Showing posts with label Pearls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pearls. Show all posts

Friday, April 1, 2011

Meet My Minion

Happy Friday everyone!


Despicable Me is by far one of my favorite Disney movies recently. It's just such a cute movie and being a parent...well it holds a special meaning because for all of us that have children...well we know just how much they can change our lives. Bella has this movie on constant rotation and I love sitting down and watching it with her. We call her our minion sometimes...which inspired today's mani.

Everyone....meet Stewart, my minion for the day:


Earlier in the week I mentioned I had a failed attempt at doing a mani, this is it. My problem was I was trying to tape off his suspenders. I started off the same way and STILL I failed. So again, I was about to give up. I gave it one last shot, this time freehanding the design and I must say I like how it came out. I have a bit of OCD and usually not having straight lines (this is why I rarely do tape manis) would really have bothered me. But...it's clothing, right? It can't be perfect (._.) For the base I used China Glaze Blue Paradise. I got this by pure mistake (or was duped into it actually). I went to Sally's the other day and I saw a semi-full Tronica display. I didn't bother to look at the labels because I assumed that they were all Tronicas (I was in a rush). When I got home, I saw this one is obviously NOT a holo, and was going to swap it out, but I actually really like this color. It does make me mad when Sally SA's do this though..if you don't have it...take the display out!! UGH! It does make a good "denim" color though :) Here is a closeup of him:


The base for Stewart is OPI The "It" Color. I used the dotting tool that has the really thin striping brush on the other side for all my lines. It's a perfect width to make thin lines, yet it's not too long. I've tried using the striping brushes with the really long bristels, and it's a total FAIL every time. The np rolls down the bristles in one big glob :( His eyeball and mouth were done with OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys. Mmmm...brown jelly :D I used those really big pearls from the wheel I said I would never use for his eyeball and dotted the silver with SH Celeb City. The black is all WnW Black Creme.



I could watch this movie over and over....ahhh to be a kid again! What's your favorite kid movie?

Happy Friday everyone :)




Monday, March 28, 2011

A French Affair Indeed

I had been waiting forever for my stuff from BornPretty to come in. It finally did! I'm pretty excited to try it all out. Bella beat me to it though. I got a set of dotting tools and while I was getting dinner ready she used one of the dotters to pry out half the buttons from my remote. So that remote is totally destroyed. I was FUMING...but it's my fault for leaving them there. Why do kids do these things!?! She knew she was in big trouble so she promptly put herself to bed right after dinner.


I had a pretty crazy weekend. My BFFs came over for a girls night in on Saturday. Long story short....I ended up with like 4 chipped nails. Even more filing down :( I knew I wanted to do a girlie color next, so I went with French Affair.

Had it not been about 9 PM, the application would have been way better. This is 3 coats. I'm actually not too crazy about this on me. Not because I don't like the color....I just don't like how dark my hands (as compared to the rest of my body...they're way darker) are :( Anywho, I wanted to do something really girlie for this.

Here is a close-up of the stones and pearls from BornPretty (click here to visit their store). Aren't they super cute? (I'm not too sure about those giant beads though)

Here is my girly French mani...

For this mani I used the third ones on the left from the cover (index finger). As usual I used Konad Black. It's starting to dry up. Do you guys know if I can apply thinner to these? M59 on the thumb. I LOVE this plate. It has this bow and another polkadot one. This is the one with the snowflakes. M79 on the index and ring. I am really hating my index finger right now. It's not square, oval, or squoval. It's just lopsided :( I tried to hide it as best I could, can you tell? LOL! I'm not really sure what else to do with these pearls...what do you ladies think? Thanks for reading and......


Kirstie Alley FTW! (Yes, I'm watching DWTS)