Monday, October 31, 2011

WOO HOO!!! It's Halloween...

and I've been busy hacking people up...lookit my nails. All splattered with blood...
My friend Amanda Nicole wanted blood splatter...Blood splatter on white is boring, so is black...I used GLITTER!

Orly Androgynie and WnW Burgandy Frost

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A spongy tutorial!!!

So, Kristin at The Manicured Monkey wanted some tips on how to sponge! This one is real easy!!!

First I paint my nails a base color. Usually the lightest color I am using, or if all my colors are pretty sheer, I use white. For this mani I used Color Club Yum Gum and Flormar U15.

Ok, so start off with a regular cheap kitchen sponge. I got this one in a 10 pack at the dollar store. Cut about 1/2 inch off the side, then cut about 1/4-1/2 inch off of that so you have a little square/rectangle.

 Then take an old, cheap, crappy pair of tweezers that never worked right anyway and grab onto the sponge. Dab some polish onto your work area. Some people use the back of stamping plates. I have a dollar store placemat that you can see is well used and has polish all over it. Dab the sponge in the polish and dab off the excess. If only doing a double color design start with the outermost edge and work towards the middle. If doing 3 or more colors same principle just decide how you want it to be but work from lightest to darkest. If you use white as a base you just have to be a little careful about how you sponge it and keep the colors where you want them.
This goes with this stamped haunted house manicure I did last week. It shows how I slightly overlapped the colors and only sponged where I wanted that color.
(oddly enough, I don't know WHY I took this picture.)
 Pre-clean up
After clean up
aaaaaaaaand because I can't leave well enough alone...and Mandy declared 10/31 Mandy day:
So...easy enough, right? I hope it was. Let me know if you have any questions. :)

Any other requests?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The name is Jack. Jack O'Lantern.

tee hee!!! baaaaaah. I really kinda loved this mani. I usually have the coolest carves pumpkins on the block. I've been lazy the last couple of weeks and didn't do one this year. :( which kinda bums me out, but oh well.
This is Creepy Pumpkin, Welcome to the Jungle, and black striper.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Halloweenie-ish sponging

I don't know why I have gotten more and more into sponging these days. This mani is ok, it looks better irl than in the pics. Also, for some reason, I have rekindled my love for Zoya sparkles. :)

This is Ivanka, Mimi, and Edyta.

 aaaaaaaaaaaand one playing with the lighting, I got a new bulb. I'm unsure if i like it yet...
(this picture was taken a day after, hence the tip wear and weirdly flaked off index finger because I "use it as a tool instead of a jewel.")

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Well, was SUPPOSED to be a Halloween mani...

...but, uhh, yeah. If you saw this in person, you'd flip. I started off with Orly Goth...then added Coronation to Julieanne, Mimi, Ivanka, and Apple...then I sponged...

This mani will be done many, MANY times over again...

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Candy Corns...Blech.

So here are some candy corns...yeah, I'm a rebel, I did them sideways.

What? :D

So I used Lavendar Cloud, Runts Orange and Runts Banana.

I'm rather Meh about this mani. tomorrow will be better!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


I have glanced at this plate time and time again and I had NO CLUE what it was...
Well, today it was positioned JUST right so I could see what it was...jeez.
Talk about perception screwing with you.
BTW, can I just say how much I LOVE ChG It's Alive. It's odd.
It's tiny olive glitter in a olive jelly base with medium olive hex glitter.
It's complex. It's beautiful. I believe I will wear it outside of Halloween.
Anywho, It's Alive stamped with Konad Special White.

Monday, October 24, 2011

It's The Great Pumpkin!!!

K, so it's NOT the Great Pumpkin, it's just a stamp...but still. :D
This is Fantasy Makers RIP polish in Creepy Pumpkin
stamped with Konad Special Black.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

another Halloween Swap!

This one from the lovely Mandy over at She is 97 different kinds of awesome. Lets take a look at what was included...

why yes, that is a Mandy Franken...Thanks for noticing!
WOW!!! this is beautiful! its a dark, vampy, lovely maroon with red and silver glitter...just beautiful.
These are the Coach polishes. I'd never seen coach polishes before. These are nice.
 the brown and the light pink are 3 coats, the other 2 are only 2.

These are the pigments. my FIRST pigments!!! 
(Ignore the wild brows. I am fully aware I need a waxing!)
Wonder Woman lipgloss!!!
I loved Wonder Woman as a kid. I was always lassoing my brother with my Lasso of Truth! 
I am falling more and more in love with MAC lipgloss!!!
This one is Athena's Kiss

So that was it, that was my awesome Halloween swap with Mandy!!!

 Oh, bonus pic...So I have been becoming increasingly bored with my hair, I needed a change. I am not one to CUT my hair, I usually change it in any other way. I have not colored my hair since 09 when I dyed it pink. I'll do it pink again soon, possibly in spring. Anyway, this is a before/after.

Whaddya think? yay/nay?

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Are you my Mummy?!?

eesh! if you are a Doctor Who fan that line will give you a full body shiver!!! I couldn't type it without shivering. Anyway, here are some mummys for your halloween enjoyment!!!

This is Skull and Glossbones, Sinful black Striper, and Orly Fresh for eyes...

notice the detail i took and put a twinkle in the mummys eyes...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Essence Foils!!!

I got some essence foils!!! :D  I loves them, I finally by the last finger got the hang of it!!! This is Style My Dream over Pucci-licious with Glitter Envy.

 I thought this was a neat kinda abstract pic so i'm including it. :)

It's KINDA halloweenie. I'll do something more halloweenie tonight. :)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloweenie Marbleish Stampy thing.

So while hopped up on Benadryl I kept seeing these AWESOME manis in my head...I wrote them down, to the best of my ability. (most were in  my sleep) This is one of the ones that looked SOOOOOOO much better in my head. It's not HORRIBLE, it's just not as good as it looked while looped out on benadryl. :)

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Spooky haunted house.

I LOVE THIS MANICURE!!!! White on bottom, sponged with OPI Cabana Banana, Orly Orange Punch, Color Club Warhol, Color Club Pucci-licious, stamped with special Black, topped with Sally Hansen Diamonds

No more words, on to the pictures!!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

WOO HOO!!! Halloween Swap!

A bunch of ladies and I did a big Halloween swap. Today is the big reveal! This is MINE! Katie E. had me, and she did an AWESOME job!!!

Oh yeah, those are 2 frankens you see!!!
A girl after my own heart, GLITTER AND PURPLE!!!  

I absolutely ADORE this polish!!!

and THIS, it is awesome!!! It smells like pumpkin spice. It's soooooo cute. It's a jelly thing in the shape of a pumpkin with a witches hat.