Even as a relatively new blogger on the scene, I know that you need to give credit for ownership. If it ain’t yours, you need to cite your source!!!
Most folks aren’t asking for money, they just don’t want you thieving their work!!!! That “copy and paste” function is in rampant use in the blogosphere…which explains prolific watermarking efforts. It still surprised me that a well-known company would do it.
My fellow nail polish blogger and new Twitter friend Swatch And Learn had the misfortune of having her photos printed without permission by Sinful Colors.
It’s really a backhanded compliment. “Your work is so incredible that I want to use it for everyone to see and give compliments, but not to you…. I want the compliments for myself. You aren’t worth the recognition.”
If it’s a good idea or a great photo….FROM SOMEONE ELSE….. don’t claim it as your own. It’s tacky. Disrespectful. Deceitful. Shady.
I think I have finally organized my “workspace” for my polish. Here’s where I sit to unwind and paint.
I purchased a nail polish rack from the beauty supply store for my desk – I think it was $23 (maybe $28?? don’t remember)… should hold 60 bottles but because OPI polishes are “fat” only 11 fit on each level, but 12 Sinful Colors fit on each, so I managed to fit 59 bottles on this rack.
Last night someone asked me how many polishes I owned. I didn’t really know…. so at the time I said maybe about 100. So today I counted…. the ones that were out…. and not including the nail art polishes…. nor including basecoats and top coats:
That sounds like too many…. but it doesn’t even seem like that much when I’m sitting in front of them. It does, however, explain why I don’t mind doing my nails basically every day though. lol.
Here’s where I keep the other bottles and more nail art supplies. I have to keep everything in view and easily accessible.
I found the cutest expandable rack… probably created for spices or something, at Target, for about $15.
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It’s a nice rack too. It has non-slip gripping pads so keeps the polish stable. I can fit 2 rows of polish on each level, so it holds a good amount of polish. Keeps them neatly organized and accessible.
It’s crazy when you do your nails yourself, you become straight impatient.
Another twist on that classic French.
I couldn’t wait to get off work to go home and try @boutique_nails’s design:
I saw the photo around lunchtime…. which meant I wasn’t going near home for a good 8 hours. smh. I wasn’t even anxious to remove the current design…. but testing out this new one was all I could think of!
When I saw the snowflakes “falling” on the main page of the blog site (yay!), I immediately got excited. I LOVE snow. Love is an understatement.
Now mind you, I’ve been practicing good snowflake designs for like two weeks. And still no presentable snowflakes in sight for my nailbeds. 😦
Now this one from cutepolish vids is adorable….
…. and though I love her designs, and I love using my dotting tool – it seemed too simplified for my lofty expectation of my artistic ATTEMPTS… As I still haven’t mastered even a “neat” snowflake.
then I found this snowflake tutorial. I liked. More dots, but it was a tiny bit more complicated.
I ended up with a sort of in-between snowflake from the two… and I could only withstand the painstaking task on the fingernails of my ring fingers…. this nail art is work! I used the appropriately named “Avalanche” for the base color, and white polish with a very skinny nail striping art brush for the snowflake. I used a glitter polish with a dotting tool for some sparkly spots. When it actually snows here in Chicago [I wish it would hurry up and snow!!], I’m doing a snowflake design – again. (does this one count?)