Friday, 19 September 2014

I'm Mr. Meeseeks! Look at me!

Today I'm going to share with you one of my new favourite TV shows! It's a cartoon called Rick and Morty. To sum it up, it's pretty much the adventures of Morty and his drunk/brilliant scientist grandfather Rick.

One of my favourite episodes is 'Meeseeks and Destroy'. Rick gives Morty's parents and sister a Meeseeks box in order to help them. Now the way a Meeseeks helps you is you press the button on the box and one appears. You then tell it what you want it to help you with. If you tell it to open a jar, it will open it for you. Then it will immediately stop existing as it has fulfilled it's purpose. In the episode Morty's father decided that he wants to take 2 swings off his golf stroke, as that is a simple task. Long story short it turns out that it's almost impossible for the Meeseek to help him. So the Meeseek uses the box and eventually gets a whole hoard of them to try and help. They all slowly get increasingly angry and frustrated as they can't seem to help him. Thus not fulfilling their purpose and existing MUCH longer then they should. Laughter all around.


"I'm Mr. Meeseeks! Look at me!" Meeseeks catchphrase.

Mr. Meeseeks

Video clip of the Meeseeks in action!

Honestly I would suggest you all just go and watch the show. there's around 11 episode and they all clock in at around 20 minutes.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Squiggly Splat!

Today I have some Born Pretty Store tip guides to show you. This is another manicure that I did a while ago(My nails aren't even this shape any more!) I showed you guys the Nail Vinyl's a few weeks ago for the first time as well as yesterday, but this was actually my first experience using weirdly shaped strips. Application wise, these were really easy to use. Not only that but, they were very sturdy.

I decided to try something a bit different and splatter over them. This was a bit harder because a)All I had were coffee stir sticks to blow through b)You had to get as close to full coverage for the pattern to show up. I ended up so winded by the end of it. I was actually taking breaks between fingers, to catch my breath. I finished off the look with some studs and beads(that bled :( )


Picture from Born Pretty Store

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Monday, 15 September 2014

I met Channing Tatum...Sort of.

So I have been SUPER busy the past few weeks due to working at a production company during TIFF(Toronto International Film Festival). I was going to post these nails on the first day of TIFF, but I was honestly too tired. A trend that continued throughout the whole festival. Then to top it off the when everything started to wrap up, I started getting sick. Blah! Anyway, here are the nails I did for the opening of TIFF.

The tux nail was inspired by Not Your Average Nails. I totally forgot to credit her on on Instagram, and I felt so bad. I NEVER do that :(  I'll probably give her a shout out at some point.


You probably want to know more about the title of the post, right? Well, throughout the festival I saw a ton of celebs. My days were generally spent in a lounge, either helping guests, or dealing with social media. Before the lounge would open we would have to fix up the room for the day. On this day I helped a girl carry some ice back to the room for the wine. So as we were filling up ice, Steve Carell, and Mark Ruffalo walk past us in the hall(you know as they would on a normal day). Now this was neat and all, but the girl I was with had made it clear that the celeb she wanted to see was Channing(She made that clear multiple times in the days prior). When we had finished collecting the ice we started back to our lounge. As we turned a corner guess who turns the corner from the opposite direction. Yes, Channing. The girl I was with stops dead in her tracks, looks at him, and says "HOLY SHIT!". She them proceeds to try and grab a photo with him(He said no as he was on a schedule). Then we proceeded back to the lounge. It was probably the most hilariously amazing 20 seconds of the entire festival for me. It was also kind of strange to watch, mainly because celebs don't make me giddy in that way. It was all just very surreal.

I have a couple other stories, that I'll probably share later.

Friday, 29 August 2014

Things that shouldn't be exfoliated: Eyeballs.

Just a quick post for now!

First a quick tale. The other day as I was rushing to get ready I got a microbead from by face wash IN MY EYE. Things that should never be exfoliated: Eyeballs! Did it ever hurt. Luckily I got it out and I'm all good now! It hurt for a bit, but stopped after 24 hours or so.

As for a manicure I have this one for you guys. It's my first floral manicure EVER! Yay! I kept it simple with daisy's. Oh and the base is Sally Hansen Pacific Blue(Old version).

Sorry this pic is blurry. Blame the microbead.

 

Monday, 25 August 2014

piCture pOlish Blog/Insta Fest 2014!


