Saturday, September 1, 2012

Week 35: Off to College (Final Post)

This comming monday I leave for my freshman year at College! I'm very excited but also very sad because it means that I will most likely have no time for blogging. I have decided to make this my last post; perhaps if I have time I will do a few manicures while on break. For my final manicure I did my nails in my College colors: Blue and Yellow, but instead of being really obvious (writing the name of my college or drawing the mascot) I decided to take the classy apporach and simply use the colors. I used a royal blue as the basecoat and did two diagonal lines of yellow on top. I think no matter what the colors are this always looks nice.Thank you so much for reading, wish me luck! :)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Week 34: Splatter Paint (Artstreet)

This weekend is Artstreet, an annual Green Bay "fair" featuring over 200 local artists, musicians, and plenty of crab rangoon and funnel cake. Artstreet is one of my favorite things about the summer even though I know it means that summer is comming to an end.  For my homage to Artstreet I splatter-painted my nails as many artstreet posters are wont ot do. First I put on a white base coat and then I wrote Artstreet and scribbled on top in orange, pink and yellow.

 My right pinkie was left over so I painted it black and splatter painted it for something a little different. Unfortunately I was unable to go to Artstreet today but I plan to go tomorrow and enjoy everything it has to offer.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Week 33: Stop the Violence

Today I attended a concert held in honor of my friend Jesse. This concert was organized to raise money for Jesse who was jumped earlier in the summer and ended up in the emergency room. Jesse had been badly hurt and had to have his jaw wired shut for two weeks. He is now much better but the hospital bills were astronomical so the concert was a fun way for everyone to chip in and help him out. The concert was entitled Stop the Violence and featured many local musicians. So this is my tribute to Jesse. Glad you're okay man.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Week 32: Beaches

I guess I'm still in vacation mode because this week's manicure features a sunset beach scene.

Salt and Nailpolish aka sand
To create the sand I mixed a tan polish with a coppery polish and some salt I used the flat end of an orange stick to mix and apply the "sand."I created the water by mixing a dark blue with a sheer,sparkly green and applied it with a sponge (the tip of an eyeshadow applicator.) To make the sunset I started with a sheer purple base then mixed a metalic mauve and yellow and applied it with a sponge on top and then in the center I added an extra dab of yellow with the other side of the sponge - still an eyeshadow applicator. The manicure turned out pretty good considering I did my nails in the light from my bedside lamp and couldn't really see what I was doing, but I guess that's why it's good to use a sponge it makes all smudging and mixing look intentional.
I used every single one of these supplies! And yes that is a graduation themed paper plate

Friday, August 10, 2012

Week 31: Vacay!

I'm super duper late; but it's all for a good reason. I was out of town this past week on vacation! It made me realize that we all NEED vacations because not only are they good for your mind and soul, but they are also good for your nails! My nails have not looked this healthy in months.
They are long, a helathy white-ish color and nearly breakage free. I felt that it was appropriate to shoot them in nature because my nails are au natural (well, almost, I do have a clear coat on.) Okay, I'll post again tomorrow only with an actual manicure.

A picture form my vacation (School House Beach, Washington Island)

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Week 30: Olympics

I actually missed the opening ceremony but I figured this made up for it.

From left pinky to right pinky: Silver Medal, American Flag (because I have to cheer for my country,) 2012 Olympic Logo, Bronze Medal, Olympic Logo, Olympic Logo (not a typo, both thumbs are sporting the olympic signia,) Gold medal, British Flag (london is hosting,) Olympic Torch, Gatorade Logo (because all athletes need gatorade.)

Ciao, I've got some gymastics to watch.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Week 29: Jail Break

This week's manicure admittedly looks very Halloween, but if you look closer you'll realize that my nails have been incarcerated. My thumbs are being strangled with barbed wire;black with a design in grey, my pointers are wearing some striped pajamas; white with black stripes(horizontal,)  both middle fingers are stuck behind bars; black with grey stripes(vert,) my ring fingers are sporting the classic orange jumpsuit; orange with black numbers, and finally my pinky nails are weighed down by handcuffs; black with grey design. I'm not really sure what inspired this week's manicure but it just popped into my head one day "hey it would be really cool to do a barbed wire design" and just evolved from there. maybe I've been watching too many cop shows and murder mysteries. So... opinions! Three months too early or is jail cool year-round? Gotta go watch some Rookie Blue.