Thursday, November 29, 2012

LoL mani: Thunder lord Volibear

Let's continue the Volibear awesomeness :) This is inspired by hes second skin (which I own *so proud*). It has all my favorites - gold, black and metallic :)

So for this look I used Essence piece of forever for the base. To make the black gradient I used Essence gold old Buffy. The accent finger has S-he no. 345 as base and the gold gradient is made out of Essence make it golden. The silver tips are made with Essence silver twister and the blue bolt on my thumb is made with Coral prosilk Las Vegas no.505. As a top coat I used Essence Prince Charming to still give it that snow and thunder look that makes it very Voli :)

Thunder Lord Volibear






'' Is that a challenge?''

xoxo
gin

Monday, November 26, 2012

LoL mani: Volibear the Thunder's roar

OMG I <3 VOLIBEAR!!! He's my all time favorite LoL champ! Whenever I have a bad day (or recently month) I go home and play Voli :) Not only is he an awesome ARMORED BEAR hes voice is angry and he shoots thunderbolts around :) *What is there not to love?* :)
My life is currently very stressful so a big yelling thunder bear is in usage daily now :) So I decided to make all my next manis Volibear inspired - he has 3 skins so there will be 3 looks.

The 1st one is inspired by his normal skin. I used Essence LE Metal babe as base, to make the thunderbolts I used my own franken I named Volibear (it was made just for this look) :) The top part of the ring finger is done with Depend no. 252 and the glitter top coat is Essence hello holo.

End result <3
Volibear the Thunder's roar *drools*


Before adding Essence Hello holo


*G33k humor*

Not my art but my all time favorite pixx of Voli
 Here is the official Champion presentation of Volibear - check it just so you can hear him yell at you - always calms me down :)

''Face the storm!''

xoxox
gin

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sat - ART - day: One stroke

I had to google this look because I had no clue what this technique is. And the results were kind off scary good artwork of mostly flowers. So I did this a bit simpler interpretation. *Currently in love with gold and blue combos* :)

I used Berry M Copper for the base, it's crazy hard to take a photo of because it's made out of gold, copper and red micro glitters so it needed 3 coats. To make the blue flower look I used Catrice Blue cara ciao *the reason why my cuticles look blue after clean up*, over it S-he no.291 and over it China glaze Tarnished gold.

Hope you like it :)




xoxo
gin

Friday, November 23, 2012

NOTD: Non silver metallics

So I wanted to make a non silver metallic look - because a friend of mine send me on a silver polish hunt and  my ears were full of silvers, grey metallics . . .
So I used Catrice Forget-me-not which is a beautiful purple metallic with scattered silver micro glitters. The middle finger has Catrice Oh my goldness which needed 3 coats because it's a deep gold - bronze glitter on a clear base. To make the black hexagon details I used Essence LE Punk royal - I fished out the black particles and stuck them in the pattern.
And becuse I'm a bit lazy I did my left only with one glitter :)

Pretty right hand


Suck it lefty :) *before clean up*
Base colours :)
xoxo
gin

Sunday, November 18, 2012

NOTD: Revoltaire army

Finally I managed to get all the polishes from Catrice LE Revoltaire. I don't even know why because most of the colours from the collection aren't my favorite colours but I grew to like them all :) No need to say my favorite is Colour of honor (gold). I think what I like the most is the bottle design with the baroque filigree and skulls (that's how bottles wold look if I could design them). Dammit Catrice I'm hooked on all their LE stuff. If any of you out there have any LE stuff from them drop a line ;)

So in honor of my collection I did this look. I used Innocent toxin (Catrice Acid DC is it's dupe BTW) for the base and Colour bomb was used for the details. The glitter on top is part of SpectaculART LE named Gold leaf top coat (Catrice Million dollar baby is a dupe for that)

Hope you like it :)



My little Revoltaire army <3
 Is there a LE you just had to get all of?

xoxo
gin

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sat-ART-day: Sci - Fi

Not personally a big fan of Sci-fi I'm more of a History fan :)
But my BF introduced me to Frank Herberts DUNE books and I love them. I read all of them! Ironically I like stuff that was written after his death by his son better then the original work.
So a big part of it is the dessert planet Arrakis in the sands there live Sandworms so that was my inspiration. And on this planet they get Melange - think of it like V from true blood only it can also fuel spaceships :) I just simply love the books because they cover the history of an entire universe over millennia. I love how crazy detailed it is.

