Sep 25, 2012

Swatching & Haul - LOTS of pictures

nail polish collection

So ... I spent most of last weekend swatching on cheap little nail wheels that I got off of ebay - Took forever! Nails kept falling off :( .  After lots of cussing at nail wheels and having sore hands from opening 200+ bottles  Will , Brianna and I went out to eat only we got lost - normally I would be very annoyed because Will does have navigation on his phone that he wont use until we have been driving lost for a while .... this time though as we were driving I saw a large sign "Mile High Nail Supply" and Will being the great enabler that he is pulled in the parking lot . I figured it would not be open to the public because a beauty school was right next door - I had to try though . It was! Walking though I found some nice nail design boards for 1.50 each .  Not thinking how many I would really need I only grabbed 3 ( a great excuse to go back though!) Then I get to the back wall - OPI heaven! I see a tiny sign in the middle of the wall " 3.75" so to be sure I ask the guy how much they were and he says 3.75!  YES!


 I wanted to grab so much more but I was good ( I think! )

Every Month Is Oktoberfest ,  I have A Herring Problem , Swimsuit.... Nailed It!

Every Month Is Oktoberfest ,  I have A Herring Problem , Swimsuit.... Nailed It!

Road House Blues , Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!

Road House Blues , Nein! Nein! Nein! Ok Fine!

Significant Other Color , Don't Pretzel My Buttons

Significant Other Color , Don't Pretzel My Buttons


different dimension  , daring digits  , Nail pattern boldness

I also have my indie polish haul from a week or so ago ..

Different Dimension , Social Suicide , Soft kitty warm kitty , paper scissor rock lizard Spock

More Different Dimension! Social Suicide , Soft kitty warm kitty , paper scissor rock lizard Spock ( I got the last two just for the names - love the big bang theory )

Different Dimension , Social Suicide , Soft kitty warm kitty , paper scissor rock lizard Spock

Next Daring Digits was having a $5 polish sale ... enough said.  :)

daring digits  , Snow Flurries , Salt water taff-i , T-shirt + Jeans , Mix My Matte Up

Snow Flurries , Salt water taff-i , T-shirt + Jeans , Mix My Matte Up

daring digits  , Snow Flurries , Salt water taff-i , T-shirt + Jeans , Mix My Matte Up

AND ... I got me some Nail Pattern Boldness!

nail pattern boldness , Madam rose , flipping out hard , don't drop that spoon

Madam Rose , Flipping Out Hard (main reason I made this purchase ) , Don't Drop That Spoon ( My favorite out of the bunch )

nail pattern boldness , Madam rose , flipping out hard , don't drop that spoon

... I have a couple packages that should be here this week ( my 100% free butter london and I signed up for a julep box that was a penny this month :)

Sep 21, 2012

Old Vector Art..

I was going through my external hard drive looking for some photos and I came across these...

Vector art is the first thing that I taught myself when getting into digital art.  Some are "vexels" made in photoshop with the pen tool.. the others are 100% vector made in illustrator.  I have so many more but these are my favorites still.  I haven't made one on these in 5-6 years?? They took me forever and it wasn't fun anymore  ..  I still love the look of vectors.. Might try again sometime..

My daughter Bri - Vexel

Bri - Vector outlines - close-up

Bri - Vector


christina aguilera - Vexel


My niece Jennica - vexel

Stock Reference from DA used - account no longer active. - Vector

Stock Reference from DA used - account no longer active

Kristen Bell / Veronica Mars  - I loved this show - Vector

Kristen Bell / Veronica Mars

I'm off to take a nap! Have a great weekend! :D

Sep 10, 2012

Polish Layers

I am having a hard time with blogger the past couple days - I click on a blog from my reading list and 8 out of 10 times it gives me server not found . So frustrating . I can view other pages so I don't think that it is my internet.
Anyway .... Do you have that beautiful polish that you forget just how much you love it until you put it on again ? Mine is O.P.I Ink ...

I love this purple! I just don't reach for it enough!

OPI Ink

Although I adore this color I tend to get bored of my nail colors quick .... So less then 24 hours later I decided I didn't want to take it off but I did need a change so i added a couple more layers on top!

OPI Ink Different Dimension Ectoplasm

I added 1 coat of  Different Dimension Ectoplasm . *Love* the glow in the dark! I then added one coat of Finger Paints Asylum ... Could have used another coat but I do like how this turned out . Much prettier in person- couldn't really capture it on camera.

OPI Ink Different Dimension Ectoplasm Finger Pints Asylum



Sep 5, 2012

Indie Polish Mail!

They are here and so far it's love .  First is Rainbow Polish! I ordered Cupcakes , Taffy and Monarch.

