Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Frostbite

First off, I hope you and your family had a wonderful holiday and new year. Second, I owe you all an apology for being away so long. School really caught up to me until the very last day before Christmas holiday. After that I spent my Christmas in the Caribbean. I painted my nails there a couple times but nothing special enough to show here. And now here's a funny story...
In all the excitement of New Year's resolutions and whatnot, I looked at my long but breaking nails and said, "I really want to play the guitar!" I can't play guitar with long nails and they were looking all sad anyway so I filed them all down impulsively. They are now the shortest little nubs I have ever seen on my hands and I still suck at guitar :P
But the bright side to this? My nails are a bright red creme! They look so chic, I love it. I would never be able to pull off this colour with my old length. ALSO. I'm thinking of doing a series of designs for short nails because why not? :)

Finally, here's something from the vault that I've been saving until now. It seems perfectly winter wonderland-appropriate now that the ground is blanketed with snow. I find that the iridescent pastel glitter is really pretty  and delicate with this combo.
This was my first time trying out Scandal brand nail polish. It's a brand from Korea that I was able to find by chance at a Korean beauty store. The bottles are very pretty with a corset/dress design similar to Nfu Oh. The formula was ace- thin but pigmented and it flowed very nicely over the nail. I'm looking forward to picking up more colours next time (:
I used a sponging technique for this glitter gradient. You can check out the video tutorial I did for it: "TUTORIAL: Glitter Gradient".


I started off with Scandal Lavender Purple. Then I sponged on Sinful Colors Hottie and a bit of China Glaze Snow Globe on the tips.

Sorry for the lengthy post! I hope to be back up and running soon! x

3 comments:

  1. Yay! So glad to see a post from you! I hope you had a good holiday and great start to new year! How was the Caribbean?? Hope you had fun! Your nails here look gorgeous! The colors and everything looks beautiful!
    I would love to see some designs for short nails if you do them! :D

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  2. Thank you! I hope your holiday was great as well! (:
    The Caribbean was sooo beautiful, definitely relaxing!
    Thank you again for your lovely comment <33

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