Bonjour! It's been a good while since I've made an appearance! I'm really not good with blogging while in school. haha. I have been keeping up with the picture taking though, and now it's time to share!
Ooh. These reminded me of Lisa Frank stickers. :) They were much sparklier in person!
Zoya Avril base, Street Wear Illusion, Konad S.P. Black with m57
I'm really not a red polish kind of girl, and in reality these are a little more pink than the picture lets on! I do like the glossy shine, though.
I made my half moons a little too big, but I still like the overall look. It looks black at first, but it's actually a dark green with the gray. I got excited about all the color combos I want to do in the future! Oh, and I definitely used hole reinforcers for the moons. I still can't free-hand! ;)
These were my Thanksgiving nails. Gradient gold and copper glitter over a copper base.
Jane Megawatt over Zoya Penny
I wanted dark nails but with a little flair! I used my dotting tool for the polka dots.
Zoya Raven with Ice Kiss Me Here and China Glaze Awaken dots
These nails were inspired by the nails of one of my male classmates (yes, I was a little taken aback when I saw them. haha). I used a similar color and glitter but added some wintery snow flakes to make it my own.
Cover Girl City Lights over Zoya Yummy with China Glaze Awaken and Revlon Chrome Lily with m59
I love the super pastel look but don't have many pastel polishes, so I used a sheer sparkly color over a white base. I liked its iridescence.
Revlon Sweet Nothings Rendez-Blue over Zoya Snow White
A few days later I wanted to spice them up! I used one of my nail art polishes to do the only hand-painting I thought I was capable of. :) These are almost carivalesque and though far from perfect, they were fun!
L.A. Colors Nail Art in Magenta (lies!! It's totally purple)
I had on some dark color for a while (black?? navy blue?) and wanted to do more experimenting with sheer top layers. I just used the polish brush so my stripes were pretty off, but you can see the before and after with the top coat.
CND Effects Gold Shimmer over a dark base
I finally got some mood polish from Claire's! It definitely works best on nails that have some length so that there is a temperature difference from nail base to tips. The polishes are fun, though don't last much longer than a day.
Claire's Mood Polish in Happy/Earthy
Again with the red . . . but I wanted to use my matte top coat. It gave the red a more industrial look which I liked better. It needed a twist.
Essie A-List with Claire's Matte Top Coat
Mmm. I love pink, and I love glitter. I also "mattified" these which gave it a cool, smooth effect.
Zoya Astra with Claire's Matte Top Coat
Phewww. I made it through all the nail pictures. OK, so I made a major beauty splurge. I have such a hard time spending money, but somehow I managed to shell out $30 for TWEEZERS. I saw this Betsey Johnson pair and knew I had to have them. Of course, they have a lifetime guarantee so they are the only pair I'll need for the rest of my life! ;) Aren't they pretty?!
For nearly the past two months I've been without a room because my actual room has been in various states, including this:
We're in the middle of construction and my room keeps becoming more and more involved in the new plans. I won't go into detail (RAIN, cough. Water damage, cough. Collapsing ceiling, cough.) but I CANNOT WAIT to have a room. My belongings are strewn around the house and right now I'm sitting at my computer which I've set up in my family room. Mm, I crave a private space to curl up and watch Hulu. hahaha. Pathetic and so true.
I have more to update on and I want to try and get away from only doing nail posts (more like when I first started this blog) but these will wait until next time. :) Thanks for reading!!!
P.S. Shout-out to Sam!!