6.23.2012

Pride: Part Won...

In the Bay Area, Pride is just as natural as the Thanksgiving Day Parade is to NYC...

Every year since 1970, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and heterosexual people have been getting together and celebrating who they are. I've been a couple of times but this year will be the first time I am going with a large group of people and I am soooooo excited about it...

And of course I am doing nails for the occasion. First up is little sister #2. These are the colors she picked:

I saw a tutorial on dripping nails on youtube that she really liked so I kinda recreated it.

It's different from the tutorial in that her drips were almost perfectly painted. I wanted mine to look more messy...

Drippin' Swagu! It reminds me of the crayon melting craft that I have yet to try but will be trying very soon with my niece and nephew...


Next up are my nails! I am heterosexual but I am all about peace and love. I have sorority sisters and friends who identify as lesbian and gay and I ♥ them! So I decided to rep for the NO H8 campaign on my nails. This is what I used:

And this is how it turned out:
My nails are all different lengths because they keep breaking and it's REALLY annoying... But I still love it! I really love the glitter rainbows on my thumbs!!!

And there you have it... Part WON of my Pride post... I have a few more nails to paint and then we are going to the parade tomorrow!

I will try my best to take pics but my camera phone really sucks and I drowned my digital camera trying to sneak a Dr. Pepper from Burger King into the movies... Grrrr!!! My sisters both have iphones though so I'll make sure they take pics I can post...

Hooray for Pride!
Stay classy.

Peace... And much lacquer to you.

6.16.2012

Thug Life... THUG LIFE!

While the rich kids is driving Benz
I'm still trying to hold on to surviving friends...
Tupac Amaru Shakur
June 16, 1971 - September 13, 1996

Without going into too much detail, I just want to make it clear that I love rap music and I love 2Pac. May he rest in peace... Today would've been his 41st birthday, so in honor of my favorite Gemini, I decided to pay homage to him on my nails...

My camera does no justice to the Swarovski crystals

   

Africa on one thumb, a pistol on the other
His Thug Life tattoo is pretty much his most famous tattoo so what better phrase to use than that one?

I really love how it turned out. I am going to see Ab-Soul tomorrow and had planned on doing something different with my nails for that show but I am completely in love with this Thug Life design. I may just keep it until Pink Wednesday...
Happy Birthday, Pac...



Stay classy.

Peace... And much lacquer to you.

6.15.2012

Ikat nails

I tried Ikat nails a few weeks ago. This was take one:

I thought it looked ok but I just did not like that blue on the other nails so I changed those nails. Take two:


As you can see, there are a few smudges and my cuticles are a mess but whatever... I live in the Bay... No one cares about that here...

I don't see myself doing this on my nails ever again. It was easy and quick, but it's too boring for my taste... I like my nails to be outrageously busy...

Tomorrow is Tupac's birthday so I am considering a Thug Life design for my nails. I originally wanted to get my long sought after Thug Life tattoo on his birthday but my tattoo artist is MIA and not returning emails so Thug Life on the nails just might have to do... Oh, it's also my Sigmaversary tomorrow but I dont really care about that... I mean... I do... But I am not about to be walking around in blue and gold all day and I damn sure am not putting it on my nails...

In the meantime and in between time; here's a little 2Pac to listen to...

RIP PAC

Stay Classy.

Peace... And much lacquer to you.

Wow... That Curse Aint No Joke! Lol...

I had every intention of coming back the next day and posting and I ended up not coming back until just now! Holy crap... Lol

Anyway... I am really going to try to do better. I've just been busy getting this whole nail polish venture off the ground. Good Nails Gone B.A.D. coming soon! Once that is all situated, I will have much more time to blog and much more to talk about I'm sure...

But for now, I'm going to post every couple days with the backlog of nail designs I've been doing...

Let's start with these from the Disneyland trip...
I painted Minnie Mouse nails on my niece, the monster...


She loved them...

Little sister #2 loves Piglet so I recreated a design I saw on another blog...


They didn't come out as awesome as the original ones. I was already in Anaheim at the hotel when I painted these and I didnt have all of my regular brushes, colors and supplies... No excuses though... Lol

I really wanted Eeyore nails but I never got the chance to paint my nails while we were on our trip so when I got back, I decided to pay homage to another Disney character on my nails...
Ursula is my most favorite of all the Disney Villains... I kinda wish my nail was longer so I could've got her mouth in there... I know it would've been too fresh!


So that's all for today... This is a Disney post so hopefully I'll be back soon...

As a matter of fact, I'm about to do another post right now so we can just kill this Disney curse once and for all...

Stay classy.

Peace... And much lacquer to you.
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