Mattifying Matte Leopard Print

How do you find Will Smith in the snow?… Follow the Fresh Prince. 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Leopard Matte

Fabulous Von Raptor – Leopard Matte

Huehuehue. Pun-tastic. That being said, I’m typing this out – chuckling like a demon possessed hen… listening to Chopan; our senses of humour may differ. You grew up enjoying the taste of olives, I grew up enjoying the smell of petrol and now love the smell of talon products – which might be related to my oddness. #StrangeDevelopmentalMentalness #IDoStruggleAsAHumanBeagle

Fabulous Von Raptor - Leopard Matte

Fabulous Von Raptor – Leopard Matte

On that point – Leopard Print, if I were to be an apex predator… I would struggle with both the strategy and cardio required to hunt; heavily relying on my personality to lure prey.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Leopard Matte

Fabulous Von Raptor – Leopard Matte

Get the look, all talons but feature are dark matte teal. Top that with pink and gold animal cheetah/leopard print and cover with gloss. Feature talon is glossy, gloss gold. Voila/Reow.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Leopard Matte

Fabulous Von Raptor – Leopard Matte

Love this look – although I’m a sucker for an animal print, especially an apex predator one… I would like to do a Tiger/Tiger Shark collaboration. Soooon… maybe.

Awkward-Apex Predator, is awkward.

Awkward-Apex Predator, is awkward. LOVE ME!!!

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

What’s your experiences with loving Prince or prints… both are Fabulous.

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I’m Back and Glittery-AS-EVER! 

Allo Again my Darlings.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Did you miss me? Because I missed you. Apologies for my absence; a cross breed between being a tad under the weather… compounded by writers block. I had some medication and alphabet fibre… so here we are.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Now to celebrate with glitter and matte. On the subject of Gold Glitter – very important and relevant – I would follow the Olympics… but Rose Gold > Gold. If the athletes were to win Rose Gold medals, I could emotionally invest in their journey… but as is… MEH.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Not that I don’t appreciate those Little-Smegols’ obsession with … chasing the Gold. But really .. I have no comparison… I train to… I don’t know… to go to a rib joint. And that isn’t a euphemism. 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Get the look – all white talons, fully opaque of course. Matte coat the ring, middle and index. Finish the ring feature with a moon French tip. Index and Middle finger with gold glitter geometric line work – finish the line work with gloss top coat. Finish the thumb and pinky talon with gloss top coat. Donzo.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Geometric Rose Gold Glitter

What do you think my Darlings… Or should I say… My preciousesssssWin the Gold. The Rose Gold. 

My Preciouses! *notices evidence is being taken*

My Preciouses… somewhat of a sore loser *notices evidence is being taken* Act natural. Remember, you are a graceful loser.

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with being a competitive Diva… how many B^&%#es did you scalp for a slight advantage. I have. I had to leave the country… this country was luckily foreign.

Festive Holly-cination

…so good, it makes you want to chow down on your own digits – 3D Holly, Matte Cable and Confectionery Sweet Candy Cane... Sweet ez, bru.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Holly-cinations

Fabulous Von Raptor – Holly-cinations

I always feel duty bound to go full Balls Baubles to the Wall when this time of year rocks around, as I work in an office and for majority of the time – attempt to appear to conform – like those Lizards that everyone thinks are Snakes… but they’re not. They are in fact, just VERY awkward Lizards. That’s me.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Holly-cinations

Fabulous Von Raptor – Holly-cinations

Moving on – I was stuck between the kitschy cute appeal of Confectionery Candy Canes, Nanna endorsed knitwear (itchier looking the better!) and Holly 3D Detailing… and in the spirit of the season (get used to this), have it all. Then I’ll undo the top button on my pants, go find a soft surface to sleep off this GIGANTIC food coma… while gestating a Boxing Day Miracle. #NoRegerts #NoFibre #ChewYourFoodB!tch

Fabulous Von Raptor - Holly-cinations

Fabulous Von Raptor – Holly-cinations

This time of year was always when my fellow Raptor-Spawnlings would either be HORRENDOUSLY evil or HORRENDOUSLY sweet to one another – generally because you never knew what was coming next and if it was a “lull” or just general affection. Then BAM you’d be locked in a rabbits hutch, in the BLISTERING heat – at least I had company. Her name was Snowy and she enjoyed the way my hair smelt.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Holly-cinations

Fabulous Von Raptor – Holly-cinations

Big families during this time – it’s important to understand the pecking order and how to sidestep it. There is limited supply of everything! So stock up and have a table auction. Raptor A:“I’ll trade you this slice of fruit cake for that friand.” Raptor B:“Throw in that merriagne and you’ve got a deal!”

