Friday, April 27, 2012

Subtle Friday Nails

I have a short post for you today.

IT'S FRIDAY!!! *awkward jump*
I usually like to do something crazy on the weekends, but...
BF and I have a family dinner to go to tonight, so here's my subtle Friday nails.

To achieve the above look, I used...

OPI- Skull & Glossbones
and lined the tips using a stripping brush with Wet n Wild- Black Creme

I picked up Skull & Glossbones in the states for $4!!
(I think they discontinued this shade, and that's why it's on sale)
I love me a good grey polish. This is opague in two generous coats. 

PS. I'm really loving my new makes doing nail art so much awesomer.
Hope you enjoyed my NOTD. 

What does your weekend mani look like?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

INSA Nail Art Contest (picture heavy)

Hi lovers!

What do you get when INSA get together with Sophy Robson and Nail Porn?
A nail art contest!!
(Read more about INSA and the contest here )

Today, I want to share with you my entry for the INSA nail art contest.
I'm quite proud of the outcome :)

Here are the pictures that inspired my designs:

To achieve the designs, I used the following:

XXI- Silver Specks, Beige, Silver
Sally Hansen- Midnight Sky
Magic Nail- White
Acrylic Paint- Purple & Red

Missing in picture: 
Wet n Wild- Black Creme

Here's some more shots of the design.


If you're a regular visitor of RRRawr//NAILed- you may have noticed that my nails grew over night...
I had the pleasure to meet the very talented Denise from Deez Nails who is currently studying to be a Kickass Nail Artist here in Vancouver! Make sure you check out her tumblr site here!
We got together on Tuesday, and she put gel stiletto nails on me


Unfortunately I had to trim it WAY down...because it was too fabulous for an office environment.
So what you see now is the toned down version...
It makes me sad that I can't have long RAWR nails....but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do.

I really really hope my designs do well in the competition...

:D Here's to hoping!!

That's all for me today, folks! 
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Black & Gold Randoms

Hello my loves, and we're back to regular programming!
 Thanks for putting up with my Canucks antics.

I don't know when or how, I became a sucker for random nail designs.
...and to be honest, I'm not exactly sure what I would categorize today's mani under...
Easter egg hunt? 300? Tribal? I don't know.

This was inspired by the Tikipali design by SUPA NAILS.
After freaking out over this design yesterday...I decided to build from what she had.

(source: Tikipali by Supa Nails)

I know...the design on mine is no where even close to the detail she had on hers...
But I'm really digging the orange accent nail... oh and this just in...I NEED BIGGER NAILS!

So for this mani, I used the following:
Sally Hansen- Guilty Pleasure
Wet n' Wild- Black Creme
NYC- Times Square

and a black nail art pen from Sally Hansen
(I'm not really happy with the way this goes on existing polishes....I think this'll be the last time I use it for nail art)

Here's a closer look at each finger.
Black and gold (and orange) go SO WELL together...don't you think?

Anyhoo, that's it for me today!

Hope you enjoyed today's mani!! 

Monday, April 23, 2012


We lost...and we're out of the playoff....
...I came to work this morning, feeling I just got broken up with...

Here a recap of what went on in the Winnie household last night....

We scored in the first period. So naturally, I *air humped*

Then...the Kings scored...and we were tied

Then we went into overtime...and they scored again....

...and for the rest of the night...

Well, it was fun while it lasted, Canucks. 
I'll be right here welcoming you with open arms when you come back in September


Blogger Appreciation Award!!

How exciting is this? RRRawr//NAILed's first blog award!!
I received this award from the very lovely Traci @ Drinkcitra!! 
Thank you so much for the love and support on the bloggity blog.
She has the prettiest nails. I strongly urge your to check out her awesomeness. 
(see her blog here)

The rules of the Award

1.  Thank the person who gave you the award with their blog link on your post.
2.  Answer the following 4 questions.
3.  Award the Blogger Appreciation Award to as many readers/commenters/supporters/followers as you’d like.
4.  Let the blogger know you've just awarded them (by leaving a comment, a tweet, an email, etc.)

The questions

1.  How long have you been blogging?

I've been blogging for about 8 months now I believe....and I think I've come a long way...
haha, look at my first nail art blog post

2.  What are 1-2 reasons why you started blogging.

Well, as if I don't talk about her enough. But one of my bestest friends, Dani at Call It Beauty, is a hardcore beauty blogger. She suggested that I do a blog about nails....and here we are today <3 Make sure you check out her blog if you haven't already!

