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Friday, March 30, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Smell my finger!

No, seriously. It's awesome. It smells like coconut!

Sally Beauty Supply's line of polishes Sally Girl has a new series of polishes - that are scented when they dry.
They're all $0.99, in little bitty bottles - but just right for a novelty. This just cracks me up.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Glittery Gray-scale Gradient, by Golly!

Yesterday had an awesome find at Sally's in the clearance bin. Ok, so it was several finds.
I had to get a basket.
Don't Judge Me!

Anyway, got home with a gorgeous new black glitter (China Glaze Tinsel Town). That was great for a day. Then I got bored. As I do. I pondered matte-ifying it, or adding some vines & leaves. Then I thought about it and realized I haven't done a gradient in awhile now, and I LIKE gradients. I should start a fashion line. I'll call it Gradient Girl, and everyone will love it, and I'll be rich and famous -- or possibly, everyone will just look at me strangely. But they already do that, so I suppose that's not much of a change.

Anyway, I was too lazy to actually take my polish *off* to start normally, so I kind of started in the middle and worked to both sides. 'Cause I'm just that good. :)

A bit of time and effort turned this:                                            into this:

Step the First: Carefully sponge bright silver glitter over the black shimmer glitter just along the 1/3 of the nail nearest the base. 
 Then a deeper black shimmer on the 1/3 at the tip end. Isn't this fun?
 Back up to the cuticle, a tiny edge of pure white. This is SO much easier than just starting with a white base, isn't it?
 Finish off with a super thin bit of pure black across the very tip.

 And your finished product? A super-awesome sliding scale of shimmer, ready for your next trip to the Academy Awards. Or possibly, to visit a haunted house. Whatever you prefer.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spring has Sprung

In honor of spring, I'm having fun with filigree.

 And flowers.

And for some reason, riveted straps. Although I'm not actually sure what this has to do with spring... Other than that it has green. And gold. 

So obviously, it's for spring. Right? 

Don't judge me!