Saturday, May 9, 2015

Hi, Everybody!

So I know I have been MIA for awhile now. And I miss you all! I've had a lot of things going on at work (kind of sucks being an adult) and then a lot of personal health issues that I am trying to deal with. 

So though I may not be active on my blog, I am still reading my blogfeed and trying to figure out the keyboard to my new laptop. Ugh! It took me a bazillion times just to write this! New keyboard is shifted over to the left a bit and so all my key strokes are wrong.

I do so hope that I am able to return to my blogging. But for right now I am going to find myself again, I will try to post a bit here and there to let you know how I am doing.

Thank you all for being such wonderful people! It's nice to know that there are still decent people in this crazy world we live in. And the polish/blogger community is full of such amazing people!

Until then..........      

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Childhood: Lisa Frank

Welcome to another month and another week of The Digit-al Dozen!

First off: I'm sorry I have been MIA for the last month. It's been one of those months where I just couldn't really function properly, you know? But I hope to back more often (more than just DD week!) this month! I have a review of some polish, some makeup, NCC theme, and I want to talk about my skincare regime that I hinted at a few months back. Phew! I hope to get to it all! 

It's great to be back! Now onto our regularly scheduled program (because DD week is the only consistent thing about my blog! Hahahaha!)

I am a child of the 80's. Born in 1981, I lived through all the craziness that was the 80's. The slouch socks, the bangle bracelets (the band The Bangles, Walk Like an Egyptian anyone?), the Garbage Pail Kids, the best Saturday morning cartoons and after school specials. Yep, the 80's were awesome!

Nothing screams 80's more than any Lisa Frank design! 

This image was my inspiration for today's mani. Totally 80's right? Like, totally!

I started off with a base color of Layla Softouch Effects 04 (Neon Pink) on my first two fingers and OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls on the other two. I blobbed and squished colors: Layla Softouch Effects 04 (Neon Pink), Layla Softouch Effects 09 (Aqua Zen), Milani Totally 80s (how appropriate! didn't pay attention to the name until now!), China Glaze Papaya Punch, and China Glaze Gothic Lolita. I then stamped using Cheeky CH-11 (index finger) and Bundle Monster BM-613 (middle finger) and Konad Black (used for all nails). I colored parts of the cheetah's face using MBSW and Totally 80s. On the other two nails I stamped using Konad Q1 (remember when this was THE plate everyone wanted!). I filled in the spots using the plethora of polishes listed above. Topped it all off with HK Girl Top Coat.

So, like, what do you think? Isn't is like so fetch and awesome!? Like if you don't love it, well, gag me with a spoon because that's bogus. (You're welcome).

Don't forget to check out the other ladies and their trips down memory lane!

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Nature Week: Flowers

Final day of The Digit-al Dozen Does Nature and I have thrown you all for a curve ball! This doesn't really follow my previous days. No science here. No, I really wanted to do some flowers. And I really really wanted to do some Splash Floral nail art inspired by Emily from The Lacquerologist

I recently bought this amazing book from Amazon that Emily created and I love it! Her photos are amazing, the tutorials easy to follow, and it's just such an awesome book! I highly recommend it!

So one of my favorite styles that Emily creates are her Splash Florals. I have always loved them but had never attempted them. I decided to do it for this theme! I used a stamp for my flowers where she free-hands them with her mad skillz! :)

I used BarryM Chai (possibly my favorite grey!) and BarryM Green Berry as my main colors. My ring finger is an accent with Green Berry as the base and Chai as the splash of color. I stamped using Born Pretty BP-54 and Konad Black. And of course sealed it all with HK Girl Top Coat. 

I seriously don't want to take this mani off! It's one of my favorites that I have done in a really long time! Thank you Emily for your awesomeness! :)

Don't forget to check out the other final nature manis!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Nature Week: Parasites, Bacteria, and Germs

Today, day 4 of The Digit-al Does Nature Week and I bring you the sludge of parasites, bacteria, and germs. Um, yay!

I used BarryM Mango as my petri dish suspension. The little germ guys are from Messy Mansion MM25 and stamped with BarryM Papaya and BarryM Waikiki.;_ylt=AwrTcYGQkf9UrpsAmG6JzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIydGRlZHNrBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZANhMzg4YTEyZjYxZjAyNjdjMjIzZWQxZjBkNWM3MTkxOQRncG9zAzEEaXQDYmluZw--?.origin=&

This is the image from which I loosely based my mani. What do you think?

 Don't forget to check out the other nature manis!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Nature: DNA

I hope you all are seeing a theme here. I really wanted to do something totally different for this week's theme of nature. So many different ideas but I decided to delve deep into what makes up nature. Today we have DNA. DNA are made up of molecules and contain the genetic instructions of every living organism.;_ylt=AwrTcX7Zg_9UjJAAYCKJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIzN2htcjhpBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAM0ODVjZjY4MjNlYjkwZTI2NWI3OWI1YjY5NDM3ZTAzZQRncG9zAzEwBGl0A2Jpbmc-?.origin=&

This is what I based my mani off of. Not perfect, but close. And it looks like we may have some DNA splicing going on on my index finger (oh yeah, totally meant to have the stamp not work properly!).

I used a mixture of China Glaze Take a Trek, Strap on Your Moonboots with A England Tristam as my base. I think when I matted it using OPI Matte Top Coat I lost a lot of the glowing of those amazing polishes. I stamped using China Glaze Sci-Fly By and Messy Mansion MM25.

Anytime DNA is mentioned, this is what I hear:

"Die-na-saur DNA"

Don't forget to check out the other nature manis!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Nature Week: Molecules

Keeping it small now, we continue our Digit-al Dozen Nature Week by taking a look at molecules (yesterday we covered atoms).

"A molecule is made up of two or more atoms, either the same type of atom/element or different ones." - Serene from Copycat Claws

I used BarryM Chai as my base and stamped using Konad White and Konad Black. I used Messy Mansion MM25. I'm not sure what molecule this image is, but I double stamped it to make it seem more impressive! Hahahaha! ;)

Don't forget to check out the other nature manis!

Monday, March 9, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does Nature Week: Atoms

Welcome to another week of The Digit-al Dozen! This week's theme is Nature. I decided to do a break down of nature and living things. I asked Serene of Copycat Claws for a little help on the exact order of things, since she has a PhD in Genetics and Molecular Biology! (Dang!)
So today I have for you Atoms. "An atom is made up o[f] protons, neutrons, electrons and a bunch of tinier subatomic particle thingies" - Serene. I love that she explained it to me in a way I'd understand!

I used BarryM Coconut as my base and stamped using Messy Mansions MM25 (this plate is getting a lot of use this week!) and Konad Black. I then used red and blue acrylic paints for the nucleus, because that's what all the photos showed! Bahahaha!;_ylt=AwrTcYG55v1UFRkAsOKJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTIzNDM0a2FvBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1nBG9pZAM0YzQ1ZjczNmQxOTU3NWJkYjY0NzkwMDhhMTEzNDlhZQRncG9zAzE3BGl0A2Jpbmc-?.origin=&

*Disclaimer, I am not a scientist. I just wanted to have a bit of fun with the nature theme. Please no harsh criticism if what I put isn't perfect! :) 
Don't forget to check out the other ladies and their Nature Manis!

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