Category Archives: Brights

What A Screamin’ Fuschia Drag

Today’s color sounds like an obscure curse that someone might utter in place of a real one so as not to offend delicate ears. But really, it’s just the mashup of Color Club’s ‘What a Drag’ and ‘Screamin’ Fuschia.” Guess … Continue reading

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Girly Overdose Pink

Well, the scary stuff isn’t ending with the Kit Kats…this weekend, I made a color that was pretty overwhelming in its girliness- bright Barbie pink with metallic baby  pink glitter: This one was very easy- 2 parts creme white to … Continue reading

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Blue Steel

Here’s an electric blue made from a hideous old eyeshadow.  Unfortunately, you can see the lumps on the surface but it made a better nail polish than eyeshadow.  This was from the Japanese dollar store. I have no idea why I … Continue reading

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Pigment Tutorial Part 1

Here it is, finally! The Pigment Tutorial! For our purposes, pigment is a dry coloring material that can change the color or texture or a nail polish. Some pigment is loose, and some is pressed (think loose eyeshadow vs. the … Continue reading

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Marmalade Glitter

I’ve been making a lot of glitters lately. (Surprise!) Although I’m a glitter troll, it has to be a very specific kind of glitter. I’m not crazy about rough glitter and I generally prefer smooth to chunky. My favorite is … Continue reading

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Liquid Sunshine

It’s been raining endlessly in Japan, so here’s a glittery canary yellow to lift my spirits a little: I made this one with some yellow eyeshadow (MAC Chrome Yellow- what on earth was I thinking?!) in a base of white pearl … Continue reading

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Blue Skies

It seems like it’s been raining endlessly in Tokyo, but we’re not even halfway through the rainy season yet. Today’s mani is what I wanted to see outside….but I just got gray skies again. I used Orly Blue Collar, a … Continue reading

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Green Week Begins- Seafoam Green

Hello everyone! I was intending to start Green Week on Monday, but I had a lot of good greens and I didn’t want to wait! This week is all green all the time! I was making a franken of MAC … Continue reading

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Early Summer Flowers

As I’m sure I might  have mentioned once or twice (haha), I have a shop on Etsy. My problem is, I’ve discovered tons of stuff I want to buy there! I’m going to lose money, I think. One of the … Continue reading

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Diving Girl Orange

I’m fond of vintage advertising and old ephemera- like bits of antique wrapping paper or old postcards.  I put some old fruit-crate label stickers in my kitchen, and I was inspired to make a franken by the mysteriously named “Diving … Continue reading

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