Long, pic heavy post ahead. This birthday weekend was good to me and I wanted to share it with all of you :)
This is the scene in the beginning where Effie draws a name during the reaping to select someone to participate in the Hunger Games from District 12. I had to find the picture from the back, there were lots showing the name on the other side and I didn't want to be all spoilery.
|Photo courtesy of Fanpop.com|
Here is what I used- butter LONDON- Queen Vic, Color Club- Gingerbread Man and a regular every day makeup sponge. Once I painted on my base of Queen Vic, I dropped a blob of Gingerbread Man on the edge of the sponge and dabbed it along the tip of my nail to make a gradient effect. I had to go back and do a second layer to make sure the tips were completely opaque. The best thing about using a makeup sponge is that once you are done and the polish has dried on the sponge, just rip the dried part off and throw it away. The sponge is still usable!
I'll admit, I was a bit sloppy when I applied Queen Vic and it wasn't the easiest polish to clean up. My fault though.
I'm so happy with the way this manicure came out, I'm actually wearing it for a second day! That NEVER happens.
And now onto my ridiculous haul from the weekend. Some of these were finds (birthday treats for myself) and some of these were gifts (birthday treats from others!). At least everyone knows what I like. :)
Confetti- Tazmanian Devil, Revlon- Radiant, Milani Jewel FX- Gold, Wet N Wild- Blackmail.
These arrived with my boyfriend on Friday :)
Color Club Electro Candy collection set from Ross for $7.99! These neons dry matte so the set comes with the blue-tinted topcoat you see on the end there. Also, each color has an awesome green shimmer! From left to right- Volt of Light, What a Shock, Electro Candy, Tangerine Scream, Ultra Violet, Pure Energy
My friend Becky from Naked Without Polish came to my surprise birthday brunch on Sunday with this scented Peeps set from Claire's! LOVE it! I've never tried a scented polish so I swatched them all on a nail wheel. They really smell like candy!
After brunch, my boyfriend and I stopped by Walgreens to see if they had any of the new Sinful Colors sheer shimmers. And they did! I grabbed a bunch of Spring pastels and when I got home I realized they make a rainbow.
Boogie Nights, Luminary, Firefly, Mint Apple
Sweet Dreams, Morning Star, Flutter
Do you guys want to see the bottoms of the bottles/labels regularly? I keep the color numbers listed on my stash list so I like having them available, but obviously the pictures aren't much to look at. Also the wholesale store Erin and I go to organizes their shelves by number so I've got to keep up!
Speaking of Erin and the wholesale store, she made a quick shopping stop there the other day and picked up these China Glaze Prismatics for me.
Since I ended up falling in love with the Wet N Wild Prismatics dupe Erin got me when she was in New York, I figured I'd like to try the real ones. Here are Polarized and Optical Illusion.
I saved the best for last. As a birthday gift, Erin got me a REAL Konad stamping plate (I've only used fauxnads so far!) and China Glaze-LOL from their OMG Collection. I've been seriously coveting this collection and I need them all. Of course they sell for $15+ a piece on eBay. This one is my first!!!
A dark purple holo! LOVE it! I can't wait to try this out and post pictures. I swatched it on a nail wheel and it was opaque in one coat. Couldn't believe it. Best birthday weekend ever!
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