(This is a scheduled post. I'm on vacation!)
This is a good morning indeed. Why you ask?
Well, as this is posting I should be on my way to Buffalo where I will see blink-182.
Not only am I seeing my favorite band of nearly 10 years (for the second time) But I am seeing My Chemical Romance as well! Another fave.
And on top of all that, I'll be doing
There are 2 Ulta's near my hotel. ULTA. I am going to Ulta. I'm going to buy the whole store.
(However I'm pretty sure I will be completely disconnected from the world because I can't use my iPhone or I'll have roaming charges.)
Today's spotlight is on Haute Lacquer!
Shaina from Haute Lacquer does awesome nail art, and I know her blog is a welcome change from all the fair-skinned bloggers. I get emails from people a lot asking if I know darker skinned bloggers!
Well my friends, here is a darker skinned blogger, who is totally sweet and cute and does great nail art!
(Girl has also been on a lucky streak lately! She keeps winning giveaways! Maybe this post will rub some of her luck off on me.)
She recently posted this simple but hella-cute manicure, and I knew I needed to recreate it.
I don't have the same colors she used, so I used two of my favorite cremes from my stash.
It started with a base of China Glaze - For Audrey.
I'm sure you've seen this a million (zillion) times by now, but it is just beautiful and has been in my top 10 polishes since the day I bought it. If you don't have this one, buy it. You won't regret getting it.
2 coats for perfect coverage.
Using a medium striper brush, I added the stripes in what is probably my favorite creme polish ever, Orly - Frolic.
Putting 2 of my favorite colors together works well!
I almost wanted to stop here and just leave the stripes as my mani. (But I knew I couldn't do that because I actually did 4 of these As Seen On posts in the same night...)
So then came the dotting tool and Wet N Wild Black Creme.
Sadly... I got mega smearing.
I knew I wouldn't be leaving this on, as I mentioned, so I used cheapie Wet N Wild clear polish as my topcoat so I wouldn't waste any Seche Vite.
But it ruined my mani :(
Hey, the pinky didn't smear! Just look at that nail.
Also, see the wonky dot on my index finger? The phone rang as I was concentrating and it scared me. Yup.
This mani would have been so cute if it wasn't for the smearing.
I might have to re-re-create it. Haha! I really liked looking at it for the approximately 2 minutes it was on before I took it off.
Tomorrow's post is going to be a bit different. Keep an eye out for it!