Tribal Nails

I have be seeing a great deal of tribal nail art in the blogosphere as of late. This is definitely a hot summer trend and I am in love with it!! The colors! The drama! THE PRINTS!

I don’t know if I have ever said it here, but loud is hands down my favorite color. I don’t like blending in, I want my nails to glow in the dark!

This is my left hand
This is my left hand

This is my second attempt at tribal nails. I did a few accents with my last manicure with some white, but I decided to go all out with this one.

This design is definitely bold and not for the timid. It attracts a lot of attention. I’ll be really sad when I have to remove them. That acetone soaked cotton makes my heart hurt. Sigh.

My right hand
My right hand

I was originally supposed to make this a photo tutorial, but I kept forgetting to take the photos. It is as hard as it looks and would require some intermediate skill to complete and some tools. I also used about eight different colors and a nail ar
t pen.

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Nail Art! My favorite thing

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Yeah. I know. I suck as a blogger. But look!!! pretty blue nails with white tribal accents *insert tight excited face* I love this color so very much. I’ve used it about 6times in the last few months which is quite unusual for me. I “borrowed” this from my niece. She’s hella awesome herself (hey Anya).
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AND…Pretty pink nails with hearts and black and white accents. I saw this look on Stylish Eve’s Facebook page and I HAD to recreate it. Unfortunately, it lasted only a day and a half before it started chipping. I think I’ll do it again. I really loved the look. I used a Konad stamp for the heart. It was not free hand. Well I think it was Konad.

Stripes Nail Art

So I’ve always seen really cool, really straight nail art lines before and I’d always assumed that they had been done by a stamping tool or something similar. I was delighted to come across this technique whilst going through Tumblr or Pintrest or somewhere. I wish I knew where so I could link the info. But this is method is so simple! This was my first attempt and I learned to make sure the nail polish that you use over the tape is completely dry before removing else it smudges. And to make sure that the size of the tape and the spacing between them are virtually the same size for uniform lines. Oh, and if using scotch tape it may be a good idea to stick it to you skin prior to applying it to the nail because it could lift up fresh nail polish..

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I am going to be doing quite a bit of this!

 

Back to School

Today was the first day of school. Yay. -_-  How can I contain this geyser odd excitement that is steadily bubbling in the depths of my soul?

As I begin this semester, I make my vow to Jesus early that I will get my assignments done, way before the due date and not fifteen minutes before class starts, as had been my custom.

Yessirree! I’ve been changed, I’ve turned over a new leaf, I’m a leopard that Jason changed her spots! You are tuned in to the most improved student to ever walk the corridors of the great College of the Bahamas!

To show my seriousness, I did a back to school themed manicure. Every nerd diva must have her nails did!

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100 Books to Read Before You Die Reading Project 2012

A few months ago I made a post entitled 100 to Read Before You Die. I had read only 27 out of the 100 books (well it turns out that I had read 28 as I had overlooked the fact that I had read some books by Enid Blyton whose titles I did not remember.) With that being said, I am going to attempt to make it through this entire list by December 31st 2012. I will have to do a majority of this reading during summer because I have enough reading to do in school.

I am, however, going to attempt this by starting off with George Orwell’s “1984” and Joseph Heller’s “Catch 22”. I can find those easily enough on Kindle. I will keep a log of the books that I have gotten through along with my reviews.