Friday, October 30, 2009

Bone-afide Halloween mani!

Good morning Lovelies!

I've got a fun weekend ahead, I hope you all do as well!
Michelle, my bestest friend and non other than the owner of Obsessed Beauty Junkie (check out her blog!), is coming over to get a set of acrylics and a mani!  I'll take lots of pics!
Then after that fun-ness, some friends of Rob and I's are coming over for dinner, we haven't seen them in years, so that will be fun!  You know your busy when you haven't seen friends in years that live in the same town as you!  Shoot, really good friends of ours live about 4 blocks away from us, and we haven't seen them in MONTHS!  When I was younger I LOVED being busy, and having lots to do....not so much now!  Anyway...I'm making my grandmother's famous "gravy", that's what I grew up calling it!  It's actually spaghetti sauce!  I actually say alot of things Very Very differently than most.  All because I grew up in a home with a full blooded Italian Grandma, I called her Nanny!  Like you probably say Oregano, I say (phonetically, and with a bit of accent) Odd-egg-na, you say Ricotta, I say Aw-di-gawt, It's not Manicotti, it's Mon-a-got!  So the menu is... Pasta, Garlic Bread, Salad, and Cheesecake for dessert!  I'm most excited about the Bread and Cheesecake!  LOL  I LOVE bread, that's the hardest part of being on a low-carb diet!  But, it works for me when nothing else did, and I get a Carb-up day once a week, so I get to have all the yummy carbs then!

Sorry, Tangent!  I am rather Random, sorry!

On the to MANI!!!

For today's mani I wanted to combine 2 colors, that are not only my favorite nail polish colors, but that are also Halloween-y!   Green and Purple!  For the purple I pulled out every single purple polish i own...and much to my dismay the only one that was screaming "I'm perfect, use me!" was Sinful Colors "Let's Talk", that's right, that beautiful purple that left my nails, well, purple!  As I said yesterday I used 2 coats of my china glaze base, but has to take color off 2 of my nails after the base color was on to change my design, and lo and behold, STAINED!  AHHHHH, I cant wait to get that gel topcoat!

So I started with 1 coat of Sinful Colors "Let's Talk", on all nails but my ring fingers and added a coat of Seche, I'm too impatient to wait for it to dry on its own.

Then I put on my french tip guides and used a Q-Tip with acetone to remove the color from the tip, I didn't want it to look too chunky with so many coats.
Then I added 2 coats of Sinful Color's "HD Nails" (thanks Elaine!), a gorgeous green with a yellowish green shimmer, to my tips and ring fingers.
Time to break out the KONAD!  I used Wet and Wild Black creme for the stamp, and WOW, it is so much better than Konad special polish!  I stamped the fishnet pattern from M57 to my tips and ring fingers.
Next, I took out my paintbrushes and grabbed China Glaze "Millennium"....can you tell I like this color?  I painted a skull and crossbones on each ring finger and added a stripe to the smile line, separating the purple and green.
Finally, I broke out the Black Stripe Rite and outlined the skull to give it definition, and added the eyes, nostrils and teeth.
Lastly, I couldn't decide is u wanted a silver glitter smile line or not, so I topped the right hand silver line with a line of silver glitter using the a Silver Glitter Stripe Rite

I added a coat of Sech to seal it all in and when I went to show Rob, I discovered something...The Seche pulled the purple up thru the silver chrome line!  So now my silver lines on my Left hand are light purple chrome!  I wonder if the Seche is somehow making the purple stain!


Skull in Incandescent light:

and in In Sunlight:

The green is actually more the color you see in the Sunlight.  But sadly the only way my camera would actually show the purple was under the lamplight!

I LOVE how the skull came out!  I am totally diggin' this mani!

I hope you all have a FANTASTIC weekend!  Please be sure to post pictures of your Halloween Costumes in your blogs!  I'm sad we wont get to dress up this year, but I have no were fun to go!  :)

Thanks for visiting!


