Saturday, September 29, 2012


Special announcement here at the blog today: next week, the first week of October, will be Halloween Week!

Awesome huh? Yea those are real pumpkins I carved for a party we had a few years ago.

Halloween is my favorite holiday and over the years I've gone to different parties and gotten all dressed up. My jewelry box has lots of unique accessories that I've collected to wear when I perform so I like to put together costumes.
I've got so many pics of different costumes I've worn, and some cool makeup and nail art to go along with them, I figure I might as well post them. It's been quiet on the fashion post front these last few months, so I'll do a week of it. I've never done a theme week either, so I'm excited to do my first one. :]

Thursday, September 27, 2012

LDTTWC - Day 6: They Sure Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To!

Hey! We're already up to Day 6: "They Sure Don't Make 'Em Like They Used To!" of The Let's Do The Time Warp Challenge and today's theme is a design inspired by a classic toy or game. This is another one that I KNEW what I was gonna do on the first day that I read about the challenge!


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Now halfway through this, I completely just wanted to stop. Long story short I'm either catching cold or having allergies and I'm annoyed on top of it. Thus, I only did my left hand and didn't finish my right. Isn't that image above cute though? It kinda puts me in a better mood.

I know some of you might be saying "Brigitte, the nostalgic movie theme day was last week!" but if y'all didn't have a rubber Gumby as a kid, you were a deprived child! Ok not really, but rubber Gumby and Pokey toys have been around since forever and TO THIS DAY I still see them in novelty stores.

I've got Gumby on my thumb, his pony Pokey, The Blockheads, Prickle, and Goo.

Here's a better pic of my thumb:
I used a bunch of different polishes for this, so if you wanna know anything, just ask!

Here's a pic with all the characters in it. It's actually a Google logo from last year, put up on Gumby creator Art Clokey's 90th birthday:
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My cousin and I used to LOVE Gumby and we had a tape of a whole bunch of episodes when we were kids. And you know what? They still show Gumby real early on Saturday mornings on the METV channel. It's funny watching them again.

Well that's about it, I'm off to go get some zZzZz. See you guys next post!

Monday, September 24, 2012

LDTTWC - Day 5: "We Can Do It!"

Dang man, are we really over the halfway point of this challenge already? Today is Day 5: "We Can Do It!" and this theme's nails are inspired by an influential woman in history.

I decided to continue with my nostalgic comedy route and go with Lucille Ball. As far as female comedians go, she paved the way for many. When it comes to physical comedy? She's the best hands down.

I was inspired by some nails I saw on Instagram, a design where the ring finger had a top lip painted on it and the thumb had the bottom lip. I don't know now who did it cause I saw it on my follower's activity tab and when I went back to look for it, it wasn't there anymore. But let's be real: it's Instagram, it was probably a repost anyways!

So I went with that and then did eyes and hair, red of course. CLEARLY this is meant to be a cartoony interpretation of Lucille Ball. ;]

I used:
Santee - Light Nude
Love & Beauty - Red
L.A. Colors Art Deco Striper -Red
L.A. Colors Art Deco Striper - Black
L.A. Colors Art Deco Striper - White
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Mango Motion

I was going to pair the faces with some old fashioned half moons but I decided to add a lil sumptin sumptin by painting inside the hole reinforcement sticker.

Anyone got any recommendations for a good nail polish thinner? I think I'm gonna go get the Orly one, but I'm gonna be honest, it's the only brand of thinner that I've seen in stores. Any good recs or tips would be appreciated!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thirteen Questions Tag

Hey guys! I'm still rockin my Three Stooges nails. They're too cute to take off, and the new top coat I used seems to really be keeping them from chipping. I didn't want to go days without a new post, so I did the Thirteen Questions Tag that G. posted over at Nouveau Cheap. Since I've got a couple new followers, and I really never know what to write in About Me and profile sections, maybe this will let people know a lil more.

Thirteen Questions Tag 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

LDTTWC - Day 4: Lights, Camera, Action!

Hey guys! Look who's got her Let's Do The Time Warp Challenge post ready to go already? Yup, me! Today is Day 4: Lights, Camera, Action!

My earliness is probably due to the fact I knew from the day this challenge was announced what nostalgic movie I wanted to turn into a manicure: The Three Stooges.