3.  What types of blogs do you like to follow/read?

Nails (of course), beauty, fashion, life, decor...pretty much everything huh?
I try to stay away from food blogs because it always make me HUNGRY! They always make things look extra good. 
Food blogs are like...those bug zapper shiny, can't stop looking...*droolz* *zap*

4.  What is 1 thing you would like to improve on as a blogger/on your blog?

I would like to blog more often.
Meet more amazing people.
and continue to inject my awesomeness into your brains...

Now comes the FUN part! I get to tag people! :D
These are people I interact with almost on a daily basis. 
They are all individually made of pure awesome sauce
...and I love each and every one of their blogs with all my insides...

...and the award goes to...

Larie @ Eye Heart It
Leah @ Why Deprive

...and since I can tag as many people as I want...I stalk these people's blogs....

MariJo @ Polish Obsession

I think that's it.... why does it feel like I missed a bunch of people???
I probably did. Let me know if you'd like to be tagged, and I'll gitt'r done!

So thanks again, Traci. This is uber I shall do an excitement dance.

Love you guys <3

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Canucks Nails- Game 5!!!

Hi Guys!!
Short post today, because...I'm nervous....

We made it through game 4...and they WON!!! So half done nails it is.
Take a look at my mani for today.

I sat at my table for the longest time....because I didn't know what to do...
But I really like how these turned out!!!

I'll report back tomorrow on how we did today :D

1.5 hour til game time. 


Have a fantastic day, my lovelies!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Canucks Nails- Game 4 Set

Hello my lovelies!!
I'm writing this blog post on the edge of my seat...
Today we find out whether I'll cry or cheer for the rest of the playoff season...

I was really hesitant on doing Canucks Nails today...
The first two sets of nails I did, we lost. So on the 3rd game, I decided NOT to do my nails....
...and we still lost...

So it was suggested that for game 4 I do half and half...because... 
Negative + Negative = POSITIVE!! 
Right? Right!

I went with the simple frenchies...with a splash of *fabulous*
I used the following polishes:
XXI- Silver...or as I'd like to call it STANLEY CUP SILVER
Sally Hansen- Blue It
Magical Nail- Teal Tale & White

Look at the silver specks, they have holographic features!!
They almost look like the sky....

Anyhow, that's all for me today! Hope you enjoyed this mani!!


Friday, April 13, 2012

Canucks Nails- Set 2

Hello there,
Just a quick little post today for my second set of Canucks Nails!

I'm going to the game today!!!!

I think my Canucks logo is looking better :D
On the thumb I have their slogan "This is what we live for" 
I wanted to make it in the shape of the Stanley Cup, like they did...but I need bigger nails!!

...and this is what I have on my left hand

Have a wonderful weekend, my loves!!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Canucks Nails- Playoff Set 1

Hello my dear darlings!
Today is an exciting day for hockey fans in Vancouver BC: 
The Vancouver Canucks' first game in the Stanley Cup Playoff!!!
So to celebrate, I have decided that I'm going to be doing multiple sets of Canucks Nails!

I hold this dear to my heart, as I finally figured out when I FIRST got into nail art....
it was around this time, during the last round of playoffs! Look at the difference...

Then <     ---     > Now

Needless to say, my nail polish addiction collection has grown immensely since then.
I feel a tear coming

Here are the polishes I used:

XXI's Metallic Blue, Some random asian blue polish I bought in Taiwan, Revlon's Royal, Magical Nail, and white acrylic paint.

 To my non-hockey loves.....
blue green and white make a great colour combo, don't you think? =D

I'm going to the game this Friday!! So there will definitely be more coming...
 I'll have to think of something outrageous for the actual game
I'm UBER excited!


Hope you enjoyed my Canucks Nails as much as enjoyed doing them!! 

Are you a hockey fan? 
Would LURVE to see your nail designs for your team!!

Until next time, my lovelies!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Victim #1 at the RAWR! SHOP

Well hello!! 
The fingers you are staring at belong to the Oh So Loverly- Dani @ Call It Beauty
She was nice enough to volunteer to be my first victim   I mean.... test subject.....err....hand model!

So FRANS came over yesterday and sat through 2 hours of agony. We couldn't decide which FURRS nail design to put on we went with 10 different ones.

I am pleased with the result, and she looked amazing with them FURRS NAILS on.
So amazing that the lady at the movie theatre even noticed.
In fact, I like these so much, I might just use it as a banner 

So give a round of applause for Dani, guys!

Coming up with an artist name is so hard....
I think maybe I'll go with the RAWR! Shop for now....or RAWR! Nails? or RAWR...something....

Your input would be greatly appreciated.