Thursday, October 29, 2009

Miss Macy...Take 2!

Good afternoon Lovelies!

Since Halloween is right around the corner, and Costumes and Halloween go hand in hand, I thought I'd share the second installment Macy pictures!  
The Pics I will share today are from the second calender we made.  This year we chose a "Macy in the Movies" Theme!  We picked out Momma B's favorite movies (and TV shows) and used those to dictate the pictures.  Sadly I am missing August, No Idea how, But I'm gonna search tonight on my laptop and I'll add it to tomorrow's post if I track it down!

So, without further ado...Macy goes to the Movies!

This was the Cover, Momma B was a HUGE Mickey Fan!

American Graffiti
If you haven't seen this movie yet, go watch it!

All together now..."Who lives in a pineapple under the sea..."
I actually cut out the felt that made SpongeBob and Patrick and made her little hat!
I was shocked how well they turned out!

American Chopper..She's Paul Sr.!
Funny thing is my husband is a Jr, and him and his dad argue about how to do car stuff just like Paul Sr and Pauly on the show, but Rob and his dad are WAY nicer about it!

Evil Do-ers Tremble in fear..Dodo dodo dodo dodo BAT DOG!

Pirates of the Caribbean
The only thing missing from her stash of Booty is chicken strip treats and squeaky toys!

We were actually set to compete with both the Fairlane and Galaxie for Pinks All-Out but couldn't get them done in time!

Longest Yard
Best part of the new movie is Bill Goldberg in the shower, talking about his Iguana!
Cracks me up every time!

Momma B LOVED The Closer!
This was my least favorite, but we had to include it!

Dukes of Hazzard
The hair is what gets me!

Wizard of OZ
Odd thing...We didn't realize 'til after how she lined up PERFECTLY in the Tin Man's Spot!
That was completely NOT intentional!

Miracle of 34th St.
This one makes me giggle!

I can't WAIT to show you the next one we did!

Hope you all have a great afternoon.


Along Came a Spider...

Good morning Lovelies!

Mom made it to the doctor yesterday, and of course they said they couldn't give her tamiflu since it's been over 48 hours.  The reason I was upset with them is she called first thing Tuesday morning and told them she had it now too, (my sister was sick first).  In the past, When I lived at home, if one of us got the flu and was diagnosed with it, then if another one of us got sick, we'd call in, tell the doc, and he'd just call in a prescription.  Well She started feeling kinda bad Monday sometime.  Called the minute they opened Tuesday and they didn't call her back until after the office was closed Tuesday evening, and told her she'd need to come in!   So she called the next morning and got the first available appointment, which was 2:30pm.  By that time it was too late to start the Meds!  I know Tamiflu doesn't magically cure it, but it does make it last SIGNIFICANTLY less time and make the symptoms WAY less severe!  I just hate seeing my mom sick, and to know they could have easily made her at least some better frustrates me!

Ok Rant over....MOVING ON....

I did a new mani last night and I cannot wait to show you!  I will have to wait until tomorrow though cause I want to get some daylight and hopefully sun pics!  I used my favorite to-die-for Purple again, Sinful Colors "Let's Talk".  I used 2 coats of my China Glaze basecoat, and put my base color on yesterday since I got to work early.  I had to redo a few nails last night prior to doing the konad and nail art, and guess what, STILL STAINED!  This stuff is ridiculous!  Why on why does it have to be such a perfect purple!?!?!  There was soemthign even crazier that happened, but I'll share that tomorrow when you can see for yourself!    I think I will take the fantastic Liz from Iceomatic's Nails and invest in a UV Cured gel overlay!  I found a great deal for the light and for a sanding tool for my acrylics on ebay, so as soon as I have cash, LOOK OUT!

On to today's mani!

I started this mani with 3 coats of Sinful Color's Fiji.  Then went at it with China Glaze "Millennium", using the brush out of one of my Stripe Rite nail art polishes.  After that I added a few spiders  (:::shiver:::) with my black Stripe Rite and the back end of a small paint brush:
Click to make bigger, and easier to see!

