Saturday, June 30, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
A couple weeks ago I bought a set of Mia Secret MOOD polish on Amazon. I've been dying to try them out! Here's one that changes from purple (cold) to pink (warm).
This is two coats of the polish with no topcoat. It's sort of a matte. It was really weird to apply the purple polish and have it turn pink before you could finish. The ends are still purple since they're colder.
I applied a topcoat and then stuck my fingers in some warm water to show what they'd look like completely pink.
Then I stuck them into some cold water and dried them off a little. Apparently that warmed them up too much, but I got a cool picture of the transition!
After another million attempts of dipping and drying, I just gave up and took a picture of my wet nails.
Just for the heck of it, I added an orange to yellow polish stamp on one nail. The polish is pretty thin, so it's hard to see...
Here's what my nails look like just chillin'.
In other news, Magic Mike comes out soon!!! Here's a little preview -
Saturday, June 23, 2012
My parents and I signed up for a mini triathlon at the beginning of August. And the training has begun! Today we biked and swam - no running yet.. Anyways, I'm over at my parents' house, so I don't have my polish or camera. But I managed to find some cute polish! This is NYC Midtown (pink) and The Icing's knock-off of the China Glaze Electrify. It's hard to tell from my cell phone picture, but it's nearly identical. And I have a feeling it was way cheaper... lol.
P.S. This Blogger app on my phone is terrible with pictures!! I promise it's not that blurry and filled with checkers... Weird. Dislike.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
2. Now I needed a background. I thought about drawing one myself or something, but decided to go with something a little more professional. I got an 8 x 10 poster from All Posters.com.
I added the rest...
It's kinda cool, because you can just shake up the box and see different ones!
Monday, June 18, 2012
Does anybody else watch The Client List? It's actually a horrible show, but I haven't stopped watching it. It's supposed to be about a masseuse from Beau-frickin-mont whose husband runs away, leaving her with the kids and a pile of debt. She does what apparently all masseurs do when the going gets tough - starts dressing extra slutty and giving "happy endings!" These people have ridiculously stereotypical southern accents and strange close-minded feuds with salon-shop bitches. If you're incredibly bored and want to see Jennifer Love Hewitt's giant boobs on display, you should catch up on this Lifetime gem.
I love Japanese cherry blossoms! I actually had a framed Van Gogh poster of them in college. It now resides in my sister's apartment along with all of my other furnishings. Today's challenge is inspired by a tutorial. I found this one about how to do cherry blossom nails.
I used Ulta Mint Condition as the base and just random black, white, and pink polish - just use what you have!
Friday, June 15, 2012
Today's challenge is inspired by the supernatural. Being a lover of terrifying show and gorgeous men, I'm a huge Supernatural fan! But if there's anything I've learned from that show, it's not to fuck around with the supernatural. So instead of drawing some crazy symbols on my nails and getting possessed by a demon, I'm going with a more tame version - Goosebumps! I was never allowed to read these books when I was little (mostly because my parents were hardasses back then. They have since become doe-eyed, sappy, rule-less parental units with my siblings). So I actually know nothing about them other than I'm sure I would have loved them 10 years ago. Maybe now? Anyways, at some point in time, I remember seeing a friend of mine reading one of these books with an awesome holographic cover. I tried to find a picture, but the internet failed me. So you'll have to pretend with this one.
Since I still really liked the holographic idea, I started with a base coat of Sally Hansen Crystal Ball.
I wanted to add a little more pizzazz to this, so I put on a layer of a glow-in-the-dark polish. I'm not sure if you've tried to take a picture in the dark lately, but it's harder than it looks. Excuse the blur.
Finally, I drew on the green ooze with Nicole by OPI One Time Lime.
And here they are in the dark!
I'm going out to a couple bars tonight, so I'm looking forward to a bunch of questions about why I have terrifying, oozey, glowing nails.