Friday, April 27, 2012

The "outline" trend, with special guest appearance:

I don't know if ya'll have seen this new trend, I saw it on the runway & thought it was kinda interesting & a little odd looking too, it's called outline or border nail art & I figured I may as well give it a try...can't hurt & if I hate it I'll just take it off. I chose more subtle colors than I saw on the runway because I wanted to ease into the trend so I chose a light mint color from China Glaze called Re-Fresh Mint & a pretty gold color from OPI called Glitzerland.

I think it turned out really pretty & I took a whole bunch of pictures trying to get all angles with different flowers & my pretty gold & teal snake ring that matched. Then my Cinco de Maio babies, Marco & Maria, decided they were not going to miss a photo shoot & joined in the fun. 

Cindy's Rainbow!

My friend Cindy came to visit for a weekend & I did her nails. She is a fun bubbly person & chose the colors & design herself, I think it turned out pretty good & suits her very well...take a look!

Cindy's pretty naturally long nails were perfect for a fun french tip 

The ladybugs look like they're ganging up on her little froggy, run!

Busy, so very busy!

Life has been hectic, seems like I haven't had a minute to do anything. I have created at least 3 designs in this time I've been absent from my blog, but I didn't get around to taking pictures of any of's terrible, I know. One reason was that we've been working on our yard landscaping the past 3 weekends & so my fingers look a mess with cuts, broken nails & peeled polish, so even when I do get a design on there it looks a bit crappy & it's a little embarrassing, lol. The other reason being, I can't find my good camera! I think my Hubby used it for a job & still has it in his car. Not to fret, I have a lovely new design to post this weekend & then will be doing a very special one in honor of the new AVENGERS movie coming out on May 4th. AMC is having a Marvel Marathon day, playing Iron Man, Iron Man 2, HULK, Captain America, Thor & then the Avengers at midnight...I'm so excited, it's going to be an EPIC day of superhero fun! Movies start & 11am & run until midnight. I have my design all planned out & will be posting it next week. I love comic books & last year we went to Comic Con in San Diego & go to meet the great Stan Lee, it was so much fun!

Anyways, stay posted for more nail art coming really soon & have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Daisies!

I am reminded of a quote I read:

"Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into."

Feeling in the mood to brighten up a rainy day I decided to make my own personal little bouquet of flowers. I picked Daisies, well I didn't actually pick them of course just a matter of speech, they always did seem to make me smile!

Using the color I just got in a new W7 Metallic collection called Venus as my base, I then used acrylic paint in white, baby blue, yellow, orange & red to paint my daisies.

 Now I know these aren't the real thing, but try not to smile!