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Wicked Game

By Chris Isaak. I have loved this song for many, many years but did not have it on iTunes.. The other day my dad was saying that the CD I made for him a few years ago is finally starting to skip, so I imported all the songs and burnt him a new disc.. I forgot how many awesome tunes that CD had - one of them happened to be this gem. I fist pumped!

 
Soooo... Last night during the hockey game (Go Canada!!) I decided I would work on my nails during intermissions.. And I also decided that it was time to give OPI Jade Is The Black a go. MY GOODNESS!! I FREAKIN' LOVE THIS SHADE.. with my skintone that is. Plus it is in the green family and greens, plural, are my favourite colours/shade family in general.

 
I just didn't know what to do with my nails.. I mean, JITNB is gorgeous on its own, but that is so not me. Which made me grab another green that I adore, Orly Mint Mojito.. That still didn't make me go 'oh, I know what to do now!'

 
I grabbed a sucky silkline colour I have.. The only reason it stays around is for the brush.. I use it for any other polish.. Good times.. I dipped the brush in some Mint Mojito and just started painting lines.. Which turned into.. Well.. Allow me to show you..

 
 
 
 
It turned in to what I like to call the 'Minty Jade Criss Cross'. Looking at this photo, I am most disappointed with my painting skillz on my index finger, but oh well! I kind of love this. I forgot to snap a photo of my middle finger pre-polish, but you can see it is on a weird slant.. The nail is actually lifted on that side. I have no idea how I did this.. I think I beat myself up during sleep time.. I have awoken at times with scratches on my face and arms and a black eye once.. I wouldn't put it past myself..

 
Anyways! I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday! I am off to finish laundry and glance at my messy room and walk away from cleaning it.. Sounds like a good day to me!!

Your Comments.. Answered!!
  • Tierney - I cannot wait to see what you do with it - or at least your take on cupcake nails, I know you'll do awesome!
  • gildedangel - Thankies doll.. I am kind of jealous that you got to enjoy a cupcake and I got to look at cupcake nail art.. heh! 

Comments

Paige said…
That is awesome nail art, I love wearing Jade is the New Black too!
Tierney said…
I agree, that is really awesome!

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