Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Blues: Bizarre Blurple and bats!

Hi girlies!!

Happy happy Monday!!! =))
Here I am at work again!!!  I keep playing and playing the lottery and I just cannot win!!!  What's up with that???  I think it's a conspiracy against me!!! =))

Btw, in case you haven't noticed, Life In Color! finally has its own Facebook page!  So follow if you'd like! =)

Today's Monday Blues start off the new theme in my personal theme challenge:  the Holidays, which in this case is Halloween!!  I really like this holiday!!  I love walking in the streets and seeing how people dressed up their houses.  Also, I go to an annual Halloween party where it's so much fun to see what my co-workers made themselves into!  So for the next week and a half expect to see some Halloween nail art.  For the most part that is =)  And Halloween themed polishes of course!!  Today's Halloween debut is China Glaze "Bizarre Blurple"!



Bizarre Blurple is mostly dark, almost navy blue with very strong purple undertones.  I definitely like it but I'm not sure if I love it.. It may be too purple for me?  I couldn't really see the shimmer in real life, I'm not quite sure why it looks so prominent in the pictures.  Two coats of somewhat runny, but self-leveling formula.

Then I applied OPI "My Boyfriend Scales Walls" to my accent nail, two coats of self-leveling off-white creme.  Then I decided to add some Halloween accent and decided to 3 bats from BM-213, using Finger Paints "Black Expressionism".  And that's when everything went to hell.  I couldn't get the damn design to transfer properly to my nail for the life of me!!  So I sorta took a layer off my nail with some acetone which left black smudges.  I decided to stamp over it anyway, because I thought that it would give it a 'saran-wrap' sorta look...  wrooong!!!  It just looks dirty.  dammit, another fail!! stupid stamping!!!  On top of that I showed it to my hubby (that's my ultimate cool vs lame oracle) and he looks at my nails with this look...  so I already know that it's not good...  he's looking, he's looking and finally says:  'ooooh!  these are supposed to be bats!!  I thought they are just squiggly lines!!"  WTF!!  Effing men =))




Bizarre Blurple is part of China Glaze 2012 Wicked collection and is currently available for sale at all retailers that sell this brand.
My Boyfriend Scales Walls is part of OPI 2012 Spiderman collection and can be still purchased at certain retailers, otherwise widely available on eBay and Amazon.

So...  be honest...  do my bats look dirty or can they pass away for "I meant to do that" look??

For more non-fail Monday Blues look here!

Mihaela of Lacquer Buzz
Marisa of MariJo Nails
 
 Thanks so much for stopping by!! =)

26 comments:

  1. This is awesome! I think they can pass as I ment it this way without a problem. They are cool!

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    1. Thanks Helena!!! :))). Glad you agree!!

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  2. I love the blue colour and the stamping is so fitting for halloweeen! Gorgeous!

    Jazz x

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  3. It totally looks like you meant to do this. I think its like a marble tombstone effect and they are very clearly bats. The Blurple is stunning :)

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    1. Thanks Lou!!! That's what I will tell anybody who says otherwise!!! LOL

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  4. It is art and it is great! I like it and I see marble too, like Lou!

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  5. Love that blurple!! It's stunning!!! LOL @ the lottery. Sorry girl. Oh, and yayy for the fb page. I liked it as Polish Obsession ;0).

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    1. Thank you so much Marisa!!!! You're the best :)). And one day I will win the lottery.. May be only $5 but still!! :))

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  6. Blurple- how can you go wrong with a name like that? Love!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! I loved the name too :))

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  7. It can definitely pass! It looks like bats in a cloudy sky :)

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    1. Yay!! I should show all these comments to my doubting hubby!! Thanks so much Danica :))

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  8. The purple is so vibrant and gorgeous! And I love the bats you added to your accent nail! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  9. I like the blurple! It looks great on you! Also, your hubby cracks me up.... Mine says stuff like that all the time too ;)

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    1. Haha thanks Mandy!!! Those men, they're so clueless sometimes!!

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  10. I kinda like how the bats look. It reminds me of the old time grainy black and white horror movies :)

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    1. Thanks so much!!! That really builds me up :)))

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  11. I have also this BM-plate and the bats do not even work for me.

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    1. Oh I'm glad I'm not the only one!!! I had so many problems getting them to stamp!!

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  12. Well... they totally look like bats to me... Sometimes our guys just don't see, lol. But bless their hearts for their honesty, lol.

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    1. I know!! I always know if my hubby likes my mani or not by the look on his face haha =)

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  13. This is definitely a pretty blue, but I could not justify ordering it so I didn't. My orders from the US are so small that only the best of the best make it. This might also be similar to the Kiko I posted a few weeks ago.
    Your bats are cute! You could have filled them in with some black to make them better. And also if you use some top coat before you stamp, you can wipe the stamping off and it doesn't smudge the color underneath.

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    1. I think your Kiko is a little bit more pretty =))))
      I always do the topcoat!! And it still smeared... I'm still learning!! Usually the acetone wipes the whole image off without touching the base color, but this time it failed... maybe because there's such a big contrast from white to black?

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