Saturday, 28 July 2012

Tricolour medal nails - Olympics London 2012

I spent the morning sleeping in instead of watching the opening of the games. I heard it was amazing with harry potter, james bond and exploding towers. I'm not even sure if that's true, friends are unreliable sources. This year I'm not having a care factor for it. Still that doesn't mean I can't enjoy the nail art dedicated to the games! I thought this nail video by zuneta was an appropriate way to cheer on the London games and sharing the love, i shared this video! It's a tricolour medal nail design using the butter London polishes and a make up sponge.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

neon & pastels

Following this winter pastels trend going on in the fashion chain stores, I  decided to chuck in a fluro yellow triangle to mix it up. You can see I did the triangles in two different methods because the left one isn't really triangular and the right one is more opaque and crisp. 

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Look at me when I'm talking to you!

Gotta love sourcefed, it's my new form of news entertainment. Quick snippets because I don't have a long enough attention span. 

The video is about a book by psychologist Sherry Turkle who discusses our emotional connection with our smart phones. Her points are we believe we have control over where we direct our attention and zone out of the real world into our electronic ones when events get boring. Second, the feeling of being in touch with "friends" and events constantly through social media. Our smart phone is now like a security blanket constantly by our sides. Like Linus from Peanuts.

Linus, why do you need the blankie when snoopy is next to you?!

She goes on to say we are more vulnerable to loneliness these days if we constantly need to feel connected online and the loss of face to face intimacy through social media. And yadda yadda about expressions of feelings - you can read it here and an analytical criticism of her theory. 

This just brings up my pet peeve, which of course I being the hypocrite do at times, I just find over the years when I am at an outing and sit at a table of 10 people with everyone on their smart phone. I find it annoying that I physically drove out here to be with someone and they are spending half their time being "connected" with their phone. Wait, is that saying I'm a boring dinner guest? 

Are you one of the "connected"? 

electronic dinners don't taste the same,


Saturday, 7 July 2012

Nail chronicles.

My nail polish obsession is still going strong. Just haven't had time to post about each one but here's my fortnightly nails iphone captures over the last two months.

6.5.12 || special new beginnings for me this day. Celebrated with ozotic 606
17.5.12|| Keeping it cool with tonymoly TR11

These captures were for two of my good friends' engagement parties. Love is definitely in the air!

26.5.12|| Fun bird themed party so I went for essie lilacism with a top coat of opi nicole's rainbow in the s-kylie
16.6.12|| Next was a blue themed love affair and I kept to the rules with essence - hard to resist and blue addicted to top. 

till next time, 
nana love~

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Resolution check up & NO BUY JULY

It's July and I've been stuck in a rut. You can tell by me seeking fortune telling with tarot cards in the last post. For some reason I thought of my 2012 new years resolutions today. I had to dig around to find them but I had actually wrote ten based on self improvement.

Looking at all ten, I have not consistently stuck to any! Probably shouldn't have had so many...