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GEO!!! LOOK WHAT I MADE!

First of all, if you guys have not watched BBC’s Sherlock, GO WATCH IT. It’s so clever and cool and great and it’s one of my favorite shows. 

Second of all, if you are unfamiliar with geothebio then you need to go check out the fantastic art and comics and such that she makes. They are highly entertaining and worth a look!

Anywaaaaay, these are depictions of her Sherlock and John comic characters. I made the wallpaper design, Sherlock, and John by making nail decals using a technique similar to this one from Nail Nerd. They were trickier to work with than I expected, but at least I got it to work in the end! What do you guys think?

Colors Used: Maybelline Audacious Asphalt, Sinful Colors Rain Storm, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, OPI My Very First Knockwurst, Sinful Colors Nirvana, Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby, Icing Posh Princess

These were the fiercest nails I could think of for going into finals week. I LOVED THESE! I eventually took them off because they were chipping and I didn’t have time between studying to fix them. But oh, man, were these freaking awesome! I need to work on my skull technique… this one looks like a monkey skull rather than a human one. STILL COOL THOUGH, RIGHT?

Colors Used: Essie Sew Psyched, Sinful Colors Rain Storm, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Maybelline Audacious Asphalt

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EXTERMINATE!

August 8th (wow I’m so behind) was the birthday of Terry Nation, creator of the Daleks from Doctor Who. In celebration, there was a bit of an “Extermageddon” on Tumblr, although I haven’t been online much lately. This was my attempt at some simple but cool nail art, and I was super happy with the result! I didn’t want to take them off!!! And yes, I managed to fit all ELEVEN letters of “EXTERMINATE” across my thumb, so you should be impressed. Happy belated birthday, Terry. 

Colors Used: OPI Wooden Shoe Like to Know, OPI Goldeneye, Wet N Wild Glamorous, Essie Good As Gold, Essie Little Brown Dress, Essie No Place Like Chrome, Sally Hansen The Sky’s the Limit, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Sinful Colors Black on Black

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"I don’t believe it… I’m on SOMEONE’S NAIL ART!!! YAY!!!"

I love Mike Wazowski. I love him an awful lot. So obviously when Monsters University came out in theaters I went to see his cute awkward self on the big screen (and on my nails, complete with retainer!). I loved the movie, and I highly suggest going to see it if you haven’t already. 

Colors Used: Sinful Colors Innocent, Sinful Colors Exotic Green, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Sinful Colors Gorgeous (for his big beautiful eye), Essie Go Overboard (again, for his eye), Essie No Place Like Chrome

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OOOOWEEEOOOOOO!!!

Yes, I’ve become a huge Doctor Who fan in the past 6 months or so. I’m almost caught up… I just really enjoy all the dynamics of the show!

Anyway, enough of the wibbly-wobbly-timey-wimey-ness… What better to combine with galaxies than the TARDIS?! I tried to do the DW logo from the most recent series on my other thumb but… it kinda needs work. Still, these were great and fun and I loved them! FANTASTIC! ALLONS-Y! GERONIMO!

Colors Used: OPI I Saw… You Saw… We Saw… War Saw, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Sinful Colors Rich In Heart, Essie Penny Talk, OPI Deutsch You Want Me, Baby?, Essie Blue Rhapsody

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THEY’RE TAKING THE HOBBITS TO ISENGARD! 

Just kidding, I know this is Mordor! Pffft…

My friend Kyle had never seen the Lord of the Rings movies, so we had a marathon a few weeks ago… except we only made it through The Two Towers because we were (of course) watching the Extended Editions and couldn’t stay awake for The Return of the King. BUT IT WAS SO FUN! To get in the Middle Earth mood, I put the Eye of Sauron and Mordor (complete with Mount Doom and Barad Dur) on my nails. Yay!

Colors Used: Sinful Colors Black on Black, Sinful Colors Pull Over, Ulta Son of a Gun, Orly Red Flare, OPI Skyfall, Sinful Colors Unicorn

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I don’t know about you guys, but platypi are really awesome. And no, I don’t care that the correct term is ‘platypuses’ because that’s lame. Anyway, enjoy this girl (not a guy cuz no heel spurs) swimming through a grassy river. Yay!

Colors Used: China Glaze For Audrey, Ulta Limelight, Wet n Wild SaGreena the Teenage Witch, Sinful Colors Exotic Green, China Glaze Mahogany Magic, Essie Little Brown Dress, Sinful Colors Snow Me White

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Ancient Rome: home of the Coliseum. Also where warriors were pitted against each other and often wild beasts in a fight to the death! For this design I decided to embody that, with some laurel/olive leaves (much like the emperor would have worn), wild animal scratches, and the Coliseum itself. Leaves were stamped using Winstonia stamping plate 119, and the Coliseum is from Winstonia stamping plate 114. 

