Thursday, August 5, 2010

*Almost* Nekkid

It's Thursday, Kitschies!  Do you know what's great about today?  I only have a half a day here at work AND I'm off tomorrow!!  Don't know what I'm gonna do with myself all day tomorrow.  I'm sure I could come up with a million things to do though.

Today I bring you a duo of manis.  The first one is what I wore late in the weekend and Monday.  I was *almost* going to wear it on Tuesday, but there was some chipping at the tips and I just couldn't bring myself to wear chipped polish to work.  That would be just plain sacrilege!  LOL  So, this is Zoya Shivon.  I got this beauty with my second Zoya exchange back in June. 

This color is very pretty - it reminds me of Fall.  The Zoya website describes Ms Shivon as a dark rose gold with hints of purple and bronze and strong gold duochrome shimmer. This color flickers and changes with light and movement so you'll never be bored.  Yep, they're right.  How do they come up with these descriptions?  Do you think a bunch of people sit around a big table and throw out ideas and then they pick the best one?  LOL  However they do it, I'm glad I don't have to do it.

Sorry about the quality of this mani.  I took this late in the second day so you can see tip wear and kind of an uneven finish.  I'm fighting with my FDTC - it made the finish all rough.  Booooo!!  I really do like this color - darkish rose with a gold duochrome.  You have to see it outside for full appreciation.

Oh.  You're wondering about the title of this post, are you? I mentioned, I almost wore Shivon to work, but just couldn't do it.  At the last minute before I left for work, I took it off but I couldn't wear nekkid nails to work, either.  That's even worse than wearing chipped polish! 

Instead of being all-out nekkid, I slapped on a coat of basecoat and pulled out my trusty dotting tool and two nail art polishes for some quick flourishes.  Once that dried, I added a coat of Orly Glosser and I was out the door!

Quickest. mani. ever.  LOL  I got lots of compliments with this one.  People are always so impressed that I did this myself.  With the right tools, nail art really is rather easy!  I don't think my designs or my art are all that original or that great, but I usually like the end result.  And if people are impressed by my "abilities", that's fine with me!!

So, there ya have it!  One fully-dressed mani and one *almost* nekkid mani.  For those of you who obsessively polish your nails, do you ever go out without polish? *gasp*  That's kinda like going out without makeup!

One more thing - I almost forgot!!  The wonderful Becky at From The Kitchen of: Mrs Bettie Rocker was cool enough to tag me as a Blog with Substance.  How sweet is that?!

 Rules for award recipients:

  • Thank the person for the award
  •  Sum up your blogging philosophy, motivation, and experience using five  words.
  •  Pass it on to 10 other blogs which you feel have real substance. 
My five words:
  1. creative
  2. food
  3. sharing
  4. family
  5. love
And the 10 (10?  Really?) blogs I'm passing this out to:

Linda at More than Quilting
Debra at Housewife Eclectic
Chris at Lacquer Ware for Tips & Toes
Annie at Nailstah
Wendi at Makeup Zombie
Jacqueline at Purple Chocolat Home
Amy at Baking and Mistaking
A Family of Shorts
Ms B at Elevation of Purpose & Desire (and it's her birthday, too!)
Lisa at Rugby Beauty

I love each and every one of these blogs for one reason or another.  Please go check them out!

Listening to: Dreaming with a Broken Heart by John Mayer (what's up with him not doing videos?)
Mood: I'm outta here! 


Linda Gilli said...

I really like the Shivon! I might have to get that one for myself in the future. I always love your art work. Your work is better than the professional that I used to do my nails. Thank you for the Blog of Substance award, I will have to post and thank you on my blog tomorrow!

shortmama said...

Aww thanks for the award!

I love both the dressed and the nekkid nails!

StardustStephanie said...

Shivon is a beautiful color!! I think that color is a dupe of China Glaze Awakening which is my second favorite China Glaze of all time. It's such a beautiful duochrome! I love your second mani too. Quickest mani ever? That art would of taken me forever :P.

ANSTAH said...

<333333 MEG!!! =D

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

Well, wtf? I happened to be catching up on your blog after a busy work week and I see you've tagged me. Thank you for thinking of me.
I love the variety of your blog and how you write, it makes it truly a blog of substance.

Megan Harmeyer said...

@ Linda - I think it's a color you'd really like. It's so complex. And, you're welcome!

@ Shortmama - You're welcome! I always enjoy your blog.

@ Stephanie - Really. It's not that hard - the striping brushes make it super easy!

@ Anstah - <3

@ LW - I really enjoy your blog. It's always so personal. And thank you for the compliment. I like doing this blog; it's been a great creative outlet.

Debra said...

Thank you so much! This really means alot because I LOVE your blog! Sorry it took me so long to respond it has been a hectic little while.