Monday, November 30, 2009

New Artist: Oksana Nedavniaya

costume, illustration, watercolor, concept art

About (from official site)
Oksana was born in Moscow, Russia. She received the training of a concert pianist and graduated with honors from The Gnessin College of Music. While pursuing her music degree, she constantly turned to drawing as a source of inspiration, with the subject of historical costume being her favorite.

Today and Tomorrow

Vampire Illustration

So its a psuedo-vampire....The skin came out all bluey so I decided that she was a vampire.

I love how the lace and the hat came out, but overall...I'm not too happy with it. Maybe I'll like it in the morning. :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Nails~ Matte Black!

Matte black nail polish by KnockOut.

Flatte Black

You can get this long-lasting, no-shine look by painting on just one coat of polish. Once dry, if you prefer, buff to a luscious satin. We recommend Using "flatte top" as a top coat..

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

OPI Suede Collection

This is 'OPI Ink Suede' with OPI Nail Envy as a base coat.  Its got a nice sheen to it while still being very matte. It wears off fairly quickly though because they say
'~Do not use top coat, drying products, or hand lotion when wearing Suede.'
This leaves the polish fairly susceptible to chipping. As you can see the tips wore the polish off quite quickly. This picture was taken 5 days after the polish was put on.

Pac you've never seen before

Nail Polish~ Bill Kaulitz SLIVER

As most people have noticed Bill Kaulitz of Tokio Hotel has moved on from his famous black and white french manicure and has moved on to...Silver! How appropriate for the new album 'Humanoid' released in October. So I went on a hunt for some good silver polish and this is the first one I will try. I'll be posting weekly the different silvers and where you can get them. I started with China Glaze's Platinum Silver. I put on 3 coats, which dried very quickly. I like this color a lot. The first image is just the silver, its not sparkly like the past several polishes I've been wearing, but its got a great metallic quality.

If you want to have a more subdued silver try the China Glaze Matte Magic Top Coat. Its great! I put it over the Platinum Silver in the picture below.
You can get China Glaze polish almost anywhere....Walgreens, Ulta, Sally's, Target....almost any place that carries nail polish. They usually run about $5.99. Usually though theres some kind of special like 'Buy 2 get 1 free' and such. I prefer to shop at Sally's because they have the best selection most of the time. Sally's was the only place I could find the Matte Magic Top Coat.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kristen Stewert Allure Magazine Shoot

Kristen Stewart in Rodarte over-the-knee boots

More photos after the break

What Deadly Sin Are YOU?

I took this Quiz and got...

Though you are beautiful, it is only skin deep. Your intense love of yourself makes others love you less!
You act as though your better but have done nothing to earn the right to claim such a boast.
Try to be more caring, giving and more aware of those around you instead of only being aware of yourself.
Despite what you might think the entire world isnt looking at you, their looking at what they dislike about themselves. So focus on the world so it has a reason to look at you.

Reccomended Books: Seven Deadly Sins Series

This is one of my favorite easy read seires. The books are only about 200-250 pages each and they just fly by. Its also based one of my favorite topics, the Seven Deadly Sins. I don't know why but they just fascinate me!

Seven Deadly Sins
Seven sins.
Seven books.
Seven teens.

Determined to get what they want, when they want it, whatever the consequences.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tokio Hotel Recognize This Picure?

Remind you of anything?
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Two years ago....same face, how freaking cute!

I have to say, I preferred Bill's fashion two years ago, it wasn't so extreme, but he still manages to pull it off. I think hes attractive in whatever he wants to wear.

Tokio Hotel Bill's Fashion

NEWS; Bill Kaulitz Caught In Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2009
Bill Kaulitz showing off his Ann Demeulemeester  Sweater, from her Paris Fall 09 Men's Collection.
Arriving to the premiere of the animated film Arthur and the Minimoys 2, yesterday in Germany.

Reccomended Books: Mortal Instruments Series

This is a really great, totally warped and twisted love story that has enough action in it for boys to enjoy, but also enough romance to keep it from being just another thriller sci-fi book.


Monday, November 23, 2009

What I'm Reading Now..... New Moon

My absolute favorite book of all time is 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix', just for the record, so if you LOVE the Harry Potter series you will probably like the books I read (apparently I give good recomendations at the library I work at). I decided today, while I was working, that I'm going to start listing books that I think are really good. There are some popular ones that I like as well as some really random old books that everyone should read. So getting to the main gist of this post....

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Moon Soundtrack

New Music~Cut by Plumb

I just got this on iTunes. I really like it alot. I heard it in the latest 'Vampire Diaries' episode.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Hotspur Chosen for Taco Bell's® Feed the Beat™

Taco Bell Feed The Beat Ready to Rock & Roll with 100 of the Nation’s Hottest Up-and Coming Rock Bands

Taco Bell Feeding Bands Free Fourthmeal While Out on the Road

IRVINE, CALIF., November 18, 2009 – Taco Bell® continues to Feed the Beat™ for up-and-coming rock acts and announced today the 100 bands that made the 2009 Feed the Beat lineup. Celebrating its fourth year, Feed the Beat provides free food and marketing support to America’s up-and-coming rock acts. This year, touring bands from across the nation, including The All-American Rejects, Boys Like Girls, Forever The Sickest Kids, We The Kings, Atreyu, Owl City, Dr. Dog and more, will receive $500 in Taco Bell Bucks for free Fourthmeal, the late night meal between dinner and breakfast. More than just free food, bands also receive important marketing support for their music.