This year I am happy to say I am participating piCture pOlish's 2014 blog/insta fest! One thing they are doing differently this year is in addition to using their polishes, we also have to use Nail Vinyls in our manicure. Things are about to get wacky in here!

First off I have a swatch of my first polish. Freya's Cats that was created in 2013 with Sasha of Nihrida. When I first saw I received this polish I had three thoughts. 1)What a stunner 2)Did they send this to me because of my blog name? 3)If they didn't that is one amazing coincident. For those of you who don't know this polish was inspired by Sasha's love of the colour blue, and the Norse Goddess Freya(Freja), who had a chariot that was pulled around by two cats(Isn't Norse mythology amazing?). What does this have to do with my blog? Well in Norse mythology during battle Valkyries choose who lives and who dies. Then out of all the people who die they take half of them to Valhalla, ruled over by the God Odin. The other half of the dead go with Freya to Fólkvangr, where she rules.

MYTHOLOGY!




The polish itself is a beautiful deep yet vibrant blue(Reminded me of the most recent TARDIS). Had it been a bit brighter it could have easily been considered an electric blue. It was packed full of scattered holographic flecks, the kind that piCture pOlishe does so well. To get full coverage I needed 3 coats. Although if you used 2 thick coats, I'm sure you could get away with 2 coats. This polish is probably on of my favourite polishes I own now :D

Outside

Next up I have my nail art using Mad Magenta(A bright Magenta), Sea Jewel(Green glitter in a light teal base) and Chevron Nail Vinyls. On my index and pinky finger I did a single Nail Vinyl strip over either Mad Magenta or Sea Jewel. Then I painted over the whole nail with the colour that was not the base and removed the strip with tweezers. Easy as pie.



Sunlight!


On my middle and ring finger I wanted to try something different. See if I could find a totally new way to use the strips.Which I am glad to say, I think I did! Now let me show you how:

1) Paint the nail your base colour. In my example it was Sea Jewel. 
2) Cut the Nail Vinyl's into smaller pieces and place them on your nail making sure there are no air bubbles and they are stuck down completely(IMPORTANT)
3) (OPTIONAL) With a small brush paint over the Vinyls with white polish. You only need to do this is the original colour of the Nail Vinyl is going to be hard to cover with just polish.
4) With that same small brush, paint over the vinyls your second colour. In my example Mad Magenta. You may need 2 coats.
5) Seal it all in with a top coat. If you didn't do step 2 correctly they will start to lift and curl.


I loved how these two colours worked together. Especially the contrast between the solid colour and the glitter. I wore this for 2 days and didn't have a single problem with the Nail Vinyls coming off those two fingers.

Now everyone calm down! I know by now you are probably all yelling at your computer screens, demanding more information. Well everyone sit back down. For I come bearing links.

Nail Vinyls Links

piCture pOlish Links
Instagram

Also just so you know piCture pOlish will be retailing a special exclusive 4 pack 'Nail Vinyls' containing 'Chevrons, Mini Chevrons, Straight & Right Angles. But wait! You want to know what all the other Nail Vinyls look like? I come bearing MORE links! Check out the inlinkz below and see what other bloggers did with all the different Nail Vinyls they were given!




Sasha aka Nihrida
Sasha aka Nihrida
with Sasha aka Nihrida
with Sasha aka Nihrida

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Worst trip to Sephora. EVER.

Well the other week I probably encountered the most aggressive employee known to man at Sephora. As a whole this is probably the most unpleasant shopping experiences I have EVER had. This is how our conversation went(I'll write it in script form so you can act along of you choose to).


KAS and GEORGE are looking at some Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo foundation. KAS has tried on this foundation before but had lost the shade name. Out of the two shades that it could possibly be, one of the testers is empty. GEORGE approaches and employee.

GEORGE
Hi I was wondering if you could help us. We were looking for foundation for my friend and wanted to test this out, but the tester was finished.

EMPLOYEE 
Let me have a look.

EMPLOYEE tries to press the pump. Nothing comes out. She then goes to the display and finds one new bottle left in that shade.

EMPLOYEE
Now I can open this, but once I do it's now a tester and I can't sell it to you. Are you sure this is the shade for you?

KAS
Well no. It's between that and another one. I've tested them before, but I forgot which one worked for me.

EMPLOYEE
Did someone help you?

KAS
No.

GEORGE
We tried it on her neck and a bit on her face and it matched.

