Thursday, June 3, 2010

Spam. Because I'm Sick and Can't Be Bothered.

Ugh.  Hi everyone.  I'm very sick, and I've been sick for the past few days.  It sucks.  I feel very out-of-it and like I have no energy.  Which sucks cuz I've agreed to do a bunch of CPs for people and I haven't been feeling well enough to get out to the beauty supply place to do so.  :(  Boo.

So since I have no energy or imagination right now, I'm just going to show you some random NsOTD from the past week or two.  I know, I said I wasn't going to do this anymore, but I really don't care right now.  Deal with it  :p  Okay, sorry, that was bitchy.... did I mention I've barely been able to eat?  :(

Alright, forward ho! (heh)

First off, this was my "dare" mani from the MUA nail board.  My dare was "heavy metal".  Yes, I know this isn't the most imaginative interpretation, but I thought it looked "heavy metal".  Kind of.  This was OPI Suzi Skis In The Pyranees Suede, with China Glaze Millenium and 2030 for the chains.  I didn't use a topcoat.  Which is why this was starting to chip already by the time I took this pic  :p

Next, this is the beautiful, wonderful, gorgeous OPI Catch Me In Your Net (cough *Zoya Charla* cough).  I have the Zoya coming to me from the polish exchange, but I'm impatient, so when I saw the OPI Summer Flutter polishes at my beauty supply place I got all four, even though I knew this was a Charla dupe.  This polish is freakin' gorgeous.  Shimmery teal with blue and gold and green reflects.  So sparkly.  So mermaid-y.  Begs to be on your toes.  AAahhh!  But of course I'm never satifsied...

So an FKA it is!  I actually don't think this is that bad of a fail.  I actually kind of liked it.  Even though I smudged it a bit, cuz I suck.

This is OPI Fireflies.  Sorry for these pics - this polish bubbled on me and took a billion coats to show up as much as I'd like, so of course I smudged it.  I really wanted to show you a pic of it though, even though I probably shouldn't even be posting these cuz they're so horrible.  I apologize.  I fail at life.  I'm sorry.  This polish really is pretty, though - a pearly white-gold that flashes a very noticeable green.  The first pic is indoor, the second outdoor.  I found this at a dusty - a rare score for me :)  I never have any luck with dusties, until last week it seems...

This is the gorgeous OPI You Don't Know Jacques.  I think this is my favorite work-appropriate polish ever.  So chic and shiny.  But, you know me...

Yup, more konad.  I don't mind the way this one turned out, either - other than the fact that it's not straight and some parts of the pattern didn't transfer properly...  For me though, it's pretty good!  I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Blue Blast - I think this is a newer Insta-Dri.  It was in a display with a bunch of newer-looking ones that I'll show you in that haul post I've been meaning to put up...  Anyway, these Insta-Dris work AWESOME for konad - that's pretty much why I picked them up, cuz I can always use some pastels that'll work for konad :)

Next, this is Rescue Beauty Lounge Starfish Patrick - I lucked out and received my first three RBLs in a swap!  :)  I got this, Om and Coral.  Everyone always raves about RBL polishes and how well they apply, but to be honest, after I applied this I didn't see what all the fuss was about.  This was three coats.  Sure, it's nice and all, and I know it's a jelly, but even still, it was a bit too sheer. I dunno.  I thought I was in the mood for a nice shiny squishy peach jelly, but I grew bored with it really quickly.

I tried to jazz it up with two coats of China Glaze Golden Enchantment, and then thought I'd try out my China Glaze Solar Flare.  Well, as you can see, I painted one finger and then almost hurled.  Doesn't it look gross?!  ChG Solar Flare is a tricky polish - I think over the right polish it could be really cool, but wtf was I thinking layering it over this....  Golden Enchantment, on the other hand, was quite pretty - a gold holo glitter.  Fairy Dust's gold, less-dense sister.

And last, but not least, this is my first-ever attempt at a gradient mani.  I used NYX Voodoo as the base colour, then two of the Color Club Japanese glitters as the progressive colours - Sakura Glow in the middle and Firelight on the tips.  I didn't sponge or anything fancy like that (mainly because I have no idea how to do a sponge gradient - I've never looked up how :p), just applied the NYX and then brushed the other two on from the tips down, trying to thin out the colour as I got closer to the cuticle. 

Outdoor shot.  Try to ignore my blurry thumb.  I don't think it turned out that bad at all.  But then once again, of course, my eyes turned to my konad plates...

And this is what I ended up with.  Cute?  Ugly?  I'm undecided.  My boyfriend thought it looked stupid, but we all know how much his opinion counts when it comes to polish :p  I didn't end up wearing this for very long, though, so maybe his opinion affected me more than I thought...

I think it would've looked cuter with smaller flowers, but I couldn't find a plate that had them...  This is very girly, very feminine, and I usually don't do girly, feminine looks.  Maybe that's why my bf thought it looked stupid.  I'd like to do girly nails like this more often, though - it's super-cute and pretty.  It would probably look better if I'd done a sheer gradient using jellies or cremes rather than glitter polishes, but whatever, it was my first attempt.

And that's all I'm going to post for now.  I feel like I sound weird cuz I'm so groggy from meds still, and I don't want to read this later and think what a crackhead I sound like, so I'm gonna cut myself off right now  :p  I do have more to post, though - some swap haul (including the RBLs), a small haul I made downtown last week (including my first Del Sol and American Apparel polishes! yay!) and more swatches.  See you soon!

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