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

Month: October 2015

It’s always tea time here

Hello Lovelies! Now that we’ve gotten back into our usual drizzly cold days over here in Oregon, my go to remedy is a piping hot cup of tea, lately I’ve been making two or three cups a day, so it’s safe to say I go […]

Slytherin Pride

Hello Lovelies!I’ve got a quick post for you guys today, I recently went to a Halloween cosplay meet and went as a Slytherin so of course I painted nails to match. I was running pretty late that day though, so these pics are from the […]

Holographic Seafoam

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I’m showing off my first ever attempt at nail foils today! Born Pretty sent me these Holographic Feather Leaves nail foils for review, they come on a clear roll of film and you get about three feet.
I started off the nails I was going to use the foil on with a base of Zoya Hazel, I was originally going to have all my nail be one color, but I had some trial and error with the foil, so I ended up with some gold nails (Lotus Herbals Color Dew Gold Mist). First I tried using nail glue to apply the foil, and after I absolutely demolished three nails by not waiting long enough for the glue to dry, or waiting too long, I switched to just using my Out The Door Top Coat, and that worked great.

And then since my flashy holo feathers made the gold nails seem plain, I layered one coat of China Glaze Liquid Crystal over that. Here’s the link to the feather foils: 1pc Holographic Nail Foils Feather Leaves Foils Nail Art Transfer Sticker Paper, and this code is good for 10% off: ALBK31

See you later~

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Swatch Sundays: Zoya Hazel

Hello Lovelies! I’ve had Zoya Hazel in my untried pile for a couple months, and I needed a base for some nail foils so I decided to snap some swatch pics while I was at it!This is an icy blue foil shimmer with gold flecks, […]

Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel review

Hello Lovelies! Lately I’ve been into trying out all sorts of different cleansers, so far African black soap has been my favorite, but this product is definitely catching up! This is Michael Todd’s Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser, they sent it over for me […]

You’re hot then you’re cold-BPS Thermal Polish

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I’m pretty excited to share this with you lovelies, today I’m swatching up my first thermal polish ever! Born Pretty recently sent me a box of goodies, and this is the one I was raring to try out first!
This is a bubblegum pink while warm, and a dark dusty grape while cold. I take my pictures outside because of lighting issues, and since it’s been freezing lately, my nails are covered in water in most of these pics because I had to snap pictures right after dunking my nails in a bowl of warm water. This first picture is sorta mid transition, my tips tend to go darker than the rest of the nail once it’s totally adjusted to my body temp.
It’s kinda funny, I work in a call center and knit while I take calls, and they’ve had the AC in the building cranked so I’m always freezing, but once I started knitting for a while my hands warmed up enough to change my polish color, haha!

mid transition
left warm and right cold w/stamping

I added some stamping after a couple days, I stamped in Color Club Pucci-Licious so most of the time it’s invisible, but if my nails are warm the stamping will peek out! It’s rather entertaining to watch them fade through different shades throughout the day 🙂


This is 104#, Born Pretty has a bunch of different thermal colors and I think four bucks a bottle is a great price, especially since they have free shipping too! Here’s the link if you wanna scope it out: 1Pc 6ml Temperature Change Colour Nail Polish Thermal Polish Fashion Multicolor Nail Polish and here’s a code for 10% off: ALBK31

left nails are warm, and right nails are cold

See you later~

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I could never go on without you, green eyes

Hello Lovelies! I have a new Dream Eyes colored contact lens review for you today! These are the Green Sparkle contact lenses from Spooky Eyes, they’re a mix of a bright forest green and the outer ring is a darker muddy green. Spooky Eyes sent […]

Velvet batty pinstripes

Hello Lovelies! I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through October and this is the first Halloween mani I’ve done! O.OLast year I was all over Halloween, and nearly had a new mani every day, but lately I’ve haven’t been changing my polish up as often.These […]

Vampy Velvet

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Instagram has been flooded with dark vampy “velvet” nails, and I just love the look of matte dark nails, so I broke out my matte topcoat for the first time in ages! I should really try out some different brands of matte topcoat, I’ve been using Wet n Wild’s incarnation for ages, and the only other one I’ve used is NYC Matte Me Crazy. I’m very fond of the extremely matte finish, almost chalkboard, and Wet n Wild just hasn’t been cutting it lately.

left is the natural finish, no topcoat, right is with matte topcoat

This is OPI Viking In A Vinder Vonderland from the Nordic Collection, I haven’t worn this one in forever. I’ve got two coats with matte topcoat, I snapped a pic while they were still shiny since my last swatch post with this polish had horrible quality pictures.

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Well hello there!

Hello Lovelies!Here’s what I’ve been up to lately:watching: Ore Monogatari, GoT, Gravity Falls, Karneval,listening to: ghibli soundtracks,on my nails: they’re bare at the moment, and ready to be painted,wearing: denim shorts and DW T’s,knitting: a lace cowl at work,reading: Becoming Jinn by Lori Goldstein,liking: my […]

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