Tuesday, January 31, 2012

The unBlogs...

Ever sit at your station and think: Today, I'm going to create something epic.
...but once you're done...you just can't find it in yourself to blog about it?
Yea, I've had tonnes.

I even went through the process of photographing them!
But I just wasn't in love with them

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Trying something new....

Got this yesterday in my fortune cookie. It must be a sign...lol

I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up...The idea of growing up alone is scary to me lol

Anyway, I want to share some exciting news with you. 
I've recently discovered that I'm into nail art....HAHAHA Let me rephrase....
I recently discovered that I'm capable of doing nail art.

So I've decided that I'm going to go to school to learn more on how to become the 
-Chinese Nail Parlour Lady-

I haven't exactly enrolled into the class yet. But all signs are pointing towards YES.
So I'm going to go for it!
I'm excited! 

Read this quote on twitter this morning:
"When you're doing the work that you were meant to do, it feels right and everyday is a bonus regardless of what you're getting paid." -Oprah
Makes sense to me. 
Thanks, Oprah!

In other news....

I'm surprisingly not that sore today!
I did sit ups, box jumps, wall balls, and burpees.

Could it be?! I'm getting BETTA!!!!! WEEEEE!!!!!!!
*wacky inflatable flailing arm man dance*

Friday, January 20, 2012

Leopard "RAWR" Nails

Hello lovers!!
Today I have for you my RAWR nails.
I've been working on the leopard print drawing for a while now....and I think I finally figured it out.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Dry Marbling With A Twist

HAPPY HUMP DAY! *hip thrust*
It's a miserable day out there....winter is here, with a bang.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

20 Followers! and Fishnet/Lace Nails

EXCITING NEWS! Today I am happy to announce that I have reached 20 followers!!! *awkward jump*
Considering I started out with just 2 (one of them being me), this is a huge accomplishment! lol
So thanks for reading and subscribing to my blogity blog guys!!!
It only gets better from here <3

*cue fireworks*

A special Thank you to Dani @ CallItBeauty for the inspiration to start a blog, and the endless support!!
(regardless of how low my fruit ninja score is)

So for today's mani. We have this lace/fishnet looking thing...lol (so technical with my naming)
I've been trying to do the lace look without putting actual lace on my nails for a while...
and I think this is the closest I've been to make it look remotely like lace
Fishnets....lace....both sexy, close...right?!

I have a peachy/nude base on from Forever 21. I love their polishes.
Then I used my black nail art polish, and drew criss cross lines (fishnets) across my nails.
To finish it off, I added frillies at the end! 

Here's a breakdown of my frilly making:

These actually look better from far.
I was kind of disappointed after seeing the pictures...because up close it lacks detail.

But see? From a distance, it looks nice!
annnnnd....I took the crossfit mani off last night...but left this guy on:

I couldn't take him off...His face makes me laugh every time I look down....
(I'm easily amused)

I think I need to give him a name.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

My CrossFit Assessment Experience...on my nails

I know you're waiting anxiously for my post about yesterday's CrossFit experience...
Ready for the ultimate whinage?


So I was really nervous going into this, considering the fact that I can't remember the last time I worked out.
I did yoga...but I knew that it's nothing compared to what I was about to endure.

What is CrossFit? 
It is a strength and conditioning brand. 
CrossFit combines weightlifting, sprinting, and gymnastics (Source: web)

I only did the assessment yesterday. Which means...it wasn't even the full workout.
This was my face, THE WHOLE TIME
The coach was super nice, and encouraging...but I was secretly cursing his name in my head
...over and over and over again...

This was the workout he put me through:
500m row
40 squats
30 sit ups
20 tucked elbow push ups
10 PULL UPS AKA death

The rowing, squats and sit ups were okay....I got tired pretty quickly....
The push ups.
He made me tuck my elbows in...and I had to touch my chest to the ground for it to count as 1
There was a point where my chest touched the ground and I didn't get back up. The floor never felt so great.
Then came the pull ups.
Which inspired today's mani...and in case it wasn't clear enough...

I had trouble REACHING the monkey bars standing on the blocks in the first place.
THEN I HAD TO PULL MYSELF UP?! With the assistant band of course.
He didn't count it if my chin wasn't above the bars. *ugly cry*

Coach: That's it! You're done! Don't you feel great?
Me: Oh, thanks! I think I'm going to go to my car and cry now.

He laughed....but I wasn't joking
I couldn't feel my arms. I had trouble reaching for the seatbelt. I couldn't get changed...
Apparently, what I did was just the warm up. People who go to crossfit regularly do them in 7 minutes...
I did them in 14....HAHA FAIL!

In case you're wondering....I did the mani with these.
(Sidenote: heh Magic Nail....Just one. lol and see CAT in the back?)

But yes, I loved my ugly face so much, I had a little fun with it.

hahaha, I could do this all day!

The verdict?
I'm going back....on Monday.....haha, YAY CROSSFIT!!!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Practice makes perfect....

