May 1, 2010

so unbelievably windy the other day. was in a cab on the way home and a giant, massive tree got blown over and came crashing down on the Prius in front of us, knocking its entire back window out. my friend made an interesting observation - how ironic that the car that is supposed to be the most environmentally-friendly, just got its ass kicked by Mother Nature? anyhow, i stayed indoors for fear of Mother Nature's retribution on my probably horrid carbon footprint and redid my nails. had the pink Calgel base and the stones applied by my go-to nail technician the day before and then painted on all the swallows myself. i'm just way too nit picky to trust tiny art to anyone else. at least if it sucks i can blame myself. can you tell what my inspiration was?

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**i don't mind if you use my photos but please be sure to photo/blog credit**


And here are the results of the giveaway!left to right: nuvonova, woolgatheringandmisc, anna g, km, ninja

AND THE WINNER IS....WOOL GATHERING AND MISC!

(I hope your mama loves the dress)

Thank you to everyone for all your great comments! I really appreciate all of them and wish i had thirty dresses to give away. the "blogosphere" (gag) is such a bizarre world, it's easy to get swept up into popularity contests and thinking that you have to be a certain way or have a certain look or like what everyone else likes. to be honest with you, i started this blog out of sheer boredom and really had no idea what i was doing. then at one point i started to get bored of the blog too. i thought about stopping because it had become stupid to me and, frankly, i felt silly; but then in an attempt to make it interesting and fun to me again, i started going back to the basics, just doing what i like. i started it for me and i will continue to do it just for me. the way i look at it is, i'm just talking to myself and throwing my thoughts, likes and even dislikes out into empty space, where if somewhere along the way you should overhear or see them and find yourself chuckling, great. you can agree with me wholeheartedly or disagree with my vehemently, that's your prerogative. the message is this, let's just all continue to be true to ourselves.

god i hate being so serious and sappy...i promise to keep it to a minimum ;)


91 comments :

HAL said...

omg dude. you're so brilliant with your nails. i want you to do mine.

HALCOHOLIC.com

hopefulheart said...

this is amazing! how did you do it? teensy teensy little paint brush?! agh that's incredible

jp xx

www.thishopefulheart.blogspot.com
www.hopefulheart.etsy.com

Teresa said...

LoveLOVELOVE. Those are some radical nails.

www.INVASIONISTA.com

Eli said...

Holy cow that is amazing! You are so going to get copied now!

Alice said...

AMAZING

Karafina said...

your nails are bomb dot com girl... just got my nails did today actually!

KD said...

Absolutely brilliant! Now if only I had a steadier hand.

SANDRA said...

aaaaaaahhhhh this is amaziinggggg!!!!!

xxx sandra
http://5inchandup.blogspot.com/

K.M. said...

wowser.

Nia said...

this is from my favorite/worst movie of all time. it seems to fit here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDw8tACJFt8

Isabel said...

WHOAH, this is intense!

bravegrrl said...

freakN great photos

xo

InnyVinny said...

I'm glad you threw in the part about the photo credit because I have the suspicion that your hands will be all over the internets.

Dude. DOPESHOW. I love the nails and am still in shock that you did that yourself. I can barely paint my nails properly.

Christine said...

So glad you didn't get rid of your blog because it is one of my favorites! your nails are rad as well as your shoe collection!

http://bareingitall-christine.blogspot.com/

Fuji Files said...

I've seen the swallows being drawn everywhere but I think THIS is my favorite. Tiny miniature swallows and teensy weensy crystals. But I love anything mini.

xx FujiFiles

rebecca said...

This must have taken you forever! But it's so completely worth it

http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

wool and misc said...

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!

keep up the great work.

suzza said...

you're so good at painting your nails!!

Annabel said...

lady i love you

YJ said...

Seriously, your nails are sickkkk! And I would KILL for those Miu Miu shoes =( I don't have the patience for tiny nail art, but yours looks awesome!

Btw, the Prius thing is hilarious!

caroline said...

awesome nails

btw - when did u get that zara maxi dress w/ the slits? it's awesome but i don't think i've seen it at the store near my house

kaye i. said...

Wow, you have the patience to draw those little swallows. SO COOL! SO COOL! Really like the 2nd pic too.

DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

caroline - i got it two weeks ago! i think it's fairly new. i'd say to look on the website and get the style # and call your local store.

Nadine said...

OH-MY-GOD. I want your nails, NOW. I seriously thought those were Miu Miu nail stickers or something and was about to look for them on ebay, but no, you genius did them yourself. Amazing. I will blog about you tonight.
xo

LuxiRare said...

