Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blue Tribal Fest!

People-I need your help!  Remember I told you I got me a new pet.  The prettiest Betta fish you've ever seen!  He's so happy, he's been making me bubble nests, which I read is a sign that he's happy and healthy. Yes he is a he-as with most of nature (except humans), the male is the prettier one of the two.  I am in love with my new baby.

But he needs a name, and I can't think of a good one.  Here are two pictures of him.  I need suggestions of names!



Isn't he gorgeous?  Blues, reds and purples!  I tried to take pictures to show you his bubble love, but they didn't come out.  Please help me name him!!!!

Now on to the mani at hand.  I'm still working on my freehand.  This mani came out pretty good, if I do say so myself.

Here is the silly bottle shot.


This is Colores de Carol Holo Blast, Liquid Sky Lacquer Shanel's Cyan, Picture Polish Cosmos and Bettina Mystic and Jeans Over Dyed.

I started with Shanel's and Mystic.

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This Shanel's is one gorgeous blue holo! Swoooooon worthy for sure.  Next I did some tape stripes, then freehanded the tribal stuff.

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I topped it off with the Holo Blast-might have covered up some of the detail-but overall, I think this came out pretty cool.  What do you think?

All right people-send me your Betta name suggestions!  I need help!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


Sunday, July 27, 2014

New Enchanted May 2014, July 2014

My Facebook group's challenge this past week was to use black and red.  Now there is a cool combination. However, I just got in my three new Enchanted Polish and wanted to use them at the same time.

SPOILER ALERT AHEAD!

Checkers will take her last pill today for her bladder infection.  She is doing good. I'm not sure I will torture her with the drive to the vet on Saturday.  But she has this weird sore on her nose, that I think popped up while on her antibiotics.  Kind of a weird thing to happen and logically, as a nurse, that doesn't make sense. What I do know is it hurts her when I try to look in her nose and I hear a change to the sound of her purring and breathing sometimes.  She seems ok though.  I may wait a bit and see if it clears up since she finished her meds.

I've been doing what the vet told me which is to get both cats on a canned food diet. Thought I was doing good until my other cat Sam decided to get serious diarrhea.  I totally think it is from the change in his diet as he is normally my good pooper and doesn't need the extra water for that.  I have taken that away from him and the websites I looked at said to try and get him to not eat for 12-24 hours.  I'll try for a long as I can, but he ain't gonna go that long.

Poor baby is so big and fat, he is getting his butt dirty and now my fear will be that he will get a bladder infection from having a dirty butt.  I've been going after him with baby wipes, but he's sore back there. Cross your fingers that I don't have to take him to the vet instead of Checkers.  Hopefully if he goes back to his normal diet, it'll be ok.

I also got a new toy to play with.  It's supposedly a self cleaning fish tank for a Betta fish.  Now I've told you I have a 30 gallon fish tank and love it, but I've always wanted a Betta.  I saw this infomercial one morning and just had to have it.  It finally arrived and now all I need is a fish!  It's called My Fun Fish and it looks to be very cool if it does what it says.

I'll take a picture and show you once it's all set up.

Here is your silly SPOILER ALERT bottle shot.


Damn that's a ton of polish!  This is Bettina Cloud and Sunkissed, Colors by Llarowe Black Gold and JoJo with the new Enchanted May 2014 and July 2014 and Colores de Carol Holo Blast.  May is orange, July is red.  June is purple but not in this post.

Which brings me to another pet peeve.  These are MYSTERY colors and I'm cool with that, but I hate how many people complain that they don't like the colors.  Well then don't buy them.  Plus you have those that just don't want to have the surprise of the colors ruined for them by people posting them like I have here. Well don't read my blog then as I have stated spoiler alerts.

But how long do I have to wait before I can just freely post them???????

I started with Cloud and Sunkissed with Holo Blast.

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Next I couldn't decide what to do as I had just spent a ton of time doing the mani for my twinsie post.  So I did random stripes and flowers.

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I am in love with May 2014! Such an awesome orange! I kind of like how this turned out, however random and disjointed it is!

How do you feel about these monthly mystery colors from Enchanted?

Until next time people. Any thoughts out there?


Friday, July 25, 2014

My first Twinsie with the awesome JudyRox

I've told you how I have become enamored with Instagram.  Well they do these things called twinsie posts where two of you create the same mani and show it off.  Well my favorite person on IG is @judyrox.  She is amazing and has 26K followers to my sad 1592 or so.  I asked her one day that when I become worthy of her, I would like to do twinsies with her.

Well she is so amazing she said I was worthy now.  HAHA.  A little white lie never hurts! So we came up with a design that I thought I could recreate.  Here is what the design was based on.



We planned on doing the chest area part.  Then I started to panic.  I can't freehand and this is way too much to tape out.  I tried to draw this on paper the size of my nail and it was not good.  So I freaked to Judy and she simplified it to this.


This is upside down, as the stripes were to be a double french. We also decided to use purple instead of pink.  Oh and get this! I actually have some free edge and length to my nails.  Please don't kick me out of the Nub Club yet, as I need to file them down a bit.

Here is your silly bottle shot.


This is Orly Wild Wisteria, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and Rescue Beauty Lounge Purple Haze.

We had agreed to white on the two middle nails and the plain nails to be dark purple.

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Yup, I have nails!  I'm not sure I like them shaped this way, but I needed the length for this twinsie post!

I then taped like a mad woman, f'd it up, got frustrated, redid the middle nail-I'm talking the white and everything-you know I NEVER do that, got it to where I was ok with the finished mani, went to top coat and guess what????  My damn Seche SMEARED it. You bet I was a cursing fool at that moment.  I mean JudyRox's manis are clean and gorgeous and no mistakes.  I couldn't post a fail next to hers! So I went back with a tiny brush and re did and cleaned up and re top coated.

Here is my part of it.

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I think I did pretty good considering.  I haven't see Judy's yet, she will be sending me hers later and I'll edit this to add hers.  I just hope it's not exponentially better than mine-but I know her and her manis are amazing.  Just you wait and see.  But I keep trying!

**EDIT** Here is JudyRox's mani.


FYI-she uses acrylic paint and FREEHANDS this.  Do you see how perfect her lines are?  Not one mistake.  This is why she is amazing and my inspiration!  Here are the two together.


Obviously, mine is not perfect, but overall, I'm proud of myself for doing this.  It was really hard and time consuming.  I think I did pretty good.  I will do this again!

Please check out @judyrox on Instagram.  She is amazing! I also want to say thank you to her for being so nice and doing this mani with me!  She is in Spain people!  I just love this nail community!

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?


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