Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Blue and Purple Scrollwork

What a week.  Don't you just love it when it feels like you just spent a lifetime in one week but didn't really accomplish anything?

I finally managed to get a few minutes to paint my nails and chose a couple of colors I'd just brought home.  Both by China Glaze. I decided that I hate trying to use my phone camera, so I begged my sweetie into using his nice one for these.  I hope you like them. 
I used two colors by China Glaze, Want my Bawdy and No Plain Jane  Both are very subtle duo-chromes and I think the colors are amazingly rich and beautiful, having more of a depth to them due to the color shift. 
 The main color is about 4 coats of China Glaze Want my Bawdy on all but my accent nail which is about 4 coats of China Glaze No Plain Jane as well as just a touch of Revlon Orbit (of Moon Candy fame) and a layer of Wet n' Wild Fergie Dutchess to top it off before adding my topcoat. 
 I used black acrylic paint to do the scroll work.  I'm trying to re-learn my control after my long sabbatical from most nail art.  The saying that it's like riding a bicycle is true only to a certain extent, the use it or loose it is far more true and I've lost quite a bit of it.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Until next time, make it a beautiful day and take care.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Oh Hai!...Again With Dots)

Well, I'm back, now as a happily married woman.  The wedding was beautiful and perfect (pictures to come), everything I wanted and hoped it would be.   Aside from the obvious, my change as far as the blog is concerned is that my trusty little digital camera died so now I'm going to have to work off of my Iphone's camera until I can afford a new one.  My sweetie tells me that it is just as good as my ancient digital camera, but we shall see.  

Although I've been taking a break from blogging I haven't taken a break from buying polish and have kept pretty well on top of the newest releases.  I don't have them all but I have enough to make me happy and that's what matters right.  I'm probably well over 500 bottles of polish at this point so I run no risk of running out of material.  Anyway, on to the polish.

This is actually one of the last set of pictures I got on my old camera so they're a bit dated, and unfortunately it didn't turn out quite like I envisioned, the colors weren't quite right, but it's still cute.

Colors used were OPI Thanks a Windmillion for my base color.  for the dots I used China Glaze Sunshine Pop (yellow) and Fuchsia Fanatic (pink) as well as OPI Did You 'ear About Van Gogh?  I used page reinforcements and a sponge to create my large dots.  I started with a base of Wet n' Wild white so they'd stand out more against the background.  I used a dotting tool for the smaller dots.

 It kind of reminds me of...I don't know what, I was going to say and Easter egg, but that's not right, the colors are a little too dirty for that.  Oh well.
These didn't turn out badly, just not as planned.  The overall look has potential so I'll probably try it again with different colors, we'll see.  

I think I need to do something to celebrate my return don't you?   I've collected up some grand polishes so maybe I'll start thinking of something to do with those.  For those of you reading this, thanks for sticking with me.