Wednesday, July 28, 2010

NOTD; Warm (Pride?) Nails

'Need Sunglasses?'; 'The It Colour'; 'Atomic Orange';
'Vodka And Caviar'; 'Koala Bear-y';
All by OPI

My boss freaked out when she saw my nails.
This is the boss who tells me I’m ‘unique and funny’ AKA weird. But she was into this.

I liked it OK; I only kept it for two days, since there was something else I wanted to try nail-wise.

I know I should have kept these for pride, which is this weekend, but it’s not like I’ll be celebrating since I’m working Thursday to Sunday. Sigh.

Oh well. Next year.

All Laquered Up has posted swatches of the first half of OPI's new Swiss Collection.


Saturday, July 24, 2010

NOTD; Sparkles And Boring Black

'Black Onyx'; 'Mad As A Hatter';
Both by OPI

There was no thought behind this manicure other than
“’Mad As A Hatter’ and a black creme would look good together.”

Then I painted random nails on each hand so it wouldn’t match. As a mad hatter should.
(Totally didn’t realise that I painted me ‘peace’ and ‘rock on’ fingers until it was time to take photos. Oh man.)


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

NOTD; The First Installment Of Crazy Nails

'Pandamonium Pink'; 'Done Out In Deco'; 'What's With The Cattitude?';
'Who The Shrek Are You?'; 'Gargantuan Green Grape';
All by OPI

And so it begins.
The other day I pledged that for the rest of the summer, I was not going to do simple one colour manicures. No, my friend, it’s time for me to get creative.

I like how this turned out, but I should have used a pale yellow instead of ‘Who the Shrek Are You?’.
Sadly, I do not own one.

My other news? I will no longer be on the cusp of eye disease!

My mom and I bought matching Ray-Bans (She got black, I got tortoise shell), in her attempt to make me care about my ocular health. They’re like the ones I previously wore, but less oversized and more functional.

So basically I’m even more hipster than I was before.

And in the coming weeks I will become steadily more hipster; I’m getting new, bigger glasses. I’ve had the ones I wear since ninth grade, and it’s pretty much time. But I still have the same prescription, so I can still wear my black ones.
The new ones are YSL, and either tortoise shell or ‘walnut’, which is basically wood grain, but cooler than that sounds. I haven’t decided on what colour I want yet.

Do you think glasses are attractive on yourself, on others, etc. ?
I kind of do on others and a little bit myself, though I plan to get Lasik as soon as possible. I know how annoying they are, so I can’t look at someone and be think that they’re so much better off with glasses.
I think they’re good for casual looks, but you can’t really wear elaborate eye shadow or dangly earrings with them.


Saturday, July 17, 2010

OOTD; It's Too Hot For Me To Come Up WIth A Title. Sorry.

Skirt from H&M; Tank top from H&M; Tights from American Apparel;
Bracelets by Chan Luu and Humanity; Ring and studs by Mimi And Marge; Earrings by Alexis Bittar;
Necklace by Pyrrha; Sunglasses from Urban Outfitters; Shoes from Aldo;
'Vodka And Caviar' nail polish by OPI;

A slightly fancier average work outfit, but I tried to tough it up with my Pyrrha seal and shoes.
This is the first day I wore my new $30 dollar sale shoes. They’re awful quality, the silver was scratched and the leather creased after two wears, but they were too rock and roll too pass up. And I’m not someone who get’s super bothered when my clothing isn’t perfect.

Not much to report, honestly; I’ve been to a few parties and diners celebrating my friends who have returned from university, I’m halfway though Pokemon Heart Gold, and I was left home alone for two nights for the first time ever (I know, I’m nineteen, but my mom’s super protective about these things, and this time my younger sister wasn’t with me).

My family went to a wedding out in rural B.C., but I stayed behind, partly so that Elsie didn’t have to go to the kennel, partly because I didn’t want to ask for time off work, and mostly because I just didn’t want to go.
I worked both days anyway, so I was barely home. Except I only slept two hours one night (I can’t sleep in the heat) so I guess that makes up for it.

I really like red nail polish now; this is ‘Vodka And Caviar’ from OPI’s Russian collection. I was actually trying to buy ‘A Oui Bit Of Red’, but I couldn’t find it in the salon, and this looked like a good enough dupe.

Obviously this picture was taken before my ‘I’m going to paint my nails different colours for the rest of the summer’ revelation.
Stay tuned for many gradients, mixing of finishes, and sometimes I’m just going to paint my nails ten different colours and see where that gets me.

Another nail update; you may have noticed that my nails aren’t long anymore. That’s because they’re all broken.
I did two courses of OPI’s Nail Envy, then decided my nails were Superman and that I didn’t need the stuff anymore.
Obviously, I was wrong, and they’re their most broken in probably a year.
Fear not though, I bought a new bottle of Nail Envy ($20 v_v) and hopefully I’ll be able to grow long nails again.

What are you going to bust out this summer, clothing/cosmetic-wise?
Mine’s my nails obviously, and shorts with tights, but I do that every summer.
Reply in the comments! <3


Thursday, July 15, 2010

OOTD; Typical Summer Work Attire

Tank top from H&M; Skirt from Zara; Toque from H&M;
Tights from American Apparel; Necklaces by Pyrrha; Flats from Aldo;
'Pandamonium Pink' nail polish by OPI;

Even in the summer, toques and black tights reign supreme.
I probably show so much bra at work. Oh well.

What do you think of nail art/crazy coloured nails?
I was going to post this earlier but Fuck Yeah Pretty Nails distracted me. I think at times it can look trashy, but the girls on this tumblr do it amazingly. Especially her.

My goal for this summer is to paint my nails different colours. As in on one hand.
So no more colour manicures for me.