Saturday, September 3, 2011

Urban Stripery


The other night (which was the rotten cherry on top of a hellish day), I felt a need to 'reward' myself for not killing anyone, so I headed to LUSH to check things out. I went there originally with the intent of checking out the Shark Fin soap they're advertising, but they didn't have it at the store I went to, luckily for me (and unfortunately for my wallet) they DID have an Each Peach massage bar, Turkish Delight body smoothie, and the King of Skin body butter, all of which smell amazing. As I was walking back to my car through the shops at Mandalay bay, I decided to stop at Urban Outfitters, I mean, what the heck, they usually have SOMETHING on sale. Little did I know, they changed their nail polish! They have a few new (and REALLY awesome!) colors! They had a fun lavender/pink with holo glitter, some other colors, and then two that I bought, which are called Dust (a glitter that reminds me of Deborah Lippman Today Was a Fairytale, though I've never seen that one in person), and Barstool, which is an amazing powdery slate blue jelly. I'll be posting swatches, etc. soon! :)

I tell you all this because I actually used Barstool in today's manicure. I also used 3 of the colors from the Fall Essie collection that I bought the other day. :) When I sat down to do this manicure, I had a semi-basic idea of what I wanted to do, but I really let whatever came to mind happen when I got to each nail, which is why each one is a different shape. :) I really like how this mani turned out, it brings to mind fall, which I would LOVE to come here to Las Vegas. :)


As an added bonus, you get a picture of my manicure helper, Homer. :) (he's not very helpful, but he's super cute. :))


and also a picture of the badass new ring I bought - it arrived in the mail today!  I <3 it!!




27 comments:

  1. I love the zigzag on your thumb. I keep staring at it for some reason. Love the new ring too!

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  2. I like how you created the stripes going in different directions. That ring is rickin'. I love jewellery like that - need to get myself one of those too :)

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  3. so pretty i love the colours together perfect for autumn :D

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  4. Amazing manicure, adorable dog & a fantastic skull ring! Yay!!

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  5. Nice mani! Love the thumb and color choice! Your dog looks adorable.

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  6. The mani looks really nice and I love the ring.

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  7. I like the colors, kinda reminds me of a stripey 70's sweater. Cool ring too. :)

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  8. Love the mani! The colors look so good together and they are very fallish. Love the ring too! And Homer is super cute... :)

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  9. I love all your designs! They all look cute :)

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  10. I love this! I'm so going to try this one, but maybe with brighter colors :)

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  11. Your work is amazing! I just love the designs and type of ideas you come up with. I was just wondering with all these cool designs, do you ever paint the other hand?????
    I am right handed and always make cute designs on my left hand but I always leave the right 1 blank because I know good and well I can't do as good with my left hand on my right. Ik you have other followers and other questions but Im just curious. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

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  12. My name is Jaiane from Brazil, I love your work. The skull ring!?!...I love the ring im "skullmaniac" I really like your designs.
    Thanks for all.

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  13. I love reading and I am always searching for informative information like this! Write more informative news like this, and let's Stop Dreaming Start Action!!

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  14. I loved your ring so much I went out on a hunt to find it. Finally did and bought myself one! I am in love with disney couture now lol. Thanks!

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  15. shark fin soap!!!Liss think about where it comes from - for the soup they cut off the fins and leave the sharks to die - cruel - don't know what they do for the soap..

    mom

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  16. Mom, its in support of a campaign to outlaw shark fin soup.

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  17. What a lovely looking ring accessory you got there!

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  18. My pug dog's name is Homer as well! Such a great name for a dog =]
    Also - Will you be trying the new Shellac from CND at all? I got a manicure done with it about a week ago and it looks the same as the day I got it!

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  19. Are you a nail tech? because you did a great job on the nail art. Sometime "whatever comes to mind" turn out to be the best.

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  20. Where did you get that cute ring from!?

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  21. Love this manicure! It reminds me of something but I just can't place it! Quick question though: did you use one of the colours as a base and then painted stripes over top? Or did you just do the stripes over the natural colour of your nail?
    Thank you!

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