Friday, March 15, 2013

I quick farewell, for a while.

So, some recent news.
1. I have a terrible pain. Not like, "Ow, it hurts when I move or when I breathe" or anything like that, no. This pain, honestly, is hell-bent on ruining my whole day, everyday, and most nights.
So, I've had to go to the hospital and rack up thousands of dollars in medical bills for them to perform all the tests, and stand there like a confused toddler, I'm not even kidding. So now I have to do doctors visits.
Which brings me to 2. I got fired. Yup, I am now jobless because my company didn't like me missing days even though I had notes explaining them and that, under their policy, should have been fine. But then they changed the rules, and now I have no money. :(
And 3. I'm moving, asap. I have to leave my first home ever in two weeks because we cannot afford rent on Matt's salary. So I have been packing everything, including my nail polishes, which makes this my last post in a long while, for a long while.

Hope fully I will feel better and get back to this fine community. I really enjoy nail art, so today, I bring you my cut claws, ready for the night life on St. Patrick's Day!

So the hardest part was doing all the clovers, easily. It was a pain. But damn do I love green!

I went out past towards a salon today because I saw that they had the China Glaze Spring Advent Collection packs for $18.00! I was all happy thinking "Yes, a collection I can afford." Only to have the guy look at me weird, bring over the box, and rip the $18.00 price tag off, stating that it was 42 dollars. I left their claiming they were false advertising, putting that in their window display. Before I left, a nail tech came by, took my hand and asked where I had them done. Then she rudely commented that I couldn't have done them myself, like you must be a nail tech to do such clean lines and cute details. Ugh.

The striping was painful, and easily took me 30 mins to do each accent nail, most of which was laying the tape down!

So yeah, hopefully I will be getting another job soon and not be on the streets. I'm really sorry for the long time-no post deal, but I think the beginning explains all that.

Random Dragon Fact #9 - I honestly hated my old job, because every call was either "Meh" and "This idiot is a nightmare!"

Monday, February 25, 2013

Welcome to Nail Art Station!

Today's one-photo post is brought to you by Matt, my boyfriend who has been watching movies with me all day, and helping me build my new nail polish rack.

I know it's not done, but I love it! I just can't believe I've filled it up so quickly!

So, yeah, I'm doing spring cleaning tomorrow, but I may also do some new nails because Wednesday is work, and I'm still wearing last post's nails. :)

This is my new station, actually, with all my swatches and nail wheels, dotting tools and paint brushes, there's a lamp to the left and in the boxes themselves, there's my nail polish remover, pure acetone, stamping plates, cotton swabs, make-up squares, tape, and extra swatch sticks on the top, and my tackle box of beading stuff, with my nail art tools like orange sticks and triangular sponges on top of that on the bottom. I really like how it looks now, but it will look better when I re-paint the boxes and actually paint the shelves.

Random Dragon Fact #8 - I really miss the sun, and hope that it comes and stays soon.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Roses are Red, Violets are...

Well, violet, but blue was my theme today, and I decided to try something new. I see a lot of these, but I wanted to see if I could get a wrapping paper look with mine, and I think I did well.
Behold, my vintage rose claws!

I had a lot of fun designing these!

I also found out that my DnD dice make a great nail art prop!
I love table-top RPG's, I'm in two or three current running sessions!

The Colors:
Julep - Susie
Julep - Delaunay
Sinful Colors - Sugar Sugar
Icing - Ivy
Julep - Daphne

Day's have been pretty slow. Mondays and Thursdays seem like better days for nail polishing.
Although, I have taken a look at the 31 day and 52 week challenges, and I may try the 31 day one on March 1st, so it's a March-a-thon of nails!

Random Dragon Fact #7 - I prefer games like Pokemon over games like Halo.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Back In Black

Well, I'm back, after dealing with some personal health issues, I've been to down to upload anything, and I really am sorry. I've been noticing that my blog hasn't gotten too much attention, and I get that, it's not a huge part of my life. I may be getting my salon license this year, just seems like a good idea.

I've decided to go back to my grudge years, nail-wise. In my teens, I had two polishes, black, and pink. I was never much for pink, but I love this black. Now that I'm older, I can add more to it, like here!

