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

Month: April 2016

Portland Thrift Finds

Morning! I went to the Portland goodwill bins for the very first time last Saturday, and I came home with quite the haul! By far the best thing I found was this dark jade sateen dress, the brand is Words, but with such a simple […]

I walked with you once upon a dream

Morning!While sorting through the pics I took of this design I realized this looks just like an outfit of Princess Aurora, and the name Rose Gold Digger suits her as well since she’s originally known as Briar Rose. I think there are even some roses hiding […]

Cloudy Violet Fractals


I felt like using a “fun” polish, so I brought out a thermal from BPS, but it was too cold to make the shift from purple to blue, so it ended up looking a ‘lil drab. I only wore these for two days, so I never got around to snapping any pics while they were blue…

To brighten things up, I added some geometric stamping w/China Glaze In a Lily Bit and BPL-027. I finished these off with the usual thick coat of shiny topcoat. I love that the stamping came out sheer enough that you can still see the glitters peeking out from underneath.

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Salon Perfect Rose Gold Digger: Swatch Sunday

Hello everyone! It seems like everyone and their dog has jumped onto the rose gold bandwagon. I’m just now seeing rose gold products trickling down into to the drugstore brands. I’m not brave enough to sport rose gold locks (a.k.a too lazy for that level […]

Neon Geometric Double Stamping

Morning all!I got the inspiration for this mani from a nail account on IG, and I was sure I bookmarked the post or at least pinned it on Pinterest, but I can’t track it down for the life of me 🙁 It was double stamped […]

Surimi Swirls

Morning everyone!

I didn’t start out intending to stamp Surimi nails, but while I finished these off with matte topcoat, I realized they look exactly like the classic ramen topping. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, scroll to the bottom of the post to see a pic of some real Surimi on top of an awesome bowl of ramen I got in Portland a while back.

These started with a base of OPI Alpine Snow, and the stamping was done with Salon Perfect Oh Snap! & BPL-027, and finally I matted this with Pure Ice Frost Finish.

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The tale of my seven dollar polish cabinet

Morning everyone!I’ve been storing my polish hoard in stackable flat plastic boxes for the past year, and it has gotten pretty out of hand, the boxes are way too heavy to move around so I’d been ignoring all my shimmers for ages because they’re on […]

Wet n Wild Megaglo Contour Palette

Good morning everyone!I recently picked up this contour palette from Wet n Wild in the shade Dulce de Leche, it has a milky white highlight and a light brown contour shade.I picked mine up from Fred Meyers, full price it’s 3.99, but I had a bogo […]

Swatch Sunday: Wet n Wild Megalast Violet Attack

Morning everyone!

This is Wet n Wild Megalast Violet Attack, I recently used it as a base for the Prisoner of Azkaban nails, and I wanted to show you what this lovely sapphire blue looked like before I cloaked it in glitter and stamping.
It’s a highly pigmented and super smooth, it’s one of the rare one coaters in my polish hoard. This is two coats w/shiny topcoat. As shimmers go, it’s not very intense, without looking close I’d almost mistake it for a creme.

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I solemnly swear I am up to no good

Good morning lovelies!I just re-read Prisoner of Azkaban a couple weeks ago, so when Lady Queen sent me hehe plate 032, I had to get it on my nails asap!POA is my favorite book in the series, mainly because it has a ton of funny classroom […]

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