Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Why this Kolaveri Di?


For those of you not aware of this song (probably most of you outside of India), it is the most ADDICTIVE song ever. I can't get it out of my head. It's SUPER popular here in India, and is somewhat of a joke now. 'Why this Kolaveri di?' in Tamil means, 'Why this Murderous Rage, Girl?' Check out this song here. Be warned, it's a SERIOUS earworm. To date, the youTube video of this song has gotten over 27.5 MILLION views. Insane.

Today's nails are my tribute to India, my new home for the next year or so. :) I did the Indian flag!



Some goofy pictures from Christmas Day, just goofin' around. (and our Chinese Christmas dinner, lol)





Thursday, December 22, 2011

Black and White and Red All Over


Wow. It's been a while. Sorry about that. Turns out packing up all yer shit, then moving to the other side of the world is a lot of work! :-D I've missed the blog and interacting with all of you!! I'm finally on the other side of the world and starting to adjust to everything (except the fact that the biggest nail polish remover I can find is 30mL). I'll admit, things were difficult at first, and I questioned WTF I got myself into, but then, things got better, and I started to acclimate to my new surroundings. I'll admit, there are times when this country is maddening, but that's everywhere. If you want to read about my India adventures, I've started a new blog, Just Another Day in India....

Anyway. Now that we've gotten that out of the way, on to what you actually came here for. :)

This nail design was inspired by a kurta (shirt) that I wore the other day. I'm definitely loving the Indian attire, though I still maintain a bit of my American style–can't give up my jeans! I love all the patterns of the clothing here, so many colors! This particular kurta is basic colors- black, white, and red! :)

I used white acrylic paint for the design over the black nail polish base. It's the first time using acrylic, and I'm not sure I like the outcome, it didn't seem to 'stick' well, and left jagged edges.


Our typical picture- me with my tongue sticking' out, and Chris giving me a dirty look :)
My friend Sheba and I
I used American Apparel Hassid as a base, with white acrylic paint for the design, and Nicole by OPI Redy to Runaway Love? for the red. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat





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