Thursday, September 22, 2011

Impromptu Hiatus

So, I recently went from being an unemployed freelancer to joining the 3 hour round trip commute, 9-5 crowd. Is this blog dead? No, I just need time to settle in to the job and get back into the flow of things.

So, my nails have met an unfortunate demise last week and they're currently growing out. :( For now, this blog will only be updated if I do something "special" with my nails. Unless I receive a request for something in the comments below, I won't be posting any swatches. My collection can be found under the 'Stash' tab and is always kept up to date.

For those of you here for the orthoblog there will be a 6 month update for sure. I haven't forgotten about it it's just more of a hassle than I thought it would be when I set out to do monthly updates. I have the photos for each month though so if anyone wants to see those I'd be more than happy to post them if requested.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The word of the day is...


I'm still here, still taking photos...just not updating. :/ By the end of this weekend I hope to have everything caught up so I can delete this boring text post.

UPDATE 8/15:
3/6 have been posted and backdated for the nail blog. More to come tomorrow.

Monday, August 8, 2011

NOTW - Boogie Nights

Base coat is nail-aid 3 Minute Artificials, 2 coats OPI Glitzerland, 1 coat Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Set the Stage, 2 coats China Glaze Medallion, top coat is Seche Vite.

Monday, July 25, 2011

NOTW - As Mist, As Vapor

"He can appear as mist, as vapor, as the fog, and he can vanish at will."

Base & topcoat Sally Hansen Green Tea + Bamboo Nail Strengthener, 4 coats Fantasy Makers Night Glow, 1 coat China Glaze Black Mesh.

wet n wild Fantasy Makers - Night Glow

Base coat is Sally Hansen Green Tea + Bamboo Nail Strengthener, 4 coats wet n wild Fantasy Makers Night Glow.

Monday, July 4, 2011

NOTW - Jawbreaker

After 3 days. I really should have added another coat of Matte-ly in Love.
Base and first topcoat is Sally Hansen Green Tea + Bamboo Nail Strengthener. I used essie Waltz and Love My Nails White for the jawbreaker's 'outer shell'. For the speckled bits I used a mix of Sally Hansen Cherry Red, Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow and ORLY Kinda Cool. Final topcoat is Hard Candy Matte-ly in Love.

More photos after the jump!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

NOTW - Candy Sticks

I finally picked up the entire Revlon Sweetly Seductive collection (seen below) at Rite Aid on a BOGO 50% off. I'd been eyeing it for a while and couldn't believe my luck when I saw the little sale sticker on the display!

Base and top is Sally Hansen Green Tea + Bamboo Nail Strengthener. Each finger is between 2 and 4 coats to reach full opacity. For the striping I used essie Waltz with a photo retouching brush. (I really should have just taped it off though.) The left middle finger is 1 coat essie Waltz, 1 coat Orange Fizz, 1 coat Pineapple Fizz. The right index finger is 1 coat of Apple-tini Fizz between 2 coats Mint Fizz. 

As a side-note: they smell like fruity scratch-and-sniff stickers, nothing more - nothing less. Well aside from Colada Fizz, which smells kind of...musky. I've had this 'mani' for 4 days and can still smell them through the top coat. Obviously not not nearly as strong as day 1 without a top coat but I still catch the scent every now and then. They also haven't chipped on me yet and have a small amount of tip wear.

L-R: Watermelon Fizz, Grapefruit Fizz, Orange Fizz, Pineapple Fizz, Apple-tini Fizz, Colada Fizz, Mint Fizz, Grape Fizz