Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

So I found a great Pinspiration from Kerruticles. You should check out their site.

I made a first attempt with colors I already had, but it really didn’t jive with me. My orange wasn’t right. Kerruticles called their’s “Saffron” and I didn’t have one that really matched, it was just an orange. Well, I found one as well as the right shade of yellow. I was much happier with my 2nd attempt.

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First Attempt:

Two middle finger received a coat of “French White”, by Nina Ultra Pro. Pointer and Pinkie fingers painted with “Courtney Orange”, by Sinful Colors. Thumb painted with “Mister Pookies”, by AILA (ipsy). Stripes on Middle fingers created using “Seashell”, by L.A. Colors, “Courtney Orange” and “Mister Pookies.”

Second Attempt:

Middle Fingers received same “French White” base coat. Stripes created using “Mellow Yellow”, by Sally Hansen, Xtreme Wear (New), “Burnt Orange”, by NYC (New), and “Mister Pookies. Pointer and Pinkies painted using “Burnt Orange”, while thumb stayed “Mister Pookies”.

Day 12 – Stripes

Day 12 – Stripes

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Do Day 12 was stripes. I really liked the Pinspiration I found as it was autumn themed as well as went with The Challenge.
I did a base coat of “Gold Medal”, by Sinful Colors to give my gold glitter a background. Otherwise the glitters tend to not show up very well. Then “Dizzy”, by L.A. Colors, which is my medium glitter. I have a fine, medium and coarse glitter variants. I gave it a little while to dry then put on my artist tape and did two coats of “Red-ail Gypsy “, by Color Club.
It was a little rough up close, but from the end of my arm it looked greart!

Fight for the Fallen

Fight for the Fallen

On July 19 of this year, I lost my best friend. She was my confidant, my encourager, my challenger, my teacher. She was my mother.

My mom, Marieli Peak, died due to metastatic breast cancer, which requires constant treatment and has one of the highest mortality rate. We have fought 4 four battles over 9 years. This time her body could take no more.

If you take nothing else from this post, please, please, PLEASE, get your annual check up and make sure you find out as soon as possible. Educate yourself. Click the logo to go to the MBCN to learn more or to donate to the organization.

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“French White”, by Nina Ultra Pro

“Tickled Pink”, by wet ‘n wild

“Fuchsia Power”, by Sally Hansen Xtreme wear

“Sparkled”, by wet ‘n wild

Day 10 – Gradient

Day 10 – Gradient

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This one was fun. Though gradients tend to be a tad messy.
I saw this idea on Pinterest and I really took a shine to it. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out.
I used the glue technique to keep my fingers from getting all messy. It worked really well. Plus I get the added fun of pulling glue off my fingers. Always liked doing that as kid.

Red-ial Gypsy, by Color Club
Black Creme, by Wet ‘n Wild

Day 8 – Metalics

Day 8 – Metalics

So I decided to just keep this one simple. I just used my two basic metals, gold and silver, and just alternated them from right to left.
By the way, those nail decals were a pain to get off of the nails. Took about 10+ cotton balls. Yikes.
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Sally Hansen Hard as Nails, “Pumping Iron” (I like to think of it as adamantium)
Sinful Colors, “Gold Medal”

Day 7 – White (and black)

Day 7 – White (and black)

Did you know I have two different whites? I can’t tell the difference.
Color Club is called “French Tip ” and Nina is called “French White”.

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Day 7 – Black & White
I went through several designs before choosing these overlays. I was given these as a gift and I’ve used the other style a couple times. I decided to use up one.
My mother taught me to not “save” things for that “one day”, but to make every day special. So I’m trying to use things I’ve put off.

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