Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Blogger just isn't for me

Hi everyone! Sorry for not posting lately, I kind of abandoned this blog out of no where. I've just realized that running a tumblr and a "real' blog is too much for me and I'm just gonna stick with Tumblr.
If you want to keep up with my nails you can find me on Tumblr, Facebook, and Pinterest :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Let's Go to the Beach!

These were done as an entry for Daring Digit’s Beach Day nail art contest. I'm posting these on here kind of after the fact, but I won third place! I never win anything so it made my day when I found out!  My ideas for what I would do changed about a hundred times, but I’m pretty happy with how they turned out. :) I think the umbrella nail is kind of awkward color-wise but I really love all of my other nails, especially the starfish! The starfish were really easy too, I just used my favorite tiny paintbrush to make the arms, making sure to start at the middle so the tips would be thinner.
Fun Fact: My boyfriend thought the bikini was a smiley face made out of bananas before he expanded the picture.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Metametics The Rainbow Guard

Metametics The Rainbow Guard
This is two coats of The Rainbow Guard over two coats of Kleancolor Neon Aqua. I’m a huge fan of how rainbow glitter looks over a blue base (surprise surprise). The Rainbow Guard has a hex glitter in all shapes and colors, and it also has bar glitter and silver square glitter. I know there are a plethora of rainbow glitter polishes out there but this one is still very pretty nonetheless, and I like the addition of bar and square glitter (which sadly only made it onto the side of my thumb that you can’t see and my right hand). I didn’t have to do any placement with this and two coats gave me just the right amount of glitter without feeling like I was globbing it on. :)
The Rainbow Guard is also part of a set of polishes inspired by Game of Thrones, which I know absolutely nothing about, but I'm sure others that watch the show would enjoy the polishes! I know I was super excited for Avatar the Last Airbender and My Little Pony polishes because I really love those shows. :)
The Rainbow Guard is not currently for sale but it will be in the future. If you have any questions regarding her polish you can find Metametics on FacebookTumblr, and of course Etsy
This polish was sent to me for review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Metametics Airbender

Today I'm showing you Metametics Airbender and I would be lying if I said I kept a completely straight face when opening up the package that had this polish in it. I was like a little kid at Christmas!

Blue glitter! I’m in love! Airbender is part of a set of four polishes inspired by Avatar the Last Airbender, one polish for each element. I think the timing of receiving this polish was perfect because I just finished watching the series! (Confession, I may have watched all three seasons in less than a week…)
Airbender is a blue based polish with small and medium glitter in both white and blue. My middle and pinky fingers have two thick coats and my thumb and index finger have three thinner coats. At first I thought I may have to dig a bit for glitter, but that turned out not to be the case at all! I also didn’t have to do too much fussing with the glitter to get it placed where I wanted, which is always a plus. :) I wouldn’t really say that the base is a jelly, it’s more like a sheer creme, but you still get the depth of glitter under the layers of polish.
On my ring finger I did the arrow tattoo that the Airbenders have. 
How about some bottle shots?

Reviews for The Rainbow Guard and Water Tribe will be coming up soon. :)
Airbender can be purchased here in mini ($4) and full ($10) sizes. 

This product was provided to me for review. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Matte Glitter Gradient

Blue + Glitter = my weakness. I ordered China Glaze Dorothy Who? somewhat on a whim, and I am so glad that I did! It’s a blue jelly filled with blue and silver glitter, and it’s just so pretty! There is one coat on my thumb and ring finger over two coats of Zoya Petra, so I can’t say how many coats it would take before there was no visible nail line, but my guess would be not too many. On my other fingers is a matte glitter gradient with Dorothy Who? and Petra. 

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Glitter and Patterns

I've already raved about Pretty and Polished Valentino before, but for whatever reason I haven't used it since I got it! Well.. the reason could be because I only bought a mini and I never want to run out! So I've decided if I'm gonna use my indies I have to at least do some sort of nail art with them!
On my right hand I made stripes using striping tape and on my left I did polka dots! For the polka dots I just used a bobby pin an acrylic paint.
Overall I think that using black and white glitter over a black and white design just gives a really cool look and I really love these. :)

Human Nails

So someone that I've recently become (slightly) obsessed with is Tyler Oakley. He has an amazing YouTube channel and I also love his tumblr. He has a line of t-shirts and posters on District Lines which I think are really awesome and so I used them as an inspiration for nail art!
The Inspiration

I'm really happy with how these turned out! I like that everything else is faint except for 'human', which is nice and bold. :) For these I used the newspaper technique. What you do is take something with print on it (usually newspaper, hence the name), cut it into smallish pieces, then dip it in alcohol (I use rubbing, but some will just use vodka) then place it on your nail and apply pressure. When you peel it off the ink should have transferred to your nail. Some may say to just dip your nail into the alcohol. I actually find that doing both gets the best results.

A lot of people have asked me how I got the words to not be backwards, and all you have to do is reverse the text before your print it out. :) So if you want to do something like this for yourself make sure you either have an image or you have your text done as word art!