Calico

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.

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I’m more a puppy person…. but dogs stink too.  hahaha

 

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….That’s some no-chip polish design action going on….  🙂

Play time

I was thinking that Chicago was going to just skip right over Spring. But alas, the weather is starting to get some act right. FINALLY! And with the warming temperatures, I was feeling more playful…on my nails, at least. I started by chopping them off which is always like a fresh start and always seems to make nail art more fun for me. I am also seemingly way more productive. Then…..

A bunch of Essie colors and a couple OPI colors later…. along with some
dots with acrylic paint in: yellow, green, blue, pink and gray

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Cirque du Soleil

China Glaze collections make me happy. I picked up their “Cirque du Soleil – Worlds Away” collection last week.  Even the super bright happy colors seems totally winter appropriate to me. lol.  I guess I love a bright color no matter the season.

It already feels like a circus on my hands, and I only used three colors from the collection this time. Looks like the big top tent.

“Hanging In The Balance” (Blue)
Surreal Appeal” (Coral/Pink)
It’s A Trap-Eze” (Glitter in Milky Base)

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I think my favorite color is the melon/coral/pink color. (“Surreal Appeal”)  It’s so super warm and glowing!  Oh, and it looks amazing against my skin.  LOL.  So I LOVE it. 

I used “White on White” as a base for the glitter polish. (“It’s A Trap-Eze”)

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Yay for polish!!  Smile

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So, I know I’ve been pretty negligent in blogging…. but as you can see, I’ve been busy.  Lol. 

And I’m exhausted.  All my creative energy is drained, and I need to re-up.

I’m excited and anxious… and just trying to stay calm!!!  Smile This will definitely be a ride.  Hope you’ll join me… and stay tuned.

p.s.  my nails feel even more neglected than the blog.  I promise to pay more attention to both in just a second. 

The Red Blues…

Hey everyone!

I’m Duana, first time blogger, long time subscriber. I was introduced to Cheryl and her blog through the wonderful world of Twitter and have since fell in love with her nail art! But, enough about me, let’s talk polish.

I find myself picky in most aspects of life, and my nail polish is no different. A few years back, I tried the perfect red at my local nail salon; it was in OPI’s Christmas collection and I have been searching for it ever since.  None of the polishes I pick have ever come close, and it seems as if the perfect shade of red is about as elusive as a unicorn…hence, my red blues.

One day, as I was walking through my local Target, I stopped in the nail care section (as I often do) and found “Forever Yummy” by Essie.  It was beautiful in the bottle, but made a bunch of promises that it didn’t keep. I needed it to be a little brighter, like a true red/scarlet and not crimson.  It looks nice on my hands, but the red is a little too deep for me.  Check it out…

Essie “Forever Yummy”

It looks brighter in this picture than it actually is. I think it was the bright lights at the nail salon.

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This is how it actually looks…pretty, but not what I wanted.

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