Thursday, September 20, 2012

African Tribal Nails

Hello! Happy Thursday! The only reason I like Thursdays are because it's the day before Friday and the weekend! And also because Glee is on tonight! I didn't even realize the next season was out! And when I saw it on my recordings I was like, "WHAAAAATTT??" You know, in my head. 

Now, last season, all the new shows were on Tuesday, so of course I sit on the couch and watch TV for an hour and wait for it to come on, when i could have been doing much more productive things. After a while I decide to check what channel it was on and I searched "glee" and when I saw when the episodes were I realized it didn't come on until Thursday. I was pissed. 

So there you go! A little useless information about my personal life! Now onto the nails.

I did these nails back in July but I didn't post them, so why not now? These were for an African nail art contest on Instagram, which I was a finalist in thank you very much. I found some African Tribal print online and I designed my nails after it. I used some of my Grandma's acrylic paint for these, it just so happened that she had the perfect colors. How 'bout that? 

Another funny story! Ha, you thought I was done telling you about my boring personal life didn't you! While I was wearing these my sister and I went to Sephora. It was my first time there, but the polishes were crazy expensive so I ended up just picking up one and it was still $16! At the checkout we were waiting to pay and somehow nails came up, (because it totally wouldn't when you're buying polish) and my sister says, "Look at my sister's nails!" I showed the lady and she was like, "Wow, you should do a tutorial on Youtube or something and then companies like Sephora would want to buy your designs for nail wraps or stuff like that." 

I mean, trust me, I've tried Youtube, but it takes an hour or two just to film a ten minute video! Not to mention I don't have a proper video camera... you know, now that I've reread it, this story really wasn't that funny! Thank you if you actually read through the whole thing thank you! And I'm sorry.

Ok, thats it.
Have a good afternoon/ night!


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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fuzzy Nails- tutorial included!

Hello! Sorry I haven't been on in a while. I've been pretty busy with school and other stuff and stuff. Anyway...

 A few weeks ago I was at Michael's for some paint and brushes. I also decided to go looking for some micro beads. After minutes of tedious search, I found the "scrapbooking" area (aka everything Martha Stewart.) When I finally got there, wouldn't you believe it, they were sold out. There was only a 32 pack mixed with glitter and other junk, and a giant bottle of one color that I wasn't in love with. I searched everywhere I could, thinking that someone might have been lazy and put it somewhere else or had hidden it for the next time they were here (you know what I mean.) But alas, my search lead me to nothing. Zip. Zero. Squat. Goose Eggs.

I decided to go back to the scrapbooking section for one last look. Nothing, except for some flocking powder. I'd seen one of my IG gals do fuzzy nails with this stuff, so I thought I might as well get it.

The next night I attempted the fuzzy nails I'd seen, and may I say, It was glorious! Here's how they turned out.
Essie Turquoise and Caicos with Martha Stewart Calypso Flocking Powder.

Cool right! You wouldn't believe how soft they are! Figures I had to work in the garden the next day and get them all dirty. *Sigh*  

Continuing on, I loved these nails so much, I thought I'd make a tutorial for all my lovely readers. 

First paint your nail the same color as the powder your using.

Then over a small bowl quickly pour the powder over your nail before it dries. Get a generous amount on.

After that just brush off the excess powder. after you've completed all your nails, take the powder in the bowl and pour as much as you can back into the bottle.

Voila! Fuzzy Nails! Such a super cute look in 3 easy steps! Hope you enjoyed!

Zoe aka Shelby

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