I actually really liked how this turned out!
I love that the purple is almost glowy!

That's all I have for now my lovelies!
I'll be back a little later with some fun pics to share!

Hope your day is SPECTACULAR!

{{{HUGE HUG}}}

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Oh Frankie, You Have Me in Stitches!

Good Morning my Lovely readers!

I hope everyone is well today!

My poor Momma and Sister are VERY sick with the flu, so please be praying for a fast recovery!
Mom told me last night her fever was 103.4!  Not good!  and the stupid doc's office is being rather unhelpful!

Ok, on to Fun stuff!

Inspired by the Lovely April and Ashley of Concrete and Nail Polish, I thought I might try my hand at a Monster theme mani!  Frankenstein was my pick, but I decided to go kinda cartoony!

I started with 2 coats of China Glaze "In the Lime Light" a super nice neon green with a subtle blue shimmer!

Then I attacked it with my Black Stripe Rite!  Add a few bolts with China Glaze "Millennium" and here ya go!

The really really sad part of this is that about 2 minutes after I took this pic, I lightly touched my thumb to my lip to see if it was dry (I had to run to the store!) and it stuck to my lip!  My Seche apparently decided it was not gonna play nice on my thumb!  So I messed up poor Frank's face!  I was too tired (it was late) to redo it once I got home, So I just took it off  :(
I really liked this though!  I may have to wear a stitches mani before long!

Well my wonderful readers, That's all I have for you today!

I hope you have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Courtney, Orange you a Fortune Teller?

Good Morning Lovelies!

I am currently guzzling down coffee, trying desperately to stay awake.  Maybe I should just call my nurse friend and ask her to hook me up a caffeine IV, then my bladder wouldn't be holding me back!  Sorry, that's probably TMI, but my brain isn't working so well today!  As soon as I got off work yesterday, me and Rob hit to road to drive up to Northern Virginia to pick up our new addition to the gym, a new Leg Press!!!  WOOOHOOO!  This guy bought it new, used it like 6 times, then wound up having to have a spinal fusion, so he couldn't use it anymore.  So that means we got a barely used, super nice leg press for a 1/4 of the price!  We are super excited! that you know why this post may be a bit nonsensical...we shall move on.

Mom wanted me to tell all of you that she really appreciates you guys making her feel so welcome and accepted!  She couldn't get over how sweet you all are!  I thank you as well!  She's pretty awesome!  She's the only woman I know that can custom build a computer from spare parts, then go whip up a delicious loaf of bread, all while making quilts or cute clothes for me!  and talk about smart!  If it wasn't for her knowledge and teaching ability, I wouldn't be able to do all the financial stuff I do for the company I work for!  She has a genius level IQ!   But enough about my fantastic Mom, you get me on that subject and I'll never shut up!

On to today's mani!

I was really excited to do this mani, but sadly it fell short on the nails.

I did this Sunday morning while Rob was changing out the ignition box on the Galaxie so we could start racing!  I started this by free handing some french tips in Sinful Colors "Courtney Orange" (THANKS ELAINE!!!), this took 3 coats.  I then filled in the bottom with a coat of Wet and Wild "Black Creme".  I added 2 coats of China Glaze "Fortune Teller" over the Black Creme.  I used the back creme first because when I tested out Fortune Teller on it's own, I thought it looked a bit brownish, due to the orange glitter in the black jelly base.  Putting a coat of Black down first, really kept it looking nice and black!  I also did a little trick prior to putting on my top coat.  I wanted the orange glitter to pop more and be bolder, so I took a bit of felt (THANKS MOM) saturated in Acetone and very quickly and lightly brushed over the surface.  This took off just a touch of the black jelly that was laying on top of the glitter and really made it pop.  This will make the polish look dull and slightly cloudy, but that will go away once you add top coat!

