Monday, April 30, 2012

Monkey See Monkey Do Monday: Funky French


Monkey See Monkey Do Mondays are where we re-create manis from different blogs or pictures we have "pinned" on Pinterest, and link back to the original blogger!

So I thought I would do my first MSMDM in honor of the mani that started my obsession. I decided to recreate Chloe's Nails: Funky French mani! I love this look a lot!


This picture above is from Chloe's Nails and it inspired me. (click the image or any of the text with her blog name to be sent to her blog). She is an amazing blogger and nail-fanatic! :)

My mani isn't as crisp as hers, but she has a more wonderful shaped nail than I do, but I still like mine! I used the same polishes: OPI Lincoln Park After Dark Matte (two coats) and Seche Vite for the tips. So simple but so edgy!

When I first saw this mani I was struck dumb....a matte polish! What. The. Crap! How fantabulous! And I've been hooked ever since!

Would you like to join Monkey See Monkey Do Mondays? Click the image below or the one on my side bar.



And don't forget to check out all the other ladies who are participating!

Angelina's Nails & More 
The Clockwise Nail Polish 
The Crumpet
Dressed Up Digits
Erin's Beauty Bumbles
Fancy Phalanges
Fanning the Fumes
Follow The Yellow Polish Road
Geeky Owl
Gnarly Gnails
Jens Painted Tips
LeSamowen
Macabre Manicures
The Manicured Monkey
Maquiclub Girl
The (mis)Adventures of a Wanna Be Martha
PishPosh and Polish
Polish Crazed
Polish Lover
Tales of Knit and Nails
Toxic Vanity

Sunday, April 29, 2012

LOSTathon: Round Up

Day 7 = Round Up/Recap LOSTicures


Here is a round up/recap of my LOSTicures! Season 3 being the biggest because it was my favorite! :) And here are links to them all:



I chose a favorite LOSTicure from each season. Because of sizes, these pictures are a bit out of order! :) 
Season 1 (top left) by Debbie: I love the blood and the orange nail that represents Locke's orange smile! :)
Season 2 (bottom middle) by Emma: the blast door during lockdown!
Season 3 (top middle) by me: Um....I like mine! :) hahahaha!
Season 4 (bottom right) by Kerrie: I love her concept of showing the fake plane of flight 815 under water!
Season 5 (top right) by Bee: I am really loving her thumb!
Season 6 (bottom left) by Sarah: I love this! It's the chaos and turmoil of the battle of good and evil between Jacob and The Man in Black!
I hope you have enjoyed getting to take a look back at such a wonderful epic show! Thank you for all the comments! And a big thank you to Bee, Debbie, Emma, Kerrie, and Sarah for such an awesome adventure that is LOSTathon! :)

And don't forget to visit the other ladies in the LOSTathon event who are posting at special LOST times to see what LOSTicures they chose as their favorites!:
Bee at Bee Polished
Debbie at The Crumpet
Kirsten (me) at Geeky Owl
Emma at Manicurity


 Here is 6 seasons of LOST in 8:15 (pretty funny narrator, not totally accurate though!)
 


Saturday, April 28, 2012

LOSTathon: Season 6

Day 6 = Season 6 LOSTicure


Here is my representation of season 6 of LOST:
Thumb: represents the main theme black and white running throughout the entire show and particularly between Jacob and The Man in Black's battle.
Pointer: represents the lighthouse that contains one of two lists of Jacob's candidates. Names of different people are seen on the bearings with only 5 that have not been crossed out. These are: Reyes, Ford, Shephard, Jarrah, and Kwon (Sun or Jin?).
Middle: this is Jacob's ankh with their names on it, that is given to Hurley before he returns to the island.
Ring: this is the cliffside cave that has the other list of candidates names. The Man in Black took Sawyer here to see his name carved into the wall. But the list still contained the name of Locke, not having been crossed out yet. And each name had a corresponding number 4-Locke, 8-Reyes, 15-Ford, 16-Jarrah, 23-Shephard, and 42-Kwon (numbers look familiar?).
Pinkie: represents Jacob's ashes.


