Monday, February 28, 2011

Urban Decay Nirvana!!!

My sister ROCKS! I received a large box with a big Urban Decay sticker on it. I thought, "Did I win a contest? Did I sign-up for a sweepstakes two years ago? What's happening???!!!! My sweet, sweet sister sent this to me for my birthday!
I will procede to a bubble bath, have a few girl scout cookies and look at these precious things. The colors, the names, so many, aaaahhhhhh!!!! I will kick it off, tomorrow, my birthday, by wearing "Perversion" - so appropriate in so many ways!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Awesome 99-cent color

It's hard to pass-up a 99-cent bottle of nail polish when the color is this cool.
This is Wet n Wild "Wild Card/Invitation"
Unfortunately this pic doesn't capture the color that well.

So I did my usual meticulous application, and what do you  know? BUBBLES. Bubbles everywhere. Now, I was quite careful not to shake it too much during application. In fact, I shook it once before hand, and let it sit for awhile to let the bubbles rise to the surface.
So, how did I get all these bubbles?
Maybe you "get what you pay for." So, I decided to do some layering for fun since I can't wear a mani with so  many flaws. This is what I came up with:

 This is a layer of Finger Paints "Hue Left Me A Message?"
I can't wait to take a picture of it in the sun - so sparkly!
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Konading again

Konad is fun, but time consuming. I thought I would try different shades of pink flowers over a pale pink base. I found that the more flowers I added, the sloppier it got. Check out the finger with leopard prints. Can't wait to do that again!

I think my base color - OPI Sweet Heart is an awesome pale pink. It is incredibly flattering to my pale skin. So feminine. The pics don't really capture the true colors. I might only leave this on for a day, so that I can do another Konadicure.
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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Houndstooth Konad

This is my second "Konad-icure" and wow, the learning curve is steep. I'm quite happy with my improvements in coverage and discovering which polishes work best with Konad.
This is OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. I like the
glossy finish. This bottle is at least 5-6 years
 old and went on very thick.

I stamped the houndstooth design from
Konad plate m63 with Orly Rave or Rage -
the label with the name came off.

It seems like metallics show-up nicely over vampies. I think it's a good combination.

I wish I had more time for nails. I can think of so many different themes/designs. . . Valentine's Day, Egyptian flag, snowflakes . . .
Thanks for reading! -Crystal