Friday, December 28, 2012

Happy Holidays...a Little Belated!

December has been a bad month for me! I took a break from painting my nails while I went across state on a short trip, I ended up getting dehydrated from the traveling, THEN getting the stomach flu, and THEN having to go on another trip a few days after that cleared up.

TMI but, what that means is my nails suffered because my health suffered.  My nails are almost uncomfortably short for me right now, because they ended up breaking off quite a bit.

But I finally painted my nails again very fast a few days before Christmas... you can tell I rushed the job a little bit, and I was in an unusual setting for me, too.  I still think the nails I did turned out pretty cute (idea-wise, at least!) so I wanted to share.  I tried a plethora of different nail polishes and made attempts to add nail jewels and nail art with gel polish.   I had so much running through my mind while doing it, that I might as well just wait and put it in a different post.  I'm finally back home again, and it's late!

The thing I like most about this manicure, though, is the thumbs! My painting job is pretty wobbly because I was using only gel polish, but it's still so much fun every time I use my phone!

Feel free to click the pictures on Pinterest to make them bigger, by the way.  I feel like Pinterest's resizing is making them look blurry today.

Really quickly, I'll mention the colors and stuff  I used:
  • Nailuv "Bulletproof"
  • OPI Axxium "Fresh Frog of Bel Air" sparkles over top of "Bulletproof"
  • Red Carpet Manicure (RCM) "Glitz & Glamorous"
  • OPI Axxium "Gettin' Miss Piggy With It" sparkles over top of "Glitz & Glamorous"
  • Red Carpet Manicure (RCM) "White Hot" to make the stripes and candies
  • Nail Jewels were a seasonal purchase from Avon (one already fell off, but that was my fault!)