Monday, January 27, 2014

#LLreinvention

I decided to join the Lacquer Legion's monthly challenge, and this month's theme was Reinvention. It took me a while to come up with an idea for this. After all, reinvention can be interpreted in many ways. After much thinking, I finally settled on this: Mermaid scale nails. So how exactly is this reinvention? Well, for 2014, I am reinventing myself as a mermaid. Okay, not actually possible, but still, it'd be cool if I could be a mermaid. I really love the beach and swimming. Unfortunately though, I have to come up for air quite often. And now for the nails.

I am warning you now. This post is filled with MANY photos. I've never really done a holo manicure, so photographing it turned into a fun challenge. Also, some of these photos were included only because the sun shining makes me think of summer. :p On my pinkie and pointer finger, I used two coats of Frostbite from China Glaze, then one coat of Deviantly Daring from China Glaze. On my middle finger and thumb I did a gradient of both colours, and my ring finger is painted with Frostbite. I topped all my nails off with Luxe and Lush from China Glaze, then drew on the scales with my calligraphy pen and India ink.


The next several photos were taken underwater to bring out the different colours in the polishes.



Of course I had to bring out some shells and coral for the mermaid scale nails.








These have to be my favourite photos, just because of the sun shining. They make me think of summer and being at the beach. 





I hope you guys enjoy! And hopefully, the summer sun will be here soon!


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

So It Goes...

Oh yes. That time has come again: concert nail time. After going to 8 concerts last year, I figured I needed to step up my concert game this year :p, and go to even more. So why not start early?! Anyways, I went to see Hollerado; who is one of my favourite bands Sunday night. They're kind of an Indie Rock band. It was below 0°C, but the band rocked. It was a small concert, so I got to meet the band too! They're super cool, chill guys. And of course, I did my nails. Then on Monday night, I went to see Hollerado again. I met them (again), and this time got to show them my nails. Their singer, Menno was really excited by them. I think the coolest part though, was that their bassist, Dean, remembered me.

*So Menno, the band's singer, took a photo of my nails. He told me they were going on the internet. He didn't lie. Here they are on Hollerado's Instagram.*


My nails are based on Hollerado's albums. My pinkie, pointer finger and thumb on my left hand, as well as my pinkie and pointer finger on my right hand are inspired by their album Record In A Bag. My middle fingers are inspired by their album White Paint, and my ring finger on my left hand is their logo. All of the Record In A Bag nails were done with a base of White Away by Sally Hansen, a calligraphy pen, India ink and acrylic paint. The logo was a base of Black Satin from Rimmel, and acrylic. The White Paint nails were a base of Black Satin, with Gypsy Queen by Misa, Wocka Wocka by OPI, Art Nouv-Yellow by Finger Paints, High Line Green by NYC, Surfs Up by Sally Girl, Let's Get Lost by Essence, Frostbite by China Glaze, and Tomorrow Never Dies by OPI to get the stained glass look. On my left hand, I painted over the "stained glass" with white acrylic for the effect on the CD.


Signed by Menno (sadly, slightly smudged), Nixon and Dean. I never seemed to be able to find Jake, the drummer...



This one was only signed by Dean, but I love the extra "Stay Warm". It really was freezing the other night.









Prepare to be bombarded with concert photos.











Here's me with Menno. I got photos with the other guys too, but they're with my friend as well, so I didn't want to plaster them all over the internet.


As I always say after a concert, go check this band out!!!!


P.S. Do you guys remember my Ghost Town manicure? Well, after showing the guys from Ghost Town my nails, they did a live vlog on YouNow, and I was mentioned. Check it out here! Start watching at about 24:30 until about 25:15. 



Friday, January 10, 2014

Mickey Mouse! Again...

Yes, it is almost 2 in the morning and I'm blogging, but I have to work tomorrow and I need to post this to keep my promise to blog more. :) And you read that title right. This is another Mickey Mouse manicure, but hey, you should be used to it by now. Besides, I'll have another manicure up this weekend. A non-Mickey Mouse one.


Super quick manicure. The base is White Away from Sally Hansen, and then I drew on Mickey (it's based on a sketch by Walt Disney) in India ink with my calligraphy pen.

Hope you enjoy, and I'll talk to you guys soon!



Thursday, January 9, 2014

Hey! It's 2014!!

So you guys are probably sitting there right now, being like, "Wow Christina, it's been a week of 2014 and nothing." I know, I know. Last year was HORRIBLE for blogging, and I really regret that. It was a hectic and stressful year, with graduation, and of course trying to (and still trying to) figure out what I am doing with my life. I mean university is a big decision, but that's beside the point. The point is nail art. Nail art is what's important on this blog. I've been taking this past week to prepare some nail art so I can post more often. Also, I've been working on coming up with more ideas. I think I'm going to be bringing back Mani Monday, because that seemed to keep me on track. I also want to start up Mini Masterpieces, as well as a monthly Mickey Mouse or Disney manicure. Plus, I'm going to be trying out Chalkboard Nails Lacquer Legion challenge. So with that, here's my first mani, and post of 2014. Get ready guys, 2014 will be amazing.


It was just as quick half-moon mani. The base is White Away (gel) from Sally Hansen and the dark colour (it's a really dark green), is Khlo√© Had a Little Lam-Lam from Nicole By OPI. 


I hope you guys enjoy and I'll be back tomorrow with another manicure!



Monday, January 6, 2014

Shop

Hey guys! I've got some prints, bags, shirts, etc. for sale on Society 6. You guys can check it out at this link, and get free shipping for a little bit.