Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Fabuluxe Skull

It's Halloween Bloggerettes and I have a fab look for you today. I've been wanting to do my own take on the Sugar Skull mani but with more glitta and more accent nails!

My base colors.

Phew, my closeup pic makes my skin looked wrecked. I promise my skin is just fine, lol. 

As usual I started off with 2 coats of Rejuvacote. My thumb, ring, and pinkie nails have 2 coats Revlon Stiletto, my new favorite black creme, with 2 coats Lush Lacquer Lite Brite glitta. Index nails has 2 coats OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and my middle is just 1 coat of Hard Candy Fabuluxe. I love me a good 1 coater! For my skull my tools of choice were a big and small dotting tool and a thin striper brush. For eyes, mouth, and nose I used Stiletto, Fabuluxe to surround the eyes, dots in eyes were Hard Candy Beetle, and the hearts were Orly Purple Crush. Lush Lacquer's Lite Brite is a gorgeous multi sized and colored glitter, a definite must have! The skull was much harder to do than I originally thought, I had to redo it a few times before I was happy.

I hope you liked my Halloween mani, I know I loved it. Today was a rough day, we found out my father in law passed away. I would love and appreciate any love, prayers, and well wishes for my boyfrann, his family, and myself. I hate to end this on a sad note so here is a funny picture of Zombri and her new friends at the dog park last weekend.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Crimson Orchid

 Happy Hallows Eve Bloggerettes! Todays look features a more demure look with a splash of blood! I was able to pick up China Glaze Orchid Shadow and CND Crimson Sparkle on a blog sale for a steal. I'm starting to build a small collection of the CND Shimmers and Sparkles, albeit slowly. This look only solidifies that I must own MOAR.

2 coats of Orchids Shadow.

Closeup of Crimson Sparkle.

The blood was inspired by the fact that my nails were consistently cutting me or someone else up. On accident of course! I started off with 2 coats of Rejuvacote, 2 coats China Glaze Orchid Shadow(a grey with gold shimmer), and 1 coat CND Crimson Sparkle. For the blood I did a needle drag with Essie Silken Cord. This was a nice and simple way of doing an almost work friendly Halloween mani, lol. What do you think?

Thanks for looking!

Nail Dump

 Bloggerettes, the title of this post is gross. Haha! But accurate. I know I've lacked in posting but trust me I've been painting. Here's a quick update on some nail art and swatches while I've been busy in the outside world.

My attempt at a major lemming, Rescue Beauty Lounge's Aqua Lily. This is 2 coats of OPI Fly with 1 coat CND Violet Shimmer. Fly is a much more accurate base for Aqua Lily than Zoya Wednesday!

Then I added Essie Stroke of Brilliance! A lot of folks at work loved it but I just did not like this look. I received Stroke of Brilliance through the Essie Klout perk a while back.

This look begins with 1 coat of Maybelline Sunlight for a nice golden glow within, followed by Glitter Gal Light as a Feather. I can't remember which pink I used but I'm pretty sure it was China Glaze Pink Plumeria. I did this funky french for a friends wedding reception. A little appropriate with a neon punch! Loved this look.

I almost didn't buy this awesome Hare polish. What was I thinking?! This beauty is Twilight Savings. She's full of silver square glitter and purple micro glitter swimming in a purple jelly base. The micro glitter really makes this polish glow. Gorgeous, a definite must have.

You all know I love my roses! The glitter is Color Club Gingerbread and the base for my accent nail is Julep Hayden. My roses were a mix of colors that I can't exactly remember. Sorry dahlings.

Finally, this mani is 3 coats of Butter London Bluey. I received this bad boy through Coterie for a steal!

Ladies and germs, I have spent a long night painting up a storm making nail polish earrings for some lovely ladies. I also have a humongoid work week ahead of me. Luckily I do have 2 Halloween looks I can't wait to show you! Till next time...

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Stained Glass Ming

Helloooo Bloggerettes! Today's nails are a mix of glitter gradient with an accent of stained glass. What, haha? My accent nails are meant to look like a stained glass window with roses. My pictures don't show a good representation of that but in person they were flawless!

I started off with 1 thick coat of Rejuvacote, 2 coats of Color Club Blue Ming, and 1 coat of OPI Did You 'Ear About Van Gogh? on my accent nail. Once dry I did 1 layer of Maybelline Sunlight followed by Color Club Gingerbread for my gradient. For my accent nails I used 1 coat of Cosmetic Arts Flakie polish, Orly Purple Crush for my roses, Blue Ming for my leaves, and Art Deco in black for my outlines. I love rocking roses on my manis, I think they are so fun and chic. What do you think?

For some shizz and giggles I decided to Frankenweenie-fy my boston babies, Zombri and Bronson!

Thanks for looking!