Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Nominated for a Leibster Award

Leibster Award? Wah?

I have been nominated for a Leibster Award by the amazing Natalie from Over The Topcoat. I won't lie, I had no idea what this award was before Natalie told me she nominated me. I went to her blog to do a bit more digging and found that this is an award for bloggers to nominate each other to help discover more blogs.  Leibster is actually a German word that means "beloved, dearest, favorite, and liked."I'm so thrilled to be nominated and being able to nominate other fabulous bloggers. 

  1. You must link back to the blogger who nominated you. 
  2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you. 
  3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
  4. Go to the blogs you nominated and notify them of your nomination.
  5. Give your nominees 11 questions to answer.
My Questions from Natalie:
  1. What kind of superpower would you most like to have?
    This is probably the answer everyone would have but I'd have to say I would like to read people's minds. I always find myself wanting to know exactly what someone is thinking. As odd as it sounds, I often stare at people wondering what is going on in their head. I promise I don't do it on purpose, it kind of just happens.
  2. Where is your favorite place in the whole world? (It does not have to be somewhere you've actually been).
    I'm pretty sure this shouldn't be a difficult question but it is! I believe that any place can be amazing as long as you have the right people with you. If I'm happy and enjoying myself than I don't care where I am.

  3. Do you have pets? Please include type of pet and their name(s).
    Unfortunately, I don't have any pets. I've been trying to get my mom to get a dog for about 12 years now and just recently have been trying to get her to get a cat. I have a better chance of convincing her to get a dog since she hates cats but she said she doesn't need something else to care after. One day I shall have one!

  4. Why did you decide to start blogging?
    The reason I got really interested in nail art is because of other bloggers and after I had been painting my nails for awhile I wanted to try and help inspire others. I also found it a great way to document my progress and it's something I am very passionate about.

  5. If you won a million dollars, what would you do with it?
    The first thing I would love to do is use that money to help my mom get the dream house she has been wanting for what seems like forever. She's the most important person in my life and I would really enjoy trying to repay her for everything she's done for me. As for what I'd do after, I have no idea, I would need to really think to make sure I don't just blow it on unnecessary things that just seem important at the time.
  6. What's your favorite day of the week?
    I would have to say Tuesday. There is no particular reason for this, I just happen to really enjoy Tuesdays. I generally feel happy and relaxed. It may have to do with the fact that for the past 3 years of my high school career Tuesday has been one of my least hectic days of the week haha.
  7. Do you "geek out" over anything? (i.e. TV show, favorite band, comic books, etc.)
    Omg! I geek out over sooooo many things! I'll just quickly name a few: Teen Wolf, horror movies, bands (boy bands in particular), superheroes, Psych, nail polish, many male celebrities (my favorite is Dylan O'Brien), and Spongebob. There are at least 25 more things I can add to this list but I'll just stop here.
  8. Do you like to cook/bake?
    I'm actually a VERY picky eater. If I go to a restaurant I'll probably just order french fries or white rice, which makes me a cheap date but also a pain to go out with. That being said, I'm not a big fan of cooking or baking but I'd gladly try out a dessert that someone has baked haha.

  9. Do you think there's life on other planets?
    I definitely think it's possible. With a universe that houses about 1024 planets I find it hard to believe that there isn't life on other planets. 

  10. Are you a fan of practical jokes or pranks?
    As long as no one gets hurt I am a huge fan of practical jokes and pranks. I honestly laugh at everything and things like that will have me on the floor laughing for about 5 minutes.

  11. What's something that few people might know about you?
    I'm basically an open book but something people may not know is that I love re-watching movies and shows. I have seen Halloween H20: 20 Years Later at least 200 times and I'm not exaggerating. I've also seen every Teen Wolf episode at least three times and by the time the new season starts I will probably be at 6 times...
I Nominatee:
  1. Sarah from Lethal Lacquer
  2. Stef from Fairly Charming
  3. Marry from Marry's Raveland
  4. Jenny from Lavish Layerings
  5. Patrycja from Drenched in Lacquer
  6. Chantelle from A Polished Prance
  7. Roxy from Beautylicious
  8. June from From Glitter to Creme
  9. Tyeisha from Lacquer Nerd
  10. Danielle from Totally Nailed
  11. Marie from Nefariously Nifty Nails
If you don't know these ladies be sure to check them out because they're all amazing!

My Questions: 
  1. What made you decide to start blogging? 
  2. Who is the number one supporter for your blog? 
  3. What kind of animal would you be?
  4. Do you have any hidden/special talents? 
  5. What is the first thing you notice about a person?
  6. If you could go back in time and change one thing what would it be? 
  7. What's your favorite season of the year?
  8. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would it be? 
  9. What's the best way into your heart? 
  10. If you could spend a day with any celebrity who would it be? 
  11. Do you have any guilty pleasures?
If any of my nominee's decide to accept my nomination be sure to send me the link to your post so I can see your responses!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Happy Birthday Dylan O' Brien!