Colors Used: Icing Posh Princess, OPI Skyfall, China Glaze West Side Warrior, Sinful Colors Nirvana

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Part 4 of 4

So this is how I keep all my stuff. It works really well and it’s pretty compact, considering I have so much! It’s (you guessed it) just a tool box I got from Home Depot, with some pencil box containers from Hobby Lobby. The top part detaches and underneath is a big space - that’s where I keep all of my regular polishes, sorted by color. In the top is where I keep the majority of the glitter polishes, the special effects polishes, holos, etc. along with all of my tools and miscellaneous nail art accessories. I keep all my brushes/dotting tools/nail art pens in a Brave pencil case because, let’s face it, Brave is awesome. And as for my swatches, I don’t really like having them in a ring/rod because it makes it kinda difficult to add to them and it takes up more space than necessary, so I repurposed a Pizza Pringles can instead!

So what do all think? Is there anything I should ABSOLUTELY have that I don’t already? What are your opinions on my stash?

Ah, the ever-classic sunset gradient! I’ve never done this color combination before and I gotta say, I REALLY like it! Plus the extra little details like the birds and the palm tree just bring the scene to life. So relaxing and so simple!

Colors Used: Sinful Colors Clementine, Sally Hansen Lightening, Sinful Colors Unicorn, China Glaze For Audrey, Essie Mezmerised, Sinful Colors Black on Black

SHARK BAIT, HOO HA HA

Nah, I’m kidding, no Ring of Fire challenge necessary to enjoy these tiki nails. I got the idea from these nails by pinkflyingcow87, but simplified it a bit since I didn’t have a bunch of time to do them. Super awesome tropical fun!

Colors Used: Sinful Colors Pull Over, Sinful Colors Clementine, Essie Orange, It’s Obvious?, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Sinful Colors Snow Me White

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Since I didn’t get to go to Comic Con as planned this year, I treated myself to this beautiful Loki shirt that Hot Topic had on sale, and the smoke/magic/energy trails on the design reminded me of dry marbling, so I gave it a shot. To be honest, I ended up liking my right hand better than my left (which very rarely happens)! I’ll have to remember this technique next time I wanna do flames. 

Colors Used: Sinful Colors Cinderella, Sally Hansen The Sky’s the Limit, Finger Paints Meet Me At the Met, Sinful Colors Olympia, Essie Good as Gold, China Glaze Agro

I don’t think I will EVER be over how FABULOUS the Color Club Halo Hues are. Like, seriously, they are amazeballs! Another product that is amazeballs are these nail stickers available on eBay. THEY. ARE. FANTASTIC. They are so much better than using plain old Scotch tape and they come in a great variety of shapes. I highly recommend them!

Colors Used: Color Club Kismet, China Glaze For Audrey

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I think this manicure design contains more techniques than I’ve ever put in a single manicure! I’m not really sure of the official name for the thumb design… fish tail? Herringbone? Whatever it is, I LIKE IT! Stamping with Winstonia Plate W108 on both hands, and I was incredibly impressed with how detailed the feather came out. Finally, some attempt at watercolor technique on my ring fingers. I think it all came out pretty well!

Colors Used: Orly Royal Velvet, Orly It’s Up To Blue, Wet N Wild SaGreena the Teenage Witch, Essie Good as Gold

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Okay, I couldn’t resist. I saw a package of googly eyes at Michael’s a couple weeks ago and I just HAD to have them! And what goes better with googly eyes than cute monsters??? I used nail glue to put the eyes on, which made them nice and sturdy seeing as how they’re bigger than rhinestones. After a couple days though the eyes started to snag on things, so I think next time I’ll try placing them closer to the base of my nails rather than the tips. 

Colors Used: Sinful Colors Innocent, Sinful Colors Exotic Green, Sinful Colors Dream On, China Glaze Grape Pop, Sally Hansen Lightening, Sinful Colors Clementine, Sinful Colors Black on Black, Sinful Colors Snow Me White

Summer tiiiiime and the livin’ is easy…

It’s been hotter than blazes at home lately. I had to sit (along with hundreds of other people) in 106°F heat to watch my youngest brother graduate the other day. Gross. Finally decided to let my nails in on the summer fun. I used Winstonia Stamping Plates 106 and 109 for this look. I really love this stamping set, so if people are interested I might do a review of it (I’ve never done a review before but I’m willing to give it a shot if you all want)! 

Colors Used: Sally Hansen Snappy Sorbet, Sally Hansen Lightening, Sinful Colors Innocent, Sally Hansen The Sky’s The Limit, Sinful Colors Dream On (although it’s much more fuchsia in real life), Sinful Colors Black on Black for stamping

Hey, I'm not dead

First of all I’m incredibly sorry for not updating in a million years. I was kinda sorta busy with finishing my academic career and graduating from college and moving back home. And while I understand my loss of about 2000 followers, it still makes me a little sad :-( But I am so thankful that a few hundred of you stuck around, so thank you for your patience!!!

Second of all, I’ve still been painting my nails during these last many months and such so I have a TON of pictures to edit and post and all that jazz. So you all have that to look forward to. 

Lastly, I will be creating a blog on another platform, most likely on Blogger. I will still link new posts back here on my Tumblr, but the full posts will only be on my new blog. It’s just more user-friendly and I have a lot more freedom with the layout. 

So be on the lookout for changes and updates! I’m really excited to get back into this!

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