Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pink Wednesday: Freehand Swirls

I thought it would be cool to make some little swirls then add some strokes of green and ta-da!  Roses.  That didn't happen.  Instead, I just have some swirls. It's progress.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Plaid Mani

After I got home from my quest to find the other last bottle of Matte Me Crazy, I finished working on my plaid nails.  I'll definitely be more careful next time because these look sloppy.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Adventures in "Oh no You Di-int!"

Hey, guy, remember that mattifying topcoat I was so excited about?  The one that was the only one left at the store?

One of my nieces ruined it by adding nail polish to it.  None of them will admit to it, but the nail polish got put away immediately.  They were just wasting it applying and reapplying anyway.

I then hopped into my car and snagged the last bottle at a different store after having enough trouble finding the NYC display.  Next stop was the liquor store in the same plaza for blue raspberry vodka and tonic water.

At this point, I have one hand done up in plaid. Pictures tomorrow unless it gets messed up by then.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Another Day, Another Post

So I missed yesterday, though technically I did blog, twice even, just not on this blog. The following picture might give you and idea as to what that's all about.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Pink Wednesday: Now in Matte

I said I'd use that top coat for this post, didn't I?  And I did, with a (kind of?) glossy accent nail.  Without further ado...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Excuse the Tip Wear

I just happened upon the NYC Matte Me Crazy mattifying top coat in the store today, and I got so excited, I didn't even bother changing my polish before trying it out.  The mani I had on is this one with two coats of Pure Ice in Rio on top and no topcoat.

To best show this top coat off I have a picture of the original mani:

Monday, November 12, 2012

Casino Run

I did a casino run today with my mom.  It actually went pretty well at one point, then I had to quit while I was ahead, but I learned a few things I should keep in mind for next time.

  • Play the maximum number of lines.  Don't be a wimp.
  • Pay attention and don't accidentally play the maximum bet.  Oops.
  • Some machines just suck.  People don't play them for a reason.
  • Winning streaks are very, very fun.
That's about it for today.  I did decide to break up with a certain slot machine, but I think I'll give it another chance.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Just Another Day

Last night, I was thinking about making jewelry today and wondered why I haven't made any in so long when a friend's Facebook post reminded me: the last time I crocheted with wire, I screwed up my nails horribly.  But I figured I could use other methods today except...

... It's my grandmother's birthday and we went out.  It was fun despite the fact that we had to switch restaurants.  The one we originally were going to go to told us the wait would be an hour and a half and then two and a half hours.  The others we checked?  45 minutes to an hour.  By the time we got everyone together and chose a place then got there (not far-- just across the highway), our wait was down to 20 minutes. Great.

And just to you know, garden salad is better than Caesar.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Old Ebooks and Stuff

One of my favorite things to do is trawl through Project Gutenberg looking for things to read.  Plus, now that I have Kindle for PC, I actually download the things I find, which is great for me because I've now added a few references to my library including Bulfinch's Mythology (I still want a hard copy of it.  I'll get around to buying it someday) and some Latin grammar books. The highlighting feature of Kindle for PC has come in handy since there are so many prepositions and conjunctions I keep forgetting--and now I have an easy reference.

Among my little collection (that will probably grow far too big at some point), I also have a Portuguese reader--good for my language studies-- and some novels by people I've never heard of but had interesting tables of contents. I also took a look (if a look entails reading the entire thing) at Wool by Hugh Howey, the ebook that came with Kindle for PC (How many times do I have to type that?), and I really enjoyed it.  For those who want a snack (48 pages, I think) of post-apocalyptic fiction, you should give it a look.

Now it's time for me to go read a book with actual paper.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Another Sponge Gradient

I love sponge gradients.  I really do.  And this rather oceanic one pleases me.

 Again, Sally Girl Epic applies blue than in the bottle, though not quite as blue as the photo--at least not on my monitor. There's not much else to say other than my nails have pretty polish and of course, I'll tell you the colors used.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Slipping Already

I'm cheating and counting this post for the date I have on it since I haven't gone to bed yet.  There's not much to tell.  New pattern.  New mani (which will be posted today tomorrow).  I'll just leave anyone reading with this crappy photo:

Nuff said.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Pink Wednesday: Oops!

More fail nails abound, this Pink Wednesday.  I had them all done and was about to clean them up and take pictures when I had to go do something.  This, of course, led to smudging and... ugh, It was too late to try redoing them, so I just took the best photos I could of this stripe manicure, and I'll be taking the polish off.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The First Tuesday of November

It's that day, so this post should probably be about the election and who I voted for or somesuch, but I'm not going to tell you, so there. Just know that I voted; I think that's good enough.

I'd like to put a clip of the Election song from Weinerville on here, but I can't find one, so I'll put up the class president episode of Making Fiends.

Vote vote vote! Vote vote vote!  Unless you are a potted plant, cause potted plants don't vote.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Attempt #1

So I'm supposed to be doing this NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month) because I'm not feeling the novel writing thing this year. And look at me, posting late already.

Since I'm really not interesting enough to write about what I'm doing every day, a lot of these posts will be sharing/recommending things I like.  Today, I'm going with music.  Specifically, Kimbra and her album Vows.  I play these songs all the time, and it's only fair to share the candy with the rest of the class.

This album has actually been out for a while, but it was only released a few months ago in the US, so I'm late to the party.  Anyway, here are four songs from the album Vows. If the videos won't play here, click on through to YouTube.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

The Herp of Derpenstein

This was supposed to appear last week, but then Hurricane Sandy happened, so time to play catch-up.

What I have here is a combination dotting/freehand manicure using my Sinful Colors Nail Art polishes.  I branched of into something new, never having done freehand nail art, and what I got was derpy-looking Frankensteins.