Thursday, June 19, 2014

#TBT: Neopets

I'm starting a new series today which I'm going to be calling my  "Throwback Thursday" series, (by I'll most likely be referring to it as my throwback series). A few days ago I was talking to a friend that I met online years ago and decided that I wanted to do a design in honour of the site that brought us together and thus this series was born! This series will take a look back at some of my favourite things from my childhood as well as some of the things that were really popular at the time, (late 90s to early 00s).

First up is the website that started my internet addiction: Neopets!


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Hot Mess





More cute little summery designs! Woo!
I actually planned on doing this design right after my watermelon nails but it just kept getting pushed back. I finally refused to let it get pushed back any longer and here it is!
It's based off of some pajamas I have from David & Goliath, (it's one of the sets in the picture here).

I think it's a cute twist on all of the different ice cream cones and drip nails out there!

Products Used:
Coco + Lulu - 432 Macaron
Essie - 008 Blanc
Essie - 624 Mink Muffs
Essie - 720 Licorice
Essie - 1017 Bottle Service
Essie - 1065 I'm Addicted
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
OPI - NL E82 My Vampire Is Buff
Sally Hansen - 360 Barracuda
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

xo,
Becca.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Don't Flirt

If you're anything like me then you may have stumbled upon U Kiss' new mv randomly and were not prepared for what you were about to watch.
That would be how I  found out about their new single and got inspired for another kpop comeback manicure!




I wanted some music while taking off my previous manicure so I put Don't Flirt on and as I was watching I decided that the design I was planning on doing could wait a week; I needed to do a manicure for the mv.
The design is largely based off of the girls' outfits, the accent nail loosely based off of ukiss' collectively dark outfits.

This design actually started out very differently. Only the index finger remained the same; all of the other nails were different. After finishing the manicure and taking pictures of it I realized that I wasn't pleased with it and decided to redo it to something a bit more streamlined.

I like this pattern though, it kind of looks like patterned french tips to me!
Hope you enjoy it as well!

Products Used:
Essie - 008 Blanc
Essie - 720 Licorice
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Sally Hansen - 360 Diamonds and Rubies
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat
Sephora by OPI - Matte Top Coat
Rhinestone Stud

xo,
Becca.

Friday, June 06, 2014

I'm Addicted





I was at Target the other day and they happened to have Essie's new neon collection so obviously I had to get some of them to try.
I'm pretty impressed at how quickly I used them, usually my new purchases end up sitting around for a month before I get inspired for a design. This time around I decided to do a bit of a reprise of my neon tribal design from last summer, though the colour scheme is completely different. I think I've stepped up my tribal designs in the last year, (though I still need to work on my lines...)

But yes, Essie's neons are great as expected, a little thin but I find a lot of their polishes are so that wasn't really a surprise. The colours are awesome and eye-catching, I can't stop looking at my hands! This also gave me an excuse to use Essie's Belugaria again which is always fun!

Products Used:
Essie - 008 Blanc
Essie - 720 Licorice
Essie - 964 Belugaria
Essie - 1065 I'm Addicted
Essie - 1067 Vices Versa
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Seche Vite - Quick Dry Top Coat

xo,
Becca.