3.30.2011

French Tip

I decided to do a simple mani the other day, but of course I had to jazz it up a bit.

This is Confetti - Glass Slipper for the base coat, NYC - French White Tip with Sally Hansen Diamond Strength - Diamonds over it.

Please ignore the condition of the mani, this was day 3 right before I removed the polish -- I kept forgetting to take pictures!





--bd

3.17.2011

Happy St Patty's Day!

I can't believe it's been a year since I posted my search for the pot o' gold. My mani for last year's St Patrick's Day is featured here.

I went with the same sort of theme (hey, I spent a lot of time searching for this stuff last year!) but I did a spin on it. For the tips, I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Going Green, NYC - Love Letters (French Manicure) [of course], with Nicole by OPI - Honey-Dew You Love Me?, and NYC - White Lights Glitter for added glitter. Also, this year I used Konad to apply my french tips, so it's not as gloopy and uneven as it was previously.

Each heart on my pointer - pinky fingers is in a different direction to show the sides of a four-leaf clover, then my thumb has four together to make a clove, with a green rhinestone in the middle. I really love it. I just wish that Love Letters wouldn't dry weird by my cuticle and then chips off. I'm still learning the ropes on that one.


Flash -- before the enhancements.


Sunlight.


Sunlight again.


Shade.


Close-up of the thumb detail.


That's all for today! Hope everyone is having a fun and safe St Patty's Day!!

--bd

3.15.2011

NOTD

Hey guys... here's GOOD pictures!! =) (Thank you, Cheeto!) So here's my NOTD for today... It's NYC - Cashmere Creme with NYC - Scandalous Blue Glitter over it. Then, for the tip it's China Glaze - Frostbite with China Glaze - Dorothy Who? over it. I know that there are some imperfections -- I'm still learning to Konad, but I'm actually pretty proud of how it turned out since this is only the second time I've ever Konaded with the french tip one.


Sunlight


Shade


--bd

3.14.2011

5 months!

It's almost five months to the day since I last posted *gasp*. For a couple of months after I stopped blogging I was working two jobs -- about 14 hours a day. Once I got down to one job, I tried to catch up for lost time. I finally got a new computer (hurrah! hurrah!) and Cheeto was kind enough to pass on her old camera to me until I get a new one... so another HURRAH for that! I look over my old pictures and stuff and am super embarrassed to look at them!! I'm just going to have to reswatch everything... sigh.

Currently, P isn't working so I can't really swatch as it gives her a migrane and I can't do that do her. =( I have been doing some NOTDs so maybe I'll start posting them until I get a chance to reswatch.

ALSO I'm pretty bummed that I finally signed on and all of my blogs that I'm following have been REMOVED!!!! *shakes fist*

See you soon! *mwah*

--bd

**EDIT:** I'm excited to say that when I went back to my homepage, everyone was back! Yay! I take back my fist shaking, blogger. < 3