Bowled Over

Ok, so I had bowling league tonight, and I SUCKED. SUCKED. On the bright side, my handicap is going to be awesome next week, and truth be told, I had a blast tonight. My team played one of the other teams from the company I used to work at, and there was tons of shit-talking and goofing off. Plus, I got carded, like SERIOUSLY carded, the bartender even asked for information that is on my ID to confirm. The bad thing was that my highest game tonight (by far) was a 102, sad. SO SAD. :-P

I also got to sit at the car dealership today while my car got checked out, I took it in for a recall a few weeks ago, and recently I've been getting a check engine light (my car isn't even 3 years old), so I took it in, and sure enough, it was something they worked on, and now I have to get a new gas tank, luckily, it's free. Today felt like a semi-busy day, I did some cleaning & purging around the house, then the dealership, did some crocheting (yes, I'm a nerd, but at least I'm crocheting something with skulls, so it's OK), did my nails, then I went to bowling, and now I'm writing this, and honestly, even though it is only about 10 pm, I might just go to bed once this post goes up. :-P

For today's nails, I did bowling pin nails, I did the design around the neck of the pins that they have at the bowling alley I go to. Apparently it is a Brunswick pin design. Sorry for the nubbiness of the nails, but after yesterday's design, I had to cut the 'fang-ernails', as reader Pipp called them (I seriously LOLed when I read that- GENIUS, :-P), because they were filed to such a point. (which was driving me crazy- the things I do for this blog!!! lol)

The inspiration:

The nails:

I used Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud as a base, with China Glaze Salsa for the red pointed design. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat, which smeared a tiny bit of the red on a few nails, argh!!

Also, since I got a few people asking me to post my eyes more often; today's eye makeup, I used MAC Chartru paint as a base, with Sharp over it, Tempting in the crease, and Dark Edge on the outer corners (all three from the Tempting Quad Palette), and then I used Ostentatious fluidline for the liner:

AAAAAAND: the thing I'm crocheting: a Skull scarf, I got the skull part of the pattern from a post on the Skull-A-Day website, and the pattern was created by Abby, and can be found HERE. Mine isn't perfect (far from it), I miscounted, and didn't feel like starting over, so I fixed it the best I could, plus I'm making mine into a scarf instead of a square like hers. I'll post it when I'm completely done, too. Just noticed that in the picture, the corners are wonky, but they're just curled or folded under/over. Not bad for being the third pattern I've ever followed, and the first time ever doing filet crochet.


  1. Thank you so much for my shout out! Glad I made you LOL :P
    You are so very talented and I love reading this blog, as it brightens my day whilst I'm revising for my exams! It's also inspired me to do my nails and it's become my new hobby/OBSESSION!
    Pipp x

  2. My husband was very impressed with your nails. He actually works at a bowling alley and uses Brunswick pins. Good job on your crochet! I knit and did a skull and crossbones dishcloth for a friend of ours that had his hip replaced. It was fun never thought of turning it into a scarf!

  3. LOVE the scarf!! If I could do anything like that, I'd steal the pattern from you. LOL I like your nails - such a great idea! It's so cool to find inspiration in everyday items.

  4. I love that you made it into a scarf. That is what most of the filet crochet patterns I do, end up being. As for any wonkiness with the shape, since you are using cotton crochet thread, you can iron it flat. The skull looks great for being the 3rd pattern you have followed.

  5. Those nails kind of look like the Japanese monster that kills kittens every time you double click yer mouse (wink wink nudge nudge). I think they are called Domo monsters.

  6. Thank you so much for the link, I LOVE skull a day! I'm definitely going to crochet the skull & figure out something to make with it :0) I love that you do a different nail art each day, you must go through nail polish remover like crazy!! Keep up the good work!!

  7. @Sonoma Bento... Domo nails have already been done if you're interested... :D

  8. Ah! Thanks, I remember that one now. With the icky broken fingernail in the nail strengthener package. Ha! Arigato, indeed.

  9. I love that I am not the only one in the world who uses the word "nubby" to mean "short/stumpy." Also, do you ever get acrylic nails?

  10. Oh....I am so bummed. I left a skull blanket I started (was 3/4 of the way done) back in India. I honestly thought I was going to be back to finish it. :(

    Now I must dig out the skull pattern and try it here.


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