Here are the technicals for the mani:


Thumb: Color Club French Tip and Wet n' Wild Black Creme.
Pointer: Essie Borrowed & Blue, Finger Paints Sketchy, China Glaze Stone Cold, Duri Gin Greyhound, and Wet n' Wild Black Creme.
Middle: China Glaze Smoke and Ashes and OPI Warm & Fozzie.
Ring:Finger Paints Haute Taupe, Finger Paints Artist's Inspiration, China Glaze Stone Cold, and Wet n' Wild Black Creme.
Pinkie: Essence The Dawn is Broken.


See the creepiness that occurred when I took the picture? See The Man in Black in the caveside cliff. That is not my reflection. I saw it when I was taking the picture and moved around and it didn't move! Do you also see the eye in the lower left corner of the yin yang symbol? Spooky! Wasn't planned either! :)

What did I love about this season?
-the back story of Jacob and The Man in Black
-Sun and Jin's reunion!
-Richard's story
-Ben's crazy secret room! :)
-"Locke" as the smoke monster!
-the flash-sideways

What did I hate about this season?
-crazy Claire
-Sun and Jin in the submarine :'(
-Sayid and the bomb :'(
-the what the crap just happenedness is all through out this season up to the very end!
-it ends. :'(

Thank you to all the wonderful ladies who worked on these epic LOSTicures and who made the LOSTathon so amaizing!

This concludes our Epic Event that is LOSTathon. :( Tomorrow we will have a round up/recap of the week!

And don't forget to visit the other ladies in the LOSTathon event who are posting at special LOST times:
Bee at Bee Polished
Debbie at The Crumpet
Kirsten (me) at Geeky Owl
Emma at Manicurity

Here is a recap of LOST season 6:


Here is the the ending scene of LOST, gives me chills!


Here is a video of Jorge Garcia (Hurley) crying when reading his last scene:


Friday, April 27, 2012

TGIF: Thank Goodness, Indie Friday! -Daring Digits

So a couple of weeks ago I started up a new feature on my blog. Well, it's Friday, so that means......


Yep! TGIF! Thank Goodness, Indy Indie Friday! (PS, thank you to Cutie-CLUE-less for suggesting I use this for my badge!) (hopefully it's legal to use it!).

A few weeks ago I showed you my swatches from my recent purchase from Daring Digits (click name to sent to etsy shop).(click HERE to see previous swatches). This week I bring you the final two Daring Digits polishes!


This is Daring Digits Girls Night Out. This is a dark grey polish with pink and green micro glass flecks. They are sort of holo-like. This is two coats. I'm thinking to try it as a top coat too because the first coat was sheer! Polish applied wonderfully! And the glass flecks were evenly dispersed because I tipped the bottle upside for a few minutes before apply (obviously with lid on!).


Here's another shot where you can sort of make out the green and pink! I really like this polish a lot! It's very fun and sparkly! :)


This is two coats of Diamond Block. This is a silvery grey polish with blue glitter. I love the pop of color with the glitter! (turned my bottle upside down so spread out the glitter before application). The silver kinda of has a frost finish too it. I'm not a huge fan of frosts but this is gorgeous! The glitter really makes this polish pop! This also was very easy to apply without any problems! :)


Another shot of it! The blue glitter is like a baby blue and is just awesome!

Don't forget to check out the Daring Digits etsy shop and have some fun! She has some beautiful Hunger Games polishes up for sale right now!

LOSTathon: Season 5

Day 5 = Season 5 LOSTicure


Here is my representation of season 5 of LOST:

Thumb: represents the remains (foot with four toes) of the statue of Taweret where Jacob lives. This is also where Jacob dies.
Pointer: RIP Jacob.
Middle: represents Sawyer's name, James "Jim" LaFleur that he takes in 1974-77 when working for the Dharma Initiative.
Ring: represents the Ajira Airways plane that the Oceanic 6 took to get back to the island.
Pinkie: the chain represents the chain that pulls Juliet down the Swan's metal shaft, she falls down the shaft and trapped, hits the bomb with a rock until it explodes. Her death (which occurs a bit later) was really sad because I liked her and Sawyer together and I was sad for Sawyer.

