Saturday, September 25, 2010

Whoa, Tainted Love


Whoa!  THAT'S a bad video.  LOL  Happy Saturday, Kitschies!  In case you didn't notice, I haven't been around for a couple of days.  Why?  Work has been busy, as usual, and then I just haven't felt much like getting on the computer when I get home.  I was planning on doing a post last night, but dinner took much longer to cook than expected and by the time we ate, the hubs and I decided to just veg instead of working out and working on the computer.   Either way, the work week is over and it's been a typically busy weekend.  I took Nate to the library this morning, where he picked out 5 books to check out.  I grabbed two cookbooks for myself.  I know the hubs is happy that I've rediscovered the library and am no longer buying cookbooks - at least for now.  After that I headed over to a friend's house to paint her and her daughters' nails.  We planned on doing a lime green and purple water marble but that was a big fat fail (I think the green was too thin), so I ended up doing something a little more simple.  I'll tell you about that in another post soon.  I came home, ate lunch and realized that Mason had a fever when I got him up from his nap.  Wonderful.  I'm not 100% convinced that he's sick yet, but considering Nate had something that started like that last weekend, I won't be surprised when he spikes another fever later on this evening.  Then the hubs went to the studio, so I've been home with the kidlets all afternoon.  They're eating right now, so I have a few minutes to work on this post.

Last week (or the week before), I ran across a post that reminded me of a great color I had, but had yet to use.  In fact, Nate saw the picture of the green and said "Oooh!  That's a pretty color, Mommy!"   I also remembered that as soon as I saw posts on this collection, I had to have it!  This is Tainted Love from Ulta Glam Goth mini collection. 
I thought it was going to be really difficult to apply this polish because the bottles are so tiny (hence the mini), but I really had no trouble at all.  Tainted love is a gorgeous green base with green & gold shimmer.  Some day I'll use it on my whole nail because it really is pretty.  This is taken indoors with flash.
Outdoors, direct sunlight.  Ugh!  My nails are so stained!  I'm sure I can tell more than your average Joe, but I see it an it drives me bonkers.  I'd love to just let them breathe for a week, but I really don't know that I could.  Anyway, I used French mani guide stickers to do the tips.  I'm sure I could do it free-hand, but I don't mind cheating. :)  As much as I liked the green tips, I wasn't quite finished with this mani.
So...I grabbed some black acrylic paint and my striping brush and did a thin line just under the green tip and then dragged out a couple "feathers" to make a simple little design.  And to accent the tiny gold sparkle in the green, I added just a touch of gold glitter with a Art Club striping polish.
And just one more picture for good measure.  Oh!  While I'm thinking about it...I have horribly ridged nails - especially on my ring and pinky finger on my left hand.  If you click the pics to make them big, you can really see the ridges.  I asked the Sallys girl what ridge filler she recommended and I picked it up, but I'm not really impressed.  Do any of you use ridge filler?  If yes, which one do you use?  How 'bout ones you don't like?  Is there such a thing as non-milky white ridge filler?

Enough with the questions!!  Tonight is a two-fer post.  I've been meaning to post this one for-EVA, so I'm finally remembering tonight.  Better late than n-EVA!
A couple months ago (yes, months), I borrowed this beauty from a co-worker.  This is SH HD Blu.  She'd always worn it with multiple layers, but I saw it layered over black it glowed.  So, I slapped on a coat of SH Xtreme Wear Black Out and the layered a couple coats of Blu over top.  It. was. gorgeous!  It almost made me want to wear sandals to work.
This was taken outside with direct sun.  It was a kinda messy application (not because of the polish but because I suck at pedis), but seeing the bits of black around the edges makes it look kinda cool.

And...this was taken indoors with flash.  This glows, even without bright light!  I wore this until big chunks were missing.  Now I have to go out and get this color for myself.   Thanks, Kim. *sigh*

I think it's about bed time for the monkeys here in the house.  After they go down (easily, I'm hoping), I'm going to do some work around the house and then do a little Konading on my poll winner: OPI Ski Teal We Drop.  I'll be posting that some time next week.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.  The countdown to the Kitschy Suburbia/Makeup Zombie adult-only weekend begins on October 1st. I. can. not. wait.

Listening to: Scooby Doo
Mood: tired

11 comments:

Makeup Zombie said...

TOES!!! ACK! lol... That looks really cool, but I especially LOVE the mani. Wow, you're getting so good at this Meggers.

Stray Stitches said...

Love the mani - Go West High! LOL! Sorry to hear little Mason has/had a temp. The toes are cute too!

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

The mani is awesome and what a good pedi color. Love the toesies. I use a ridge filler when I do swatching cuz I haz lots o ridges and I usually use China Glaze ridge filler and then I got Essie ridgefiller in a giveaway and they both work decent for me...china glaze is a bit thicker and essie dries a bit faster...those are the biggest differences I see. Good luck. Normally I'm busy trying to find a good nail strengthener as a basecoat which is what I wear under my everday manis.

Danielle said...

loving the funky french tips with or without the added design :) very cute. I purchased 2 of the older Sally Hansen HD's a while ago but still have not worn them! I think it too late in the season to wear them now, too bright and I'm excited for the fally colours. Blu looks great on you, I may have to purchase ;)

ABOP (laquerlove on MUA) said...

I like the art you added to the green! I can never get such nice thin lines with any of my stripers...

Myya said...

Hope Mason gets to feeling better. LOVE the green tips, especially when you jazzed it all up!

Robyn said...

I love the mani so much - I really, really want to do a nice french but my nails are a bit on the f**ked side - I sliced through one of them with a knife, that should give you an idea. Love the tootsies, too, I think I might do a blue pedi today.

Tempera said...

Love the mani what a pretty green. Hope your little Men feel better soon.

SilhouetteScreams said...

LOL TOES. I love the striping on the mani, it makes it that much cuter :3

Debra said...

I love, LOVE the green! Gorgeous! My husband is grateful about every other month when I rediscover the library and then just as sad when I rediscover Amazon the next month. :)

Sylvia said...

The mani looks lovely!