Sunday, 12 October 2014

A different kind of Halloween manicure...0_o

WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS TECHNIQUE AT HOME! YOU KNOW HOW I LIKE PUSHING WHAT I CAN DO TO NAILS! THIS IS NO EXCEPTION! THIS IS NOT AN EVERYDAY MANICURE KIND OF THING. (Never thought I would have to post that at the beginning of a post)

This is my entry for Nail Polish Canada's Halloween Nail Art contest! It's actually a manicure I wanted to do a while ago, but I never really had the perfect opportunity to. UNTIL NOW! So my manicure is kind of an homage to to gory slasher films. Now I have done weird nails before, but I REALLY wanted to up the weird(and gore) and make them as nasty as possible and push the limits of art.

First I started with a base of Essence Sweet as Candy, then I did the bloody "HEL-" and the bloody hand print with acrylic paint. Everything else you see is done with real blood. My blood(aka. The art supply that keeps on giving).

No Topcoat

Top Coat

Original Nails. "Needs more blood"

My mother was a nurse so I actually asked her if she had something I could use to get blood and not give myself an infection. She then showed me how to use the needle of her blood sugar monitor. She also had some needles for syringes(everything was already sterilized). When the time came I chickened out and couldn't use the machine. I decided to go with the syringe needle. First I wiped all my fingers down with alcohol, then came the hard part. Stabbing myself. After many failed attempts and gingerly poking my finger I gave up. Luckily for me as I was putting the cover back on the needle I missed and stabbed myself in the thumb :D The minute I saw blood my first thought was "MUST USE THIS FOR ART!". When that stopped bleeding I looked at the mani and I thought it needed more blood. So I sucked it up, and I took my middle finger and forcefully tapped the needle. Success! Originally I was going to use a nail art brush, but it turns out blood is a bit too thin to work with. So I ended up letting the blood roll down my fingers a bit and using the fingers on my other to apply it. Another thing that came as a surprise was how hard it was to get blood out of my cuticles. When I was done I added an older topcoat that was almost done and sealed it all in. And I actually wore it for a few hours, but I could smell that metallic-y smell that blood has.

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Saturday, 11 October 2014

Candy Corn. The Worst Kind of Corn.

Up until last year candy corn was this mythical thing to me. I had always associated it with Halloween, but I had never really seen it before, so obviously I had never tried it before either. But last year all of that changed. My friends mother sent her a tin of candy, which included candy corn. So I knew I had to try it.

It was disgusting.

I can safely say it was one of the most vile things I have ever tried. I can only assume licking the bottom of Satan's, well worn, devil boots would be a more pleasant experience. I would even go as far as saying it's slightly worse than eating fondant off a cake.


For this I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Pull over, as well as China Glaze Staked to be Soaked.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Worst Collector Ever

So I have been collecting polish for almost three years now. I don't have a huge collection(by nail folk standards), but I do have way more than any other normal person. When I buy polish I am a bit picky about what I get. I could care less that x polish is super popular, if I don't absolutely love it I just can't buy it. I am a selective collector! Well I FINALLY decided that I needed to add a proper yellow and orange to my collection. Yes, you herd me correctly. In all my years of collection polish I have never actually bought a yellow or orange polish! I currently own two yellows(One was sent for review and is pretty much done, and the second I bought in a four pack because I wanted two of the other colours) and three oranges(Two were gifts and one was part of the four pack I just mentioned). So I decided what better time to loose my orange/yellow virginity. Because you are never too old(NO MATTER WHAT SOCIETY SAYS!)

First up I have Sinful Colors Pull Over, originally from their 2011 spring Tropical Ecstasy, but seen more recently in their Boldacious Collection. This is a taxi cab yellow. The formula was a bit runny, and this took me three coats. It's not the best formula, but it is ok. And because I mainly just want this in case I ever need a base for art I am ok with that.


Next up I have China Glaze Stoked to be Soaked, from their 2014 Stoked to be Soaked summer collection. When I picked this polish up the store I originally found it in was selling it for 20% off. Since I wasn't looking for a specific orange I decided I would wait to see if I found something cheaper. I then decided to check out a beauty supply store and just rummage through their sale bin. Lo and behold, what was looking right up at me with its toxic fume eyes, but this little guy. Not only that but it was 70% off! WEEEEEE! SALES!


