Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Hppy Smile

Acrylic nails are semi off, clipped them to try and take them off but didn't work. Un-successful mission. I want my natural long luscious nails back. In the mean time played with my zebra konad stamp and a simple cute drawing on the ring finger. Together they make Mr. & Mrs. Hppy smile. Hope you like. 
(this is some serious down time)

Mrs. Hppy Smile

Mr. Hppy Smile

Used: Nicole by OPI 'My Lifesaver', Essie 'Smooth Sailing', Orly 'Dazzle', and Rimmel 'Black Satin'

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


 My inspiration for this design was Edgar Allan Poe. Tried to capture the darkens of his poems with roses hope you like.

Used: Nicole by OPI 'Fell from the Tree', OPI 'Stranger Tides', 'Moon Over Mumbai,' Sephora by OPI 'Run with it', Orly 'Haute Red', Rimmel 'Black Satin'

"The Raven"

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
" 'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door;
Only this, and nothing more."
Ah, distinctly I remember, it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow, sorrow for the lost Lenore,.
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore,
Nameless here forevermore.
And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me---filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
" 'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door,
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door.
This it is, and nothing more."
Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
"Sir," said I, "or madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is, I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you." Here I opened wide the door;---
Darkness there, and nothing more.
Deep into the darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word,
Lenore?, This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word,
"Lenore!" Merely this, and nothing more.
Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping, something louder than before,
"Surely," said I, "surely, that is something at my window lattice.
Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore.
Let my heart be still a moment, and this mystery explore.
" 'Tis the wind, and nothing more."
Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven, of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door.
Perched upon a bust of Pallas, just above my chamber door,
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
"Though thy crest be shorn and shaven thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
Ghastly, grim, and ancient raven, wandering from the nightly shore.
Tell me what the lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore."
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."
Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
Though its answer little meaning, little relevancy bore;
For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
Ever yet was blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door,
Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as "Nevermore."
But the raven, sitting lonely on that placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing further then he uttered; not a feather then he fluttered;
Till I scarcely more than muttered, "Other friends have flown before;
On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before."
Then the bird said, "Nevermore."
Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
"Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
Caught from some unhappy master, whom unmerciful disaster
Followed fast and followed faster, till his songs one burden bore,---
Till the dirges of his hope that melancholy burden bore
Of "Never---nevermore."
But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul into smiling,
Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door;
Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore --
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore
                                       Meant in croaking "Nevermore."
Thus I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl, whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er,
But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er
She shall press, ah, nevermore!
Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor.
"Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee -- by these angels he hath
Sent thee respite---respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore!
Quaff, O quaff this kind nepenthe, and forget this lost Lenore!"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore!"
"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil!--prophet still, if bird or devil!
Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate, yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted--
On this home by horror haunted--tell me truly, I implore:
Is there--is there balm in Gilead?--tell me--tell me I implore!"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."
"Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil--prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that heaven that bends above us--by that God we both adore--
Tell this soul with sorrow laden, if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden, whom the angels name Lenore---
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden, whom the angels name Lenore?
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."
"Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!" I shrieked, upstarting--
"Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken! -- quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!"
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."
And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming.
And the lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted---nevermore!

Monday, July 25, 2011

I was interviewed by Tini Zine (so exiting)

My good friend Liat Nosrati has just launched her own online magazine. Check it out and show her some love at you won't be disappointed!

Nail Art Gone Cray Cray 
by: Liat Nosrati

 July 25, 2011 

Back in the day, girls could get away with sporting a regular old solid color on their nails and it would be considered “fashion forward.” Those days are long gone, though. Now it’s all about the nail art, like what masterpiece you can draw on your nails, what brand nail polish you’re using and how exclusive that color is. Nail art has become a total craze and people all over the world are taking advantage of it. These days you can’t see a female pop star’s music video without a quick close-up on her nails; and unpainted nails? Please, don’t be silly.

Nail polish in general has become such a necessity that pop stars like Justin Bieber and Katy Perry are cashing in on it (Bieber has a line with Nicole by OPI and Perry with OPI). Getting your nails done at a professional salon, however, isn’t quite as necessary anymore. Young girls from every corner of the Earth have taken it upon themselves to become self-taught nail artists. There are hundreds of nail art blogs all over the world wide web and even more video tutorials can be found on YouTube.

In the recent several months, 3-D nail art has become a particularly sought after variation of nail art. Featuring huge, diamond-like rhinestones and three-dimensional pieces of fruit on the nails, it is almost ridiculous to see yet still, very popular.

Tini Zine caught up with blogger Karla Sorto, a self-taught nail artist who has been running her blog for seven months, to ask her some questions about this nail art takeover.

TZ: How did you get into nail art?

KS: I’ve always been interested in nail art but I didn’t know that I could actually draw portraits on nails until, out of necessity to ease my depression from being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, I discovered this talent that I had.

TZ: Why do you think people are so obsessed with nail art?

KS: I think it’s because all of a sudden it has just become mainstream and girls are finding satisfaction in doing their own work rather than paying someone else to do it for them.

TZ: What are you favorite polishes to use?

