Thursday, March 28, 2013

Once Upon a Time

So I misjudged a lot of the colors I used in this design, particularly the Cappucino background--it came out a lot darker than I had anticipated, not the natural pink with the subtle gold shimmer I was imagining.  Oops.  At least there are birds and hearts and white and glitter and ribbons to liven it up.

White:  White by Art Deco
White:  White On by Sally Hansen
Pink (background):  Cappucino by Milani
Pink glitter:  Sparked by Wet n Wild
Pink (cheeks):  Pretty in Pink/Rose Bonbon by Tip Toe/Old Navy
Yellow:  Unicorn by Sinful Colors
Gold Glitter:  Gold Flakes by Jade
Blue:  Savage by Sinful Colors
Silver:  Chunky Silver by Kleancolor
Top Coat:  60 Seconds by Rimmel

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

You Treepin'

Springtime is so not spring-like right now.  The weather has been all over the place--rain, shine, clouds, wind, everything.  I like the cold weather we get in the morning, but then it'll get really hot later in the day, so the amount of layering I have to do is kind of ridiculous.  Gotta love Cali's fickle, fickle skies.

...Anyway, I wanted spring nail art without getting too Easter-y or floral yet, so trees were the next best thing.  They came out a lot more artificial and candy-like than I expected, but I think that's mostly due to the colors--it's hard to get neon yellow and this really weirdly gaudy pink to give off a natural feeling.  Plus, it's a lot more glittery in person.

Green (leaves):  Envy by Sinful Colors
Green (grass):  San Francisco by Sinful Colors
Green (background):  Dressmaker by Milani
Green glitter (background):  Starry Meteor by Kleancolor
Green glitter flakes (background):  Green Ocean by Sinful Colors
Yellow (leaves):  Funky Yellow by Kleancolor
Yellow (background):  Unicorn by Sinful Colors
Pink (leaves):  Pretty in Pink/Rose Bonbon by Tip Toe/Old Navy
Black:  Black by Santee

Thursday, March 7, 2013


RWBY's "White" trailer came out, and it's beautiful <3 I honestly expected Weiss to be prettier in a more regal sort of way, but her weapon/fighting more than makes up for that.  Gorgeous animation, elegant motions, and a beautiful song to go with it.  Can't wait for Black and Yellow and then the actual series!

Color adaptations with a limited palate made the design hard to capture, not to mention the textures of glitter vs outline vs color that made mounds that could show up on a topographical map, particularly on Ruby.

Black:  Black by Santee & Liquid Leather by OPI
Pink:  Social Ladder by Sinful Colors
Red (Background):  Unbreakable Heart by Sally Hansen
Red (Cape):  Diamonds and Rubies by Sally Hansen
Red (Hair):  Garnet Gems by Milani
White (Background):  Elegant Mode by Jade
White (Hair):  White by Art Deco & White On by Sally Hansen
Grey (Background):  HD by Milani
Grey (Hair):  White On + Liquid Leather by OPI
Yellow (Background):  Unnamed by Chamon
Yellow (Hair):  Unicorn by Sinful Colors