Thursday, 28 February 2013

Liebster Award =D

The awesome Laqlust nominated me for a Liebster Award!

She said: The Liebster Award is intended to recognize up-and-coming blogs, particularly those with fewer than 200 followers (but not only).

Apparently anyone nominated is supposed to post:
  • 11 facts about themselves
  • answers to the questions posted by their nominator
  • 11 blog nominations
  • 11 new questions for their nominated bloggers
  • a picture of the Liebster Award badge (just off of Google images)

11 Facts

  1. I'm addicted to playing Minecraft, it interferes with my homework!
  2. I'm currently in college going for a Bachelor's of Science in biochemistry.
  3. I own about 230 nail polishes!
  4. My favourite TV shows are: Archer, Futurama (the old ones, the new ones are lame in my opinion), The IT Crowd, and Family Guy.
  5. I'm a picky eater (I hate peppers, tomatoes, fish, processed fruit (so even pie), and practically every herb)!
  6. I have ichthyophobia, a completely irrational fear of fish.
  7. I'm a horrible procrastinator (as you could infer from number 1).
  8. I have an amazing boyfriend and we think we'll be together for a long time!
  9. I'm always missing my Swiss sister and cannot wait until she comes back to Canada!
  10. I'm horrible at responding to messages (usually SMS ones) and it always makes me feel horrible.
  11. My favourite subject in school was always math, but now that math is usually calculus I don't like it as much :P.
11 Questions from Laqlust

  1. Do you have any pets? I have two guinea pigs, two rats, and 3 kitties!
  2. If you had a year off, what would you want to do? I would like to travel to Switzerland and Mexico to see my exchange student friends! I would also play A LOT of Minecraft haha!
  3. Do you like board games? I love them! My cousin's boyfriend has awesome nerdy strategy ones and they're always the best!
  4. What is the weirdest thing you enjoy eating? Probably spaghetti with butter and ketchup!
  5. What is your favorite color? Definitely green, though I've noticed I have a lot more blue clothing articles than green ones.
  6. Who did you last talk to on the phone? I think my boyfriend, to let him know when we'd be at the theatre for a play last weekend :).
  7. Do you believe in kharma? Unfortunately, no. There are too many horrible people out there getting rich and living nice lives because they have no consciences :P.
  8. How many languages do you speak? Just one lamely enough, I took French classes up to the grade eleven level but I in no way speak it! =P
  9. What is something you know alot about? Mathematics. I've tutored a lot of students in it and I love it dearly.
  10. If you had to describe yourself as a flavour, what would it be? Maybe a bubblegum flavour because I'm usually very nice to people (sweet), but I feel like I'm disappointing sometimes (like how bubblegum loses it's flavour so quickly and is therefore disappointing).
  11. If you could make one person world leader, who would that be? Someone a lot like my Dad but I wouldn't want to put that stress on him. A very left-winged atheist for sure!
11 Nominees
  1. The Nail Artiste
  2. Lost in Lacquer
  3. Pixel's Polish
  4. Megan Box Nails
  5. Girls' Night In
  6. Enigmatic Rambles
  7. Nails nails and oh wait more nails! :)
  8. Nailhilism
  9. Shanny's Manis and Every Day Shenanigans
  10. The Little Canvas
  11. Never Subtle Nails
11 Questions
  1. What is your favourite band?
  2. What is your favourite place in the world?
  3. What is your biggest pet peeve?
  4. What is your favourite movie?
  5. If you could have one item of any cost for free, what would it be?
  6. What is the weirdest thing you do?
  7. What is your favourite food?
  8. What's your favourite thing about painting your nails?
  9. What career are you hoping for/do you have that you like?
  10. Who do you look up to the most?
  11. How would you describe your style?

Thanks for reading! =)

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Freehand Chevron Nails :)

This is simply Color Club's Edie, OPI's Mod About You, and Color Club's Take Me To Your Chateau! =)

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Matte Turquoise Flakie Nails :)

This is just three coats of Essie's Turks and Caicos with Essie's Shine of the Times on top and Julep's Matte Topcoat! =)

Monday, 18 February 2013

A Promise of Better Quality

Just a quick post saying that my proper cleanup and good quality pictures are here to stay! I want to have a blog to be proud of and hopefully people will frequent it because of the increase in quality :). My last manicure photographed by my crappy camera will be my black to neon gradient one, so expect much more better quality pictures taken in good lighting like the ones I just posted (of random designs)!

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Random Designs (with new nail polishes and tools) =D

For the base I used Julep's Jennifer (that I got in their Cupid's Mystery Box)! I then used Julep's Rose, Essie's Carry On, Essie's Bikini So Teeny, OPI's Chocolate Mousse, and Orly's Mind's Eye. :)

Bonus silly kitten (named Dmitri) who looked like he wanted his nails done too!

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Black to Neon Gradient Nails :)

I painted my nails black and asked my boyfriend what to do and he said, "Fade to neon colours, which ones do you have? Just the two American Apparel ones?". He's so cute haha! After I told him he suggested where to use each colour and to only use the orange as the one accent nail. Anyways, here come the photos! =D

Left to right: Matte Nail Envy, Liquid Vinyl, Neon Yellow, Neon Green, Sun Worshipper and to top it all off, Seche Vite's Dry Fast Top Coat!

Monday, 11 February 2013

Minecraft Ore Nails :)

This is Sally Hansen's Wet Cement with various brands and colours on top :).

Simple Dot Gradient :)

Don't particularly like this because it's so simple but here it is! This is two coats of Sally Hansen's Barracuda, two coats of Essie's Plumberry, and American Apparel's T-shirt for some of the dots =).

(more true to colour)

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Essie's Sssssexy (Magnetic) =)

This is just one coat of Essie's Sssssexy magnetic polish between a coat of OPI's Matte Nail Envy and Seche Vite's Dry Fast Topcoat :).

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

I Was Bad Today (Haul)! :)

Shoppers Drug Mart has these three hour BOGO events every little while, and I got paid today!

Left to right: Carry On, Plumberry, Turquoise Moonlight, Lilac Lust, Barracuda, Shell We Dance?, Sssssexy, and As Gold As It Gets. :D

FA at a Tutorial Collage :) (Alcohol Marbling Tutorial)

I know this specific tutorial has been done on RedditLaqueristas, but I'm thinking of starting to make tutorials on a regular basis. I know this doesn't look very good and I really regret the random bunch of text or maybe just the background of it. :P Anyways, are there any good collage making programs for Macs anyone can recommend? I used Picture Collage Maker Lite for this, does anyone know if the full version is much better? Thanks! :)

Sunday, 3 February 2013

SA at Rubbing Alcohol Marbling :)

I did these on my sister to look like jawbreakers! =) Like with my own, I started off using two coats of American Apparel's T-Shirt as a white base. I then alcohol marbled her nails with American Apparel's Poppy, American Apparel's Neon Yellow, and Sally Hansen's Pacific Blue :).

FA at Making a Jelly Glitter Polish! :)

I started off with a half-full bottle of white nail polish, added some thinner and a bunch of a base coat/top coat, then I added four kinds of glitters to the polish through a funnel made of paper :).

FA at Water Marbling with Rubbing Alcohol Spray!

I started off with two coats of American Apparel's T-shirt, then marbled on one thin coat of Essie's No More Film! :D