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Third Eye Blind.

30 Jul

Hey you sitting there!  I hope you’re ready for a sweet swatch (try saying that three times fast)!  I had been trying to avoid Sally’s Beauty Supply lately due to the really good sales and I didn’t want to blow all of my money.  I caved and went in to a Sally’s I usually don’t go to and they had the new collection from China Glaze for the movie The Giver.  I know absolutely nothing about the Giver, but there was a gorgeous creme that I had to have!  If you remember the Essie Neons that recently launched, I’m Addicted (which I have, but not used) is a bright blue gorgeous neon and this is pretty much the creme version of it.  Feast your eyes on Capacity to See Beyond:

CHGGiverI mean, LOOK AT THIS!!!!!!! ^^^^^^^^  Doesn’t it make you want to slap ya momma??  I was having some issues with application; it seemed really thick and goopy, maybe because they were trying to make it a one coater?  Nonetheless, this is a gorgeous, bright, rich blue! I had a girl at work ask me why I didn’t stamp over it and I told her that it was just too pretty, and I couldn’t bring myself to do it.

That’s all I have for now and I’ll see you sexy bitches later!

*drops mic*

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Double Trouble.

28 Jul

Hey!  It’s been a while since we last spoke and I got another gold mine for ya!  I think one of the first few manicures I did was a splatter and I almost passed out.  If you have ever done one or attempted to do one, you know what I’m talking about.  That shit is serious.  I was really excited when I saw the splatter stamp on the new Bundle Monster plates.  I painted my base with OPI My Vampire is Buff and I didn’t like the way it looked: streaky, bald spots, and just kind of odd-looking.  I stamped over it and this is the result:

Splatter Double Stamp

I stamped with China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy over Tani black polish.  This is without the flash and the one below is with the flash so you can see the neon:

Splatter With Flash

 

On both, I stamped with stamp and then the second time I stamped it upside down to achieve a true splatter effect.

What do you think???

Silver on OPI

9 Jul

HEY! Did I get your attention? OH yeah!  Another long week at work, which I haven’t had a day off since Thursday and I’m about to die!  I have to go out-of-town this weekend so I had to take Friday through Sunday off, so I guess it’s my own fault, but it still sucks.  This weather lately has been fucking nuts!  The other day I was at work and it was a straight monsoon out there: vertical rain, 10-15 mile per hour winds, and everyone hovering in our lobby to avoid the rain.  I was so surprised we didn’t get the  4 inch hail stones or whatever ridiculous size it was… that shit is nuts!  Fuck you hurricanes and your impending doom weather!  I think my brain just melted……..

On to the polish!

OPI and ChG Chevrons

The base color is OPI Yoga-Ta Get This Blue and I stamped with China Glaze Platinum Silver.  This is about the second time I used this blue, which I received in a grab bag that I purchased, and it is so nice.  It’s a nice deep, shimmery blue that isn’t overpowering with an amazing formula.  I’ve had China Glaze Platinum Silver for a very long time and only use it for stamping really, and it works really well.  I highly recommend it for stamping.  I like to see which random polishes I have work for stamping, it’s a nice little treat! The stamp is BM 423.

Talk to you saucy minxes later!

 

Can you dot me bro?

3 Jul

What up, what up??  Hope everyone has their plans set and made for tomorrow!!! I will be  working til 4 and then I’m free!!  I have no plans, but who knows.  No need to go anywhere to see fireworks considering every house on our street does their own in the middle of the street.  Safety first kids!  One year it was so bad, we had to close all of our windows due to the smell of sulfur.

Unfortunately, you will not be seeing any 4th of July nails from me due to my plan completely fucking tanking!  So pissed, but I like what I did anyway, so win/win??  I had a great idea of a two-colored stamp on white nails and it looked so cute in my head, but apparently that’s where it stopped.  These nails coming at you in this post are no way related to the 4th of July so…..I guess that’s my segue!

OPI Dots

Whenever I do dots, I always seem to do them in this curve like you see above, which maybe you have noticed.  I don’t know why, so that’s about it for that.  I tried to do a gradient dotticure that I saw on Chalkboard Nails, but mine did not end up anything like hers.  Maybe it scared me into not doing dotticures, so instead you get this.  The dots are China Glaze Urban night (deep purple), Fade Into Hue (periwinkle blue) and the base is OPI My Vampire is Buff.  I wanted something light, because I tend to gravitate towards dark colors, so this is what I conjured up.