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I got into The Three Stooges last year when I found the Antenna TV channel. Part of the appeal to me is I love the 30's and 40's and sometimes I just like looking at what the women are wearing. Don't get me wrong, I love the Stooges themselves too, and Curly is my favorite, but I love how people dressed back then.

I based my design off an image from a Three Stooges cartoon I found on Google. I'm not even gonna front, I did this using the plastic bag DIY polish strips method.

Here we've got Larry, Moe, and Curly. The other nails are inspired by the action signs that directors use. I promise you that white thing in my pinky is a reflection from my flash.

Here we've got their name and the mask that comes on at the end of each movie (short? bit? episode? Insert whatever you wanna call them here).

Here's the cartoon picture:
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I really think the cartoon is cute, I love how Moe looks happy and friendly and not like he's gonna hit someone like he does in the live-action Stooges.

Of course, I used the picture as inspiration and did my own kind of take on them. Messing around with the bag and strips, plus streaky top coat really could be fodder for a Three Stooges episode. There were a few times while doing this that I wanted to face palm and make a bunch of noises, nyuk nyuk nyuk.

Chalkboard Nails Nail Art Contest: Cool Or Warm

Hey guys! Here's some nails I did for the Cool Or Warm nail art contest over at Chalkboard Nails.

The rules are to either choose warm colors or cool colors to do nail art with, black and white are freebies.

I chose warm colors. I found my striper polishes that I got when I first started getting into nail art and they're still useable. Dude a striper brush sure makes things easier to do. I wanted to try out tribal nails again, and just did random patterns. Call these tribal, call them geometric, whatever they are, they were a lot of fun to do!

My right ring finger is a nod to Mr.Candiipants. I did that nail with a toothpick. Pssh, I still picked up my trusty toothpick, even though I had the stripers! 

I used:
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - French White Creme
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Tickled Pink
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Sunny Side Up
Sinful Colors - Ruby Ruby
Sinful Colors - Bianca
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Mango Motion
L.A. Girl Disco Brites - Psychedelic
L.A. Colors Art Deco Stripers - Black
L.A. Colors Art Deco Stripers - Hot Pink
L.A. Colors Art Deco Stripers - Red

Yeaaaa I used a lot of polishes for this one. Who knew I owned that many colors in the same color family? I wonder if anyone else doing this contest realizes they own way too many similar shades. Also, I didn't really get a good pic of my right thumb and I really liked that one.

I'm resisting the urge to make this Miss DeVious DiVa's Blog Of Tribal Geometric Nails. I'm for sure gonna do this again, and add in pops of blue and green. It's been HOT in Cali these last few days, SOMETHING'S gotta be cool, even if it's just my nails.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

LDTTWC - Day 3: I Remember When...

Hey guys! Today is Day 3 of Neverland Nail Blog's Let's Do The Time Warp Challenge, and the theme is I Remember When...

The funny thing is, I had the most trouble coming up with an idea for this one. I mean, you can do a design based on any special event in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD or your own personal one. This has gotta be the most open ended day of the challenge and it stumped me!

I finally decided to do a design in honor of my Grandma, and her 83rd birthday party. We threw her an awesome luau in her backyard, and it ended up being her last birthday with us. It will forever be a special memory I have. These nails are based on the design of the dress I wore. This is the one theme day where I KNOW nobody will have chosen the exact same thing!

I used:
Sinful Colors - Bianca
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - French White Creme
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme
L.A. Colors Art Deco Stripers - Hot Pink
L.A. Colors Art Deco Stripers - Red
L.A. Colors Art Deco Stripers - Black

I also used a video from that day as inspiration. I remember walking around taking video of everything, even the food, and I'm glad I soaked up as much of that day as possible. Except since I was behind the camera and busy with that, there's no pictures of me from that day that I know of. To add to it, both my black striper AND my regular black polish have gotten thick. This will do, especially since I totally didn't even want to attempt to accurately redo that pattern, haha.

I honed my rap skills in my Grandma's yard over the years, and as you can see behind me, my uncles had their instruments there too and played. These family parties are what I miss so much about my Grandma's house and why the memory of that day will always hold a special place in my heart! :]

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Liebster Award

Hey guys! I'm excited cause I was nominated by the lovely Erin over at Hand-y Feats and Other Treats for the Liebster Award! The Liebster Award is given to bloggers who have under 200 followers, which is so awesome. I'm sure all aspiring bloggers can tell you, it's not always easy to get the word out.

