Wednesday, March 31, 2010

You Really Turn Me On


Today's manicure is another nerdy manicure. :-P They were inspired by the power button on your computer, monitor, XBOX, TV, etc. Silly, I know, but I like doing nerdy designs. Plus, I have been on the XBOX waaaaay too much lately. I watched the entire five seasons of Weeds on streaming Netflix in a matter of days. Yeah, I don't half-ass stuff, I go ALL out. :-D I call it dedication, others call it sad. :)



I used China Glaze Millennium as a base, and I have to say, as much as I love and rave about this color for nail art and Konading, I do NOT like it as an all-over color on me. For the On symbols, I used China Glaze Millennium mixed with American Apparel Hassid. Topped it off with Seche Vite top coat.

What a turn-on.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring/Easter Inpsired Polka Dot French Nail Design

I got a request for a polka dot french mani and also a request for a spring inspired nail tutorial, so here is both of those in one! I will prob have some more Easter and Spring designs, too.

Enjoy!





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Ch-Ch-Chain of Fools


Today's nails were inspired by the obvious... chains. :-D My friend at work said I should've done whips on the other hand and gone with a whole bondage theme. :-P I've have this idea milling about in my head for a while now, and finally decided to do it. Originally in my brain, it was more complex, with shading and depth and whatnot, but once I laid down the initial shapes, I liked it simple and graphic, so I left it. :) (hope you like it too!!)



I used American Apparel Hassid as a base, with China Glaze Millennium for the silver chains, and China Glaze 2030 for the gold. :) Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat, because I wouldn't want the chains to break, right?!

So in closing, I feel the need to add this.... because it kept coming up when I was trying to think of titles for this post....

You ARE the Weakest Link.... Goodbye! :-P

(p.s. none of you are weak links, I just found this amusing :-P )

BB Couture Polish Sale


Hey all!! There are few BB Couture Polishes on sale for 50% off on bbnailpolish.com

Go here to see the sale polishes!!

The sale ones are all the way at the bottom! :)

Hurry though, rumor has it that these are only on sale through March!!

Happy Easter Toes Pedicure Design

Bunny Easter Toes nail art Design

Monday, March 29, 2010

Flight of the Bumblebee


Fun fact of the day: Melissa means bee/honey. It comes from Greek mythology, where Melissa was a nymph who discovered honey and its uses, and fed Zeus honey when he was a baby instead of milk. Crazy, eh? Today's nails are inspired by my name! :)



I used Orly Snowcone as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the flight path, and for the black outlines/stripes of the bee, American Apparel Manila for the body of the bee, and a mix of American Apparel Cotton and American Apparel Mount Royal for the wings. Topped it off with only one coat of Seche Vite top coat, as I was running low on time.

Where do you think the bee is heading to?

Maybe to see his 'honey'? haha!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

It's like But-tah


Today's nails were inspired by the fact that I wanted to use my new butterLONDON polish in Rosie Lee. :-D I'm usually not a pink girl, but I this is a very purty glitter. :-P Adding the halftone dots make it less girly, right?! RIGHT?! I just finished Season 3 of Weeds on Netflix Instant Queue or whatever its called when I watch it through my XBOX. That makes 3 seasons in less than a week. I think I may have a problem. Or drink too many caffeinated beverages, not sure.



I used butterLONDON Rosie Lee as a base, with American Apparel Peacock applied with Konad Plate m60. Topped off with two coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

That's Just Grey-t


Hey there kids!! (Don't worry, I call everyone kid, regardless of their years) So the Bad Religion concert las night was PUNK-tastic. I had a blast, and got a rad t-shirt that earns me dirty looks when I wear it. (Google Bad Religion images, you'll see why) Today was a busy day- I went and tried on (and bought) the bridesmaid dress for the wedding I'm going to be in in May, and it was surprisingly VERY flattering. (the color will be a different story- Guava is not a color that should be in a redhead's vocabulary. (or wardrobe). After that, I helped a good friend paint his bedroom- Ground Cumin is the color, and it turned out fantastic. He was smart not to question my interior design skills. :-P I love picking out paint colors for people, perhaps one day I'll have my own house and can do it for myself!! I managed to squeeze in a nap in there, which was great, too.

