Sunday, April 28, 2013

Do you ever have one of those days?

This has been quite a day so far, at least the bits I remember. I have a strange sleeping schedule lately... and this last time I slept a whole 37 hours at a stretch. You have no idea how exhausting doing something for 37 hours is.

I don't want to do ANYTHING for 37 continuous hours. Let's just leave it at that.

When I finally dragged myself to consciousness, I was in the foulest mood. Everything made me angry- my husband, my socks, the air blowing on me (or not blowing on me)... everything SUCKED.

So, I did what I often do in this situation- I turned to one of my favorite musicians. You may or may not be aware of this, but Jack Conte is one of the most perfect specimens of musician I've ever encountered. Versatile, talented, and holy CRAP the music is good.

So, as I change my mood and eat (because dude, nothing by mouth for 37 hours leaves you RAVENOUS) enjoy some of my favorite Jack Conte music. You're welcome. :D

This song is like... sex. Just literally, sex.

Love this one. So violent, so cathartic.

Love. This one... *sigh* yea.

Have I mentioned how much I adore his harmonies? This one... *sighs* Yea.

Oh yes, those harmonies... :D *swooooon*

Blah. Just BLAH.
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Friday, April 19, 2013

I'm Alive... ALIVE!!!

This is an experiment for false nails.
Fun, but labor-intensive. It shows
promise, though!!
Wow. Are you sitting down? You may not be ready for this... but...

I'm alive. And CREATIVE!

I know, I know... it's crazy! But I'm finally starting to feel a bit more human, and with that has come an absolute explosion of creativity. So, while I'm working on a new video (yea, the one I teased like 4 years ago...) I thought I'd share these fun pics!

This first one is a technique I'm playing with. I haven't seen it anywhere, and I know why- it's a pain in the tush! But it's showing some massive potential, so I'm playing with it.

At the base of all this? Magazine pictures. Seriously... more info to come if I can figure out a good process for it.

Yet another gradient technique!
I've been having a lot of fun playing with gradient techniques. I've basically decided that no one technique is right for everyone and every situation. So, I've been playing around, and I'm planning to do a series of videos using different methods for creating different color transitions. This one is simple, but I'm not sure this is the best polish for it.

Still, it's a lot of fun. I used a couple of polishes from Zoya's Irresistible collection that is out for summer 2013. (Expect a review of these polishes, they are PHENOMENAL!!) I'll play with this technique a bit more and see if I can figure it out enough to share with other people.

Another attempt at the magazine technique, and I'm in LOVE!
Finally,  I wanted to share this second nail I did tonight using the magazine technique. I used some polishes from Zoya's Summer Pixie Dust collection to add a bit of glam and bling, and I find this just so delicious! (Again, showcase of the polishes coming soon...)

Granted, it needs a bit more work and these wouldn't work at ALL for natural nails, this is a very intriguing look for me. I can totally see wearing these for a special night out, and I'm really having fun looking at my magazines picking out images!

Check this detail shot out...

The golden and orangey tones of Solange and Beatrix make this look almost gilded! There's also a definite depth
to the nail that is fascinating to me.
Also, keep in mind that these photos were taken at 4am in really cruddy light. I can't wait to share these with something decent. I was just so excited to have actual CONTENT again!

Thanks for keeping up with me while I've dealt with all this. I love you guys!

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

My body is falling apart. But I'm not dead yet!

Have you ever had one of those days? You know the kind I mean- a day where absolutely everything goes wrong. You oversleep, stub your toe twice on the same thing, you drop your cell phone in the toilet and then your glasses when you go to retrieve it, the bread is moldy and your hair won't do anything presentable and it seems like everything you'd like to wear is dirty or lost?

The last four months have been like that for me. I'm serious- I have been sick for almost the entire last four months, with only an occasional day of almost-normality. I have had multiple stomach viruses, a chest cold, strange rashes, multiple ER visits, laryngitis... and just about the time I think I'm over one, another one pops up just in time to put me to bed for another week. I don't mean to complain, but seriously- four months of being sick gets tiring.

Oh yea, insomnia. I've become well acquainted with 4am, and am fairly used to sleeping every third day or so. Unless I've had to go to the doctor or something- then I sleep for 24-36 hours. Sleeping for that long without drinking or eating anything causes interesting results. Yep, how does my body react to that? I throw up.

But hey, I've lost 50 pounds, so that's good, right? :D

I have just about decided that my body is a lemon, but I can't seem to find anyone to contact about it. I'd love to get a trade-in, but so far I've had no luck. So I promise, I'm still here and still have tons of ideas, I've just got a body that refuses to cooperate. I've been in this situation before, and I promise I'll be back. I just have to weather this... this span of ill health.

At least I haven't been in the hospital yet, knock on wood!

Is there someone I can call to get a trade-in body? This one's busted.
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

My husband is the most awesomest husband ever!!

Ok, I absolutely had to share this. You may or may not know that I have been sick basically since the beginning of the year. Between emergency room visits and stomach viruses, coughs and fevers, 2013 has basically been a massive pain in my butt so far.

So this evening, my husband comes into the bedroom, where I've spent the day thanks to the cold or flu I'm struggling with. He tells me I've not been taking care of myself the way I should, and then he tells me it's time for an intervention... and he brings out THIS!!

That's right... my husband brought me a chocolate Easter bunny that's also a storm trooper, that was also on sale!! This man knows the way to my heart... Maybe I'll keep him around for another 20 years. :D

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Introoducing Google Nose!

Have you seen this? I'm not so sure I want to smell wet dog or litter box, but I'd love to see how they make this work!!

Oh, and for those of you wondering? Check today's date. :D

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