Summer Time

Summer Time

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So I did a craft project which required spray adhesive. The only way to get it off my hands was nail polish remover, which of course meant I had to redo my nails!

(Turquoise) “New Bohemian”, by Color Club – Big Lots (I think)
(Pink) “Timbleberry” , by Sinful Colors – Walgreens.

Turquoise and Pinks

Turquoise and Pinks

So these are last weeks nails. I am so behind!
First we have a turquoise with a gold accent on the ring finger. I had several people ask me if the gold “ring” finger was significant. Sadly, no.
New Bohemian – Color Club; Seashell – L.A. Colors

turquoise w gold

Next we have a pre-Valintine Day pink gradient. Very fun (and easy) and I got several compliments.

pink ombre
Sinful Colors – Easy Going
Wet ‘n Wild – Tickled Pink
China Glaze – Pool Party
Sinful Colors – Timbleberry
China Glaze – Caribbean Temptation

 

And these are my little piggies for this past week. The ink sparkle didn’t spread as much as I thought it would; it sort of clumped and you can’t see as much of the black as I’d like. But it still looks nice.

sparked black creme

Wet ‘n Wild – Black Creme and Sparked

Turquoise Sparkle

Turquoise Sparkle

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So this is the winner of my last poll. Thanks to the two of you who voted. I’ve gotten several compliments on them already. The color with the sparkle really pops! I think I’ll do the purple mutes with the sparkle accent next. But not until this one is done, I really like it. 🙂

Happy Birthday Star Trek!!

Happy Birthday Star Trek!!

This Saturday, September 8, is the 46th birthday of the television series Star Trek. I am a very big Trekkie, and yes, I have attended conventions in costume. But I try to keep in classy. I have always been a Star Trek fan, ever since I was a kid. I love the way they adapted literature (Homar, Shakespeare) to the genre, and dealt with big issues like race, government oversight, and parental rights. And there’s also space battles, time travel paradoxes, and aliens. 🙂

So my nail design this week paid homage to this illustrious anniversary. The thumb has one of the phrases used in the title sequence of the original series as well as the second series (The Next Generation). The complete phrase, “To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before.”

The pointer is a freehand of the original Star Trek logo. It’s freehand, so please allow some design leeway. 🙂

My other three nails represent the three uniform colors on the show, gold, red, and blue. And by the way, only one red-shirt ended up with injuries. The black tip got smudged when I put on the top coat. But other than that they are both still alive.

Fortune favors the bold (Virgil). So Go Boldly!

And may the Great Bird of the Galaxy bless your travels!

Just for Prettys

Just for Prettys

I saw a color combo on pinterest and I thought it looked classy but quirky. All the colors are classy on their on, but together they add a bit fun. Now I have to say when I first saw the picture I thought there were two different blues. It wasn’t until I went to the website that I read that it was one color. But I like mine. 🙂 Even if I didn’t add any sparkles. And I used my next blue (the New Bohemian).

 

If you click on the picture of my inspiration, below, it will take you to the website it originally comes from, which has some really nice ideas.

And these were the colors I used.

Pink – Timbleberry (Sinful Colors)

Purple – Battery Park Purple (NYC Color)

Turquoise – Greek Isles (Sinful Colors)

Lite Blue – New Bohemian (Color Club)

Wear Your Artwork

Wear Your Artwork

Ok, I’ve done it again. I have taken my nail design inspiration from a piece of clothing. This time it’s from my favorite maxi dress I bought last year. When I saw this dress in the store, I immediately fell in love with the colors and the design of the material. It just looked like someone had taken an abstract painting and made it into a dress. It’s super comfortable, but looks great for an evening out or an afternoon lunch.

So my for my nails, I painted color blocks by painting half the nail in different colors, alternating long-ways, and short-ways. I was going to use tape to ensure straight lines, but decided straight lines weren’t all that important to the look. It also meant I didn’t have to wait for each layer to be completely dry before adding the next color. The final touch, and what really made it look like the dress was the black lines on top of the color blocks. I am so happy with the way this turned out! It looks exactly like the inspiration. One of my favorite parts of doing my own nails is throughout the day, when I catch a glimpse of my nails and they make me smile.  I love that feeling, because it’s a mixture of “It turned out like I planned,” and “I look pretty!”

Thanks Dad for taking the pictures, they came out awesome, as always. ❤

Colors:  Ruby Ruby (red by Sinful Colors), Purple Pizzazz Frost (purple by N.Y.C.), New Bohemian (turquoise by Color Club), Times Square Tangerine Creme (orange by N.Y.C.), Lexington Yellow (yellow by N.Y.C.), Black Creme (black by Wet n Wild).

Classy and Funky and Fun!

Classy and Funky and Fun!

I saw this on Pinterest, but the picture was really small and the website only had the one picture. So it took me awhile to figure out the color sequence. I thought it looked so sophisticated and classy, but fun and funky at the same time.

The colors (starting from the right hand pinky) Nirvana – Sinful Colors, Nomadic in Nude – Color Club, Blazed – Wet ‘n Wild, New Bohemian – Color Club, Shabby Drab – Color Club.

I also redid my toes, because the rhinestones didn’t survive my shoes. I saw this sparkley pattern for fingers, but I thought it would look great on piggys. The white is Snow Me White by Sinful Colors, with a topcoat of sparkles. So much glitter!