Monthly Archives: June 2011

Copycat Mummy

When I’m wearing a plain creme nailpolish, it’s like having little canvases on my nails that are screaming ‘decorate me’.  I don’t want to let them down, so I decided to try one of Jane’s patented mummy manicures.

I used my franken Fuel on top of my orange nails, I think the combination is pretty cool.

While my stripes aren’t as perfect as Jane’s, I think this is rater good for my third try ever at mummy manis! Practice makes perfect, right? I’ll definitely be trying more of these cute and funky manis in the future.

OPI In My Back Pocket

After all that amazing glitter and shimmer I needed a palate cleanser, and when I do, I always pick a nice creme nailpolish.

OPI In My Back Pocket is an orange creme from the Bright Pair collection which came out in summer 2009. I don’t have a lot of orange polish, so I thought this one would look weird on me, but it’s actually very flattering! It’s bright, but not obnoxious, and it makes me think of fruit, summer and orange juice. It’s a bit brighter and not so dusty in real life than in these pictures.

The OPI formula and brush are great as usual. The polish is a bit streaky in the first 2 coats, but it evens out by the 3rd. It’s opaque in 3-4 coats.

What is your favorite “palate cleanser” polish?

Tutorial – The Foil Method

No, this is not a post about how to make a snazzy foil hat to shield your thoughts from the alien invaders. The “foil method” is simply a great way to remove stubborn glitter polish without any rubbing or other hard work. Magic, you say? Yes, it almost feels like magic. It has definitely cured me of my dread of wearing those hard-to-remove glitters.

To show you this wizardry I tried my chubby little snausages at a video! Now, this is the first time I’ve ever tried editing a video, so please be gentle with me. ;)

This is me removing my Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple manicure. Watch and learn!

The new batch

I just got a new batch of cabochons and fittings from Beadaholique, time to play! Here are my first four creations from the last week.

From top to bottom: Ozotic Pro 505 (Eclipse) over black, Clarins 230 over OPI Diva of Geneva, OPI DS Glamour, Kleancolor Chunky Holo Fuchsia over China Glaze Endurance.

I was a little too eager to finish my first couple of rings and earrings, so I didn’t wait long enough between coats on the cabochons and I ended up with bubbles in my jewelry. This time I was more patient, and I’ve spent days just polishing these beads to make sure they don’t bubble.

Prettyyyyy! I can’t wait to wear these!

Duochromes are really amazing for this kind of stuff, I tried some of the Orly Cosmics, but I think I’ll ditch them in favor of Nfu-Oh flakies. My mom got a Nfu-Oh 51 ring and a pair of matching earrings, she was very happy with them! These beauties make very nice gifts for friends and relatives.

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple

Time for another rainbow in a bottle!

Kleancolor Chunky Holo Purple is essentialy the same as the fuchsia version, the only difference is that the jelly base in this one is purple. It’s so sheer that it actually doesn’t matter what the base color is, it won’t change the color of what you’re layering it over anyway. It seems like all of the Chunky Holos have the same glitter, so there’s really no need to get them all. Just get the one you like best and layer it over the color you want it to be.

Here I’ve put 2 coats of Chunky Holo Purple over GOSH Wild Lilac. Multichrooooooome!

This beauty really calls for some bottle pron! My cameras swear up and down that this is blue (filthy little liars), but the base is actually purple.

Amazeballs, or what!?!

Will you be getting any of these Kleancolors?

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