Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I'm a liar! And two New Year's Eve designs for you...

Hello all! Yes, I am a liar. I said I would have a lot of holiday designs and I was going to be posting regularly again and whatnot, and it just didn't happen. Technically I did have several holiday designs, but I just never posted them. I'm still trying to decide if I want to post them or just wait until next year. It's been a hectic month. You know? Sometimes things just suck and it was one of those times for me, so I hope you're not too upset. I'm sorry that I'm failing, haha. But I hope that these two mani's make up for it! These would be great for a New Year's Eve party! :)

This is a super simple manicure - just black and silver textured polish! It's super chic and would be perfect for celebrating the new year. Here I've used two coats of OPI It's Frosty Outside on my thumb and ring finger, and three coats of OPI Emotions on my index, middle, and pinky fingers. 

And here's a slightly more complex design for those of you who like a little more out of your mani's - I'm wearing this design right now for my party/get-together tonight. (I apologize for the picture, I ended up taking the picture on my iPhone because I got fed up with the bad quality my camera was giving me.) On my thumb, middle, and pinky fingers I did two coats of Wet n' Wild Black Creme with a gold round stud on each. Then on my index, I painted two coats of OPI Louvre Me Louvre Me Not, which is one of my all time favorite OPIs. Such a great polish. And on my ring finger, I did two coats of Essie Good As Gold, with a coat of "So This Is Love" over it. "So This Is Love" is one of the custom polishes I made for my friends as their Christmas presents this year, so don't worry, there will be a full post about that polish coming up soon! Since you won't have that polish, a good substitute would be Orly Ridiculously Regal. And of course, you can always use gold polish and a dotter tool instead of studs.

Alrighty then! I hope you enjoyed the designs! And if I don't post again between now and 2014, I just want to say thank you so much for reading and sticking with me while I struggle through blogging, haha. I'm going to try a ton of new things in the new year, new things that I hope will allow me to post regularly and keep blogging fun instead of making it seem like a chore to me. I never wanted it to get that way, so hopefully the new things I'm going to try will spice it up and keep the nail art good for all of you as well. And I hope you all have an amazing New Year's Eve, and have an amazing time bringing in the new year. Thanks for reading, have a fantastic day, and happy painting! :)

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Hello! I promise I'm not gone yet! :)

Hi all! I know that I'm severely long-winded and I'm sure that it is exhausting to read my posts, so I'm gonna hurry. So basically I have not updated all month because of school work. Yes, I know it is an extremely common excuse, but it is nevertheless the excuse that I'm using. I have been overloaded on assignments (literature reviews and experimental psychology stuff yuuuuck) and then when the assignments were over, I had tests and finals (I technically still have one to take next week, but then it will be over and I'll be free to blog and watch Netflix).

So this is just an update post to let you know that I am not gone, and I have a million things to show you. A few things you can look forward to: I am just about finished with the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge (I know, it is taking me FOREVER to finish that stupid challenge and I'm beginning to wonder if it was a bad idea to take it on), I got some beautiful indie polishes for my birthday (my friend Payton gave me three polishes, but I have only had the chance to wear one of them, but I will swatch them for you all to enjoy!), AND. The mother of all news. For Christmas this year, I decided it would be a great (bad?) idea to make custom indie polishes for my friends! I'm not going to go into much detail here, but hopefully that sounds exciting. I can't technically show you the polishes until I give them to my friends (because they're always watching... allllwaaaaaays waaaatcccchhiiiiiiiiiinnnggggg), but I promise the posts will be informative and long-winded as always. And finally, it is the holiday season (not that I need to tell you that, you probably already know), so there will hopefully be lots of designs that are wintery and nice! I do celebrate Christmas, but I know that there are plenty of readers out there who do not, so I'm not planning on doing very many Christmas-centered designs. So just lots of generic holiday things, haha. But that is what you have to look forward to.

Again, I'm super sorry I've been MIA, but I'm back, and I'm back with a vengeance (not really). I'm going to get stuff done! And I think once I get all of my posts updated, I'm going to try to set up a schedule for myself to keep things like this from happening again.

I hope you have an amazing day, thanks for reading, and happy painting!