Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Black and Silver French w/ A Twist

First very quickly I know I had problems with my comments & all the double posts on my page but I'm sure I fixed this so now we're good ! That's all for that. On to the post ;
So since I still have nubs for nails I've had to cover my whole nail instead or doing the designs I like to do. I decided I would do a black and silver french manicure. I've always done these when I had nothing else to do so I knew that I  could rock this. But then I was tired of the traditional french tip with whatever colored line so I reversed it. On the ring finger of each hand I painted my free edge black and accented it with silver. After I just stuck a Kiss sticker in the corner of the nail to accent it. On the other fingers I painted the whole nail black and did a silver french tip. I used OPI Black Onyx and CG Tinsel. I simple used a silver striper from Jordana which you can find at Kmart. I hope you guys liked this design. Enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Quick Annoucement

I know my comments weren't working but they are now currently up ; so you can comment all you want . (: I also wanted to say you should expect a real post tomorrow since I didn't have much of a post yesterday. Have a nice day guys . Goodbye .

xo ; Toyomi .

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xo ; Toyomi .

Thursday, March 24, 2011

First Swatch !

Okay so this is going to be my first swatch that I've done. This color is CG Purple Panic in Neon. It applies smooth but dries matte /: I kind of don't like that but once you put a top coat on it instantly pops ! I used two thin coats of CG Fast Foward Top Coat . It's just a beautiful neon magenta , not so much purple. But Enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CG Crackle & An Update

Let's start with a quick update first. Just so I don't get off track like usual I will post every two days and in between if I get any new polishes. Also I will be swatching colors for a while after this last post. So just expect plain nails.

Okay so on to the good stuff. I've recently tried a crackle manicure on myself. As you know from my haul I purchased CG Crackle in Brokenhearted. So I decided to use that color over a black. In the pictures you will see that I tried to incorparate different strokes. In both pictures I did not apply a top coat. Later on I did decide that I didn't like the matte look so I applied 2 thin coats of Beauty Secrets top coat. Enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Just A Failed Mani

I thought I would try a scotch tape mani like so many other people and I failed. There isn't much to say. I used CG Ruby Pumps and CG Dorothy Who ? . For the black I used OPI's Black Onyx . Well Enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Oh No ! There's The Good & There's The Bad

Here's the bad ; Since I last posted I wasn't doing nail designs because I had a stub for a thumb.  Then shortly after posting that I  chipped the ring finger on my left hand and the middle finger on my right. This wasn't a very big deal because the length difference wasn't very noticeable. After that happened my right thumb was chipped. And then the stub of a thumb on my left hand decides it wants to rip all the way down to the skin /: WAHH why me ? Nevertheless my nails grow back pretty quickly so i wasn't worried. Then today in school my point finger on my right hand chips and I just wanted to go crazy. So I run home today and file it down . All is well but now I have uneven nails ; pet peeve anyone ? At first I wondered why this happened and then I remembered ! ACRYLICS . I probably got acrylics maybe 4 months ago for practice in cosmo and my nails were completely ruined. Now all the ridges are growing out which is causing my nails to break. Now I have healthy nails but they are all short /: no complaining I guess . All this means is no real nail art for a while . Just nail swatches and the nail art that I have accumulated.  On to the the nail art .

Yay the good ; This was actually about 3 weeks ago that I did this. I'm actually proud of myself too. I usually look at other blogs and videos for inspiration but this time I did it all on my own. I think it came out pretty darn good if I say so myself. I used OPI An Affair In Red square and Sally Hansen's Xtreme Wear Crushed . I then used a red striper polish and acrylic paint in white and in black . It's a beautiful abstract design. I don't know how I pulled it off . I know this is a very text heavy post so I'll stop talking and show you now . Please leave some feedback ! Enjoy !

PS ; new theme again (:

xo ; Toyomi .

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Being a Cosmo Student Is Soooo Nice !

Hey look ! I'm being more consistent in my posts. But I'm here with a very small haul. Anyway since I'm a student I can go to different stores and get great discounts. Well I had been going to my usual store and then my teacher decided to mention this new store all of sudden. When I had first drove by it , it looked very small and like it had nothing in it. It was closed so I couldn't go in. The next day I wake up early in the morning and my mother and I head down. I walk in and it's freaking NAIL POLISH HEAVEN ! ^.^ Even better ......... it's cheap. OPI for $4.25 and China Glaze for $3.25 . I just had to buy something so here are two pictures of what I got. I know it's not much but I absolutely love it. & I also got my first holographic polish.I can't wait to use it ! My little collection is finally growing. I'll probably show a picture soon when I get proper storage for the polishes. For now Enjoy !

xo ; Toyomi .

From Left to Right ; China Glaze Fast Forward Top Coat , China Glaze Brokenhearted , China Glaze Purple Panic (Neon) , China Glaze Digital Dawn , and last but not least OPI Samoan Sand .

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Finally A Shatter

I bought the OPI Black Shatter a while ago but I haven't gotten the chance to use it on myself and I still haven't. My mom has used it along with everybody else in my family. Long story short I go over to my aunt's house and I gave everyone woman in that house a manicure. I guess everyone loves a cosmetologist in the family (well almost). For my eldest cousin I used white as a base and a little red on the tips. Sort of reminds me of blood without the shatter. After letting this dry I applied the black shatter. After The Shatter I sealed it with top coat. If you have any questions please ask. Enjoy !

xo  ; Toyomi .

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