Friday, August 15, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Summer: Raindrops

Day five of The Digit-al Dozen Does Summer and today I have the rain that comes (hopefully) after a Haboob.

I used OPI Here Today.....Aragon Tomorrow Suede as my base (two coats). I then used Sally Hansen Emerald City to create veins on my leaf. I then put on a thin coat of Wet n Wild Matte Top Coat (the veins almost disappeared). I then used a dotting tool and Poshe to create the raindrops.

Not exactly how I pictured it turning out, but it'll do. :)

Phew! I made through Summer! Now if only the Arizona summer would end, I'm hating 110F plus days! Grrrr!

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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Summer: Haboob!

Day four of The Digit-al Dozen Does Summer and I bring you a Haboob! A hab-what? A Haboob is an intense dust storm. And let me tell you, I hate them!

First, let me tell you how my pretty Haboob was formed. I used China Glaze Electric Beat for my sky and China Glaze Starboard for my grass (which I dabbed on). I then stamped using MoYou Sailor 03 for the different swirls of dust. I wanted to show the Haboob from thick dust to lighter dust. I stamped using Konad Brown and Color Club Cherubic. I sealed it with Poshe top coat. Pretty right?

But a Haboob isn't pretty and shiny. So I used Essie Matte About You to make it dusty.

I really hate Haboobs. They are one of my triggers for anxiety. Below I have posted a few videos, they are a bit long, but if you've never seen one then you should watch. Because even though I hate them, they are awesome (and not the totally awesome kind of awesome, but the awe-inspiring, frightening awesome) to watch.

I did not film these and I don't advise holding your phone/camera while driving in these (or at all!). You are to pull over off the road a ways and come to a stop, turn off your lights, and take your foot off the brakes (this way no one follows you and crashes into you). I don't like these.

Don't forget to check out what the other ladies are doing for summer!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Summer: Heat Haze

Day three of The Digit-al Dozen Does Summer and I attempted to create heat haze. You know, those wibbly wobbly waves in the air near the road?

Do you know what I mean now? These are very common in Arizona. Very common as it is freakin' HOT!

I used Essence You Belong to Me as my sky and Essence Hunt Me if You Can as my asphalt road. I drew the road lines with OPI Candlelight. I then used Essie Matte About You to matte the road and my middle finger. My index finger I used Poshe top coat to make it shiny! I then used a small brush to create "waves" on the matte surface using Poshe top coat.

What do you think? Yay? Nay? I have mixed feelings. I really wanted to do this as a mani and I struggled in how to show the waves. In person it shows up a little better, but maybe I should have chosen a darker blue for my sky so that the waves would show up? Oh well, it still looks a bit like heat haze right? :)

Don't forget to check out what the other ladies are doing for summer!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Summer: The Sun is a Mass of Incandescent Gas

"The sun is a mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic nuclear furnace, where hydrogen is built into helium and a temperature of a millions of degrees." - They Might Be Giants, Why Does the Sun Shine?

Today is day two of The Digit-al Dozen Does Summer and I decided to create the sun! Yes! Me! I have created the sun!

See? It's the sun! Complete with solar flares!

Here is how the sun looks before it was matte-i-fied! I started with two coats of OPI The Thrill of Brazil. I then used Wet n Wild to create the nothingness that is space (two coats). I added SpaRitual Invention to the OPI to give it some sizzle! I used the OPI to also create the solar flares with SpaRitual over top. I then dabbed some Barielle Fire Me Up over the red to warm it up some more and added some more SpaRitual Invention. I used Milani White on the Spot and Barielle Cream 'N Sugar to create the hot spots on the sun (also added some SpaRitual over them too. I used Poshe Top Coat to seal it all up.

I liked it but I knew something was missing.

Enter Essie Matte About You. Now I love it! The sun is perfect for summer! Especially in Arizona, bleh! Too hot!

I hope everyone has a little earworm now! Muwahahahaahaha! I love this song!

Don't forget to check out what the other ladies are doing for summer!

Also check out this amazing group: Inspire Me Nails. This current challenge is Inspired by Weird and Wonderful Nature.

Monday, August 11, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Summer: Love Letters in the Sand

Welcome to another week of The Digit-al Dozen! This month's theme is Summer! And many of us are trying to be not so obvious with out manis (my get a little "different" later in the week).

But today's mani is a love letter written in the sand on a beach. D'awwww! I really like how this turned out. I used two coats of Contrary Polish Sand (duh, had to use that one right?) as my base. I splodged (look Debbie!) on some Milani White on the Spot for the sea foam. I sealed the Milani and Contrary Polish with Poshe top coat. I then used two coats of Zoya PixieDust Godiva as my sand. I let it dry a tiny bit then took a toothpick and wrote in the "sand"!

I totally love this and hope you did too! I hope it makes you think of summer!

Don't forget to check out what the other ladies have for you this summer! :)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Polish Room!

Remember that time when I made a video and I was a dufus and someone should have just turned off the camera? No? Oh, well maybe this video will remind you!

Oh geeze, why did I hit publish? Hahahahahaha! >_<

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Quoteable Quotes!

So, it's been awhile since I did a post for Axis of Ineptitude. But I loved today's prompt: Quoteable Quotes! I love me some quotes! I collect them. :)

So here are few that I am loving right now:

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