Oriental Garden

Oriental Garden

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So tonight my sister and her husband came over for dinner. We did Chinese food at her request. After dinner she asked if I could do her nails and she wanted to try one of the Jamberry samples. She chose one and we picked out a color from the pattern to highlight. 
One thing I found with doing only one nail in the Jamberry is you want to do the nail you don’t use the most. For example, I often use my pointer finger to pick at things like tape or stickers. This wears the Jamberry, so like I said, you might want to chose a non-utensil nail.

Pink nail polish: Fuchsia Power, by Sally Hansen Xtreme wear.

In Memory

In Memory

My mom used to get an Ipsy subscription. I’ve since taken it over, but the last bag from her came a few days ago. There was a purple nail polish in it. It made me think if one of my favorite Bible verses.

 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31

As a Christian, I don’t typically believe in coincidences. The purple nail polish, coupled with another item in the bag, to me were one of those little proofs in this world that my Father not only loves me, but cares for my hurts and my sorrows.

Withhold not your tender mercies from me, O Lord: let your loving-kindness and your truth continually preserve me. Psalm 40:11

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“Mister Pookies”, by AILA

If You Don’t Try…

If You Don’t Try…

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So I took a break from my 30 Day Challenge. It has been so long because my family has has a very difficult last fee weeks. About 4 weeks ago my Mom passed away from complications due to breast cancer. I thankful everyday that this amazing woman was a Child of Jesus and I will see her again someday. It hurts, but there is a Peace that passes understanding.
So a I was not quite ready to continue my 30 Day, but a new friend gave me some Jamberry samples and those are what I’ve done.

Nail polish, “Greek Isles” by Sinful Colors.

Day 3 – Yellow

Day 3 – Yellow

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismay, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  -Isaiah 41:10

I know I write a nail blog, but it’s been a difficult week and My Father is with me and I wanted to share The Comforter with you. Now the nails.

Today I was babysitting and we did nails. It was…interesting. You paint the nails of 3 four year olds (and a 10 yr old) and see how you do. Each of them chose some form of sparkle and one had me do a heart on each nail. Each in a different color. But they also repeatedly said they loved it. :-)

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For me, it’s on to Day 3- Yellow. The Pinspiration I found has polka dots which are so easy and yet so pretty.

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I will not list all the colors I used on the girls. Not only because it’s an exhaustive list, but because there were so many I can’t remember.
Here are mine:
Yellow: China Glaze, “Happy Go Lucky”
Black: Wet ‘n Wild, “Black Creme”.

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Day 2 – Orange

Day 2 – Orange

So I started my day 2, which is orange. I did a gradient nail, which I only ever tried once before and didn’t turn out very well. What I discovered was that you have to get the right sponge. You need one that is not very dense. It went very well, though a little messy. It did require a tad bit of clean up.

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As you can see it requires some work around the edges. But it turned out great. I didn’t feel like doing the sparkle void heart, so I just did a layer of sparkle on an accent nail. It works.

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Colors:
White: Nina Ultra Pro, “French White”
Orange: Sally Girl, “Pumpkin”
Sparkle: Pure Ice, “Dazzle Me”

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