Happy New Year!!
For New Year’s Eve, I felt like my nails wanted “Go Big Or Go Home”…. and that meant shine bright like a diamond!! I needed glitz and glitter.
So I pulled out silver iridescent loose glitter in two sizes.
It turned out better than I even imagined. And I loved them.
They were the best party accessory ever.
I love my nails… really I do.
But…. I was sitting at my desk yesterday and typing. All of a sudden I just got an OVERWHELMING urge to just chop my nails off.
They were kinda in the way. :-/
So, I did. And though I might miss them, they are gone. For now. :-)
“Kiss Me On My Tulips” – OPI
Back to some “regular” polish. And faster typing speed. And productivity from not being so dainty and prissy with my hands. LOL
At least for a little while.
Every time I look at my nails it makes me think of Autumn in a pumpkin patch.
no chip polish for the base color
regular polish for the design.
I felt creatively stumped the past week. I was absolutely lazy too… ended up polishing my nails three different colors.
kinda random but they were all in the same family so it probably looked purposeful. it wasn’t.
and since I am not quite ready to cut my nails off yet, I couldn’t pin down any nail art that excited me enough to polish….
then. this happened.
i can never deny the call for a french manicure. I love this look. especially at this nail length. but of course, I couldn’t be too standard. I tossed in a black tip or two in there. :-)
No chip, of course. It’s gotta last. *fingers crossed* :-)
Inspiration is so interesting.
I have had this photo album for over a decade and a half, I’m sure.
…front facing photo is older than that. SMH (OMG I AM OLD – the horror!!)
I see it every time I am in my living room.
…..and all of a sudden, I wanted something similar on my nails.
Base of a white no-chip polish. I used a variety of “regular” OPI and butter London polishes for the colored “bricks”.
I hope that this lasts on my nails for a couple of weeks – I really like all the colors.
I remember first learning about “calico” from my grandparents’ cat.
Oddly, I liked that cat….. but I no longer possess that sentiment about animals.
I don’t hate them, I guess…. but I don’t want them around me. I don’t like animal hair… or dander. I’m allergic.
I’m more a puppy person…. but dogs stink too. hahaha
….That’s some no-chip polish design action going on…. :-)
That is what my brain cells have been doing for the past month or so.
I cut my nails off.
And while I have been enjoying the level of productivity that occurs each time I “start over” on my nail growth, I haven’t decided on any nail art that I even want on my nails right now. It feels almost weird.
I have been seeing a lot of nude colored nails recently. And I’m loving the clean, non-contrasting look of them all.
I started with a little pink… gelish – “Pink Smoothie”
Then Autumn came:
ibd Just Gel – “ Fall Forward”
Now, I’m just a pretty blank canvas of gelish – “Little Princess”
just looks barely there.