DIY, Links, Nails

DIY Try: Watercolor Mug

I’m always on the lookout for new projects to start and abandon. I can’t help it, I’m just really passionate about half knitted scarves! Unfinished crafts are my life’s work.

Every once in a while, I screw up, and one gets done. Like these DIY watercolor mugs I found from Poppytalk.

photo via Poppytalk

Gorgeous, right? I had the idea to put that lovely splash of color on a white ceramic pot as a birthday gift for a green thumbed friend! In my mind, she opens the box, pulls out the pot, and gets a tear in her eye from my beautiful, and very expensive looking, gift that was made all the more special by the fact that I did it with my own little hands. It was a very, very good plan.

Would the owner of this one of a kind piece of functional artwork please raise her hand?

Ok. I never sent it.

I have a good reason though! It came out, umm, not so good. She would have cried a little tear, but not from being overwhelmed by beauty and friendship.

Sorry, Missy.

Happy birthday?

This was extremely perplexing because my trial run came out pretty nice!

watercolor mug

Before I did the pot, I tried the process on a mug. It’s cool! I would have been happy if the pot had come out like this! I’m really sad it didn’t. I kind of feel like I know what I did wrong though, and I want to try it again. I’ve got nail polish out the yang, and a lot of free time. Missy’s birthday might not be licked yet!

I bet you’re waiting to see the fucked up pot. Well, too bad. It’s too crusty looking, and it would bring great shame to our household. I’ll show it off when I get it right! Fingers crossed!

See Poppytalk’s Watercolor Mug tutorial HERE.

DIY, Floss Gloss, Nail Art, Nails, Uncategorized

On the Thumb

That title is more like, On the Dumb. But, ACTUALLY, like On the Run.

On the Run? They should have called that show, “Get Your Fucking Life for Three Hours.” I’ve watched that HBO special two and a half times, and I haven’t stopped yelling at Bey to kill ’em all dead. She’s doing it, too!! I mean, I have this need for a beanie with one of those Roman soldier brush thingies on top, now!

I’d stitch one up myself, but I’m a hundred percent sure the brush would just flop over like a melancholy rooster. And, also, I have no idea where you get one of those brushes.

On Saturday night, I had the champagne flowing, and the cheese plates stacked high. I don’t want to brag, but there were upwards of FIVE different kinds of cheeses. So, yeah. It was pretty fucking gross. I definitely got a stomach ache from all dat cheese. Worth it though!

In honor of the show, I broke out my Sara M. Lyons “Queen Beyonce” nail decals! I love these hilarious lil designs! They’re so perfect and cheeky! They’re also REALLY easy to apply; all you need are some small, sharp scissors, and a bowl of water. They’re basically temporary tattoos for your nails, they have the same application concept as that bitchin’ ying-yang sign you bought out of the machine at the pizza parlor that one time.


Nails are one of my all time faves, Con Limon by Floss Gloss

I fucked mine up by not using a lighter polish underneath them. As a result, Bey looks a little jaundiced. Jayndiced? Haha. Get it?
Bey-Z looks better here:

See? On the Thumb. Whomp, whomp.

Sara (probs too familiar) makes dope shit that really speaks to me. Like, her Babewolf, or, her “In Lux We Trust” piece, which is so awesome, it kind of makes me want to cry. I just realized I’m gushing, and I was gonna be all, “I’m a gusher,” but that’s not right. Let’s say, “I’m a fan.” That doesn’t sound as damp.

These Bey decals are available only from Emerging Thought. Buy them HERE.

Check out other sweet Sara M. Lyons stuff, HERE.