Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Oh No He Didn't!!!

A little over a year ago I took some pictures pin up style for my husband. Nothing too racy - because frankly that just isn't my style, but still I thought they were cute and fun and hot. My Husband, who is in the military, was away for a year, so I took the best photo and had it enlarged and framed and sent it to him. When he returned home for a visit in the middle of his year away, I took a smaller version of the photo to a local tattoo shop and told the artist I would like something loosely based on that photo. I mean I don't want my husband walking around with ME on his leg, BUT he had been asking me for a while if he could get a pin up cartoon version of me tattoo'd on him. After much thought, I figured, well at least it's not my name he wants on him, so I guess that's not a jinx, so if the tattoo doesn't LOOK like me, but has the feel of me - then why not? This artist did a great job at re-creating the photo into a cartoon version of me.  I don't think anyone would even think it was me if they saw it. Well unless I was standing there - since whenever any of our friends see it they immediately point out that my husband has a tattoo of me on his leg.
Juan's tattoo
Cute right? My husband is friends with this artist on Facebook and I have since gotten two tattoos by him. He really is a great artist and his range is amazing. (Anyone looking for a great tattoo, he works out of Orlando - but from what I gather they are going on a Tattoo Tour across America where he will be doing tattoo's at events across the U.S. Email me if you want his info.) ANYWAY, back to my story - so my husband sees that he added a new photo to his page and when he clicks it - this is what comes up:

Um really? At first I was like - hey that's me! But he did change it up enough - so not really. But still kind of creepy right? I mean dark hair that curls at the bottom, Red outfit, Flower in the hair? Hey this guy could also have a wife who he wanted a pin up of - who knows. So while I know this isn't someone else walking around with "me" on their body - it is kind of funny. Hey I'm a famous tattoo now! HA! 

OK so let's get to why we're really here and that is for Rescue Beauty Lounge Nail Polishes. Today I am featuring the blogger edition polishes. My first instinct is to write that these are three of my favorites, but I feel like I would just be continuously typing the same thing all week, so I will refrain. I tried to get photos of these in front of the respective bloggers page, but I couldn't get color accurate photos. with the computer light behind the hands, so it is just plain photos today. But I did get pictures of these on my friend so you can see the difference of the colors on our different skin tones. 

This is Mismas. These pictures were both taken in direct sunlight. The picture on the left is of my friend's hand. The one on the right is on me. It looks more vivid and dark on my friend, while on me it seems a bit lighter. It could be the way the sun is hitting us differently, but even in person it looked much more vivid on her. 

This is Orbis non Sufficit. Again my friend's hand is on the left and I am on the right. This looked exactly like it does in the bottle on my friend. On me, it almost has a dusty quality to it. 

Last up is Scrangie. This one looked exactly the same on both of us. My friend is on the left and I am on the right. The blue shimmer on this one really comes out if you use two coats. 

Ok - so um - yeah - I will say it. These are some of my favorite colors! 

Tomorrow I feature my interview with Ji Baek! I am dying to post it! See you all tomorrow!


  1. Thank you for posting pictures of these on your friend! I am very pale as well, and it is nice seeing what they would look like on someone my skintone. I love Scrangie- that is one of my biggest lemmings!!!

    your hubby's tattoo is great! DH and I are getting tattooed in Nov. (FIL is taking us to Key West and is insisting we get tattoos there) He is talking about getting a red-headed pin up girl in honor of me... : )

  2. The tattoo is really cute! The artist did a great job, and I love how it's sexy without being 'too much' ;)

    And the second one really looks alike, he just got a little more generous with the cup size it seems :P

  3. Beautiful tattoos! I need more to my collection!

    Those RBL are so pretty!

  4. Loved the story... :) You are too-famous now lol :)

    p.s. having a giveaway on my blog.. just f.y.i... :)

  5. What a compliment! That is most certainly you. Somewhat (ahem) exaggerated. How many people can claim to have been an artist's muse?

  6. I love that you and your friend are modelling the polish! Those colours are great!

  7. I find it kinda creepy lol! I guess though if he makes a tattoo, even if it's from a picture of you, doesn't that design become his property? Thanks for the blogger series swatches :D

  8. Amberski - I will be looking for photos of your tattoos in November! A red headed pin up is an awesome idea! I got a dragon for my "pinup" of Juan. My protector! :) I haven't been to Key West yet, I heard it is AWESOME! We want to go. Hopefully soon.

    I am glad everyone likes the pics of both me & my friend. She let me paint her nails with a few more colors, so I will post those throughout the week as well.

    Rebecca - yup it is his rendering to do what he wants with it. I actually want him to do my blog masthead for me with the pinup lying on the blog name. I have to email him now that I am thinking of it!

  9. What a great compliment to be memorialized on your husband!!

    This is a compliment too:

    PASS IT ON!!

  10. the tattoo story is pretty funny haha. :] and i love these colors!