Sunday, January 9, 2011

Tore Up From the Floor Up


Today's nail art was originally based on the floor tile pattern in one of the elevators at Caesars Palace here in Las Vegas. The floor design is the yellow circle with the yellow rectangles with the circle's curve on one end, all of which is outlined in black on a cream background. I LOVED how it looked when I saw it, but it didn't really translate well to the nail, in my opinion, so I kept adding color to it, and ultimately, it has more of a tiki or tribal retro feel to me now. I also have to say, I'm not terribly excited about it, hence the blog post title. :-D

One fun thing that happened today is that I met Elizabeth, who writes the Lacquered Lizard blog! :)


It was fun meeting her, and talking about nail polish, blogging, honestly, lots of stuff, we were all over the map! Plus, we ate delicious pancakes from Blueberry Hill. YUM. They're 1/2" thick pancakes of pure deliciousness. We both brought each other little gifts (I have to send part of hers because I didn't finish it), but I gave her a Dare 2 Wear polish, a green polish from Urban Outfitters, and one of the super pretty polishes from ALDO! She brought me two awesome Del Sol polishes (the UV sensitive polishes) in Ruby Slippers & the Halloween one, as well as a bottle of Seche Vite (which will definitely be put to good use!!), and a cool peach color from a Dutch brand (I believe?) called Hema! :) It was definitely a good time- and I even introduced her to Island Girl nail polishes, we HAD to go nail polish shopping after breakfast, I'm pretty sure it's some sort of law.

Anyway, on to the nails! :)



I used American Apparel Cotton as a base, with American Apparel Manila for the yellow, American Apparel Hassid for the black, and American Apparel MacArthur Park for the green. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

13 comments:

  1. How much fun you must have had meeting up with a fellow blogger! And Hema is indeed a Dutch brand :).

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  2. Your nails are always so pretty!!! I absolutely love them! Can you maybe put some directions in there so I can replicate them? Pretty please?

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  3. I can assure you Hema is good quality :) It`s a dutch department store which has it`s own make-up as well. First Hema opend in 1926 and has stores in Belgium, France and germany now. They have amazing toys for kids specially stuffed animals :) And I love their underwear!!

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  4. Heey, nice blog! I'm from the netherlands and i'm sure it's called hema xD. It's a store like wal mart but MUCH smaller, they also sell nail polishes there :P. I wonder if we can see your nail polish stash one time?

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  5. Are you guys in that Island Girl store on the strip? That's what it looks like. :)

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  6. awesome! two of my fave nail bloggers! =DDD

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  7. Ooh, your nails are hypnotizing XD

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  8. I had so much fun meeting you! And I have to say, the picture of your manicure really doesn't capture how truly awe5ome it was!

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  9. Dear, wht instead of using blogger, why don't you use Tumblr?? Is so much better to use, easier, and faster. Blogger is kinda' ultrapassed :P

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  10. how fun! i love meeting other bloggers :) we really need to have a blogger convention.

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  12. I like how the videos in the background appear to have shirtless men on them.

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  13. AAAAAAAAAAH!! I love Hema Polish!! It is actually a mini department store in europe and they sell clothes and food, but their nail polish so amazin and Im so happy to finally see a blogger use some of it!

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