Sunday, December 22, 2013

Oops, I Did It Again...

No, I'm not referring to the Britney Spear's song with the title of this post. What I mean by it though, is oops, I painted a Mickey Mouse manicure again. Yes. I know. I've only painted Mickey Mouse manicures a hundred times before, but I can't help it. I just love that mouse.

But, of course, since it's Christmas time, I had to create a Santa Claus Mickey Mouse. I started with a base of the Sally Hansen gel colour, White Away. Then I added in the details with black, white and red acrylic.




And here is my super creative photo in a Christmas ornament. :p


Less than 3 days until Christmas!!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal

My favourite Christmas movie of all time is Home Alone, so I decided to do a quick manicure in tribute to it. 


The base is You Only Live Twice and The Spy Who Loved Me from OPI. Then I wrote the famous quote (from the movie "Angels With Filthy Souls" that Kevin is watching in Home Alone) with white acrylic. It was a pretty simple manicure, but it was fun to do.


I can't believe Christmas is almost here!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

The Big Jingle

Last week, I won tickets to The Big Jingle, which is a huge Christmas concert put on by Much Music. So of course, I just had to paint my nails for it.


My pinkie is for the band Hedley. The base is Black Satin from Rimmel, and the letters are acrylic. On my ring finger, I painted The Big Jingle logo. The base is White On from Sally Hansen and the design is acrylic. I did a Christmas sweater design on my middle finger with a base of You Only Live Twice and The Spy Who Loved Me from OPI. My ring finger was the Fall Out Boy logo, on a base of White on with acrylic detailing. My thumb (seen below), was the Much logo, with a base of Black Satin.



Here's a photo of my nails at the concert. Much Music even shared my nails on Twitter!




These are some shots of the stage. By far, the funniest, and most entertaining act of the night was Ylvis when they performed "What Does the Fox Say?" (seen below)



Pretty much everyone who performed did amazingly. Fefe Dobson and Serena Ryder both had beautiful voices, and Hedley and Fall Out Boy (below) both rocked it.


Enjoy!


Monday, November 11, 2013

More Art!

I have a few more drawings I've recently done, that I added on my art page.


A  horse I drew.


Gerard Way's eyes, the singer of the (late *cries*) band, My Chemical Romance.


A lyric portrait of Oliver Sykes, the singer of Bring Me the Horizon.


And I guess this is sort of a self portrait, but mainly I just liked the quote.

Lest We Forget...

Today, November 11th, is Remembrance Day; a day to remember all of those who have and are serving in a war. In honour of today, I painted something that truly represents remembering.


A simple poppy. The base is White On from Sally Hansen, and the poppy is all acrylic. At some point today, try to take a moment to remember all of those who have served. 

Lest We Forget

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Well, it's the most spooktacular day of the year again: Halloween! So I'd like to start by saying happy Halloween, and also feliz Día de Los Muertos, since today kicks off those festivities. My official Halloween day manicure this year resembles mine from last year, which you can see here, but I changed it up a little bit.



The black is Black Satin from Rimmel, and the white is a white French Manicure pen from Sally Hansen. All the details are acrylic. As I mentioned last year, I think Sugar Skulls are quite beautiful, and the whole idea of The Day of the Dead is pretty cool. I like how it's a celebration rather than a scary, gloomy event.

I also happened to make a Sugar Skull drawing. It's all done in Sharpies.


I hope you guys enjoy! Have a fun (and safe) time tonight, whether you're trick-or-treating, at a party, or just relaxing at home! :)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Mini Manicures: Halloween

With Halloween just a few days away, here are a couple of mini manis for you guys to check out! The first of course, is my spiderweb nails. This is the third year of done them, and you can see them here from last year.


It's the exact same tutorial as last year. 

1. Start with your base polish. I used Reveal Everything Red from ASP, which is a gel polish (more on that soon!).

2. Using a white polish or striper, draw your web shape and fill it in.

3. Use a black striper to draw in the web.

4. Finish drawing in the web, top coat and you're done!

I love this manicure because it's pretty simple, and most people can do it. Plus, people tend to be amazed by the spiderwebs, so get ready for lots of compliments! 


This second mini manicure is a vampire mouth, but you can change it to be any monster mouth.

