Monday, 2 December 2013

Winter Skittle

Nothing to Disclose

Hello lovelies!

Tonight I have a skittle for you, which is a phenomenon relatively unheard of, from me.

I was running low on inspiration and so I thought it might be nice to indulge in The Season and do a winter/holiday-theme skittle. It helps that we've received a foot of snow over the past 24 hours and all I really want to do is curl up in bed with hot cocoa and never set foot outside ever again...

I started with a base of two careful coats of All Bidness, a black linear holo with gold flakes (I took some photos in direct light to show the holo, and others in indirect light to show the flakes). So here's the thing-- it was crazy thick. I pre-ordered a few CbL polishes and all of them are thick thick thick. I don't know if this is unique to the pre-order session I took part in, but I needed to let you know. Some polish thinner should fix everything up just fine, though, and in all other respects these polishes are lovely.

I then painted on all the designs with white acrylic paint and a combination of various striping and detail brushes. Yes, I realise that I have an eight-pointed snowflake, a thing that Does Not Exist. It occurred to me after the fact, thank you for not passing too hard a judgment on my poor soul. ;)

Polishes used:
Colors by Llarowe - All Bidness (the holo is stronger than my photos show!!!)
Duri - Rejuvacote (base coat)
white acrylic paint
liner brush
detail brush

I am seriously so low on inspiration these days, I have no idea why. I think it's because all of my mental energy is going into finding myself a place to live, come January, AND finding myself a job to afford a place to live. Ay carumba. It's a mess.




  1. I came here from Will Paints Nails For Food feedback form. I honestly have no feedback! I love your pictures, your writing, and your blog. I think you are doing a great job and I'm now following you on all your platforms! :D

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words, Jessica! I will be doing a blitz of feedback in a little bit, and I will be sure to be as helpful to you as I can be. Welcome aboard, I'm super happy to have you along!

  3. Patricia Knetzer4 December 2013 at 17:44

    Hi there! I'm coming from the boot camp at Will Paint Nails For Food. I love your blog, the layout is beautiful! Plus, I'm a new follower! :) I only have one suggestion, and that is making your watermark smaller. Having it big distracts from your awesome nails!

  4. funsies!!! gorgeous base color too!!

  5. Hi Patricia! Welcome! I'm super happy to have you along. :)

    Following your suggestion I've been experimenting, in the posts that follow this one, with making my watermark a little bit smaller (I hesitate to make it too small, in case that means stealers can edit it too easily); let me know what you think! :) :)

  6. Thanks sweet pea! Yeah, totally into the base polish, even if it was a bit of a pain in the butt.

  7. Patricia Knetzer7 December 2013 at 08:16

    I understand! What I find helps is lowering the opacity so that the watermark is still visible, but doesn't detract from the nails/nail art, but at the same time, makes it not easy for people to blur it out without it being obvious :) I just noticed that you don't have a GFC widget! Right now, that's my favorite way to follow blogs. Is there a reason for not using it?

  8. To be honest, you're the first person I've met who uses GFC over Bloglovin'! I will DEFINITELY install a widget for you, just as soon as I'm done writing up this post I'm working on! Hold tight!

  9. I can't find the GFC widget in Blogger! It seems it has been replaced by a Google+ widget?? Any insight for me?

  10. Wow! I don't know where it went! :( I tried doing a search for it and it didn't bring anything up :\

  11. I use it because it's the first way I learned to follow blogs on. I may switch to Bloglovin' if there's an app available :)

  12. I know for sure that there's an app for it on both Android and iPhone/iPad (because I have it on both of my mobile platforms). :)

  13. Weird, hey?? Maybe they're phasing it out... :/

  14. My phone is outdated by today's standards! :P I'll have to see if there's an app for Windows Phone. I think there may be an iPhone in my future!