Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Back from the crafting vortex...

Good morning/afternoon everyone!

The past two weeks have been crazy busy crafting up a storm, and between manipulating threads on my loom, using a fine steel crochet hook my nails bit the dust a week ago. The nasty turn our winter weather is taking had rendered my cuticles RAGGED. The hands are a total disaster. I spent yesterday giving them some TLC, and celebrated all my hard work with a pretty manicure last night.

I used my 'hospital green' franken for the base colour. Then I made my flower petal dots using my larger dotting tool and NYC Flat Iron Green. I then placed a slightly smaller dot of Sinful Colors Vacation Time (the all-time favorite pink in my current collection) on top of each dark green dot, then went in with the toothpick and dragged the center of each dot towards the center. One more dot of Flat Iron green in the center of each flower, and finish off with a dot of Nina Ultra Pro Like Butta. I used Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat to seal it all up.

Ewe cuticle yucks! Yay for macro. I don't think they look that apparent IRL. I hope not. :P

Thanks for looking! I hope I'll be back again full force over the next few weeks with a new manis! I've really missed doing them!

Hope everybody has a nice day even if the weather is getting you down!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Still here!

Just a quick manicure I did some time last week, before the crunch really set in for my craft stuff. Unfortunately as a result of the weaving, and the 1.5 mm steel crochet hook, my nails died. So after this there'll be nubbins.

For the base colour I used 3 coats of a Claire's pink that I have dubbed "pepto". It was in a set of pink and red minis. Then I used one of the red sparkly minis from the same set and Sinful Colors Tokyo Pearl to do the toothpick roses. The leaves are Sinful Colors Show Me the Way.

This mani along with my Aerosmith one are both in the Fab Nail Arts gallery for this week's Pink Challenge. Thanks Mae and Thriszha!

A big thank you to Rina at Simply Rins for giving me a certificate for participating in her nail art competition! I'll keep it at the bottom of my blog as well! :) Thanks I had fun!

Have a great week!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

For Your Nails Only's Christmas Challenge-Voting!

Hi everybody! Sorry I've been so sparse with my entries, but I'm making tons of progress on the crafting front, which is great considering the sale is on the 27th!

Anyways, onto the mani! This is my submission for Tara's Christmas themed nail art contest at For Your Nails Only. We had top pick one of our favorite things about the Christmas season and translate that into a nail design, the stipulation being that some element of the nail art should be hand drawn. :)

I had a lot of fun making these! I just took a gander at all the entries and they are so fantastic! Some people went really all out on the hand drawing and the results are so cool! If you want to vote you have to be a follower of For Your Nails Only, and fill out the voting form. Even if you don't plan to vote I encourage you to head on over and check out the gallery!

Have a great weekend everybody!

PS: Oh Rins! I LuuuuRV your Christmas Prezzie manicure! :) :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rock n' roll Nail Art

Ooops I missed a challenge deadline! That's okay I had tons of fun with this manicure. Who doesn't love playing with pink and black and SPARKLES? :P

The other entries for Lacquerista's Rock n' Roll challenge are pretty awesome. If you have a minute you could go take a peek and vote!

Thanks for stopping by. I'll try and get better photos of this manicure in tomorrow's light and update. Providing it survives another night of weaving!


Friday, November 5, 2010

Black and Red Reverse French

With rhinestones! :P

Base - Essie Lacquered Up 2 coats
Tips - Claire's Black Hole 1 coat
Detail - Kiss Nail Art striper polish in white plus Claire's Snow Ball with dotting tool for flower and a dot on each tip. I used the toothpick technique to draw down the petals. I finished off with red rhinestones.
Top Coat - Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

Thanks for stopping by. And thank you for all your comments!
Later gaters!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Frightfully Late Halloween Manicure

I sported this mani over Halloween weekend but I only just got the photos off my camera to post! Sorry about the blur. These were taken just before heading out the door to go shopping where I was sure I'd wreck at least one tip. Plus camera drama. My little guy got hold of it and busted the screen so it's difficult to see if I'm even in macro mode.

Them bones them bones...

Base colour - Wet n' Wild French White Creme
Black detail - Kiss Nail Art Striper
Orange candle glow - Color Club Turn the Other Chic
Top Coat - Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

I dig the thumb of my left hand. Big meanie superskull followed by all his cute wittle skully minions.

Later Gaters! <3

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you Polish and Konad for tagging me for this award!


  • Thank and link back the giver of the award
  • Share 7 things about yourself
  • Pass it along to 15 other bloggers
  • Contact them and let them know you love 'em

7 things about myself!

1) I'm a fibre artist and I also paint and draw.
2) I have a 17 month old son
3) I'm a huge fan of performing arts. I wish I could afford to see more!
4) I have a Blue Heeler/Australian shepherd cross dog named Buddy.
5) Rickman. Walken. Hopkins. Oldman.
6) Stephen King, Anne Rice....and Douglas Adams. :p
7) Scrabble, Cribbage, Yahtzee...Mega Man. :P

I would scroll through all the blogs on my roll and try and find 15 that haven't had this tag, but I have to get down to business and weave some scarves!

Instead I will send you to go check out five Canadian nail blogs!

Deez Nailz
Polish Obsessed
Canadian Nail Fanatic
Dees Polish Endeavours

Love and hugs!

Monday, November 1, 2010

My submission for Fab Nail Art Halloween challenge


Base colour= 2 coats of Claire's Snow Ball
Raven and Text= Kiss Nail Art striper polish in black
Red/pink detail= Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Chocolate Kiss
Topcoat= Sally Hansen Insta Dry

Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween. I actually had one more mani to show before the holiday passed by but the days all melted together and I never seemed to have a minute to myself for posting.

You can view the Halloween Nail Art gallery on Facebook. As always I send a big thank you to Mae and Thrishza for hosting these challenges. It's a lot of work!

Later Gaters!