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Candy Swirls

Hello everyone! Today I am trying this whole 'scheduled post' business.. Fingers crossed that it actually works!!

Today I bring you my interpretation of these rad nails I found via tumblr last week..

Once again I apologize for my extremely worn out cuticles/surrounding areas.. I have been diligently applying every lotion/oil/gel in my possession, and these bad boys are the results. Le sigh.

To create these, I used: CG White Out, OPIs: Mod About You & Shorts Story and of course my nails' bff.

I actually started out trying to do something else involving Mod About You, but when those nails did not pan out.. I still really wanted to use that colour.. So, to zee inspiration folder I went.. And of course I wanted to do something super girly! Success!

Actually, last night was a lot of fun for me on the painting of nails front. I did my sister's nails first.. They are pokeballs!! Then I did my own.. Once the mother caught wind that I was doing nails, she of course wanted hers done as well. She is sporting some seriously bad ass looking cheetah/leopard/polka dotted nails. At her doctor's appointments, she was asked x 3 if they were nail stickers. I take that as a huge compliment!!

Hopefully I can snag some photos of their nails before they get chipped/wrecked! If all goes according to plan, I will share a snapshot of both on my next post.

Well, I better scuttle off to bed! Work in the am, then a super rad gym and movie date with a friend (:

OH! Wait.. Before I go..


I picked up these little fellow today.. CG Electric Pineapple. He did not photograph well, but he is a hybrid of lime green and yellow.. At least in my eyes. A very strange shade, which is why it caught my eye and landed itself at the till and then came home with moi!

Okay, now that is all!

Oh, no, I lied. The dad was asking if I had filmed anymore nail tutorials lately.. Which reminded me that I have not!! Anything I have posted lately that someone wants to see a tutorial of? I have a charger and backup battery for the camera now, so I am good to go!

Okay.. Done!




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