Yes, more attempts at the skittle mani. I've decided to do quite a few and then decide from there which one i want to submit. Help me out if you can by commenting and telling me what you like!
Today, we spotlight some of my fandoms! (I say some because I would need about 30 nails per hand to fit all my fandoms) However, these are my main ones. 20 points to whoever can guess them before I tell you!
There we have it! For those of you who don't recognize them all, the thumb is part of the Elvish on the One Ring from Lord of the Rings, index is the golden snitch from Harry Potter, middle is a janky Tardis from Dr. Who, ring is the apartment number of Mr. Sherlock Holmes on Baker St, and the French flag is for Les Miserables :)
So Sincerely Stephanie is having a Skittle Contest over on her blog, and I had to decide just what I wanted to do. Did I want to center my skittle concept around a color? Perhaps a pattern theme. And then I thought: Fandom!
Then I had to decide which fandom.
So I decided to rock some Harry Potter house-themed nails!
Sorry about the sidewaysness here.... computer wouldn't let me fix that :/
And the thumbs! I used a ton of polishes here, so if you want to know what's what let me know :) I did my nails according to the houses, (Ravenclaw, Slytherin, Gryffindor, Hufflepuff) and did the book font of the Harry Potter logo. Thanks for stopping by, and I may do another skittles mani as a second option, as I type this post out I am literally coming up with more and more ideas!
Hello lovelies! It's a Friday post-a-thon day and the second manicure I have to show you is a nail foil mani. I got this (and all my foils) from Dollar Nail Art. I've had these foils for years now and haven't used them much (due to the terrible wear of them) but it's an effect that I really love. I just wish I could find a top coat that wouldn't wrinkle the surface- if i could I'd wear them all the time.
This foil is a multi-lined design, in which each line is independently holographic from the rest. It creates a really interesting effect on the nails, but in light it looks absolutely ridiculous.
Obligatory blurry shot to show the holo effect in all its glory.
Here you can see those individual lines. If you want a tutorial on how I apply my nail foils, let me know :)
This is one of the 2 MAC polishes I own. I got this when i was in Canada over the summer, and I absolutely adore it. My mother even loved this polish, and she normally tries to talk me out of buying it!
Formidable! is a dark purple based with duochrome glass flecks in it. The flecks range from fuschia to a turquoise blue, and the transition here is very obvious on the nail. I believe this was two coats, maybe three. It applies very smooth for such a complex polish, and I always get compliments on this when I wear it. The base almost has a tiny bit of earthy brown to it, making it all that more complex. I've never tried this over black because the base itself is dark, but I may try it to preserve the rest of this expensive nail varnish.
I believe this was around $22 CAD, not sure what it is in the states/ if it is available here. This was the first time I had ever seen or heard of the polish, so it may have been a Canada release only. Let me know if any of you guys have this or if you know more about it!
Only a polish freak would be so seriously excited about this.
I have successfully ordered Clarins 230! Yes! Unicorn pee is en route to my house! I found a seller on eBay (let me know if you'd like their link) and I bit the *expensive* bullet! I decided to go on a huge no-buy, and this was my last splurge before this (ok, I might have to invest in Revlon's Royal). Many many swatches will be coming soon!
So ya.... I was happy and I wanted to tell some one who cared. I have no friends like this, so I told me other group of best friends- you guys! I'll see you guys in the later post!