Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Waterfalls In The Nude

Hey, hey, hey!! I told you I'd be back! I've had a cold and have lost my voice so typing this is kind of nice since I feel like I can finally communicate for once! Of course at work, clients RARELY every call me but as soon as I lost my voice, the phone was ringing off the hook! Then the clients wouldn't leave a message so I didn't know who it was that called and I couldn't email them to let them know. One of them decided to contact my boss to say I wasn't getting back to her - UGH, really? I didn't get in trouble or anything but I had some annoyed clients.

Today I was finally able to talk on the phone but I sound like someone who has been smoking for 632 years! 

Anywho - on to much better things! This mani that I have for you is one of my favorites. I just had to try the waterfall mani so I started with a base of Essie Sand Tropez. This is seriously my favorite nude. It's tough to choose between this and Zoya Flynn but I think the Sand Tropez is more of a true nude and matches my skintone a little better. 

The waterfall was done using China Glaze - Peachy Keen, Sweet Hook and Dance Baby. I also used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Mint Sorbet and then I added a touch of China Glaze - Fairy Dust. I seriously love Fairy Dust, it is the PERFECT touch of glitter to go on top of a nail art design. It's not too overpowering that it obscures the design which is really important!


Looking at these photos, I'm really missing my fingernails being this long but it's honestly just too dry right now. If I grow them much past my tips, they just curl really bad at the corners and then want to peel and break so better short than sorry!!!

Seriously guys, if you haven't tried this technique, give it a go! It's super easy and the color combinations are truly endless! The best part - it's quick and precision is not required!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Comeback...Of Sorts

Ummm, hi? My name is Lindsey...we've met. Don't remember me? Wellllllllll, that's because I fell of the face of the planet! Seriously though? I got an awesome promotion at work and had a lot of training to do and I've gone from working 25 hours per week to 40 hours! Between that and the fact that I had at least one of my kids or myself sick for over a month and it's been a rough time. But look, now we're on the other side (sort of) and I'm so excited to be back! I definitely can't guarantee that I will post regularly but I will try!

For now I will be posting manis that I actually did months ago. Because of that, I may not always know or remember the polishes I used. I apologize for that in advance but I'm working up to this whole blogging thing!

Here's what I have for you today...

 Due to the metallic nature of this paint, I had a hard time getting a good shot but you get what you get and you don't upset, right? This gradient was actually done with metallic acrylic paints and a cosmetic sponge.

In these next photos I added some stamping using some stamping plate and some nail polish, lol! I'm too lazy look up the plate and I don't remember the polish... my bad. Aren't you glad I'm back now?

I'm sorry for the craptasticness of this post but I feel like I'm new at this all over again! It's good to be back and it can only get better from here, right? Right. I missed you all and I hope that you still love me after all of this time!