Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Rainbow Rehab?

Okay so I've got quite an addictive mind. Meaning I'm one of those people who can become completely addicted to something, do it all the time and almost never do anything else. Whereas other people who have hobbies or things they like to do all the time can still know when to give it a rest and go and do something else. I've been "addicted" and "obsessed" with a few things in my time and have managed to give them a break or quit when I know I'm doing too much. It's always been fine.

My addictions that I've learned to either control, quit, or S.T.F.U about because everyone's sick of hearing me blab about it all the time:

  • Giraffes
  • Cats
  • Pink
  • Alton Towers, and the full detailed description of how amazing Oblivion is from start to finish, exactly where the cameras are located, and the exact pose I did when I went past it
  • My sexy long haired supervisor at my call centre job who had to obey "do not sleep with or date your colleagues" policies
  • Tea. Actual normal English tea
  • Smoking
  • Tea and smoking at the same time
  • My best boy mate who I spent almost 24/7 causing chaos with
  • Chocolate
  • Sausages
  • Swearing like an absolute fucking trooper
  • Painting nails
  • Painting lighters
  • Painting people's stuff they don't want painted
  • The end of the world
  • Sunrise Festival
  • The fact that Sunrise Festival 2012 might be the last Sunrise Festival ever if the end of the world occurs
  • Cars
  • Pink cars
  • The fact that my life sucks because I don't have a pink car and will never be happy until I own one. Preferably a Nissan Figaro
  • Nissan Figaros

Seriously, those are things that have taken up pretty much 95% of my life for the past 25 years. But it's okay because I know I can give them all a rest whenever I want and do housework, car maintenance, go to see friends, bands, shopping, pay bills, be normal etc etc.

But I think I have a new addiction that I may never be able to control. I think I've always had it inside of me.... but now it's grown and exploded and I've posted it on the internet, and I've seen other people post similar things on the internet, and it's all over the place now. I feel kinda safe knowing that other people may share my addiction so I'm not a lonely Nyan cat wannabe or anything, but...

EPIC rainbows everywhere!! They make me so happy and I can't stop painting them, wearing them, watching them on the internet, offering rainbows as a solution to people's problems, forcing grey people to have a rainbow or two in their life, secretly knowing that soon enough their whole life will revolve around rainbows.

When you see a real one, in the sky you totally point and say "Yay, rainbow!" don't you? There's just nothing more satisfying than a rainbow.

And now I have one in my flat!!

And now it's there, the rest of the walls look plain.... I don't know how this will end, but I think there's gonna be more because I smile every time I look at it. I'm pretty much hooked for life. If there was a rainbow rehab I wonder what it would be like... maybe if I ever overcome my obsession I might make one and help all the other rainbow addicts who are one step away from jail for going on a massive Nyan Spree.

Now I'm wondering if car mechanics can make exhaust fumes rainbow coloured instead of grey and smokey... I'd put ears on my Astra and drive at 150mph. Real life Nyan Car!!

Inhale the rainbows, bitches!! WOOHOO!

In other news, here's a picture my friend tagged me in on Facebook when I was out NOT doing rainbows. Technically I was clapping and cheering at a kick-ass band, but I like to think he captured my magic helicopter powers in action and this would be incriminating evidence if the roof of The Salthouse had happened to be blown off that night. I laughed for about 15 minutes straight when I saw this:

And my long haired supervisor changed job roles, did what he was allowed and now lives with me in my rainbow land! If you look carefully you can see him on the right ;)

Full of epic win.

This blog was a bit trippy and random, but full of grammatically correct sentences. All the way through.

As JennaMarbles would say: It was on my mind... and now it's on the internet. WHEEE!!

Monday, 20 February 2012

RAINBOW ANIMALS on Everyone's Nails!

Okay so recently I've been doing SO much animal print it's unreal.

It's like an addiction that I think there should be a rehab centre for. Firstly I get addicted to nail art, and then I start seeing these wonderful rainbow animals all over the place and have to paint them everywhere!!

I'm planning to paint a slice of my wall with rainbow zebra quite soon.

For the time being, here's a few reinbow animals I did on me and some other random nails.

Or, here's shitloads of nails. Pretty pictures with captions, yay!!

It started with these. They were inspired from EVERYTHING colourful, and Zebras. I also saw Colette from SimpleLittlePleasues do an Acid Leopard nail art and it inspired me to respond it with my Zebra!

And I like to contrast my life all over the place so I painted these. I was inspired by February, my grey zebra coffee mug and the carpark full of grey, white, black and silver cars outside my flat. Seriously. That's all there were.

Ok this is gonna sound weird but I was watching the end of a cigarette burning and I imagined lots of those would look like fire leopards :)
After a few falsie tryouts I tried out this colour and animal combination...
Here is the blue and yellows on Jenny's nails. I actually had no idea how drunk I was when I was painting these... Don't worry guys. We were hanging out. She's my friend and we're well safe. I don't recommend professional nail techs and artists get drunk before painting paying client's nails. LOL!!
It always looks more appealing on the thumbs. I love thumbs. I wish they faced the same way as all the other nails though because they're hard to angle. We have "suicidal thumb" pose, where you hang your hand off the edge of the table with only your thumb hanging on to the top...

This is Jody [I hope I spelled it right] - was slightly sober-er when I painted these. My camera obviously wasn't. Awesome.

Much clearer on the thumbs, yay! Neon pink is Color Club Yum Gum. Pink base is a Franken from a load of neon pink random shizzle in my crashy nail art bag.

Okay and here's some randomers.
Rachel came to have her nails painted and I had no camera so Rachel's pic is a few days old...
And I totally did some nails for a wedding. It was my cousin but I feel well posh :)
I was kinda disappointed that she just wanted french tip acrylics cos I wanted to be all bad-ass creative and match her flower arrangement [something I am soooo not doing at mine...] but me and her mum managed to convince her to have some sexy gems on her ringfinger...

Cousin Heidi [bride] literally never has nails, ever. I turned her hands into lady hands for elegant marriage purposes, yay!
Aunty Ange [bride's mum] dress matching. I need to remember to photo the darn outfits too. Sorry :( She looked mental though. 

And these two designs were inspired by cool YouTuber IndigoNova1 - you can find tutorials for these on her channel   HERE  <<k?

Rachel wears slightly chipped plaid nails in pink. Hope I did it justice! Rachel has chippy nails at the moment I'm trying to discipline her... 
Surprisingly easy to do with my left hand, bold retro wallpaper design in pink. I loved wearing these. They look epic from far away.

So recently with my nail art and life missions I have learnt:

Don't drink and do nail art.
If you're unsure, paint it pink!
And life is a neon rainbow.

Internet cats and rainbow animals will take over the world. It's already happening... *ahem*NYAN!*ahhhem!**

I still love you guys though. Even if you do get bitten and become rainbow-zombiefied!