What colours do you not on many of?

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Roses are red, violets are- Wait no my roses are pink. The poem is irrelevant now.

Funny story(but not really). It's a nice surprise getting comments from you guys. And I mean it when I say surprise. I've started binge blogging(it's like binge drinking, but you feel a lot better the next morning). I will do maybe 5-7 blog posts at once and then schedule them, just so I have stuff for a while and I don't have to worry about it. That's not to say I don't do any non scheduled posts and move stuff around. But sometimes with the scheduled posts, and my insertion of new posts into the mix things get moved around and I totally forget about something I scheduled eons ago. For example I TOTALLY forgot about my Robbie Williams Nails and my Louboutin Nails until I got comments :P

Non-funny story aside let's get onto the nails! Today I have these Rose nails. It's only the second time I have done floral nails, but I love how they turned out! I originally was wearing just the green polish(Essie Sew Psyched) for an audition. When that was done I added the flowers to it with acrylic paint(I used bright pink and green. Then to make the pink lighter I added white, and to make the green darker I added black). I looked at a few tutorials, and honestly they were pretty much all the same general idea. If you would like to try this just google 'Rose Nail Art Tutorial' and I'm sure you'll find one you like. I then added some rhinestones to my index and pinky finger. Now the story of those rhinestones is actually a funny one.

So how was my second attempt at flowers?

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Robbie Williams Spotted!

I don't know what it is with spots, but I just love how they look in a manicure. So when I saw Robbie Williams spotted outfit in his Swings Both Way Tour, I just knew I had to turn it into a manicure. This whole mani was done using polish(Orly Liquid Vinyl and Sinful Colors Snow Me White).


Ps. Speaking of Robbie, WHO ELSE IS EXCITED FOR NEW TAKE THAT*!!!

*Yes I know Robbie is not involved in this album.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Louboutin Nails(Polish not included) & Meeting a dead man.

In case you haven't figured out from the title of this post, this has nothing to do with the super pricey Louboutin polishes. I MAY get the red one in the future just for novelty sake, but as of now I don't own it. But just because I don't have the polish, doesn't mean I can't have some Lubu nail fun!

For this manicure I used Orly Liquid Vinyl and I topped it off with some black rhinestones from KKCenterHk. I loved how despite the fact that they are rhinestones, they still look really subtle and they don't overpower. They add just enough to the manicure. Then on the underside of my nails I used Essie's Fishnet Stockings to mimic the bottom of the shoes. I like how this turned out, but I think I would have liked it a bit more had I done them now, as I have more of a free edge.



Time for a funny Toronto International Film Festival story! So one of the days I was there a couple of the girls came in and they were super excited. They had seen the "mean uncle" from Harry Potter. When they told me I asked them if they were sure. They told me they were positive. I then informed them that the man who played Uncle Dursley(Richard Griffiths) had died more than a year ago.

Friday, 26 September 2014

Happy Birthday To MeeeeeEEeeeeee!

Over the past few years I have grown to hate birthdays. I always used to wonder why people stopped thinking getting older was awesome. It was amazing going from 8 to 9. I assumed it would be like that forever. Turns out it's not that way. Anyways I have never been one for proper birthday manicures(Cupcakes, divulging my age, that stuff). Even if I was a fan of them I don't think I would do them. So here are some nails that have nothing to do with my birthday!

So today my manicure is sort of Take That related(LEAVE ME ALONE! IT'S MY BIRTHDAY AND I DO WHAT I WANT). It's actually Jason related, because as some of you may know he left Take That two days ago. And I'm all sorts of sad because he was my favourite member. Is this what 1996 feels like? Anyways this mani is a nod at his performance from Take That Presents The Circus Live. At one point he wears some dandy striped trousers while singing the song Wooden Boat. Part of the lyrics are:

We go from green to blue to gold to black.
Breathe deep, who knows how long this will last. 


Oooooooo and here is the performance! I suggest you watch it for you own health!

Now off to go drinking! I'll never say no to a Friday Birthday!
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