Monday, October 31, 2011

Let Me Pick Your Brains...


I love Halloween. I love the dressing up, the candy, the scares, the spooks, the pumpkins, everything. It's always ranked fairly high on my list of awesome holidays. Sadly, this year I was supposed to be out of the country 2 weeks before Halloween, so I didn't think about it that much, and I definitely didn't prepare for it. Little did I know I'd be experiencing so much trouble getting out of the country, and would be in the states to celebrate the holiday of Caspers and cavities. The problem is, I usually start thinking about Halloween sometime around August, I don't do Halloween half-assed. :-D So, in an effort to celebrate the holiday, I painted my nails with Halloween goodness. I chose to do Zombie nails, because who doesn't like zombies? (unless they're being chased by them, of course)  Pardon the small piece out of the middle nail. I managed to break the nail before I got a picture of this manicure! :(



I used OPI Stranger Tides as a base, with American Apparel Raccoon brushed over it on a dry paper towel to dirty it up a bit. When it wasn't completely dry (mostly dry, but still dentable) I used my nails to gouge, scratch, and wrinkle the surface. The holes, dents, and scrapes I created were then filled with a mixture of Zoya Carmen and American Apparel Raccoon, then highlighted with Zoya Carmen on its own. To shade around the wounds, I mixed American Apparel Raccoon with OPI Stranger Tides, and to highlight, I mixed American Apparel California Trooper with OPI Stranger Tides. I topped everything with a coat of Essie Matte About You, then topped the bloody spots with Seche Vite top coat to make it glossy and sticky looking.

Happy Halloween!!! :)

In addition to the nails for today, while I was home visiting my family, my Aunt Roxanne expressed that she'd love for me to paint her nails, and that she really liked the Reverse Rockabilly design. I never really paint other people's nails, but I really like how they turned out. :)



Sunday, October 9, 2011

Blog Sale update


I want to write a note letting you guys know that your stuff is coming if you've paid for it, and I'm trying to respond to all the emails, but I'm getting hundreds, and between moving and doing everything I need to do before leaving the country, things aren't getting responded to ask quickly as I'd like. Please be patient with me! :)

-Melissa

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Think Different.



A truly sad day for people around the world, myself included. Whether you are a 'Mac' or not, you've no doubt benefited from this man's genius and innovative spirit. (His pushing of technology made others scramble to keep up, therefore furthering your choice of technology)

I think I like what Obama said about his passing best...

"The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve's success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented." 

and also, a great comment on from one of my coworkers from Apple, Jason G.....

"Go build a the most awesome heaven ever. Thank you."

Much of my life is affected by something from the brain of Steve Jobs, I've been an Apple devotee for over 12 years now, and I see no sign of that ever changing. The technology that has passed through the doors of Apple is the most innovative, user-friendly, stylish, and enviable technology that I've ever had the pleasure of using, learning about, buying, informing people about, and ultimately, selling. Apple is one of the most amazing companies I've ever worked for, and some of my hours there have been the most entertaining and interesting hours I've had in the past few years. I'm thankful for that, and all that Steve Jobs has done for the world, may he rest in peace.





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