Saturday, September 29, 2012

China Glaze I'm With The Lifeguard - Neon green and purple!

Sooo.. This has been an adventure (that's the fun way of saying puzzling and annoying). If you read enough blogs you may have come across two universal truths. 1. Cameras hate purple. and 2. Neons are impossible to photograph. Naturally, I wasn't thinking about either when I decided to paint my nails with China Glaze I'm With The Lifeguard (a VERY neon green) and include some purple accents. Oh the horror!

My camera likes to pretend that neon green is pastel green and that rich grapey purple is some kind of washed out blah thing. I tried all manner of different types of light. The first picture below is in direct sunlight, the other is in soft artificial light (at night) in the cardboard and tissue paper lightbox I made. I'm moderately happy with the results. You really have to see this colour in person though!

China Glaze I'm With The Lifeguard. Chi Chi Capital H.I.M. Stamping plate BM209.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ninja Polish Color Changing Garnet swatches

This is one of my new polishes that I was very excited about and it didn't disappoint! Color Changing Garnet is part of the Facets collection from Ninja Polish, one of three gorgeous multichromatic polishes named after color changing gemstones. The other two are Alexandrite and Zultanite.

Ninja Polish Color Changing Garnet. OPI Every Month Is Oktoberfest.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

China Glaze Ruby Pumps

Usually I can't resist getting fancy with my manis. Doing some stamping or layering some glitter or flakies or whatnot. But Ruby Pumps is just so gorgeous. I can't stop looking at my nails. It's so rich and glittery. I have been hunting for a good classic red and was planning on getting the new China Glaze Adventure Red-y from their Safari collection (and maybe I still will). But Ruby Pumps is a perfect cool toned classic red, but with a bit (ok a lot) of twinkle thrown in.

China Glaze Ruby Pumps.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The beginning! With Bahamian Escape and Mercury Twilight

This manicure was my first fancy thing, ever. My first go with the stamping plate I got in my starter kit from Konad. I took these pictures about 10 days ago after having worn if for a few days. I'd just got my Bundle Monster plates in the mail and wanted to have a play, but I loved this mani so very much that I needed to take pics! It's so sad that it was a cloudy day - the holo is just so stunning in sunlight.

China Glaze Bahamian Escape. Layla Mercury Twilight.

Hello blog world!

This blog (and my nail polish obsession) are brand new! I have so much to learn. Who knew this was such a sparkly and creative world? Over the last month or so of reading all the amazing blogs out there I've had my mind blown so many times. Stamps! I can stamp my nails!? Holy crap!

I've never really liked having long nails. They always got in the way of my life. I had this mistaken idea that you needed to be a delicate lady with lovely long nails to wear pretty polish - I was wrong! Embrace what you have and don't be afraid! Nail polish is too much fun to be held back. So forgive me for not having perfect, long nails, but I don't care anymore. I quite like them this length. They're getting longer now though - keeping them manicured is protecting them, discouraging the odd nibble and helping them grow up big and strong. Like spinach for nails.

I have created this blog for a couple reasons. I love reading nail blogs, so if anyone reads this and is inspired that's awesome! Also, every mani I do I love. They are like my childrens. I want to keep them. So.. I am going to keep them on the internets where they will be safe.

I have a lot of figuring out to do still with photographing my nails, but I will learn.

So without further ado.. let us begin!
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