Wednesday, October 31, 2012

8 Days of Halloween - Day 8 - Vamp Gradient


So I hope everyone is having a Happy and SAFE Halloween!

I was totally panicking over this manicure, I couldn't figure out how I wanted to go with this. After some creative input from Chelsea this is what I came up with. These are my Vamp nails. Pretty much what I would do my nails like if I were a badass vampire.
I tried a crackle gradient and it turned out looking super cool.

For this I used

NYX - Blood
China Glaze - Black Mesh

Normally I would have colour corrected this photos a bit but the polish looks true-to-life and my skin looks eerily vampiric, (yes I am that pale) so it seemed fitting for halloween.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

8 Days of Halloween - Day 7 - Spiderweb

Hey guys,

So tomorrow is Halloween. I hope everyone is excited!
I still have lots to do so unfortunately there won't be much to this post. 

This wasn't exactly what I pictured when I started out on this mani but I really like the way this turned out.
Can't wait to show you guys tomorrow's nails.

For this I used
China Glaze - Haunting
Orly Instant Artist - Crisp White

Monday, October 29, 2012

8 Days of Halloween - Day 6 - Candy Corn

Hey guys,

So yesterday was quite busy. I got almost every single thing on my list done.


Fixing Briar's costume

The only thing that really didn't get done was the front yard. It snowed all day so it really wasn't worth it.

This is my Candy Corn gradient.
For this I used 
Nails Inc - Carnaby Street
Essie - Fear or Desire
Essie - Blanc

Sunday, October 28, 2012

8 Days of Halloween - Day 5 - Zombie

Hey guys,

Okay so there's lots to do today. I have to of course do my next Halloween mani, I have to fix Briar Rose's costume (pics to come), I have to figure out how to play with scar putty, I have to finish the pumpkins, and I have to get the flowerbed good and decorated. Man I love Halloween.

Today I have for you my Zombie manicure.
I LOVED how this turned out.

For this I used

OPI - Stranger Tides
OPI - Honk If You Love OPI
China Glaze - Call of the Wild

Saturday, October 27, 2012

8 Days of Halloween - Day 4 - Glowing Skulls

Hey guys,

So today was a super busy halloween filled day for myself.
I had to run around to at least 3 different halloween stores looking for stuff. Did I find what I was looking for? No, but all is good have no fear. 
I got decorations for the house, and pumpkins that I'm still in the process of decorating. Pictures to come once they are complete.
Now I really know better than to try to be scrounging up parts for my costume so close to Halloween but it's all in the name of trying something a bit different.

Okay so what I have for you today I LOVED wearing
This is my skull manicure. What I loved about this was that in normal light it just looks like a kind of neat skull design. However turn of the lights and BAM! 

For this I used
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Black Out
Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers - Glow
Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen - Black

Friday, October 26, 2012

8 Days of Halloween - Day 3 - Glowing Ghosts

Hey guys,

So day 3 of Halloween manicures! that means only 5 days until Halloween! Hopefully by now everyone has their candy ready and their costumes picked out! 

So I wanted to do little ghosts for this manicure. They turned out a tad funky but I still think they're pretty cute. Plus they glow which I love. That except I always freak myself out when I crawl into bed and can't figure out what is moving until my eyes adjust and I realize that its just my nails glowing.

For this I used

Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Black Out
Bed Head - Mastermind
Wet N Wild Fantasy Makers - Glow

Thursday, October 25, 2012

8 Days of Halloween - Day 2 - Black/Orange Crackle

Hey guys,

So for today's Halloween mani I have something just a bit more simple but still nice and festive.
I'm so in love with glow in the dark polishes right now and the glow under the crackle looks super cool.
The Cirque polish doesn't glow quite as bright as some of the other glow polishes I have but it's the perfect festive colour.

For this I used

Cirque - Kabocha
China Glaze - Black Mesh

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

8 Days of Halloween - Day 1 - Jack - o - Lantern

Hey guys,

So the plan is for the next 8 days (Holy crap Halloween is in 8 days??!!! I feel like I have totally dropped the ball this year. I need to horror movie it up this weekend) Give you guys a Halloween mani every day. I promise this is going to happen!

I love halloween!!

This is my Jack-o-lantern Mani.
It didn't turn out quite like I wanted but I still like it.

For this I used.

