Sunday, March 11, 2012

Crazy and Loud

Again, sorry for the lack of posts this last just keeps draining me of all energy and I get my nails painted and then lack the will to actually post them. Gotta love my job >.> I have been spending a lot more time at the boyfriend's house because he officially asked me to move in ^^ I haven't moved in yet, but hopefully soon. Just working out the details ;)

So, I was thinking of doing something crazy and loud to my nails...something I haven't done before since I am trying to find new ideas, and I stumbled across a design that I thought was fun.

Without Flash

With Flash


*1 Coat China Glaze - Strong Adhesion Base Coat
* 2 Coats Pure Ice - Super Star (White)
*2 Coats Revlon - Mon Cherry 
*Stripe Rite - Black for Zebra Print stripes
* 2 Coats Sally Hansen Gem Crush - Showgirl Chic (Glitter Stripe)

I wore it to work and posted it on my Facebook and had quite a few comments of how it reminded people of the Red Queen's dress from Alice in Wonderland. I quite loved it. It is the loudest design I have done yet. I love Zebra print a lot and I want to try more designs using that element. I am also going to attempt a Cheetah print soon. 

Well, that's all I have for today. What is your favorite animal print? Are you tired of seeing animal print in general? Please feel free to leave any comments or suggestions :) Until next time, keep on polishing!

-Jacqueline, Polished To Obsession

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Oh to find the time...

Wow, have I ever been busier than these last few days? I think not. I have been running back and forth between the boyfriend's place and mine and going to my cousin's 17th birthday party... its been a mess, or more to the point, my nails have been a mess. I haven't had the time to sit down and do them properly in the past four days. It has been driving me crazy. I managed to finally swatch Essie - Bahama Mama. It is a gorgeous color! Like a raisin-ish crimson jelly. I love beautiful deep reds like this, but I was a bit upset with the application. It was very streaky and I used 3 coats and still saw light areas that didn't get covered well. I layered the accent finger with Essie - A Cut Above from the Luxeffects line (loooove it!).

Normal lighting

Bright lighting

I am sorry for the lack of a natural lighting picture, but it has been snowing like crazy lately and I really don't want to freeze to death trying to get a picture that will satisfy my awful obsessive mind with the need for perfection lol

I will try to get a mani done and try something I haven't tried before ^^ Until then, have fun painting!

- Jacqueline, Polished To Obsession