Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Midweek Music with The Gossip "Standing in the Way of Control"

This week's Midweek Music is The Gossip "Standing in the Way of Control". The Gossip is an American band that is more popular overseas than here. I have no idea why. This live performance gave me chills. Everyone is dancing and singing like they need to in order to live. Beth Ditto is the classic front woman. She is sexy, funny, full of energy, and is oh so stylish. She mixes thrift clothing with designer to make her own look. I love her dramatic liquid eyeliner with red lips. This manicure is to try to capture that colorful, fun loving, and rocking spirit.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Great News!

I have some really great news! After a little more of a year of graduating with my B.S. in Biology and unemployment I have a job and I'm back in school. I will be working at a local beauty supply store which carries Zoya and OPI. They are my top two brands so I'm excited to have direct access to them.

I don't need to remind anyone how hard the job market is here. I have applied to countless places and my college degree is worthless without any experience. My experience is that I was a student worker and years of working as a veterinary assistant. My educational goal is to get my Masters in Cosmetic Chemistry so I'm back at school to get training on how to be a laboratory assistant.
Last summer was one of the worst in my life which is why I started this blog. I want a happy anniversary to replace the bad one. I'm not where I want to be in life but I'm not giving up. I still have dreams and I'm working towards them.

Another accent nail manicure with glitter. This is Zoya Gemma which was a lemming the moment I saw a promo photo. Military green is one of those colors that looks great on me. I have a jacket this color that I have owned still I was in middle school. The glitter is China Glaze CG in the City which I layered over Gemma. This a multicolor glitter with purple, silver, and black. I would of worn this like crazy as a goth teen. I want to get another bottle for frankens. 

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Monday, September 5, 2011

Back to Blogging

Events in my personal life have finally settled down for me to return to this blog. I have missed it and going to try my best to make up for lost time. I have a bunch of photos to post of previous manicures which is going to keep me busy. This manicure of purple and green is one of my favorite color combinations.

This is Color Club Pucci-licious and What A Shock!. Pucci-licious is a neon blue purple. The neon isn't that strong and looks more like a bright cream. However, my pictures make it look blue. The one picture that makes it true to life gave me red hands.

See what I mean? It is very pretty and the formula is great. I can see how this a very popular purple.

What A Shock! is a neon shimmer green. It's a bit sheer and I believe this is three thin coats on my nail. I'm going to try layering it with white to give it better coverage. I like the combination of creme and shimmer for accent manicures. I think it makes the accent nail stand out even more.

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Sunday, August 21, 2011


Anderson Cooper's giggle fit

There are major events going on in my life right now which is the reason I haven't posted. I will try to get back on track but I leave you will a video of my favorite silver fox losing it. At the 2:30 mark is when he can't stop laughing. Humor is the best way to cope and I'm trying to laugh as much I as can to keep relaxed.

See you hopefully before Midweek Music. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Midweek Music with Of Montreal "A Sentence of Sorts In Kongsvinger"

This week's Midweek Music is Of Montreal's "A Sentence of Sorts In Kongsvinger". Being the music fan I am I keep hearing the name Of Montreal but never bother listening to their music. I'm a bit of music snob (I'm working on it!) so their hipster name and art work turned me off. That was until my boyfriend first played me their classic album "Hissing Fauna, Are You The Destroyer?". I'm a glam rocker fan and they have that style. They are not afraid to be silly or weird. This is actually a fan video with a cute woman running around, dancing, smiling and joins her bunny friend in the end. This song always makes me smile and I imagine this playing when people land in LAX and walking into that bright Southern California sun. On to my bright sunshine manicure. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

French Bicycle

I have to work on post titles. The French Bicycle is a reference to the fact that this is a layered manicure with Color Club Oui! Oui! Oui! and CND Bicycle Yellow. Get it? (Goodness I can't help but make lame jokes.) Read my descriptions of the polishes and to see more pictures.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Wah Nails Love

 I have been such a fan of Wah Nails since I first found their page. I hope that their wacky and colorful nail art becomes popular on this side of the pond. I actually find their art for the Knightsbridge Topshop not that crazy compare to their other nail art like eyes and Aztec. Wah Nails for Topshop I do Konad but I rarely take pictures. Maybe this blog is going to change that error.

Hope you enjoy your weekend.