Essie - Fear Or Desire (orange base)
Cirque - Kabocha (orange glow in the dark)
Orly Instant Artist - Jet Black
Orly Instant Artist - Crisp White
Art Club - Neon Yellow

Monday, October 22, 2012

Avon - Luminous

Hey guys,

So I'm in a huge rush so this is just going to be short and sweet.

So this polish I've actually had for about 10 years believe it or not. Still works great. Seeing how Essie just put out their Chrome/Mirror/Metallic polishes this year I figured it wasn't too out of date. That being said polish never really goes totally out of style does it?

This is

Avon Mirrorshine - Luminous

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Gossip Braided Manicure

Hey guys,

So some new things. I ordered a UV/Gel Polish system, not really for me at all. Clearly me using gel polish would just be silly seeing as how often I change my polish. It's more for my family/friends plus I really want to see how it works. I will be blogging about it for sure along with the wear and tear of the manicure... Does it really last 2 full weeks?

Also I would like to curse A England right now. Seriously Adina, I think you are one of the most amazing people in the polish world for coming up with the most amazing nail polish. But you need to stop making so many beautiful polishes all at once my bank account cannot handle it!

This is the first "braided" manicure I've attempted. 
I used three polishes from the Zoya Gossip collection.
Zoya - Lo
Zoya - LC
Zoya - Whitney

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Avon - Absinthe

Hey guys,

So little personal story here for you, so lately I feel like I'm getting to be really good and responsible with money and stuff like that (Seriously not having to live paycheque to paycheque? Kinda nice. Still happens a lot but when it doesn't, COOL!) Anyways basically where I'm going with this is that I have become OBSESSED with knowing exactly where my money goes each month. That being said I feel like as far as obsessions go, being aware of your finances is NOT a bad one (being insane and stupid cheap yes thats a problem, but being aware is a different story) Wooo look at me I'm a grown up... almost... I'm still not convinced.

Anyways moving on, this is such a great Halloween colour! Glad I found this sitting in my drafts folder.
Chelsea is going to say it looks like vomit but I love it.
This is 
Avon - Absinthe

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

OPI - Your Web Or Mine

Hey guys,

So this week has already been nuts at work so posting totally slipped my mind, SORRY.
This is going to be short and sweet because there isn't too much going on that I can fill you guys in on.
I saw today that SOPI has come out with a Cinderella nail collection. Ummm WANT!

This is
OPI - Your Web or Mine

from the Amazing Spider-man collection
There seemed to be a lot of hating going on for this colour and while I agree it seems out of place in a Spider Man collection (hello where was the red??) I actually still really like this.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sunrise Gradient

Hey guys,

So a while back, my help was enlisted by a co-worker to paint her nails for her upcoming Dragon Boat tournament. Anyways so after throwing a few options her way we decided on a gradient. So I decided it was time to practice my gradients using a technique I hadn't before. You can tell that I didn't use a white base under my pinky. Personally I actually like that nail best, it's subtle. We wanted Kathryn's colours to pop though so the white base worked best.

I also apparently didn't bother cleaning up my manicure before taking a picture.
For my first go around with this new technique it's not too bad if you ask me.

For this I used
OPI - Atomic Orange
Nails Inc. - Carnaby Street

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

OPI - If You Moust, You Moust

Hey Guys,

Wow so I've had an absolutely insane day. So much that posting almost slipped my mind.
Completely off topic, so I'm now completely obsessed with Dylan McDermott. So much so that I even started watching American Horror Story which I said I would never do because it looks super creepy. Oh the things good looking men make me do.

So I really love this pink. it's just so gorgeous in that barbie pink type way.

This is
OPI - If You Moust, You Moust
from the Vintage Minnie Mouse collection

Monday, October 8, 2012

Cirque - Epoch

Hey guys,

So I would totally call this long weekend a success, ran some errands, spent time with my bestie, caught up on my PVR, and also got a good way through a couple of my favourite shows.
 I have another Cirque polish for you guys today. I can't wait until I can put another order in with them, I'm addicted.

This is

Cirque - Epoch

This is a teal/purple duochrome except of course the purple only comes out when the moon is at exactly the right angle in the nights sky... so in other words just the right light. It seemed to be nice and visible under the fluorescent lights at work but of course that doesn't help me when I don't have my camera.