25 July 2011

A Fawkes franken

Hello lacquered lovelies! Happy Monday! I apologize for my erratic posting last week - I didn't want to force myself to post when I wasn't feeling that great or peppy, so I just decided to hide out LOL. I'm sorry! I'll be back to normal this week though, promise. Send me good vibes - by the time this gets posted, I'll be out pounding pavement trying to find another job before my current horrible job kills me.

Today I have a really simple franken. I made it with a Harry Potter theme in mind, of course. I wanted a red jelly with orange-y flakies, so I made a red jelly (using a clear polish and Revlon Red). Once I got it to the transparency I wanted, I added Nubar 2010. Really easy and I like the results!

And yes, I did chop my nails. These are pretty much nubbins for me! I've been wanting to do it for a while and when I broke a nail at work (not nearly this short but you know) I decided to just go for it. A lot of my favourite bloggers have shorter nails - my ElizabethCrisPiff (ugh her nails make me so jealous LOL), Abby,  Deborah, StefFéline and, of course, miss Kellie - link spamming galore but yeah, basically, I was inspired by their gorgeous little nails. I just want to hug them all.

So I used two coats of my franken over a coat of Essie Jelly Apple. Benefit to shorter nails - less work to get rid of VNL. I like this. This was SO glossy - this is without topcoat and I could see all kinds of things in my nails while looking through pictures LOL.




Downside to short nails? It is REALLY hard to get used to polishing them. I swatched a lot yesterday to try and get used to it but I keep making a mess because I'm used to having a fair amount more to polish! I do love a good red (gasp) on shorter nails! Clean up has been a lot more labour intensive and I've obviously not perfected it yet - my apologies!

I'm excited about some of the posts this week, I've gotten some REALLY gorgeous polishes lately in the mail and I was enjoying swatching them. And I have a comparison! I never do comparisons because I never think "oh, this polish is similar to this polish". My brain doesn't work like that. My brain sees pretty polishes and says OM NOM THIS WILL BE MINE and it doesn't matter if I already own a million polishes like it. :P

What do you guys think? Have you seen the last Harry Potter movie yet? I cried like a pansy through the whole thing LOL.

 Thanks for reading! Have a beautiful day!

16 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! It will fit so well with my Fawkes franken (300+ photos to look through, yikes!)!

    My nubbins feel your love <3 I hope yours feel my love too! (:

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  2. LMAO OM NOM this will be mine? HAHHAHAHAHA. Crying with laughter over here.

    You know how much I love this AND your shorties (I say that sarcastically LMAO ;) andddd I cried too..I'm a sap !

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  3. It looks so lovely and yummy!!!!!

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  4. So pretty! And sounds like it was pretty easy, too. Double win!

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  5. I love the name, I really do, and the polish is spot on for Fawkes! Oh yes, I watched the movie, cried my eyes out ... we, the HP fans are all the same. ;)

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  6. Thanks for the compliment my lovely! The shorties are totally rocking this gorgeous red combo!

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  7. sooo pretty and shiny... I love the flakies!! :)

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  8. I <3 the flakes of orange in that. Beautiful!

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  9. I wanted to write tons of compliments on this, but there's really just one thing to say: "Flawless".

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  10. I am just sitting here wondering why it has taken me SO long to find your blog?! *scratch head*... anyway I found you! And can't wait to see what you have in the future!

    I love your nubbins!

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  11. I just wanted to let you know that I officially have a crush on your blog. I looked through a lot of your post last night and the way you write cracks me up! I cried through like the whole second half of the new HP, so that pretty much seals the deal! I'm glad I wasn't the only one.

    Also, if they made a Harry Potter themed nail polish collection, I would snatch that shit up so fast! Even if I didn't really like the colors!

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  12. Pretty! And very squishalicious. Great franken, there. :D

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  13. Super gorgeous! I adore your shorties, Kirsten. <3

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  14. Hi Kirsten! Just found your blog not so long ago :) I think shorties look great on you. Oh, and thank you so much for the link! <3

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  15. ooh love the HP reference <3

    and looove the new shorties! yes it takes time to get used to them and i love them long too but your nails can do no wrong in my eyes :)

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  16. Aww, I didn't see until now that you had mentioned my nails here. :D You're too sweet! And you have beautiful nails as well. <3

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