Thursday, February 23, 2012

Nail Art: Hello Kupo!

A few posts ago, I mentioned that I wanted to do a Hello Kitty manicure because for as much as I love her, I've never done one.  I got sidetracked though by my husband playing Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Which he bought for me  only to end up obsessed with, of course!)  I really wanted to do some nail art for that as well, so when I sat down to do this, I decided that Hello Kitty and Mog the Moogle looked awesomely similar.


My hand is still not as steady as normal, so I hope you can forgive the kitty on my ring finger.  When I text my BFF a picture, she said it wasn't bad, HK just looked like she's melting...  In any case, voila, some freehand art again!  


I really wanted to use my bottle of Mermaid's Tears by OPI because it was so nice and creamy when I swatched it.  

Also, I wanted to show you where I stand with my frankens!  If you follow my page on the FB machine, you'll have seen most of these next pictures.  They're bottle shots of the polishes that I blended today.  Not all of them, only four, but over the next couple days I'm going to show you more!  I got a big package this morning with half of the bases that I ordered and a huge selection of pigments.  The problem is that I am still missing the other bases and can't actually finish most of my recipe tests and then go on to bottling.  It'll probably take another week and a half to get everything...

But I am completely covered in glitter, thanks to this hobby of mine!


This is my new and improved version of Expendable Crewman.  I'm still on the fence about keeping their Star Trek names because I'm worried that they don't appeal to as many people as I would like.  Perhaps I can bribe some of you with a bottle naming contest?  We'll have to discuss this option when I get the rest of my supplies and finalize the colors!


A new version of I'm A Doctor, Not A Nail Polish!


Then we have the base color for Tiberius.  This is pre-glitter.  I'm playing with different sizes and colors in it at this point, but I seriously love the color in this pigment and I'm considering offering this shade without big chunky glitter.  We'll see!


Finally, I have what I'm calling "Pop Tart" thanks to one of my friends on the FB machine.  It's a white jelly with a bunch of rainbow glitter.  I have five bottles of this mixed and can probably mix two more before I run out of ingredients, and after that I may not offer it except in limited quantities, at least until I can get a bigger stock or find alternative glitters that aren't as pricey.  It runs me a bit more to produce than the other colors.  

If you're still with me, thanks for reading!

12 comments:

  1. Hello Kitty as a Moogle...genius! So adorable.

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  2. Was your last post's title a WoW reference? And now a Moogle mani?! You might be my favorite nail blogger ever. ;)

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    1. A little bit of a WoW reference =P I used to play a lot, not so much these days... But I do still love video games! Moogles are so adorably awesome! I'm glad that you like my nail art =D Thanks so much for the compliment!

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  3. Such a pretty mani! And your frankens look awesome! Where did you get your glitters from?

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    1. Thanks! =D I got my glitters from a few different online stores, and that was the problem because shipping started to add up. If things work out, I'll have some more funds to glitter test again soon and maybe find a more concise place to order from.

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  4. I love Pop Tart! Even if you have to increase the price a little for it, I think it's worth it! So pretty!

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    1. Thanks! I'm considering that option down the list. I really want to experiment with more glitter first before I make any decisions because I want to keep it affordable. It seems to be a favorite of a lot of people!

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