1. Start with a base coat of red or pink for the lips. Once again, this is Reveal Everything Red.

2. Using black (I used acrylic paint), paint the inside of the mouth.

3. Add in the teeth in white. The teeth can be for whatever monster you'd like. I went for the pointy canines and made it a vampire, but try all sharp teeth for a werewolf, or all flat teeth for a Frankenstein look. Top coat and you're done!

Hope you guys enjoy! Stay tuned for more Halloween manicures!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

I'm Just the Dreamer Type

On Monday night I went to a Ghost Town concert, VIP too, since it was totally affordable for a teen on a budget. ;) The whole concert was actually the Bryan Stars Tour, which featured four other bands (SayWeCanFly, Oh No Fiasco, Modern Day Escape, and Her Bright Skies), with Ghost Town headlining.

The next band was Oh No Fiasco. They were absolutely phenomenal! I bought a CD from them and got it signed! :) I also got a photo with them, but unfortunately, their singer wasn't there for it, but my friend and I did talk to her earlier in the night.



And here's my Ghost Town nails.


So this is my second Ghost Town manicure, which is based off the Ghost Town artwork by Alister Dippner. If you haven't seen my first one, you can see it here. My thumb is based off the Dreamer artwork, which is one of my favourite Ghost Town songs. The base is Frostbite from China Glaze, and the filigree and writing are acrylic paint. On my pointer finger, I painted a part of their album artwork (Their album is called Party in the Graveyard). The base is High Line Green from NYC and the design is acrylic. My middle finger is based off of the artwork for their song Tentacles, with a base of Let's Get Lost from Essence and the detail is acrylic. On my ring finger, the design is inspired by You're So Creepy. The base is Gypsy Queen by Misa and the filigree and writing is acrylic.




Alister drew me a unicorn on the back of my VIP pass. :)


This is Lindsey, the singer of Oh No Fiasco. She has an amazing voice! Here's my favourite song by them.


And here's Alix, during one of Ghost Town's acoustic songs. Here's one of my favourite Ghost Town songs.


Finally, here's a super close up of my nail, just to show in fact, I did paint these, as you can see paint strokes. :)

Hope you guys enjoy! Get ready for Halloween designs coming at you! Any requests for Halloween??







Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Black and White Mickey Mouse

Hey guys! So, I have lots of posts for you coming up! Especially with Halloween nearing. So in the next 3 weeks, expect concert nails, art photos and zombie and skeleton themed designs. For now though I have a simple, black and white design from *sorry* 2 weeks ago.


I kept it super simple with the geometric black and white theme. The black is Black Satin from Rimmel and the white is the Sally Hansen French manicure pen because I have yet to find a new white I like, ever since Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White was discontinued. So, do any of you know of any good white polishes? Let me know if you do! Anyways, back to the manicure. Yes, I stuck Mickey Mouse in, but by now you should all know my obsession with Disney, especially Mickey Mouse. :) Hope you guys enjoy, and I should have another post for you tomorrow. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dead Silence

So I ended up being lucky enough to get to go see Billy Talent again. Once again, they put on an amazing show, and to make things better, it was a charity concert. Of course, being me, I just had to paint my nails for it, and here they are.



They're based off of the Billy Talent album, Dead Silence. The base colour is Let's Get Lost from Essence and the detail is acrylic. My other nails were just Let's Get Lost.

If you're into hard rock/punk rock, I absolutely recommend going to see Billy Talent. They sound exactly like they do on the CD, and the energy at their concerts is amazing. July Talk and Half Moon Run opened for them, both of which are up and coming Canadian bands and I had the privilege to meet members from both these bands.

And here are some concert photos I took. Unfortunately, I had to use my point and shoot camera. DSLRs weren't allowed.





Thursday, September 5, 2013

You Say You Wanna Revolution...

Here's another manicure I did when my computer had died. It's based on political graffiti that's painted around the world. I did this since I think we all forget the fact that we have the power to make a change if we work together.


The base colour is It's Grey-t to Be Here from Essence. I then dry brushed black and white over my nails, and added the details in acrylic. 

I'll keep this post short. I hope you guys enjoy!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Salt in the Air, Sand in My Hair...