I love how CG Fairy Dust Shimmers!

Wet and Wild: Black Creme
China Glaze: Fairy Dust

I'm also working on a big project, I wonder what it could be?

Random Dragon Fact #6: I have Bipolar Disorder, but still manage to make everyone else happy, when I really want to be happy myself...

Monday, February 11, 2013

All the Nail Art!

Hello all! Even though today's post doesn't include my own nails, it does include 6 hours worth of designing work over 2 days.
First off, I went to Sally's after I finally found one. I was rather disappointed by the 50% sale, because it was pretty much non-existent. I was able to pick up some nail swatch wheels because my fiance thought I should make a portfolio of my nail art. I will certainly be getting more, but for now, this is what I have.
After going to Sally's, we went to Ulta, where I made myself happy again!

But first, Nail Art! I had a lot of fun doing all these, I'm very proud of them!

And then the Ulta Haul.
Colors from left: Ulta Jaded (1), Sally Hansen Gunmetal (2), Sally Hansen Grey Area (3), OPI Brisbane Bronze (4).

Ulta Peach Parfait (5), China Glaze Magnetix Instant Chemistry (8), China Glaze Fairy Dust (7), Ulta After Party (6).

Look! I found Fairy Dust!

Heh, Normally, I do half white-half black nails for glitter, but I was so excited, I forgot.

I will be doing a tutorial tomorrow, so look forward to that.

Random Dragon Fact #5: I can get both inspired and fairly depressed by other peoples art.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Polish Haul, Mardi Gras, and my Collection!

I am beyond sorry for missing a tutorial and a post this week... Things have been rocky with my health, and my depression keeps me from doing a lot. But I was finally able to get something done today!

1. Yesterday, actually, I went down to Icing in the mall and purchased two sets for 18.70! 9 bottles!

2. I cleaned and re-designed my polishing area so now they are all in one area of the wall, which I like.

And 3. My job made me do some Mardi Gras "Float" thing, and while I was doing it I noticed how interesting green and purple are together, so I did some nail art.

The Gold stamping was really subtle on the green nails, but that's okay with me!

The Colors: By this time, just assume I'm using OPI base and Julep Freedom Top coats.
Sinful Colors - San Francisco
Sinful Colors - I Love You
Konad Stamping - Gold
Icing - Inner Goddess

I really enjoyed this one, and hopefully next week I can be a bit more on time with my posts. I'll still do a nice tutorial on the heart water marbling, since that one got the most requests.

Random Dragon Fact #4: I do artwork sometimes, and this is one of my bests:

See you all next week, have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Early Valentines Day

Hi, everyone! I'm sorry for missing yesterday's post, we had some issues here and I couldn't get the time to do any nail art. But today I have, and tomorrow, I'll show a tutorial of how to do the water marbled hearts.
And then a bit about why I hate pink.

First off, I wanted to do a water marble because it's been a while since my last one and I find them to be very fun and easy for me to do.

But darn do I take that back for this one, it took me five tries to get the heart just right.

I didn't want to do it to all of them, so the non-accent nails have a subtle pink glitter french, which I actually find kind of cute!

The Colors:
OPI - Base Coat
OPI - Kyoto Pearl (Base of water marbled nails)
Essie - Muchi Muchi
Sinful Colors - Scandal
Sally Hansen - Cherry Red
Julep - Rebel
Sinful Colors - Pinky Glitter
Julep - Freedom Top Coat

Yeah, the reason I really don't like pink is actually because of my mom, who always wanted me to be her little princess, but I never felt comfortable with it. I've never been comfortable about my sexuality because even though I'm female by physical gender, I really don't feel like one.
I guess in that sense I am a bit transgendered, but I wouldn't change the way I am to act or look more male.
I have a boyfriend, and we live together, but I'm not a girly girl at all.
So, I've always hated pink, but in this manicure, I broke that harsh shell. Even though Scandal looks like Pepto Bismol and Pinky Glitter looks like Rainbow Unicorn vomit, I still like the artistic side of this girly manicure.

Random Dragon Fact #3: I have a great singing voice, but am usually too shy to mention it.

Look out for tomorrow's Tutorial!