So most of the time my nails aren't actually painted all crazy, with fab designs the kids want to copy. I usually only wear out my design if it can replicated it on my other hand, or I can create something similar on the other hand. Most of the time they are just one plain colour. Boring, I know. But even I get tired of it after a couple days(I have never been a paint your nails ever day person), so I have to jazz it up. With a few strips of striping tape, a gold stud and textured polish(Zoya Tomoko), I have turned Sally Hansens Alchemy, a tipwear nightmare, into a delightful sparkly piece of art.
Today is my Birthday. So naturally I did graveyard nails.
I'm not the biggest fan of birthdays. Can you tell? But don't worry, I'll get over it eventually :P In other news, sorry I haven't been on here very often. The past few weeks have been super busy for me, but hopefully it will all be worth it! :D
The past few days have been wet, and cool and I have been loving every minute of it! When I was outside walking the other day, I looked up at the overcast sky and and actually thought "I love this!". Now I don't hate the sun, I like it in small doses and with no trace of humidity. Sadly in the summer that's not really an option.It's funny my friends always joke that I don't like anything, but now I have something else to add to my like list. Bad weather*
For this I used saran wrap, and blobbed on white, and dark gray polish. Then I added the umbrella with acrylic paint. To finish it off I added a matte topcoat and blobs of Seche Vite so it looked like rain. Honestly there was one thing I didn't like about them. The colours on the umbrella. I thought the contrast would look neat, but looking at it now I wish I had done something like different shades of blue.
I don't know why, but I keep wanting to say 'Merry Christmas'. It's still months away, and yet I find myself thinking randomly 'Merry Christmas'. Weird. Maybe my heart is set on Christmas(and some pretty holiday palettes) or maybe I'm just loosing it.
Anyway, these nails have nothing to do with Christmas, despite what my head is telling me. I decided to do some crayon nails! I used a combination of polish and paint.
If you have been following this blog, for half a second, you'll know that I'm a bit of a Take That fan. If you have been following this blog, for 2 seconds, you'll know that even though I'm a huge Take That fan, my heart lies with Queen. They are in my humble opinion the one of the most innovative and creative bands to grace this earth. They are untouchable.
And Freddie Mercury was something special. Sadly as you all probably know(unless you live under a rock) Freddie passed away almost 25 years ago from complications from Aids. If I had a time machine one of the many things I would do is go back and see Queen live with Freddie. Anyways enough sadness, today is Freddie's birthday! So let's all have a drink for him!
This is actually a manicure I did back in November that I liked but I thought could have been done better. So with a better stamper and my MoYou Roxy Collection plate in 06 at hand I gave this mani another go!
Sorry, I have been away for a while. I've been super busy, I wrote my first full one hour pilot episode for a drama(Someone pick it up now!) And if you know me, you know how crazy that is because I do 99% comedy. So this is a big deal. I have also been watching more Doctor Who again. You know I actually like 12 and I think the last series of the show was better then it has been in the past few years. So in honour of watching Doctor Who I present you with Zoya Oswin...because of Clara. It's funny because I don't really love her that much, but this just seemed appropriate :P
I bought this polish MONTHS ago, but only got it on Sunday. I shipped it to the States when I saw they were having a sale (I don't even remember when or what it was because it was so long ago). My mother then grabbed this and another Zoya I had ordered when she visited family we have there.
Oswin is from Zoya's fall 2014 collection of Ultra Pixie Dusts. This is probably the last Pixie Dust I ever liked. Out of the three UPD's from the collection, it was the only one the was totally matte. The rest looked more like a gritty glitter polish. Oswin is a bold red that has that the sand like texture of the original PD's, but with the addition of medium and small hexagonal glitter. I needed two coats for full coverage. To smooth it out I used two coats in the photo. If you want it TOTALLY smooth you would need one more coat.
If you would like a bottle you can find them on zoya.com. I though they were discontinuing them, but they are still on the site, so who knows. Also you may need a mule if you aren't in the States.
So I hope you guys have had a swell few weeks, and didn't miss me too much. But if you did I would understand.
I feel like this is a mandatory manicure for anyone that has pointy nails. Watermelons. You just have to do it at some point. So this is my time/I wanted to do it before it started to feel like autumn.
I started with my base of Running in Circles then with acrylic paint I added the pink and white. Finally I painstakingly added the black glitter which is Ninja Polish Sticks and Stones. That took the longest time, trying to pick out the small black glitter from the white glitter. Love how it looks even though he glitter was a pain.
Here's running in circles on it's own. I have actually swatched it before, but this is too pretty to not show again!