Sunday, May 29, 2011

Nerdy Kitty

Did something new instead of keeping the dented mani. Plus I had to file down my right thumb nail after bowling on Friday night. The nail had split at the sides from bowling.

Nerdy Hello Kitty.  Inspiration from a candy tin.  Base colour is Cosline - 607.  Acrylic paint plus some additional polishes for the bow (joe - Powder Blue), nose (L.A. Girls - Pineapple) and the nose/bridge of the glasses (American Apparel - Factory Grey). Was gonna use a stamping plate for it, but I couldn't get it to stamp properly so I used some acrylic paint it on.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Decal Update + Dented Plaid

Here's what the brown floral nail decal looks like after five days.  Still good with minimal tip wear.  But I couldn't wait to get it off my nails.  Just wasn't loving it.

Plaid nails done using Konad plate m60.  Colours were joe - Powder Blue as the base colour, stamped with Konad Special Polish white and a pink franken that I made for stamping purposes.  Not exactly sure how my pinky got dented, but it did, oh well.

The nail decals were okay, but I missed polishing and stamping and painting on designs on my nails.  I usually change my polish every couple of days so having something on for five days was a bit of a challenge for me.  I did do some nail wheels while I wasn't polishing my nails.  I'll post those up later.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Full Nail Water Decals

Got a bunch of full nail water decals from ebay.  They're OK, but too bad I wasn't able to choose the decals myself.  A bunch of floral designs with some random ones thrown in.

I used four different ones in the past week, so I don't know how well they actually last.  Put on base coat, cut up the decals to fit my nails, dipped them in water for a few seconds then slid them onto my nail.  Wait a bit for them to dry before using the provided mini file to remove the excess at the tips.  After all that apply top coat.  I didn't really like the first one I tried, wasn't too fond of the colours.

Next up was this Burberry design.

This floral design is what's currently on my nails.  Not too sure I like it, but I think it's maybe because I'd much rather be wearing bright colours on my nails right now.

Checker board design, didn't keep it on 'cause I put top coat on too soon and bits of the decal floated up. 

The decals were pretty easy to apply, no real problems.  I'm gonna keep the brown floral on to see how long it'll last. 

Friday, May 20, 2011

Color Club Scented Neons

Wicked Sweet

This is Wicked Sweet from the Wicked Sweet collection.  I did 4 coats, but I think 3 is okay too.  I just quickly did this before heading out to watch a movie and had some bald spots that needed extra coverage.  My pictures are sooooo inaccurate.  My camera just couldn’t pick up on the tealnees of shimmer and made the polish just blue.  Not great with colour correcting in editing programs so I just leave ‘em as is.  It’s a really great colour and so yum smelling.  This one smells like blueberry candies.  Also reminds of Tval’s Skin Smoothie in Blueberry Vanilla Parfait, but much sweeter.  After I removed the polish the scent lingered for a bit on my nails.

Yum Gum

This is Yum Gum.  Absolutely love this colour, three coats and again photos aren’t quite accurate.  Photos in natural light because the light box pictures were completely washed out that it made the polish look pale.  The colour is much brighter than what my pictures show.  This one smells like Juicy Fruit.  Haven’t chewed sweet gums in a while, but that’s what I’m reminded of when I get a whiff of the polish.

The heart on the ring finger was done using Cosline in 002 White.  I painted a strip of polish on a piece of scotch tape, left it to dry, peeled the polish from the tape, used a heart punch to punch out a heart, placed the heart on my nail and then topped it with top coat.  I could have painted it on free hand, but this way the heart is much more symmetrical.

Cannot wait to try out the other polishes.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

More Stripe-y Bows

I really liked the stripe-y bows from the last mani so I did it again with all the neon polishes from the mini Kleancolor set Candy Cast.

Colors Used:
Both hands - 5 Black and 4 White from the Wicked Sweet mini set and black and white acrylic paint.
Left hand - 20 Neon Pink, 20 Neon Orange and 153 Neon Amethyst
Right hand - 18 Neon Yellow, 14 Neon Aqua and 204 Neon Lime

The colors look a bit washed out in my photos.  They’re brighter in real life and the yellow and lime do look different though you can’t tell from the picture.

I thought I didn’t like neons, but after using the Kleancolor minis I’ve changed my mind.  I’m glad I tried out some neons ‘cause otherwise I might have passed up on the Wicked Sweet set of scented Color Club polishes.  I saw them the other at my local Winners while out shopping with my mom and picked up the seven piece set.  I also picked up a mini Color Club set with 4 neon polishes.  Will have some pictures posted up in my next post.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Yellow Striped Bow

Have had this on for the past few days.  I just really like the brightness of it and with gloomy grey skies back again after it being so sunny and warm.  Three coats of Sally Hansen Xtreme-wear in Mellow Yellow.  Painted on the bow with acrylic paint done in a modified Supa Nails Bow Wow style.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Nails for Cherry Blossom Viewing

These are the nails that I had when I went cherry blossom viewing at High Park.  Three coats of a blue Mood Struck nail polish.  When warm it's greenish and when cold it's blue.  Was three coats, but still kind of streaky.  Used Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro in Black Satin for the branches and Cosline - 002 White and 117 Champagne Pink for the flowers. 

This was kind of messy and rushed since I did it late at night.  I only really like the thumb.  The other fingers aren't as pretty.

Day at High Park

Picture heavy post about my day at High Park in Toronto.  Continue if you like, no nail pictures, that will be a separate post.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

S'more BundleMonster + Sliders

Here's some more images from the new BundleMonster plates. I didn't go in order. The images from plate BM-202 weren't really that exciting to me so I decided to try some images that I liked from other plates.

Sort of a floral tapestry design from plate BM-225. Quite liked this. Two coats of Cosline - 608, stamped with pastel purple Konad special polish.

This one didn't turn out like how I imagined it to be, but still nice. Image from plate BM-214. Two coats Etude House BL501, stamped with black Konad special polish.

Really loved the shoes when I saw them from the previews. Thought it would be too busy on all nails so I just stamped it as an accent on my ring finger. Image from plate BM-213, two coats Etude House PK006, one coat Etude House LUCIDarling something 01 something and stamped with ENAS black stamping polish.



Made these for my older brother's birthday yesterday. Baked the buns, ground the meat and pickled the cucumbers myself. Burgers were topped with swiss and cheddar cheeses and thousand island dressing.