Happy New Year!!! According to my ring finger, it’s almost midnight. :) Will you be going to any crazy New Year’s Eve parties? I’m not much of a partier myself. I’ll probably be falling asleep on the couch and go to bed about 12:01. When I was little I remember being at Grandma and Grandpa’s house for New Years and running outside banging pots and pans as soon as the clock struck 12:00.
Then there was the year when I was 17 I think and went to my city’s downtown celebration with a couple friends. A couple minutes before midnight I happened to run in to a guy from school who had made it no secret that he had had a crush in me since freshman year. I considered him a good friend, but didn’t return the mushy feelings (yet, he eventually grew on me. Nevermind that it took almost 4 years.) Anyway, he ditched his friends and was hanging out really close to me as midnight approached. I was really nervous he was going to try to kiss me so I hung close to my friend. He either got the point or chickened out. Whatever the reason, I was relieved.
Being that I don’t have any super exciting parties to go to, I stuck with a simple nail design as well. My base color is OPI DS Magic, which I just happened to be wearing anyway. I used OPI DS Radiance for my streamers and OPI Rainbow Connection for the confetti. For the clock I used China Glaze White on White and Nina Ultra Pro Punki Purple and a fine point Sharpie for the clock face. This is the first time I’ve ever tried a Sharpie on my nails. I learned you need to wait for your polish to be completely dry first. I wish it was a bit darker and more opaque, but am happy with the ease of use.
Happy 2012 everyone!
These striped polka dots were another sort of Christmas mani I wore in an effort to be festive. My dad took a good look at it and asked what it was. I told him it was just polka dots when my sister-in-law chimed in that it was Braille. Ha ha! That made me laugh. She’s quick that one.
This was inspired by a design I saw HERE. I love the colors they used, but wanted to make it Christmasy.
I used Color Club Reddy or Not and Orly Green Apple. Just like with most of the designs I do, I really liked this and want to play with other colors. I wore it for a couple days and it stayed on really well. I really didn’t have any chipping! Love when that happens!
This post has been a long time coming. Several awesome possum nail bloggers have nominated me for The Versatile Blogger award. Yay for me! Thank you, thank you so much Amanda @ Amandalandish, Chelsea @ Nailed: A Nail Polish Blog, Nicel @ Operation Nail It and PtiteMeve. Sorry it’s taken me so long to get to this. As a recipient I’m supposed to tell you seven random things about myself. Things like this are always difficult for me. I can never think of anything to say.
1- I HATE cucumbers, but love pickles.
2- I decorate cakes.
3- I’m can cut a freaking awesome paper snowflake!
4- I’m a very curious person.
5- I’m a major animal lover (except lately my cats are driving me crazy!)
6- I love, love, LOVE Johnny Depp. ♥ It all started with 21 Jump Street.
7- I also love Cyndi Lauper. She inspired my current hair style. No, I don’t have a checkerboard shaved in the side of my head. :)
Lastly, I’m supposed to pass this along to 15 other bloggers. Fifteen seems a little extreme to me and I really don’t want to leave anyone out or give it to anyone who doesn’t want to do it; so I won’t be passing it along to anyone for now. Thank you again for thinking of me ladies!
Ahhh… That was a nice couple of days off. My nails are naked at the moment and I must say I’m enjoying it a bit. I do have a few new things I want to show off though, so I’ll be back at it soon.
One of my favorite bloggers, Chalkboard Nails, did a mani like this with white and red. It reminded me of Minnie Mouse, but I loved it. This design was inspired by Sarah. I wore it to my husband’s work Christmas party. I started with Icing Glimmer, sponged on O.P.I. Outback Aphrodisiac, then dotted on more Glimmer until it faded back into itself. I think the face that Glimmer is a glitter camouflaged the fading effect a little as opposed to a creme finish. This mani didn’t last long though because there was some significant shrinkage. I don’t recall any shrinkage the last time I used Glimmer though. I want to do some experimenting and see if I can figure out a way to prevent that. It’s so frustrating when you’ve spent so much time on a cool design and it shrinks. Grrr! I loved this design and I will definitely play with it again. Thanks for being so creative Sarah!