While I really did LOVE this, it bugged me to no end that the tips looked so thick and chunky.  It was mostly due to me painting them on to wide, I should have made them a little more than half this size. I also couldnt get my smile line nice and curved that day.

Sadly, this stayed on for a few hours before I just couldn't take the tips any longer.  I took it off and put the base of my next planned mani, and that's when we started running practically round robin at the race, so that was abandoned!

I have a mani in mind that I will try to do tomorrow.  I think tonight will involve bringing in and assembling the Leg Press and then crashing in the bed!

Oh, 1 more thing...
remember the story I told you all on Thursday about my nails getting so stained?  well, here's the pic...keep in mind there is NO POLISH on my nails at all!

Can you believe that?
Why on Why does the Purple have to be so gorgeous!
Anyone have any recommendations for a good base coat that prevents staining?  The one I use occasionally doesn't do much (no I wasn't wearing it here though)!

That's all I have for you today my dears!  I'll have a fun mani for you tomorrow that Rob LOVED!  He said it was one of his favorites!

Have a fantastic day!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Starting off Halloween week!

Good morning my Lovely readers!

Sorry I never got a chance to post this weekend!  The race rained out Saturday, but we spent the day tryin to track down some new carburetors, since the ones on the motor right now were bogging it down off the start line.
Regardless of the carb problems, Rob raced the Galaxie Sunday and made it down to the semi finals!  Sadly he red lighted(started too soon), and therefore lost, but not bad considering all the carb issues, and the fact that we started in a field of about 200 cars!  So YAY Rob!  Sometime next year I will probably run it!  Super excited about that!

On the today's mani!!!

I figured I'd start the week off with what my entry was for Sasse's 'nad Stamping Stampede's Halloween Nail Art Kontest!

I used a wide variety of nail polishes, too many to list,  so if anyone wants to know what a certain color is, don't hesitate to ask in the comments section and I will respond there, so be sure to check back there for the answers!
Everything was hand painted using nail polish and Stripe Rite nail art paints, EXCEPT the wolf and bat on my thumbs were clipart printouts that I decoupaged on.  I just laid down a layer of top coat, laid on the image, and topped it with top coat again!

Some designs turned our the way I pictured, others, not so much!  This took FOREVER, so the longer I worked the more tired of messing around with it I got!  But here it is....


I thought I'd also share a pic from Halloween last year.  A really good friend of Rob and I has a birthday a few days prior to Halloween, so his wife thought it would be fun to not only throw him a surprise party, but to have it be a Costume Surprise Party, cause really, who DOESN'T like to dress up!

So here's a pic from the party!

(l to r): Dave, our best buddy(and goof ball); Jess, his wife; me and Rob, and my father-in-law, big pimpin' in his Zoot Suit!

Rob was a gladiator!  I wish I woulda gotten a pic of him in his helmet! and I was...hmmm, not sure how to describe it...a rock/punk/alternative schoolgirl?
sure we'll go with that!

Thanks all I have for today! 
Thanks for visiting!
I hope you all have a fantastic day!


Friday, October 23, 2009


Hi Christy's mom here.   Christy wants everyone to know that she is so sorry she didn't post anything this morning before they had to get on the road.  But she said she will do her best to get something up for all of you lovely ladies tonight or tomorrow if at all possible. Until then have an awesome day... cause it's Friday :)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Oh My Gosh!

I've hit 101 followers in under 2 months?!?!?!
Thank you guys so very much!  You completely ROCK!

Man, if I woulda known posting shirtless pics of my hubby woulda shot my follower count up over 5 followers in 1 day I woulda done this a LOOOONG time ago!  {{{note to self, take more shirtless pics of Rob}}} 

We are heading to a race for the weekend and leaving tomorrow morning.  We are stopping in a large city along the way and they have an Ulta!  YAY!  so I will pick up a few more things to add to my giveaway stash then!  Keep your eyes peeled, I hope to have my giveaway all arranged and ready to announce very soon!

oh, I'm still beaming here but I'll try to get back to my regularly scheduled programing!

