29 August 2011

Fallen Behind

I haven't forgotten about painting the claws, but school life is taking priority over blogging for now. After I've got these four upcoming final exams out of the way, I have (at current count) four pretty colors to share with you. A couple purples, a brown, and a cool-toned multi-chrome. Hopefully later this week or over the weekend I'll be able to get caught up. Thank you for understanding!

Happy Scratches,
carakitty >^. .^<

16 August 2011


Today I'm wearing Nicole by OPI in "Green Up Your Act!" I got it at Target. It caught my eye because I didn't think I had any greens like this in my stash and I like it because it has a Fall-like feel but it doesn't scream the season so it will probably appeal to the more traditional people who match their color to the season. Here it is in direct sunlight. Man, was this ever a funky bottle to get a good pose with!

It is dustier looking while indoors and I was noticing it coordinates nicely with one of my most used coffee cups!
 I used a different base coat this time, my old friend by CND (Creative Nail Designs) called "Stickey". There is two coats of "Green Up Your Act!" and my current favorite Poshe top coat. I like this color so I hope these products will play nice together.

Happy Scratches!
carakitty   >^. .^<

12 August 2011

Pardon the Interruption

I've not been painting as much this past week. I've had midterms to study for and there's been baseball to watch of course, and we got a dog! =)
Chief is a big (90 pounds!) Yellow Lab and a retired service dog. We already love him to bits and couldn't ask for a better dog. He assisted my mother in law for 5 years and he has our whole heartfelt gratitude for that and we only hope our repayment of hugs + kisses and lots of play time will tell him of our undying thanks.

My most recent mani is a franken I made. This is my favorite shot of it. I love gazing at it in the sun, the sparkles really pop and the redness comes out to play!

In the shade and inside it's mostly black. Do you have a color like this in your stash? What is it's name? That's all for now, hope to mew at you soon!

Happy Scratches,
carakitty  >^. .^<

08 August 2011

Black with Purple Glitter

Wow, what an amazing title! ;) I did Wet n Wild "Black Creme" with Ruby Kisses "All Purpled Up". I didn't love it as much as I thought I would. Just wasn't in the mood for this sort of thing. I think I will do this again closer to Halloween and may like it more.

I am trying to decide between using this pose, or just using my thumb. I kind of like this one because it shows more angles of the polish which will be useful for things like multi-chromes and holos. What is your opinion?

The full mani was OPI Ridge Filler, one perfect coat of Wet n Wild "Black Creme", one generous coat of Ruby Kisses "All Purpled Up", and finished off with Poshe Fast Dry Top Coat.

Happy Scratches!
carakitty   >^. .^<

04 August 2011

Death and Rebirth

I've been amazed, my purple crackle mani lasted five whole days! It probably could have gone longer but a pick-fest set in. Here is one of the final pictures I took of the mani. The whole mani includes OPI Ridge Filling base coat, one coat of Finger Paints "Easel Come Easel Go", one coat of China Glaze "Fault Line" and one thick coat of inm Northern Lights Silver Hologram Top Coat.
Partly blurred to accentuate the holo glitter and cleverly posed to cover icky pointer claw.

The nail which got slammed in the door had accumulated enough new growth under the damaged part that the old nail started to really lift up last night so I trimmed off all the old icky stuff and am now in the process of nurturing and regrowing. This time, the nail lifted from the base of the nail and last time it was lifting at the tip. So I don't know how I'm going to handle future manis with this situation. There is a tiny little circle of workable nail at the tip and in the middle, but I think it will look really strange to paint it so I don't think I will. We shall see.

Right now the claws are nekkid but I'm thinking tonight they will get some China Glaze "Flying Dragon". There seems to be a purple kick going on with me right now. We're also going to a Rockies game on Friday evening and I want to show my spirit! I'll be wearing a purple, grey and white tie- dye tank top with black track pants and black sneakers. It's getting chillier in the evenings so I will need to figure out a sweater or something.

Happy Scratches!
(mew) carakitty   >^. .^<