Hey guys. I feel like this is the millionth time I have apologized for my absence this year, but sorry I haven't been posting. I actually had a few manicures to post, and just when I was ready to upload them, my computer died. And I mean died. It wouldn't even turn on anymore. And then it took our family several weeks to buy a new computer tower. To make matters worse, there are several laptops in my house, but none have photoshop, so I was unable to edit photos and apply my watermark. But now I have a computer again. So it's all good. And here is one of my last manicures.


This manicure was inspired by Andy Davis, who is an artist, most likely better known as a designer for Billabong clothing. I'm a huge fan of Billabong clothes, with their beachy and relaxed style. Despite the fact that I'm a Canadian girl through and through, I still adore these clothes, especially since I love being at the beach. I had already seen his work, but I didn't really know who Andy Davis was. It wasn't until I went to Hawaii and bought some Billabong clothes with his designs that I really found out who he was. I pretty much fell in love with his designs right away. I love the simplicity and vibrancy of his illustrations.

So now to the nails. All my nails started with a base of Surfing Paradise from Island Girl Hawaii. I then applied two coats of Sheer Nude from Orly to my pointer, ring and pinkie fingers. To those three nails, I also applied two thin coats of white using my Sally Hansen French Tip Pen. All the designs are acrylic and a black striper. On my thumb is a beach scene, my ring finger is Pelly the Pelican (you can get swim shorts and bikinis in this pattern). My middle finger is based of a tank top I bought in Hawaii and my ring finger is the Andy Davis logo. Finally, my pinkie is inspired by the pattern of the surfboard of a surfer girl Davis designed.

I hope you guys enjoy, and for all of you back in school, good luck!
    

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Update

Hey guys! So, I'm not sure if you noticed, but I just wanted to point out some new stuff on the blog. First of all, I would I assume you guys know Google Reader is no more. You can now follow me through email and bloglovin'. You can also follow me on Twitter, and of course, Pinterest. I also wanted to point out two new pages on the blog: Through the Looking Glass and Through the Lens. The first is images I have created or altered in photoshop, since I love graphic design. The second, is all sorts of my photography. So check them out and let me know what you think! Of course, there is also the art page, which has been there for a while. I will still be nail blogging, but I just wanted to share some more of my passions.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

You're So Creepy

So, if you're familiar with the band Ghost Town, then you should understand the title, if you're not, You're So Creepy is a song by Ghost Town. Today's manicure is based off of Ghost Town and their album art created by imamachinist A.K.A Alister Dippner.


My thumb is a base of French Rose from Rimmel. The purple hair is Tomorrow Never Dies from OPI. The details are acrylic. My pointer finger is a base of Gypsy Queen from Misa and the details are in acrylic. My middle finger is a base of the Sally Hansen white french tip pen, with blue acrylic for the details and gradient. My ring finger is a base of Black Satin from Rimmel, with acrylic detail. Finally, my pinkie finger is Frostbite from China Glaze and the details are acrylic. 

Enjoy!

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Many Mini Masterpieces

Say that 5 times fast. ;) I just realized I haven't shown you guys my latest Sharpie manicure that I did a couple weeks ago.


Top left is Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh, top right is The Scream by Edvard Munch, bottom left is a piece by Piet Mondrian and bottom right is Banana by Andy Warhol. All the designs are down with Sharpie permanent markers.

Aloha!

Aloha guys! I just returned from Hawaii a few days ago, which is why I haven't posted in a couple weeks. I wanted to show you guys my nails from the vacation, as well as some photos of Hawaii.


I started off with my nails like this. My ring finger is a gradient of Pool Party from China Glaze and Watermelon from Essie for the sunset and Blue-Away from Sally Hansen and Ogre-the-Top Blue From OPI for the water. The sand of the island is real sand from the beach near my house here in Canada. I made the palm tree with a black striper. The rest of my nails were a gradient of Pool Party and Watermelon.


A sort of foggy looking photo underwater at Waikiki beach in Oahu.


After about 5 days in Hawaii, I changed up my design. I used Pool Party and Watermelon, as well as adding in some black and white stripers. On my thumb I wrote "aloha", which has three meanings: hello; goodbye; and I love you. I was going for "hello". On my ring finger, I wrote "shaka". Shaka means "hang loose" or "good vibes". 


This is a catamaran on Waikiki beach.


This is surfboard rentals on Waikiki beach. 


And a sunset at the Polynesian Cultural Centre. 


And finally, a photo from snorkeling at Hanauma Bay.