Thursday, February 11, 2010

Sorry for my Absence :(


Hi everyone! I am SO sorry for my lengthy absence! As it turns out, second semester is kicking my ass. I'm only taking 3 classes (as opposed to last semester's 4) but I have significantly more work to do - more weekly papers, more presentations, and more readings (2 books per class per week!). EEK! I'm kinda starting to feel a TINY bit better but I'm still horribly stressed. The nice thing this week was that the east coast got hit with TONS of snow and I had 2 days off - no class Wednesday and no work today. I'm feeling a little calmer now.

This is a mani from a few weeks ago. It's 3 coats of China Glaze Moulin Rouge and on my middle finger is 4+ (!!!) coats of OPI Black Onyx. WORST BLACK NP EVER. I had never tried it before and UGH. I'm going to try and franken it with something.

This was taken in direct sunlight.



Next up is my current NOTD. I was inspired by painted Lady fingers's mani but, to my surprise, I do not own one light pink! This is 2 coats of OPI I'm Indi-A Mood for Love with Color Club Art of Seduction gradieted over it using Orly Smudge Fixer. It needs another coat of topcoat but I really love this look. I'm considering Konad-ing over it or putting another coat of glitter on it.

If you're interested in trying a gradient mani with Orly Smudge Fixer, it's super easy. In my case, I paint on my base color and complete it with topcoat and all. Then I wait about 10-15 minutes for my mani to generally dry. Once it's dry, I put 1-2 little drops of the glitter on the base of my nail. Then I immediately take Smudge Fixer and brush it over the glitter and spread it out over the nail. Ta-Da! Gradient effect! It's really easy and not at all time-consuming.

This was taken in direct sunlight.





And here's some insight into the snow us east-coasters received this week! These photos were taken yesterday afternoon, so it actually got worse since then, though the sidewalks are now shoveled.









Again, I'm really sorry for being such a bad blogger. Luckily, you have many other lovely ladies on PorP to keep you entertained!

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11 comments:

mKat said...

I love your manis! I especially love your pink gradient. That's really, really pretty!

And OMG... so jealous. That snow is gorgeous! Did you make angels? :D

gildedangel said...

Beautiful pictures! I am surprised that Black Onyx took four coats for you, mine goes on nicely in two.

Jean said...

Ooh. Moulin Rouge is gorgeous.

yardsticks 4 lunatics said...

We have been hammered here in WV, too...I am going to post some of our snowy pics...
Great nails!

Evil Angel said...

I love both but you know the first one stole my heart!

kittytokaren said...

Gorgeousness!! I am in love with the gradient mani! It looks like red sprinkles on pink frosted cookies.....

laquermanic said...

Love gradient, love it. Love not all the snow. *waiting for spring*

Arrianne said...

Seeing photos like that of snow makes me so glad to live in Texas!

Love your manis.

Josefin said...

Moulin Rouge is gorgeous! I like how your shape your nails and your manis are well done!!

ReaderRita said...

Your gradient with smudge fixer is absolutely brilliant! It is perfect! What a nice way to perk up after all of the SNOW.

paintedladyfingers said...

You did a beautiful job with the gradient! Art of Seduction seems to work well with different shades of pink. <3

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