July 22, 2011

Freaky Friday!

So today I'm dipping into my old stash of pictures again. I do apologize. We are expecting guests this weekend so I haven't had time to do my nails.

I did want to show you guys something that just happened in front of my house a few minutes ago. But that after the comparison picture I have for you. Here I'm comparing OPI's Plum Full of Cheer with Visions of Sugarplum. Both Ulta exclusives for the holidays from this past year and the year before.

From L-R: Plum Full of Cheer, Visions of Sugarplum, PFOC, VOS
You can see Plum Full of Cheer is a bit different. VoS has more and bigger shimmer in it but the base colors are a bit similar.

Now, what is up with today? The weather here has been unable to decide if it wants to be cloudy or sunny. And as I was washing dishes, a view outside of my kitchen window showed a vehicle speeding down our street and behind it a police vehicle with the lights and sirens full blaze. The police vehicle then stopped right in front of my house and the officer exited the vehicle pointing his weapon at what I assume to be the suspects they were chasing.

I honestly was too afraid at this point to go outside. So I waited a bit and when I did, there were several other police vehicles, both marked and unmarked.

This honestly is the first time this has happened on our street since I've lived here in 2006. So, the scene was a bit shocking, but exciting at the same time. I snapped a few pictures and took a short video because I'm a tourist at heart. We don't know why the suspects were chased and arrested, rumor has it they were caught robbing someone at gunpoint in a public area and fled the scene. How true that is, I can't be sure. But that's what I heard. Either way, the police seemed to conduct themselves in a professional manner and thank goodness there was no on foot chase through our backyards! That would have been really scary.

So thank you EPPD for doing what you do. Here's the pics and video. And yes our neighbors were gathering around and chatting throughout. Below in the first pic, the blue vehicle with the door wide open is the vehicle of the guys that were arrested.

I also sent these pictures and video to a local news channel, hopefully they'll use them tonight with more details! I'd like to know what exactly was going on.

Well, I'm off to finish preparing the guest bedroom and then to pick up some extra groceries. I may not have time to post next week. I guess it depends on how much time we spend outside the house. Hope you're all doing well and have a great weekend!

July 19, 2011

What the flip?


Yes, I do watch cartoons. This is one of my favorites. Plus, lately I've been enjoying spending time with my boys as they watch me draw their favorite cartoon characters onto my nails! As promised yesterday, I finished my Adventure Time mani lastnight. Of course I could not get a good enough Princess Bubblegum or Lumpy Space Princess. I even tried Tree Trunks. I failed miserably. So I kept the 3 characters that came out decently imo. Finn, Lady Rainicorn and Jake.

A video in my lightbox

Underneath I alternated black layered with Ozotic Pro 506 and Makeup Store Linnea. Just in case you wanted to see those by themselves, I have a few pictures.

This is my first Ozotic Pro polish. I received it in a swap and now I'm thinking I need more. The multi-chrome effect is amazing! I just can't stop staring at my nails at different angles because it's so beautiful :) Too bad I don't have family in Australia, otherwise I'd be pestering them into sending me more all the time :p

Well that's it from me for today. Next my kids want me to do a Spongebob theme. After my epic failing sessions lastnight I honestly don't want to attempt to draw anymore characters. So I may just do a simple bikini bottom look. Who knows, I may even just do a regular non fancy, non artsy manicure. We shall see. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful evening!

July 18, 2011

OPI Do you think I'm Tex-y?

If you want my body and you think I'm sexy, come on baby, let me know! If you really need me, just reach out and touch me. Come on, honey, tell me soooooo!