I enjoyed the nail art very much, I also love the way you arranged the photography for this post, its like you're telling a narrative. The last one with your finger dangling the shoe is my favorite.

apparellel said...

i can't believe you paint both hands so amazingly. wow! and i like the serious sappiness.

xxx
t

Heebie Jeebie Jaya said...

You, lady, are AMAZING!

F Blog said...

omg. you are a genius! this is amazing, and loving the photos as well!!! amazing job!
and i know how you feel about blogging... sometimes you are like, why am i doing this? and then you're like oh yeahhh.....
haha does that even make sense? you know what i mean...
xx

FashionHippieLoves said...

love your nails so much!

X

Mumbles said...

ahahahah your nails look great
so original
I loved that miu miu collection

marley mumbles

melina bee said...

I literally just posted today about how I will stop picking my nails to be more stylish and have manicures and then I see this. Talk about the carrot on the end of my stick. Amazing job!! Maybe one of the best manicures I have ever seen, certainly the best of all the ones that are not an airbrush designs.

ParisiannSkies said...

this is absolutely genius,
amazing amazing amazinggg!!!

iamchasingthirty said...

Freaking saweeett!

Anna G said...

Wait, I just relaize that almost I WON! Sorry, I took a small break and over the weekend I was super busy!

Rackk and Ruin said...

Jayne. YoU kill me

Sofia said...

These nails are amazing! You deserve an award or something...love Miu Miu.

thefashionarticles.blogspot.com

thebroguetrader said...

those nails are sickkkkkk. jealous!

caroline said...

Jayne - thanks for the reply! I'm gonna search for the dress now

DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

Caroline - don't be fooled by the image on the site, rest assured the top portion looks like a normal tank! good luck!

Mani said...

your nails are awesome! :0 i want to try it now, but i'm not skilled enough ahaha

jessica said...

oh my goodness, your nails look so fun!!

i've been into nail art before, but you've definitely inspired me to take it up once more! i'm going to have to try this!

i'm so glad that i stumbled upon your blog! :)

feathersofgold.blogspot.com

iole said...

absolutely loving your blog!!!!

you're great!!!

love iole

www.ioleinfashion.com

diane said...

this is amazing! i wish i could do the same... too lazy and it will probably break the second i start working... :D
Love your words too! bored with the so called blogosphere... a blog is interesting only if we do what we want to do! you are the best!
x

KolbrúnGunnars said...

og my god!!!!!! The nails look awesome!!! Wish I had patience for that

xx Kolbrún Gunnars
trahyggja.blogspot.com

J. said...

I can't believe you painted those little birds by yourself! I would have made a huge mess and be cross eyed when I finished...if I finished!

couture whore said...

i love the miu miu nails, so adorable!
x

Arushi Khosla (FabBlab) said...

DO. MY. NAILS.

Marie Z. said...

This is one of the coolest things I've seen! I would love to blog about your fabulous nails.

miz said...

wowzers!
I love love LOOOOVE your nails, and your pictures are so fun and cute!
I love the shadow dog, haven't done those in a while myself!

Eva said...

I'm awestruck. I think I might use your photo for my blog. I seriously can't get enough of miu miu s/s 2010.
http://thatsjustmybag.onsugar.com/

Gabriela A. said...

You're a genius!

chukwubuikem said...

mother nature's a bitch (sometimes) but we all still love her! beautiful nails by the way!

please check out my blog!
http://indian-winter.blogspot.com/

Cruz said...

LOL @ the Prius! Your nails are so killer - I'm in awe of your nail painting abilities. The blogging world can be so full of shit so I'm glad to see you being just genuinely awesome. :)

misslikey said...

totally adorable. I want miu miu nails

SCW said...

The nails look absolutely fabulous, to match the most amazing shoes ever created... ever.

http://themintstint.blogspot.com

red | hongyi said...

man. ur skin is soooo smooth

ólöf said...

genius! how did you do thaaat?

FOXYMAN DI$COUNT said...

Seriously, you make this 'nail art' business into fucking ART ART!!!! I can't even tell you how excited this post makes me. The crystals near the cuticles - genius!!! Photography is amazing too. Without doubt I find this one of the best fashion blogs on the whole damn internet xoxo

Anonymous said...

You are so creative and talented! I love that your tough but still enjoy girly girl nails - a study in contradiction as we all are and which makes each of us constantly fascinating and utterly unique ;)

Candice said...

i ADORE your nails..how the hell did you do that haha..

great pics as well, i love Miu Miu :)

sweet blog and awesome pics....
ahhh i love pretty nails :)

xx

perthfashionista.blogspot.com

Suzanne said...

These. nails. are. the. shit.

god women, you out do yourself every single time!! nice!

