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Orly Red Flare – Bargain find!

Breaking Bargain News!

 

Howdy, folks! I know it’s been a while, and I appreciate those that stick around for my now and again blogging style lol. I’ve got so many polish pics taken and just need to put posts together. There are actually a handful in draft status that I will work on getting posted in the near future. The world needs to see my nails, and I am going to show them! Eventually.  But I digress, I am hear to talk about an amazing bargain I found, not my shortcomings as a blogger…….


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Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Challenge – Day 3

Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Challenge

Inspired by a movie

Hey, everybody, guess what I have for you today?  Book review!  No.  Nail art!  The movie I chose to represent my Day 3 entry in the Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art challenge is Star Trek (2009).

Star Trek (2009) screen capture

Colors Used (l-r)

Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Day3 Star Trek - Colors

Nicole by OPI Kort is Red-y For A Pedi

Nails Inc. Hampstead Gardens

Blackheart Cursed

OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook

SquareHue Honor

Since I am a horrible artist, I chose to use my nail art to represent the uniforms of the crew of the Starship Enterprise.  I even used my brushes again to paint the little symbols on the breast of the uniform!  I tried doing them on a plastic bag like I did for my Day 1 submission HERE, but that did not work and I ended up painting them directly on the nail  by hand.  Oddly enough, they came off the bag overnight and now I have random gold Star Trek emblems on my workspace.  Ahhh, memories.

Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Day3 Star Trek

Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Day3 Star Trek

So that’s my movie-inspired manicure, I hope you like it!  Can I tell you how excited I am to see everyone else’s manis??  I think I just did!  Use the links below to check them out for yourself.

Dipped in Lacquer
Rachos Nail Love
Kate Kreatez
Seriously Swatched
Makeup and Nails not War
Glitter Me This
Galactic Lacquer

As always, thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a great Hump Day!!

Leslie

Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Challenge – Day 1

Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Challenge

Inspired by a book

The Hunger Games Bookcover

This week is my first nail art challenge, the Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art challenge.  Today’s nail art comes to you with the help of a tutorial from Savannah at Oh So Pretty The Diaries.  See it here if you’d like to try it yourself. Being a fan of The Hunger Games book series, I had seen many ‘Girl on Fire’ flame nails before, but never had the guts to try it myself.  Until now. 🙂  As soon as I heard about this challenge and the topic of a book was included, I knew I had to participate.  Below is a list of the polishes that I used to create this manicure.

Red: Mamba from Color Club
Orange: Riveting from China Glaze (Hunger Games collection)
Yellow: Neon Melon from Sinful Colors
Black: Hot Topic’s Blackheart Cursed

As you can see, I used the Blackheart Cursed as a base, then the Mamba, Riveting and Neon Melon to make the flames.  Here is a shot of them pre-application.  This will need more practice, but not bad for a bad artist on the first attempt, I think!  First time using my brushes, so it was pretty exciting.  Please ignore the chip on the ring finger. 😦

Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Day1- Hunger Games

My manicure depicts Katniss’ costume at the first tribute parade.  She and her partner in the games, Peta, have costumes that appear to be fully aflame but leave them unharmed.  There is another scene in the movie during which she has an evening gown that has a similar effect.  the ’12’ on my thumb represents their home region, District 12.  The manicure shot below shows one of the polishes used in this design, China Glaze’s Riveting from The Hunger Games collection.  Appropriate, wouldn’t you say?

Comic-Con Geek Week Nail Art Day1- Hunger Games

Here is a shot of Katniss (played by Jennifer Lawrence, LOVE her!) in her flaming costume from the tribute parade scene.  Did any of you read the books and/or see the movie? Thoughts?  I loved the books and enjoyed the movie, although (as usual) there was much that they just couldn’t fit into a 2 hour movie.  I still plan to see the remaining movies they will make based on this series of books.

Girl On Fire - The Hunger Games Movie screencap

So, that’s it folks.  I hope you liked my first submission this week.  Hang around and see the rest and let me know what you think.  Have a great Monday, all!!

Leslie

Nails Inc. Covent Garden Market from The After Party Set

Hey, everybody!!  Happy new year!!  Here are swatches from the Nails Inc. The After Party set.  These are my first polishes from Nails Inc., and I think I like them!  Being a full coverage glitter, it is a bit thick, but it was not too difficult to apply.

Nails Inc. The After Party Set

Nails Inc. The After Party Set (left to right):
Disco Lane, Soho Street and Covent Garden Market

Nails Inc. The After Party Set

Nails Inc. The After Party Set

Covent Garden Market is the first swatch I have to share from this set.  As the bottle says, it is a full cover glitter, they definitely don’t advertise falsely with that statement.  It’s a bright, candy apple red that is fully opaque in two coats.  Being a glitter, it drinks top coat like a newborn drinks formula, but the results are worth it, in my opinion!

Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market: Up close and personal 🙂

Nails Inc. Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market from The After Party Set

Covent Garden Market

Covent Garden Market

My nails are incredibly short at the moment, so my work came out a bit sloppy, but I am sure you can appreciate the sparkle and beautiful color of this polish.  I can’t wait to try this again when my nails get a little longer, I will definitely use at least one more layer of top coat next time. 

Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a wonderful day!!

Leslie