Today's nails are simple, but I really like them, and despite the beginning of my experience with butterLondon (took 5.5 weeks to get my polishes due to Paypal marking the order as complete, and no one returned emails from BL), I am 100% in love with the one polish I've tried out of the 3 I bought... Billy No Mates! It applied smoothly, and only took 2 coats to be opaque.



I used 2 coats of butterLONDON Billy No Mates as base, with 1 coat of Essie Matte About You, then for the moons, I used about 8,000 coats of Urban Outfitters Grey 1, it was pretty hard to get opaque and even. For the ring finger moon, I used American Apparel Berry. I also used American Apparel Berry for the 'stitching' on the grey moon fingers, and Urban Outfitters Grey 1 for the stitching on the ring finger.

How is everyone's weekend going? I get to wake up early for class, blargh. :-D My weekend off last week because of Spring Break felt nice. :)

Rainbow eyeshadow desings

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Rainbow eyeshadow design

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dukes of 'Hazard'


ACK! People are sick here at work, everywhere I turn, *cough* *HACK* *sniff*. Gross. Major gross. They inspired today's nails... the Biohazard symbol. :) I really hope that I don't get sick, that is about the last thing I need right now. :-/ On the bright side, going to a Bad Religion concert tonight- woo! :)



I used Electric Orange as a base, with American Apparel Hassid. Sealed the deal with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Put your dukes up!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bumble Bee Nail Design

Hi everyone!! Sorry I got this up pretty late, but here is the 5th nail design!! I got requested to do this, and I thought it would be really cute! It is so much fun, and pretty easy too. It's really cute for spring because that's when all those pesky bee's get ready to come out in the summer and sting you. But I can't "bee" (lol, get it?) to hard on them because I like honey ;) Anyway, without further delay, here it is!





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I Ain't No Ho-Ho!


:-D ok, I'll admit, today's title cracks me up. I'm SUCH a dork.

The inspiration for today's nails came a few months ago via email from Niki C., of Polish on Digital Paper fame, and while I've gotten inspiration from other designs people have sent in before, (with permission, of course ;)) I usually don't copy them stroke for stroke... These however, were too awesome not to, I loved their quirky simplicity. Thanks Niki, you rock! :)



I used MAC Showy as a base (can't find it for sale), then used my white Migi Nail Art Pen for the frosting swirl. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat to simulate the tasty glossy chocolate frosting. Oh damn, I know what I'm going to buy at lunch. *drool*

Anybody got any milk?!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Fit As a Fiddle


Today's manicure was inspired by violins/fiddles/guitars, etc. I came up with the technique of layering several colors, and then using a big fluffy brush that was wet with acetone and brushing lightly, until the colors from underneath started to show. I'm fairly pleased with how it turned out, it gave the effect of aged, varnished wood, which is precisely what I was going for. :-P I'll probably try this again at some point with crazier colors.



I used 2 coats of American Apparel Manila as a base, then 2 coats of American Apparel Pinto, then two coats of Sally Hansen Leather Frost, which I got at the Dollar Tree. Topped this off with 1 coat of Seche Vite top coat, let it dry, then proceeded to brush off the color with the acetone remover. For the F holes, I used American Apparel Hassid. Topped everything off with Seche Vite top coat.


Stila Cosmetics Sale on Hautelook - everything is 40% off!!


Stila Cosmetics on sale on Hautelook today!!

Everything from the Barbie Paint Can to palettes, Barbie Smudge Pots, lipglazes, eyeshadows, tons of stuff- and everything is 40% off!!! Awesometastical!!

