Thursday, June 10, 2010

Challenge accepted!

Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.
Chinese proverb

Good evening, Kitschies! Only 1 more day stands between us and the weekend. What are your plans for the weekend?

Earlier this week, I was trolling the blogs and I came across Polish Hoarder Disorder (PHD) blog. Not only does she do awesome nails herself, she challenges her fellow followers to flex their creative muscle. I took a look at the challenge galleries and thought: "I wanna do that!" And, as luck would have it, the current challenge is patriotic themed (read: right up my alley). If you hurry, you can enter your submission, too - but you've gotta do it fast because entries close tomorrow (6/11) at midnight CST! You know you want to do it!! Anyway..I went home that night, took stock of the polish I had and proceeded to create my submission. I did the left hand with no problem, but ran in to a brain block with what to do with the right hand. That's where the hubs stepped in an made a suggestion to mix it up a bit. I haven't done a whole lot of nail art before, so it's a little rough, but I like how it turned out. Here's my patriotic submission to PHD's patriotic challenge.

Left hand - freehand stars

Right hand - freehand stripes

See the nubbins on the right hand :*(

What I used
What I used (L-R): Sinful Colors in Midnight Blue (at least 5 years old - see the old style bottle?), Art Deco nail art in silver and ChG in Vertical Rush. All the colors are shimmer - I love Vertical Rush; it's such a deep (but bright) red and the blue was a great compliment to the red, just the right shade and shimmer.

I got a few comments/compliments on this mani. People mostly said it was too late for Memorial Day and too early for 4th of July. So what? Can't a girl practice? LOL I'm really looking forward to seeing the other submissions because the other challenges have produced some really cool results.

While I was on vacation, my BFF texted me early one morning to tell me that I'd won a giveaway. What?! I don't win those things!! I logged on and saw that I had won Libby's Pink Vanity's 50 Follower Giveaway. I was pretty excited because there were quite a few things in there that I had my eye on. I got the package of goodies yesterday at work, but I waited to open it until I got home. And look what I found...

The theme was pink!

But she threw in a bunch of other goodies, too!

The whole haul

I now have my first Color Club polish (and what a great color, too)!! And now I have another holo (woot!), a bottle of SH Hidden Treasure, a handful of new polishes (some colors I would've never gotten myself), new mascara, lipstick, blush, foundation, lip balm, lip liner, makeup case, body wash and lotion (smells yum) and an Adidas t-shirt (I love red and black together). I was so excited about the Color Club polish (She's So Glam) that I took off my patriotic challenge mani and did a new one! I'll blog about that one in a couple days. If you haven't checked out Libby's Pink Vanity, you definitely should - she does some cute nail art she's got the DL on a lot of giveaways. Stop by and tell her Kitschy Suburbia sent you!

I think that's about it for this evening, my lovely readers. If there's anything you'd like me to talk about (a recipe with a certain ingredient, a specific color of polish, family life), lemme know and I'll do my best to answer your request. Have a great evening and enjoy your FRIDAY!!

Listening to: Come As You Are (live) by Nirvana


Linda said...

I really liked your patriotic mani! It certainly fits my red, white, and blue daughter!

R3Beauty said...

That manicure is great! I absolutely love it! I think I know my 4th of July mani now thanks to you! ;)

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Congrats on your giveaway win. Those are so much fun! and I love your mani...can't wait to see it on PHD's blog with all the others. Very creative and cool!