I got bored last night...Yes I know I put myself on a nail break...but I only played with the Nail Art polishes
That doesn't count right? RIGHT!

These are pretty random....but then SO IS MY LIFE....
lol I probably wouldn't wear them ALL at the same time, but these are good for practising!
After seeing these pictures, they actually turned out better than I thought! Which is mega awesome.

So I've been wanting to do Burberry designs on my nails for a while now...
It's been done MANY times, by EVERYBODY lol
But lines and stripes are so cool....so I did it too.
I was just practising the lines, and the spacing...
When I actually do a full on Burberry mani though, I would have a nude/tan base under those lines.

After doing Burberry fingers, I remembered how hard leopard print was...so I did one on the index finger
and WOW, it was like ZOOP-BOOM-BAP....done......AWESOME SAUCE
Guess I'll be doing them leopard rawr nails soon....squeeeee!!
As for the thumb....I had nothing thought out
so I took all the colours and did stripes...yay stripes!!

Here it is.
Random fun times

I'm starting crossfit class today...
In my journey to that HAWT BAWD (haha yea right), I shall also blog about it here.
Prepare to hear me whine tomorrow.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Loafers & Lace

Hey Guys!
Here is my creation for today. I thought of it on my way home from work....
I used the French maid outfit as inspiration and built from there.

They didn't turn out as good as I would have hoped, but I think it's pretty cute for day to day wear.
I used Revlon's Lunar and Sally Hansen's White
These kind of remind me of these grandpa loafers... I like it! lol

What I was REALLY hoping for was to create some sort "lace looking" design....
So I added on some black dots on the white part as layers

...and another fail...
When you look at it from really really reaaaallllyyyyyy far away, it does sort of look lacey

hehe nail design is still a learning process, but it only gets better from here :)
Thanks for reading! Hope you have a wonderful day!

-Side note-
I think I'm going to start drawing designs with acrylic paint.
Drawing with nail polish is hardening my brushes...and I find it hard to control my brush and the intensity of stroke.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Cheap things make me happy....

Hello Lovers!
It's been a while since I share with you my cheap finds...so here it is!

Just this past weekend, I went down to the states (Bellingham) and found this pair of boots

I found them in Charlotte Russe

Here is the link to the exact pair on their website: CLICK ME
They were the right colour, the right size, and get this...... it was $15!!
Without even thinking about it, I bought them....after doing a victory dance in the store of course.

They had a ton of shoes for $15...especially boots.
From flat to wedges, they even have those other the knee high heel boots
However, in order to pull that off, one would require long legs, and walking skills. To which NONE I possess. So I opt for this one.

I left the store a VERY happy girl

So today, I wore the boots with my H&M cream sweater with stripes, and my XXI scarf

I want to show you the rings I bought from Ebay a while back!
They're so cute....

The best part?
They're $1.60 each + free shipping....

Get yours HERE and HERE

that's all, folks!

Friday, January 6, 2012

ZOYA (So Yea)....There's this deal


I'm pretty sure you've seen this being blogged at least once or twice...
But I'm just so excited about the colours I ordered and just in case you didn't see it

The only downside to this whole thing is, they only ship to the US. 
So if you're from there or have a mailbox down there...

This was me when I discovered the deal:

On the ZOYA blog:

In 2012 we want everyone to try Zoya and add some new color to their world.

So from now through 1/9/2012 11:59 PM ET we are going to let you try any* 2 bottles of Zoya Nail Polish for FREE on ZOYA.COM. All you pay is the standard shipping charges. 

As a bonus, you can purchase an additional $25 or more of Zoya or Qtica products and get FREE Shipping Too!..Bonus!

Use Code:  ZOYA2012

Is this not an amazing deal or what?
I always read about them on everyone's blogs...and this brand seems very well liked.
However, being the cheap person I am...I can't justify spending $8+ on nail polishes....
so this promo totally just READ MY MIND!

I got Cynthia

and Savita

*awkward excitement jump*

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thanks, Boyfriend!!

This is what I got for Christmas!
Endless bottles of nail polishes, and a nail polish rack
*freak out*

Oh, and that's my fish in the background. I call him Cat (yes, I have a fish named Cat). But he acts like a dog.
He watches me when I paint my nails =D

I really wanted to try ALL of them out so I sat there one day and did this:

So many colours, so little nails to paint...
and then I realized that my fingers look like breakfast sausages:

mmm....breakfast sausages

I'd say the BF NAILed it this year (see what I did there?)


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Nail Break

Hello lovelies!
I've been giving my nails a break the last couple of days because they were crying for oxygen.
So I thought I should probably let them rest for a while...

I looked at my collection yesterday and was SO tempted to pick up a polish and start designing...
But I said NO! These nails need to breath...

While I have you here...
do any of you nail gurus know how to keep your paint brush from hardening?
I tried soaking them in polish removers...but no luck =/

Anyway, I should probably do more research.
In the meantime, please enjoy this video of kitties.