Here are the technicals for the mani:

Thumb: Finger Paints Go van Gogh!, Sally Hansen Deep Blue Sea, China Glaze Ingrid, OPI Skull & Glossbones, and Sally Hansen Silver Sweep.
Pointer: Mayer Disney Villains Ursula 39 and Wet n' Wild Black Creme.
Middle: Essence You Belong to Me, Cheeky image plate CH 14, KleanColor Metallic Sapphire, and Wet n' Wild Black Creme.
Ring: Zoya Sooki and American Crafts Travel Rub-ons.
Pinkie: OPI Sparrow Me the Drama and Sally Hansen Silver Sweep.

What did I love about this season?
-that Jin isn't dead like you thought in the previous season!
-Daniel's and Charlotte's relationship and the story she tells him before she dies about meeting him when she was a child.
-finding out that the smoke monster resides under the temple
-a lot more scenes with Richard
-finding out that Locke isn't really dead....or is he....da da daaaaaaa! :)
-learning more about Jacob

What did I hate about this season?
-I didn't really like the off island scenes.
-Daniel getting shot by his own mother when she was younger! (mind trip!)
-the whole scene with Juliet being pulled down the shaft (poor Sawyer!)
-Ben killing Jacob 

And don't forget to visit the other ladies in the LOSTathon event who are posting at special LOST times for their timezones:
Bee at Bee Polished
Debbie at The Crumpet
Kirsten (me) at Geeky Owl
Emma at Manicurity
 
Here is a recap of LOST season 5 (everyone loves using this song!):
 
 
 
Here is a really good recap of The Incident:
 
 


Thursday, April 26, 2012

LOSTathon: Season 4

Day 4 = Season 4 LOSTicure


Here is my representation of season 4 of LOST:

Thumb: is for The Oceanic 6, those 6 members (Jack, Kate, Hurley, Sayid, Sun, and Aaron)
Pointer: represents the helicopter (yes, that is what it is!) that the Oceanic 6 are on when the island is moved. The person jumping from the helicopter is Sawyer, which he did to free up weight so the rest of them could make it.
Middle: represents the frozen wheel (with the light emanating from it) that Ben turns to move the island in time and space to keep it from Widmore.
Ring: represents the entrance of Daniel Faraday and those sent by Widmore to find Ben Linus.
Pinkie: represents intersecting lines of Jack's crazy maps as he searches for the island to be able to go back.

Here are the technicals for the mani:


Thumb: Color Club French Tip, Ulta Blue For You, Essence Let's Get Lost, and Essie First Dance.
Pointer: Essie Borrowed & Blue, Essence Romeo, and Wet n Wild Black Creme.
Middle: Essence You Belong to Me, Catrice Lost in Mud, and Finger Paints Art Nouv-Yellow.
Ring: Essie Borrowed & Blue, Essence Romeo, and Wet n Wild Black Creme.
Pinkie: Color Club French Tip, Essie First Dance, Ulta Blue For You, Essence Romeo, and Catrice Lost in Mud.

What did I love about this season?
-Introduction of Daniel, Miles, Charlotte, and Frank.
-When Sawyer shows more of his goodness and jumps out of the helicopter in order for the others to be saved! He can be such a good guy! And a big stinker too!
-Sayid and Nadia are finally together! (for a bit)
-Finding out Jack are Claire are related, she is his half-sister!
-Jack's beard! (hahaha!). It led to the name of Jorge Garcia (Hurley) and his girlfriend's podcast Geronimo Jack's Beard
-Charlie's back! Well, only has visions that Hurley can see, but he's back!

What did I hate about this season?
-Michael is back (I really just don't like his character).
-Jack and his issues.
-Hurley in the Santa Rosa Mental Institute. Because he isn't really crazy!
-There are other things that I didn't like about this season, but for the life of me I can't remember! :)

Tune in tomorrow for season 5!

