slovak), patri (Sicilian), vader (Dutch), and aboji (Korean) on my thumb. I used a striping tool for all the letters and a dotting tool for some touch ups. And I finished with a generous coat of top coat to smooth everything out.



Here's the polishes I used:

Color Mates clear,
N.Y.C French white tip,
N.Y.C in a new York color minute MoMa,
Jordana boy oh boy,
Wet n wild wild shine blazed,
Essence colour & go little miss sunrise,
Wet n wild fastdry sage in the city,
a striping brush,
and a dotting tool.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Weekly wrap up

Hi!

Here's what I've been doing lately:

Reading: Sever by Lauren DeStefano,
Listening to: If I die young by the band perry,
Watching: Black Butler, Honey and Clover Nagasarete Airantou, Fairy tale,
Buying: a new swim suit, supplies for making earrings,
Wanting: these cute pinwheel earrings
Finding: this clever way of remembering math terms,
Wearing: my hair up in a bun,
Eating: fudge poptarts and nachos,
Drinking: orange black tea,
Planning on: going to the coast soon,
On my nails: breakfast at tiffany's,
Making: sliced fruit earrings,
Playing: wow,

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

And I said what about Breakfast at Tiffany's?

Hi!

This one snuck up on me! Somehow I thought I had a couple days until the next challenge day so I'm a day late with this one. I decided to go with a Breakfast at Tiffany's mani and I found this super cute cartoon Audrey to base my thumb on. Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favorite Hepburn movies, I love How to Steal a Million, but I just couldn't figure out how to turn that into a mani.


I freehanded Audrey on my thumb with her signature cigarette holder and bun, and then I stamped diamonds and lace on my other nails. I love how her eyes look, I'm usually not that great at eyes, but these turned out terrific!


I added a rhinestone in the middle of her bun, in Tiffany blue of course!



Here's the polishes I used:

N.Y.C in a new York color minute grand central station,
Color Mates little blue box (just had to use this one!),
N.Y.C French white tip,
N.Y.C cashmere crème,
Konad special stamping polish white,
Wet n wild fastdry ebony hates chris,
a dotting tool,
a striping brush,
SH21,
and BM09.

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Bad Wolf

Hi!

A while back I found out about bad wolf day and I was totally psyched to do it, I was going to help spread the craziness, and then since it was almost a month away I didn't think about for a long time I consequently forgot about it. And then yesterday while I was coming out of my martial arts school my brother pointed out to me that there was bad wolf written on a column outside! At first I was just totally tickled about seeing it, but then I started worrying, did I miss bad wolf day? So of course the first thing I did when I got home was look it up and yep I missed it. Totally by more than a week, but why should that stop me!


And it does make it a bit more bad wolf-y if you do it on a random day right?



Here's the polishes I used:

Color mates clear,
The Color Workshop unnamed,
N.Y.C French white tip,
N.Y.C in a new York color minute grand central station,
and a striping brush.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

To boldly go

Hi!

This time around the theme for Polly Polish's Polish Days is sci-fi! My very first thought was Doctor Who (I have a bit of a one track mind), but I decided that would be taking the easy way out, so I actually did some thinking and thought of doing Quantum Leap nails!
I got hooked on the series about a year ago and blew through all five seasons in a couple weeks. And of course Al is my fave character, because who wouldn't love someone who would wear a canary yellow zoot suit?


I found this awesome site where someone took the time to post pictures of all his crazy clothes and I picked out some of the more extravagant outfits and put them on my nails! Here's the links to the clothes that inspired each nail, thumb, index, ring, pinkie, and middle.


My thumb is my favorite of the nails, probably because normal human beings would wear those colors together!

And here's the outrageous amount of polish I used to make these:

N.Y.C in a new York minute grand central station,
Wet n wild wild shine metallica,
Wet n wild wild shine Caribbean frost,
Wet n wild fast-dry gray's anatomy,
Wet n wild fast-dry ebony hates chris,
N.Y.C French white tip,
Essence colour & go little miss sunrise,
Color mates little blue box,
Color mates winey the pooh,
Jesse's girl running wild,
Nina ultra pro gladiator,
Petites color fever vintage gray,
L.A colors art deco seafoam green,
L.A colors art deco magneta,
Lakme' fast and fabulous 40" gold caramel,
Klean Color boogie nights,
The Color Workshop unnamed polish,
Konad special stamping polish white,
and BM21.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Silver matte french tips

Hi!

I was in the mood to do a simple French mani, but I thought a plain white and pink one would be a bit boring so I threw in some silver tips. And then I started thinking, what would matted glitter look like?


And I absolutely love it! I think the matte makes the pink look more like a bare nail, and it didn't drastically change the finish of the glitter, but it made the colors meld together more evenly.



Here's the polishes I used:

N.Y.C color in a new York minute grand central station,
Wet n wild megalast sugar coat,
N.Y.C French white tip,
L.A colors art deco silver glitter,
and N.Y.C matte me crazy.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Geisha doll nails

Hi!

I have yet another mani using my new Wistonia stamping plates to show you guys! I'm not sure what to call this image besides a little Japanese geisha doll, but it sure is cute! I love her little hair bun, and it stamped almost perfectly. There were some little lines connecting her feet to her dress, but it looks fine without them.

This is W117 stamped with Konad special stamping polish black over N.Y.C broadway burgundy frost, finished with a coat of N.Y.C color in a new York minute grand central station.



Thanks for looking!