Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Black and White Nails - SPIDERS EVERYWHERE!

Don't worry folks, there will be no photos of spiders in this post.

So I found 2 spiders today in my room. One of them was IN MY BED. Then yesterday I killed another one. Now I feel like they are everywhere, and I feel like they know I am killing their friends by flushing them away. So now they are out for vengeance. Those sneaky, 8 legged, Bastards.

These are black and white nails(and a seamless segue). These were inspired by Victoria of Manicurator, and a tutorial she did for Nail It Magazine. For mine I used Wet 'n Wild French White Cream and Zoya Dahlia. I just taped of the section I wanted black and boom, magic. Beautiful, simple, magic.

Victoria of Manicurator
Victoria of Manicurator
Victoria of Manicurator

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Cadbury Cream Eggs and A Bunny Imposter!

Sorry guys this is a bit(a lot) late.

Anyways let's talk chocolate! My first manicure is a Cadbury Cream Egg manicure. Now I'll let you in on a little secret. I'm not a chocolate lover, BUT I make exceptions when it comes my Quality Street and Cadbury Cream Eggs. If need be I would fight for them. Dirty fighting even. I will go for your soft bits. Annnyyyywwwaaayyss I did this Cream Egg manicure. It's all done with acrylic paint and polish with the exception of the middle finger, which is polish and the actual foil from a Cream Egg that sacrificed itself.

The second manicure is I guess what you could call "cute". It's a chick, being an adorable, sneaky little bastard trying to trick us into thinking he's a bunny. Dream on future chicken wing, dream on. The rest of my fingers are bursting with Easter spirit(shown through traditional Easter colors and carrots). All the nail art was done using acrylic paint. If you want to know what any of the polishes were in these just give me a shout!

Ps. Happy Belated Re-birthday Jesus

Thursday, 17 April 2014

OPI Absolutely Alice - You're All I Ever Wanted

If you didn't catch it that was an N'Sync reference in the title. I didn't want to do it but it was the only thing that popped into my head.

I'm going to let you guys in on a little something. Despite the fact that I don't post as much as I used to I still do my nails just as often, and still collect photos. So I'm constantly sitting on a pile of posts that are weeks behind. Oddly enough, this polish, is one of them.

I don't know why I didn't post this sooner, because I was over the moos(That's a typo that I like) excited when I put this on. Absolutely Alice is from OPI's Alice in Wonderland Spring 2010 collection. Now this was before I really got into polish, so I missed out on it. It was the first polish that I saw online that I needed to have.  So long story short I bought this 2 years ago for $27 USD(It's technically the most I have paid for a polish. I don't count more expensive things like Chanel because I bought all mine at retail value) and this is the fist time I'm wearing it.

Application was a breeze. All I needed was 3 easy coats. Although I could have used 2, but with new polishes I prefer trying them out with thinner coats. The blue and the gold micro glitter work perfectly together. Sadly this is one of those colours that will never be as good in photos. Even though I spent quite a bit on this I do not regret it at all!

 Added some art after a couple days

One more thing. If you participated in the Nail Polish Canada Easter Nail Art Challenge you should head on over here and do the peer vote. Vote for me and my bloody bunny nail art :P

Saturday, 12 April 2014

How many coats of polish do you think this took?

If you guessed 53, you are wrong. Which is hard to be because it's written directly on the photos. Yes, that right there is 101 coats of polish(well 100 in Robyn's case as I had top coat on in there because I wanted to keep it a bit classy).

 Robyn's coats got larger and started to flop over, whereas mine got smaller each coat.

All the polishes that were used.

I'm just going to cut to the chase and address some questions and comments that people will probably have.  This also includes a removal video:

Thursday, 10 April 2014

This Isn't Your Grandmothers Easter Manicure Part 3

Today I have for you a recreation of a manicure I did two years ago! As you all know by now I REALLY like Monty Python, and am permanently scarred for life because I can't see them all live. And for the past 2 years I have done an Easter manicure inspired by the sketch troupe. Two years ago I did a manicure inspired by the The Killer Rabbit of Caerbannog from film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, one of mt favourite films of all time.  This year I decided to recreate it!  The one main difference was the bunny. He is much cuter and throwing and eyeball. Awwwwwwwww.

This time around the egg nails look a lot better(even thought most got covered in blood).  I think the colours suit Easter a bit more. Apart from the white base, the eggs were done almost entirely from acrylic paint that I had mixed. The bunny accent nail was done with a base of Orly Liquid Vinyl and paint. I like it A LOT better this time round :P

I also decided that this would be my entry for Nail Polish Canada's Easter Nail Art contest!  So please head on over there and vote for me. I will also lower you taxes if you vote for me...I wont.

 Before the blood

And just in case you don't know anything about Monty Python:

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

SPORTS...'n' stuff - The return of the Wiki Series

So I decided to not do an April fools thing this year.  If you forgot, last year I pretended to have an AMAZING giveaway, only to reveal it was fake. I can safely say people reacted strongly to it.  If I'm going to do April fools, I'm not going to play around.

Today I have something that is not blue! I noticed the past few posts have been very blue centric.  Today I bringing back the Wiki Series! If you don't know what that is it's something I did last year.  Essentially if you are short on nail ideas you go to Wikipedia, and click 'Random Article'. You get 3 tries at most, and out of those 3 random articles you choose the one that inspires you the most.  From there you do a manicure inspired by the article. You can choose more than 3 articles if you get something you really don't understand, or something that's not nail inappropriate(no one wants to see your D-Day nails).

When I searched the random articles this time round I got the 1969–70 European Cup Winners' Cup.  Even though I don't follow sports I was really excited about this.  Mainly because this is one of the few sports I know a bit about even though I don't watch. When I was reading the article I saw that the winners were Manchester City F.C., I immediately knew I needed to do Man City nails, because I knew exactly what I waned to do.  I really wanted to do Manchester City kit nails. I ended up doing the ones they wore for the 1967-70 European Cup, which as you can see were black and red and the goalkeeper in green. The whole manicure was done using polish(Revlon Red Carpet, Sinful Colors Hey, you!, Orly Liquid Vinyl), and striping tape.

Despite the fact that I don't care all that much about sports I actually really liked this and was sad to take it off.  Even though it was inspired by sports, it still worked well as a general manicure.

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