Tomorrow is 4th of July and I shall maybe have another post for you, but if I don’t “see” you then, have a safe, long weekend!

Urban Sprawl

16 Jun

Hey there party people!!!! We are finally having nice weather on a REGULAR basis here in Buffalo!!! It’s amazing and it’s so nice to be able to walk out of the house coat free!!!  I hope all is well with my fellow readers/bloggers.  I haven’t been doing much nail art, just keeping up my nails with color so they don’t look so awful.  I have also suffered several breaks on my swatch hand and the other, so that doesn’t inspire much.  On a completely unrelated note, I have been binging on shows and I started watching The Wire from the beginning and it’s so good and odd.  The first season is awesome, second season is booooring, season three is meh, and I’m in season 4 and so far so good.

This is a manicure I did a long time ago and by far the best stamping I have ever done!!!  I absolutely LOVED this manicure and it came out exactly like I wanted and it was just gorgeous!  The base color is China Glaze Urban Night:

Urban Night SwatchThis is one of my all time favorite purples, it’s from the China Glaze Metro Collection and it’s just fucking awesome!

Now for the grand finale!!!!

Urban Night with StampingStamping V.2I can’t even express how much I loved this!!! In person, it was subtle but classy and my co-worker/friend Heather said that they looked like the Sally Hansen Salon Effects, which made me feel proud and brought a tear to my eye.  Sorry to brag, but GOD DAMN SON!!!!!! The plate is BM 406 and I highly recommend it playas.

 

*drop the mic*

 

Here fishy, fishy, fishy

29 May

Hey, what up?  Your eyes do not deceive you, this is another post!!!!  OMG, like wha??  I think I just tinkled a little…how about you?  I’ve really started to get back into stamping, because I can’t draw worth a shit.  I mean, if you ask me to draw a circle, you’ll get an oval or some other random shape.  The drawing skill must have skipped me because my older brother and younger sister are incredible artists, me?? Not so much.  Also, for a while I had convinced myself that stamping takes way too long, and that I didn’t want to ruin my mani if I messed up the stamping.

Discovering stamping plates was the best thing for me, because after seeing Sarah (Chalkboard Nails) and Sammy (the Nailasaurus) and their KILLER art/skill, you start to  feel a bit inadequate, like “shit, that’s not real.  Did they really draw that?”…then you start weeping into your acetone.

At first, I couldn’t figure out what the hell this stamp was: arrows? fish bones? I had no idea, so I just went with it anyway and I was pleasantly surprised on how it looked and turned out.  I was particularly proud of these nails because I got them ALL to face the same direction ON BOTH HANDS.

Fishbone

The base is OPI My Vampire is Buff, black is Tani brand, blue is China Glaze First Mate and the plate is BM 410.  When I looked at the OPI bottle I had just used, I was confused because I had completely forgot that I owned MVIB.  It makes you happy and then you realized “oh shit, maybe I have too many if I can’t remember what I own?”  Then I laughed because that’s crazy talk!

See ya later peeps!

Word.

Seeing Stars

26 May

Happy Memorial Day!!  First, I’ll say thank you to all those that have served and are currently saving and that I do appreciate it greatly.  I was trying to think of something easy and quick, because I did these after I had worked an open to close and had friends coming over too.  I did a white base, Zoya Purity and then decided that I had to have navy and red, duh!  There was no way I was doing stripes, because it would have turned into a blob, so stars it was!  I used China Glaze First Mate for the navy and China Glaze China Rogue for the red stamping on my thumb.

Zoya Purity and China Glaze First Mate

Zoya Purity and China Glaze First Mate

I used PUEEN plate 24 and I just can’t figure out how to get a super crisp image from these plates.  I tried to go back through and clean up the smudges but it just wasn’t working for me.  The picture below is me trying to capture the thumb, which I ROYALLY screwed up so take pity on me, ok?

Starsv2

Look at those marvelous stars people! Doesn’t it make you want to cry?!  So just ignore the right side of my thumb nail and focus on the top middle portion/left side and we’ll be ok.  I wanted to get all the fingers in so you can get the whole stars sensation and patriotism.

If anyone has these plates, let me know your tricks and tips for getting a clear, non-smudgy image to stamp. Thanks again everyone!

