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Monday, 2 August 2010

What's the equivalent of writers block for a make-up geek?

Because I have one. I haven't done anything creative or even something I've really liked day-to-day for a while. I've got a great idea drawn up as a face chart for Julissa's mask contest, not to mention a million other face charts I've drawn up and would be mad to attempt but want too, not to mention I want to try Jonna's tutorial too. I just... I'm not feeling it, its annoying me at bit.

So, failing any makeup for you, here are a few manis, because I have been feeling my nail art thang at the moment.

Here's todays look. Just a simple one with LA Colours Magnetic Force, which is a semi-matte neon coral with gold shimmer, black striper and some gems, which of course have all fallen off already.

I tried out the on-nail marbling thing. I did a first coat of the base colour, then while the second was wet I blobbed the polish on and made teh pretties. The base colour is Beauty UK Smokey Lilac which is the nearest you will catch me alive to a griege, I reckon.

These aren't a fail exactly, they just didn't come out as well as I would have liked, as I should have used a white base for the flames. Gosh Rainbow did a good job of being the sparks coming off the fire though, dont'cha think?

I loved this mani and kept it on for four days which is a veritable lifetime for me. The little hibiscus flowers didn't show up very clearly, but I think that was the colour combo. I got a lot of compliments on this one, anyway! (And yes, my hand were that dry!)

Back soon with my mojo, I hope! xoxo


  1. Oh I really like the two middle manis... I have seen one a bit like the lilac one you did, bit worried about blobbing the colours though... do they take a long time to dry?

  2. Love love love the fire ones! Definitely need to buy GOSH Rainbow polish.

  3. @MartianDelights: Not really! I did one nail at a time, and only 3-4 blobs, and then add more if needed. Obviously once you pull the blobs about they thin out, so its not too bad.

    @Beauty's Bad Habit: Its amazing, I love it. my fav polish ever I think.

  4. Beautiful!!! Maybe you're just feeling inspired for nails, we all have those days when we're feeling a little uninspired, you'll find your groove soon enough! Love the new manicures, especially the flame one, keep up the good work!

  5. Love the last two! The fire looks awesome.

  6. I have "writer's" block from time to time, too. It sucks!! I love these manis - you would never know you were on a creative strike! I think all you can do is wait it out/work on through it/

  7. I lost my make up mojo too lately ...Do you think it's contagious ?? ;-) I like so much your manis...I need to try that blob-thing ! seems messy but funny (YAY, the 4 year old in me is very happy !)


    Caro xxx
    PS : I send you healing waves for your make up block !

  8. I haven' felt like doing any make up looks lately either, I have a long list what I want to do but I just don't feel like doing them.
    We don't have to do anything if we don't feel like doing, our followers will be waiting. :D Doing make up looks is supposed to be fun, not a must.

    Love those manis you did! Especially the two last ones. The fire is gorgeous!! x

  9. I <3 all of them... wish you could do my nails :(

  10. Oooooh, the flame ones are my favorite!

  11. Wow these are all great! You are seriously talented :)

  12. Holy fuck, the partial marbling is the coolest thing I've seen in ages. And the flakies really do look like embers coming off a fire!


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