The link:

Stila Sale on Hautelook

Shooting Stars Inspired Nail Design

Hey guys!! This is the 4th design for my nail design a day for a week. Sorry it's really simple, but I like it :) It reminds me of shooting stars a little.

Enjoy!





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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Et tu, Brute?


Today's nails are simple, and remind me of toga embellishments, or borders in roman art/architecture. Today has been a super long day, got a new project at work that I'm excited about- wish I could say more, but confidentiality agreements put the kibosh on that. :-P Went to the dentist today for a routine cleaning, and #1 found out that Sonicare toothbrushes are the shiz, and really DO work, and #2, I need a root canal. *cry* Luckily, I'm assured that it won't hurt, as the tooth is not inflamed, just an old sports injury (one where I caught a softball with my face) is coming back to haunt me. *sigh* Ah well, at least NCIS is on tonight. ;)



I used American Apparel Cotton as a base, with China Glaze 2030 from Khrome Collection for the pattern. Topped it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Man, this makes me want some salad... Caesar, anyone?

Hello Kitty Nail Design

Hi everyone!! Today is Tuesday, and I decided to do Hello Kitty nails!! This was requested, and I just had to do them! Lol. They are SUPER easy and really cute!! BTW, I was sick when I did this video, so sorry for my funny voice!

Enjoy!








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Monday, March 22, 2010

Adorable Stitched Heart Nail Design

Hi guys! 2nd day with my nail design a day for a week and I decided to do this really cute stitched heart. I didn't completely come up with this design, but for the most part I did. The hardest part is the heart, but it really isn't that hard :) Just make a upside "J" slanted and then make another one mirrored.

Enjoy!








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I Have a Code to Protect


...a BAR code.

Today's nails are inspired by UPC codes. They're on EVERYTHING we buy, no matter what. I'm a total shopaholic, (If I were a dinosaur- I'd be a Shopasaurus Rex) so I see these bad boys on a VERY regular basis. I used to have to create them at my old job, too, so I'm fairly familiar. I couldn't fit an entire one on a nail, so they're just bits and pieces, buuuut, yeah. :-D (I wonder what these nails would cost if they were whole bar codes?!)



I used Sally Hansen All the White Stuff as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the bar codes. Topped it off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

butterLONDON sale on Hautelook!



Heck yeah! butterLONDON polishes (usually $14 each) are on sale on Hautelook for only $5 today!!! They also have leg and foot lotions for only $10 each! (usually $28)

KICK A$$!

the link:

Hautelook sale

Julianne Moore for BVLGARI's Spring Summer 2010 campaign

The opulence and exotic elegance of BVLGARI's Spring Summer 2010 campaign is sublime. Julianne Moore's pale skin and red hair are the perfect juxtaposition against the sparkling jewels - my favorites being the 115-carat Colombian emerald tear-drop earrings and coiling bracelet from the Serpenti collection.

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Inspiration from Jean-Leon Gerome's 'Odalisque'

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Moody Blue(brown)s


Hey all!! So I thought I'd try my hand at making a polish out of one of my MAC pigments that I particularly love, and thought would make a killer polish...BLUE BROWN! It's far more red brown with the polish added, but the bluey-green sheen comes through nicely in person... not so much on camera, but I tried.



I used the Blue Brown homemade polish as a base, with Claire's new Mood Polish in Peaceful/Confident for the Swirls. Topped it off with Seche Vite top coat, which for some reason made the blue brown polish pucker as soon as it hit it. Did the same thing on the swatch nail I made, not sure why, I've never had it happen before. I kept it, because I thought it made an interesting texture because the puckers reflected the light differently.

The swatch, though it doesn't show off how blue/green the reflect is:


Minnie Mouse Inspired Nail Design

Hi everyone!! This is the 1st day for my week of nail designs, and I decided to Minnie Mouse inspired nails. I got a request to do these a while back. They are super duper easy!

Enjoy!








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