Sunday, November 20, 2011

News Paper Nails

I have seen a few tutorials of this design and decided to give it a try. Its super easy and the best part is if you misplace the newspaper it just wipes off and you can try again.
I painted my nails grey then let them dry completely. Once they were dry I just dipped them in some water and placed the newspaper on top. Make sure its nice and wet then let it sit for a few seconds. When you peel the newspaper off there is a printed design left behind.

A few days later I was looking at my Bundle Monster plates and noticed a chandelier. I thought the grey with the letters would be a neat background for it. It turned out super cute. I would definitely do this again.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Amazing Giveaway

This might be one of the best giveaways I have seen to date. It is a month long giveaway with different loot each week! You should most definitely take the time to enter then when you are finished make sure you check out the whole Fashion Polish blog, there is some really cool stuff on there.
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Make sure you enter every week, since it is a month long giveaway! I will post the links below each week for you as they are published on her blog.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Colorful Leopard!

So here is my first official BM manicure. I am so happy with how they turned out and cant wait to do another one.
BM-221 plate, Konad stamper, and Konad special polish.

I created the background of the nail with 5 different colors. Then I stamped on the leopard print with the black special polish. I went back and filled in the holes with a silver glitter and finished with a top coat.

Bundle Monster Plates

So I have been looking at nail art online for some time now and for the life of me I could not figure out how people were able to create such uniform identical patterns. I finally came across a YouTube video that answered my question.
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I always do my research before I purchase something online and this was no different. The original plates I saw were the Konad plates. When I looked them up on amazon they were close to $6 each after shipping. While on amazon I found Bundle Monsters plates. It was a set of 25 for $21.99 plus free shipping! This put them in at $0.89 each!!! I checked out the reviews and found this newer version of Bundle Monster plates were very similar to Konad. The edges were not sharp, there was a paper backing on the plate, and the cover was now blue so you remembered to peel it off before use. I can not tell you how many reviews I read saying these plates were horrible, only for the user to find out they had forgotten to remove the plastic covering.

Anyway that is enough babel about the plates, lets get to the fun part! The first day I got the plates I had to of course try them out. So i picked 5 full nail patters and decided to try out the stamping. I apologize in advance for how messy my nails are, I was so excited to stamp I was not very focused on cleaning up.
So it is a bit of a hot mess, but it was my very very first time and each one was a learning experience. My thumb and ring finger are probably the worse. On my thumb I tried to do the high heal design but for the life of me could not get it right. My favorite are the zebra and flower print. I also like the leopard a lot. There is a pattern on the purple finger believe it or not, but it is in silver and did not show up.

Here is a close up. I learned a lesson on each nail and I can not wait to become an expert at these plates.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Nail Polish Give Away!

So I am trying very hard to build my nail polish collection. I am new to this and do not have a huge budget, so I have to be finicky when I buy polish. This takes extreme self control.

I have been looking into some free alternatives and I hope they take me on as a charity case!
Plus you are crazy not to enter, it's free nail polish people!

I'm Feeling Nail Venturous is giving away...

Je T'aime Lacquer is giving away...

Lucy's Stash is giving away...
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Loverbean Girl Give Away
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When I hit 100 followers I will have to do one of these Give Aways!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Fishnet Nails

So I have seen a few fishnet style nails out there and decided to give it a try. I just ordered some stamp disks so this will probably be my last free hand. It was still fun to try. I did black and red, it reminds me of Moulin Rouge. I think I liked it better before the silver glitter. Oh well, live and learn.

Silver & Black Leopard Toes

So I have noticed there are a lot less toes out there then finger nails. However I love having my toes done just as cute as my nails! Not to mention you get to use your dominate hand for both feet. I had tried a Hello Kitty design a few weeks ago and lets just say I am going to leave that one to the imagination. I found a leopard print design that I thought was really cute but I did take some artistic freedom and make it my own.
Prettyfulz Blog
So the reality of the situation is I don't have any rhinestones yet, so this was not an option to copy exactly. Plus I am not the biggest fan of the single rhinestones on each toe. I tried to mimic the big toe because that is my favorite and then decided to do a black tip french with some silver glitter underneath.

This is what I ended up with.
Overall I think it is super cute!

You can see the silver under the black a bit more here.

Close up of my favorite toe

I just used some pink glitter polish instead of the pink rhinestones. I wish I had the rhinestones for it though, I bet it would have been that much cuter! However I would probably still do something similar to what I did on the rest of my toes.

Have a wonderful day!

Black, Grey, and White

I came across a photo of some nails that looked super cute and simple. So I decided to try them out. This is the original source photo I found at Polyvore.

I did not have a grey that dark so I tried one a little lighter and decided to add some glitter to it.
My cat in the background

I thought the end result was neat but as soon as I chipped a corner it started to peel off in chunks. It ended up completely pealing off in just one day. Does anyone know what I did wrong? Maybe all of the layering was to thick and it never had a chance from the start.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Vintage Rose Nail Art

I have not been doing nail art for very long so I am very picky about the designs I choose. I want to make sure I have something simple enough to do with my left hand but something cute enough to make worth my time. I have spent countless hours searching nail art blogs and videos. There is one channel on YouTube that I have tried a few from and I really like. The most recent one I tried was a Vintage Rose design. I had been wanting to try it for a while but could not find a good mint color. Once I found one I had to try this tutorial by cutepolish. It is easy to follow and her voice is adorable.
Vintage Roses
This is my attempt at her tutorial and I have to say I was pleased with the results. I hope you check out her channel and experiment with some of her tutorials. Let me know how they turn out!

A few days later before I decided to remove this polish I wanted to see what it would look like with a little sparkle. I added one coat of Pinky Glitter from SinfulColors. I think it almost made it look like a glossy vintage wallpaper. I liked it better before.

About this Blog

I would hope from the title of this blog that you got the general idea of what I will be talking about.

I have a passion for animals of all kinds, so being able to work in an Animal Hospital is a blessing. However because I have the most amazing cat in the world the feline species is especially near and dear to my heart. Besides I am sure we can all agree that funny cat videos are far more entertaining the funny dog videos. 
My cats name is Scylla (Sil-la). The name is from the Homers Odyssey. If you are interested in reading about the monster Scylla check out the Wikipedia page. Its a pretty cool story.

Now for the cupcakes, I have this strange obsession with miniature things; mini cheese graders, mini scissors, mini art canvas and easels. If it is miniature I love it. I eat with children's silverware and bake mini cakes. That said cupcakes just make logical sense for me to be obsessed with. 

Last but not least is my most recent interest, nail art. I have started my collection of nail polishes and other nail accessories and it is slowly but surely growing. I am sure the pros out there would consider my collection puney but I am proud of it and love adding to it.

I hope you will subscribe and enjoy the random cat posts, but most importantly watch my growth when it comes to decorating cupcakes and nail art.