Thursday, August 22, 2013

Laynie Takes Your Requests!

It's that time again... I have a bazillion ideas, and I'm having absolute fits trying to narrow them down into something productive to work on. It's one of those things I struggle with from time to time, and it's really frustrating sometimes!

How can you help? Easy- leave me a comment telling me what sorts of videos you'd like to see from me. Do you want to see how I do galaxy nails, or perhaps a walkthrough of my local Dollar Tree while I point out goodies you might not realize you can use for nail art? How about just simple, sexy looks with a red color scheme? More rainbow stuff?

If I like your idea and feel like I can do it, I'll add it to my list of videos to make. (You know, the list I've been planning to make for years and am just now getting around to writing. I suck, I know. Sorry!)

So quick- leave me a comment and give me ideas! Thanks!
Watching old boy band videos is fun with friends!
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Friday, August 16, 2013

Jessica Fall Collection- a quick preview!

Enlarge this photo, it's worth it!
Wow!! I checked my mail a couple of days ago and was excited to find an unexpected box from Jessica Cosmetics. I'm not sure if you're aware of this, but I absolutely ADORE Jessica polishes. The range of colors is fabulous and the quality is unbeatable. I couldn't wait to tear into this box and see what was there!

I wasn't disappointed. In the box was a set of 12 polishes that included the Fall 2013 collection and the Jessica Effects- Glitzy collection. That's right, it was a collection of glitter polishes that made my eyes almost pop out!

Oh yea, that's a LOT of testing!!
I was so excited that I had to experiment immediately. I pulled out my favorite notebook and began swatching on paper, and I was absolutely in LOVE!! (This page also includes the swatches from the latest Zoya collections. Expect a post on that soon as well!)

Seeing all of these colors together just made my afternoon, and I fell in love with two of the polishes. Usually when I get a collection, I let it sit for a while to come up with ideas that work with the colors. But not this time...

No, this time I couldn't wait to tear into this set and start wearing them. I started with two coats of Jessica Overture, a rich coppery, sparkling orange. I topped that off with a coat of Jessica Sizzle, an absolutely amazingly beautiful red glitter. The glitter in Sizzle comes in three sizes- a moderately large hex, a smaller hex, and then tiny pieces that are still larger than the microglitter in a lot of polishes.

These colors go so well together! I wasn't sure if red glitter over orange/copper polish would work, but ZOMG it SO DOES!! This is one of those manicures that just keeps me looking at my nails, loving how the light plays across them.

Of course, all this sparkle and shimmer made these nails almost impossible to photograph. I'll try to get some better ones tomorrow, but I'm not promising anything.

I've got the nails painted, so hopefully I can get the review of all the polishes up soon. I was just so happy that I had to share this! Hope you like it too.

Til next time!
Polishes were provided by the brand for consideration.
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Shark Week - a Layniefingers animated tutorial

Hi everyone! Since it was Shark Week, I felt the urge to do something whimsical and maybe a bit on the gory side. Enjoy this quick animated tutorial I put together for you!

Sharks scare me. I'd rather swim in a pool...
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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Neil Patrick Harris Dreams In Puppets!

Have you guys seen Neil's Puppet Dreams? If not, you're missing out. Seriously.

It's 5am and I've been up all night again with fibro funk, and then I found NEIL! These videos are hysterical... My laughter accidentally woke my husband TWICE during this video alone! He was not amused, but I sure was!!

This stuff is unreal!! Go watch, and subscribe, and fall in love just like I did!!

Neil Patrick Harris, can I be your best friend?
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