Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Happy New Year['s Eve Day]

New Years Nails for Me:
Confetti (obvs)



And for Jes:
Champagne bubbles



And a space for Kari's nails if we ever get a good pick, but are awesome.
It's here!

Saturday, 26 December 2009

For Erin

This is my first attempt with the Konad system. It is a bit tricky, but yields pretty cool results.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

More Holiday Nails

Peacock Inspired for our Christmas Party

Polka Dot with Ryah's gift (a dotting tool)

Christmas Marbling (with sparkles)


Thursday, 10 December 2009

Christmas time!

So I am now officially in the Christmas spirit. I asked a co-worker how to paint my nails tonight and she suggested presents and so I ran with it. It was fun--and yes, Ginger, I will be doing Christmas nails. This is just the first festive installment...

Right hand:

Left hand:
(and if you are confused by pinkie....it's a gift bag.)

Catching you up!

This was a double marble due to the fact that the original was too "easterish". So added the black and I LOVED them.


I loved this color concept but they only lasted a day due to me deciding I should clean out all the hair in the bottom of the vacuum cleaner. That was gross, but the nails were pretty.


This is a design that I didn't like. It hasn't happened in a long time and I kind of like the picture, but I didn't like the nails.

Monday, 30 November 2009

Inventory

2 Base Coat Polishes
3 Top Coat Polishes
1 Matte Finisher Top Coat
9 Striping Colors
and.........


93 Polishes.

Plus gems, my own set of striping brushes and decals.

I told Ryan I was set with polishes for the rest of the year--we'll see if that sticks (I can't pass up on gifts etc.). And it's clear that it's an obsession when the other day I saw a bumper sticker and it took me too long to figure out it was referring to Polish people, not nail polish.

p.s. my recent manicure is inspired by the gloves, obvs. Click for clearer detail (I used my matte finisher as mentioned above on the slate/beige color).

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Krafting with Kari

So Kari and I went out today to get me pants to wear post surgery. I got one maternity pair of pants and a track suit at Unique. And I only spent like $13. Sweet. Then, we went to get a coffee and stopped in at Patina where I coveted many things but one item in particular: fingerless gloves with a lace overlay. They were much to expensive to buy but not too expensive to get the itch of DIY. So we promptly went in search of gloves and lace, and for the same price as one pair at Patina, I was able to make two!!!!! This is the result (and please not the polish job):


Jokingly named "Wedding gloves"


This color scheme is for my winter coat with the fuchsia lining:


Detailed:

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Because it's important to document

These are worn and by no means perfect. But they are my shooting stars. And first use of my matte nail polish finisher...



And I know many of you already saw these, but they are now a very important design in my personal life as they mark the viewing of werewolf hottie jailbait Taylor Lautner in New Moon and my appendix rupturing from said hottie landing me in the hospital where I received the bulk of my complements from various doctors, nurses and aids.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Upping my game.

So ever since visiting "The Daily Nail" I have been getting some more ideas on some things to do with all my own polish. I checked out a technique called "water marbling" and tried it for myself. This is my first attempt, but it is so FRICKIN' cool. It is very messy and I have some perfecting of the technique to do and have been dreaming up some better color combinations, but I still think this is pretty awesome:


Also, I inadvertently created a rainbow with this next display. I think it was subconscious since last week was not so great and I must have needed a pick me up--and it did in some small way....

Friday, 30 October 2009

Happy Halloween!


I'm really proud of my spider and her web. Click to see her up close a personal. Hawt!!!!!

Sunday, 11 October 2009

What I've been up to:

First off, my nail polish and accessories got a new home that fits them a little better. I've been on a recent purchasing stint and needing to find something that acutally fits my 70+ bottles.

This is a bad photo, but one of my most recent favorites in terms of design:
This one lasted a day. That is the problem with sparkle polishes, but it was pretty cool:

This is my design for Kari. She was glad to have a pointer finger set apart so others would know that, yes, she was pointing at them.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Filling the awkward silence

So I have been thinking I should be picking up the blogging slack since Alison (the supreme blogger) seems to be [justifiably] preoccupied with a baby to entertain us with updates and things to read in our spare time on a daily/regular basis. However, as much and as many blog posts I may think of in my head throughout the day to fill the void, none of them seem to end up in cyber space due to my supreme laziness.

But in effort to try harder at things, I've created a very mini picture show of my recent manicures. In the past few months I have begun to become obsessed with bedazzled, high maintenance, nail art. I do really enjoy it. Here are a few of my recent designs:






And with that, maybe there will be future blog posts coming soon(er than two months).