Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Now We Go to Ollie for the Weather...


This mani came about because I wanted something simple but eye-catching for starting school again. It's gonna be my first time in school since I'm a full fledged polish addict and I want errbody to notice my nails. And if I can make some extra cash doing friends' nails, then all the better*.

I started with two coats of the amazing Illamasqua Jo'Mina. It had been calling my name, weeping for longing for all it wanted was to grace my nails. So I flung all the untrieds to the side, and got to work. When I say flung, I mean I very gently moved them aside in their little basket that's holding them. As if I would hurt them.

NOTE: The first pic was color corrected and the rest of the pics in this post were untouched. My camera was being a pain and showed this too blue. When I was editing the pics I got so confused as to what the real color of this polish is, since it changes depending on the lighting. For a good swatch you can check this post at Vampy Varnish.

Next, I stamped with China Glaze Deviantly Daring from the new Bohemian collection and plate DRK-A. I accented the stamps with loose 'glequins' from the KKCenterHK store (Product Link). You'll be seeing a full review on these very soon.

NGHGAOMFGSDMF. I loved the result SO much! It's so rare that something turns out exactly as I planned it in my head. I even got the stamp almost completely centered! That's a new achievement unlocked for me. I have also named these 'Hurricane Nails' since it looks like the eye of a storm. Which is fitting since apparently we've got a hurricane or storm coming between today and Thursday :\. Awesome.

NOTE (part deux): I wanted to mention some quick things about the posting schedule. As you may know, I'm doing the 31 Day Challenge and we're posting every 3 days. This is longer than I usually like to update but, since starting school, I know I'm going to have less time to devote to the blog and I really want to concentrate on my last semester. I'll try posting non-challenge-related manis while I can, I just ask you to stick with me if you see the blog a little bare every now and then. I really can't thank you guys enough for your support (like in that first red challenge mani) and I'm definitely not disappearing! I also scheduled the second challenge mani so it should post without issues, but if you don't see the third challenge mani it might be due to a power outage or the likes.

Have a great day and, as always, thank you for looking!

*I know you're not supposed to start a sentence with 'And', but it's my style. Don't cramp my style :D


  1. Looks fabulous! I am 100% positive, people will notice your nails! You'll be labelled as the Nail Star, which is absolutely cool.

    1. Lol, thank you. Nail Star...I could live with that! :P

  2. THose are hypnotizing!! I love it!

    1. That is the plan....hypnotize them to give me A's .... MWAHAHAAHA

  3. my goals for these two free days off cause of the storm, get caught up on school work and write a couple of blogs in advanced :)

    I love the design and color combo!

    1. Same here! I'll take any chance to practice a couple of nail designs :P

      Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! I'm a tiny bit in love with them :D


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