EMPLOYEE
(begins to get aggressive)
Because you know the skin on your neck and face can be different. Especially in the summer when you get darker.(To KAS) Do you wear sunscreen?

KAS
Not often.

EMPLOYEE
You should ALWAYS wear it.

KAS
I'm don't really go outside.

EMPLOYEE
What?!?! You don't go outside EVER?

KAS
I go out. I just don't spend time in the sun.

EMPLOYEE
Well you still should wear it. Do you know how harmful the sun is. Even the lights we have in the store are dangerous. Did you know we have paper that we leave out, and after a year the colour starts fading because of the lights.

KAS and GEORGE look at each other.

EMPLOYEE
Have you been colour ID'd?

KAS
No.

Employee
Well I would do that first.

GEORGE
They once tried it on me and it gave me the wrong colour.

EMPLOYEE
Well the machine is 99.9% correct. The person who did it was probably doing it wrong, because it is never wrong. Here let me get someone to do it for you.

So long story short this employee explained my situation to a make-up artist(She was nice, and she was just doing what her overlord had commanded her to do). She did the colour ID test to find all the foundations that matched my skin tone. She suggested I stay away from the Kat Von D one and she didn't think it was the best for me. When she asked me what I thought after trying out a couple different foundations I said I still wanted to try the Kat Von D one. If it doesn't work for me it doesn't work for me, but I want to know that for sure! We tried on one of the two I had tried earlier(and that didn't come up on the colour ID), and the make-up artist said "This is actually perfect on you".

RANT TIME!

1) Had the first lady who "helped" me just listened and let me try what I wanted I wouldn't have been stuck there for ALMOST AN HOUR.

2) When I said I don't go outside I mean I don't hike, I don't work in construction. Do you think I tunnelled my way here?

3) I get that you have a quota to fill, but being overly aggressive to the point where it is clear you are trying to make the shopper feel dumb. This is NEVER ok.

4) Why are we all here if your lights are so DANGEROUS? Are they UV? If so why? Should you not be telling people to leave?

5) Your paper is turning colours because YOU LEFT IT OUT FOR A YEAR, AND IT IS BEGINNING TO OXIDISE. The lights can be a CATALYST(Unless they were UV, but they weren't), but your paper would have faded no matter what.

6) If you are going to go the aggressive as hell/scare tactic route to try and make someone feel stupid here's a tip. Whatever falls out of your mouth shouldn't make you sound dumber than a pile of dirt. Before opening your gob to bark out inaccurate facts to people, I suggest you do some proper research. That way you won't sound like a badly written Wikipedia article.

7) The colour that ended up being perfect on me NEVER showed up when I did the colour ID test. Your magic device was 0% helpful.

8) I went to MAC after to get some blush right after. I could not stop saying THANK YOU to the lady that helped me. She was nice, super informative and I was in and out in a few minutes. TAKE NOTES! THAT IS HOW YOU DO IT!

Monday, 18 August 2014

I like your nails...Work for me! 0_o

So the other week I was wearing this manicure, minding my own business in a store, when a lady grabs my hand* and says "I love your nails! Did you do this?" I told her I did, and she said she had a home salon and was looking for some extra help when it came to nail art. So we swapped info and all that jazz. Now you guys should know that 1)I am not licensed and 2)Where I am you don't need to be licensed. Now this is a blessing and a curse. On one hand I can say do birthday parties and get paid for it. On the other hand it also means ANYONE who has the means to start up a salon can just open one up. Even if they don't know the first thing about nail care or haw to properly sanitize equipment. I probably wont do it just because I don't think she is licensed(and I'm not saying just because she does not have one she must be gross, but I don't know her, so I can't be sure of that). I would feel differently if someone who was licensed asked me because then I would have someone watching me, but I'm not sure how I feel about someone who has no licence calling the shots. What do you guys think?

Well here's the manicure in question. I used what is turning into my favourite purple cream Orly Charged Up, along with China Glaze's Gold, Mingle With Kringle and Orly Liquid Vinyl for the black animal print nail. I should also add how I love how the gradient turned out. I rarely use polish for gradients because I think acrylic paint is easier. But this time around it was pretty simple. I think it had something to do with that fact that I had better sponges this time, and then didn't disintegrate as soon as the polish touched them.



*Like my polish. Tell me you like it. Please do not grab my hand. Depending on the time and the place you may end up making a different sort of contact with my other hand.
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