Monday, July 19, 2010

More van Gogh

I've always loved van Gogh. His paintings are just so beautiful and have such depth. Since I've already done his Starry Night piece, I decided to do his Wheat Field with Cypresses painting because I love the colors. I'm fairly pleased with how they turned out, especially the brightness of the colors. I'm hoping they'll last a while, too.. I can usually get a good five or six days out of a manicure with minimum to no chipping.

Also, I'm excited to be getting some new polishes thanks to a trade with fellow nail enthusiast Lynn. :) Atlantis! <3 Oh goodness I'm so excited. I'll admit, one of the main reasons I wanted CG's Atlantis was because of my love for Stargate Atlantis.. nerd power represent.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Mehndi nails

I love mehndi. I think it's an absolutely beautiful art form. Sadly, I'm really bad at trying to mimic it, but I did my best.. I probably should've used better contrasting colors, but I wanted it bright because my nails have been dark lately. So.. there you go.

I updated my trading post. I'm super tight on cash now because I'm going to Atlanta in September for my birthday.. no new pretties for me, for a while.

Polishes used:
OPI, Rumple's Wiggin'
Essie, Mint Candy Apple
Sally Hansen Complete Salon, Back to the Fuchsia
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, Mint Sprint
Sally Hansen Complete Salon, Fairy Teal
Sally Hansen Complete Salon, Yellow Kitty
Pure Ice, Wild Thing
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, Blue Blast

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Gundam Wing

You know, I'm not ashamed of the fact that I enjoy certain anime. And Gundam Wing? One of my all-time favorites. It reminds me of being a kid and hanging out with my friends, watching it after school in their basement sharing a big-ass pizza. I met a lot of cool people through this show, and I'm sick of everyone automatically bashing people who watch anime. If it's still cool and hip to watch and enjoy shows like Rocko's Modern Life and Rugrats and Spongebob, why can't I be allowed to enjoy the few anime series I watch? Okay, enough with the soapbox. I just really like how these turned out, especially Wing Zero and the feathers.

Polishes used:
Nicole by Opi, Loyalty to Royalty
Milani, Diamond Dazzle
OPI, Alpine Snow
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, Lightening
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri, Blazing Blue
Sally Hansen Complete Salon, Gray by Gray
Pure Ice, Wild Thing
Brown, red and black acrylic paint
Some franken polishes