Wednesday, June 29, 2011

From the Vault: Wet n' Wild Teal of Fortune

Hello-ello! Here's a quick little manicure from the vault using Wet n' Wild Teal of Fortune that's been called a dupe of Zoya Charla/OPI Catch Me in Your Net. I meant to post this a while ago, but it somehow slipped my mind! Here it is at two coats with base and top coat of Borghese Brilliante. The first and third pics are most color accurate.

Indoors. Ooooh sparkly! Plus bling!


Indoors. This is with three day tipwear. Still pretty good!

That's about it for me for now, ladies! Till next time... Happy painting!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Introducing Reddit Laqueristas and Swaps

I have heard a bit about MUA makeup forums and everything, and recently I've gotten into Reddit and found the group RedditLaqueristas (a little misspelling on the group name) that seems like another great way to share manicures, nail art, and tips. It's a great little community right now that has some great manicures and nail art ideas.

Logo by ColourinCrrp!

RedditLaqueristas have Friday posts for everyone to get together and show off their nails of the week (NOTW), although I know some of you may do your nails often enough to have a manicure for every day of the week to post! They also occasionally have theme weeks, and have everyone show off their own version of the week's theme.

There is also a swap group for those interested in polish swaps.

I just thought this would be a fun thing to share. I hope you can join us over at RedditLaqueristas! Happy painting!

Stylish Blogger Award!

Good news, everyone! (Prof Farnsworth voice, I love Futurama!) I got a Stylish Blogger Award from Wacky Laki!

The Rules
Thank and link back to the person who sent you the award.
Share seven things about yourself.
Spread the love. Award recently discovered bloggers.
Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.

Yay for awards! Thanks you so much, Wacky Laki! On to the seven things about me!

1. My favorite color is purple, if you couldn't tell already by the plethora of purple manis I do. I also (tried) to dye my hair purple once, but it pretty much just tinted it purple. Still fun though!
2. I would absolutely love to get into polymer clay crafting. It's like Play-Doh for adults! I've made a few good devils and Loch Ness monsters in my day.
3. I have a Bachelor's degree in biology, and I went to Cornell University for the summer of 2010 to do a physics research project. I am currently working on my application to medical school (that's why my posts have been lacking recently: MCAT and AMCAS).
4. I love cooking, but I'd say I love making desserts the most. Truffles are my specialty. Oreo cookie balls and red velvet cake balls. Nom!
5. I took a theater makeup and mask design class my last semester at college. I have quite a few pictures of my makeup work on my Deviant Art profile. Here's my work based on Hokusai's The Great Wave:

And one of my other favorites: disaster makeup mimicking acid burns from a chem lab explosion. Fun!

6. I've recently become addicted to Doctor Who. After my boyfriend introduced me to it, I probably devoured the first five series in a month or so. I can't wait for the second half of this series!
7. And, because I can't really think of anything else at the moment... I love Red Lobster's garlic-cheese biscuits! I'm making some right now! Om nom nom!

And now for passing the award on to some wonderful bloggers! I have only found these blogs recently, and I would like to share them with you all as well!

Nails and Noms
Tough as Nails and Twice as Pretty
Gettin' Girlie
Lambchop Mobile
Midnight Manicures
My Own Kind of Girly