Monday, September 29, 2014

Elegant Evening in Pearls

Another blog post titled with the name my co-worker, L, gave to this manicure. It's a pretty simple mani in terms of artwork - I started with a base of Nabi Holographic Purple, added a gradient of loose glitter to the tips, some rhinestones on the middle fingers, and a clear glitter polish on the thumbnails. Voila! "Elegant Evening in Pearls" was the result:

Friday, September 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Flowers!!

My birthday was back in July, and I absolutely adored the birthday card that my co-workers gave me. So much so that I did a manicure based on it that very weekend!

Isn't that pretty?! So many colors went into this manicure: the base white was Sinful Shine Wisp, but the rest of the polishes are in no particular order: Sinful Colors Happy Ending, Sinful Shine Bananappeal, Avon Absinthe, Orly What's the Password, Above the Curve Wisteria, and I used both Girly Bits Street Magic and a little bitty Bon Bons clear glitter polish (no name on the bottle) to mimic the sparkle-shine on the card. Here's a blurry pic to show off that glitter:

And here's the rest of the nails!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Belated Independence Day

As the title of the post suggests, this is the manicure I did for the Fourth of July. Not much else to say, but enjoy!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Frosty French

My lack of words over the last few months also meant that I didn't always write down what polishes I used for some manicures. If there's a manicure that shows up in the next few weeks that you just have to know what polish is used, let me know, and I can probably narrow them down to at least a few if not the exact ones I used, but at the moment I'm typing this up on my lunch hour and my polish stash is at home. :P

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mocha Marble

This manicure was done with a watercolor technique, but my co-worker L named it Mocha Marble, and since it does look kind of like marbled stone, I stuck with it. :)

I think I started with a white base, but the polishes used for the colors are Joe Fresh Mocha, Chian Glaze Kalahari Kiss, NYC Mulberry Street, Elevation Polish Temperance, and Sinful Colors Coffee. I have no more words to add to this one, so bring on the pretties!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Water Marbling in Color Combo 54

If anybody besides my co-workers notices such things, I apologize for the lack of posting for the last few months. I've still been doing my nails once or twice a week, and taking pictures, but the social spoons required to add words to these posts have been extremely absent. My then-17-year-old son moved in with us in January, and he graduated high school in early June. Since then, the stress level in my home went up by quite a bit, as he never managed to get a summer job, and so was in the house, with the husband and the littler kids, nearly 24/7. Not that he's a bad kid, but adding an adult male who is an essential stranger into an existing household is stressful, no matter how well you get along with the guy and how much you love him!

Well, he started college and moved into the dorm about three weeks ago, and I'm finally getting my typing fingers into gear and starting to post again. The oldest mani I have in my drafts is a watermarble. I had no particular color in mind, so I browsed and found a batch I liked.

So, I found the four polishes in my stash that came the closest to those four colors: Sinful Shine Break Away, Sinful Shine Alfresco, Barielle Aura Angora, and Wet N Wild Sunny Side Up. I really don't have a color that actually matches that pale peach in the middle, but I did my best. And now for the resulting watermarble!

Except for the accidental double-dipping of the ring finger, which actually looks pretty artistic, this ended up being the best watercolor I've done to date, I believe.

I did accidentally double-dip a finger on my right hand as well, though this time it was the middle finger.

And after that, it's just the pretty pictures...