Flowers

The One With the Blue Serendipity Polish Flowers....Again

9:00:00 AM


Hey all!  How are you all doing on this fine Thursday??  I've been super busy that I'm shocked that I'm actually getting this post up.  Yesterday we got a whole heck of a lot of rain, which caused quite a little mess.  Standing water inside is never a good thing.  Now I just saw on the news that it's supposed to rain heavy again today and Friday.  I feel like crying.  Let's all take a minute and say a prayer that the rain isn't as horrible as it was the other day.  Plus we have our annual family picnic outdoors on Saturday, so I need the sun!

Today's manicure is a re-creation of one I did a year or so ago using some of my beloved Serendipity Polish's.  You have no idea how much I miss this brand.  One coat and two coat creams that dried super fast and didn't chip.  Ughhhh how I miss them!

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • Serendipity Polish - We Run This Beach
  • Serendipity Polish - Vitamin Sea
  • Serendipity Polish - Hike & Be Happy
Absolutely love We Run This Beach.  Two coats for this polish, but well worth it.  Different consistency compared to my other Serendipity loves.  I wish I had more than one bottle of this polish since it's my favorite shade of blue.  You can never have too many bottles of this color, let alone one that's perfect.



Part of me likes last year's design better than this one.  Then the other part of me likes this one.  This one seems a little more balanced, if that makes sense.  Hmmm whatever.

What do you think?  Like this design?

Until next time, <3.

Flowers

The One With the OPI Daisies

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  The weekend got away from me and I never posted yesterday.  I'm going to try to fit two more posts in this week.  Of course it's a busy week with the annual family picnic this Saturday.  Part of me is excited, but part of me wants it over because I'm tired of the whole planning.  Oh well, let's just hope the weather holds out since it's supposed to pour all week.

Today's design is actually a re-creation of one that I used to do on one of my resident's nails.  She recently passed away and it was quite a tough time for myself and the other staff members at the facility.  She was such a cutie who had the brightest smile.  She would bead bracelet's and crochet all the time.  I'm so happy to have numerous bracelets and my very own blanket made by her.  Things I will hold near and dear to my heart for a long time.

Anyways, she used to love her mauve/dark rose polishes and she loved when I painted daisies on her nails.  So for her funeral, I did the same.  Let's take a look.


Colors Used:
  • OPI - Just Lanai-ing Around
  • Acrylics
This is such a pretty polish.  I bought it a few years ago, and I don't think I've actually used it before this manicure.  Maybe just once.  Now I'm thinking about all the polishes that I own and haven't used yet.....goodness.  Anyways, this polish covers completely in two coats and has a subtle shimmer to it.  It's quite lovely.



I really did love how this manicure turned out.  I cannot wait to paint my lovely lady's nails again one day in heaven.  Until then, I'll be painting my nails, wearing her beads, and lounging in the blanket.

Until next time, <3.

Birthday

The One With My Birthday Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world and Happy Friday!!!  I apologize for my lack of posting but it's been a busy few weeks.  I just sat down to edit photos and realized I have about 6 or so to share with you.  Kind of crazy I got this behind, but it makes sense, my life has been crazy.  I've been painting, just haven't been posting.  I also didn't post because Wednesday was my 30th birthday!!!  Ahhh, cannot believe I'm 30!

So, today I'm sharing with you my birthday manicure!  This year I wasn't going to do one because my week was beyond crazy and I had a plain swatch most of the week.  Late Tuesday I decided to throw the cupcake and polka dots onto the base.  Sure the tips are worn, but I thought it was too cute not to share.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • ORLY - Purple Crush
  • INM - Northern Lights
Okay, here's my problem with this manicure.  Why is ORLY Purple Crush, called Purple Crush?!  Am I the only one who doesn't see purple when they look at this polish?!  I see a pink/magenta polish.  Despite the name, the polish is gorgeous.  Applied perfectly in two coats and dried super fast.  I decided to add INM Northern Lights because, well how could you not?!



What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?  Do you know why this is called Purple Crush?

Until next time, <3.

China Glaze

The One With the China Glaze Palm Trees

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today?  It's Sunday and the weekend is almost over.  We are also entering my birthday week!!  I'm going to be 30....ahhhh.  Cannot believe that I'm this old.  Some days I feel it, other days I don't.  It's weird to me that I'm working an adult job, living an adult life.  Other days I feel like I'm still a kid and just got out of high school.  Being this age is....odd.

Well it's supposed to be in the 90s today, with of course high humidity.  Forever and always my favorite weather.  Can you sense the sarcasm in that?  I'm happy when it's warm out, but not happy when it's humid.  It's hard to breath, I feel like I can never cool down, and I'm just all around miserable.

So since it's warm and humid like it is in the tropics, it only makes sense that I share a tropical palm tree manicure using some of my bright China Glaze neons.  Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • China Glaze - Bite Me
  • China Glaze - What I Like About Blue
  • Serendipity Polish - Holoday Lights
  • INM - Northern Lights
Kind of fabulous, isn't it?  I am in LOVE with the the dry brush background underneath the palm trees.  I cannot remember who originally created this look, but I know I was inspired by someone.  I kind of hate that I didn't write it down.  Regardless, I started off with a base of white polish, then went through with Bite Me and What I like About Blue and did a quick dry brush design.  I then added a quick top coat of INM Northern Lights to blend the dry brush and tie in the sparkle of the pinkie accent nail.  Plus, Bite Me has a weird formula, so I needed to put a top coat of Northern Lights over that because it looked kind of bubbly.  Who knows, that might have been due to the humidity also.



Super happy with how my palm trees turned out.  Sometimes when I paint them they do not look at all like a palm tree.  These turned out perfectly.  You can see the little palm leaves, they fit perfectly on the nail.  Happy nail artist here.

What do you think?  Like this fun summer look?  Something a little different?

Until next time, <3.