Throwback Thursday – Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary

My roommates and I had been planning our 50th anniversary viewing party basically since the special episode had been announced. When the weekend finally came, we began celebrations with a marathon and some nail painting of course! It only got better from there, with the reappearance of not only Tennant but Billie Piper (even though she wasn’t really Rose!!!! ARGH, damn you Moffatt). There were giggles, whimpers, screams of excitement, and tears. Lots and lots of tears. I’m pretty sure I chipped all of my nails during the two-hour long show, but I managed to snap some pictures before!

On one of my roommates, I took inspiration from Dani’s Manis and tried out a Bad Wolf graffiti manicure.

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And on myself, I tried out the Van Gogh exploding Tardis (also inspired by Dani’s Manis)!

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I’ll definitely be doing some more Doctor Who themed manicures in the future (already have so many ideas!) and hopefully we won’t go so long without a post again…

Hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving!

 

Throwback Thursday – Simply Fall

I’ve always been a blue sort of person. Until now. The autumn colors have recently been invading my life for the first time. Especially orange.

Perhaps you may think I am being overly dramatic. Well I am.

However, this subtle and mysterious increase of brighter colors popping up everywhere in my wardrobe and nails makes me suspicious of what is to come…

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I’m not so much of an autumn grouch–this mani actually makes me feel a bit cheery! The balance between the orange and the mint green work well without any one color overpowering the other. It’s a nice transition from summer to autumn, don’t you think?

Products used:

Etude House GR701

Wet n’ Wild Megalast Club Havana

Wet n’ Wild Megalast I need a Refreshmint

Wet n’ Wild Wild Shine French White Creme

Throwback Thursday – Candyland

This post is in memory of my bottle of Revlon’s Elegant, a casualty of flying in the unprotected environment of my suitcase.

I can only recall this mani with experiencing frustration to the fifth degree because the polishes were drying up a lot faster than I could marble. Speed was the name of the game and fortunately resulted with this sweet combination. It kinda reminds me of peppermint and chocolate! What do you think?

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My adventures abroad in Japan have been fueling my imagination. There was so much to see, explore, and eat! I can’t wait to combine my memories and polishes together to see what kind of crazy cultural mix comes out!

Products Used:

Revlon Elegant

Revlon Naughty

NYC Madison Avenue

Throwback Thursday – Saran Wrap Manicure

Last week I wanted to do some water marbling, but I’d already done the traditional dipping-in-water technique on my sister’s nails so I decided to finally try the saran wrap manicure! It was super easy and I love the outcome! Makes me think of my birthstone – turquoise!

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(Sorry for the thumb chip, this was after a few days of wear.)

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Have you ever tried this technique? I think I actually prefer this to water marbling just because of the messiness aspect of the latter. But they both provide some unique and gorgeous looks!

Throwback Thursday – Monster’s University

A while back, I was supposed to go see Monster’s University with my siblings, but unfortunately it somehow ended up not happening 😦 I still haven’t gotten to see it! But, I did do a themed manicure anyway!

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It also meant that I got to try out the fuzzy nail thing with flocking powder for the first time! I’m not sure what I got was the right stuff for a velvet manicure, but it worked for this look.

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Throwback Thursday – Mint Mixed Mani

About two weeks ago, I went shopping with my dearest mother. We noticed about halfway through that we kept gravitating toward any article of clothing that was relatively mint green in color. Obviously, my next mani had to match the mood!

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Throwback Thursday – Blue Valentines

Let me start off by saying that the Valentine’s Day mani from this past year had nothing to with me being sad and everything to do with blue being the superior color. While the world celebrated all the pinks, reds, and whites, I simply had to create a blue Valentine’s themed mani (nevermind the fact that I didn’t own pink or red polishes at the time…).

I thought I should show you all one of my first forays into the world of nail art, and that yes, things do get better in time.

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Throwback Thursday – Skyfall’s Severine

Remember my post about finally procurring some of the lovely OPI Bond shades?

Around that time, I decided I wanted to grow my nails out with the specific purpose of attempting the lovely Severine’s manicure. I just could not take my eyes off her nails while watching the movie! Unfortunately, I’ve got some stubby nails now (hence the lack of posting on my part), so it’s a good thing I tried out the look then.

Here’s a pic of the gorgeous Bond girl and her talons for reference.

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Throwback Thursday – Spring Flowers!

Back when it was the first day of spring (over a month ago…whoops), I attempted my first floral mani! I drew inspiration from a manicure I saw around Tumblr that had polka dots on each nail except the accent nail, which had a floral print. I don’t remember who did it, but I will try to find it again for reference! It was just such a cute spring look and an easy way to test out doing floral without committing to a whole manicure.

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