Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of My Chemical Romance.. Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge is my favorite album, so I've wanted to do nails based on it for a while. I gave it a practice run on some fakes and here's the result! I'm actually pretty happy with it. :) I used Essie Licorice as the base, the rest is all acrylic paint.

Here's the cover, for reference:

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Monarch mani

Self-explanatory once again.. ha. Everyone and their mum does monarch manis, but I still like them. Wanted something nice and bright to offset the icky weather we've been having. I'm not totally satisfied, as usual, but it does satisfy my craving for bright spring nails.

Sally Hansen, Lightening
China Glaze, Peachy Keen
Sinful Colors, Cloud 9
White and black acrylic paint

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lazy day mani

Not much to say about this. I was feel particularly lazy and didn't want to do anything super fancy, so I just grabbed some colors I liked and went to town. I love the combo of blues/turquoise with browns, it's one of my favorites.

China Glaze, Classic Camel
Sally Hansen, Blue Me Away
Nicole by OPI, My Lifesaver
White acrylic paint

Have a nice weekend, everyone!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Let's play some tetris motherfucker!

I did these super quick.. mainly because I won't have time to do them tomorrow since I'm getting my hair done and going over to the bf's and have a crapload of other stuff to do before that. They're pretty messy but my polish was chipping so I had to do something! Also, my thumbnail broke, damn it.. I'm not filing my other nails to match it yet, I'm hoping it'll grow out in time for this fancy party I have to go to. Whatever, I'm lazy, sue me.

Hopefully tomorrow my hair will be a glorious shade of magenta.. wish me luck!

Also, here are some delicious cupcakes I made for my guy. Red velvet with peppermint white chocolate cream cheese frosting(oh my god it was to die for). Check out my subpar piping skills.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Mani fail day..

I just have not been happy with my nails lately! I keep redoing them, or screwing them up.. gah! I usually get like this when I'm hormonal, but it's so annoying. Anyway, here's some random stuff I've done, just because I figured I need to post SOMETHING.

First, sorry my nails look kinda bad lately.. even with cuticle oil I'm getting dry skin and hangnails like crazy. Blech!

Anyway, this is two coats of Pure Ice French Kiss, with one coat of Pure Ice Once Again. I love French Kiss! It's probably my favorite blue that I own. So creamy and deep, but bright. Pretty easy, smooth application; first coat is streaky, but the second smooths it right out and makes it opaque. Once Again is a lovely mix of pink/blue/holo glitter in a sheer pale blue base. I wish the base was a little less sheer and more jelly, because I think it'd look gorgeous on it's own! It's great for layering, though.

One of my favorite albums is Almost Here by The Academy Is..., and I've always wanted to do nails based on the album cover. I gave it a shot, but as you can see, it def didn't turn out that great. I got way too frustrated because it wasn't working like I pictured it. I'll undoubtedly give it another shot some day when I feel like I can do it without screaming and stabbing something.. here's the cover for reference.

All I got for now.. I think I need a break before I go crazy and chop my nails down to the bone or something.