You Can “BET” On It!

The trip to NYC was awesome. I picked up a few polishes here and there so as I use them, I’ll let you know. I finally got my first SOPI’s :-) No Cake Boss though, we drove around looking for parking for an hour before we called it quits- no way was I paying $17 for parking just to buy pastries I can make at home. It overall was a blast though, as usual and I must say,  driving in the city is a piece of cake now; I’m an old pro.

I received my giveaway package from Kimberly at Libby’s Pink Vanity and I’ll do a post showing you all the (amazing) goodies that she included soon, but first, I made a promise to someone that I need to keep.

While at B.E.T, I promised Joanna, a very cool BET employee, that I’d do the logo for the company. I probably creeped her out as my first way of really talking to her was asking if I was allowed to take pictures -I wanted to snap one of a cool pattern on the couch (for this blog, go figure). I wasn’t sure of the security policies, I mean, it was the New York Corporate Office :-) (note the sarcasm; apparently people take tons of pictures of all the celebs coming in and out through their (REAL!) revolving door)…We got talking and I’m so lucky I got the chance to meet her. I’m just jealous of her Nick Cannon sighting- though I really wanted Will Smith to show up, or at least Tahj Mowry or something… but no luck. Anyway…

You Can Bet on BET

For this manicure (gels) I used one coat of Sinful Colors Black on Black and OPI’s DS Radiance for the logo. Two coats of Seche Vite to top off.

If you were wondering, Rob Johnson was the founder of BET (launched in 1980), hence the signature.

I’ll be announcing the winner of my giveaway in a few days, so stay tuned! Now go watch 106 & Park, what are you doing still sitting here?

My Lucky Dragon

Chinese culture has always been intriguing to me- much of it is so ancient!! One aspect which has always had my respect is Chinese mythology….. in particular, the dragon. The dragon is a symbol for greatness, nobility, protection, and power, among many other auspicious characteristics. So, today is Dragon Day! PS it looks waybetter if you zoom in by clicking on the image….

Respect The Dragon
For this manicure, I started out with two coats of OPI’s Natural Nail Base Coat (out of habit since these are gels) and two coats of Nina Ultra Pro’s Mermaid as a base. I used Sinful Colors Sweet Treat for the dragon skin, OPI’s Golden Rules for the spikes and facial details, Sinful Colors Black on Black for the scales and the other facial details, and a mix of Golden Rules with Sally Hansen’s Lavender Cloud (outlined the scales) for the underbelly. I topped off with two coats of Seche Vite.
I like this dragon design, but I really didn’t do it justice. Apparently, in China, if you disfigure a dragon image you can get into a ton of trouble. I read that the Nike ad that had a celebrity slaying a dragon was banned for the disrespect it displayed (rightly so!) SO please don’t hurt me for not doing the dragon justice!!!
Trip to NYC tomorrow (getting up at 3am for the drive :-)) so I probably won’t be posting a design tomorrow since we’ll be getting back late. However, if I do, feel free to let me know what you’d like to see. Gracias.
Peace.
-T

iPaint

I really need music to study, and since I’ve been busy and I let my iPod Touch battery die a while ago, I was happy to get it running again in prep for tomorrow’s heinous exam (9am! Wish me luck!). But of course I needed a study break (wink wink nudge nudge nail art time!!)

Movin’ And Groovin’ To The Beat

For this manicure, (gels) I used two coats of Revlon’s Powder Puff Matte Suede for the thumb base, two coats of Claire’s Neon Green for the index finger base, two coats of OPI’s The IT Color as the middle base, two coats of China Glaze For Audrey for the ring base, and two coats of Sinful Colors Sweat Treat for the pinkie base. I used Sinful Colors Black on Black for the silhouettes and Sally Hansen’s Lavender Cloud for the headphones/ipods. For the apple, I used all of those colors plus Nina Ultra Pro’s Cha-Cha-Cha, a mix of OPI’s Lincoln Park After Dark and Lavender Cloud for the purple and Nina Ultra Pro’s Bossa Nova for the blue. I topped off with two coats of Seche Vite.

I know that may people have done the Apple Inc symbol, but I haven’t seen this design out there yet. Thank Rafik for this one since it was completely his idea! He’s my creative backer-upper person…. yeah…

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