And don't forget to visit the other ladies in the LOSTathon event who are posting at special LOST times for their timezones:

Bee at Bee Polished
Debbie at The Crumpet
Kirsten (me) at Geeky Owl
Emma at Manicurity

Here is a recap video of season 4 of LOST:

 



Wednesday, April 25, 2012

LOSTathon: Season 3

Day 3 = Season 3 LOSTicure

I had so many ideas to do for this season but could really only think to do one. The one scene that still hits me today. Charlie writing on his hand to warn them that it's not Penny's boat to come and save them. Charlie holding up his hand to the window of the door as the water is rushing all around him. Charlie as he drowns. :'(


Here is my representation of season 3 of LOST:

Thumb: is the water that Charlie drowns in.
Pointer-Pinkie: is the final message of Charlie. Not Penny's Boat.

Here are the technicals for the mani:

Thumb: Sally Hansen Deep Blue Sea (a little sheer but that's ok)
Pointer-Pinkie: Zoya Shay and a black Sharpie (just like Charlie always used).

What did I love about this season?
-The Dharma van!
-Richard (good looking man!)
-Juliette  
-Desmond's time traveling


What did I hate about this season?
-Charlie died! To this day I think it is one of the saddest moments of the whole show. I loved Charlie!
-Benjamin Linus and his evil ways!
-Alex and her whiny attitude!(and she gets shot! Feel a little bad for Ben at this point....a little)
-Juliette (yep liked and hated her!)
-Ben shooting Locke

There are many other people and scenes and drama and experiences and stories that I loved in this season and many more that I hated too.  But Charlie's death is the main thing that sticks out for me.

Stay tuned for tomorrow's season 4!

And don't forget to visit the other ladies in the LOSTathon event who are posting at special LOST times for their timezones:

Bee at Bee Polished
Debbie at The Crumpet
Kirsten (me) at Geeky Owl
Emma at Manicurity

Charlie's death :'(





Here is a recap video of seaseon 3 of LOST

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

LOSTathon: Season 2

Day 2 = Season 2 LOSTicure


Here is my representation of season 2 of LOST:

Thumb: are the 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, and 42. These numbers occurred frequently on LOST. They are the numbers that need to be entered into the computer in the hatch, they are the numbers that Hurley won the lottery with, they are the numbers that represent the final candidates to replace Jacob as protector of the island (not this season).
Pointer: is the Dharma (Department of Heuristics And Research on Material Application) Initiative logo. This is the first time we really find out about them from inside the hatch and other stations. We find out the hatch is the Swan Station.
Middle: represents the tail section of the plane and it's survivors, some being: Eko, Ana Lucia, Libby (poor Libby), and Bernard.
Ring: represents the hot air balloon that brought Henry Gale to the island. But we later find out the real Henry Gale was killed and Ben stole his identity. This is the first time we meet Benjamin Linus.
Pinkie: is a gun (yes, it's suppose to be a gun!) and it represents the struggle with power and the need of guns, and how many people die because of guns in this season (Shannon, Ana Lucia, Libby)

Here are the technicals for the mani:

Thumb: Color Club French Tip with OPI Skull & Glossbones over it, and Finger Paints Groovy Green.
Pointer: Color Club French Tip, Konad Special Black, and Chez Delaney plate D25.
Middle: Essie Borrowed & Blue, Sally Hansen Deep Blue Sea, China Glaze Trendsetter with Essence The Dawn is Broken over top, and Wet n' Wild Black Creme.
Ring: Essie Borrowed & Blue, Catrice Lost in Mud, Zoya Sooki, and Wet n' Wild Black Creme.
Pinkie: China Glaze Pelican Gray and Sally Hansen Gun Metal.

