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!