Archive | September, 2012

Crackle Patchwork

29 Sep

I decided to try another crackle mosaic.  For some reason, this one really reminds me of a patchwork quilt though.

This time I went with a white base coat rather than a colored underbelly.  I also tried to keep my spots of color a lot smaller than the last time.  I like version 2.0 better than the first.

I used all of my crackle polishes.  I need to add to that rainbow I think; an orange or a yellow.  If you’re exceptionally curious about one of the polishes in particular, ask me and I’ll go see what it’s called.  Otherwise I’m not going to catalog them.

My Kitchen

28 Sep

I’ve been doing a tiny bit of redecorating in my kitchen lately.  Just updating some accessories.  Since the main wall in the kitchen/dining area was matched with Zoya Kristen, I thought it would be appropriate to do a mani based on the colors of my kitchen.

Zoya Kristen is one of those colors that some will say is blue and some will say is grey.  I say blue.  When my husband saw this mani, he said Kristen was grey, but he agrees that our kitchen is blue.  Hmm.  Whatever.  Now, I don’t really have stripes or leopard prints in my kitchen.  I do however have a couple things that are black with white polka dots.

I didn’t notice until well after I was done with this mani that my index and middle fingers together kind of look like an American flag.  Oops.  Totally unintentional.  I don’t have an Americana theme in my kitchen.

I really love red with Zoya Kristen.  It’s a bit of a retro color combination to me.  The red I used here is Julep Molly.  My white is China Glaze White on White and the black is China Glaze Liquid Leather.  I topped it off with Jordana Quick Shine top coat.

What do you think of my kitchen?  What colors do you have in your kitchen?

Color Club Port-Folio

27 Sep

Ha ha!  I just typed Color Blub!  LOL!  Betcha didn’t know they had changed their name, did ya?  Seriously though, I’m sooo happy I found this color!

I went swap shopping a few days ago and couldn’t help but buy a few for myself as well.  There is only one shop in my area that I know of that sells Color Club.  I made a special trip over there to see what I could find.

I think duochromes have become my favorite finish when it comes to a full ten finger manicure.  Port-Folio is a grapey purple polish with a green shimmer.  I posted a bunch of pictures because I just couldn’t decide which ones to eliminate.  Too pretty!

Whoa!  Look at that bright flash of green!  In love!


26 Sep

Stripes was all I could think to call this.  Was just playing around and this is came of it.

I just used the bottle brush for this design and kinda slapped it on.

I used Sinful Colors Timbleberry and Nirvana and China Glaze For Audrey.

I’m not sure I like this color combo, but I think the design is cool.

Twinsie Tuesday: The Color of your Car

25 Sep

I had actually thought to do this mani months ago, but just never got around to it.  Then when it became one of our Twinsie Tuesday themes I was glad I hadn’t already done it.  That would’ve meant I would have to run out and buy a new car so as to avoid a duplicate post.  NOT!  Ha ha!  Can you imagine doing something so ludicrous?

Yes, today’s theme is a polish the color of your car.  It just so happens that Julep Marisa is the exact color of my car, a Mitsubishi Endeavor.  I could probably touch up little chips and rust spots in my car with this polish.  Why did I pay $30 for a touch up paint from the dealership? 🙂

As is customary, I had to dress it up a bit and throw the Mitsubishi logo on there using China Glaze Platinum Silver.  We are absolutely a Mitsubishi family.  My husband is on his third Galant (after wrecking the first two).  Love them!  What do you drive?

Be sure the check out all the other manis today:

Amanda of Amandalandish
Anna of Going to the Showing
Anne of Grape Fizz Nails
Ashley of Art Evolve
Brandi of The Collegiate Nail
Chelsea of Nailed Blog
ChiChi of I’m Just Me…ChiChi
Cordia of Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth of Did My Nails
Jenn of All That is Gorgeous
Jenna of I’m Still Thinking
Katherine of Haul of Fame
Maribeth of Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite!
Marisa of Polish Obsession
Meredith of Polish and Charms
Nory of Fierce Make Up and Nails
Sarah of See Sarah Swatch
Tara of Polishy of Truth

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