Friday, December 7, 2012


Hey. I'm seriously tired of doing this to you. I just can't do it. I was looking so forward to showing you my blue nails, but there has been zero sun for weeks. I can't wait around for the sun to come out. I am a full time student and I work full time. In fact I should be sleeping right now. The no sun light did nothing for the nails, and they were seriously the prettiest mani I have ever done. In photos they looked terrible. I can't even bring myself to show them to you.

I am seriously considering just shutting down the blog all together. I'm not getting any enjoyment out of it. I need to prioritize and concentrate on getting through school and this nail polish obsession I've been going through is taking up too much of my time, not to mention my money.

I spent so much money on black friday that I ran out of dog food for my dog and had to scrounge  75 cents so I could buy her a can of food the day before payday (I promise she ate everyday. I wouldn't do that to her). Not to mention I didn't eat more than string cheese for 2 or 3 days. I have a problem and it needs to stop. I can't afford it.

So, I am on a no buy for december...none. nothing. Zero polishes. My grades have dropped slightly this semester and I need to bring them back to the quality of work that I expect from myself.

So until further notice, I will not be posting pictures. I am considering creating another blog that would be more like a journal and a place to vent. Next semester for me is going to be very tough and there just is not enough time in my day to do everything I want to do. I want to blog. But right now it feels more like a job that I am sucking at, and not something I do on the side. I want to succeed....and right now I feel like a failure. I need to brighten my life, not bring it down.

I am still going to leave this blog up for a while, and I will still keep my facebook page and twitter up if anyone wants to contact me.

I'm sorry...I'm just not cut out for this.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

31dnac day 4: Garland on a tree!

Hello Friends! Auto posting didn't work! So you're getting this a day late, sorry. I'll double up on one of my later posts. I stopped trying to remove the nails from the sticks at this point, and so from here on out all of the manis will still be stuck on the sticks. Today's mani was inspired by garland on trees. This was originally going to be my yellow post because I had no inspiration. Then the yellow inspiration hit and I changed it. Sadly you didn't get to see my actual mani for yellow, but that's okay. The following is 3 coats of China Glaze Winter Holly and then I used the spun sugar method with Color Club Daisy Does It. The strands turned out a little thick, but otherwise it's a neat effect. There hasn't been sun for DAYS so I couldnt capture the speckled goodness.


Have a safe day!!

Monday, December 3, 2012

31dnac Day 3: Yellow

Hello! Quick post for today as I am super tired and it's the week before finals and I am swaaammmppped with homework. My nails for this actual challenge were utterly destroyed, so again you get a swatch I have sitting around in my file o' photos. Below is two coats of Sinful Colors Pull Over, which I bought because I was hoping it was similar to Cult Nails' Feel Me Up not sure it is exact but it satisfied my lemming!!

 It's my new favorite yellow!!!

Hope you have a great day!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

31dnac Day 2: Orangaments!

Hello! I'm still sad about the nails, but I managed to save today's nails! I took these pics yesterday when I was still sad, but they turned out ok...ish... I love these nails in real life. I was trying to figure out how to make orange nails christmas-y, and I google image searched and came up with a vector of an ornament which I found here. I can't show you an actual picture without buying the stock, but if you click you can see the picture.So this is inspired by an oranament! an Orangament! lol.

Tiny Note: These are on false nails...see this post to read more about it.

Aren't they cute?! Starting from the lightest color, I sponged the ever infamous Fingerpaints Lemon Sour in the corner, then I used Essie Fear or Desire to start the gradient, working in a semi circle around the corner of the nail. After that I used Essie Orange, it's obvious! using the same technique and ending with OPI Chop-sticking to My Story. At the end I had a perfect gradient on my sponge lol. If you want I can try and do a tutorial. Let me know in the comments!

 For the stars I used Milani White on the Spot and BM 14 to stamp stars repeatedly all over the nail. I think this mani would look great in any color! Blue or purple would be really pretty! OOH Lavender with black?!?! *wheels are turning*

To make this more Christmas-y you could do a green gradient with gold stars, or if you have many shades of red (which I do) that would also be pretty with either gold or silver stars.

What do you think? My yellow nails got completely destroyed, but I have a plan for tomorrow. I'll see you then!! Also, I'm going to start posting not blog-worthy pics of things on my facebook page  and I really want to start interacting with my readers more. So feel free to post pics of your manis or tweet me!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

I'm Depressed!! 31dnac

Hello Friends. If you're in the PAA Facebook group you may already know this. But I spent the vast majority of November knee deep in polish making 31 sets of 5 false nails to do my SECOND attempt at the 31 days of nail art challenge. Every set was not only the theme from the challenge, but also Christmas themed. Well long story short, the glue I used to put the false nails on sticks so I could paint them more easily was too strong, and I can't get them off the stick. I tried acetone, but I'm afraid of melting the nail also. At this point I have 25 sets done and I was about to do day 26 today but I don't know at this point. I'm gonna try and salvage as many as I can. I completely ruined the red nails (which is fine, it was just a ruffian with OPI Goldeneye and The Spy Who Loved Me,which I can recreate if anyone wants me to), but I did manage to save the orange nails, and I ruined some of the yellow nails, which were ugly anyway. I stopped there. I may end up just showing them on the sticks in some sort of pretty way. I haven't decided. Would you guys be okay with that? I spent a lot of time on these and I don't want to just throw them away.

So instead of any Christmas themed nail art, today I will show you a crappy swatch of China Glaze Bend Over Backwards  from the Cirque de Solei collection. It's still red!!!

Why yes, that is upside down. It's kinda trippy...made me laugh anyway.

Macro shot of the beautiful shimmer in this polish that my regular swatches didn't capture.

Why yes, that is polish on my cuticle. This is me caring about it. -_-

 I HATE this polish in the lighting of my house. The light in my house is VERY yellow. But looking at this in white light and outdoors it is very pretty. This is two coats I believe.

Sorry if I seemed down, or short, but it's very disappointing to me right now.

Anything like this ever happen to you?

Have a happy 1st of December!