a geeky nail artist with a crafting streak and an obsession with all things beauty

Month: July 2015

Hoard Update

Hello Lovelies!I thought that I’d start a new series of monthly posts, and tally up any polishes or nail supplies I bought during the month, if I used any polishes up, etc. And if I’ve swatched any of the new additions to my hoard, I’ll […]

We are the crystal gems

Hello Lovelies! Although I do love the new Aiyoohehe plates to death, I am glad to be through my series of reviews on them and back to some fun freehand nail art! Steven Universe is my new obsession, so it was bound to pop up […]

Aiyoohehe The Hayao Miyazaki Collection: My Neighbor Totoro

Hello Lovelies!

I’ve come to the last of this series *sniff*, but I’ve saved the best for last! My Neighbor Totoro isn’t my favorite Ghibli creation, but Totoro is one of my favorite characters if that makes sense? I especially love the little mini Totoros, they’re so cute!

Anyways, I started these off with a base of NYC Robins Egg Blue, and then stamped everything with e.l.f Smoky Brown and hehe plate 065.

Just like all the other plates, the images picked up easily and transferred great! I really love how the mushrooms came out, I’ve always considered fungi to be cute no matter what they’re on.

See you later!

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Swatch Sundays: NYC Robins Egg Blue

Hello Lovelies! I’m swatching up NYC Robins Egg Blue today, this is a bleached mint blue creme, that’s opaque in two coats. I went with three though, because I whacked a nail and had to go over it again to patch the smear. This is […]

Lolita tea party and photo shoot

Hello Lovelies! A while back I went to a Lolita tea party hosted by Wabi Sabi in Bend, and I wanted to show you some of the pics I got! Tea Cozies catered the tea party, and it was amazing, we had earl grey tea, […]

Of shoes and ships, and sealing wax, of cabbages and kings!

Hello Lovelies!

“What is the use of a book,” thought Alice, “without pictures or conversation?” Kind of like my nails, I’ll take pretty nail art over swatches any day!

Today I’m reviewing some Alice in Wonderland water decals I was sent by Born Pretty, I was surprised by how big the sheet turned out to be! I could get four full nails from each of those blocks at the bottom of the page, I don’t much care for the images on the far right, but the rest of them are pretty cute! I’ll have to do some playing card nails next~
I started these nails off with three coats of Ciate Dollface, and then topped the decals with Wet n Wild Clear Nail Protector.

Here’s where you can find them on BP’s site, and this code is good for 10% off: ALBK31

See you later!

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Swatch Sundays: Powder Perfect Bay of Alexandria

Hello Lovelies! I have a very special polish to show off today, my awesome boss sent me this polish because the name is just too perfect!This is the glitziest blue I’ve ever had on my nails, this may be my new favorite shade! Powder Perfect […]

Blogger Takeover at Polish Those Nails

Hello Lovelies! I’m doing a blogger takeover at Polish Those Nails tonight, click here to see these nails in their full colorful glory! Please follow and like us:

May all your bacon burn

Hello Lovelies!

Next plate up; Howl’s Moving Castle! I had a hard time deciding how to place the images on this one, I could’ve gotten way more of Howl onto the nail if I put him on my thumb, but I couldn’t split up Howl and Sophie!
I love that they used the sky walking scene for the images, Sophie’s expression is just too cute!

I wish my turnip head stamping had come out clearer, I used NYC Robin’s Egg Blue, I should’ve gone with white instead.
I stamped Howl and Sophie with OPI Viking in a Vinter Vonderland, and the flowers on the pinkie and gears were done with e.l.f Thunderstorm. This is hehe plate 061.

My base is Pure Ice Purple Haze layered over Poppy Happy Place!

See you later!

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Aiyoohehe The Hayao Miyazaki Collection: Ponyo

Hello Lovelies! Here’s the second part of my series on the new Hayao Miyazaki plates from Aiyoohehe! Today’s mani features plate 066, a.k.a Ponyo! Ponyo is one of my favorite Ghibli movies, I especially love the scene after the town is flooded with all the […]

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