Monday, 30 December 2013

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Ahh Merry Christmas! I hope you're still in the mood for Christmas although I'm late five days (give or take) to wish you all here. I apologise as well for the long absence. Things unexpectedly took much longer time, one thing let to another and soon time was just slipping away! *gasp!* By the way, how was your Christmas?! I hope you had an awesome day! Mine was fantastic! While the whole day is not as desired, but I'm just so happy I manage to wear the kind of outfit/look I was going for! And that I didn't forget the small ones like, my watch! (it would feel like something's missing or less perfect if my wrist is without my watch :P). Haha! 

Anyway, it's really unfortunate I couldn't attempt the anticipated 12 Days of Christmas (2013 edition, lols). And though it feels rather overdued, I will be including a tutorial here that was promised at least a month ago. (Sorry!) 

Lacqueerisa: Christmas Skittlette

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Guest Post Feature: PlumeriaPainted

A very good morning to all of you lovely readers! It's the 3rd of the month again and I am very honoured to be able to feature yet another talented blogger, Gillian from PlumeriaPainted! I got to know of her blog through a mutual nail art competition  that both of us joined and I've been a happy fan of her work ever since! ;) Equipped with mainly dotting tool/toothpick, black/white nail art pens used alongside with the default brushes of nail polishes, she's your one of a kind, master of freehand technique! I find myself in awe with the designs she was able to come up with given the limited tools to work with. It definitely has become her style! This lovely morning, I am proud to present unto you, the one and only Gillian of PlumeriaPainted!

Hello there readers of Lacqueerisa!! I'm Gillian and I write a lil' blog called PlumeriaPainted where I do nail art and all that other nail business that we all know and love. When Lacqueerisa asked me to guest post, I was beyond ecstatic cause this blog is so fantastic, and of course afterwards many happy a dance was done (and I dance like a pro! :P).

Then came the matter of what to paint. My favourite designs on Lacqueerisa are the wonderful geometric ones, so I had to incorporate that. Then I decided to combine that with my favourite thing for nail art, FOOD!!! Sprinkle in a hint of Christmas theme (we're allowed to be excited for Christmas/Holidays, it's December!!) and I present to you...

PlumeriaPainted: Nacho Taco!

After much deliberation I chose to do nacho and taco nail design, playing on that lame nacho cheese joke (not yo cheese in case you don't get it :P) to give you a flavour of what I'm about. The concept was the contents of the taco were exploding out of it (but in a not macabre way) and the nachos got thrown in too. So it's quite chaotic but I really like it, as I always say - You can't say no to cute food (or just anything cute in general). I've eaten a taco precisely one time, and that one time and all the contents fell out the moment I bit into it, so that works with this design too but in a less cool way.

PlumeriaPainted: Nacho Taco!

I started with a yellow base and continued by adding all the condiments and ingredients. I freehanded some wavy lines for the sauce. For the salsa I got various reds and dabbed to give depth and the look like lumps (which I know sounds very appealing :/). I continued to freehand the various foods and added details like cute little kawaii faces (─‿‿─)

PlumeriaPainted: Nacho Taco!

Here I have a strange hand position to show how the sauce connects on all the nails and subsequently explodes.

Base: Ciate - Loop The Loop
Taco and Nachos: M&S - Maize with a base of Lovely Me:Ex - White and taco's cheeks are Essie - E-Nuff Is E-Nuff
Black details and white sparkle eyes: Lovely Me:Ex - Black and Barry M - Matt White
Tomato: OPI - Dutch Tulips
Lettuce: Illamasqua - Nomad
Salsa: Essie - E-Nuff Is E-Nuff, M&S - Poppy, w7 - Burnt Amber, Barry M - Raspberry and OPI - Jinx
Sour Cream and Chive: Barry M - Matt White and L'Oreal Color Riche - Confetti
I felt really clever about using black and white glitter for chives but then sad reality of my life is that I'm not a genius :P
Cheese and um shredded vegetables: Barry M - Sour Apple
I used bar glitter to give the impression of grated cheese but I don't own only yellow bar glitter so let's just say the blue is a shredded vegetable of some sort.

Thank  you so much for reading and thank you Lacqueerisa an enormous amount for letting me post here!! I hope everyone have a wonderful day!! ^_^

Haha!! Did you all enjoyed that? Cause I definitely did! I really just can't get over how adorable those nacho tacos are! My favourite is the thumb! Simply because it has an infectious smile and the cheek blush is soooo kawaii!! Hehe! :P But they are all just as lovely! Great job, Gillian on such a beautiful nail art! This nail art of hers, totally left me feeling fuzzy warm and all smiles! (btw you're much welcome Gillian, but really, thank you for doing this! ^_^ ) If you'd like to see more of her style, don't hesitate to hop on over and follow her blog! ;)