Category Archives: Gray Base

Teapot Inspired Nails

I’m a color junkie at heart, and I spend a lot of time mixing up custom colors when I can’t find exactly what I’m looking for. Today, I have some nails inspired by the humble teapot. I couldn’t find the … Continue reading

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Spa Ritual Frankens

I showed you Spa Ritual Conglomerate in my last post and decided that, while unique, it wasn’t something I’d use a whole bottle of. I decided to do some good old frankening to see if I could come up with … Continue reading

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(Radioactive) Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

…but that doesn’t mean my flesh will soon be turning red! Sorry everyone! That was a bit gruesome! Although it’s not in the news regularly, the Fukushima nuclear power plant is STILL leaking and now they’ve got a ton of … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Wallpaper

It looks like the rainy season has settled in here in Tokyo…it’s either steaming hot with drizzle, or freezing cold. But I guess it wouldn’t be Asia without a little rain. Today is kind of a gloomy Monday, so I … Continue reading

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Hibiya Gray

The first color in my themed Tokyo Metro Collection is…Hibiya Gray! That’s pronounced (hee-bee-ya, by the way).  It’s a medium slightly warm gray as represented on the subway map. This line goes to Akihabara, a famous electronics district where you can buy … Continue reading

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Nude Swirl

This is a nude polish that I made a while back with pink and gray. 1/4 cool  red, 1/2 white and then add in 1/4 black very slowly to get a sort of grayed-out I should have taken step-by-step photos … Continue reading

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Stars

Today’s mani isn’t the most sophisticated ever but I will recycle it if  I ever go to any kiddie birthday parties. I was trying to make a dusty purple with a green flash, but I didn’t get it quite right. … Continue reading

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Matte Hydrangea

I went to a small local amusement park recently where they had a Hydrangea Festival promising over 10,000 plants and a flea market to boot, so I thought I’d check it out. They did have a lot of hydrangeas, including … Continue reading

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Purple Smoke

I think today will be the last day of Purple Week, as it’s officially Friday here in Japan, and I’ve had a lot of fun. I have a few more to show you throughout the day, so we’re not finished … Continue reading

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Vintage Purple

As you ladies may know from reading my blog, I love gray-based colors. Mushroomy, muted, dusty, faded…there a lot of different terms, but they all refer to a color with gray (or sometimes brown) in the base. I also appreciate vibrant … Continue reading

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