Monday, 6 May 2013

7 Deadly Sins Challenge - Gluttony

Hey all,
Hope you had a great weekend. What did you get up to? It's been amazingly beautiful here on the west coast. Like full on summer, I'm so happy. I want to get out and run around. Literally. I have this urge to sprint, which is pretty bizarre for me. I'm going to try to act on this impulse. It can't hurt. Well yes, it definitely can. Maybe that's what I want. To be happily hurting.

The 7 Deadly Sins theme of the week is Gluttony. 
I decided to combine both options for this week and do both a sugar spun and food inspired mani.
This is my ode to the donut.

This was my first time trying sugar spun and honestly, I hated it. 
The pink was so-so. I wasn't thrilled with the look but hoped the purple would liven it up. 
Nope. The purple was having none of it. Maybe it was the jelly polish, maybe it was me. But it just wasn't working out. 
Despite my frustrations I carried on. It wasn't quite sugar spun, but it did look like donut jelly.
On my index finger and thumb I stamped a couple of donuts and painted on some jelly with a dotter.

After I stamped I was feeling a lot better about the manicure.
I love the little donuts. So fricken cute! And the icing is just perfect.
Not a total failure. Two out of five fingers ain't bad I guess. 
 I used all Zoyas. Jacqueline as my base. Nina to stamp.
And Paloma & Katherine as my sugar.

More Lieb - scheisse
As promised, here are Dagadelic's Liebster questions.
I decided to answer them because I think it's fun, so why not.
And in fun colours!

1. Do you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert? Why?
Introvert. Why? Because I feel incredibly uncomfortable meeting new people. I have a hard time with social situations unless it involves people I have known for a long time. I don't know how to act, what to do. I'm never quite sure of what's expected of me. I spend my life in my head, my inner world. It is more satisfying and fulfilling.
2. Do you dance when you’re alone?
Most every time. :)
3. Favourite article of clothing and why.
I can't pick just one, but I would have to say my button up shirts. In essence,they are mens shirts. They make me feel powerful and strong. Yet they accentuate my waste and hips and make me feel attractive. I love their duality. 
4. Do you have a favourite photo of yourself? If so, Describe it.
Sure. I'll pick a photo of me at 3 years old, camping with my parents. I'm standing between two trees with my incredibly blonde curly hair, my little t-shirt emblazoned with Johnny Rotten, and one yellow plastic sandal on my little foot. Looking at this photo the course of my life makes sense to me. I am exactly who I'm supposed to be.
5. Can you speak any other languages? If you don’t, what language would you like to learn to speak?
Yo hablo un poco espanol. I wish I spoke more spanish, and I've always wanted to learn German. Guess I should work on that. 
6. Name a board/card/puzzle game you excel at. 
I used to be a Yahtzee fiend.
7. What’s your favourite feature about yourself and why? It can be a physical characteristic or a personality characteristic. 
My ability to be silent. I have been an incredibly quiet person my whole life. (See 1st question :P) And I've taken quite a bit of flack for it. Apparently nothing is more threatening than someone who doesn't say much. To others it's a "problem". I'm deficient. I need to work on it. Time and time again people have told me to change. But I don't want to. There is nothing wrong with thinking more than you talk. There is nothing wrong with being an observer. Silence is my power.
8. Name something you’re afraid of. 
9. What’s an outfit/hairstyle you regret having done?
When I was in grade 8 pants with built in skirts became popular. It was pretty dumb. A mini shirt over pants of the same fabric. Why? My pants weren't super ugly, but it was just ridiculous a fad. Anyone remember those? 
10. Do you have a favourite song? Name it and describe why it’s your favourite.
I have a million favourite songs. But lets go with Rebel Girl by Bikini Kill. I heard it for the first time a few years ago. It struck a major chord. It's exactly what I needed to hear when I was a teenage girl. Had I known about Bikini Kill I think I may have had an easier go of it. Or at least felt a lot less alone. Every weirdo rebel girl should listen to them.
11. What’s your guilty pleasure?
What if I don't feel guilt about the things that give me pleasure? 

I honour of how amazing the weather has been I've decided on Heatwave for tonight's audible delight.
I really really REALLY love this song. Especially when she wails a bit at the end. Fierce.
Enjoy this gem from 1963.

Have a great night and an awesome manicure!


  1. Cute! I really like the little donuts on your thumb :)

    1. Thanks. That was my favourite finger. Next time they'll all be like that. :D

  2. Love the little donuts! and good idea adding the jelly. & thank you for answering my questions :D My favourite answer is number 11. I like the idea of not feeling guilty about things that you enjoy.

  3. #1: youre not "supposed" to act. youre "supposed" to be, and whoever can deal with it gets to deal with you. people can be interesting if you know where to look. dont you think?

    #7: silence, fasting, inactivity.

    i love this manicure. its so gruesome looking, like a b-horror about donuts. and the donuts are so sweet looking(pun intended). they balance everything. Like The Simpsons crossed with Double Indemnity.

  4. I want to add a word to my response to your 7th question.


    to #1.
    You spend a lot of time really appreciating books, music, and well-drawn characters in films to not like people. what do you think?

  5. I love the donuts! They are so adorable!

    1. Thank you! I've been waiting a long time to use that stamp. :)


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