KS: My favorite brands are OPI, Orly and Essie. I’m into blues and pastel colors right now because pastels are so refreshing and, when you want to feel sophisticated or sexy, you can never go wrong with pastels. And I feel like blue goes with almost any clothing item and the color can really make your hands pop!

TZ: What sort of advise would you give to someone who would like to start experimenting with nail art?

KS: If you have a drive and a passion to start then just go for it. If you can visualize it in your mind then you can draw it on a nail. Practice is key and you should never be afraid to start something because you might be surprise.

Weekend of LOVE featuring Pucca & Garu

My weekend has been quite pleasant, filled with LOVE and i wanted to let that be represented in this nail design. Special dedication for my sister Andrea since these are here favorite characters. I drew Pucca and Garu  from the popular cartoon 'Pucca' I searched it up and it told me they are Korean so i hope I'm not wrong.Wrote Love In Korean, hope i did it right!

Used: Rimmel 'Black Satin', Essie 'Meet me at sunset', 'Geranium', 'Russian Roulette' Nicole by OPI 'Fresh Squeezed', 'The Right Thing', 'Mango Maven', OPI 'Hopelessly in Love','Strawberried in the sand', 
Orly 'Luxe', 'Haute Red'

Photography by my little sister Brigitte (6-years-old) she knows how to handle that NIKON!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Childhood memories (Lisa Frank)

Who remembers Lisa Frank? I definitely do, When i was in elementary all my folders, pencils, erasers, even lunch box was Lisa Frank. I loved all the colorful colors patterns and characters. So every September i would go back to school shopping with my parents and ask for Lisa Frank stuff. So whether you remember or loved it hope you like this Lisa Frank inspired nail design! 

Used: Nicole by OPI 'Make Mine Lime', 'Respect the World', 'I'm a Belieber', 'Daffy Dill', & 'My Lifesaver', 
Essie 'Tart Deco', Sally Hansen 'I Pink I Can', 'Brisk Blue', 'Lightening', & Rimmel 'Black Satin'

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Disney Inspired Design's

I had my nails done, because my natural nails unfortunately haven't been growing maybe its my thyroid medication doing this. But anyways i wanted to flaunt the design on pretty nails! My nail salon experience was really good. I got them done at the mall for $20 a little pricey (i hesitated quite a while) but anyways got them done. The guy was friendly and very concentrated on his work. 
He took exactly 35 minutes from start to finish (yes i timed him). 
But overall the nails are very comfortable a little too long for my taste but work exactly for what i needed them. 
For my first design on these nails i went for Maleficent (Snow White Witch) 
Hope you like them.

My acrylic nails

Used: Sally Hansen 'Cafe Au Lait', OPI 'DS Mystery' Nicole by OPI 'My Lifesaver', 'Star of the Party'

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Pop Icon Barbie

Who loves Barbies? I DO I DO! I have about 7 collectible Barbies and about 75 one's that i used to play with. Which now get played by my little sister Brigitte. I wanted to do a Vintage Barbie design but i saw this one Pop Icon Barbie that has a really cool dress. I'll eventually do the vintage Barbie design but for now hope you like this one.

Used: Nicole by OPI 'Take a Powder Pink', 'Dandy Lion', 'Youre an Angel', 'The Next CEO' and 'Bonfired Up', Orly 'Butterflies' Sally Hansen 'Lavender Cloud', and 'Blue Away'

Friday, July 15, 2011

It all ends Harry Potter Nailz

Hey everyone just got back from watching the 7th and last Harry Potter film. It was beyond belief AHHMAZING!!!!!! 

Check out my other blog for the complete review at:

If you have been following me you definitely know there was a nail design dedicated to Harry Potter coming up! I sure don't disappoint here it is. Hope you love it as much as i do, i put my whole entire time, love and dedication into them.

Nail Polishes Used: Nicole by OPI 'Rich in Spirit', 'Youre s-teal the one', 'Wavy Navy', 'Drama in the Dark', and 'Me+Blue' OPI 'Passion', 'DS Mystery', 'Moon over Mumbai' and 'Legs Celebrate', Sally Hansen 'Lavender Cloud' and Rimmel 'Black Satin'

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Dedicated to Caylee Anthony

There's an event happening now (Facebook) its called 'Purple Nails For Caylee Anthony' here's the link

This case has hit me hard I'm sure i'm not the only one feeling like this. But i can't stand knowing a defenseless child is being abused or to the extreme killed. But now that justice won't be served, it pains me to know that this killer will walk out as if nothing ever happen. So extremely sad therefore i dedicate this design to baby Caylee Anthony may she rest in Peace. 

Used: OPI 'Do You Lilac It' and Essie 'lilacism'

Rest in Peace little Angel

Monday, July 4, 2011

Check out this cool giveaway!

 She's giving away really cool polishes check her out! at

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Final Harry Potter movie

So exited The last Harry Potter movie is around the corner and of course my sister and i already bought our midnight screening tickets in advanced for July 15th woot woot! Here is a nail design for the Slytherin house.

Used: OPI 'Jade is the New black' and 'Stranger Tides'

4th of JULY!

What better describes 4th of July then fireworks, burgers, hot dogs and the U.S.A Flag! Happy 4th of July!