Sunday, 31 March 2013

Winter is Coming! House Stark Game of Thrones Inspired Mani!

IT'S FINALLY TIME FOR THE PREMIER OF THE THIRD SEASON. WHO'S EXCITED?! I AM!! To celebrate, we have the final (for now) installment for my Game of Thrones nail art series. There was no real question of what my inspiration would be for this week. House Stark, of course!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

2013 Nail Art Challenge: Revlon Electric Easter Egg Striping Nails

So I mentioned my newest ebay haul had come in a few posts ago, and today I put to use one of my purchases: striping tape! I also used this as an opportunity to make some movement on my 2013 Nail Art Challenge (which I have been neglecting) by doing Day 4: Grab a Random Polish! When I closed my eyes and reached into my nail polish bins, the one I grabbed was one I got at the dollar store a few months ago and haven't had a chance to use: Revlon Top Speed in Electric.

This creamy yellow combined with the striping tape made me think of easter, so I've decided these are easter egg nails! :) 

Sunday, 24 March 2013

House Lannister Game of Thrones Inspired Mani

So here's this weeks design for the Lannisters, as requested by my lovely Anon. :) Unfortunately even with three thick coats of topcoat it isn't as smooth as I would like, since I forgot this gold shows every brush stroke you take. Let's pretend it was on purpose to give the lion texture, okay? ;)

Friday, 22 March 2013

Old-Timey Purple Rose Wallpaper Nails for a Friend!

So I loved the roses from my last mani so much that when my friend came over and asked me to do her nails I proposed doing the same roses but in her favourite colour (purple). We felt they were too plain with just the roses but that putting more than one rose on the nail might be overpowering, so we decided on some dotting for the background. When it was done we thought they looked like old-timey wallpaper, hence the name. :)

(Please ignore the terrible colouring on the pictures, we did the mani at night so they were taken without any natural light/light box and look kind of yellow-y. Ugh!)

Monday, 18 March 2013

Game of Thrones The Stag and The Rose Mani

This weeks Game of Thrones mani is a day late, sorry! Do you ever go through days when you don't feel like painting your nails, but then when you get your butt in gear and do them again you remember how much you love it and how good you feel to have them done and wonder why you waited so long? That's what I went through over the last week.

Also I got more ebay swag in the mail this week, so keep an eye out for posts in the next while that put them to good use! :)

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Versatile Blogger Award - Thanks! :)

Awww, so sweet! The lovely lady who runs Galorious has given me the Versatile Blogger Award! Thanks so so much hun! :)

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Sally Hansen Mint Sprint Swatches and Hex Glitter Mani

When I saw that emerald was the Pantone Colour of the Year I got SUPER EXCITED because it means I'll have lots of chances this season to pull out one of my favourite polishes.... Sally Hansen's Mint Sprint! I did some swatches so you could share my love of this colour, and then tested out my first design with those wonderful hex glitters I got the other day. :)

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Toronto ComicCON Star Trek Nails for a friend!

So today's regularly-scheduled Game of Thrones nails have been pre-empted by another, equally nerdy design... Star Trek nails! My friend Jill asked me to do something she could wear to Toronto ComicCON this weekend, and considering that one of the things she was gonna do was attend a Star Trek panel this is what we ended up with. Enjoy! 

Friday, 8 March 2013

Shopping! Hexagonal Glitter!

I got a package today with the new hexagonal glitters I ordered!! SUPER PUMPED! I'm excited to start using these in upcoming mani designs. Which colour should I use first?!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Spring Butterfly Mani with Konad and OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls

Today's mani was a rush job because my nails were naked and I wanted something spring-y to wear while doing errands... I hate leaving the house with naked nails! So I pulled out my Konad stamps and decided on this butterfly look. I like how much the pink pops! 

Sunday, 3 March 2013

House Greyjoy Game of Thrones Inspired Mani

Ohhhhh Theon Greyjoy. If I was to talk about all the ways I hate you, I wouldn't know where to start. And yet for some reason I decided to do my Game of Thrones mani for the week based on your house sigil. I guess I just really wanted a chance to paint a squid (*cough* kraken) on my nails. Speaking of Theon, have I mentioned how excited I am for season 3? ;)

Friday, 1 March 2013

2013 Nail Art Challenge: OPI's Significant Other Color and Pink Gemstone Mani

The next challenge is to use a polish I hate. A polish I hate? No question: OPI's Significant Other Color. Don't be fooled by how nice this colour looks in the pictures... It's not my least favourite polish because of the colour, but rather because of the amount of layers needed to be opaque. Grrr!!