Friday, July 22, 2011

The Nail File: Polish OCD

I may be displaying my slightly obsessive side here, but I found a clever way to keep track of what nail polish I already own.  I just spent the last few hours making a Filofax-portable file of all my polish so that when I compulsively buy it, like the addict I am, I won't buy a color I already have.

So, step one, I cut fairly thick sketch-pad paper to Filofax personal size (I just used a sheet from my filo) & punched holes:

Next, I lined up all my polish by color.  I considered doing it by brand but I'm generally not fussed about the brands I use, & the whole point of the exercise is to not get duplicate colors, so rainbow it is:

Then I wrote down the name of each color & painted a swatch, in 1-coat, 2-coat, & 3-coat varieties:

So there you have it!  Maybe a little bit fanatical but useful, no?  The swatches are taking quite a while to dry so no pictures of them in my Filofax yet!  But one day I promise to show off my filo!

Also, new nails!

Sinful Colors Hottie over Revlon Minted!  I love this!  Sparkles ^_^

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Cupcakes! Nail art! Oh my!

I am getting waaay into nail art!  After being thoroughly chided about my previous nail care techniques by a woman who has only had a few years of experience being female compared to my twenty-two, I started obsessively scrolling through every nail art tumblr I could find.  This led me to a fantastic set of tutorials which are in Korean but with plenty of pictures to make it clear!  So last week I wore my nerd cred right on my fingers with...

...Pokemon nail art!  I completely loved this, my very own Pikachu gazing up at me from my hands :3  But after a week or so little bits of Pikachu started to flake off so on to...

...cupcakes!  This is from an extremely cute blog I found, Cupcake's Clothes.  I totally adore this girl's style.  One day I too will own adorable lolita dresses!  & petticoats!  & pale blue tights & pretty pink bows...sigh.