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Diagonal Zebra Mix

Hello everyone (:

I bring to you another look that I saw on WAH Nails. I really liked this particular look because it is simple, yet it grabs attention as if it were a more complicated design.

I have had a bunch of people grab my hands in the past few days (I have been wearing this for 6 days now).. I find friends and/or mother/daughter combos are the best.. They grab my hands and then hold them in the air to get others to come and look. Embarrassing, yet it is nice to get acknowledgment for the work you've done. Onwards to the photos..


I used OPI No Room For The Blues, OPI Dim Sum Plum & CG Liquid Leather for this.. I started out by painting on the blue.. I didn't let it dry fully because I thought there would be this rad mixed purple-y line once I added the purple, but it didn't happen.. oh well!! Then, using my nail art brush from that yellow, I painted on the zebra-esque lines. Super easy and super fun!

Ok, now, a few entries back, I think I said something about waiting for a nail break so I could clip off these talons (seriously, a friend called them talons the other day.. I think they are starting to scare people!)..

Earlier today I had an.. incident occur. Not an accident, because I think this damage was done with intent. You all are familiar with Bennie the degu by now.. Well.. He loves sunflower seeds.. And everyone in the house feeds him his 'treat' because the LARGE bag is by his cage.. Anyways.. This past week I cut him off from the seeds because he gained a noticeable amount of weight and I do not want my pal to get diabetes (degus are prone to it..) Now.. We were playing earlier this afternoon, and sometimes he nips at my nails, usually no big deal..

THIS TIME though he bit the nail on my little finger.. still kept playing.. Then I was heading upstairs and thought 'my finger really hurts!' and glanced at my nail.. then thought 'gee, I hope this blood doesn't get on the carpet', go up a few more stairs.. 'BLOOD?!'

Now.. I snapped a few photos to share.. I think the camera is being generous.. It doesn't look so bad on here..

The way I have been explaining it to my family is that my nail has a trap door.. It is a flap of the nail.. My mom suggests I super glue it.. I am terrified of doing that.. Yet I was excited to make my nail talk.. I am keeping it bandaged and trying to avoid everything!! Any little touch stings. And it is actually bruising now. Blergh!

Oh, and, in case anyone else was wondering.. Bennie did shed his pounds that he put on, but my pal is not getting any seeds from my hands anytime soon. Although I did give him a massage, except he twists his head more and smiles like a rat!!

**EDIT** I just read ThRiSzHa's comment and wanted to say that.. Although I do plan on continuing to do my nails despite this horrendous accident, I do not plan to polish that nail at all! It will probably remain bandaged a lot as it looks disgusting right now. I am going to wait for that part to grow out and then just snip the nail. Should be a fun waiting process aka not! **/EDIT**

Alright, well, that is all. I guess I will go baby my wound some more.. And glare at Bennie! Have a great weekend everyone!!



Your Comments Answered

  • Smita- Thank you and I agree - it was probably my favourite compliment in a long time!
  • Tierney - Awwwe! I love that story - and it is true, you wear blue well!!
  • shortwidenails - Bah! Sorry!! It was Jamaican Dream(s?) by Quirius and my nail OPI suede that I am too lazy to double check the name of! And I shake my fist at that Holt Renfrew - I had my fingers crossed!!
  • Flowers - Thank you.. I get good vibes off of your name (:
  • you nailed it! - Thankies!!
  • Freshie - Haha, thank you! I do tend to usually plan things out a bit better, glad it worked out somewhat though!!
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