Rainbow Polish Cupcakes Taffy Monarch

They are all so pretty . I was going to swatch all 3 but I forgot what a pain in the ... *ehem*.... glitters are to remove so I only used one from each seller for now.

Rainbow Polish Cupcakes Taffy Monarch

From Rainbow Polish I picked Taffy to try first .

Rainbow Polish Taffy

Rainbow Polish Taffy

For the base I used Maybelline Goody Plum Drop .

Rainbow Polish Taffy Goody Plum Drop

The next order I placed wasn't planned at first .   I was painting my daughters nails Orly Melt Your Popsicle. The convo went something like this :

Me - Wow this is bright! It is so bright it could be glow in the dark!
Her - *Eyes get wide and a huge smile * It glows in the dark?!?!?!
Me - No .. I am sorry I was saying how bright it is ..... * feeels bad*
Her - *Smile gone - annoyed look * Oh ..... Ok. 

After I was done with her nails and feeling guilty I got online and was reading blogs . One blog ( I can't remember who it was now! - Sorry ) Had swatches from Different Dimension with a coupon code for 20% off . I figured that I would take a look - I would NOT buy anything until I made a credit card payment . What is the first thing I see? A set of 3 polishes that GLOW IN THE DARK! So I broke my no more polishes until CC payment and ordered them.  They are Candied Corn , Ectoplasm and Smashing Pumpkins .

Different Dimension Candied Corn Ectoplasm Smashing Pumpkins

I decided to try Candied Corn first . I wish I would have tried Ectoplasm because I think it would have looked better with the "underwear" I picked.

Different Dimension Candied Corn Ectoplasm Smashing Pumpkins

I picked Wet n Wild Glowstick .

Different Dimension Candied Corn

This one glows bright! I think it may be the brightest of the three judging from the bottles. This glows more on my fingers then it does in the bottle.  I tried to take a photo of it glowing but my iPad camera wouldn't play along and my other camera isn't charged * sigh* . Next time...

Different Dimension Candied Corn Glowstick


Sep 3, 2012

Polymer Clay Miniatures

Just some of the polymer clay things I have made .. :)

Made this Rainbow Cake into two magnets for my fridge .

Pumpkins


More pictures - Behind the jump!


Sep 2, 2012

Feenix Polish Holographic Top Coat

Sorry for the double post . Will is playing PlayStation and I am bored... Anyway...
I opened a random drawer in my polish dresser and grabbed the first 4 creme polishes . First just the polishes no top coat .  Zoya  Arizona , Lara , Breezi and Wednesday . 2 coats each .

Zoya  Arizona , Lara , Breezi and Wednesday Feenix Polish Beam Me Up

My favorite finish is creme so I love all of these as is but sometimes I want some sparkle and this top coat does that! I love it . All of the below photos have just 1 coat of Beam Me Up .  You could add more I just love how it looks with one.


Zoya  Arizona , Lara , Breezi and Wednesday Feenix Polish Beam Me Up

Zoya  Arizona , Lara , Breezi and Wednesday Feenix Polish Beam Me Up

I am really happy I decided to buy this top coat .

Zoya  Arizona , Lara , Breezi and Wednesday Feenix Polish Beam Me Up

Zoya  Arizona , Lara , Breezi and Wednesday Feenix Polish Beam Me Up

Recent Artwork....

I'll add these along with some older work to the "Artwork" page as soon as I figure out how I want it ( I want to use smaller images and when clicked you see the full size image ) I know how to do this with basic html but I want to avoid having to upload my images elsewhere - Still looking if this is possible with blogger....







Sep 1, 2012

Walgreens / Mail Haul

We didn't have much luck with the garage sales today although we did get our daughter a full size bed set ( comforter ,  huge body pillow , extra pillow cover ,  curtains and bed skirt  ) for $7.00 . It is really cute Turquoise / Purple / White  animal print.  Her current bed set is littlest pet shop and we were planning on getting her a more "teenage grown up" set soon so this worked out great .  I will take some pictures after it is out of the washer :) .  I also got a nifty jar / pot thing ( I really can't think of what to call it right now! ) Anyway I put all my nail art brushes in there and it looks really cute (I think ) Pictures below!

First I have to talk about my mail haul that came today ( expecting more from etsy  - so excited! ) Beam Me Up is a holographic topcoat that I purchased from etsy seller Feenix Polish .


 As soon as I opened the package I put it on my daughters nails . I did one coat and it was perfect! I will try two coats when I re-do my nails and post pictures.  Not only is it pretty but the shipping was really fast ( ordered on the 29th ) but the customer service was the best I have had on etsy so far ( myself included! )
Ok .. so after we finished up the garage sales we went by walgreens - I ran right to the clearance end cap  and got the other 3 polishes for $1 each! Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Acceler Grape , Wet n Wild Fergie in Glowstick andRevlov in Royal Cloak .