Sunday, March 21, 2010

Happy Spring!

Yesterday was the first day of spring which brings us one step closer to summer. Summer is my favorite season, but I have so much planning to do before then. Summer camp or not to summer camp, look for work or not to look for work, look for an internship or not look for an internship . . . Meh. I need to get on that!

So in honor of spring, I went a little crazy with the Konading. It was a nice opportunity to experiment with stamping non Konad polishes. The nails are nuts (a little too chaotic for my liking) so I'll probably remove it tomorrow.

Zoya Creamy as a base with Konad m3 and m60

Some of the colors I stamped with

In other news I went to a hoedown at my church last month and was able to borrow an authentic square-dancing dress for the occasion. The square-dancing was honestly sooo fun. I was pleasantly surprised!

Photo courtesy of Lis and her awesome iPhone

The first couple of songs involved the kids. It's hard to do-si-do with someone three feet tall! Here you can see the crinoline which continued to fall down on my every step, but my mom was nice enough to let me borrow her shorts so I could ditch the crinoline and get in on the real dancing.

Of courseee, I did themed nails to match.

Maybe Essie Really Red or CND Fireberry, I can't remember! Konad Special Polish White, m60

My newest Konad plates arrived but I've only used one of the designs so far. I'm trying to pace myself because I probably won't get more plates for awhile. I do have 11 now, which is actually quite enough for me.

Wet N' Wild Precious Metals 14K over Milani Ms Milani with Konad Special Polish Black, m71

Here's m77, my favorite of the new plates. The necklaces, bow, and feather designs are so girly and cute!

Oh, so last night some friends and I piled into a truck and headed out to find Pink's (of hotdog fame). I entered "Pinks" into my Google Maps app on my phone and ended up somewhere in Koreatown. I guess "Pinks" is different from "Pink's Hot Dog Stand". haaaa. Thankfully the real Pink's was only about three miles from us so eventually got there. The line was long and the wait was about . . . an hour? Hour and a half? It was worth it though. There was lots of people (and hooker and car crash) watching to keep us entertained. I got the veggie dog because I just can't bring myself to do the ground-organs-stuffed-into-an-intestine thing. Their guacamole is pretty odd -- can't say I like it. Their fries, however, are heavenly!!! Oh mannn.

OK, I'm off to finish weird paper-folding homework for my 3d art class. I'll leave you with another nail pic that I did a couple of weeks ago. (If you read this blog, I do hope for your sake you're at least somewhat interested in nail art. haha) The colors in the picture are sooo off. :( It's way more magenta-y red with really subtle shimmery flowers.

Zoya Vanessa with Zoya Salma flowers with Konad m3

Thanks for reading. :)

Oh, and shout out to my new followers! There aren't many of you, but the number has significantly jumped since my last post. Thanks for the follow!

Friday, March 5, 2010

So Little Time

Ugh. Life flies by. It drives me crazy. I promise I'm still 16, and yet my driver's license says otherwise. I wish I could go back in time and redo my last few years with purpose and drive aiming for something specific. Problem is, I STILL don't have a target in mind. AGH. I'm getting way too old to have nothing to show for my years of existence. This is beyond lame.

ANYWAY. On a lighter note, I stopped by a garage sale last Sunday and got a few cute items. Of course, there have been numerous thrift scores over the past months, but this is the only time I've actually gone to the trouble of photographing my loot. :)

Halter vest from Hot Topic, according to the original owner

Betsey Johnson blazer in amazing condition (has velvet accents and sleeves long enough for me!!!)

Super soft sweater brought over from Argentina (though this has an elastic neck of death. SO tight)

Amazing zebra/shell looking ring (so happy it fits)

Total for all four items: $9. :) :) The dangerous thing is the lady said she'd be having a yard sale every weekend for the next month or so with new stuff every time (used to own a store). Dangerousss.

Last month a couple of friends hosted a moustache and ugly sweater party which was pretty fun. Some of them went ALL out. I opted for a not so ugly Betsey Johnson sweater that I don't quite have the courage to wear in "real life" but also brought a backup genuine ugly sweater. Check it out, I did my nails to match my first sweater.

The sweater was another thrift find

Not so well executed but you get the idea! (various sweater colors & Konad m60)

My friend Alysia came up with the awesome idea for our moustaches : {) (<- a moustache!)

What else can I fill random internet surfers in on? Ooh, I went to Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising last week to see their annual Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition. They showcase different pieces of the actual wardrobe worn in movies of the past year. I love seeing the detail of the costumes up close, but my favorite part is seeing the actual sizes of the actors and actresses. Most of them are so teeny. Like ridiculously so. It's free to get in (though parking prices are varied around FIDM) and I definitely recommend going if you get the chance!

My favorite pieces were from An Education - so 60s and adorable!!

I just learned and all other US Konad retailers have to stop accepting coupons as of tomorrow, so no more 30% off purchases. NOO. I made a quick last minute purchase of four more plates which I hope will tie me over indefinitely. haha. EEK for more design options!

OK, well I could probably find something else to go on about, but I think I've done enough for the day. If you've gotten this far, how kind! :) Have a wonderful weekend.