Friday, May 31, 2013


So I'm not really one to be a purse snob, shoes are more my thing. When I do carry a purse it's my hand-me-down Vuitton,  but that doesn't mean I cant appreciate a GORGEOUS piece of arm candy when I see one. 

Introducing Charter, and beautiful structured purse from Rabeanco. You can see more drool worthy photos of Charter here (feel free to peruse through the other pretties too!), and read more about the brand here at Work Play Polishes giveaway!

I looove structured purses. I also love white, even though that's never a good idea for me. They allways get dirty so quickly :\.

I used:
NYC French Tip White
Sally Hansen Sliver Sweep
Klean Color Mocha

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Scuttling Scarabs

*Does Egyptian walk* I love egyptian things! I've always liked there rainbow-winged scarabs, so I decided to do a simpler one on my nails.

I used:
Maybelline Bold Gold
Revlon First Class
Revlon Red
Clair's Black Nail Art Pen

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

K'in Sotz' Bak Tz'am

Yay for Sharpies! They make detailed manicures waaay easier. I used one to draw Mayan hieroglyphics on my nails today. From index to pinky it reads, "Sun, bat, heron, throne." I wasn't really going for a coherent sentence xD.

I used:
Essie Tart Deco
Sharpie Fine Tip Marker

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Anyways. The second part of the Gluttony prompt calls for painting something that makes your stomach growl, and nothing does that for me more than sushi! Seriously, I will eat sushi anywhere, anytime. Best food in the world. I would eat exclusively at Kona Grille or Ra if I could.

I'm really going to need a sushi fix in the next couple of days now! There's no ignoring it. From index to pinky are as follows: California Roll, Shrimp Sushi, Tuna Roll, and Salmon Sushi. Not featured is Crab Crunch or the Vegas Roll (which is to diiieee for!).

I used:
Clair's Black Nail Art Pen
NYC French Tip White
Revlon Infamous
Revlon Posh
Essie Tart Deco
Revlon Red

What makes your stomach growl?

Monday, May 27, 2013

Think Greek

Today I was inspired by the patterns on greek vases, like the one here. I started to wonder why it is that all Grecian vases are variations of orange, black, and white. I really couldn't find a good a simple explanation, everything was in over explanitory terms. Basically the vase was a different clay than the slip (watery clay) used to paint on the figures, and when fired in the kiln they turned different colors.

I used:
NYC Springstreet
Clair's Black Striper

I think this turned out quite nicely, I kinda like the unevenness of the pattern. Plus twists on french tips are always fun :)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

If She Doesn't Scare You, No Evil Thing Will

For the sake of getting caught up, I'm breaking my usual one-post-a-day limit.

This was my second attempt at a sugar spun mani, my first looked like an axe-murder  scene. The colors I choose reminded me of Cruella Deville, hence the post title :)

I used:
NYC French Tip White
Maybelline Onyx Rush
Revlon Red

I really like the sugar spun technique, it's interesting. I think next time though I'll have to mix up more "sugar" for my last to nails so they don't look so faltering.

Lovely Lilies

Next to carnations, lilies are my favorite flower. I love carnations for their scent and range of color, and I love lilies for their simple beauty. I was excited to find out that there is a Casablanca Lily, so I did this weeks mani inspired by it.

Aren't they pretty? ^-^ I wish I could have a whole garden full of them. Heck, I wish I had a garden in the first place. Summer project perhaps?

I used:
NYC French Tip White
NYC Lexington Yellow
NYC Springstreet

Don't forget to enter the giveaway here!

Friday, May 24, 2013

R-O-C-K Me Again

Hey guys! I'm having a fantastic day off today, today was a staff development day, so teachers go to school and students don't. Hooray! I've had Pandora blasting on the Cher Lloyd station for awhile, and a One Direction song came up that I can't stop listening to now. So I decided to do some nail art for it.

I decided that black and pink are about as rock as I get. Is blue hair rock? It's not a mohawk so probably not. There are reasons why I listen to country.

