Monday, September 29, 2014

#31DC2014: Day 29 - Supernatural / LoL mani: Amumu the Sad Mummy

Before I start mummies count as Supernatural ... I hope :) And since I started playing LoL Amumu is the 1st mummy that comes to mind. I played him only once and I don't like playing against him because he cries all the time. His superpower is crying! And his sobbing and wailing all the time so I turn the sound off when I see him in game :)

For the mani I wanted to create the bandages and stamp all the Egyptian symbols I could find. Also at the end I drenched everything in tears - because mummies that cry totally make sense ;)



Here is his picture so you can see my inspiration

Amumu the Sad Mummy 

This is him in game - can you imagine the sounds his making? :)

Source: Tumblr

My favorite Amumu quote:
''Let's be friends forever''

xoxo
gin

Sunday, September 28, 2014

#31DC2014: Day 28 - A flag - The fool nails

I never understood this part of the challenge - I don't get excited over flags nor do I have any patriotic feelings so I was at a loss at this point. I was recently rereading my favorite book The Fool by Christopher Moore. It's a parody of Shakespeare's King Lear. In the book the fool becomes the king and I wanted to make a mani that expresses that sentiment. I wanted to make a flag look that matches the story. Mandatory black motley that the fool always wears and a bit of royal blue with crown and sword stamps :) 

I love how this turned out :) I feel like it matches the book and story perfectly.


For this mani I used Color club Beyond as base and Essence stamp me! black for the black nails. The accent finger is made with Essence Crush on blue and Mundo de Unas Yellow. The plates I used are HWH - 05, BM08 and BM16 ;)



Since this book is actually the prequel to The Serpent of Venice you can refresh your memory about that story and the mani I did about it HERE

Favorite quote from the book:
Heinous fuckery most foul ;)

xoxo
gin

Friday, September 26, 2014

Catrice Feathered fall and Jack Daniels

Recently I have reduced my nail polish purchases and increased my make up hoarding. A few days ago the Catrice Limited edition Feathered fall came to our stores. I was relay excited about it - but the polishes were quite unimpressive - very classic fall multi chrome colors. But the make up assortment was amazing. So I got a multi chromed Eyeliner and a Duo-chromed lip gloss full of glitter <3 


As you can see from the swatches the Eyeliner has a deep dark chocolate brown base that has a very strong green-blue shimmer in it. And the lip gloss is a dark blood orange color full of red glitters. It is not a one coat gloss so I used a red lipstick as base. 



How pretty are these promo pictures? 


And here is my outfit I paired with this make up. The make up is very simple but I love how the blue eyeliner shimmer picks up the color in my hair and the red lips are a perfect contrast to them as well.


Dress - eBay, Shoes - eBay, Ring - Claire's, Stockings - eBay

xoxox
gin

#31DC2014: Day 26 - Pattern

This time I wanted to go a bit creepy. I was looking at my roses stamps and realised if I try to layer them the right way they will look like blood vessels. And I think it kind off pulled it off. That classic pattern that is created when you are looking at anatomy books. 



This mani so surprisingly easy to make. I used Essence Ta-la-ra as base. The stamping polishes I used are Sinful colors Skinny dipping and Essence Kiss of a mermaid. The stamping plate is Infinity 55. And since since people are not shiny and glossy I added some matte top coat :)



source: tumblr
Getting ready for Halloween with the creepy manis over here :)
xoxo
gin

Thursday, September 25, 2014

#31DC2014: Day 25 - Fashion

The fashion trend that caught my eye this year are neon sweaters and knitted things. Because neons are always connected to summer and knitted sweaters usually aren't. I like this effect that is created when I stamp over a crazy textured polish like China glaze Snow one like you. And this effect so easy to achieve I had to make a quickie tutorial for you all :)



All you need for this mani is a white textured polish I used China glaze Snow one like you *this polish relay needs more love* and 3 very sheer neons by China glaze Surfin for boys, To yacht to handle and Shell-o. And a stamping plate with some swirls on it because they will compliment the texture of the base I used BM406


Apply the 3 polishes on the picture in even rows. Then scrape it off if the colors mix a bit even better! :) Then quickly stamp it on the nail. I can't stress enough that you have to do this all very quickly!


Here is a picture of the base polish before the stamps.


And after the stamps. Don't they look cute? 



And at the end a cute inspirational picture so you can see where my idea came from :)

source: tumblr
xoxo
gin

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

#31DC2014: Day 24 - A book - Christopher Moore The Serpent of Venice

One my all time favorite authors is Christopher Moore and his book the Fool is my all time favorite. But this year he released its sequel the Serpent of Venice. If the Fool was a parody of King Lear then the Serpent of Venice is a mash up parody of The merchant of Venice and Othello. And I loved it!!! Thou it is a bit darker then the 1st book it's still a great read that I would recommend to anyone :)

So the book is about a fool (a jester) that is always dressed in black motley and his crazy adventures in Venice and coastal Italy. He even 'domesticates' a pet sea serpent. The inspiration for the mani was the book cover as you can see below.


For this look I used Essence stamp me!black for the motley parts of the nails. And the blue base is Barry M Blue grape. The stamps are done with the same black essence only with no top coat and Barry M Gold foil. The plates I used are MM05, QA8 and Infinity nails 53.


Here are my nails with the book cover <3


Also this year I was in Venice. And I felts so fancy when I actually knew where the parts of the book where happening. And while reading I was yelling I was there!! So I had to make a pretty pixx with a Venetian mask I got there. 




And here is a picture of a dragon egg I did and had to take a photo with since I felt like this is an egg the sea serpent would be hatched from since it's described as being very dark with black scales :)


xoxo
gin

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

500 IG Followers International Giveaway! / The I GOT U GIRL Giveaway :)

YAY I finally reached 500 followers on Instagram on my @ShiversGin account! And I promised another International Giveaway when it happens! I must admit I am obsessed with IG. It's such a fun world where you can find / stalk anyone and anything you like :) So I wanted to make a Giveaway that is super fun and useful! 

I call this Giveaway The I got you Girl - since it's one of those things I say to my friends all the time since there is always polish in my bag. So the lucky winner of this Giveaway will get these cute 10 mini Vollare polishes and can officially become the one in the group with the bag full of polish :)

GOOD LUCK!!!! <3




Some rules:
You must be over 18 to enter. You have to respond to my contact if you are the winner after 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. The Giveaway is running for 30 days and it's INTERNATIONAL! Anyone can be the winner ! :) 

To join in the fun enter via the Rafflecopter below :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway





Some more pretty pictures of the prices :)


*All the items where purchased by me*

xoxo
gin
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