Sunday, July 16, 2017

Moving Day

Yes, you read that title right; it's moving day, but not for me physically, but rather, for this blog. The thing is, nail art blogging and I... well, we've had a rocky relationship for years — about 5 to be exact. The thing is, I really want to keep blogging, so I've decided to reinvest in blogging by making the biggest gesture of commitment I can think of... I bought a web domain. Yup. I'm serious about blogging this time. So goodbye Starfish On The Beach and hello BLACK RABBIT.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Holy (Guaca)Moly

I, like pretty much everyone in the world in the past year or so, LOVE avocados. Seriously, they're delicious, and wonderful, and I could really go for some right now... Maybe some avocado toast... Okay, I'm getting off topic, but basically I love avocados so much, I had to paint some on my nails. These were inspired by Girl Next Door on Instagram.

The glittery base for these babies was Goldeneye from OPI. I then painted the lil' avocado halves and slices using a mix of L.O.L. from Essence, and Sassy from Revlon. I added in the details using brown, white, black, and pink acrylic.

Le close up.

So what about you guys? Are you part of the avocado lovers? Or do you hate them? Let me know in the comments below!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Morning Report

So some cool dudes from The Hammer released a new album today. I did some nail art.

To paint the Arkells new album, Morning Report, I started with a base of Sure Thing from Revlon. I then lightly dry brushed on a mix of Dreamer from Revlon, Sea Spray from China Glaze, and Sky Blue from Barry M. I finished it off by drawing the face and detailing it using blue, white, a light flesh tone, and black acrylic.

More on these nails later!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Chuck Hughes

Chuck Hughes... AKA my favourite chef EVER. I've met him 3 years in a row, with last August being that third time. He's always a super cool guy, and so last year, I decided to paint some nails for our meeting.

So Chuck is a big fan of lobsters, and has a tattoo of one, as well as a sugar skull. His restaurants are in Montreal, so I added in the Montreal Canadiens logo, as well as checkered nails (Vans) and his autograph.

The checkered nails started with a base of Sure Thing from Revlon. I then used a black striper to make the checkered pattern, cleaning up any mistakes with white acrylic. The Chuck nail and the Montreal Canadiens nails both started with a base of Black Taxi from Nails Inc. I painted on Chuck with white acrylic, and the Canadiens logo using blue, red, and white acrylic. The sugar skull nails were a base of Revlon Red from Revlon, and I painted the skulls using black, white, and red acrylic. The lobster nails, as well as my thumb (the CNE logo) were a base of Sure Thing. I then painted the lobsters using red, black, and white acrylic. Finally, I painted the CNE logo on my thumb with purple, green, yellow, pink, red, and white acrylic.

Some lobsters close up.

Chuck was pretty impressed, and I ended up holding up the line up to meet him due to him checking out my nails.

This might be the first year I don't meet Chuck in 3 years, and I'm pretty sad, but here's to hopefully meeting him next year again!

Work Shoes

And by Work Shoes, I mean the new USS song. USS aka Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker (say that 5 times fast) is another band that I've spent the past three years trying to see, but for some reason, have never been able to. So, call it good luck, good planning, or whatever, but I managed to see them play a Sugar Beach session last week. And it was epic. By now, I'm sure you know what this meant: I painted some nail art.

The base was Liquid Leather from China Glaze. I then painted the USS logo using black and white acrylic.

I ended up meeting the guys, and they posted (and then also reposted) my nails on Twitter a couple times, which you can see here, et ici

See you guys soon!

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Birth of The Coffin Nails

The end of August was the birth of my coffin nails. Like I mentioned in an earlier post, they only lasted about two months, but they were fun while I had them. But it just reached a point where I missed my claws, so I pulled out my trusty nail file and filed 'em back to an almond/stiletto shape. That being said, I definitely documented them while they were coffin shaped, especially at the end of August, since I had done some rad henna on myself.

I'm rocking Sure Thing from Revlon in these pictures, with brown henna. Friendly reminder not to use black henna, as that stuff can seriously hurt you.

And a tired faced me showing off my henna and coffin nails as I prepare to move out for school.

So what do you guys think? Coffin nails or almond nails? Let me know!

Billy Talent

So the Louder Than The DJ video shoot was actually supposed to happen a few weeks before it did, so it was at this point that I made the brilliant decision (#sarcasm) to stay up until 3:30 in the morning painting Billy Talent's first four albums on my nails.

Here are all four nails. On my pinkie, I painted Billy Talent I starting with a base of Revlon Red from you guessed it, Revlon. I then painted the details using yellow and black acrylic. My ring finger was Billy Talent II with a base of Sure Thing from Revlon, followed by the details of the mouth breaking through using black, white, red, and yellow acrylic. On my middle finger, I started with a base of Liquid Leather from China Glaze for Billy Talent III. I then painted on the III using green acrylic, and added the birds and distressing using black, and white acrylic. Finally, my pointer finger was Dead Silence, painted over a base of Make Some Noise using Essie. I then painted on the shark and edge of the building using light blue, black, and white acrylic.

A close up of Billy Talent II, aka my favourite of their albums. Although all of their albums are FANTASTIC.

 And here's some closer shots of all four.

Hope you guys enjoy. And if there are any requests for nail art you'd like to see, let me know!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Louder Than The DJ

Soooooooo... last week I got to be in a Billy Talent music video for their new song Louder Than The DJ... I'm still kind of freaking out. I was one of 50 people chosen to be in the video in this tiny little bar in Toronto. It was seriously amazing. And of course, I had to have some nail art for it.

I painted the Louder Than The DJ art, starting with a base of Liquid Leather from China Glaze. I then painted in the details using black, white, and red acrylic.

Close up time.

As if the night wasn't good enough, the band also played us a concert, and I ended up meeting Jon and Aaron from the band! I've been a fan of Billy Talent since I was in elementary school, so this was kind of a dream come true!

Hope you guys enjoy,