Warding off the evil eye. Bottom photo by Ekke,

Q

fais-moi-du-bien asked:

Hi! I really love your nail art and I was wondering what brand of nails you use...I'm really new to this so I'm not sure how it works...but I really like the shape of nails you use. They are false nails right? Haha sorry >///<

A

Thank you! For the most part, what you see on my blog are my natural nails. I sometimes will use a false nail if I break a nail on one of my fingers and don’t want to have to file the rest down to match just yet.

The falsies I use are Kiss Full Cover nails, in the Active Oval shape. The shape is pretty close to how I usually file my nails, although I end up filing them a little bit to get them to fit my nail bed and match my other nails. They’re available all over the place in the U.S, including most drugstores, and I’m pretty happy with how they perform.

You might also find this question/answer about how I file my nails helpful. It’s funny, I probably get about an equal number of comments asking me how I file my nails so nicely and telling me I’m filing my nails wrong. 

Hey, check this out!

I now have my own domain name: ladycrappo.com. You can find my tumblr there (old links to ladycrappo.tumblr.com still work fine though). Much thanks to my awesome cousin for helping me set it up.

I made the Tumblr Radar yesterday, and I didn’t even notice! Which is partially because I went home to the Midwest to help out with my beloved and very ill grandma, and I’ve been pretty busy with that. Also, I turned off Tumblr (and other social media) notifications on my phone a while back, to help preserve my mental health.

Thanks for all the love, and welcome to the newcomers. I’ve got a bunch of questions in my inbox that I’ll try to get to soon. I’ve got a lot of Life Stuff going on right now, but don’t think for a second that I don’t appreciate all of your kind words.

Simple gradient/outline nails.

afigurativeattack:

ladycrappo:

Nightfall.

"Nightfall."

They tried repeating it. Saying it out loud.

It didn’t change the circumstance.

They had watched others, and it always happened too fast to know what started it. Researchers had tried using high-speed cameras, but if anything had been caught on the video, they weren’t telling the rest of us.

Three weeks had passed since the first acknowledged case, and the number of individuals contracting it continued to increase. Seemingly harmless at first, a beautiful mistake. They glanced down at their nails, in a moment of absent mind.

Glimmering, stars whirled across the tiny sky of their nails, as their body felt itself pitch forward, without ever moving. Ten tiny windows, skies filled with stars converging, grew rapidly larger, fused, and then collapsed. They were pulled into the black hole formed by their own hands, and time was infinite for that moment.

The videos were never released to the public. The images, as an individual was twisted and pulled through this minuscule portal, were deemed unfit for public consumption.

This is awesome. More nail art-based creative writing, please!

Here’s a good example of my nail art progress. My recent TV nails (top) are a reworking of a design I first came up with about a year ago (bottom). I remember being incredibly proud of how those nails came out— it was one of the most ambitious designs I’d ever tried, and I had to use tape and mess around with it forever to get it to come out. I still think they’re pretty good. But I think the ones I just did are better (and they’re totally freehand, baby!). Makes me wonder what my skill level will be a year from now, if I keep at this.

Nothing on TV: static + test pattern.

Life goes on. I really enjoyed painting this one—all the bright little leaves and flowers.

I was at the drugstore today, browsing the nail polish, when a girl came up and asked if I knew what she should do about her dry cuticles. I ended up talking to her for several minutes, giving her all kinds of suggestions and pointing out products I like. It was just like on here, where people ask me simple questions and I respond with, like, four paragraphs of detailed thoughts on the subject. Goddamnit, my opinions on moisturizers are nuanced.