Sunday, April 27, 2014

Old Fashioned Roses

This is the second manicure that my co-worker L named. She called it "Happy Forties". However, I decided to call the post "Old Fashioned Roses". I did promise, however, that I would always share her titles with whoever was reading, whether I choose to title the post something else or not.

This mani is based on one by IG@lovely_polish that I found on Pinterest.

I recreated it this manicure completely with Sinful Shine polishes. I picked up a bunch of new ones a few weeks back, and within a few days I had done this manicure. (As I've said many times, untrieds don't stay that way long on my desk!)

The base blue is a gorgeous spring shade called Alfresco. I used Wisp for the white, and then Devious for the red, In The Limelight is the green leaves, and I think I mixed Wisp and Devious to make the pink, since I don't have a pink Sinful Shine in my stash list.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Shamrock Day

Proof that I have been taking pictures of all my manicures, even though I've terribly remiss about typing up my nail art posts - yes, this is actually my St. Patrick's Day manicure.

The green is Zoya Logan. The gold...well, I have written down three different Sinful Colors names and I have no idea which one or ones I used! The ones on my list are All About You, Let's Meet, and This Is It.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Spring Curtains through a Window Frame

My co-worker, L, has decided that she is going to name all of my manicures. I was really just going for plaid with this nail art, but she decided that the blue and light brown looked like curtain fabric behind the dark brown window frame, so the blog title was born.

The base color for the designed nails is Color Club Take Me To Your Chateau, and the plain nails are Barielle Aura Angora. Also used on the designs are Cherimoya Vernis Classique Cappucino and Primark Beuaty Neon Blue.

My left thumbnail decided to smudge the next morning even though it had been dry before I went to bed the night before. It was fine when I woke up, but after getting ready for work, the polish had smooshed itself back. I smoothed it out as best I could, but the closeup pics are tattletales!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Peep Peep!

My co-worker, E, is a weeeee bit obsessed with Peeps. Not that she eats a lot of them, but she thinks they look adorable. So around this time of year she starts putting a few packages on her front desk as a display. And gradually, over the course of a few weeks, more start showing up. Because they come in a whole rainbow of colors, don't you know? So if she starts with pink, yellow, and blue, then someone will show up with a package of green. And someone else will find a package of rabbits instead of chicks. This year, I found orange for her when she had the rest of the rainbow but was only missing the orange. Then people started bringing in the new flavors... I printed up a sign for her, even, with three sides to it so she can change what it says. One side says, "Talk to my Peeps!" The second says, "Have your Peeps call my Peeps...", and the third declares that "Peeps who need Peeps are the happiest Peeps around!"

This is the current display as it was the Friday before Easter. Bwahahahaha! Beware the Peeps!! And if you don't already know where I work, there's one clue in this picture.

So I declared to all and sundry that this manicure was "for E..." when I showed it off. I'm sure you can clearly see why...

I even did my best to match the font in the logo! I did Peeps on my thumbs and middle fingers (given the dimensions of Peep chicks, I needed width more than length for these) and the rest of the fingers have decorated eggs. Now, in my family, eggs usually get decorated for the spring equinox, but I'm happy with this manicure any time of the year.

I used Sinful Shine Wisp and Alfresco for the background colors, and all the various details were done in those as well as Pragmatic, In The Limelight, Dark Room, Break Away, Bananappeal, and Sinful Colors Over It. I just haven't picked up a Sinful Shine pink yet, apparently. But then I have to consciously decide I'm missing a pink shade and go look for it, because I don't buy pinks 'just because'. I hate pink. :P

As I said, Easter's not my holiday, but I thought it was the appropriate day for these to be posted for everybody else. Enjoy!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Magically Delicious

I have no words for this one. I had no plan for it at all. I just felt like green and didn't feel like working too hard on the nail art. The base color is Wet N Wild Stand the Test of Lime, followed by a layer or two of Girly Bits Magically Delicious.

I used OPI Live and Let Die and Suzi Loves Cowboys for the design details, and I was done!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Green and Blue Dots...or Bubbles?

I know, it's been over a month since I posted. I have almost a dozen blog posts sitting in draft format with edited pictures just waiting for me to type some words to go with them. Pitiful, ain't I? ^_^

And I apparently didn't write down which polishes I used for this one, so you'll just have to enjoy the dotticured pretties, but I can make some guesses. That background green is likely Sinful Shine Amazonian, or perhaps Zoya Logan, but I got the Amazonian more recently, so I'm more likely to have used it. I seldom have untried polishes for more than a week before they get put on my nails!! The pale blue dots are most likely Color Club Take Me To Your Chateau, but I'm having a hard time figuring out what the sheer blue glitter is. I'll take a look through my stash when I get home (I'm typing at lunch from work!) and edit this if I find it from the swatch sticks rather than my stash list. :)