Sunday, May 29, 2011

Blue Starburst Mani

I saw a post at Deez Nails a little while back, and have been wanting to do a similar mani. Here is one of Deez's examples in purple. So pretty! The colors I used in this mani are a Kiss - Pearl Blue striper polish over one coat of Essie - One Day Without Blues


Starburst!



The Pearl Blue is a bit darker than the pictures show. I've been loving this manicure ever since I put it on, although I did have a bit of a problem during application, as little Icarus pounced me and I dropped the striper cap, which landed on my bf's futon and made a bit of a mess. Now there's a nice blue spot on it. Ah, oh well. We're planning on getting new furniture anyways. I also did this on my toes, but the starburst only on the big toe nails.

As always, thanks for looking, and I hoped you enjoyed! Happy painting!

Friday, May 27, 2011

I've Been Busy!!!

With a few different things! I graduated from college at the end of April and have been preparing for the MCAT since. I've done a couple of manis, but haven't had a whole lot of time, especially when a little surprise fell in my lap! You'll see more about that in a minute... First, my nails! Here is two coats of Sinful Colors - Fig with a coat of Wet n' Wild - Kaliedoscope over top. I am such a glitter maniac! I should probably start waiting a day or so before I coat my manis with glitter just because I think they look boring at first. I've already started a no-buy, maybe I need a no-glitter for a while too!



Fig is a nice plum purple with a bit of shimmer in it, and Kaliedoscope is a scattered holo glitter.


Look at all that color and shine!


So sparkly!

But now, on to the little guy that's taken my heart and attention for the last week and a half! This is little Icarus, a former stray that my mom found after he fell through the roof to her basement! Poor little guy, huh? We thought that Icarus was a cute and suitable name for him, as he "fell from the sky" and loves to sit up on people's shoulders as high as he can get, and I mean anyone.


I can't tell if he likes my mani or not!


Waiting to go in the MINI!

He's so precious! He's had a bit of gunk in his eyes and has developed a little sickness since my mom got him when he was about five weeks old, so we have him some eyedrops and antibiotics from the vet, not his favorite thing, especially considering the vet had to use a thermometer on him! Yikes! But he's doing a lot better since we got him, and he's plumped up quite a bit and finally eating dry food. He's about six weeks old now, so we just have to pick out a birthday for him so we can spoil him on his first!

This video is one of him before he started on dry food, and would go straight to the fridge when he was hungry and start meowing for a syringe of the formula we'd gotten for him! So cute! And no, he was not starving when the video was taken, he just myows like that all the time. :D


As you can see, I left on my toenail polish forever, don't judge!

I hope you enjoyed the mani and seeing little Icarus! Happy painting!