27 September, 2012

Baby steps....

So I tried to do a sponge gradient for the first time ever.... haha. Well... Let me just show you.

left hand

right hand

left hand again
I don't hate them... but I can definitely say I don't love them, and I need practice on the sponging ombre front.  I did go back and add a little gem to the ring finger on the outer corner, and I liked that a little more... but... still. In case anybody cares, the colors I used is Clinique Cool Taupe, and China Glaze White on White.

I used an eyeshadow applicator thing to do the ombre instead of a sponge or anything because I didn't have any sponges... I actually liked the eyeshadow applicator, but I will have to do some trial and error before I settle on which I like best.   Shown below is kind of what I used:

Any tips on how to make the gradient more gradual, or how to make it all around... just better???  Help! 

25 September, 2012

Nom Nom NOME!!

MMMYYYY First franken!!!  LOOKEY!  It came in the mail and the package had cute little fishy stickers, I loved it!!!!  It made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside!!  So... I sharesies!   Here, my friends, is Nome King II, by the talented (and cleverly named) A Rhyming Dictionary.  I purchased this polish here for $7.50 plus shipping and handling.
Fishy, fishy, fishy!  And my description card =)  
 It was really, really hard to catch the glitter in the bottle, I had to utilize the lip and kinda scrape it off of the side of the lip on the top, but I managed.  It is definitely a bisnatch to apply, but a gem to behold.  I think that it is worth the ache in the end.  As with most "jelly sandwich without the work/layers" nailpolishes, this polish has some chunk to it that has to be evened out with a good topcoat.

As you can see there IS lots of glitter in it, I just couldn't seem to fish any of it out...
Add flash to show how squishy it looks, fah reals. I could just eat it up! 

I'm super excited to have gotten my one of many nail polishes I have ordered online recently, in the mail!!  Coming soon I have another franken with a white base that I'm stoked to show you guys, My Boyfriend Scales Walls by OPI, Marsmallow by Essie, and Rejeuvocate for my peelies and weak nails.  I have heard Rejeuvocate is good, I hope it works for me!

I also have gotten into makeup recently, and I did some the other day that I LOVED!!  I had a super hard time getting a good picture of it, so pardon the poor quality, but here is a pic of the colors I used, and the pattern of my shirt that I was matching to.

I really wish I could show you with my eye open!  I had a FIERCE cat eye wing!  Maybe next time! LOL!

Have a NOM NOME licious day!!

14 September, 2012

Fancy Fingers

I haven't been able to wear makeup for a while, so I decided to dress my fingers up!  My inspiration for these came from a super cute post on.... dun dun dunnnnn PINTEREST (go figure lol)  Where there was a black line across and a gem in the middle.  Well I don't have gems, and I decided all black was lamesauce, so I jazzed it up a little and Niki-fied it!  Here is what I got!

Left hand

Right hand ( hehe got some long skinny bows here)

And a feature of my favorite bow.... In an effort not to offend anyone, I will avoid tell you what finger this is... ;)
This is a gelish mani, and I have to say never in my life have I had a harder time avoiding fuzz.... If you look super close at the pictures, you will be able to see fuzz in almost every nail!  OY! But it is ok, I love them anyways =)  I think I would have liked this even if it were all black and white, but I like the pop of color.... It adds some flavor.  I was tempted to stop at a plain french manicure because it has been so long since I have had one, but I decided to go ahead and finish what I had started, and I'm glad I did!  I am also glad I went with the neon yellow instead of the Pink I was going to go with, the yellow is much more forgiving in real life (not so much in picutres, sorry).

What do you think??

Now for some things... in bowties... or just bowties... ready... GO!

Bowtie Necklace:

Johnny Depp in a bow tie:

A kitty cat in a bow tie:

A lego bow tie:

How to tie a bowtie:
Bow tie pasta.....

AAAANNNNNNNNNNDDDDDD last but not least.........

Bow tie as a hair fashion statement:
Please do let me know if I missed one.  I wanted to add a dog wearing a bow tie but I figured it would be redundant.... =/  

Have a fancy day ;)

12 September, 2012

Seeing Spots

So it's Flu season and guess who didn't get their shot..... this little lady.  I had that stupid thing like three times in a row.  I have started a beautiful regimen of chugging vitamin C... that ought to kick it  ^.^  So needless to say I have been a little... ahem... preoccupied with other things, so no new nails recently, but I have some pretty cute old ones to show you!!  I was so excited to show them to you guys before but I didn't get a chance to lol but here they are!

left hand-- note the bow =)