Monday, October 29, 2012

Let's Start a Revvvolution!

I did not have a lot of time to do my nails this weekend. I had a bunch of grading and planning to I, for my craft project, spent my free time making tactile materials on tissues for my blind student. I have never had a blind or visually impaired student this is new for me. Since science is hung on observations, many of them visual, I wanted this student to have materials to help with understanding. Good news is...they worked really well, and the student was able to read the make-shift dried glue braille that I put on the cards. Plus, I'm pretty sure I've memorized the majority of the braille alphabet lol. 

Anywho...back to nail art: I recently purchased my first color club polish. It is a color that I had seen on some other blogs and youtube videos...and I wanted to try it. The color is "Revvvolution," and it is a gunmetal/charcoal gray holographic polish. It applied beautifully, and the thing that set it apart from the other brands I own is that I only had to apply one coat! Now, that being said, I am not sure if this is exclusive to this color or if it is a characteristic of all color club polishes across the board. As I said before, this is my first polish from this brand. We shall see...

 You may notice my nails are a bit shorter...I had a crack in one of my nails that I was tired of patching. Plus...they had gotten long enough that I had to alter the way I type.

Keep in mind that this is only ONE coat!!! I'm pretty pumped...obviously lol.

You can see the holo best in this one...but it is better in the sunlight.

Friday, October 19, 2012

We're Off to See the Wizard

I LOVE THE WIZARD OF OZ!!! Awesome movie! Great music! Integral part of  my childhood! I saw this design from Chalkboard Nails and had to try it.

 (no flash)

I don't think it's as good as my inspiration, but I am really happy with how it turned out :) The colors are: "White on White" (China Glaze), "Dreamer" (Revlon), and "Ruby Slipper" (Avon). The lighter blue stripes are from a combination of the "White on White" and "Dreamer."....I need to watch this movie again. lol

(with flash)

Gator-ade Hater-ation, I live in FL, and even though I went to UCF, I have family and friends that are UF gator fans. I am not, and it kind of annoys me when people who graduated from another FL university rep UF instead of having pride in their own school...fair-weather that I have gotten that out of my system lol.....

I have a co-worker/friend who graduated from UF, goes to a lot of games, and owns crap-tons of gators memorabilia....everything from the shirt and visor to a watch and cup....not for me, but I can respect that. She was going up for the UF/SC game this weekend, and I offered to do her nails yesterday. She really liked my breakfast at tiffany's design (previous post), and wanted the same but with gator colors (orange and blue).

The blue is "Ride the Waves" (China Glaze), the white is "White on White" (China Glaze), orange is "Riveting" (China Glaze), and silver is "Starry Sky" (Avon).

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

...and I said, "What about Breakfast at Tiffany's?"

I got some new polishes recently, and one of them was "For Audrey" (China Glaze). It is a beautiful color inspired by the blue Tiffany's box, and named for the star of the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's." I was so excited about it that I had to use it in my next mani. This design was inspired by Prettyfulz's blue polka dot design.

The colors used were: "White on White" (China Glaze), "For Audrey" (China Glaze), "Starry Sky" (Avon), and "Black on Black" (Sinful Colors). I really like how this one came out! :)

 This one^ is without flash

This one^ is with flash

Friday, October 12, 2012

Bubble Gradient

So I've seen this design a few times, and really wanted to try it. The inspiration came from Chalkboard Nails' gradient dots design. The base is "Riveting" (China Glaze), the dark grey dots are done with "Stone Cold" (China Glaze), and the silver dots (only on accent nail) are "Starry Sky" (Avon). I think it came out great for my first time :)

(flash off)

(flash on-you can see the shimmer/glitter in the polish)

I am entertaining the thought of possibility of applying a matte may dial back the shimmer a bit. I'm not sure though...if you have a thought, let me know.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

My mother-in-law and a friend of mine, both of whom I love and respect, have been affected by breast cancer. Having them in my life has made me a better person. Here is the mani I did to kick off October, which is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Base (pink) is "i pink i'm in love" (Loreal), and the base on the accent nail is "i will" (Loreal). The pink ribbons were done with a mixture (equal parts of each) "i pink i'm in love" and "Candy-licious" (Wet n Wild).