Anonymous said...

LUXIRARE IS SELLING HER CHANEL LIGHTBULB SHOES ON HER E STORE HEADS UP

Anonymous said...

i miss you

Þomeline said...

Your blog's the fucking shit.

ólöf said...

seriously, these are the coolest nails I've seen, and the cutest and the hottest and well..you name it, they're it! Post feature tomorrow on my blog, hope that's okay..

check tomorrow to see it - olofkristin.blogspot.com (or click my photo)

Michelle Elaine said...

love the nails honey! i did a pair of DIY Miu Miu tights but would never think to paint my nails with the same print and theme. love it!!

http://www.fvncy.com/2010/03/miu-miu.html#

keepitfvncy,
m.e.

Marlena said...

SO AMAZING! I'm speechless! (or word less? er,I dunno)

Ievu said...

The last picture is brilliant!!! :o

http://kagglejardin.blogspot.com

klee said...

just did a post dedicated to your miu miu post, i loveeeee these nails they are frikken amazing!
your blog is awesome :)

X X X X

www.fadetogreyblog.blogspot.com

Bardot In Blue said...

WOW THESE ARE AMAZING NAILS! And i share the love of these shoes with you :-D

love your blog just found it!

xoxo Bardot in Blue

selina said...

oh wow, just found this blog from a tweet by diamond canopy and these nails are fantastic, might take a picture to a manicurist and demand the same!

Adele said...

This is amazing!
I also want that cross ring! Where can I get it?
- Adele
moltocuriosa.com

twitter

Adele said...

Thanks for your fast reply!
I've noticed it around the blogs recently I really want it! Will try eBay! Thank you again!
- Adele
moltocuriosa.com

inkarlcerating said...

i died!./.yer outstanding
i love you for that

and the cross knuckle ring is lovely

anna tran said...

so amazing! im not a fan of fake nails but in this case, i'd def sport them as long as they are splattered with miu miu sparrows! inspired :)
<3,

thehautecommodity.blogspot.com

niknassty said...

your nails make me want to kill myself because they are not my nails! suicidal!!

ray said...

wow and i had gotten all excited about tackling this:

http://www.highsnobette.com/news/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/LacquerizedLeopard.jpg


thanks for the shame homey :]

Neysa Bové said...

Your nails, they are OH-mazing! You did beautifully drawing tiny swallows, chapeau my friend... -NB

Cami said...

Nadia and I always talk about how sometimes it feels that you should or shouldn't be posting certain things because you start to think too much about if readers will/won't be into it, or if you post crappy shit does it ruin the standard etc. and then you don't end up posting at all!! But at the end of the day, I agree with you, stick by ya guns, post whatever the hell you want. Otherwise it becomes stressful when it should be fun. And I second Nadia's comment above, your blog is always kick assssssss. x

MeganRose. said...

oh my god i love your blog! you're so interesting! glad i found it/you!

The Fashion Cloud said...

These pictures are seriously incredible!!! loving the nail and i am not a great fan of nail art but these are a whole different story :)

xx

Miller said...

did you use normal black nail polish to paint on the swallows??
IT IS AMAZING sjksajsja inspired

ilovecoolthings said...

oooh i have that ring!

i like skittles do you?

Style Porn said...

Totally true, and worth saying out loud every once in awhile, even if it does make us look like turds.

And I shit you not, I am OBSESSED with your nails. Like, I was just thinking of doing this with the Prada swallow print and then dismissed it because I thought there was no way anyone could make it perfect enough and yet HERE YOU ARE with fucking flawless execution. My heart is racing.

BETTY said...

your nails are to die for!!!!!!

Shay said...

I got my toenails done like this, just posted a pic. Thanks for the idea, too cool!

Gleopatra said...

holy shit. i am ridiculously impressed with your nails. i'm not sure i have a steady enough hand but i'll probably have to try anyways. just found your blog and i dig it.

http://gleopatraofdenial.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

I would like to know, where did you bought your two rings? I LOVE THEEEEEEM! Please answer me :)
PS : I'm a french girl so sorry for spelling errors....

DON'T FORGET THE 'Y' said...

anonymous french girl - the silver one is vintage that ive had for 10 years. there are a lot of remakes of them nowadays. there was a famous Elizabeth & James one that was pretty similar sort of recently. The cross is the one from Forever21 that sold out.

everyone makes spelling errors ;)

Bérénice said...

Hey, I would like to know, where did you bought your two rings? I LOOOVE THEMMMM!!!! PLEASE answer me! :)
PS : I'm french so sorry for spelling errors.

Vintage and Cake said...

where is your cross ring from? BTW love your nails and blog xxxx