Thursday, July 14, 2011

Harry Potter Deathly Hallows pt2!

For the movie release I decided to do something pretty grand. 
Left Hand:
Thumb: Godric Gryffindor's sword
Pointer: Golden Snitch
Middle: Classic Gryffindor colors and golden glitter lightening bolt
Ring: The Elder wand
Pinky: A silver doe
Right Hand: 
Thumb: Nagini
Pointer: Invisibility cloak
Middle: Ravenclaw's diadem
Ring: Harry's wand
Pinky: King's Cross

Sunday, July 10, 2011

My Collection!

This all the nail polish that me and my sister have collected over many many years. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What's New?

Not a lot, actually. I do have a review I'd like to put out and what I've done with this product. I'm reviewing 'Kiss Everlasting French' faux nails, which can be purchased at any drug store.
This product isn't as spiffy and complex as salon acrylic/gel nails. I personally love my natural nails, I cannot stand having such heavy layers of anything on my nails, imagine acrylic! I've tried acrylic nails twice before and they're just too much to deal with and too chunky, not matter the thickness. These however are what breaks my opinions on faux nails in general. I thought, "Since it's cheap it might be okay." I ended up loving it! At this moment in time I am not wearing a pair because I only wear them when I don't have time to do my nails for an event (which is rare!) When I tried them the first time they lasted a week. Towards the end of the week I noticed the shine had gone and there was a bit of wearing on the edges. I realized that when I peel off the nail (lifting tends to happen) some of my real nail peels off but when they pop off by themselves the nail is perfectly fine! The glue that comes along is a gel glue and it has pink undertones so it looks even more natural. The glue doesn't damage your nail, which is a bonus because now I use the glue for rhinestones and sticking the rest of the faux nails on a pencil to do some art. If you're the type of gal that loves faux nails and cannot afford the salon price or time that it takes then this is a good place to settle because you will not be disappointed. Even the application process is simple! All you have to do is drop a tiny (less than half dime size) drop of glue on your nail and the faux nail and place, hold for 5 seconds (I hold for 15 for better results) and voila! 
The last time I wore these I decided to up the fun and add glitter. It was a pain in the neck because glitter goes EVERYWHERE. I do my nails in my bathroom almost always, like 99% of the time I'm stuck in the bathroom with my box of polishes and nail tools. By the time I was done my bathroom floor and rugs were beautiful because there was so much glitter, haha. I also find better ventilation in my bathroom and the smell doesn't bother anyone in my house. ;) I did these nails back in May and here are the results:

  1. When I opened the box, I pretty much knew the size of my nails because they're tiny. The picture doesn't do any justice because it's a close up macro picture. I didn't stick them on right away (which would have saved me soooo much time!) D:< But what happened happened, you learn from your mistakes :3
  2. I didn't do anything fancy like glue the faux nails on a stick but I did use tweezers. I once bought Sally Hansen clear top coat in 'Clear'd For Takeoff', it took forever to dry on regular nails and thought it'd be perfect for the job. I used it to cover the white French tips. 
  3. Using the tweezers I dipped the tips into the glitter. This one here is black which I purchased at my local craft store. 
  4. After a few times dipping the nail tip in glitter I let them dry off. After drying I took a brush (my typical Simply Simmons 10/0 paint brush, I use for detailing) to brush off excess glitter on and under the nail. 
  5. Coating the nail with a few thick layers of Seche Vite to seal the glitter in and give a smooth surface. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Reunion & Birthday nails.

I've been slacking a lot with my commitment with youtube and my blog. I feel sort of obligated now that I'm on summer break. Though I only have 2 followers I feel that someday this blog will be a cool spot for cool kids to nik my ideas... someday :) I'll compile the nails that I've done between the last blog and today just for the heck of it but not today. I'm a tired person.

So for my birthday my sister offered to do my nails, I let her to 5 nails out of my 10. For a beginner using dotting tools and thin brushes she did an amazing job. :) I let her do the right hand, except the ring finger but on my left hand I let her do the ring finger. I did the other four on my left hand because I was too fidgety and my sister is knitting, lol.

Results: (I took these pictures as soon as I typed this) ;3
Left hand
Right hand
The design on the left hand are candles, representing 20 years of my life, the rhinestones are just something me and my sister agreed would look amazing.
I used (left hand):

  1. Beauty Secrets Base Coat on all nails.
  2. Thumb and pinky I used Essie, Licorice.
  3. Pointer finger and middle finger I use Sinfulcolors, Glass Pink.
  4. For the candles I used Essie, Master Plan (mixed a tiny bit of black on the pink nails to stand out).
  5. For the flames I used Sally Hansen X-Treme, Mello Yellow and OPI, Orange (I own the sample bottle and don't know the name of it).
My sister used (right hand):

  1. Beauty Secrets Base Coat on all nails.
  2. (Thumb and pink were modeled after my favorite pillow that I cannot sleep without) Thumb and pinky my sister used Essie, Licorice. Variety of colors for the dots and stripes. 
    • Green: Hot Topic neon green, coated on top with lime green glitter.
    • Blue: Hot Topic blue, coated on top with OPI, Absolutely Alice.
    • White: Sally Hansen white, coated on top with white glitter.
    • Yellow: Sally Hanses X-Treme. Mellow Yellow, coated on top with yellow glitter.
    • Orange: OPI orange sample, on top with orange glitter.
    • Pink: Sinfulcolors, Glass Pink, coated on top with pink glitter.
    • Red: Piggy Polish (cannot remember the name), on top with red glitter.
    • Purple: Piggy Polish (cannot remember the name). on top with purple glitter.
  3. For the pink she used the purple, yellow, lime green and orange listed above.
  4. For the pointer finger and middle finger she modeled the fingers after the movie Up from my choice. 
    • Hot Topic white, on top Isa Dora translucent blue (cannot remember the name) and a variety of colors for the balloons, too many to recall, for the strings OPI, You Don't Know Jacques.
  5. On the ring finger I used glitter to cover the nail. I bought glitter from my local art supply store.
  6. I coated on all 10 nails with Seche Vite.
Here's a picture of my pillow just for show. The stripes is the back side.