Good Morning my fabulous readers!!!
How are you today?

First I have to share with you something a bit amusing.  Last night was dinner at Mom's night, and I usually take a few things to change my mani while we are there.  I started taking off the Sinful Color's "Let's Talk" mani.  I'm getting caught up on Heroes and was watching that while I took my polish off.  I started on my pinkie, and worked on it a bit, getting through the layers of top coat, Konad, top coat again, stripe color then base, and thinking, "Man, this polish does not wanna move!"  Then I looked, the polish was nail was stained the exact dark purple color of the polish.  I coulda slapped a topcoat on and no one woulda known they weren't polished!  That's how bright it was!  I took a pic, and will attempt to make a post in the morning before we leave, and will share that pic then.  I have played with my white balance settings and it's still showing this polish blueish, so I think my camera just hates this color!
I tried to paint over them with Sinful's Dream-On, but even 3 coats of that was no match for the purple stain, it just bled right on up through the polish!  So, sadly I had to take off the nails.  I attempted buffing out the stain, and it worked, except I had to take off WAY to much acrylic to have a clean nail, then, they were WAY thin, too thin, and due to a few lifting areas, I figured I better just start from scratch.  So hopefully tonight I can grab a few minutes and slap on some new nails.  I feel NAKED with my little nubbin's!!!

Today I have a Konadicure that I did this past weekend.  The day did not go as planned, and the polish decided to add the the party by not cooperating, but here ya go!

I started with 2 coats of China Glaze "China Rogue" on my thumbs and ring fingers, then added 2 coats of "Liquid Leather" on my other fingers. 
Then, I broke out the Konad plates and grabbed M32.  I chose the pattern that reminds me of a heart and crossbones.  I know it's not, but that's what it makes me think of! 
On the red nails I stamped that design down the middle of the nail in Black Special Polish.  On the black nails I used China Glaze "Millennium". 
 The coat of Seche drug the design on my ring and middle fingers.  I had a hard time lining up the design in the middle of the nail, and then had to double stamp a few nails since they were too long for the design.  The Force was not with me on this round, but I guess they don't look so bad, from a normal viewing distance!  LOL

There's just something about a Chrome stamp over Black, I just LOVE that combo!

Now I'd like to bring a few awesome Giveaways to your attentions!

First we have the Fabulous Nihrida.  This sweetheart is giving away a Massive amount of coolness.  Check out her Giveaway HERE

Next we have the Fierce EvilAngel of Black Nail Polish and Lip Gloss.  She's giving away your choice of her customer made, Sweet skull necklace or an Awesome corset heart necklace.  Click HERE to hurry and enter!

Well my Lovely readers, that's all I have for you today!

I hope you have a WONDERFUL day, cause you've made mine Incredible!

{{{HUGE HUG}}}

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


This just in...


everybody join in...


Happy Birth day to you...
Happy Birthday to you...
Haaaappyyy Biiirthdaaaay dear Luuuucyyy.
Happy Birthday to yooooouuuuuu!!!!

Thanks Lucy for being such an awesome gal!  I can say with certainty that my fellow bloggers and I just Love you to pieces!

{{{BIG HUG}}}


Obnoxiously Long Randomness!

Good morning my lovely readers!

I hope the day has been good to you so far!

For today, I don't have any manicures to show you.
:::::Ducks objects being thrown at me::::

But to make up for it, I have a picture smorgasbord!

So runaway now if you don't wanna be overwhelmed with pics!

First I wanna show you just how awesome Elaine of LaquerLaine is...
See Elaine contacted me and offered to pick up Sinful's "Show me the Way" for me!  Luckily, I was able to get her something in return!  But...Before she made the store run for me, she asked if there were any others she could pick up for me.  I gave her 3 more I was looking for, 2 that I knew were long gone, but worth a shot, just in case.  Here is what arrived Monday morning:


How awesome is she?!?!?!

