Tuesday, August 28, 2012

They keep breaking!

My nails just keep getting shorter and shorter...
I can't seem to keep them very long at all, and it's driving me nuts!! Well, I will make do with what I have!!
(while on the subject of make do, I was very confused it if was due or do. I seriously had to look it up! Then I almost left it at dew. ENDORSE PEPSI!)

Anyway, back to nails...please to ignore the dry cuticles, I forgot lotion!!

I started with a lovely, slimming neutral color. Essie San Tropez is so pretty!!

Stamped on some what I originally thought was bamboo...It's not. Looks kinda like crackle. Eh. China Glaze Street Chic.

 Topped it all off with some China Glaze Fast Track!!! This pic looks great with the top on, but irl, you could hardly see the stamping depending on light.

Vertical lines make you look taller! =D

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Drizzled! My first candy floss mani.

There have been all kinds of pictures floating about with the "candy floss" technique. It's an interesting thing, messy, yet in a way, elegant. So I thought I would give it a shot.



I didn't get many good pics of it...I don't know so much about my Zoya Purity for being the ideal white...It was very streaky, this pic masked that pretty well. Oh well!

Anyway, a quick review on this technique: It's not my favorite. First, I wasted so much black polish to do this so it would be the right consistency to "string". Probably like 10 drops was wasted. Nono, that's nothing compared to a water marble, I know. However, the outcome of a WM is much more to be desired! It took a good few drizzles to get it to lay right, also. If I had to rate this technique and look, it would be a 6.5/10. It has so much potential to be awesome! It's a bold and daring look, yet can be acceptable for even job interviews(with the right color choices, of course!) I will be doing this again in the future, but I don't know when, I already have an idea of my next drizzled mani, but I've a few other things I want to try!!

Also I got a little fed up with it after doing the accent nails. I did them first, just in case I didn't want to finish the rest of the nails. So glad I made that choice!

<3

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Accent Stamping

So I finally did it.
I finally coated every nail in nothing but a glitter polish! This is big for me, really!
I usually hate glitter polish, because it's just too hard to get off! I rarely use a lot of it. Also I'm just a huge creme fan!! Here it is though, an entire glitter mani, bonus stamps!





The stamping plate I used is BM 208, the polishes are Venique Dominating Thigh Highs, and China Glaze I'm Not Lion. Super cute holo glitter going on in this dusty gold polish. I absolutely love it! =D
And Venique is amazing for stamping; It's totally my favorite to use for that!

Question for you all: What do you is a good level of pic editing for blogs??
For the record, these pics were only edited for a tiny bit of brightness, but I have gone into more extensive editing before.

For instance, what is okay? Shopping out small blemishes on the skin, mild cuticle cleanup, editing out fluff, fixing mistakes in the art itself, etc..

Let me know your thoughts, I want to know what you all think makes a 'true' blogger, or just a big phony!


<3 Jono


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Hullo!

Hey everyone!! It's been a while and I've missed you!!
I'm all moved into my new place, and my polish is up on the racks! Well, what fits anyway.

PS - If you have ever made a shelf/rack based on the design on my collection page....I advise you to reinforce it. 2 of the shelves broke, causing a giant spillage. Then 3 China Glaze bottles broke. =(
I used thumbtacks and pushpins myself.

Anyway, I got my nails did today! By me, of course. I've been staring at them ever since like, "OMGAH this has been too long since I've had pretties!"
(it's 1am and I should be sleeping...)

Here you go!

OPI Just Spotted the Lizard and Zoya Raven, with by a cheapy Kiss glitter striper. This was freehand, and well overdue.


During the move, with my polish all packed, I realized just how much I had. 4 small boxes full, and one pretty large box. It was so ridiculously heavy!!


Bonus Kitty!!!


One for Masha.........Love you!




<3 Love you all!

Also, if anyone has a new nail art/polish challenge, let me know! I'm really looking for something new and fun to do!