What did I love about this season?
-I loved the relationship between Hurley and Libby! (poor Libby!)
-Desmond and his accent! *swoon* (brother! said in his accent!)
-I love Rose and Bernard and their reunion!
-Ana Lucia died. :)

What did I hate about this season?
-Libby died!
-The eerie Walt visions of Shannon, kinda creepy
-Shannon's death, though she wasn't a favorite character I do like Sayid and felt sad for him!
-Michael and Walt's entire storyline. Not a fan of either!
-Ana Lucia. Did not like her character at all!
-Still making my brow wrinkle! (but I also love that about the show too!)

Now to wait until tomorrow for season 3, at least you only have to wait a day and not a whole summer! ;)

And don't forget to visit the other ladies in the LOSTathon event who are posting at special LOST times:

Bee at Bee Polished
Debbie at The Crumpet
Kirsten (me) at Geeky Owl
Emma at Manicurity

Here is a recap video of season 2 of LOST

Monday, April 23, 2012

Blog Awards!


This award was given to me by Cuti-CLUE-les (love the name!) over at her blog Cuti-CLUE-less. Thank you so much! She always posting comments on my blog posts! It makes me very happy and honored that there are people who actually read my blog! :) Thank you so much! :)

7 Random Facts About Me:
1) I want to work in a museum surrounded by art from the Italian Renaissance.
2) I feel very uneducated because I don't know another language (I have taken french for a few years but I am not fluent)
3) As you know, I love owls! Have even incorporated the word owl into my license plate! :)
4) Have worked at Old Navy for 3 years
5) Am the youngest in my family
6) My secret desire is to work at Disneyland!
7) I don't like to smell like food. I hate leaving restaurants smelling like food, or my house when food has been cooking and the smell gets on my clothes! hahahaha! :)

The Rules:

1) Nominate 15 fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging
2)Let them know you nominated them (I did it through email- I think it's nicer)
3)Share 7 random facts about yourself
4)Thank the blogger who nominated you (I don't mind if you don't want to)
5)Add the versatile Blogger award picture to your blog post


Bah! I'm so bad! This is my final week of classes and am a bit behind on some stuff, but this award was given to me a few days ago and didn't want to leave it any longer. So I am doing one of the big no-nos! I am tagging anyone who reads this! You can take it because I read a lot of your blogs and you all deserve it too!






Second award is given to me by Gina over at her blog: Adventures in Mani-land. She nominated me for two other awards too: The Versatile Blogger and One Lovely Blog Award. Since I have already filled out these before I thought I would do the one I haven't but still add her name to the other awards in my Blog Awards Tab! Thank you so much for the awards! It's great to know I'm not just talking to myself! :)



The Rules:
1) Link back to the person who gave you the award.
2) Answer the following questions.
3) Award to other bloggers & let them know.
The Questions:
1. What's your favourite song? 
Said and Done by Meg & Dia
2. What's your favourite dessert? 
Ice Cream
3. What's your favourite pet? 
I had a beautiful part Himalayan part we think tabby cat named Puhka. 
4. Black or White?
Black
5. What's your biggest fear? 
Pain. Anything that might involve me feeling pain of any kind (physical or emotional)
6. What's your best feature?
My eyes
7. What's your everyday attitude? 
Currently...is stressed an attitude? Because that's my everything right now with school wrapping up! haha!
8. What is perfection?
Crisp clean sheets with no wrinkles and a brand new book.
9. What is your guilty pleasure?
Nail polish! I indulge quite often too! ;)

And I am giving this award away to any who read this too! Don't hate me because I don't follow the rules all the time! I'm sorry! :)

LOSTathon: Season 1

Where were you on September 22, 2004? Me? I was sitting in front of the TV excited for the new JJ Abrams show to start. Who knew it would be such a worldwide phenomenon! From the moment it began with it's soon to be trademark title screen then an opening shot of an eye then to the cries and screams of Shannon and the eerie sound of the plane's engine, you were sucked into the drama that was...is one of the most talked about shows. What show am I describing? Well, LOST of course!

Welcome to the 6 day blog event with 6 other ladies and 6 manicures that make up LOSTathon! I'm sure there's some hidden message in the symbolism of the numbers ;)