When did this become important? From bra & panty sets….. to socks…. to belts & shoes.
I don’t even know when I started… or when I started caring. But, I had to do it.
yep, they match….. at least for today. lol.
China Glaze “Sea Spray”
topcoat “Northern Lights” – gold holographic glitter
look at that holo glow!
after a morning mani… on the way to work
I love this combination. It is such a light and nude display… but so whimsical and intriguing. One of those manicures that doesn’t call attention to itself, but when you catch a glimpse, you’re taken.
Love Letters is polish that is the equivalent of a whisper. So soft.
Pictures can’t do the holographic flakies in Shine of the Times justice.
So if you’re not into bright colors or wild and crazy nail art…. this one is for you. Finished and fancy.
China Glaze “Love Letters”
Essie Luxeffects “Shine of the Times”
I think I have finally organized my “workspace” for my polish. Here’s where I sit to unwind and paint.
I purchased a nail polish rack from the beauty supply store for my desk – I think it was $23 (maybe $28?? don’t remember)… should hold 60 bottles but because OPI polishes are “fat” only 11 fit on each level, but 12 Sinful Colors fit on each, so I managed to fit 59 bottles on this rack.
Last night someone asked me how many polishes I owned. I didn’t really know…. so at the time I said maybe about 100. So today I counted…. the ones that were out…. and not including the nail art polishes…. nor including basecoats and top coats:
That sounds like too many…. but it doesn’t even seem like that much when I’m sitting in front of them. It does, however, explain why I don’t mind doing my nails basically every day though. lol.
Here’s where I keep the other bottles and more nail art supplies. I have to keep everything in view and easily accessible.
I found the cutest expandable rack… probably created for spices or something, at Target, for about $15.
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It’s a nice rack too. It has non-slip gripping pads so keeps the polish stable. I can fit 2 rows of polish on each level, so it holds a good amount of polish. Keeps them neatly organized and accessible.
So that’s how and where I keep my polish.
What I want more than anything right now is just a REALLY good restful night of sleep. The resting part of the evening has been evasive this week.
I’m tired. Not all that sleepy, but my body (and mind) want rest!
“Black on Black”,“Midnight Blue”, “Out of This World”, “Pull Over”
The base color is black, then I sponged on the midnight blue from the middle to the tip of the nail, and then sponged the silver on the tips…. After that, I added the crescent moons, stars and a couple of “zzz’s”…
that one star looks like a snowflake… and well, it IS snowing outside again, lol. So, it’s alllll good.
Now it’s time for me to go to bed!
had to get rid of the snowflake:
My plan was to use a topcoat of Essie’s “As Gold As It Gets”. And I’m certain it will be pretty if I ever get around to doing it….. but something in my soul just prevented me from marring this beautiful polish. I couldn’t do it.
There is just something about a pretty red nail…(ask Our Painted World’s hubby )
Essie “First Dance”
Stop signs have been lingering in my thoughts. I had to get my vehicle emissions test done, and get my license plate renewal sticker. I guess traffic stuff has just been on my mind.
When I looked up a stop sign image online, I came across this website with the history of stop signs. Interesting.
and an image:
Sinful Colors “Ruby Ruby” & “Pull Over”
Stripes are NOT my friend.
I clearly got hoodwinked into attempting stripes…again. lol. I tried. The light pink lines weren’t showing up so I tried to add dark pink lines…. I can’t say that helped though.
I’m never giving up my dots. NEVER.
OPI “You Don’t Know Jacques!”
p.s. Duana, I hate stripes…. at least until I can paint them nicely. haha