I entered a Halloween nail art contest over at The Manicured Monkey I am entry #12 and you can vote once a day!! It would mean more then anything if you could help me win!!! Below is my contest entry, just follow the link and vote in Rafflecopter!! Thanks!!!
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Among the many groups I belong to on Facebook that are nail art related is Adventures in Stamping and every week they have a vote for the challenge on Sunday. This week you had to get someone else pick a stamping plate for you. Ryan picked out my polishes and my plate, but secretly I didn't think it was that great, so right now my nails are naked!
Sally Hansen Extended Wear Base Coat
Wet n Wild - Saved by the Blue
Seche Vite Top Coat
Stamped with Billie Cosmetics in Rose
Mattified with NYC Matte Me Crazy
And did an accent nail with Mrs. P's Nail Potions Spectra Flair Top Coat.
You need to visit her Etsy Store. She creates beautiful polishes and needs her name out there!! I had the pleasure of receiving my polishes in person as she lives in Edmonton and we went down there last weekend and she is super cool and a new mom!!!
Here is Wet n Wild before the cleanup, I figure that there is no point unless I am specifically doing a swatch to clean up as I'm just going to make a mess again anyways! Such a gorgeous blue! The formula is really thick and after 2 coats it felt like I had on five! It also seemed to take forever to dry, but despite all that its so pretty!
Here is my design which IMHO (In my honest opinion) is a fail. I didn't like this at all and apparently with the holographic polish being new to me I need to learn how to apply it and photograph it. I stamped the image from a plate I got with a kit from the As Seen on TV store back in Ontario. The plate is labelled B. These were my first stamping plates and the designs are just meh.....
Saturday, September 22, 2012
As this blog is aimed to feature EVERYTHING wonderful in my world I wanted to share with you a drawing form that I LOVE!! It is called Zentangle.
The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.
Seriously, Rick and Maria are geniuses! Anyone familiar with Zentangles, is aware that this is not doodling, in fact from what I have read "doodling" is not a nice word. I have no idea how I stumbled across this, I have always loved drawing this way but finding Zentangle opened up a whole new world of possibilities!!
I did these three pictures for one of my best friends who also happens to be my tattoo artist. I made these for his shop and from what I have read this is a Zentangle inspired art, a form of Zentagle. Please go to their site and have a look around, I highly reccomend this as a tool for relaxation!
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
I have been super busy conspiring plans for this blog and editing wedding photos from 2 weddings that were in August. That is about 6000 pictures. I have two more weddings to go for the 2012 wedding season and then I will just be doing the odd family session here and there. Winter is slow for on location photographers, especially when you live in Northern Canada where temperatures can go below -40 degrees Celsius brrrrrrr!!!!
I just finished going through the archives for my first Star Blog and loved every minute I spent reading it!
Nail Polish Blog!- A Little Polish- I found Stephanie's blog a few weeks ago and in between editing photos I have been going through her past posts and absorbing ocean size inspiration! She belongs to a group that I am also in on Facebook; Adventures in Stamping. She includes pictures of her nails in every post and she is very versatile with her nail art. Thanks Stephanie for being my go to read these past few days while I was having a break!
My darling Hubby brought me home Essie Blue Rhapsody, as he knew I loved the Mirror Metallic Polishes.
I want to start reviewing polishes on my blog so I will start with ones I already own and hopefully some super fantabulous indie polish makers (or even name brand polish companies) will let me do reviews for their products.
Unfortunately I was away for the weekend and had to use my cell phone (woomp woomp woomp)
I feel it is important to not only show how the color is on the nail but to also visually document your experience.
I did this first photo after 2 coats and I am very careful with the control of my polish when painting and this one I found hard to work with, it dint want to cooperate. This is two coats without top coat and this picture is color accurate on my computer screen, I didn't do clean up because I wanted to show you that even with careful application, the polish application was frustratingly difficult.
This is the nail art I did For Llama Nails ABC Challenge. This week it is the letter B. I used Essie Metallic in Blue Rhapsody, Finger Paints Laugh my Art Off (a blue Sparkle) Black striping tape from the Born Pretty Store and blue bow gems also from BPS. I stamped the Hello Kitty using Plate M71, my free gift with my order from BPS and I used My Betty Boop black polish!
A couple of months ago I found an amazing blog known as Spellbinding Nails. I have never seen such a huge stamping plate collection and just reading through her blog you realize that nail stamping possibilities are endless!!! I normally put giveaways on the giveaway page but this one deserves its own post! I really want to win the first prize but you have a chance to enter too!!!
Friday, September 14, 2012
Those who know me and have read past posts, know I am dealing with some health issues, I am getting better and I am going to tell you in this post my exciting plans for this blog! First the picture above! I just joined another nail group on Facebook called Llama Nails And once a week we have to do nail art that starts with the letters as we work out way through the alphabet. I didn't want to do the same as everyone else, so I thought for a while and started browsing through my stamping plates, I found my Transformers plate and Autobots nail art was made!!!
So I will tell you a bit more about my plans for this blog. And the reason why I am going to start putting so much dedication and awesomeness into its little corner of the web. I moved across country 8 months ago and due to having extreme anxiety it is hard for me to leave the house so I haven't been able to get out and meet people. I have been dwelling on my life back in Ontario and not adapting here. My friend and roommate gave me some awesome advice. "You came out here for a new beginning, start living it!". I have met some amazing people online which has done a great deal to fill the void and with technology today, I want to meet some awesome people online!
So I plan to continue with my star blogs featuring blogs that I feel are awesome , I am interested in so many things and have so many hobbies that there will be a variety of blogs featured.
I have contacted some companies and hope to be able to start reviewing products and hopefully indie polishes if someone will give me the chance. I have been a bad girl and used my cell phone for these pictures because my husband has my camera put up to high to reach but when I start reviewing I will be bringing the camera down and giving the products some awesome pictures with witty fun and creative reviews! I am a professional photographer and using my cell phone for pictures should be a crime!
I will also be sharing whatever is inspiring me at the moment weather it be movies music media
I will be sharing my photography
and last but not least all of my crafty creations and nail art creations.
I hope this all sounds exciting, I sure am excited for it!!
Once I reach 100 followers I will be offering a giveaway!!
Friday, September 7, 2012
I am entering this photo into the challenge on I Heart Faces for there September Challenge -Summer Fun. As many of you know it has been a rough summer due to my illness so there wasn't much fun to be had. However I had to muster up the courage to go do a photo shoot I booked and before they arrived my dear Hubby Ryan found this tree and started playing around. He even got me to do it and I tell you that moment was probably the most fun I had all summer. It was almost the golden hour when this picture was taken so there were just some minor adjustments made to the photo. Thanks for looking!!!!!!