Monday, September 15, 2014


I've decided I'm going to take an official break from the actual Blogger part of this blog. Somehow, I can post to Tumblr, Facebook, Pintrest and whatever else just fine but coming here to write the actual entries causes me anxiety and stress I just don't need right now. This has always been the least popular version of Toad-ally Awesome Nails, and maybe I can figure out why that is while I'm not using it. Maybe I'll transplant the whole thing to Wordpress, or maybe I don't need the blog portion at all. I just don't know at this point.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Neutral with a flash and a sparkle.

 I love it when a neutral has a hidden something that just makes it pop. A shimmer, a flash, something. This brown, Warm He-art-ed by Finger Paints has a subtle red flash that you can only see at certain angles. I caught it a little bit in my middle finger and pinky, right around the light reflections. Love that. Anywho, then I decided it needed an accent so I added a coat of butterLONDON's West End Wonderland to my ring finger.

Base coats are Orly Nailtrition and Butter London Nail Foundation. Top coat is Seche Vite.

Monday, July 7, 2014

Seven Deadly Sins: Wrath

 The last sin I have to show off is Wrath. The challenge on this one was to show off something goth, vampy, or otherwise dark. I'd never done a ruffian mani before, and I'm not sue I really achieved it now, but I do like it. The gold is Bite Me! by Pure Ice and the main color is called WTF F 32 14 by Vivid Lacquer, or as I've nicknamed it Vamp Stamp. The WTF line by VL is one-offs and colors that didn't make it into production. This one is a burgundy/purple jelly with purple shimmer and purple/blue flakies as you can see on my middle finger there. I'll have to try this look again sometime.

Base coats are Orly Nailtrition and Butter London Nail Foundation. Top coat is Seche Vite.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony

 For Gluttony, the key is layers. On some of these nails, there are 13 or 14 layers counting base and top coats. It's supposed to be a goldfish bowl, but the goldfish is so hard to see!! The background blue is Zoya Liberty, the gravel at the bottom is Finger Paints Kozmotology, then the plants on my thumb and pinky are stamped in Sally Hansen Parrot using Vivid Lacquer's Christmas plate VL016. The snail on my index finger is Essie No Place Like Chrome and the plate is Cheeky CH43, the goldfish on my middle finger was stamped in KleanColor Metallic Orange using plate CH43 plus a few bubbles of Zoya Monet. On my ring finger, the treasure chest is stamped in Orly Buried Treasure using CH49, then each nail got a touch up of the Finger Paints and a thin layer of Zoya Frida to give it that "looking through water" look. There are also MANY layers of SV in there.

Base coats are Orly Nailtrition and Butter London Nail Foundation. Top coat is Seche Vite.
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