Thursday, April 24, 2014

Malibu/Disco Barbie: GOT Polish Challenge and The Nail Challenge Collaborative

Welcome to another two challenge day! This time is GOT (Golden Oldie Thursday) Polish Challenge: Tropical and The Nail Challenge Collaborative: Movies/Music/TV Day 3.

I chose to use Finger Paints Flip Flop Fuchsia (my GOT Polish) as my base for a bright tropical color. I added a flower using: Art Club White, Sally Hansen Brisk Blue, Sally Hansen Mint Sprint, Sally Hansen Lickety-Split Lime, and Sally Hansen Speedy Sunburst. I added little dots using my Essence French Manicure & Pedicure Pen.

I tied this in with Never Been Kissed where there is a Disco Barbie (dots!) and a Malibu Barbie (flower!). 

Don't forget to check out what the others did for their something tropical!

 Don't forget to check out what the others did for their day 3 of Music/Movies/TV!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Just Glue Some Gears On It (and Call it Steampunk): The Neverending Pile Challenge and The Nail Challenge Collaborative

Another day of combing two challenges! Again it is The Neverending Pile Challenge (Boutique Polish) and The Nail Challenge Collaborative (Post 2 of Movies/Music/TV).

I started off with my untried boutique polish Illamasqua Radium (two coats). Boutique polish had a lot of different definitions. I chose to follow the definition of higher end polish found in only a few shops. I got this from Sephora when they were clearancing them to $7! I really love this color and the formula was fabulous!

I stamped using BM-415(gears) and MoYou Sci-Fi 02 (Owl). I used KleanColor Metallic Brown. Holy crud, do you know how long it took me to do this mani? The stamping took forever! Over a half an hour! Stupid KleanColor! I thought it would work since it's a metallic and my others work like a charm. Um, nope! But I really wanted the metallic sheen to it. Should have gone with my Essie metallics. Oh well. I added four dots under the owl because I had positioned him too high and there was no way I was redoing it! Hahahaha! I topped it off with HK Girl Top Coat.

So how does tie into The Nail Challenge Collaborative? How about a song called: Just Glue Some Gears On It (and Call it Steampunk). A hilarious Steampunk song about just because you've put gears on it, that doesn't make it Steampunk. I can admit of being guilty of this! :)

Don't forget to check out the other boutique polishes!

And don't forget to see what the others chose for their day 2 Movies/Music/TV posts!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

To change or not to change to Intense Debate?

Question: I'm thinking of changing up my commenting system here on the ol' blog. I really like the interaction with Intense Debate. Does anyone have any horrible issues with Intense Debate?

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Prestige: The Neverending Pile Challenge and The Nail Challenge Collaborative

Ok, I have about an hour (my time) until April 21 is done. So I think I can put together this post in enough time! I've been so busy lately what with my new job at Ulta going from a Beauty Adviser to Prestige Manager! It's so fun to be over all the higher end make-up and take classes about them! But it means I work more (it's still only part time) and I've had less time to put up my posts!

Today I am combining two challenges! First is The Neverending Pile Challenge: Drugstore (polishes you can find at your local drugstore) and The Nail Challenge Collaborative: Music/Movies/TV. I just joined The Nail Challenge Collaborative and am super excited! A theme is picked each month and we have to post 4 manis through out the month of that theme.

So today I give you a mani using two drugstore polishes that have never been used (this is for the Neverending Pile Challenge): one coat of Revlon Iconic and two-ish coats of Sally Hansen Frazzle Dazzle. And the movie I chose to go along with this is quite fitting for me: The Prestige. (see what I did there? If not, read the first paragraph again! Hahaha!). 

Revlon Iconic is a really nice grey that has a smoky mystery quality to it (perfect for magic like in The Prestige). And Sally Hansen Frazzle Dazzle is the copper that the Tesla items are made of! Using I pair grey and silver together, but I really do like the way these look! What I don't like is the bar glitter that is in Frazzle Dazzle. Pfft. Didn't know about that when I bought it. 

Don't forget to check out the other drugstore polishes!

 And don't forget to see what Music/Movies/TV the other chose!

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Texture Week: Damask!

Final day! I made it through and um, yeah, here is the final texture post for The Digit-al Dozen. Worst of the worst! Hahahahaha! In my head it worked out and I tried multiple times (normally I don't!). But alas, all I got was this weird moss like damask and not the velvet kind that you usually see! Hahahaha!

First I tried covering the whole design with flocking powder but that failed! So I decided to just do a few spots! Yikes!

But I did end up making a really freaky face there on my ring finger! See it? Scary!

I used Milani White on the Spot (two coats), Konad Black, MoYou Pro 04, HK Girl Top Coat, and flocking powder!

Phew! It's done! Until next month...............

Don't forget to check out what the other ladies did for their final day of the theme!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Texture Week: Fringe!

Ok, so today I get a little silly with The Digit-al Dozen Does Texture Week! Fringe! Or whatever it is! It re minds me of the Leg Lamp from A Christmas Story or the back of someone's head because it's ridiculous! 

I started with two coats of Barry M Plum (though you can't really see it that much). Used a little bit of HK Girl Top Coat on the base of my nails and placed the fringe/fiber stuff on top! Voila you get, um.....whatever this is!

So I thought I would trim it up and see what it would look like with a top coat. Oh, man, sorry for this next picture! Here I used HK Girl Top Coat and this is what it looked like:

Yikes! Nailed it? Nope failed it! Hahahahaha! It's like yucky greasy hair! Bleh! It's like the girl in the well from The Ring! Oh well, it's just a blog post, who's going to see it? Or wait you did! >_< 

7 Days! Muwahahahaha! (I hope someone caught what I did there!)

Don't forget to check out what the other ladies did, I'm sure it's loads better! :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Texture Week: Splatter!

Another day of The Digit-al Dozen Week Does Texture! Today I used some Zoya PixieDust polishes and attempted a splatter. And guess what, I was a derp and forgot to taped off around my nails so PixieDust went ALL OVER THE PLACE! It was impossible to get it all off my skin, so please excuse the remnants! :)

I started off with Zoya London and splattered using Stevie and Tomoko. Meh, I wasn't too impressed with it. I used OPI Glitter Off  as a base coat, at least that made it easier to take it off! :)

Don't forget to check out what the other ladies have done today!

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