Thursday, May 24, 2012
i have floam on currently. it's bright bright yellow-green and blue matte glitter, which i had never even heard of before. i have seche vite over it and even with the shine from that you can still tell that the glitter in the polish is matte, it really is unique looking.
it's named after the toy floam. it really does look like the stuff i remember playing with when i was younger lol
pictures of this will get taken tonight when i get another minute to sit down and snap some.
humble bee is super bright yellow and black and is the same type of matte glitter.
everything nail-venturous sells out extremely fast when it is up for sale. i want to get 2 more of their colors if they ever go back on sale again, orange you unique? and pinkerbell.
voodoo turned out to be a bitch to try to get to photograph correctly. the bottle says "see the darkness,
feel the magic!"...love it :P
Sunday, May 20, 2012
the first ones are inside, with flash, the last are direct sunlight, no flash. this is one of the more awesome holographic polishes that i've tried out so far. the color shift is so dramatic depending on the light.
again, please excuse the dry cuticles...they're definitely getting better but still need a few more days of nothing but solar oil :)
this was purchased from llarowe. this might be one of those shades where i just might have to get a backup. it's sooooo amazing.
indoor, camera flash:
sunlight, no flash
Thursday, May 17, 2012
anyhow, these colors are from enchanted polish. lots and lots of holos. i think i should be set for a while ;) the colors are absolutely gorgeous. i did a manicure on my mom tonight using cranberry cosmo and it turned out beautiful. mom loved the color shift in the light in the house. i told her just wait until she sees it out in the sun.
hey jude will probably be the first one i try, then gummy worm. these two are so filled with color depending on the lighting you're in.
onto the pics...swatches will start once i re-do my current manicure:
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
i buy my cnd items from http://www.bebeautiful.com. i have used solar oil for months...like since december when i first started really taking care of my nails. i can't believe no using it for 2 weeks would make them look this bad. i also have cnd's almond hydrating lotion. it's got to be the best hand lotion ever. it absorbs really quickly, smells amazing and lasts. i have a bottle at work and at home.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
for whatever reason i couldn't get the bottom of these bottles to stay in focus...
with a k, dakota, tricky, supa sugar bee
excuse the angry cuticles :( they've been so dry the last few weeks no matter what i do with them.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
i also have more stuff on the way from harlow & co. as well as some enchanted polishes from llarowe. i also have an order on the way from elixir lacquers and some cult nails goodies since they just had their $5.00 sale. it's been a busy month already >.< i probably won't be buying anything new for a while and will start doing swatches, pictures, and posts here more often.
Friday, May 4, 2012
Thursday, May 3, 2012
A neighbor taught me how to cross stitch when I was a kid. I started out making little bookmarks and cutsey little pictures then moved onto my first huge project pictured below. The peacock I completed years ago as a gift for my mother. It took over 2 years to finish. I did this at work when I worked for American Express. I kinda miss being able to work on projects like that at work, but I hated being on the phone constantly.
Along with it being huge...almost poster size, there was a lot of beadwork on the border. It is gorgeous in person. The camera on my phone doesn't pick up the glittery filament thread in it's tail.
I still have other half finished projects packed up from when I moved out of mom and dad's. Those won't see the light of day until I get a house and get everything unpacked again.
The red one I'm working on now will eventuality be a monogram with a pretty, ornate baroque border. I love the color of floss I picked out for this one. It should only take a few months to finish, I've been slacking and only working on it like once a week. If I'd work on it on my days off it would be done in a few weeks. I get distracted though :(
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
i currently have 502 on over a black cream. used cult nails get it on and wicked fast as my base and top coats. excuse the bad cuticles, i've been slacking this last week. the color change on this one is really pretty
onto the pics...
502, 504, 505, 506