Wednesday, September 9, 2015

#31DC2015: Rainbow Nails aka Where the hell is my pot of gold??

Hi lovelies! Aaaah, how I want to be witty and funny tonight but alas, I am exhausted! So how about I do this post, go shower and then snuggle into my viking man's back? I like this idea!

#31DC2015: Rainbow Nails

This prompt slayed me! SLAYED! I really thought it was going to be easy but I swear every single idea I had just turned out disastrous! 3 manis later and on the brink of quitting, I settled for this.

I started with a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. When this was dry, I went in with my fan brush and the following polishes to create my "rainbow": China Glaze Spontaneous, China Glaze Starboard, Nubar Competition Red, Tip Top Nail Chic Banana Split and Sinful Colors Endless Blue.

I'm actually kinda sad that I struggled so much with this prompt because I was really looking forward to it and I pondered over it for so long. But I also think that was my problem. I overthought it. But so we learn and grow!

Lots of mad love...


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

#31DC2015: Metallic aka Sugary Metal

Hi lovelies! I'm posting! Oh yeah! I'm winning! Oh yeah! I could do this all night! Oh yeah! Ok rather not because someone just picked up a pan! Oh yeah!

#31DC2015: Metallic 

Yeah, I'm going to be honest...metallic made me its biatch! I had a pretty bad ass idea for this prompt until I realized "Oh yeah, certain chrome and metallic polishes are BRUSH STROKEY AS FRAK!". So I called it a night. After work today though I was pretty psyched! I remembered I have a pretty killer silver chrome-ish polish and some colors I've been wanting to pair with silver for a while now so hence this mani was born.

This is a very basic mani. I started out with 2 coats of Tip Top Nail Addict Aluminum as my base. I then went in with Tip Top Nail Chic Peach Crisp and Tip Top Nail Chic Cha Cha Cha to make the sugar spun strings.


Is this metallic enough? IS THIS METAL ENOUGH?? *head bangs hair to mad guitar riff*

Lots of mad love...

Monday, September 7, 2015

#31DC2015: Black and White

Yay! I can post! We had some power issues at work today so my work laptop, being my always laptop, ran out of battery life! BUT HERE I AM! I can post! YAY!

#31DC2015: Black & White

Aaaaah black and would think the possibilities would be endless right?  WRONG! Thea once again joined her friends in blanky McBlankville! But after some soul searching aka Googling I finally found something I like! Yes, I really don't like the technique because I usually suck at doing it but I gave it the old hearty try and that's all that counts!

I started by laying down 2 coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. When this was dry I made the gradient using a makeup sponge and WOW Nail Polish #393. Lastly, I added a coat of L.A. Girl Spotted over the gradient, top coated it and BOOM! Bob's your uncle!

Okay. I know this sounds weird but can we please take a moment and just appreciate the fact that I did a semi successful gradient! That has never happened in The Thea Universe before you guys! NEVER! I might be a little proud of myself! *Hi5's all around*

Lots of mad love...

PS...I found the inspiration for this from a mani on Google but I can't find it anywhere now! If you know who the original brain is behind this idea, please give me a shout! I would love to credit the original artist!

Lots of mad MAD love...

Sunday, September 6, 2015

#31DC2015: Violet aka OH MY GLOB!

Haaaa! It's still Sunday in South Africa so I can still post my violet nails! Talk about nailing it! Let's jump straight into it shall we?

#31DC2015: Violet

So I am a huuuuge Adventure Time fan! Yes I'm an "adult", yes it is a cartoon and yes I am turning 26 in a couple weeks but you know what? I don't care! I will always embrace my inner child. So in honor of that, I give you one of my favorite Adventure Time characters...Lumpy Space Princess.

I started out with 2 coats of OPI Grape...Set...Match on all my nails. On my ring and index finger I stuck on star studs that I painted with Tip Top Nail Chic Sun Kissed and then I top coated them with Seche Vite Top Coat...BIG MISTAKE by the way. Now my stars look all lumpy and melted but anyhoo! For my ring finger I painted the word with my striping brush and Essence Love Is In The Air. Lastly on my middle finger I painted on my favorite princess using a nail art brush, Essence Love Is In The Air, WOW Nail Polish #393 and Morgan Taylor Invitation Only.

Like I said, I am soooo bummed I topcoated my ring and index finger. The studs would've been perfectly fine but yes, I had a "moment". Anyhoo, enjoy the last few hours of Sunday!

Lots of mad love...

Saturday, September 5, 2015

#31DC2015 Blue! No aka today!

Hi lovelies! Since I'm not really a person for posting on Saturdays I am going to keep todays post very very short and oh so sweet!

#31DC2015: Blue

I love blue! Seriously! It is possibly my spirit animal of nail polish...funnily enough I had NO inspiration whatsoever I got to this prompt. So basically I picked up my nail art brush, some blue polishes that "spoke" to me and I just went to town!

For my base I layed down 2 coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White. When this was dry I made weird flamey shapes with my trusty nail art brush and Sally Hansen Pacific Blue. To finish the mani off I took a thin striping brush and added the darker blue lines with Zoya Song.