Fabulous Von Raptor - Holly-cinations

Fabulous Von Raptor – Holly-cinations

Get the look – Pinky and Thumb – white gold pearl base and finish with thin/thick diagonal lines. Middle and Index red opaque base, keep layering your knit cable design till it’s fully 3D. Feature, gold base with 3 red pearls in Holly formation and finish with a glitter leaf detail. Voila.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Holly-cinations

Fabulous Von Raptor – Holly-cinations

I have literally had people grabbing my hand all week with this look – more hand action than a teenager at Summer Camp… or so I hear, only summer camp I had was with my rabbit. LOL. Legit, people love this look – the 3D to Glitter just makes it POP.

Oh Deyam - 3D Holly Effect AND Glitter. Gurl, nearly too much!

Oh Deyam – 3D Holly / Knit Effect AND Glitter. Gurl, nearly too much! Mind Blown to Shimmery Pieces!

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

What’s your experiences with Season shenanigans and TOTAL lack of portion control or SELF CONTROL? 

I like to be Nude, Clearly.

Nude and Naked are VERY different. These are nude talons… if they were naked… they wouldn’t have anything on them. Or they would be all blurred. Lol.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

I’m getting a hold on this whole … wearablesituation – almost like a monkey that’s been trained to ride a bicycle. Fierce, functional, fabulous but not sure I want to be here! Nude is becoming my Jam and I mean like Jam ToastI am really enjoying myself. It is quite bready and isn’t a every-meal-time-meal. 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Speaking of guilty-starchy-pleasures… that I should limited my intake of – I used to have a “Potato Mash Fetish,” legit. As a teenager, when other raptors were given “Pizza Money“… I would make a Big-Ol-Bowl-A-Potato-Mash. What happened to additional funds, you ask? I it sunk into procuring a sweet pair of limited edition Pewter Dr. Marten 10 holes – just as they dropped. #TrendSetter #OMG #WhatAreThose #YesIAmThatOld

Fabulous Von Raptor - Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

And nearly 15 years on – I still have the F#$%ers, and NO before you ask… I have not worn them in. They have; however, ripped up enough of my heel skin to fully furnish, upholster, floor, wallpaper and roof a 3 bedroom house in the suburbs. If I was to wear them into the office tomorrow… I would loose 10 kilograms by the end of the day… in skin, blood and tears. Fashion, as I said before… is pain. Wet, gory, masochistic pain. I should also mention, during this time – I was begining to corset train… I sneezed, and thought I broke a rib – so that concept was promptly retired, along with my brainwave of having a bunji-jumping-phone-charging cable…I had a bunk bed, a cranky bunkmate and then too many black eyes for the idea to really seem worth while… but as a Goth, you never could tell.

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Fabulous Von Raptor – Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Get the Look – figure out your negative line work areas, paint around, add glitter, slap on some rhinestones – gloss/matte top coats, Voila. I made this super short, because you can really just have a go with this one – pretends it’s College. Add more glitter. Add more stones… Add more texture… AddExperiment *Sly Wink*

Fabulous Von Raptor - Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Fabulous Von Raptor – Semi Dragalicious Clearly Nude Glitter

Between the dusty pink and the nude peek-a-through, these are one of my favourite nudes – even though I think they would of looked MUCH better on longer talons. Sigh – soon, they will be back to their long lustrous length soon! 

Potatoes - Gods Food, NO REGERTS!

Potatoes are officially Ambrosia, The Food of the Gods! NO REGERTS! ONLY CARBS! DELICIOUS EMPTY CARBS!!!

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with carble-hym-drapes… when do you mostly indulge… is it alone, in your room … after everyone else is gone? It’s natural, it’s unnatural to share potato products, I don’t care what the Grocery Store Propagandists say!

Glitter Ruby Rose…

…for when gardening needs to be a little more, Fabulous.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Glitter Ruby Rose

Fabulous Von Raptor – Glitter Ruby Rose

As many of you already know – I am – Strayan. Which means, Darlings… Aussie Spring Time and BLOODY GARDENING all the trappings!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Glitter Ruby Rose

Fabulous Von Raptor – Glitter Ruby Rose

Inspired by this seasons new crop of weeds smothering my flowers and I do … adore Roses. They remind me of my late Raptor-Nan and all our shenanigans over the years. R.N. used to meticulously groom her luxurious blooms; Orange, Red, Pink and White and even planted some Blue Moon Roses (silvery smokey blue Motherf@#$ers).

