Thursday, October 2, 2014

NOTD 10/2: Pen Nibs

Keeping in theme with my pointy, pointy nails, I decided to try out an engraved pen nib.

Yeah I managed to do my thumb before I said, "Fuck it."

Don't get me wrong; the other nails are fine. They're just not engraved. And fancy pants. Yo.

I literally just painted my nails silver and then painted a black line on them. The engraved one had the addition of mixing the silver and the black to get a gunmetal-ish color, which I then used to draw a pattern.

I used a toothpick to draw. I don't recommend this.

Finger Paints "Black Expressionism" (surprise)
Finger Paints "Easel Come, Easel Go"

NOTD 10/1: Gruesome


Halloween is my favorite holiday. Like. Favorite. Always and forever. It's definitely my favorite thing about October.

So, of course, the first thing I do after breaking THREE of my nails is file them into points and make them look disgusting.

Wooooooooo Halloween!

Sally Hansen "Mauve Matters"
OCC "Fondue"
ELF "Medium Red"
NYC Color "Rush Hour Red"
Sally Hansen "Big Matte Topcoat"
Seche "Vite"

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NOTD 9/30: Minty Fresh

I really adore American Apparel's polishes. I've yet to meet one I didn't like, though it seems several of mine have walked off.

"Office" is a minty green cream. The formula is beautifully smooth and highly pigmented.

It's a really lovely color. I like that it makes my simple, one-color manicure pop.

NOTD 9/27-9/29: Chocolate is a Girl's Best Friend

So I had totally forgotten about this polish. It is PERFECT. It's vampy and gorgeous.

This warm brown is called "Fondue," and it's made by Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics (they of Lip Tar fame). I purchased this three years ago, and as you can see the formula is still rocking hard.

My boss: "They're so shiny!"
So yeah I liked it so much that I left it on for three days straight. THREE. DAYS. What?! I kind of want this to be my signature color, but they went and discontinued it. You know. Three years ago. When I bought it. Ugh.

It also matches my beer.

I just checked and they still make polish, but this color is well and true discontinued. Damn.

If anyone feels like buying me one of EVERY FUCKING COLOR IN THEIR COLLECTION, though, I'd be down. Because daaaaaaaaamn. I desperately need "Isherwood."

NOTD 9/26: Whimsical

I had bare nails today, so I'm going to give you a look at something I did last year around this time.

The mint and glitter polish is, I believe, "Whimsical" from Revlon over white, and the pink glitter accent nail is Essie "A Cut Above."

I really liked this one because the days were shorter and grey (as you can see in the background), and this mani really brightened me up. I also HATED my job at the time, but my nails made me happy. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

NOTD 9/25: Vamp-Tastic

So this gorgeous mani... Am I right? Dayum. I freaking love the gold under that dark purple (ULTA "Devious"). It was not fun, by the way, to put a matte coat ONLY on the purple without getting it on the gold. You can actually see in some spots where I sort of... missed. Oops. I think I've literally used this gold polish (Finger Paints "Elves Bells") once. Maybe. I'm not even totally sure. It's almost a gold holo with hex glitters in it. Gawjuss. Too bad it was a holiday polish.

Speaking of gold, can we talk for a second about how perfectly the nail gems and that polish match? I mean shit, son. It's like this was meant to be!

Also can you tell I'm kind of a fan of Neutral Statement with a matte coat? That texture is killing me. Killing me, you guys.

Uh yeah I literally wore this mani for like ten minutes before I had to pee and it all went to hell. At least I got pictures?

Maybelline Color Show "Neutral Statement"
ULTA "Devious"
Finger Paints "Elves Bells"

NOTD 9/24: Reminiscent of a Neon Space Cowboy

I am freaking IN LOVE with this purple from Urban Outfitters. It's the perfect bleached-neon-violet-whatever color. IN. LOVE. Unfortunately UO have made some very questionable, very offensive business decisions lately, and I'm going to have to decide whether I want to continue shopping there, even if it's only nail polish. Which it is, I assure you.

I am also obsessed with ORLY "Androgynie." Legit. It is my hands-down favorite polish of all time. Gorgeous.

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get a good photo of "Androgynie." Oh, the annoyances of phone cameras. Le sigh.

ORLY "Androgynie" & Urban Outfitters "Rodeo Sweetheart"