Here's the First 5:

Opal Glitter, You Just Wait, Purple Diamond, Frenzy, and Dream On

and the next 5:

Courtney Orange, All About You, Show me the Way(YAY), Hottie, and Midnight Blue!

Elaine, you totally ROCK!!!
Thank you so very much!

Also, Guess what else I received Monday:

FINALLY!  only 1 month and 4 days after they were supposed to be released! LOL
not that I'm counting!

But look at this:

Seriously? This is how they wrap things for shipping?  I pulled this straight out and snapped this pic.
There wasn't even bubble wrap between the bottles! Only by the grace of God did they not break in transit!
I was also shocked that the bag (not box) they were mailed in wasn't marked "Fragile"
After a quick swatch on my hubby's nails (thanks babe!) I am not quite sure they were worth the wait.  But I'll hold off judgment until I can do a full mani and proper swatches.  What I saw on Rob's nails weren't the colors I saw on other Blogs that got the pre-release.


Someone (sorry can't remember) asked a while ago if I would share pics of my tattoos!  Your wish is my command my dear!  I'll go in the order that I got them:

Very first tattoo, got this a week or so after I turned 18.  It's on my stomach(I know, weird), about 3 inches to the (your)left and 2 inches up from my belly button.  I don't like my tummy, so that's why you get a closeup!  LOL

This is on my left shoulder blade.  I got this after I left my ex-husband.  He hated my tattoo, and I was basically told I wasn't allowed to get any more.  So this was a Celebration of me finally being able to be me!  The name is my Grandmother's family name, she was full blooded Italian, and the butterfly is red and green for the colors of the Italian flag.  

I got this tattoo on the back of my neck on Good Friday, probably 5 or 6 years ago.  I thought it was fitting to go through a bit of pain to get a permanent sign of my faith, the day my Savior died for me.

This is my lower back tattoo. It looks kinda smooshed now since it was tattood on me 50 pounds ago!  LOL

and my FAV:

This piece is my favorite.   I struggled for a long time about whether to get this or not, and I got a very clear sign and I was meant to have this.  It represents The Holy Spirit bringing Holy Fire, washing over me and cleansing me.  Rob drew all the Flames for me, and I drew the Holy Spirit on the back.  It needs another touch up round, I just hate not being able to lift for a week while it heals!

A few of you commented that you would like to see what the dress was that I wore to the wedding I went to a few weeks ya go:

I was fluffing all the bows along the aisles and could feel that I was being watched...I turned around to find my husband and our buddy Dave taking pics of me, and that was the moment of "what are you doing!" :)

Next I thought I'd share a few pics of yours truly.  Even though you always seem to see my hair curly, it is actually very straight!

  This is me with the motor I built for the 1963 Ford Galaxie.

And these are a few pics from a "photoshoot" of sorts we did for our website!...

this is the car I built the motor for!

This is the 1964 Ford Fairlane we race!

and last but not least, I'd like to brag about my man a bit!  LOL
I convinced him to let me take some pics of him, both during the above shoot and last night in the gym.  He's pretty self conscious, like me, so the fact he let me take the first pic, and is letting me post it is beyond awesome,  I LOVE U BABE!
***WARNING...if you don't like muscle, walk away now!!***

Man I love this pic.  Can you believe he NEVER takes his shirt off!

That's my baby!  and his massively nice arms!

The chain is about 40 pounds, we use them for all sorts of various training exercises. 

OK!  are your eyes glazed over yet?

That's all I have for you today my Lovelies!
Thanks for visiting!
I hope you have a FANTASTIC DAY!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Evil Shades Cosmetics Order!

Good afternoon, my lovely readers!

This afternoon, I wanted to show you what I got when I placed my recent order with Evil Shades Cosmetics...owned by none other than the lovely Andrea, aka EvilAngel of Black Nail Polish and Lip Gloss.

