Monday, November 7, 2011

A Little Something New

This'll be my first non-photo-a-day blog post. Which is the first reason for the title.

I've been trying to decide what to add to mix things up a bit and one of the main themes that
comes to mind is: beauty. I've always been a fan of the Beauty Guru's on Youtube, but I am way too shy and timid to start my own channel and join the team. So instead, I thought I could just do my own thing on my blog and ocassionally post things related to that area.


I have NEVER worn orange nail polish before. (Second reason for my title.) It's always been pinks, reds, purples, blues, black. Nothing crazy. I have done nail designs before - my favorite being a hello kitty inspired - but still, that was used with very muted colors. A couple of nights ago I was looking at all the nail polish colors - and remembered that colorfulpen had gotten orange polish for Halloween. Of course Halloween is over, but I wanted to see what it would look like anyway. At first.. I didn't like it. The orange polish was by L.A. colors and it had more of a yellow tint to it - plus it was very sheer and looked like egg yolk to me. Ha! So after a couple of coats I was looking at it and thought - "It's not horrible. I could wear this for awhile." Then I remembered that colorfulpen had also boughten a darker orange color for Halloween from SinfulColors.

Like I said previously, I'm a big fan of the Beauty Guru's on Youtube, so I've seen quite a few videos. One of my favorite Guru's is JulieG713 and she does stuff like make up, fashion, and nail tutorials. I sat there thinking... Should I do a design?  I want to use this darker orange to liven up my nails. Then I remembered seeing a video by Julie showing how you can use a make up sponge and sponge on another color to make a gradient effect
. Aha! So that's what I did. It doesn't look perfect - but for my first time I think it's okay and I like it. The orange color is growing on me.

My advice: Try new things - you may like it more than you thought you would. :)

1 comment:

  1. Your nails look cool. Trying new things is fun. :)