Blue makes me so happy! And I am LOVING Sally Hansen Pacific Blue. I finally know now why people went so nuts when the original color got re-done...dammit, now I need to go dust hunting for back-ups of this polish!

Lots of mad love...

Friday, September 4, 2015

#31DC2015: Green aka Feeling All Leafy!

I need to stop with these titles...honestly! What the hell is "feeling leafy"?? Do I feel kinda swept away?? All fragile and green?? Like I can be plucked off at any second?? ...maybe! Wow, I think I just discovered my inner emo child. Better stock up on black eyeliner and bad internet quotes! And much like my post title, this rant was utterly pointless and went absolutely NOWHERE! So let's rather get on with the #31DC2015.

#31DC2015: Green

So, I've had a certain Wistonia plate that has been kind of bugging me for a while now because I've really been wanting to use it but the time just didn't feel right. So along came the #31DC2015 and when I saw the green prompt I knew I have finally found the right time!

I started out by laying down 2 coats of China Glaze Starboard for my base color. Next I used Wistonia plate W202 and stamped on the leaf images with Mundo De Unas Lime. For the lady bugs I used Hean City Fashion #156, WOW Nail Polish #393 and Sinful Colors Snow Me White.

Haaaa, I don't often say this but I think these look cute! Kinda springy and happy. And who doesn't love ladybugs. Just because they kind of give me a rash when they walk on me doesn't mean I don't like them. They aight by me!

Lots of mad love...

Thursday, September 3, 2015

#31DC2015: Yellow aka I Just Came To Say...Yellow??

Did you sing my title?? Come ooooon! It's epic!...okay, I suck. I know. But just go with it okay? Let me not jabber on about WEAK ASS titles though and rather jump straight into the stuff you are actually here to see!

#31DC2015: Yellow

I haven't done a skittlette in AGES so when the inspiration hit me for this many, I was kind of over the moon! And epic thing is the inspiration literally just hit me out of the blue...or yellow?? Suck it Google! I didn't need you this time!

I started out by laying down 2 coats of Tip Top Nail Chic Sun Kissed over all my nails. On my ring finger I added a coat of Seche Vite Top Coat and added a bunch of different black rhinestones and studs which I painted black using WOW Nail Polish #393. On my middle finger I put on some sellotape to make the triangular shape, added a thick coat of Sinful Colors Snow Me White over the gap and pulled the tape off immediately. Then I laid down a few mini chevron vinyls by NailVinyls over the white and filled in the spaces with WOW Nail Polish #393. Lastly I just laid down a coat of L.A. Girl Spotted over the yellow on my pinky and index finger.

Again, super simple but I actually seriously dig this mani! I have a thing for black and yellow and badly want to make my lounge yellow, white and black but the husband wont bite. I'll get him there one day though! Tee hee hee!

Lots of mad love...

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

#31DC2015: Orange aka Orange you glad I'm posting again??

Ok yes! My title is SUPER LAME but whatever mkay? Bad jokes and horrible puns are kind of my thing! AND DAMMIT, I SHALL EMBRACE IT!

Anyhoo, on to le good stuff...

#31DC2015: Orange

So I might have been dying to try Ikat nails for quite some time now but when it comes to actually doing my nails, I completely forget about it! So what better time than the #31DC2015 right? I'm not going to describe in detail how I did it but if you want to do Ikat nails you can follow this very easy tutorial by Kayla Shevonne.

For my base I used China Glaze Recycle. For my Ikat pattern I used OPI In My Back Pocket (light orange), Tip Top Nail Chic Solar Flare (darker orange) and my trusty WOW Nail Polish #393 for the black parts.

Easy peasy lemon squeezey! Oh and yay for killing an untried that's been sitting in my polish drawer for over a year! I will definitely be using you again, OPI In My Back Pocket!

Lots of made love...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

And so it begins...#31DC2015

Lovelies! Oh my glob, oh my glob, OH MY GLOB, it is finally here! THE 31 Day Challenge 2015!!! Are you spazzing cos I’m spazzing...SO HARD! I am excited and terrified at the same time but you know what? I am going to try my best to finish it! GO TEAM ME! 

I am jumping straight into the challenge today so let’s get to it shall we?

#31DC2015: Red 

I’ll be dead honest. When I open my polish drawers, red doesn’t tend to be the first colour I go for so it didn’t leave me feeling very inspired. Luckily after browsing through some colour combos on Pinterest, I finally found a colour that goes with red that makes me go “squeeeeeeee” and the red...and teal mani was born!

I started out by laying down 2 coats of OPI Fly as my base. When this was dry, I went in with my nail art brush and made cloudy type shapes using Sinful Colors Snow Me White. I then used the same brush and made random round blobs with Hean City Fashion #156 over the white. Finally, I went in with my striping brush and just added white circles around the blobs to round them off.


I was pretty happy with this mani. I did realise though that I need to invest in some good acrylic paints so I can paint things like circles...well, more circley! But Day 1 down, ammaright?? Only 30 more prompts to go!

Lots of mad love...