Get up!

2 May

Hey there you studs and babes!  What is going’ on?  My birthday is coming up and I’ll be………………………..29!!!!! AAAAAAAAGGGGGGHHHHH!!!!!!! What the fuck?! I can’t believe it, and it’s horrifying! I.AM.ALMOST.30.  *cue stuttering*  Now that I have had a meltdown and a psychotic break, let’s move on to the polish!  I’m finding it hard to get inspired lately.  The collection I’m most excited about are the new Essie Neons!!  They look so gorgeous!!!!  You have to check them out!!  I NEED I’m Addicted and Sittin’ Pretty.  I did read a few reviews that say they are a bitch to put on and that you need to be patient when using these, so maybe I shouldn’t get them…..

As a palate cleanser I was using pastels a lot and I usually don’t, but I think since it was Easter I had pastel fever.  When I first bought China Glaze Dandy Lyin’ Around, I really didn’t care for it because of the opal shimmer, but then I used it a second time and I’m in LOVE!!!!!  It’s such a great formula and I do like the shimmer; it gives the polish a nice soft, earthy feel.  Shall we take a look?

China Glaze Dandy Lyin' AroundI will say that since I have been using Blue Cross cuticle remover, my cuticles like baller!  They just look so much nicer, I think, and it’s a miracle worker!  If you haven’t used it yet, then you need to if you have issues with overgrown cuticles.

 

Let me know what other collections you’re excited about (future, past or present), so I can get excited!!!

Polka Time!!

14 Oct

Hola pretty pumpkins!  What is going on???  Me? Just chillin like nothin you know.  Pretty uneventful times in my life, which is good, because that means less drama for me! Yay!  I spent some time with my friends Brit and Joe (what up playaz!) on Saturday, it was a good time.  I wasn’t going to go at first; but I went and glad I did, learned some pretty awesome, off-color jokes at that party, which I won’t tell you, so don’t ask!  I haven’t had much time to do my nails, they were naked for almost a week 😮  Shit was crazy, but I recently bought and received two new polishes from Zoya, Pinta and Demi.  I have used Pinta already and it is a GORGEOUS deep purple/navy creme, I am so glad they made it!

On to the more pressing matters, the last manicure I did with some nail art, were some dots! Surprise!  I used China Glaze Fifth Avenue as the base coat,  the white dots are Zoya Purity, and the dark purple dots might be China Glaze Urban Night.  I can’t remember what it was, but I use it a lot for nail art stuff so it’s a good chance.  Also, another exciting development is that my RIGHT hand makes a debut!!!!!  I usually photograph my left hand, because it’s just easier and plus, I liked the way my right hand turned out versus my left hand.  Here it is:

ChG Fifth Avenue, Zoya Purity and ChG Urban Night (?)

ChG Fifth Avenue, Zoya Purity and ChG Urban Night (?)

If I find out which purple I used, I’ll re-edit the pictures or update or some shit.  Anyway, there you have it! Sorry for not sticking to my previous comment of posting more, but it just slips away from me between work and what not.  Ok, you pretties, I’ll talk to you soon!

Auf Wiedersehen!

Gold Star For You!

1 Oct

Hey people! I literally just did the manicure, and it came out ok.  I do like the stamp and how it came out, but I stopped at one because I thought it would be a bit much.  I honestly love this navy, it’s by far my favorite base color, which I often use instead of black to tone it back a bit from emo.  The base color is China Glaze First Mate, the stamping polish is Essie Penny Talk and PUEEN24.

I had naked nails (eek! I know!) for a day, which is just bizarre truly.  I have been wanting to use this stamp for a while, but it’s hard to decide what colors to do with it and it just seems so busy and in your face so I don’t know.  I am currently watching The Only Way is Essex, which is ridiculous lol  You need to watch the show!  Enough said.

CGFirstMateWithEssiePennnyTalk

The above picture is without a flash, and I tried to get it so the chrome polish is out of control blingy so I messed with the colors and shit.  It’s just a navy polish, but still you know.

CGFirstMateWithEssiePennyTalkFlashThis above picture (the second on the page) is with a flash, which looks a lot better than without a flash.  This is so cute though, I do like the accent nail though.

Do you think I should have done all the fingers or is the accent nail just enough?  Let me know!!!!!!!

Peace out boo!

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