Fabulous Von Raptor - Glitter Ruby Rose

Fabulous Von Raptor – Glitter Ruby Rose

Sadly, they never did bloom for a second season… having not meet our strict standards and were… dispatched like screaming teens in a 90’s slasher flick. WE KILLED THEM!!! Chopped them up and than fed them to the other survivors! #GardeningPlotTwist #ThusLifeNan

Fabulous Von Raptor - Glitter Ruby Rose

Fabulous Von Raptor – Glitter Ruby Rose

Raptor Spawnling like Nan-Raptor, strict… but consistent. Remember, Nature can be a Fickle Wenchdon’t underestimate her!  She’ll take you out in a second!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Glitter Ruby Rose

Fabulous Von Raptor – Glitter Ruby Rose

Get the look – red glitter Index and Middle. Pinky and Thumb matte red base with glossy black rose detailing. Ring is black matte, with white glossy roses. Keep redoing until you’re happy with the rose shaping… keep rejigging those ka-jiggers!

Fabulous Von Raptor - Glitter Ruby Rose

Fabulous Von Raptor – Glitter Ruby Rose

Love this look – it’s the right mix of full saturation colour, glitter and matte. Fairly wearable, would look fabulous with various outfits and such. Amaze. Heaps of comments on these little piggies! 

Graceful. Yet ... Deadly, Very Deadly. Somewhat forcefully!

Never, Never, Neverunderestimate … nature.  Can turn from Cute to Very Deadly. Somewhat forcefully! And Very Quickly!

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with gardening, roses and glitter… How many poor little lovely blooms have you SLAUGHTERED, you MONSTER!

Spooky Ghost Manicure

Tweak or Treat for all my Darlings. Hip-Hip Happy Halloween.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

Ghost, Ghouls and Dudes trapped behind my Talons – Oh my. I do love Halloween, good pranks, good excuse to dress like a COMPLETE Lunatic… I don’t like dressing like a hussy, tramp, or skank – as I’ve said before – I like dressing like the weirdest, most abstract ideas/characters, EVER.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

Get the look – layer some grey and black. Matte and Gloss. Seriously, layer… then layer… then layer more… Done.

Fabulous Von Raptor - Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor - Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor - Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

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Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor - Spooky Ghost Manicure

Fabulous Von Raptor – Spooky Ghost Manicure

If I did a cat ghost look - this would be the reverse side of the gel.

*Note* If I did do a Ghost-Cat look – this would be the reverse side of the gel application.

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with scary ghosts and ghouls talons… were your nails as terrifying to apply as they were for me? … Legit tricky. Or should I say – Trick or Treat.

Blood and Gold Stud

Blood red deliciousnessadded matte black and gold for more drama! 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Blood and Gold Stud

Fabulous Von Raptor – Blood and Gold Stud

On the Vampy side of wearable… monsterously appealing. I do adore this look, it reminds me of the studding used on old-school leather parlour arm chairs… the types in old manors… overrun with… creatures *dramatic thunder-clap*

Fabulous Von Raptor - Blood and Gold Stud

Fabulous Von Raptor – Blood and Gold Stud

Get the look: Cover all talons in opaque glossy blood red. Create a reverse French manicure/moontip with black matte contrasting the gloss. All other talons, cover in large and medium size gold studs… in a somewhat organised linear patterns… not too organised! 

Fabulous Von Raptor - Blood and Gold Stud

Fabulous Von Raptor – Blood and Gold Stud

Fabulous Von Raptor - Blood and Gold Stud

Fabulous Von Raptor – Blood and Gold Stud

Fabulous Von Raptor - Blood and Gold Stud

Fabulous Von Raptor – Blood and Gold Stud

Fabulous Von Raptor - Blood and Gold Stud

Fabulous Von Raptor – Blood and Gold Stud

Fabulous Von Raptor - Blood and Gold Stud

Fabulous Von Raptor – Blood and Gold Stud

Do

Do you like my claws, Darling… Did you tell anyone you were coming here? No… well, that’s fortunate… VERY fortunate.

Fabulous, x

So what you think, Darling?

Share your experiences with vampness… how many peasents did you lure to their doom? None. Well.. we shall have to work on that, my Thrall.