I used:
Ellagee I've Got a Crush on You
Maybelline Onyx Rush

I'm new to Ellagee polish, but so far my impression is that it's great! The formula handles very well and you don't have to fish around for glitter bits. I've Got a Crush on You is a mixture of square and hexagon glitters of varying sizes, which are pink and silver holographic. It dries slightly matte so I added one coat of Revlon Fast Dry topper to shine it up

Rock on! Or spidey senses?

Also, today is the last day for voting for the Rite Aide Nail Extravaganza! I would really appreciate your vote, every one counts! You can vote by clicking that image in the doodley-doo to the right there. Thanks!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Roman Royalty

Maybe one day I'll catch up to all of my challenges... Well, here's a start.

The colors gold and purple distinctly stand out to me when I think of Romans, I believe a lot of their statesmen wore the colors. I decided to go with a simple ruffian instead of any fancy nail art today.

I used:
Maybelline Bold Gold
NYC Plaza Plumberry

Hope you guys like it! I have a lot of polishing to do now!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Polly Want a Cracker?

This post is going to be lightning fast today, I have to get ready for prom!

For Rio de Janeiro I was inspired by the bright tropical Macaw Parrot.

I used:
Revlon First Class
Sally Hansen Brisk Blue
Revlon Posh
Stripe Rite Neon Green
Revlon Red
Revlon Infamous

Don't forget to enter the giveaway! :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Pretty Please with Chanel on Top?

Hey guys! First I have a story to share with you, I rode the public bus all by myself for the first time (!). It was kinda scary but it was a double decker so that was really cool, though not as cool as the Knight Bus. Anyways, I'm super excited about a contest that I have entered, Rite Aide's Nail Extravaganza. The rules are simple, enter your most creative nail art look and ask your friends for votes. The top 20 finalists then have a shot at the grand prize. So here's my entry:


I really love this look! It made me smile whenever I looked down on my nails today. I always love when a manicure can do that :)

I used:
Chanel Taboo
Essie Tart Deco
Revlon Red
NYC Lexington Yellow
Clair's White Nail Art Pen
Born Pretty Rhinepebbles

So here's the pretty pretty please, I would really appreciate it if you guys would vote for me! You can vote here every day until the 24th. Go go go! :D

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Line Games

So I'm waaay behind on the 7 Deadly Sins Challenge (thanks AP), but I still want to complete each prompt, even if I can't put it into the inlinkz. So here is part two of Lust!

This manicure called for "letting your body talk". Usually my body "talking" means it's lunch time, so I decided that it's meant to mean to just go with whatever strikes your fancy. I picked the purple since it's my best friend's favorite color and Cher Lloyd's song Oath was playing, the black striper was sitting on my desk so I just went with that, then I thought, "Glitter makes pretty much everything awesome," so that happened too. I rather like the result, I should do stuff randomly more often.

I used:
Sally Hansen Lacy Lilac
Clair's Black Striper
Stripe Rite Silver Glitter Striper

Oh yeah, how has your guy's Mothers Day gone? My Mom had to work today so we're celebrating tonight when she gets home. My brother and I made a wine bottle candle for her. We used the string/acetone/fire/ice water method to cut the bottle, and I double boiled old candles for the wax. The results were quite awesome, and we didn't maim ourselves/set anything on fire. Yeah science!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

I Just Stole a Poncho from a Wooden Indian

Hey guys! My AP Exam is finely finished so now I can get back to blogging :). There was many sleepless nights, some frustration, a few casualties (ok I broke my index nail ripping tape), but hopefully it will all be worth it when I get my score in July. Now on to the nail art!

Today we visit Mexico city. I always think of those bright, vivid ponchos people wear. So I googled "Mexican Ponchos" and used a bunch of pictures for inspiration for my design. I created this look by spongeing each color on separately (the traditional route just made a muddy mess) then used stripers to make the zigzag design.

I used:
NYC Lexington Yellow
NYC Spring Street
Revlon Red
NYC Plaza Plumberry
Revlon First Class
Clair's Black and White Nail Art Pen

Don't forget to enter in the Around the World Giveaway here!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Liebster Award!

