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Easter Nails.. In August!

Hey everyone..

I was browsing through images on tumblr the other night and saw the photo of light mint green nails with pink dots holding a strand of pearls approximately 6 times. I decided I really liked the combo and needed something to do to my nails before bedtime.


I used Essie Mint Candy Apple following with a pink from the Color Club French collection (I really need to label those bottles so I can remember the names!), I used a dotting tool that I received from Born Pretty to, well, make the dots!

I am actually sitting in a good spot with nail posts.. I have 2 more to post up at various points within the next week and I'll be painting my nails at some point today - yay! Now it won't have to be post up as I go.. Kind of nice!

I also decided that I will address comments in the comments section instead of just answering them on the next post.. It probably seems crazy and it looks like I am talking to myself.. Good times!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend! I will be …

Snakes! Snakes? Where have I heard the name Snakes before?

Sorry, the title is basically one of my favourite quotes from 'Home Alone'.. And it also happens to be the pattern I am the most obsessed with lately. Well, that and skulls.. Anyways!

I will get right in to the photo posting as I feel I have a whole wealth of shots to share with all of you..



I actually practiced this look on a nail wheel a week or three ago, and finally decided to execute it.

I used a base of Zoya Pippa, then I sponged a mix of OPI Over The Taupe and OPI Green-Wich Village. Once that was set, I used BM plate 215 with the special Konad polish in White.. But when I finished, it seemed too "clean", so I slapped some Over The Taupe over top and loved it! I know the yellow base is a bit unconventional.. But then again, neither am I!

I have had a bunch of people grab my hands in public this week - 2 of which then proceeded to ask me if I have heard of the REAL snakeskin manicure.. Which I have! Despite how creepy it is, I would do it.. Just sayin'!



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I'm A Bad Blogger + Guest Nails

My last post was 12 days ago!? What the freak have I been doing!?

Oh, right. Not my nails (too often).. I have been working mostly in the dish pit and have no reason to do my nails. Plus, when I do paint them, I haven't really been doing anything fun. I slap a crackle or shatter top coat on and go.. So, for that, I do apologize!

I do have a wealth of photos to share though.. Let's get started!



First, my nails. I have always enjoyed the look of what Nailside was doing, but was too scared to test it out as I wasn't sure if myself and tape would get along. I followed the Mummy Mani  tutorial.. And, I liked the results! I went a little crazy with tape placement and sizes, but I really do like the outcome and will definitely try it again (and again, and again, etc).

I used OPI A Grape Fit as my base followed by CG Avalanche.

Then, last night, I went to my bestie's baseball games right after work. It was excellent! I had wanted to go watch some games this morning before work…

Kelly Meets Latticed Lilac

And got totally destroyed by a mini-monster who has an affinity for shiny items.

Quite the intro, wouldn't you say so?

I know I would!

Now for some explanation.. It was 2am.. I had an appointment at the bank at 10am.. I needed to have SOMETHING on my nails.. And I needed some sleep in there somewhere. THEN I remembered my newly acquired bottle of CG Crackle Latticed Lilac. I also remembered testing it on the nail wheel over Zoya Kelly. PERFECT!

Not going to lie.. I love this combo.. So, before I could capture it in a photo AND do cleanup.. I visited with Bennie.. He is a degu and has shown up on here many times before.. Anyways.. Apparently degus like shiny things (or he does, at least).. My nails happened to be quite shimmery.. He tried to steal my nail.. It wasn't like the time he bit me out of anger, he didn't even do any damage to my nail.. Just the polish..


You can plainly see the damage that was done.. Rascal! Ohh well. It was only going to be a one day thing anyways…