It's Raining, It's Pouring...

12:31:00 PM

I'm not sure about you, but I hate thunderstorms.  There is something about them, especially at night, that really freak me out.  Maybe it's the brightness that lights up the whole dark room, or the loud noises that wake me up...I don't know, I just hate them.  Rain though, I love.  Give me a nice rain storm, especially at night, and I'm the happiest of happy.  Nothing is more calming than the sound of rain on a roof top.

Miss Gabi (@RubyStein79) loves rain as well.  She's jealous because where I live we seem to get tons of it this time of year, and well she gets none.  We got into a conversation on Twitter about rain, storms, etc, and I decided I was going to paint some storm nails!  It was perfect timing too, because yesterday we had a random rogue thunderstorm, complete with quarter sized hail.

Here's what I came up with.  Of course it was sunny when I took the pictures lol.  Ignore the edges, cleaning the black polish up was a royal PAIN and of course I ended up taking some polish off all together.  To take the pictures, I touched those areas up with a Sharpie.  Can you guess which nails I did that with??

Colors Used:

  • Base
    • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
  • Clouds
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
    • Pure Ice - Kiss Me Here
  • Rain
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
    • Sinful Colors - Sweet Dreams
    • Sally Hansen xTreme Wear - Blue Me Away!
For the clouds and rain, I did my favorite technique, the marble dots!  I've used these for my Lilac Nails and Rubber Duckie Nails.  I originally put on plain grey clouds, but I was not happy.  To do the marble dots, you drip a few drops of the color polishes you want to use on a plate, then take your dotting tool and dip it into both colors.  Dot on the plate a few times until you get the marbled look you want.  

I think it made the clouds look super cool and just like those scary clouds that come out of no where!  Like these that brought all the hail yesterday.  Literally, the dark clouds were eating up the white fluffy ones and pretty blue sky.

Do you like storms?? Why do you like them?  Do you also hate black nail polish as much as I do?

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  1. Cute! Nope, I don't like storms at all! I'm not a black polish lover either.

  2. I love Thunderstorms, we get them almost every day during the summer. I think they are kinda romantic and cool. I LOVE this manicure though!!! It's so fun!! Thanks for the cool idea!!! ;)

  3. I love Thunderstorms, we get them almost daily during the Summer months. I think they are kinda romantic and cool! I don't like if the weather gets worse than that though. I do like black polish too. I think it has many different qualities to it that are great and it is versatile for different manicures!
    Thanks for the great post!

  4. Oh these are adorable!

    I really hate thunderstorms. It's been raining like crazy here in the south. I especially hate driving in bad weather and at night if I'm driving. Ugh.

  5. I don't mind storms but here we never get damaging hail or anything. It's just kinda windy and super rainy which is cool. I don't mind thunderstorms but we get them so infrequently that it's just a novelty.
    I feel ya on black nail polish. Also dark blue!! Whenever I do black I try to keep it sooo far from my cuticles. It kinda stains them or just gets caught under them and they never clean up!! Grr. Too bad cuz thats the polish I wear the most as a base, etc. Cult Time Traveler is a perfect navy but dang it makes a mess if you let it get on your cuticles. :(
    I already told you this but those clouds and the rain and everything looks awesome! I was wondering how you made the clouds look so perfect and dimensional!!! I need to get some dotting tools. You just can't do the same stuff w a toothpick. :( Awesome job!!

  6. Very cute! I am one of those that loves the sound of thunder and rain though.

  7. What a cute design! I LOVE the clouds! What a neat technique.


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