Thanks so much Erin! Guys go check her blog out, not only is her nail art amazing but she's doing 3, yes THREE nail art challenges at once, including the 31 Day Challenge. That deserves some MAD props!

So here’s how it works:
  1.  The recipient must post 11 fun fact about themselves
  2.  The recipient must also answer 11 questions created by the award giver
  3.   The recipient must give the award to 11 new bloggers with less than 200 followers and post 11 questions for them to answer
  4.  These 11 bloggers must be told they have been given the award
  5.  They will in turn pass the award to 11 new bloggers of their choice (no tagging back the award giver.)
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LDTTWC - Day 2: It's Vintage, Darling!

Hey guys, and hello to the new followers! I'm back with the next post for the Let's Do The Time Warp Challenge. Today is Day 2: It's Vintage Darling!

I came up with the idea for these by googling 1920's nails. One of the trends that started back then were a style called "Paris nails" where the half moon and tip were left plain and the rest of the nail was painted pink.

I couldn't leave the half moon and tip alone, and my mom suggested that I use silver, which I'm happy about because I think it fit with the pink. It actually made these look kind of futuristic.

I used:
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - French White Creme (as a base)
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Tickled Pink
China Glaze - Millenium
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme (Eiffel Tower)
Love & Beauty - Red (hearts)

I kind of love these nails. They're so girly and soft, different from what I've been doing lately.

And because Hello Kitty fits with the girly theme, here's a pic with the ring I wore:
That's it, darlings! Hope you like it!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Let's Do The Time Warp Challenge - Day 1

Hey guys! I'm excited to announce that I'm doing the Let's Do The Time Warp Challenge over at Neverland Nail blog. I'm SO excited about this challenge because I love vintage.

Today is Day 1: I should have been born in... and I've got some groovy 70's nail art to show.

Now I should include some sort of explanation for why I chose the 70's, right? Three reasons:
1.) I love the 20's, 30's, and 40's and I didn't want everyday of the challenge to be about them so I chose something different!
2.) Most of my favorite rappers were born in the 70's.
3.) The patterns man, the patterns!

These nails were inspired by tie dye, flower power, lava lamps, and leather fringe vests, and I wanted each to look like some crazy pattern that would fit in as the backdrop on That 70's Show (remember the lil transitions with the characters dancing or swinging or whatever?)

I used:
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - French White Creme (base on every nail)
Sinful Colors - Ruby Ruby
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Sunny Side Up
L.A. Girl  Disco Brites - Psychedelic
Sinful Colors - Irish Green
Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Brisk Blue
Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Tickled Pink
Kleancolor - Pastel Blue
Wet N' Wild Spoiled - Show Me Some Skin
Revlon - Espresso

That's all! I'll be back later this week with Day 2!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Slaughterhouse Blood Splatter Nails

I might've mentioned on this blog that my favorite hip hop group is Slaughterhouse, and if you're familiar with them, you might like this post. If not, consider this the first Halloween post of the season.

Tuesday to most of you was August 28th. For us House Gang fans, it was Slaugust 28th, the day their much anticipated 2nd album welcome to: OUR HOUSE came out, their first on a major label (which just happens to be Eminem's Shady Records) and a day I've been looking forward to.

I wanted to do theme nails, because I've seen music inspired nails on other blogs before, but none inspired by Slaughterhouse, or any of my favorite rappers. The inspiration for these came from the artwork to their first album, their EP, and a picture of a house that was on the front page of their site a few months ago. Dark, dreary, grey, and blood splattered. Right up my alley.

I used:
a mix of Wet N' Wild Wild Shine - Black Creme and French White Creme
Sinful Colors - Ruby Ruby

I did the blood splatters with a straw. But this method? I'm resisting the urge to drop profanity that would probably make all 4 grown men in Slaughterhouse blush. It is MESSY !!!!

And if you're like me and used red? Oh it will look like you murdered someone. Peep this collage I posted on Instagram:

I never played with Halloween fake blood (which is probably a surprise to some people ha!) but if it's not long lasting then nail polish will do the trick. These would be great for Halloween. Or if your name is Miss DeVious DiVa you'll rock these in August like it's the hot new thing.

Remember when I did a verse to their Hammer Dance beat all about The Hunger Games? You don't? Let me remind you then:

#RealHipHopIsBack ;]
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