I've been gone for forever, and for this I am very sorry.
I wont waste your time with excuses though.
Hallowe'en is my favourite holiday!
I had so many nail ideas that I wanted to try out, I couldn't choose!
So I did them all!!! YAY.
Frankenstein's monster would be more visible if I had used a lighter green...
The vampire teeth were the most difficult, and the ghost was obviously the easiest :)
I hope someone recognizes the famous movie scene on my thumb nail...!
I have to make this quick
I'm leaving for Europe tomorrow! London --> Edinburgh --> Prague. Have any of you been there? (Do any of you live there?) Is there a certain food I should try or a cute little shop I should visit? TELL ME!
Here is the SECRET RECIPE I promised:
Clear nail polish (crappy top coat you never use perhaps?)
Eyeshadow (something you want to get rid of...)
A piece of paper
(This is all my and my sister's eyeshadow put together.
Very sad, I know)
Got everything? LET'S START
1. First pick an eyeshadow you think will look good as a nail polish (I used the greenish one in the bottom right corner because it was all broken and stuff...)
2. Get chunks of it onto your paper and chop it into as fine a powder as you can get
3. Make a funnel with a piece of paper and some tape and use this to get the powder into your nailpolish OR just pour the powder in without a funnel
4. Shake really hard
5. Adjust the amount of eyeshadow until you get the colour you want (add different colours too!)
6. You can add anything you want to it really: sparkles, ...umm... perfume... i don't know... GET CREATIVE!
Sorry guys, I've been sick with strep throat, and it was not fun. I'm mostly better though, except when someone makes me laugh, because I end up just coughing and wheezing, which for some reason I find to be ridiculously funny. So you see my predicament :p
ON TO THE NAILS!
Do you know what's super-wonderful-awesome-tastic about this manicure? Why, perhaps the fact that that beautiful teal base colour you see was created by yours truly! >.< yup, my first ever franken! But of course, it's not just any old franken. I'm going to show you what I used to make it in my next post........ mwahaha leaving you guys on the edge of your seats right? ;) sure.
Oh! and I forgot to tell you! At the Canada Games my team came 8th out of 12! Better than that LAST place we got at Nationals for sure!
WAIT! I have a question: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Sorry I've been away for so long! I got back from Halifax last week and have been busy catching up with school work and stuff...
I found some lace while I was cleaning my room, cut out pieces to fit on my nails, and stuck them there with a LOT of top coat.
I like the edgy-ness of this mani, and the emo-ness of is kind of a reflection of how I'm feeling right now; really not good and slightly depressed :( BUT looking at my nails actually puts me in a slightly better mood! Also, since lace doesn't chip :) this mani should last for at least a week.
What's that my left hand is resting on? Why it's good ol' TI-83+ (my scientific calculator).
MATH, I blame you for how horrid I feel right now.
It's depressing when someone who is used to being an "A" student, gets a "C" in a class she actually works REALLY hard in. I feel like a failure.
So how are YOUR lives right now?
Here is a song for you all \/
the video is a little... off... but the song is absolutely amazing. I love it so much <3
First, I want to thank everyone who wished me well at Nationals, you have no idea how happy all your comments made me :) I had so much fun and made a lot of new friends! We played pretty well for being the youngest team there (the nice way of saying that we didn't win any games XP )
Oh also: the girls curling finals were broadcast live on TSN on Saturday, I was sitting in the crowd. Long story short: I yawned on live television! I should probably be embarrassed, but I find this kind of exciting :)
Here are one of my older designs: curling nails
Some of you might recognize this, I entered it in a contest that Zombie Claws hosted a while ago.
I didn't have enough time to do nail art at all this week! Right now all I have on is this glow in the dark nail polish I got from Claire's. It's sad because no one can see how FREAKING AWESOME it is... unless its pitch black. Oh well, at least I get to enjoy it.
Right. So I just got back from Calgary on Sunday, I had time to unpack, do laundry, and now I'm off again! I leave tomorrow (Thursday) for the Canada Winter Games in Halifax, Nova Scotia (on the other side of the country) should be lots of fun!
So if I don't drown of homework I should be back to blogging in a few weeks!
Maybe I'll even post pictures of Nationals when I get back...
I'm leaving tomorrow for the Canadian Jr. Curling Nationals! I won't be back for 10 days (missing a lot of school :)
This is the manicure I will be wearing to show off my northern pride (and polishing skills) to the other teams. They are coming from all across Canada, I'm so excited to meet everyone!
