Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Sorry for the lack of posts...

Hey guys. I justed wanted to check in with you guys and let you know why there has been a lack of posts in the past two weeks. May 15th, my new rabbit, Lucy, passed away. She was only 4 months old, and after discussion with the vet, we concluded that she must have been born with a parasite or some type of disease, especially since we took good care of her. Obviously, this was not easy to deal with.

Then, last week, I ended up sick with severe headaches and what I'm quite sure was the flu. I was off school for the whole week. And starting off this week, it has been tests and final projects. Also, yesterday was the one year anniversary of my guinea pig's death.

Just wanted to let you know so you don't think I'm abandoning the blog. I hope to have a design up for tomorrow.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Simplicity Is Key

I had a request from one of my long time followers, Izzie, to make some nail tutorials for nails fit for a wedding. I think the big thing when making nails for attending a wedding (or any party for that matter), is simplicity is key. When you're going out to an event, your nails become your accessory so I think going for something that is simple, but pretty, or cleanly executed is the best. So here you go Izzie, two tutorials for nails that are ready for a wedding.

Tutorial One

1. Start with a gradient french, or classic french manicure. I used a gradient french, since I am sort of over classic french manicures and find them boring. I used White On from Sally Hansen and French Rose from Rimmel, both of which I sponged on.

2. Taking your choice of colour of nail polish or acrylic paint, make a heart about midway through the nail, then drag the tip of the heart down to the tip of the nail.

3. Repeat step 2. until you have the desired amount of hearts you'd like.

Tutorial Two

1.Start with a gradient french, or classic french manicure.

2. Using a dotting tool, make five dots in the corner of your nail. Using a paintbrush, tooth pick or pen, drag out the dots to a point to create petals. I used black acrylic for this.

3. Finally, using a different colour, make a dot for the center of the flower. Also, make a dot between two petals and drag it to a point to create a leaf. Repeat for as many leafs as you would like. I used silver acrylic for this.

If you ask me, I like the hearts the best, but I love the flower too!

Hope you guys like these as well!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Do Not Cross

So it was supposed to be CSI week in my bio class (we basically apply our knowledge of genetics to solve a fake murder), but someone...*cough*... my teacher :p... messed up on the dates. Anyways, in honour of the supposed to be happening CSI week I painted my nails. Here's my Manicure Monday mani.

The base on my ring finger is Black Satin from Rimmel. The other nails have a base of White On from Sally Hansen. For the finger prints, I used Skyfall from OPI and literally put it on my fingers and pressed down on my nails. For the blood splatters, I diltued Skyfall with polish remover and splattered it on to my nails. Make sure if you splatter paint your nails you protect everything around you. I was painting this in shorts and my whole leg was covered in red splatters. :p Finally, for the police tape I use yellow acrylic and applied matte top coat on the black. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Day Tripper

On Friday I went on what I think will be my last ever high school trip. We went to the Metro Toronto Zoo (for biology). It was super fun, and of course I painted my nails for it.

I started with a base of White On from Sally Hansen, then painted on all the designs with acrylic. My pinkie is zebra print, my ring finger is a lion, middle finger is leopard print, pointer finger is giraffe and my thumb is a leaf. And here are a couple pictures from the zoo.

These are two of the white lions. When I was at the zoo in the fall, they were just cubs still.

And here's the Sumatran tiger.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mischief Managed

Hey guys! Sorry I missed posting on Monday, but I think this design was worth the wait. I've been planning it for a while, but I ran out of white polish and needed a new tiny paint brush. I finally got both (a new bottle of White On from Sally Hansen and an 18/0 brush from La Corneille that I bought at Michael's) and so I figured it was time for this design. But I must warn you, I solemnly swear that I am up to no good.

I started with a base of White On, then sponged on brown acrylic. After that, I painted different parts of the Marauder's Map from Harry Potter with dark brown acrylic. My right hand had similar designs, but a little simpler. It was a lot more foot prints, and a little less writing than my left hand had. 

So there you go. My Marauder's Map design is complete.
Mischief Managed.