I'm excited to share with you guys that I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by Dagadelic, it sounds like fun! By the way, Liebster means "dearest" in German. The rules are as follows;

1. Write eleven random facts about yourself.
2. Answer eleven questions for you from the person who nominated you.
3. Write eleven questions for the people you nominate.
4. Nominate eleven bloggers with less than 200 followers.

1. I can read 283 words per minute.
2. If I were to go to Hogwarts I would be a Hufflepuff.
3. I love baseball, my favorite team is the San Francisco Giants.
4. I am related to Mark Twain.
5. I go golfing every weekend.
6. I have an obsession with skeleton keys.
7. I hate wearing the color brown.
8. Three is my lucky number.
9. Instead of having a teddy bear or blankie as a child I was given a four foot long stuffed crocodile. His name is Croc A. Gator and I have slept with him almost every night for 13 years.
10. My left ear has one piercing and my right ear is double pierced.
11. My all-time favorite poem is "Do Not Go Gentle" by Dylan Thomas. I can recite it from memory.

Questions From Dagadelic
1. Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert? Why?
I consider myself an extrovert. I'm usually comfortable starting conversations with strangers, and I'm a lot less shy than I used to be.
2. Do you dance when you’re alone?
All. The. Time.
3. Favourite article of clothing and why.

I'm hoping this means a specific piece in my wardrobe, not just a general item like dresses or shirts. My favorite is the diamond earrings my parents bought me for my 16th birthday, I wear them every day.
4. Do you have a favourite photo of yourself? If so, Describe it.
I wouldn't say it's a favorite but it's definitely one I like. It's a picture of me in bed with one of my dolls, when my eyes were still blue and my hair was short and super curly. Now it's long and curly.
5. Can you speak any other languages? If you don’t, what language would you like to learn to speak?
I know enough German and enough French to make my way around Berlin/Paris. I'm working on Rosettastone for both languages. I prefer German over French.
6. Name a board/card/puzzle game you excel at.
Disney Scene It. I have only been beaten once by my Aunt Marion.
7. What’s your favourite feature about yourself and why? It can be a physical characteristic or a 
personality characteristic.
My favorite feature is my eye color, they're hazel leaning more green and I have brown "freckles" in my right iris.
8. Name something you’re afraid of. 

I am absolutely terrified by wolves. I used to have horrific nightmares about them when I was little.
9. What’s an outfit/hairstyle you regret having done?

I cut my hair extreamly short in 7th grade. Big mistake.
10. Do you have a favourite song? Name it and describe why it’s your favorite.
I can't pick just one, but mostly anything country/coffee house/classic.
11. What is your guilty pleasure?
Watching whatever show I'm currently addicted to on Netflix while eating Nutella on bread.

Questions for my nominees
1. Did you have an imaginary friend growing up?
2. What is your favorite season? Why?
3. What is your favorite quote?
4. If you could shadow someone for a day, who would it be? (Can be living or dead)
5. Stilettos or sneakers?
6. Who is your favorite artist? Why?
7. What is your favorite piece by them?
8. Do you prefer to be working the camera or posing for it?
9. Do you think Facebook will ever become irrelevant?
10. What is the last thing you Googled?
11. Do you sing in the shower?

I tag...
My Life inTurquoise
Little Laura Loves
Moni's Beauty Box
Diary of a Disney Diva
Sparrow Nails
Paper Thin Nails

I had a really hard time finding blogs with under 200 followers! I tagged any of my followers who had their blog link in their google+ bio and two blogs that I follow :) Thanks again to Dagadelic!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

"By the Sea, Land, and Air we prosper."

This post is super rushed and super fast, I woke up late and realized I had nothing to post and no inlinks set up! So this manicure was done really hurried, I didn't want you guy's waiting any longer for the inlinks to be available.

I used:
Clair's Blue Nail Art Pen
NYC French Tip White
Revlon Posh
Maybelline Bold Gold

I was inspired by the cool design of their flag for this mani, my representation is kind of abstract though. Vancouver is actually the only city I've been to on the list, I drove through it on a Canada/Alaska road trip with my grandparents. I will be going to New York this summer though!

Again super sorry for the lateness! I'll have next week's on a scheduled posting so it's sure not to be late.