Monday, 25 April 2016

Green nails!

Heeeeeey, I'm still around!! I promise. My index finger nail betrayed me and I had to cut it loose. It joined the ranks of my treacherous thumb. LoL. I initially did this mani for my birthday back in March, but never posted it because of all the drama.
I started with two coats of Colors by Llarowe Gemini Rising. This is really one of my absolute favorite polishes. You see the arrow... That is where my nail decided to tear. I tried to rescue it, I really did. Filed them all down, but the tear was too far in and it ended up being much shorter than the rest and with it looking like a chunk was missing from my nail. Anyway...
I did a gradient with Gemini Rising and Nubar Conserve, with Conserve at my cuticle. Obviously using Simply Peel for easy cleanup. In hindsight I should have left Simply Peel on before I used acetone and my cleanup brush, because it stained a bit.
I kinda like how this turned out. Pre-tear that is. Now I'm waiting for my nail to grow a bit more. I have been doing my nails, but very simple designs or even just a plain colour and I haven't been taking pictures. It just doesn't look right... I prefer my nails to at least look the same length. So hopefully by next week.
What do you think? I wish I had more holo polishes.

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Friday, 8 April 2016

A whole lot of feels....

There's been a whole lot of these personal posts around lately. And I've had immense sympathy for everyone having a hard time. I felt chuffed with myself that the only stress that I had was work.

Then I get a message from my mother... Now we have always had a very difficult relationship. There were times that we would get along quite well. And then there were times that we just did not. There were times that I would actually feel physically ill at home because of the things that my mother would say to me and how kak I felt because of it. And going to work was a welcome relief.

There was a time that I wasn't allowed to go to BF's house, unless I took the dog with.... Or that when he came to visit and we wanted to go to a friends braai I would have to ask permission... This all way into my 20's.

Then finally we managed to get a place. And our landlord was great, they brought the rent down so we could afford it, they left a fridge and a stove, because the place that they moving into already has all of that. They said we can use the stove and fridge as long as we need to. And we were super grateful. Then my parents decided to buy all these things they left behind for us, or at least so I thought.

Because fast forward to the message I got. To inform me that my mother is going to see if she can sell her stove and then she will be fetching ours. And today I got the message to say that she's sold it and will let me know when they will be fetching ours.

I am completely stressed right now. I don't know what to do, I mean sure I could do without it, but electricity is already so expensive and money is tight. And BF is just completely pissed off. I don't think that my parents really approved of him. I mean, they don't even want to come to our place, because they don't want to come to HIS place. Even though it's as much my place as his.

Anyway, I just had to get it off my chest. Maybe someone will take pity on me and send me stove. At least I know it's not just me that has a difficult relationship with the parents.

Sorry for the rant.

Twinsie post with Michelle: Scribbled nails

EEEEEEEK! My post is a bit late today, but I'm not quite awake yet. Anyway, I contacted Michelle for another twinsie post. Felt like doing something different. I shared this mani from The Adorned Claw with her and we decided on this as a theme and blue as our colour scheme.

I started with two coats of Hean City Fashion 174 as my base. You can find my swatch here. While that was drying I did the "scribbled" part of this mani on my miracle mat. I used Hean City Fashion 164 for this.
While those were drying I did a gradient on my now dry base coat with Hean City Fashion 174, 199 and 168 at my tip. The gradient was so pretty I had to take a pic. I didn't topcoat the gradient, so it is a bit grainy.
Then I cut my scribbles in half and used a half per nail.
So far, I love this technique, if you could call it that. Michelle said it could turn into a huge fail, but I think this would cover up a fail. This goes into the same category as waterspotting and the saran wrap. I'm already wanting to try this again.
So what do you think? I really loved this mani.
Don't forget to go and give Michelle some love. You can find her mani here.

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