Thursday, August 26, 2010

Did a Rainbow throw up on your nails?

It's very possible...

  So.. I've been feeling just awful today.. like really bad. After sleeping for most of the day and attempting to actually go to work (I really need to learn to put myself first sometimes).. Well I ended up back at home and then sleeping some more. I woke up feeling the most insignificant amount better so I figured maybe some bright nails could help brighten my spirits a little....

  So for my mani today I used several colors I had yet to use from recent hauls. First up is a swatch of my base color:

O.P.I "Teal the Cows Come Home"

  This is a really beautiful color, however, I don't see it as very Teal and more like a Shimmery Icy Blue. It reminds me of winter. The application as usual was buttery smooth. The first coast was a streaky mess, but as soon as the second coast went on it was smooth, even and gorgeous. The color was pretty opaque at two coats but I felt three would do the color more justice and it did :).

  Then... I went a little "fauxnad" happy. I have to say this is the longest it's ever taken me to do my nails. I estimate about two hours (I'm sure I'll get beter with practice). But on a side note don't underestimate the power of a good hobby. With some good jams, some comfy jammies and lots of colors at my disposal to take my mind of my less than stellar day... Well see for yourself what happened...

This I shall call Rainbow Vomit (no pun intended)... ( indoors w/ flash)This looks busier than it really is. 

Outdoors w/ flash. The weather isn't cooperating
  The glitter polish is the ever- popular "Happy Birthday" by Deborah Lippman. This was another first for me. I really like the effect this creates because there are several diffrent size glitters in so many different colors in this polish. The application is a bit tricky depending on the effect you want to create with it. In this case I wanted chunky glitter so I didn't glide the brush over my nail, I more so tapped the brush on my nail and it turned out pretty cool. I did one coat of Seche Vite and it smoothed out the glitter perfectly and made it very shiny.
Until my next post... Lots of fluids for me...
<3 Cristina
Plate: BM20
Stars: CG White on White
Squggly's: OPI Dim Sum Plum


  1. Omg!! they look amazing! I must say it looks like the blog's background! :D love love love the blue, love the glitter!! and I still want to know what a plate is!! explain to me!! I'm dumb!!

  2. Lol Lizy go watch this you tube video from one of my subscriptions.

    It's easier than me trying to describe it :).

  3. Its like the left overs from an amazing party!

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  5. ...ooops - I had typos; let's try again....
    I love the new look of your Blog! It's a perfect fit. This is a great way to have that instant recognition for "branding" your image. I like it!! :)

  6. So cute! I agree that it looks like your background!

  7. They do look like the background! haha. :)!!

  8. WOOW. those look fantastic. keep blogging, im going to keep reading. :)

  9. Thanks! I really loved these. I was a little sad to part ways with all the colors... :-s haha.

  10. I love this color blue! It's funny it reminds you of winter because to me it is very much summer. Like a dip in a cool blue pool! I need to go find this one. Love your blog!

  11. ...ooops - I had typos; let's try again....
    I love the new look of your Blog! It's a perfect fit. This is a great way to have that instant recognition for "branding" your image. I like it!! :)


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