Why Am I Such A Misfit?

In honor of the holiday season, and the fact that I haven’t done nail art in over a week (GASP!) I decided to do one of my favorite holiday movies- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer! My favorite character was actually Hermey since he always felt like an outcast… I don’t know, I always felt bad for him…

Venture into The Land of Misfit Nail Art

For this manicure, I started out before painting with some wonderful Color Club Loosen Up to remove my cuticles that grew this week. I then used some Color Club Cuticle Soothe cuticle oil to replenish the moisture that they lost in the cold air. Since I wanted t o paint but my nails were oily, I used some Color Club Chip Free to prep for the polish.

For the manicure itself, I started with one coat of Color Club Smooth Operator Base Coat and three coats of OPI Alpine Snow as a base. For Santa, I used Zoya America for his suit, China Glaze Jolly Holly for the trees, a mix of Color Club Best Dressed List with OPI Alpine Snow for the skin and Color Club Who Are You Wearing for the gray in Santa’s beard. OPI’s Black Onyx was used for the eyes.

For Rudolph, I used China Glaze Jolly Holly for the trees, Color Club Charity Ball for his fur, Color Club Best Dressed List with OPI Alpine Snow for the lighter fur, OPI Quarter of A Cent-ury for Rudolph’s nose, OPI Black Onyx and OPI Alpine Snow for the black and white details.

For Clarice, I used Color Club Best Dressed List for her fur, the same mix as Rudolph for the lighter fur, Zoya America for the Bow, and China Glaze Jolly Holly for the trees. Same use of Black Onyx and Alpine Snow for the details.

For The Abominable Snowman, I used Zoya Crystal for his face and hands, a mix of Zoya Edyta and OPI Alpine Snow for the fur, Zoya America for the tongue, and the same black and white details as before.

For Hermey, I used a mix of Color Club Best Dressed List and OPI Alpine Snow for his skin, Zoya America for his lips, OPI The IT Color for his hair, and a mix of China Glaze Frostbite and OPI Alpine Snow for his clothes with the same white and black details.

I topped off the entire manicure with two coats of Color Club Speedy.

Whew so that was a ton of nail polish! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed the nail art contest and now that I’m back, I’ll try to post on a daily/almost daily basis.

Happy Holidays!

Some of the products in this post were sent to me for consideration and review by the manufacturer. For further information, please see my disclosure statement.

You May Delay, But Time Will Not. – Ben Franklin

Being that yesterday marked the end of Daylight Savings Time, I felt it fitting to do clocks for today’s design. This was a quick design because go figure, I didn’t have a lot of time for it… haha. I had a busy day that included cleaning the apartment (with Rafik’s help- he’s so wonderful) reorganizing polish stuffs, getting a pea sized chunk of glass stuck in my foot (ow), having said pea sized glass chunk taken out which was really painful (double ow), updating swap items and setting up new swaps, getting lots of school work done, and spending time with Rafik and Kitties. Whew, even though I “gained” an extra hour, I’m pooped and now its time¬†for the clocks…

Tick Tock Tick Tock
For this manicure, I started out with one coat of Color Club’s Smooth Operator as a base. I then used China Glaze Frosty, Illamasqua’s Boosh, CQ’s Tahitian Green, CQ’s Gem Green, and Color Club High Society as bases (two coats on all except for Boosh and High Society, which only needed one). For the thumb, I used boosh, Zoya America, and China Glaze Snow. For the index finger, I layered America over Snow. For the last three I used Boosh and Snow for details, and on the pinky I sponged on some Charity Ball and Bess Dressed list before the details. I topped off with one coat of Color Club’s Speedy and wham bam thank you ma’am I was done.
I just want to say a quick blurb about CQ and then I’ll get out of your hair. I love the formula, I love the shades, I love the price. I’m especially in love with Gem Green because its so shimmery that its almost holographic. I will do a swatch of it in the near future for you because its so spectacular. And yeah, under $2? I’m game. The picture doesn’t show ANY of its beauty.
Also just want to blurb about Boosh again- I’m so in love with this black. I save it for special occasions (not nail art, just full black nails) because I don’t want to waste it! I used it here because I grabbed the first black I saw, and I was reunited with that lusty, warm feeling in my stomach after using it.
Okay. Done. PS, nail art contest is ending Friday, you’re running out of TIME! :-)

Groovy Baby!

Last night was an “Austin Powers Movie-a-thon” night which inspired me to do some neat-o 60’s – 70’s nail art. The only problem is that once I got into it, I ended up with a design that wasn’t so much groovy but was a bit more psychedelic… or ionic since it looks like some abstract sort of molecular model of bonding… haha. Also, when I did the Asili review, I wanted to put up some more pictures, but I’ve been having some serious technical difficulties this week so I finally was able to get some good shots to put up.

Trippy Dippy
For this manicure, I started off with one coat of Color Club’s Smooth Operator as a base. For the shading, I used the following formula: two coats of base/one coat of sponging color- for the thumb it was China Glaze For Audrey/Zoya Ali and OPI Lincoln Park After Dark. For the index is was Zoya Ali/OPI The IT Color. For the middle it was China Glaze For Audrey/OPI Ski Teal We Drop. For the ring it was China Glaze For Audrey/OPI Jade Is The New Black. For the pinkie it was OPI Jade Is The New Black/OPI The IT Color. I then used all of those colors to make the marbled ionic lines and starbursts, also using OPI Chop-Sticking To My Story, Sinful Colors Black on Black and China Glaze Snow for details and outlining. I then topped off with one coat of Color Club’s Vivid Color Enhancing Top Coat, a drop on each finger of Color Club’s Dry Ice rapid dry drops, and some lovely Asili Lemon and Rose Cuticle Oil (after the picture).
Also, here are the images of the BEAUTIFUL cuticle oil that Pamela sent me from Asili. I took off the label so you could see through the entire bottle and I did it both with my hand behind and a clear background so you could see the color of the oil itself:

And the business card that inspired my last post’s design. I apologize for the blurriness- I suppose I should have scanned it but taking the picture just has to do for now. I just loved it!
Don’t forget that my nail art contest is coming to and end pretty darn quickly, so you better get your tush entered before you miss you chance! I can’t wait to see what other designs you send in! :-)

Some of the products in this post were sent for consideration and review by the manufacturer. For further information, please read my disclosure statement.
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