Hotspur Tour Schedule

Nov 20 2009 8:00P
THE SOAPBOX Wilmington, North Carolina
Nov 21 2009 8:00P
SECTOR 7G Augusta, Georgia
Nov 24 2009 4:00P
MANASSAS MALL Center Court - Hot Topic Presents Manassas, Virginia
Nov 25 2009 7:00P
Dec 4 2009 7:00P
CHAMELEON CLUB Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Dec 5 2009 7:00P
RAMS HEAD LIVE Baltimore, Maryland
Dec 6 2009 5:00P
VIBE LOUNGE Rockville Centre, New York
Dec 8 2009 8:00P
Dec 8 2009 8:00P
Mercury Lounge New York, New York
Dec 9 2009 8:00P
HARPERS FERRY Allston, Massachusetts
Dec 10 2009 7:00P
WEBSTER THEATRE Hartford, Connecticut
Dec 11 2009 7:00P
TOQUET HALL Westport, Connecticut
Dec 12 2009 7:00P
Dec 13 2009 7:00P
CLUB INFINITY Williamsville, New York
Dec 26 2009 5:00P
JAMMIN JAVA Vienna, Virginia

Illustrator June Leeloo

A painter/illustrator based in France. Check out her website to see more art, or buy a print!

Beautiful Illustration

This piece is by Garance Doré. She is an illustrator from France. She works with many fashion magazines in the US and France. Most of her work is fashion based (which I love).
Check out her official website HERE for more work (now in ENGLISH!)

tknk on deviantART

I love how they handled the hands on this piece. Its gorgeous.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

In LOVE with this Clutch


alexander mcqueen skull clutch in red statin and brass cut-out shell depicting birds and flowers. the skull has black swarovski crystal eyes, teeth and studs. red leather interior.

Absolutely GORGEOUS! Now if only I could afford it...

Interesting Art

By an artist on deviant art, Rei-i.

More from Melissa Haslam

An amazing artist, Melissa Haslam

I posted some of her work last week HERE, and you can visit her website and gallery as well. I highly recommend checking out her work.

Nail Update~ China Glaze 'Wizard Of Oz' Collecion

So I got a plethora of nail polish a couple weeks ago, but I haven't had the chance to test them all out. The first one I got is made by China Glaze, called Ruby Pumps. It's part of their 'Wizard of Oz' collection. It originally came out in 2005 but brought it back this fall.

Below is China Glaze 'Liquid Leather' as the base and 'Ruby Pumps' as the over coat.

Below is just 'Ruby Pumps'. Its crazy glittery and amazing. I highly recommend it. The picture I took was 10 DAYS after I put the polish on! It hasn't cracked one bit! Its amazing!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New Artist: Céline C (Citron Rouge)

These are some examples of her work. I aboslutely love them! Check out more of her stuff on her website. She is from France and is a graphic designer/illustrator.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Wow, amazing artwork!
its absolutely gorgeous!


Sunday, November 15, 2009

Metro Station...Blake Healy (keyboardist) Left the Band!

Offical word from Blake Healy via Twitter is that he is no longer part of Metro Station.

There hasn't been any official reasons why, but he did recently get married (which is probably a factor in that decision). Also there have been rumours (which I haven't been able to check up on recently, as you can see I'm having some lovely html issues which I hope will be resolved soon!) that drummer Anthony Improgo will be leaving the band as well. I'll post the info of that if it does in fact turn out to be true

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Design 1

Going to attempt to use this as a post separator.....we'll see how this goes.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Phase 2....Broken English Illustration

I did the 2nd face today. I think it came out really well. The shading on both faces came out really consistent so I'm pretty happy with it. I love the lips on the 2nd girl. I still have to work alot on the earring of the 1st figure, it needs to 'pop' more. But overall I'm pretty happy with it. My goal is to finish the 2nd figure by next Friday. Well see how that goes I guess. Let me know if you have any suggestions or comments. I'd love to hear them. Thanks!!!!

Makeup Response

This look was inspired by the video below. I'm now in love with the Loreal Hip Platinum eyeshadow. Its soooo shiny and metallic, I love it! Its perfect anyone who loves makeup should definitely get it!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just because someone you love...


Wow...New Artist Find: Melissa Haslam
Australian artist Melissa Haslam offers an escape to a romanticized, whimsical and yet slightly dark interpretation of the world. My perfect kind of artwork. She works mainly in traditional mediums like graphite or oil paint. Her work is very detailed and dark and her compositions are very interesting. I highly recommend checking out more of her work.

Check out more of her work HERE
Or her blog HERE

Tokio Hotel CrystalRoc Microphones

CrystalRoc produced some of their best work so far for the infamous Tokio Hotel.
CrystalRoc produced 2 crystallized microphone and knuckle dusters which read Tokio Hotels current album HUMANOID.
The microphones were produced combining chrome, crystal and jet hematite and they had their debut appearance at the 2009 MTV music Awards in Berlin.

These microphones were seem less and set the bench mark for every custom microphone in the market.

The microphones were powered by Sennhesier SKM5200.

Blog post made by CrystalRoc

Head over to their website to check out more of their work! I'm loving some of their headphones....possible illustration coming soon.

Tokio Hotel~ Bill Mentioned in Femina Magazine (China)

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'He [Bill] is comely, cool, mysterious, and even more beautiful than girls. And the most important is that he is so slim and seductively charming. Bill has the highly changeable hairstyles and hair colours.

Translation thanks to Tokio Hotel China