Thursday, September 26, 2013

obviously not updating... b/c i'm lazy?

yeah.. I might be a little lazy ^_^

If  anything, I just update pictures on Instagram now. And as is with my personality, I'm onto my next crafting endeavors. Project Life and  Handmade Cards! I'll probably post some of that stuff on another blog...

If you want to follow me on instagram, my username is michii00. See you on the other side!

PS: I'm mostly posting this for my friend Gina who "reminded me" that I don't update this blog. lol. PROPS to those people that can keep up! It's a pain to post photos AND talk about it... I'm just lazy. That's my excuse ^_^

Monday, November 19, 2012

Indie Polish: Different Dimension

Yes! Another indie polish maker:) I'm happy to support polish makers... Really happy :) I'd been eyeing Different Dimension for a while and I finally took the plunge when she had a sale. I got Social Suicide, That is SO Fetch, and Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty. Also, I picked up a cuticle balm stick. Great idea to be in a chapstick-like form. Fits great in my purse, so my cuticles will always look moist (even if not totally tidy).

This one is Soft Kitty, Warm Kitty. So cute, right? Plus, plus who doesn't love Big Bang Theory references? BAZINGA! This is 3 coats of SKWK over Color Club Worth the Risque.

Soft kitty,Warm kitty,
Little ball of fur.
Happy kitty,Sleepy kitty,
Purr, purr, purr.

Indie Polish: Glitzology

I'm so in love with the new polishes I ordered from Glitzology. They're gorgeous! Look at them! I could stare at these all day (*_*)
Full sized bottles I picked up: Blue Lagoon, My Viking Boyfriend (no bars), All or Nothing, and Cotton Candy
Mini sized bottles I picked up: Neapolitan, Diamonds & Pearls, Nebula, As You Wish

The first polish I tried from this set was Cotton Candy which I wore over Seche Rose. It's so cute! The pink is very delicate but sugary and fun like getting cotton candy at a carnival! Even my mom liked it and she doesn't like pink polish nor does she like glitter. And this has plenty of both!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Galaxy Nails!

Okay so I'd seen a few tutorials and awesome examples of this technique floating around the web. And I couldn't put it off any longer... I HAD to try it.

Everyone that posted a tutorial said that it was a piece of cake. Easiest thing ever. They weren't too far off the mark on that. I would say that it's easy because it's just randomly sponging a couple of paints onto your nails. But I would also say that consideration for aesthetics comes into play on this. I've seen a couple of examples out there where the galaxy "print" looks too even. That might be my personal preference to see some asymmetry and randomness in a design like this. It's ethereal and just like the cosmos, it's all over the place. I tried to scatter my colors and it sort of worked.

The only other thing I noticed while I was doing this was how unlike a galaxy it looked really until I put the glitter coat on. I didn't want to get my hands messy with the toothbrush splatter technique although it does look awesome like that. So I went with the easy glitter method. But once I put that glitter on, it just BAM! looked like the galaxy. (I think I was channeling Alexis Mateo there...) I even got these odd clumpy polish circles from the sponge dabbing but it worked out fine!

Oh.. another note. I started with a wedge makeup sponge with perfect cut edges. By the end, I'd torn it into smaller pieces (like in Coewless's tutorial) and put the paint on the torn parts to sponge on. Doing that gave a nicer more random sponging pattern.

I REALLY DO love this style. I keep looking at my nails (dangerous while driving) and thinking to myself that it really does look like images of the galaxy on my nails.

  • NYX Girls - Robotic
  • Orly - It's up to Blue
  • China Glaze - Electric Beat
  • China Glaze - Re-Fresh Mint
  • Essie - Castaway
  • Color Club - Worth the Risque
  • China Glaze - Fairy Tale
  • Seche Vite Top Coat
Tutorials and Posts about Galaxy Nails:

    Friday, November 9, 2012

    Indie Polish: Hit Polish

    Yeah. Hit Polish's glitters don't get old! They're so so so cute and sparkly!
    This is Hit Polish Retro Chic over OPI Tickle My France-y.
    You can pick up her polishes at the Hit Polish Etsy store. She's super easy to work with and shipping was awesomely fast!

    App I used: Rakugacute

    Monday, November 5, 2012