Monthly Archives: January 2010

Finally Sold All Them Nails

I have some good news! I  finally sold all the nails I made for the rather ill-fated Design Festa back in October in my Etsy shop.  I was painting, mixing, decorating and glittering for months beforehand, but my sales were rather … Continue reading

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Pigment Tutorial Part 2

This time, I’m going to show you how to fix an overly sheer polish, the power of fuschia pigment, how clumsy I am, and the ugliest baby-poop green polish ever. Yes, we have much to learn in this pigment tutorial. … 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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This Makes Me Sad

Well, ladies, if you’re over 115 pounds in Japan, you better hustle to the weight loss spa. I know it’s hard to tell from the tiny ad I scanned in, but this ad is promoting  a Japanese weight-loss ‘spa.’  It’s the same woman … Continue reading

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Working on a Pigment Tutorial

Hello all! I’m working on a pigment tutorial- what to use, what not to, how to mix, etc. Anything specific anyone wants to learn? Let me know in the comments- otherwise I’ll just cover the basics for now!

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Lavender Rose

I’ve been using that bottle of China Glaze Mr. and Mrs, but I’ve had enought of the lavender for a while after this one. This is the very sheer Mr. and Mrs. with white pearl pigment and metallic purple eyeshadow. … Continue reading

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Romantic Rust

I wanted a smooth, sparkly red for the base color on this one. Of course, there are tons of delightful reds on the market, but being the franken-troll I am, I decided to make one. Here’s MAC Reflects Rust glitter … Continue reading

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