Monday, 30 June 2014

Happy World Pride - Part 2: Fail + I'm Going Slightly Mad

A couple nights ago I was really tired when I got home so I took an hour long nap. When I woke up there was this MASSIVE bug of sorts flying around the ceiling. I did what every normal person would do at that point. I pulled my covers over my head and hoped the winged, terror would leave me be. When I eventually emerged the bug was gone. I use the word gone loosely because 95% of the time my bedroom door is shut. So there was a large chance that he(or she) was still in my room. But at the same time this was 2 days ago and I have yet to see her(or him) again. This seemed weird because it was huge! So part of me now thinks that maybe I was seeing things. You know that moment right when you wake up and you aren't really all there? Maybe in that moment my head was making things up? I feel like I'm going a little batty...

Now moving along to the fail!

This manicure was inspired originally by this manicure by Finger Polish Mania. And of course the colours I used were inspired by pride. I am not a fan of mine personally. First of all some of the colours I didn't have the right shade in polish, so I had to use paint. When it comes to using tape paint has a tendency to seep. Lucky for me once it dried I was able to scrape some of the paint off my nail to make the lines appear more clear. My second issue was the red polish (H&M Cherry). Now before I put on top coat my nails were drying for a good few minutes. The minute I put on TC the red would streak. Every. Single. Time. And it was just the red polish! And then other colours started to get messed up because I was fiddling with it. Overall this manicure frustrated me.

 Heart on my thumb. I did really like how this turned out!

Friday, 27 June 2014


So I meant to post this a WEEK ago, but today is the first day that I have some free time in a while. I'll tell you more about that later. Anyways I'm 95% sure my laptop is on it's way out for good. As some of you may remember my laptop pooped out on me a bit over a year ago. They eventually wiped the whole thing clean :/. Luckily for me this time round I have everything important(and some not so important stuff) on an external hard drive :).  There will be no tears this time around!

So I did this the day before the opening ceremony for World Pride! I've actually tried to do leopard print before, but I got maybe one nail in and it was a disaster. So I have pretty much stayed away from it since then, even though it was something I wanted to do. Finally last week I decided to give it another go. In honour of world pride I decided to do it in rainbow print. I was originally going to do it so it looked like an actual rainbow but then I decided against it. Baby steps.

I sort of like how they turned out(let's be real though, I'm probably being hard on myself). I'm not a fan of how the fingers are really inconsistent. I wish they the spots were more unison. But all in all it turned out ok and I left it on for a few days!

What do you think of my first-ish attempt of leopard print nails?

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Fashion! Put it all on me! (This is ALMOST a Lady Gaga Post!)

So it's currently almost 3:30am. I was about to finally go to sleep like an hour ago, but then I remembered I had to submit something and upload some photos to Google Drive. I'm currently watching the photos upload.  It has taken 10 minutes to upload 4 photos...20 more to go. I'll probably go to sleep when at least 50% has been uploaded. My laptop is super poopy so I want to make sure I get at least half up. Actually I'm going to sleep now. It's all in the hands of the internet Gods/Godesses now. This post will have to wait.


So fashion is probably one of my favourite things to get inspiration from. Especially when it comes to runway stuff. You have all the "normal" Ready To Wear lines and then you have those Haute Couture lines where everyone is wearing a garbage bag made out of glitter. While some of it may not be practical, from an art point of view it can be amazing! Today I have something that was sitting on my computer in my inspiration bin literally for years! This outfit was part of Gucci's 2012, spring, ready to wear line. For this I used Sinful Colors Hey, You!, a no name Gold Dior(it was part of a set and not intended to be sold individually which is why I think it has no name), and I don't remember which of my blacks I used.

Ps. Sorry these photos are kind of sketch looking :/ Please forgive me and accept this Lady Gaga Song as a piece offering. 

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Watercolour Fun! (I also got an owie)

So this past little while I've been very busy. Generally I read blogs now on the go. The one thing that sucks about that is I can't actually comment when I'm using my phone. Is that just a thing? Or is my phone silly? Anyway's not to fear I still read all your blogs, I just can't tell you how amazing you guys all are :D

This week I took a tumble. I was lifting a generator with another person and I tripped. One of my knees looks frightening now. I'll spare you the details but it's gross. When I feel 2 things went through my head 1)I'm glad these aren't my nice jeans and 2)I'm glad my nails didn't break. Priorities.

So the nails I'll be showing you today I did a few weeks ago. It's my first water colour nails! I used this tutorial by Melissa Rose. I started out with a white base, then I covered it with a matte topcoat. From there I mixed a bit of water with a bit of acrylic paint, and then gently blotted and brushed it onto my nails. One important thing is that you wait for each colour to dry(which can be a pain in the bum). The drying time was a lot less when I used less water. But also know that if you use less water your colours will be more pigmented. Which was good for me because I wanted the look to be a bit bolder. But if you want a softer look you'll need more water in your paint, and a bit more drying time. When finished I applied a layer of topcoat!

I was really pleased with how this turned out. So pleased that I'm going to show you my RIGHT HAND!!!


Sunday, 1 June 2014

Cher! (Probably not the one you are thinking of)

So this week has kind of been a bit up and down for me. I wont get into it because feelings are gross. They should be suppressed until you one day end up loosing your shit and running down the street, naked, and covered in jelly, while blasting Queen through an old skool boom box, laughing and weeping all at once.

One good thing that happened this week was Cher Lloyd came out with her new album! Now if you don't know who she is SHAME. She is my fun time jam music. I will admit she isn't for everyone but I can't get enough of her! She started off on The X Factor UK. When she started I can't say I liked her style(especially her eyebrows, they were downright frightening at the time. Think 2 emaciated caterpillars), but now for the most part I kind of love it(eyebrows included). This manicure is based off an outfit she wore in a photoshoot.

I used Ruby Kisses Blue My Mind, Some white Wet n Wild polish and Zoya Dahlia and striping tape. I loved this manicure, but for the first time ever after about a day I started to pick on the textured polish. I don't normally do that, but I really felt the need to this time.

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