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Turquoise & Caicos + Sugar High

Hey everyone!

Today I bring you a very simple mani, but it packs a bit of a story.

Story first.

I am really bad with gift giving. Ok, wait, that sounds bad. I like giving gifts, but I like being told what they want. I would hate to give something that someone would just be like "really? this is awful." (side note: I don't think anyone I would ever give a gift to would be that much of a jerk, but you never know, right?)

Anyways.

I like to be given an idea.. Or I have to hope that they are the type of pal that just points out random awesome items and is like 'I want that'.. off topic, again.

SO!

Cue my BFF and I discussing gifts via bbm. I just flat out ask "what do you want?" and she said she wanted a recipe box. Didn't matter what it looked like, she just wanted one that wasn't for the smallest index cards. RAD! I took to the internet immediately and SCOURED it for recipe boxes. Of course I found some stellar options via etsy. And of course they don't ship to Canada. And those that would.. well, it would cost me double just to pay for shipping. Not to say my BFF isn't worth it: she totally is. But that much $$ on shipping is deplorable.

I decided to make one. Sort of. I figured I could find a box and paint it. I did find a solid wooden box.. but it was sort of boring. I bought some wood trim to add around the whole thing. Then what to paint it? I found two colours that I loved together.. but how would I put them together?

Dots. The colours (to me) scream my BFF.. and dots are my thing. I didn't get to explain this to her, so now she can read it (side note: Hi Gord!) I figure it is a solid mix of her and I. Because it is for her, but I did still want it to represent me. I think it worked.

Afterwards, she said 'you should do your nails like this!'

Did and done, pal.




Simple. Effective. I really like this combo.

It is 2-3 (on some nails) coats of Essie Turquoise & Caicos followed up with some dotting action using China Glaze Sugar High.

I completely forgot how fabulous simple contrasting dot nails can be. I got muchos compliments on this combo.. Reminder to self: more dots.

Have a great day everyone - see you again soon!!
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