Sunday, November 6, 2011

In the 'Mod'


Hey there!!  Sorry for the lack of posting, since my visa hasn't been approved yet, I'll try to post a little more until I start the moving process again. Unfortunately right now it's a bit awkward doing my nails, I have no nail table, no kitchen table, and a lot of my polishes and tools are en route to India. OK, enough excuses, on to the nails!!

I was stir-crazy the other day, so I decided to go out in public and walk around the outlet mall. On a whim, I stopped by the American Apparel outlet store, and to my astonishment, they had a ton of new colors!!  I was shocked, I hadn't heard anything about them, and some of them are AMAZING!! (not that the others aren't cool, they're just something similar to what I have already, or something I probably wouldn't wear, i.e. pink) One of the colors I am seriously head over heels for (I bought 2), is Lopez Canyon, an awesome red-orange color that is insanely cool. In addition to its awesome hue, its also quite opaque, which, obviously, is a huge plus in my book. I knew that I wanted to use this color in a nail design, and I had a design I'd sort of been picturing in my head for a while, so i went for it. It didn't turn out like it did in my head, but I don't mind the outcome. I'm always a fan of patterns on the nail, sometimes even more than nail art I've done like the Smurfs, Finding Nemo, or stuff like that.


I used all American Apparel polishes for this design (other than my topcoat). For the base, I used American Apparel California Trooper, for the black, I used American Apparel Hassid, and for the red-orange accents, I used American Apparel Lopez Canyon. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

And, because I find it amusing... cat bed. I am cat-sitting right now, and I found it amusing when I went in the bedroom the other day, and all three cats were on the bed–even the hermit cat that rarely comes out! Don't mind the unmade bed. lol

Hunter is the grey one, Molly is the hermit-cat near the headboard,
and Queequeg is the one standing up, I disturbed her slumber. :-D

34 comments:

  1. Lovely design as always! I also went into an American Apparel the other day and found all of the new colors. I have been searching nail blogs to see if anyone has swatches, and nothing. Very strange. I rely on companies letting you lovely nail blog ladies know about their new products, so that you can review them and tell me what I want :) They clearly sent bloggers the metallics as I have seen mention of those, but it's like they didn't want to publicize these colors at all. Also odd: Hunter looks exactly like my cat Chip. Does Hunter sleep in preciously balanced positions on his back with legs splayed everywhere and lots of belly on display?

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  2. I love that! Gorgeous.I didnt know American Apparel had new colors either. I'll take this as a heads up. Thanks! Lol. (:

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  3. Very cool! Your trip to American Apparel sounded fun; I wish I had one around me.

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  4. KITTIES!!! I like the nail design, but I wanna snurgle those kitties! I would totally have a couple if I wasn't allergic to them!

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  5. I like the pattern you came up with. It looks like it could have been a pattern on a scarf that Mary Tyler Moore might have worn in the 1970's on her show! I can just see her in the newsroom with it around her neck...
    I hope your Visa problems get worked out. What a letdown to have bureaucratic red tape throw a spanner in the works... harumph.
    My cats run for the bedroom as soon as the door is opened. We have to shoo them from the bed constantly- it's as though they think it's theirs, and they just benevolently "allow" us to use it...
    Actually, they are like that about everything. I am just a figment of my cats' imagination- with thumbs!

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  6. Nice design! I have Minger from butter LONDON and I just adore that polish, but I will bet that American Apparel is way cheaper.

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  7. You nails looks good & Pretty Cats

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  8. pretty cats Liss - but with your allergy to them how can you breathe when they are in bed???

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  9. That's pretty neat, feel free to check out some of mine @ http://brittanysnails.blogspot.com/ :)

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  10. OMG, again such a magnificent Nail Art; you are so good!! <33
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  11. love it! and i love cats =D
    following u!
    ;*

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  12. Wow those nails are amazing!
    i love the pattern
    xX
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  13. Nail and cat bum! I love that combination. :)

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  14. hey please dont think this is a spam but you nail art is on the page called taste of awsome .com
    http://www.tasteofawesome.com/view//16414 its your sponge bob nail art...... just though you should know =)

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  15. Love your nails! They're like wonderful and hypnotic at the same time! And how can you be so precise? I wis I had such a steady hand! I'm glad I found your blog again, and imma keep reading it.

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  16. Great design using just 3 colors. It makes me wonder how you pictured it in your head!

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  17. So cute! I like this design very much.

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  18. This is a really nice pattern! Will try this using different colors to see how it looks.

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  19. GORGEOUS! I'm definitely trying it on my nails! :) http://colourmeviolet.blogspot.com/

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  20. omg very nice nails pls check out mine if you want http://nailwiz.blogspot.com/ great nailart

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  21. I love that nail polish but I hope that the cat is no reacting like that because of it.
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  22. I like the nail design.....simple and cute.

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