Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Yipes! Stripes! MSMD

Yipes, stripes, Beechnut's got 'em, yipes, stripes in Fruit Stripe gum, yipes stripes five different flavors, get Beechnut's Fruit Stripe gum! Ok so now if you're over 50, you'll have that jingle in your head all day, you're welcome!

I didn't set out to make my nails resemble the gum from my childhood, I actually was doing a MSMD of the wonderful Manicurity here.  However, I'm not a white base person, so I used LVX Cashmere as a base. It's a creamy stone color you could also call a warm pale gray. I also don't lean towards primary colors much, so Bettina's Resort collection with it's tropical shades fit my taste.  After finishing, this song came into my head I hadn't thought of in many years, and I have to admit, they do look a little like the gum-

Monday, October 28, 2013

I Don't Normally Swatch...

I only had time for a quick swatch of these glitter lovelies from the ever brilliant and creative Jenna of Lacquistry (go see here ) but I love both of them for the fall thru holiday season, these are gorgeous.  Jenna describes Pallor as: Pallor is a blend of matte grey and holo charcoals in a clear base. Pallor is lovely on its own with 2 coats giving full coverage. You get the best of both worlds, the sophisticated grey matte glitters and the lovely twinkle of the color shifting charcoal holo glitters to catch the eye.
and  Shaved Ice is a mixture of color shifting clear glitters and color shifting pigments.

I've painted two coats of each (P,SI,P,SI) plain on left and over black on right- click the pics to close up on these beauties! No topcoat

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Fall dippin' dots

Based on a pinterest post credit to @gisellev All my favorite China Glaze from last year! Trying a new top coat Nina Ultra Pro.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Come ON fall!!!!

Can't Wait can't wait for cooler weather to come so I dragged out my trusty fave fall orange, Finger Paints Cordur-Orange. Wish I'd had the sense to get a back up. Two  coats

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Illamasqua Jewels- Rampage and Phallic!

Been swapping away to upgrade my stash a bit, and the edgy, fabulous, perfect formula Illamasquas have been high on my list. These two just begged to be put together, and except for a bit of smurfiness from the navy shimmer Phallic, I am so pleased with the result. Rampage is my favorite emerald at the moment as well. Pantone color of the year for a good reason. Two coats each,  HK Girl over.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Anyone Seeing a Pattern Here?

Keeping with the dotted flower mani, here it is interpreted in yellows- for Paula :)