I know I'm not the only one who grew up listening to that song! I know you're out there singing along to it, too. Don't deny it! :p

Unfortunately today I cannot show you my nails just yet. I've been on a real nail art kick. Lastnight I got the idea to do an Adventure Time theme! Of course like always, I thought it'd be pretty easy, but I'm having some difficulty with Lady Rainicorn and Princess Bubblegum :(

Sooo, I'm pulling an old photo out of my 'For Emergency Blog Posts' only folder. This was a few months ago, but I think it's perfect for the Summer. It's OPI's Do you think I'm Tex-y? from the Texas Collection. I don't know if I've mentioned this before, but I love jelly polishes and a lot of the Texas Collection colors were jellies! So here it is:

I believe this was 3 coats and no topcoat. True to it's jelly form, there's still visible nail line. But it's so shiny and pretty that I don't even care! Well, I'm going to try to finish my adventure time theme tonight. I may just quit on Lady Rainicorn and Princess Bubblegum to be honest and keep Jake and Finn. I'll keep trying before I officially call it quits though. Hope you're all having a wonderful Monday!

July 13, 2011

Hello Kitty

Well, this little kitty is harder to draw than she looks! That's all I can really say. I tried and had to redo it like 3 times before finally deciding 1 nail with the kitty would be enough. Because I originally planned on doing Hello Kitty on each nail with different bow colors. Epic Fail! :p

Here's what I was able to do with a somewhat acceptable result :)

I used OPI Rumple's Wiggin' as the base color, then 1 thin coat of China Glaze Frosty and like 3 coats of Wet N Wild Party of Five Glitters. I wish the glitter was more densely packed in that polish! What a pain in the rear it was for me to get it to look the way it did.

Anyhow, sorry no video. It's actually been cloudy here the last few days :( But lately I've been itching to do more nail art. So hopefully you'll be seeing more of it and I'll get better so you won't have to suffer so much or gouge your eyes out!

Have a goodnight everyone!

July 8, 2011

Makeup Store Siw and some underwater fun!

Hello! Well today I finally gave into an idea I had a couple of weeks ago. I all of a sudden wanted to try to do an ocean themed mani. Of course I tried to resist as long as possible, because I truly suck at nail art. But today when I put on Siw, I thought, wow, this would be a perfect water/background color for fishie critters! So, on with it, right? Here is the AMAZINGness that is Siw with all it's linear blue holo hotness. This is 2 coats over the Aqua fix base coat, without any top coat!

Indoors with flash
Outdoors in direct sunlight without flash

An out of focus video. My camera seriously could not focus for this one. I tried zooming in and out and it was just too much awesome sauce for the power of my camera :p

Isn't that gorgeous?! So of course I chose this to be my canvas for an underwater theme. Please excuse my funky nail art. I know I need lots more practice, but I'm very artistically challenged. So, believe me when I say this was really, really good for me :p

In the shade without flash

In direct sunlight without flash


Just in case you're wondering what I used for everything else. Here it is:

Rainbow's End (Nic's Stick) for the sand
OPI Hot & Spicy with OPI DS Treasure for the orange fish
American Apparel Peacock with Zoya Ivanka for the sea weed
American Apparel Peacock with Orly Halley's Comet for the green fish
American Apparel Peacock for the Octopus
American Apparel Downtown L.A. for the crab
American Apparel Hassid for all the eyes, mouths and octopus tentacle lines
OPI Pinking of You with OPI DS Divine for the coral
OPI Over the Taupe with Chanel Trapeze for the rock

I think that's everything! Thanks for looking, I hope you enjoyed the underwater theme and have a safe and fun weekend!

July 7, 2011

To The One That Got Away, I Lily Love You!

Hello! Today I have for you two of my untrieds tried together :p OPI's The One That Got Away and I layered 2 coats of I Lily Love You on top of that. I have to say, I'm really liking ILLY. I think I might want to start layering this over EVERYTHING!

But enough yapping, check this beauty out!

Outdoors in the shade

Direct Sunlight

And 2 blurry pictures taken indoors without flash

And because I can never leave well enough alone, here's a video showing you the super sparkliness of this!

What do you guys think? Nice, huh? I know flakes and glitter are not everybody's cup of tea, but I do love them! This is the 2nd year in a row that I'm really digging OPI's summer collection :) Well, that's it from me for today. I hope you're all doing well and having a great day!