Saturday, April 28, 2012

Alice in Neonland

Hey Bloggerettes! I've been taking a mini vacation and finally taking some time for little things like being outside and painting my nails. Tonight I have a fun look that's been stirring in my mind since this morning. I wanted an Alice in Wonderland meets Betsey Johnson kind of look and came up with Alice in Neonland. With the help of my handy dandy dotting tools I completed this look within an American Dad episode, lol.

In order of nail apperance: Barry M Pure Turquoise(base 2 coats), Dollish Polish We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat(1 coat), Konad White(large dotting tool for rose base), Zoya Luna(glitter for roses), Orly Purple Crush(small dotting tool for rose outline), and Zoya Apple(small dotting tool for leaves). Haha, note the teeth marks on my Konad polish. Anyone else have a hard time trying to open those suckers?

Barry M Pure Turquoise reminds me of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pool Party.
Dollish Polish We're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat. I wish you could see how fantastic this really is!
 The finished look with a nice thick coat of Seche Vite.
I couldn't leave well enough alone and added a coat of Essie Matte About You. It still looks cool but I think I like this look better shiny.
I realized my mani matched my favorite cosmetic brand, Sugarpill's, new stickers! Random excitement for the win!

This mani was so much fun to do and come up with. My last post reminded me how much I love doing random nail art and such but I never have the time to play around. Hopefully I can keep up with this! What do you think of this look?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fancy Wallpaper

Good morning everyone! Today a group of fellow Bloggerettes and I are partaking in a group tape mani! Last week the ladies did water marbling but I was unable to join so I am so excited to join the party this week. I had this look in my head forever was so relieved and excited to be able to finally work on it. It reminds me of pretty wallpaper, lol. 

For this look I did 2 coats of OPI Black Cherry Chutney, a dark red/black shimmer and 1 coat of Seche Vite. After giving it some time to dry I took 2 pieces of regular Scotch tape and made triangles. Next was 1 thick coat of China Glaze Stone Cold, a matte charcoal. Then I got my BM21 plate and used China Glaze 2030, a gold chrome, and used the vine and leaf image. I left the tape on during the stamping. To keep the image intact I did a coat of Essie Matte About You. You'll notice in some of my pictures the before and after when using Essie Matte About You.

Isn't OPI Black Cherry Chutney beautiful! I was so happy to finally add it to my collection. Now here are the links to the other ladies participating in our Thursday Group Tape Mani! Hope you enjoy them!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Pirouette my Pointe

Good afternoon Bloggerettes! I am enjoying a lazy stormy day off with the pups. Todays post features my two favorite polishes from the OPI NYC Ballet collection, Pirouette my Whistle a clear base with micro silver and large white hex glitter and My Pointe Exactly a sheer grey jelly. This collection is a great palette cleanser when you need a break from the bright colors.

This is 3 coats of My Pointe Exactly, 1 coat of Pirouette My Whistle, and a coat of Seche Vite. The glitter spreads perfectly and isn't hungry. There is a slight visible nail line but I love the look. I purchased the entire OPI NYC Ballet collection from Amazon at $36.45 including shipping. However the price has gone up a few cents since then.

I purchased some striping tape over on eBay forever ago and decided to attempt a look. Unfortunately after just working on my thumb I was frustrated that my tape kept getting stuck on the roll making it difficult to find where I left off, lol. 

This is one thick coat of Wet n' Wild Blue Moon, a dark navy blue with green shimmer, no top coat. I didn't bother to clean up as I immediately removed it. I'll attempt striping tape again one day, maybe, lol.

I recently made an Instagram account and it has become an obsession for me. I would love for you all to follow me, feedkmayeorchids. For now I'll just leave you with some of my favorite Instagram pictures I took this past week.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Cyance Friction

 Hello hello Bloggerettes! It's Friday the 13th but my whole week has been a bundle of stress and bad luck, lol. So to relax I am happy to present Nerd Lacquer Cyance Friction. She's a beautiful neon teal with pink glass flecks, small, and large copper hexagon glitter. The application was smooth and the glitter was easy to work with. No Gelous needed, just a thick coat of Seche Vite!

To change it up I thought I'd try a close up, damn flash ruined it though. I'm really kicking myself for not ordering more Nerd Lacquers when she last opened her shop. She's currently closed but you can get notified via email when she's back. Nerd Lacquers are currently $10 for 15ml of polish.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter in Space!

 Happy Easter Bloggerettes! I picked up a couple Nerd Lacquers recently and thought All of Time and Space would be perfect for an Easter mani. All of Time and Space is a mint shimmer with ultra fine/fine/medium magenta hexagon glitter, and medium/large hexagon silver glitter. For an accent nail I chose Barry M Limited Edition Pink, a purple pink creme. 

Both polishes applied like a dream! All of Time and Space is 3 coats, 1 coat Gelous, and 1 coat Seche Vite. Limited Edition Pink is 2 coats. I wanted more flair on my accent nails so I taped triangles and applied 2 coats of All of Time and Space and added a diamond holo piece of glitter.

I notice my new heart shaped rainbow topaz ring matched my mani and took a close up!lol

Nerd Lacquer is currently on hiatus but normally bottles are 15ml. for $10. Select the email to be notified button so you'll know when she's back in stock! The Boyfran and our Bostons will be spending the holiday with our families eating and relaxing. I hope you all have a nice holiday or just plain Sunday!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

It's My Pink!

 Cheers to the weekend! Boy am I ready for some rest and relaxation. Today I'm showing off Sephora By OPI Betsey Johnson exclusive It's My Pink. It's My Pink is a creme Barbie pink scented with her latest perfume Too Too. The Too Too scent is a strong blend of musk, flowers, vanilla, and fruit. This polish was opaque after just one coat but I topped it with 2 coats with a coat of Seche Vite. 

If you are not a fan of strong scented perfumes you will not like this polish. I love the Too Too scent, however having the scent on my fingers gave me headaches. The scent stayed strong for 3 whole days and softly started to fade away. It's My Pink was surprisingly a shade I did not own so it was a totally justifiable purchase, lol. Sephora By OPI It's My Pink, along with the other full size Betsey exclusives, retails for $9.50 at Sephora.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Happy Sunday Bloggerettes! Unfortunately todays post is not nail polish or make up related but still exciting. Matthew and I have become parents to a 4 month old Boston Terrier pup officially named Bronson BamBam Turner-Connor!! We are so happy to have the new addition to our little family and just wanted to share. Miss Zombri Anna Turner and Cletus Mashed Potato Johnson Connor are still getting used to him but I know they're excited and curious.

The last two pictures are from his original owners Craigslist listing. The family was unable to keep him and we were more than happy to except him into our family. Bronson is a serious cutie and I look forward to showing him off in future posts. 

I hope you enjoy the lols!<3