People who know me personally know that I have many male celebrity crushes and for the past two years or so there is one that has been number one on my list. Dylan O'Brien is my imaginary boyfriend and that may sound incredibly creepy but you've all had one at some point or still do, who knows?  Haha. Today is Dylan's 22nd birthday and because I wasn't sure how else to express my birthday wishes to him I decided to put it on my nails! I can't get over how odd this is but I can honestly say that I don't mind the amount of people who will find me weird because I'm just trying to spread some love, ya know?

I wish he would just stop getting older and wait for me to catch up a bit, a four year difference isn't bad right? Although I should probably meet him first...Oh jeez I really want to meet him! I can talk about him for hours to anyone who listens, including my mom but she usually just tunes me out. I just want everyone to know that I love this guy, maybe someone who knows him personally will hear me and make it happen. You never know! I will continue on with my wishful thinking since it makes me feel better about the fact that it will probably never happen but let's just pretend.

Please excuse my fangirling! I just couldn't help myself.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Watermelon Ikat

Apparently I didn't have enough of Ikat Wednesday. I really wanted to keep the ones I had on but I also wanted to change up the colors and try the technique again so I present to you *drum roll please* WATERMELON Ikat! I was thinking of a color combo during my lunch break Tuesday and saw that one of my co-workers had on a lime green shirt while my other co-worker, sitting beside her, had a dusty red colored shirt. I instantly thought of a watermelon and figured it would look nice on the nails.

Green Sinful Colors - Innocent
Red Sinful Colors - Timbleberry
Black L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer - Black
White L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer - White
 Unfortunately this green looks horrendous with my skin tone but I still think it's an absolutely gorgeous color.

The person wearing the dusty red shirt also happens to occasionally eat a watermelon for lunch so this is for you Chris!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge - Nail Art Technique You've Never Tried Before

I find this weeks challenge really exciting. I've been saying that about each Mish Mash post actually but that's beside the point. I usually tell myself that I will try something new but end up doing something I'm comfortable with like half moons. I've never tried Ikat before and it seemed really interesting. This was the perfect opportunity to try this manicure and while it isn't the greatest attempt, I am really proud of how these came out! I'm pretty sure I might even end up trying this again with a different color combination once I take these off.

Periwinkle Blue Essie - Bikini So Teeny
Coral Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Coral Reef
White L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer - White
Black L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer - Black

I'm actually surprised at just how fun this looks on the nail. I may even wear it for more than a day and that's saying something. My topcoat did smudge the design a bit but nothing to major thankfully.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge - Metallic

Jeez, I'm so late for this part of the challenge, last week was just a bit hectic. I wanted to go a bit crazy for metallic, possibly do something extremely over the top but unfortunately I came up with nothing. I'm keeping it simple today with my gold mani and mint tips. Believe it or not I've never tried anything like this before. With something this simple you'd might thing it's been done a thousand times but in my case that hasn't happened.

Gold Orly - Luxe 
Mint Pop Beauty - Mint Magic 

Um, can I just say I love this color combination? Just look at it! How cute is that? Maybe I'm over excited but I don't care! Sometimes something simple is all you need.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Mish Mash Challenge - Taping

I am still very much excited to be joining in on this challenge. After a week you would think it's worn off a bit but nope! Anyway, today's theme for the Mish Mash Challenge is Taping. I really like tape manicures, the only problem is mine are nowhere near perfect, I know it's a lot to expect to get a perfect tape mani but is it really to much to ask to get it so that it doesn't look like a mess? Haha. I had gotten craft scissors as a christmas gift a looooong time ago and never really had a reason to use them. I thought it would be the perfect time to whip them out but I have absolutely no idea where they are! So I decided to stick my regular scissors and do some random lines instead.

White Wet n Wild Wild Shine - French White Creme
Dark Grey Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure - Oxide
Red L.A. Colors Art Deco Nail Art Lacquer - Red

I wasn't planning on adding the red but the white was the base for my chevron and when that didn't work out I decided to keep it simple and add a dark color for contrast. It just seemed too boring so I had to add a pop of color.

This is without the red. 

Monday, August 5, 2013


I was unsure of what I wanted to put on my nails, all I knew was I wanted to paint my nails. Thanks to a co-worker of mine who suggested I do flowers and another co-worker for lending me a polish she had just bought. I thought it would be a good idea to redeem myself from the disaster that was my first floral mani. My sunflower-esque nails didn't come out too shabby if I do say so myself. I do apologize for the photo, I completely forgot to take a better one.

Red Orange Essie - Come Here
Yellow Sinful Colors - Unicorn
Mint Pop Beauty - Mint Magic

My base color just so happens to match one of my many tank tops. Since it isn't mine I've been debating getting it. After I got a few compliments on the color I think I might be getting it for myself but we'll see.