So for the mani I used Ruby kisses Champagned out and CG Kalahari kiss (the perfect name for this look) for the base. To make the crackled look I used CG Cracked medallion. To make the Melange bubbles I used Kleancolor Chunky copper. To make the Sandworm finger I used CG Lubu heels to make the base. The skin is made with Catrice Steel my soul, the jaws with Essence meet me now! and the teeth are made with Vollare city no.01.

Hope you like it :)





Do you guys  know the Dune books?

xoxo
gin

Thursday, November 15, 2012

NOTD: Cheap and easy

Wow from the name it seems I'm making a commercial for an escort service :) But no ... the other day I was rummaging around the 1€ store and found those nail art guides. I just love them they are cheap and made of a sort of plastic so they don't dissolve under polish.

To make the look I used Catrice Salsa cubana as the neon coral base and the tips are made with China Glaze Flying dragon. But for some reason that CG looks totally matte on me so I used Essence hello holo as a top coat :)

Hope you like it :)

With flash

No flash
The 1€ nail tip guides - gotta love the price
What was you cheapest buy?

xoxo
gin

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sat - ART - day: Vampires

Not relay a vampire fan at all ... but recently I got hooked on True blood and specifically by Eric Northman. Big, tall, vikings are definitely my type :) And I'm starting to warm up to werewolfs as well ;) But dammit if Bill and Sookie don't end up together somehow I will cry like crazy :)

I used Essence black is back to make the black base and Easy Paris no.33 for the red lips the sheen was made with Ingird ice cube no.354. The teeth are made with Vollare city no.01.
The gradient is made with my own red and black holo frankens :)




For everyone who doesn't know who Eric is :)


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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Working girl blogging her heart out

I've been nominated for blogging your heart out award by the lovely Megan. Tnx doll! So here it goes:




Here are the rules for the award:
The Blog Your Heart Out button is for women who love to blog. It is awarded to bloggers that have under 100 followers and, well, blog their heart out! If you are awarded, you must nominate 5 other bloggers with under 100 followers and answer the following questions:

1. What/who encouraged you start blogging?
Miss Hysteria who showed me the wonderful world of blogging.
  
2. How did you choose what topic(s) to blog about?
Firstly I gave myself the challenge of making manis inspired by LoL champions (over 30) but I got a bit sidetracked by all the nail challenges everywhere ;)

3. What is something that most people don't know about you?
I wold love to live in the Baroque era and just be one of those ladies who just sat around their castles and were so pretty they were part of the interior :)

4.What are 3 words to describe your style? 
Dark, spiked and gaudy ;)

5.What do you like to do when you're not blogging? 
Reading books while driving on the bus from work to my school :)

I nominate:

Good luck girls ;)

I've been working a lot recently - meaning all my nails broke so right now they are quite short :(
But I made it work with this look. I used Depend no.42 as base and the dots are made with OPI I have a herring problem and Ingird ice cube no.351

Hope you like it :)


xoxo
gin

Friday, November 9, 2012

NO H8 nails

I thought this kind of drama relay doesn't happen in the blogesphere :( I actually took the time and looked and read what both sides had to say...
I must say I'm quite happy that I'm not relay known couz I do sometimes get a bit lazy and sloppy so my art work is not always mint. Luckily I wasn't a victim of any knd of bullying nor do I ever want to be.
I do follow a lot of blogs (close to 50 I think) but never would I leave a mean comment! My rule is if you have nothing good to say just don't say it. So I won't loose any more words over this whole drama :(


It was supposed to say NO H8 in dots I don't know if this is a success. I used S-he no. 247 as a base and Essence Mellow yellow for the dots.



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xoxo
gin




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