Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A England: Ascalon & Kiss Nail Artist Flat Stickers

Hello, everybody! You'll have to excuse me. I tweaked my neck this morning so I didn't end up getting a picture of the stickers in the package by itself. Not because I'm horribly injured! I just laid down and forgot. You can see the package on the giveaway page here. It's the one on the far right. lol I thought the designs would make a delicate accent for Ascalon.



Oh, Ascalon. This is three coats, dries kind of matte-ish so it dries pretty quick. Ascalon is kind of a grey-purple... or purple-grey. It shifts quite a bit between the two. The holo walks a fine line between scattered and linear. To be honest it could be both. Hard to pinpoint the rainbow even in full noontime sun, but it's there. Very strange indeed. lol



These flowers are so cute. They're not the largest in the package. Smallest and next smallest. They're thin and flexible and when you add a topcoat the edges practically disappear. I mean, you can see them if you're really looking for them, but they're not obvious.



The other set of stickers in the package are these black squiggles, birds and flowers. These are a little larger than the flowers so the edges did buckle a little bit on my overly-curved nails. Again, not super noticeable unless you get really close. Which is great because I love these. So delicate and sophisticated.

We have a slight chance of rain these next three days, so Beyond is going to have to wait. Tomorrow I'm going to do something kind of sunny and pink lemonade inspired. Also.... I was bad. Good, but baaaaaad. Norma brought up the very logical point that the Nfu Oh flakies have been discontinued. What there is is all there is, so.... I cashed out some survey money and ordered two. #40 & #54. I have two greens, a pink and most of the "regular" ones cast orangey so I figured I'd grab some obviously blue ones. I wanted #53 because it had some really neat color shifting, but... sold out. *cries* I did have two lucky hits on surveys (Make that three! Just got a follow-up) so I'm not as behind as I was, but still. *slaps hand* Bad Lizzy. ;)

Saleen has come out from under the couch and is now posted up under/behind my mom's computer table. Progress! :D Also, my mom picked up more of the neon yarn for me. Yellow and purple! Guess I should work on that sock some more. lol So few hours in a day! I did manage to email the ranch-owner for the topaz hunting (to see if we needed to make an appointment or something) and he was really nice and said to just give him a call the day before we're heading out and he'll meet us and get us started! We're on kind of a timeline now because Aaron's mom wants to take his cousin out to do it "this fall" and... I know it sounds really bad, but I wanna get mine first. :p Don't give me that look! I've waited longer! Me me me mememememe. *snickers* Only problem I'm having so far is finding information on where and how much to get it cut and set. Every time I search it gives me "how-to DIY" pages. :( I am not gonna make my own ring. If anybody has any ideas on how to go about getting that done, I'd really appreciate it.

Hope everyone's having a fantastic week so far! :D

13 comments:

  1. ooh very pretty!
    I want nfu oh 40 tooooo

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    1. OMG! I hope you can get it before it all sells out and gets too expensive... :(

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  2. LOLOL @ the mememe :D
    What about calling a jeweler or visiting and asking?
    Hehe I'm such a shameless enabler ;) Glad you got those flakies before they sold out, though!
    Also another one for your wishlist if you don't have it (and if you do dude, wear it again!) Cult nails flushed. Enough said. I just got it today and man oh man what a beauty!!

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    1. OMG! Flushed is so pretty! :D Definitely going on my wishlist. I don't have any Cult Nails polishes yet and they have so many pretty ones. Yeah... probably going to have to call around. Or, rather, make him call around lol

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    2. Right?! You know 1) a polish is amazing and 2) you're a hopeless polish addict when you paint a stripe and yell out *son of a bleep!* because you think it's so awesome haha!!

      *devil horns* dooo ittt! After the tablet I mean *pokes horns back in and gets halo out of closet* :D I also picked up Charlatan *_* OH MY GOD AMAZING!. Have Disciplined, Doppelganger and Captivated on my wish list (come onnnn Swagbucks ;) )

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    3. Humm I'm wondering - any way you could compare SC Green ocean with Nfu Oh 40? I'm considering Nfu Oh 40 but the pics I'm finding make them look pretty close...?

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    4. Hey, yeah! No problem. Once it gets here. I'm thinking the colors might be different, and I can promise the Nfu Oh is going to be better quality. Unless I just got a wonky bottle of Green Ocean, a lot of the flakies were very oddly shaped...

      http://lizzysblogplace.blogspot.com/2013/02/essence-walk-on-wild-side-sinful-colors.html

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    5. Humm that's a good point. Thanks for the link! I'm torn between not wanting to part with my $ for a bottle of Nfu OH 40 (especially if it looks similar to SC Green Ocean) and thinking 'but but....when it sells out it's gone!' damn them for discontinuing their flakies! Damn them! *shakes fist*

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    6. Damn right, damn them! *shakes fist* They do have a few colors still in stock, I say if you're sure that's the one you want then go ahead and get it. Or you could swatch-search the other colors and see if there's a really different one that you like and know for sure you don't have. I was surprised when I saw the initial stock on ninjapolish thinking *ACK! Why didn't Zoya put out a whole rainbow of flakies?!" :p

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    7. Oh my god yes! Or SC! WHY did they only put out Green Ocean (or at least that's the only one being sold now) and WHY is it only available around St Patrick's day?!

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    8. I don't know! I've heard rumors of a Pink Ocean and rumblings of a Blue one floating around, but never seen them. Seems like it would be the perfect thing to jump on.

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  3. I like the black squiggly ones, they are nice :) you can't tell that they're stickers either which is good :).

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    1. I think that's my favorite part about them. Not quite as discreet as the water-transfer kind, but close!

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