Thursday, June 21, 2012

DIY Tribal Print Sneakers

Nails aren't my only passion. I love DIYing, and today I managed to score two pairs of white canvas sneakers for $10 and finally bought a set of Tulip Fabric Markers so I could decorate them.  Since tribal is huge, and I don't see it going away any time this summer, I figured it would be the perfect pattern.  I Googled "tribal print" for inspiration and just kind of went from there!

For the few steps I used, check after the break! (Update: I went over them a second time this morning, and the colors are SO much bolder.)

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Happy Birthday Baby Bear!

More important than any mani: the sassy little lady pictured below just turned 17! We adopted her right before my 5th birthday, and she's been the best cat a girl could ask for. Sure, she's surly and bitey and doesn't let me cuddle her all the time, but she's a cat. That's what they do.

Pocahontas, aka Pokey, Miss Pickles, Baby Bear, Piggles, Buhbeh, etc.
(I have a nickname problem.)

Yes, I did name my cat Pocahontas. I was five! And I loved that movie! I'm actually 99.9% sure that my birthday party that year was Pocahontas themed, but this little fur baby was the best gift by far. 

The mani this time was simple:

Base Coat was Julep in Annette, with an accent topcoat of Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me and Essie Matte About You on all the others.  This was my first time using Julep, and I was really pleased.  It dried quickly and most of my nails got great opaque coverage with one coat. It's also "3-FREE", which, frankly, doesn't really matter to me, as most of my collection is from some drugstore or another, but it's nice to pretend I'm being aware or something.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Antony and Cleopatra

So the quality of my nails is HORRIBLE in these pictures, due to an array of life surprises. Between fishing and cooking and general adventuring, my nails were a little worn when I finally got a picture done.  I used Sinful Colors Mint Apple for most of my nails, with an accent nail on each hand in Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Golden-I.

Every time I use Golden-I (and especially with this turquoise) it always reminds me of Egypt-so I went with an Egyptian/Shakespeare-y title for this post.  A new mani should be coming up soon, when my life gets a little less exciting.