Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Midsummer Night's Dream - my blue franken! Pic heavy!

Essie Starry Starry Night, say hello to A Midsummer Night's Dream! I made my franken because I decanted OPI Text Me, Text You after I dropped and broke the bottle. I know I'll never use it to layer over other n/p (layering just isn't my thing), so I decided to make a franken with it by using Wet 'N' Wild Nocturnal. The glitter was too subtle and it was wayyyyy too sheer, so I kept adding drops of Nocturnal, then added some silver glitter and gold glitter n/p (forgot the names, but they were China Glazes with clear bases), and ChG Golden Enchantment and Fairy Dust. It turned out into an AWESOME SSN-ish franken. It looks like the night sky during summer (hence the Shakespearean name :). It has so much depth, it's absolutely beautiful. The application was a bit horrendous, sheer-ish jelly streakiness, but it was worth the effort! The pics:

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Patchwork Mani!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! The obligatory greeting and asking your friends after inspecting their clothing and accessories before pinching them is NOT something I do - I'm just to tired for that! I did, however, did an awesome patchwork mani with a green scheme, three different greens, Finger Paints Lucky in Love Lime for the Shrek-ish green part, China Glaze Emerald Sparkle for the deep dark but still glittery green, and Nubar Lime Green Glitter for the sparkly lime part (Hard Candy Sweet P is a dupe of it). I initially used Zoya Ivanka, but since I was doing my mani at night, it was hard for me to tell Ivanka and Emerald Sparkle apart (I couldn't make the lines straight if I can barely tell them apart in the dark). I'll stop talking about the festive patchwork and let the pictures speak for themselves!

Ugh! My stupid time stamps never line up :(

This is so much green goodness, I feel like I've overloaded...on green. I never thought that would be possible!