Guest post and my very own naughty LOLCAT!

I was just featured on Polished PR’s blog.  You should check it out!  Especially if you are on the job market- because along side my teal glittery nails I’ve thrown in a job interviewing tip! Here it is at Jenn’s blog >> Craftynail’s JUST FOR ME MANI

teal glitter nails

And for fun, I recently made myself an original LOLCAT meme featuring my naughty little kitteh named Fergie.  I may previously shown you a pic of her when I first caught her sitting on my boyfriend’s laptop.  At the time, I thought it was devilishly cute, but lately, she has taken it to a whole other level.  Recently she has been obsessed with sitting on the desktop tower and Justin’s laptop.  Any chance she gets…. she’s so bad!  So I made this little LOLCAT of her.  What do you think?

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I painted my kitty on my nails!

The theme for Nail Art Ideas Linkup this week is Animals & Pets.  So I couldn’t resist painting my own pet onto my nails.  fergie cat collageMy cat’s name is Fergie and she’s a dilute tortoiseshell kitty with cool grey and peachy colors in her fur.  Her name was actually FOGGY when I adopted her, but I changed it to Fergie and she didn’t even notice.  Nowadays she’s so Fergalicious I can’t imagine her any other way!  🙂  She’s such a fluffy little livewire!  She’s super vocal- meow meow meow all the time, and she can be quite temperamental at times!  So we basically treat her like a big baby and spoil her rotten as to not upset our special little girl!  Fergie gets the royal treatment.  (you guessed right- I don’t have kids yet LOL)

If I’m gonna paint my nails in her likeness and the root of her name is FOGGY then I might as well use my new bottle of OPI Haven’t the Foggiest.  Foggiest… Foggy… Fergie.  Makes sense!

This is the first time I’m trying this polish.  I wore it for four days on its own and I hafta say- I am LOVIN IT!!!!!!  If you like silvers or metallic shades, then you need this one!  It’s super-opaque and applied like a dream.  It has a cool brushed chrome finish and it’s not brush strokey.  After enjoying Haven’t the Foggiest for several days with no chips- I then painted my kitty Fergie on top.  I did a cartoon version of her.  Let’s check it out!

cartoon kitty nails

The idea to paint my kitty in a cute cartoon style came from a pinterest pin that led me to this article.  The article doesn’t link back to the nail artist that came up with it but I really like her nail art! I used it as inspiration and freehanded my design.  I also threw in some paw prints… just cause they’re adorbz. I like the way that my Fergie head came out.  I think I captured her attitude in an endearing kinda way!  

cat nail art - opi

Wanna hear what Fergie did to me yesterday?  She came over to sleep near me.  I started watching a long youtube video of a guy that just kept talking and talking.  Then Justin came in the room so I started talking a lot and laughing, telling him about the funny video.  I was being kind of loud and well, apparently, Fergie was getting annoyed with me.  So she stood up from her nap, faced me, and meowed “AAGGGGHHHHHH” right at my face!  It was like she was sayin, “SHUUUUUUTTUUUUUP!”  It was hilarious!  I dunno, maybe you had to be there?  But that was the first time I ever got yelled at by a cat!  It just cracks me and Justin up!

If you’re feeling inspired to paint your pet on your nails- you really should do it! 🙂  If not for fun, then for posterity!  Then post your pics somewhere online and link them here:  NAIL LINKUP.  If you’ve never used the inlinkz thing before and you have questions, then just email me!   I hope to see your pet or animal-themed nails!

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Paw Print Nail Art

fergie_pawsWinter Storm Nemo just swept through New England!  The snow started falling here in NY on Friday afternoon… and by Saturday morning we accumulated at least 12 inches of the white stuff!  Other states like Connecticut and Massachusetts got hit even worse.  The news reported that some people were even stuck in their vehicles on highways overnight until the roads became passable!  Luckily, we’re just fine here in the Hudson Valley.  It’s like a beautiful snowscape outside ….. and I kinda love it!

My kitty cat Fergie got curious about the snow too.  She ventured out onto the front porch and left behind the cutest little paw prints ever!  When I saw those little tootsie marks I realized that I’ve never tried paw print nail art before!  So I decided to test out some techniques today and I wound up with two different designs….

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♥Sally Hansen Diamond Strength in Platinum as a base color ↑

♥Wet n wild Fast Dry in Ebony Hates Chris for the paws

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♥Sally Hansen French Manicure Pen in Pure White Tip

♥Wet n wild Wild Shine sparkle topcoat in Kaleidoscope

♥Wet n wild Megalast Through The Grapevine for the paws

fergie glitter gradient … and a cat pic!

Julie G My Private Palace

Tonite I tried out a new polish of mine by Julie G called My Private Palace.  It has tons of gold and chartreuse iridescence!  Then with a blink of the eye… she’ll turn sheer on you!  Have you ever had a polish like that?  One second you are gawking at it’s brilliance…. you move an inch… and then it looks totally different!  I have mixed feelings about polishes like this.  But regardless of the chameleon effect, My Private Palace is still very pretty and looks very ‘holiday’ to me.  To make it even more festive I did a red glitter gradient with Fergie wet n wild -No Place Like Home.  The end result really surprised me…

close-up of the sparkles in No Place Like Home

This mani is glowing!  It’s so intense and fiery – I feel like freakin Katniss over here!  I swear, it’s like my nails are on fire!  I wasn’t able to fully capture it on camera…  But then again, my Julie G base color shifts alot so I’m sure that had a lot to do with it. Check out this next pic in indirect light- you can really see how the shimmer winds down and more of the glitter particles begin to show.  And look at that Fergie polish…it’s packed with some of teeniest glitter that I’ve ever seen!

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Speaking of Fergie- I’m a huge fan of hers!  Guess what my cat’s name is?

That's my Fergie!

You guessed it! Meet my girl Fergie 🙂