I am also entering the mani in the "Show Us Your Country" contest that Parokeets is hosting. The chalange is to make either nail art or makeup art (or both) to show your own perception of your country. I'm excited to see everyone elses country manicures (especialy other people's different takes on Canada!)
I chose to show my favourite part of Canada, the North! It's a dogsled team :) oh! that's what Qimmusiq means by the way, it's Inuktitut for "dogsledding" (and yes, I did have to use a dictionary to find that :)
I'm actually really happy with how this turned out, hope you guys like it!
OK, wish me luck!
And if you find yourself in the Calgary area this week, why not drop on by and watch some curling? You can find the schedule here.
My exams are over! I had my english exam on wednesday and my french exam today, both are exams that you don't really have to study for, so I didn't get stressed out at all! Just this year my school introduced this new thing where you are allowed to exempt one exam per semester (there are some restrictions though, obviously), I exempted my social studies exam so that I wouldn't have to study :) . Now that exams are over I have a whole week of nothing, yay!
Anyway, here are some checkered nails, checkers are always fun and are pretty easy to do...
GUESS WHAT!?!?!?!??!?! I GOT A BLOG AWARD!!!!!!!!!!! Whooooo!
Now go check out her blog! (psssst! She has some giveaways going on!)
And of course there are rules for every reward:
1. Thank and link the person who gave you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 15 recently discovered great bloggers
4. Contact these bloggers to tell them about this award
7 things about me:
1. I want to learn as many languages a possible. So far speak fluent French and English, conversational Spanish, and words of Norwegian, Cree and Inuktitut
2. I went on the subway (in Toronto) for the first time EVER last summer, AND TOTALLY FREAKED OUT. Have you seen the security in those places? Of course you haven't, because there is none. I kept thinking someone was going to pull out a gun and shoot everyone...
3. Once it was -52`C (with the windchill) and my parents still made me walk to school...
4. I HATE big cities (anything over 100 000 people)
5. I don't like the smell of the sea
6. Last year I listened ONLY to Regina Spektor songs for 2 straight months. She's still one of my favourite artists
I was inspired by all the nail polishing blogs I read to start my own so that I could share my designs with other people and hopefully inspire them!
It was actually my new year's resolution to start a nail polish blog but I'm a little behind on that, seeing as it's 10 days after new years... better late then never though right?!
I thought I'd start off with one of these quiz things that are always fun :) that way you can all learn about me! (stolen from Hermetic)
What is your dream job? Actor, a museum display designer / museum tour guide / historian, teacher, some sort of designer. A job that combined all of those would be bliss... What is your frangrance for winter? Honestly I don't where perfume, unless I could find one that smells like cinnamon and pine trees and all the good Christmas-y smells How do you take your tea/coffee? coffee? only in a Timmy's ice cap! tea - depends what kind it is but I usually only add cream and sugar to Chai tea, my favourite! What is your most important beauty secret? smile and drink water NOT OUT OF PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES FOR GOSH SAKE! ask me why, I dare you If you had an all-expenses paid vacation anywhere, where would you go? Everywhere If a genie popped up in your lap right now and offered you three wishes, what would they be? - A healthy and long life for everyone I love - For big CEO guys/girls to stop being idiots and think about people other than themselves for once - Three more genies :P If you could only have breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert foods for the rest of your life, which would you pick? Dinner, you can have anything for dinner, plus in French diner (with an accent) means lunch, so that's means I get both right? If you were Hello Kitty, what color hairbow would you wear? I would wear every single hair bow I owned at the same time What is your biggest make-up pet peeve? When old ladies absolutely CAKE make-up on to their face *shudder* If you could only wear one piece of jewellery for the rest of your life, what would it be? The cheap black ring that I have been wearing for over a year, my sister bought it for me, I don't care if it was $5 and she had to borrow the money from me :) What one talent do you wish you had? I wish I could sing... Which product will you continue to repurchase? Um whatever kind of toothpaste I am using right now... it's blue If you could look into the future, would you? And what would you like to know? Never Who is your biggest celebrity crush? (include pictures) Honestly no one.
Oh wait! Maybe the lead singer from Mariana's Trench... I will find pictures... and his name...
oh yes, this is so attractive :P Instead you should watch the music video for Celebrity Status! The pictures don't do him justice...
What made you start a blog? I think I already said that WAAAAYYYY up there ^^^^^ :)
So now look forward to my first actual nails post on FRIDAY!!! Are you as excited as I am?