Thursday, December 22, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

NOTW: Red Snowfall

Well, since I ripped my glitter off, I had to repaint my nails with a new Christmas theme :D
I was talking to my friend in Latin class about nails for like, half an hour, and we were talking about a ton of different techniques, and she suggested sponging. And in wishful-thinking toward a white Christmas for me, I wanted my nails to be snowy (:

I seriously love them. My right hand didn't turn out so well, but the left is perfect, ugh. I can't stop staring at them, as usual. They almost look like they're splatter-painted reeeeally tiny c:
Here's a picture of them when I first painted them, before I cleaned up the edges.

I'm so bad at painting, haha. Here are all the supplies I used. I used NYC in Candy Apple Red as a base, and then used a sponge brush to dab on Sinful Colors in Snow Me White. I put a top coat on my right hand, but it blurred the "snowflakes" and made it look flat. It looks much better without-- sort of textured and defined. I kept my left hand as-is, and it's much better.

Yup. I love this manicure, and I can totally do loads more with this sponging technique (:

Now if it would only snow outside... (;

Saturday, December 10, 2011

NOTW: Christmas Glitter.

I needed to do something Christmas-y to my nails last week, and I thought it would be cool to cover them in glitter (: I thought every nail might have been a little overboard, so I painted my nails shiny-white with Pure Ice's Platinum, then put down a thick clear coat on my ring finger and dumped on some red craft-store glitter! I mixed in a little bit of clear and silver glitter, too, then painted another clear coat on top.
Unfortunately, in math class on Friday I accidentally ripped off pretty much the whole nail of glitter on one hand :p So, the glitter nails are no more, but that just gives me an opportunity to paint them again for the holidays!
Oh, and I just ordered ELEVEN new Essence Color & Go mini polishes from, so I'll have a ton of new nail colors in my stocking!

What should I paint them now? (:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I am winter.

I just found a story thing I wrote in February about winter that I totally forgot about.
Seeing as it SNOWED last night for the first time this year, I thought it was appropriate (:

I step out into the glittering unknown. I pull my trapped hat down over my ears and rub my pink cheeks. I am in awe. Even in the treachery and danger that an ice storm, beauty is everywhere. The trees glisten and sway, the sound of their crackling branches resonating for eternities. The ground is sparkling, and each blade of grass is individually coated in a thick ice-shell, encased in the safety of its glass covering, cut off from the outside world. I run my freezing fingers over the smooth, cold wall lining the path. As I tip-toe through this forest, the eerie coolness and prickling air fill me. I become winter. I carry snow with me, and every step, new, fresh ice forms where my boot once treaded.
Though I leave trails of beauty, the frozen death I bring is noticed. Leaves no longer dance from the tall tree limbs; birds no longer sing songs of joy. The leaves now crunch under my feet, the birds only singing of sorrow. Their somber calls rarely pierce the silence, however. Only the echoes of love lost punctuate the fierce, chilling winds. I am winter. And I am not welcome.

That last part is only partly true, because I kind of love winter. Not the cold, but the pretty snow, hot chocolate, cookies, fires, not to mention Christmas!
Alas, I now need to study for exams. I think I might be dead by the time winter break rolls around. Stay cool, kiddos. That shouldn't be a problem (;

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

NOTW: Midnight Splatter Nails!

I haven't made a legitimate post in a reeeally long time! Lately, I've been OBSESSED with nail polish blogs and with painting my own nails (: So I think I'm going to start doing NOTWs-- Nails of the Week posts. I'll probably keep most nail polishes on for more than a week, but whatever. I'm really excited. I've always loved painting my nails, and now I've been inspired to share them with you (:

This week, I tried out splatter painting my nails. They look SO cool!

I really love how they turned out, and they were surprisingly easy to do. I used Sally Hanson Hard As Nails in Black Out for the base, then Sinful Colors in Snow Me White, Wet N' Wild in Buffy the Violet Slayer, and Charlotte Russe Two-in-One in Sky Blue for the splatter.

Here's all the equipment I used: you just need a few colors, tape, straws, and newspaper (:

Here are my nails right after I took the tape off XD Still pretty messy, but much better than they would have been without it.

I think I'm going to have to try out about a million more color combinations for this nail design, especially after I get more polish stocking-stuffers for Christmas! It's so cool; I can't stop staring at my fingers (; And it only took about half an hour, which is pretty reasonable for something this spectacular. I painted them Sunday evening, and three days later they're only barely starting to chip. Plus, I can fix some of the bigger chips by just painting little dots of the splatter colors over it.

Here's the full tutorial from The PolishAholic:

Check it out! She's probably my favorite nail polish blogger (:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

dinosaur sandwiches! :D

Sunday, November 20, 2011

splatter nails!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Corpse Bride

Monday, November 7, 2011

converse constallation tanks

Sunday, October 30, 2011

kill me, carolyne

Saturday, October 29, 2011

kill me, carolyne

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

something i drew.

check out this fantaaaabulous set i drew for polyvore. i love it so fahreaking much :o

Saturday, August 6, 2011

mah nails

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

oh me.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

learn to fly.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

a set, yo.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

this kid.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011