Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Official Adulthood: Happy Birthday to me! :D

On the weekend before my birthday, I went home and out to dinner with my family and found out that my mom doesn't like feeling full; like, her mood legitly gets worse o__O which is unfathomable to me because how could you not want to keep eating? (especially when it's sushi) and because she took me to a buffet anyway, haha.

So on my actual birthday, I decided to take a nap & I woke up to people whispering my name, which was really weird, but I dismissed it as a some remnant of my dream.  But then when I opened my eyes, there were like, eight people from my Christian club standing in front of my bed with a plate of brownies to say happy birthday.  Which would have been suuuuuuuuuuuuper sweet if it weren't for the fact that I'd been sleeping really weirdly on 1/3 of the bed & had a bloated face because I slept right after stuffing myself & had a certain undergarment & other miscellaneous spewed all over my room ToT Well, it was kind of sweet anyway, but I'm so embarrassed >_<"!  Haha, now my roommates think I'm popular and have tons of fab friends here!

So anyway, here's the nail art:

L to R:  balloons, cake + candles, party hat, present
This was at the buffet and it was so cute, I had to take it with me back to school to show my roommates XD   It's made out of bread with sweet red bean inside, but it ttly looks like a fruit!  Trippy, non?

Tip Glitter:  Unnamed by Forever 21
Chunky Glitter:  Party of Five by Wet n Wild (I actually never liked Lippman's Happy Birthday or any of the dupes, but it reeeeeally suits birthday nail art! I have a new appreciation for it now :D)
Pink:  DS Reserve by OPI
Yellow:  The "It" Color by OPI
Blue:  Retro Bleu by Bonita
Red-orange:  Oh La La by Sinful Colors
Black:  Black by Santee

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Flowers at your Fingertips

I tried to avoid it, but I ended up doing another floral design XP  I didn't want an opaque background at first because I wasn't planning on painting words, the design was just too plain without them.  So they're a little hard to see except on the thumb where I put a white base layer.  The words btw are from one of my favorite song verses ever from David Crowder Band's "Here Is Our King" because hey, I had to use pink, hey they ended up being roses, hey DCB sings a really beautiful verse about a rose (well, it's actually about God, but there's 'rose' somewhere in there), so why not?

"What was said to the rose to make it unfold was said to me..."

Nude:  Unnamed by F21
Pink:  Pretty in Pink/Rose Bonbon by Tip Toe/Old Navy (plus some mixture of red + white b/c I couldn't keep it pure)
Red:  Diamonds and Rubies by Sally Hansen
White:  Unnamed by F21
Green glitter:  Green Ocean by Sinful Colors
Teal:  Choose Me! by Essence
Black:  Black by Santee
White:  White On by Sally Hansen

And that makes 19/19 :D  Ski Teal We Drop by OPI (which I used in my previous NCIS nail design) was actually also given to me by the same friend, so I ended up using 20/20 of her polish gifts throughout this little color campaign of mine <3 Props to you, Nanni~

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

NCIS Nails

This just had to be done because one, NCIS is awesome, and two, because they have filmed at my school. >w< <3

L to R:  Ziva + Star of David necklace + "N"; Abby + studded collar + "C"; Gibbs + Coffee cup + shirt collar/buttons + "I"; Ducky + bowtie + "S"
Thumb:  Capitol Building + "DC"

Not totally thrilled at how it came out, but I just didn't have the colors or inspiration for much else, and in my defense, it did look better in my head XD

I wish I kept them all with blue backgrounds (because they're navy cops, get it?) but I wanted to differentiate between field agents & non... but now it looks so arbitrary.  And I'm so sad I couldn't add in McGee & Palmer & of course the team's very special agent Tony DiNozzo, but they just didn't have a super defining prop I could draw.  Even Gibbs was pushing it honestly.  I'm so glad I got to incorporate some kind of glitter for each of the props though :D

Blue:  Ski Teal We Drop by OPI
White:  White On by Sally Hansen
Ziva's necklace:  bar glitter from Starry Meteor by Kleancolor
Abby's collar:  Black by Santee & silver glitter from Party of Five by Wet n Wild
Gibbs's coffee cup logo:  green glitter from Snowman by Blue Cross Beauty Products
Ducky's bowtie:  red glitter from Snowman by Blue Cross Beauty Products
Top Coat:  60 Seconds Topcoat by Rimmel

Two more down!  Three left!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


I'm just getting into my second week of college, so I still haven't got the hang of anything xD I can't even remember what classes I'm taking, so I decided to draw them on my fingers.  It's better than carrying around a list, right?  I'm not too happy with it, but it was a rushed job at like 1am, so whatever xP
L to R:  Pixilated Mario (Intro to Digital Design), Disney Castle (Disneyland and Urbanism), Cheetah (Biology),  Cross (History of Early Christianity)
Thumb:  Flamenco Dancer (Spanish)

Colorful glitter:  Unnamed by Love and Beauty / F21
Red:  Diamonds and Rubies by Sally Hansen
Darker, glittery red:  Speak for Your-Elf by OPI (mini)
Multicolor red-tinted glitter:  A Sparkle Yule Love by OPI (mini)
Black:  Black by Santee
Tan:  Bamboo Shoot by Sally Hansen
Pink:  Baby Doll by Jade
Purple-ish brown:  The "It" Color by OPI + Diamonds and Rubies by Sally Hansen + Marino by Borghese
Blue:  Marino by Borghese
Purple:  Totally Cool by Milani
White:  White On by Sally Hansen
Yellow:  The "It" Color by OPI
Teal glitter:  Atlantis by China Glaze
Silver glitter:  Chunky Silver by Kleancolor

Holy krud I used a lot xD
Five more colors down, five to go!  I'm losing track of the ones I used >__>"