But First...I ordered and paid for all these things, save the free sample that she was offering as a promo at that time and the free pigment sample she always includes.  She did NOT ask me to show you guys these, I just want to!  Everything I write here is my humble, and honest opinion, take it or leave it!

I ordered 3 pigment samples, a lip gloss and 2 polishes.  Here are the swatches!
Pigments were swatched over Urban Decay Primer Potion, and I just tapped my finger in the pigment and swiped it on my arm.

Left to right:
Zombie, Suffocation, Abyss, Panic, Banshee, and Deadly (lipgloss)

Zombie is a gorgeous bronzy color with pinkish red shimmer.
Suffocation is a pretty baby pink with an awesome blue shimmer, that this photo doesnt pick up.
Abyss is a greyed-out purple with a pretty silver shimmer.
Panic is a coral toned pink with a (I think silver) shimmer.
Banshee is a gorgeous teal/aqua blue with a silvery shimmer!  Very pretty color!
Deadly is a slightly blackened blood red, and is much more red and slightly darker than this pic shows.
I love it!

Now the Nail Polish!!!
Tethys is a pretty baby blue with a gorgeous pink and blue shimmer!
Gothic Goddess is just AWESOME!  nice dark brown with gorgeous gold shimmer.
PLEASE PLEASE click on the pics so you can look at all the loveliness!
BTW, both of these are 1 coaters!


Click this please:

Is it just me or is Gothic Goddess practically begging for some pretty gold Konad accent!
And how pretty would Tethys look with some pink designs!

Well I hope you guys will go check out Evil Shades Cosmetics!  I plan to do WAY more shopping!

Thanks for stopping in!  Hope you all have a fantastic day!


Mani AND Camera FAIL!

Good Morning my Lovely readers!

I hope the day is going well for you so far!

Alittle later today I will post the swatches of my EvilShades order!  they are pretty terrific!  Please note that I will ALWAYS be 100% legit with you guys!  It doesn't matter whether I am showing you something I was given, something a friend has asked me to show, or something I bought...If I like it I will say so, if I don't I will say that as well!

On the the FAIL!!!!!

I decided Sunday night that I wanted my Konadicure for the next few days to be BRIGHT!  I had a design in my head, inspired yet again my the lovley and talented konADDICT , and started rummaging thru my polishes.  I came out with Sinful Colors "Let's Talk", a massively gorgeous purple shimmer, I will probably buy 2 or 3 backups of this, I never wanna live in a world without this color!  I also came out with China Glaze "Sexy in the City"  a drop dead sexy teal with a lighter blue shimmer.
I attempted to take bottle pics and base pics btu my camera hates these colors.  almost ALL of the pics came out looking liek I was wearing 2 blue polishes!  seriously?  what is that about?
After much fiddling with settings and trying to trick the camera into thinking it was actually purple and teal, I came out with a few pics that are close...but no cigar!  So here ya go...
Bottle Pics:

The weird incandescent light and the slight blur was the only way to get this even close!

So I started with 1 coat of Sinfuls "Let's Talk"  Wow, a Sinful that a 1 coater?!?!?!  AWESOME!
Then I made a diagonal stripe of the Sexy in the City.  In retrospect I should have laid down a white stripe first, because it came out looking way more blue than it should have due to the base color.  But once I realized this, I was too tired to fix it.  I plan to use this combo again, So at least I know for next time!
Here's the base:

Not 100% accurate, but close!

Ok, next I took out the beloved M57, and stamped the Leopard Lace design on top of the stripe, in black.
Then I used the Zebra pattern to stamp on either side of the lace, also in black.

This was obviously too dark!  Pretty, but I wanted the pattern to pop more!  So, after seeing how dark it was, I did the other hand with Millennium instead of black.

That's better....but...not what I saw in my head.  POO
The chrome gave me fits too!  I think my Halogen table lamp was putting off too much heat!

This will definitely be attempted again, but with lighter colors!

That's all I have for you today my wonderful readers!

I hope you all have a fantastic day!